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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529577/aggressiveness-of-the-tall-cell-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-is-independent-of-the-tumor-size-and-patient-age
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Rocío Villar-Taibo, Diego Peteiro-González, José Manuel Cabezas-Agrícola, Elvin Aliyev, Francisco Barreiro-Morandeira, Clara Ruiz-Ponte, José M Cameselle-Teijeiro
The tall cell variant (TCV) of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is characterized by tall columnar cells with a height of at least three times their width. TCV usually presents at an older age, has a larger size and exhibits more extrathyroidal extension and metastases than classical PTC. The current study compared TCV with the classical and follicular variants (CaFVs) of PTC to determine if, irrespective of the age at diagnosis and tumor size, TCV is more aggressive than its classical and follicular counterparts...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528434/tall-cell-and-diffuse-sclerosing-variants-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-outcome-and-predicting-value-of-risk-stratification-methods
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M Russo, P Malandrino, M Moleti, F Vermiglio, M A Violi, I Marturano, E Minaldi, R Vigneri, G Pellegriti, C Regalbuto
PURPOSE: Tall cell (TCV) and diffuse sclerosing (DSV) variants are aggressive variants of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). We compared the risk of recurrent/persistent disease in patients with TCV, DSV and classical PTC (cPTC) and evaluated the prognostic accuracy of initial vs. ongoing risk stratification. METHODS: A consecutive series of DSV (n = 54), TCV (n = 72) and cPTC (n = 184) patients was retrospectively analyzed. TCV and DSV patients were first risk stratified for recurrent/persistent disease without considering the histotype as a risk factor and subsequently, 6-24 months after initial treatment, re-classified on the basis of the response to therapy (ongoing risk stratification)...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527687/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-typhoid-conjugate-vaccines-in-five-endemic-low-and-middle-income-settings
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Marina Antillón, Joke Bilcke, A David Paltiel, Virginia E Pitzer
BACKGROUND: Typhoid fever remains endemic in low- and middle-income countries. Programmatic use of existing vaccines is limited, but upcoming typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) could warrant wider use. We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of five TCV delivery strategies in three urban areas (Delhi and Kolkata, India and Nairobi, Kenya) and two rural settings (Lwak, Kenya and Dong Thap, Vietnam) with varying incidence. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We evaluated routine infant vaccination with and without catch-up campaigns among older individuals...
May 17, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515906/measurement-accuracy-of-total-cell-volume-by-automated-dialyzer-reprocessing-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Chatchai Kreepala, Aroonchai Sangpanich, Phirudee Boonchoo, Warit Rungsrithananon
INTRODUCTION: Dialyzer reprocessing machines have replaced human labor in preparing re-usable dialyzers. It also made the process of total cell volume (TCV) measurement become faster. Nevertheless, there has been a lack of data on efficacy of weight evaluation on TCV by machine compared to volume evaluation by the conventional method. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of TCV measurement performed by Kidney-Kleen(®) reprocessing machine, produced by MEDITOP Company in Thailand, compared to that of the conventional method...
June 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484653/anaplastic-spindle-cell-squamous-carcinoma-arising-from-tall-cell-variant-papillary-carcinoma-of-the-thyroid-gland-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Darren K Patten, Alia Ahmed, Owain Greaves, Roberto Dina, Rashpal Flora, Neil Tolley
Tall cell variant (TCV) of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), an aggressive form of thyroid cancer, is characterised by 50% of cells with height that is three times greater than the width. Very rarely, some of these cancers can progress to spindle cell squamous carcinoma (SCSC) resulting in cancers with elements of both SCSC and TCV PTC. Here we report a case of SCSC arising from TCV PTC. In addition to this case, we have performed a literature review and compiled all published reports of SCSC arising from TCV PTC, including the nature of treatment and the prognosis for each of the 20 patients recorded...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449032/comparing-outcomes-and-cost-of-3-surgical-treatments-for-sagittal-synostosis-a-retrospective-study-including-procedure-related-cost-analysis
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Sarah T Garber, Michael Karsy, John R W Kestle, Faizi Siddiqi, Stephen P Spanos, Jay Riva-Cambrin
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical techniques for repair of sagittal synostosis include total cranial vault (TCV) reconstruction, open sagittal strip (OSS) craniectomy, and endoscopic strip (ES) craniectomy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes and cost associated with these 3 techniques. METHODS: Via retrospective chart review with waiver of informed consent , the last consecutive 100 patients with sagittal synostosis who underwent each of the 3 surgical correction techniques before June 30, 2013, were identified...
