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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783247/predictors-of-thrombogenesis-by-the-state-of-pro-and-anticoagulant-components-of-hemostasis-in-the-patients-with-stage-vd-chronic-kidney-disease
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Olexiy B Storozhuk, Iryna B Seleznyova, Larisa O Storozhuk, Boris G Storozhuk, Tetyana V Dovgalyuk
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: One of the major complications of stage V chronic kidney disease (CKD), treated by program hemodialysis, are hemostatic system disturbances resulting in thrombosis development. To detect early predictors of potential thrombosis in study category of patients is rather difficult because of inflammatory process, accumulation of antibodies, continuous damage of blood elements. The aim: To estimate potential applicability of activators and inhibitors of thrombogenesis as thrombophilia markers in the patients with stage V CKD, treated by program hemodialysis...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781245/relationship-between-effortful-control-and-facets-of-mindfulness-in-meditators-non-meditators-and-individuals-with-borderline-personality-disorder
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Miquel Tortella-Feliu, Joaquim Soler, Leonard Burns, Ausiàs Cebolla, Matilde Elices, Juan C Pascual, Yolanda López Del Hoyo, Rosa Baños, Javier García-Campayo
As dimensions of effortful control (EC), activation control, attentional control, and inhibitory control could mediate the relationship between mindfulness meditation practice and the facets of mindfulness (i.e., observing, describing, acting with awareness, non-judging and non-reacting to inner experience). In this study, we tested whether participant status: meditators (n = 330), healthy non-meditators (n = 254) and individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnosis (n = 46) predicted the facets of mindfulness and if these potential effects were mediated through the three effortful control (EC) dimensions (activation, attentional and inhibitory control)...
May 20, 2018: Personality and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778832/glucocorticoid-metabolites-in-newborns-a-marker-for-traffic-noise-related-stress
#3
Manuella Lech Cantuaria, Jakob Usemann, Elena Proietti, Victoria Blanes-Vidal, Bernhard Dick, Christa E Flück, Simone Rüedi, Harris Héritier, Jean-Marc Wunderli, Philipp Latzin, Urs Frey, Martin Röösli, Danielle Vienneau
BACKGROUND: Traffic noise has been associated with an increased risk for several non-auditory health effects, which may be explained by a noise-induced release of stress hormones (e.g. glucocorticoids). Although several studies in children and adults have indicated an increased secretion of glucocorticoids after exposure to noise, information regarding newborns is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between residential exposure to road traffic noise and postnatal stress response, as assessed by the concentration of glucocorticoids at five weeks of age...
May 17, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777413/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-borderline-personality-disorder-in-the-college-mental-health-setting
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REVIEW
Claire M Brickell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The impact of borderline personality disorder (BPD) on college students is not well studied, and there is currently little data about its phenomenology or treatment in this population. We review the available literature regarding evidence-based treatment for BPD on college campuses, as well as best-practice guidelines for the treatment of mental illness in the college setting. Diagnostic disclosure and psychoeducation are proposed as practical first steps in improving the treatment landscape...
May 18, 2018: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777409/hemodynamic-heterogeneity-of-connective-tissue-disease-patients-with-borderline-mean-pulmonary-artery-pressure-and-its-distinctive-characters-from-those-with-normal-pulmonary-artery-pressure-a-retrospective-study
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Yusa Asari, Yoshioki Yamasaki, Kosei Tsuchida, Kengo Suzuki, Yoshihiro J Akashi, Takahiro Okazaki, Shoichi Ozaki, Hidehiro Yamada, Kimito Kawahata
To clarify whether patients with connective tissue disease (CTD)-associated borderline mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) have distinctive hemodynamic characteristics from those with normal mPAP and whether pathogenesis is as heterogeneous as manifest pulmonary hypertension (PH). Seventy-five CTD patients who underwent right heart catheterization (RHC) from 2008 through 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. We compared between-group differences in clinical and hemodynamic findings: normal mPAP (n = 35), borderline mPAP (n = 15), and PH (n = 25)...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777302/emerging-strategies-in-brca-positive-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Adam Kowalewski, Łukasz Szylberg, Michał Saganek, Wojciech Napiontek, Paulina Antosik, Dariusz Grzanka
PURPOSE: We propose a treatment algorithm for PDAC with particular emphasis on BRCA1 or 2 mutation-positive patients. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the deadliest diseases in the United States and Europe. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are among the most common of the known genetic mutations involved in familial PDAC. The optimal chemotherapy regimen to use for BRCA1 or 2 mutation carriers with PDAC is not yet established. As new treatment options emerge, algorithms must balance the need to give the best drugs first with ensuring that there are still beneficial options available for later...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776961/mr-proadm-as-a-prognostic-marker-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-danami-3-a-danish-study-of-optimal-acute-treatment-of-patients-with-stemi-substudy
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Alexander C Falkentoft, Rasmus Rørth, Kasper Iversen, Dan E Høfsten, Henning Kelbæk, Lene Holmvang, Martin Frydland, Mikkel M Schoos, Steffen Helqvist, Anna Axelsson, Peter Clemmensen, Erik Jørgensen, Kari Saunamäki, Hans-Henrik Tilsted, Frants Pedersen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Klaus F Kofoed, Jens P Goetze, Thomas Engstrøm, Lars Køber
BACKGROUND: Midregional proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM) has demonstrated prognostic potential after myocardial infarction (MI). Yet, the prognostic value of MR-proADM at admission has not been examined in patients with ST-segment-elevation MI (STEMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: The aim of this substudy, DANAMI-3 (The Danish Study of Optimal Acute Treatment of Patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction), was to examine the associations of admission concentrations of MR-proADM with short- and long-term mortality and hospital admission for heart failure in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776637/an-update-regarding-the-molecular-genetics-of-melanocytic-neoplasms