April 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439753/abating-mercury-exposure-in-young-children-should-include-thimerosal-free-vaccines
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José G Dórea
Pediatric immunization is essential to prevent, control and eradicate children`s infectious diseases. Newborns and infants in less developed countries have a concentrated schedule of Thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs); pregnant mothers are also immunized with TCVs. Metabolic changes during early development are demonstrably an important risk factor for ethylmercury (EtHg) effects on neurodevelopment, while exposure to Thimerosal sensitizes susceptible individuals to life-long contact dermatitis. Concerns regarding toxicity of Hg have moved rich nations to withdraw it from medicines and, in particular, Thimerosal from pediatric vaccines; it has been more than 20 years since rich countries started using Thimerosal-free vaccines...
April 24, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432338/crispr-cas9-mediated-inactivation-of-argonaute-2-reveals-its-differential-involvement-in-antiviral-responses
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Márta Ludman, József Burgyán, Károly Fátyol
RNA silencing constitutes an important antiviral mechanism in plants. Small RNA guided Argonaute proteins fulfill essential role in this process by acting as executors of viral restriction. Plants encode multiple Argonaute proteins of which several exhibit antiviral activities. A recent addition to this group is AGO2. Its involvement in antiviral responses is established predominantly by studies employing mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana. In the virological model plant, Nicotiana benthamiana, the contribution of AGO2 to antiviral immunity is much less certain due to the lack of appropriate genetic mutants...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393181/microrna-based-molecular-classification-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Francesca Rosignolo, Lorenzo Memeo, Fabio Monzani, Cristina Colarossi, Valeria Pecce, Antonella Verrienti, Cosimo Durante, Giorgio Grani, Livia Lamartina, Stefano Forte, Daniela Martinetti, Dario Giuffrida, Diego Russo, Fulvio Basolo, Sebastiano Filetti, Marialuisa Sponziello
MicroRNA (miRNA) expression is dysregulated in many human malignancies, and a growing number of studies are focused on their potential use as tumor biomarkers. To identify a miRNA signature for papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTC), we investigated miRNA expression profiles in two independent cohorts of PTCs, which included major histological subtypes [classical-type (PTC‑CT), follicular-variant (PTC‑FV), and tall-cell variant (PTC‑TCV)] and cases with low or intermediate risk of recurrence. Using TaqMan® Array Human MicroRNA A+B Cards v3...
May 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372044/target-locus-scaling-for-modeling-formant-transitions-in-vowel-consonant-vowel-utterances
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David J Broad, Frantz Clermont
The coarticulatory effects described by Öhman [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 39, 151-168 (1966)] imply that consonant loci cannot always be defined by their associated consonantal contexts alone, but, in Swedish vowel + consonant + vowel utterances, they must also depend on their trans-consonantal vowels (TCVs). His discovery is extended here using a model with TCV-dependent consonant loci and with a unique target for each vowel. The model accurately characterizes the vowel-to-consonant and consonant-to-vowel transitions for the /b/ and /d/ contexts from Öhman's second formant-frequency data as families connected by linear-scaling relationships...
March 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323069/minicircle-classes-heterogeneity-within-the-tciii-and-tciv-discrete-typing-units-of-trypanosoma-cruzi
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S Ortiz, G Osorio, A Solari
The taxon Trypanosoma cruzi, causative agent of Chagas disease, is composed of several discrete typing units (DTUs) named TcI-TcVI, and Tcbat. The history of the taxon T. cruzi is known, even though several controversial aspects remain as the relationships between TcIII and TcIV. We analyzed cloned T. cruzi stocks pertaining to the seven DTUs by filter hybridization tests of PCR amplicons from minicircle variable regions and kinetoplast DNA probes. Minicircle DNA blots from the cloned stocks and filter hybridization with one TcI, one TcII, one TcV, one TcVI, three TcIII, one TcIV from North America and one TcIV kinetoplast DNA probes from South America revealed minicircle variable region cross-reaction in some T...
March 16, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295355/frequency-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-parasitemia-among-infected-blood-donors-with-a-potential-association-between-parasite-lineage-and-transfusion-transmission
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David A Leiby, Megan L Nguyen, Melanie C Proctor, Rebecca L Townsend, Susan L Stramer
BACKGROUND: Trypanosoma cruzi is endemic to the Americas where it demonstrates multiple lineages over a vast geographic range (i.e., United States to Argentina). These lineages possess divergent geographic and biologic characteristics, including variations in disease manifestations. Herein, we report the frequency of parasitemia among seropositive US blood donors and the potential association between parasite lineage and transfusion transmission. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Blood donors identified as T...
March 14, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267773/a-self-perpetuating-repressive-state-of-a-viral-replication-protein-blocks-superinfection-by-the-same-virus
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Xiao-Feng Zhang, Rong Sun, Qin Guo, Shaoyan Zhang, Tea Meulia, Randal Halfmann, Dawei Li, Feng Qu
Diverse animal and plant viruses block the re-infection of host cells by the same or highly similar viruses through superinfection exclusion (SIE), a widely observed, yet poorly understood phenomenon. Here we demonstrate that SIE of turnip crinkle virus (TCV) is exclusively determined by p28, one of the two replication proteins encoded by this virus. p28 expressed from a TCV replicon exerts strong SIE to a different TCV replicon. Transiently expressed p28, delivered simultaneously with, or ahead of, a TCV replicon, largely recapitulates this repressive activity...
March 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257478/human-norovirus-binding-to-select-bacteria-representative-of-the-human-gut-microbiota
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Erin A Almand, Matthew D Moore, Janie Outlaw, Lee-Ann Jaykus
Recent reports describe the ability of select bacterial strains to bind human norovirus, although the specificity of such interactions is unknown. The purpose of this work was to determine if a select group of bacterial species representative of human gut microbiota bind to human norovirus, and if so, to characterize the intensity and location of that binding. The bacteria screened included naturally occurring strains isolated from human stool (Klebsiella spp., Citrobacter spp., Bacillus spp., Enterococcus faecium and Hafnia alvei) and select reference strains (Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacter cloacae)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179526/a-sequence-independent-unstructured-internal-ribosome-entry-site-is-responsible-for-internal-expression-of-the-coat-protein-of-turnip-crinkle-virus
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Jared May, Philip Johnson, Huma Saleem, Anne E Simon
To maximize the coding potential of viral genomes, internal ribosome entry sites (IRES) can be used to bypass the traditional requirement of a 5' cap and some/all of the associated translation initiation factors. Although viral IRES typically contain higher-order RNA structure, an unstructured sequence of about 84 nucleotides (nt) immediately upstream of the Turnip crinkle virus (TCV) coat protein (CP) open reading frame (ORF) has been found to promote internal expression of the CP from the genomic RNA (gRNA) both in vitro and in vivo An absence of extensive RNA structure was predicted using RNA folding algorithms and confirmed by selective 2'-hydroxyl acylation analyzed by primer extension (SHAPE) RNA structure probing...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179034/hosts-and-vectors-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-discrete-typing-units-in-the-chagas-disease-endemic-region-of-the-paraguayan-chaco
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Nidia Acosta, Elsa López, Michael D Lewis, Martin S Llewellyn, Ana Gómez, Fabiola Román, Michael A Miles, Matthew Yeo
Active Trypanosoma cruzi transmission persists in the Gran Chaco region, which is considered hyperendemic for Chagas disease. Understanding domestic and sylvatic transmission cycles and therefore the relationship between vectors and mammalian hosts is crucial to designing and implementing improved effective control strategies. Here we describe the species of triatomine vectors and the sylvatic mammal reservoirs of T. cruzi, in different localities of the Paraguayan and Bolivian Chaco. We identify the T. cruzi genotypes discrete typing units (DTUs) and provide a map of their geographical distribution...
February 9, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095298/molecular-identification-and-genotyping-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-dna-in-autochthonous-chagas-disease-patients-from-texas-usa
#17
Melissa N Garcia, Hadley Burroughs, Rodion Gorchakov, Sarah M Gunter, Eric Dumonteil, Kristy O Murray, Claudia P Herrera
The parasitic protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, is widely distributed throughout the Americas, from the southern United States (US) to northern Argentina, and infects at least 6 million people in endemic areas. Much remains unknown about the dynamics of T. cruzi transmission among mammals and triatomine vectors in sylvatic and peridomestic eco-epidemiological cycles, as well as of the risk of transmission to humans in the US. Identification of T. cruzi DTUs among locally-acquired cases is necessary for enhancing our diagnostic and clinical prognostic capacities, as well as to understand parasite transmission cycles...
January 15, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009980/a-comparison-of-the-clinicopathological-features-and-prognoses-of-the-classical-and-the-tall-cell-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#18
Zeming Liu, Wen Zeng, Tianwen Chen, Yawen Guo, Chao Zhang, Chunping Liu, Tao Huang
Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) accounts for 80-90% of all thyroid malignancies. The tall cell variant (TCV) is a rare aggressive histotype of PTC. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the clinicopathological characteristics and prognostic factors of TCV with those of classical papillary thyroid carcinoma (cPTC). A literature search was performed using the PubMed and EMBASE databases using Medical Subject Headings and keywords. Twenty studies that included 1871 patients with TCV and 75323 patients with cPTC were included in our meta-analysis...
January 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940065/identification-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-discrete-typing-units-dtus-in-latin-american-migrants-in-barcelona-spain
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Alba Abras, Montserrat Gállego, Carmen Muñoz, Natalia A Juiz, Juan Carlos Ramírez, Carolina I Cura, Silvia Tebar, Anna Fernández-Arévalo, María-Jesús Pinazo, Leonardo de la Torre, Elizabeth Posada, Ferran Navarro, Paula Espinal, Cristina Ballart, Montserrat Portús, Joaquim Gascón, Alejandro G Schijman
Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, is divided into six Discrete Typing Units (DTUs): TcI-TcVI. We aimed to identify T. cruzi DTUs in Latin-American migrants in the Barcelona area (Spain) and to assess different molecular typing approaches for the characterization of T. cruzi genotypes. Seventy-five peripheral blood samples were analyzed by two real-time PCR methods (qPCR) based on satellite DNA (SatDNA) and kinetoplastid DNA (kDNA). The 20 samples testing positive in both methods, all belonging to Bolivian individuals, were submitted to DTU characterization using two PCR-based flowcharts: multiplex qPCR using TaqMan probes (MTq-PCR), and conventional PCR...
April 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910401/a-novel-carbon-coating-technique-for-foil-bolometers
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U A Sheikh, B P Duval, B Labit, F Nespoli
Naked foil bolometers can reflect a significant fraction of incident energy and therefore cannot be used for absolute measurements. This paper outlines a novel coating approach to address this problem by blackening the surface of gold foil bolometers using physical vapour deposition. An experimental bolometer was built containing four standard gold foil bolometers, of which two were coated with 100+ nm of carbon. All bolometers were collimated and observed the same relatively high temperature, ohmically heated plasma...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
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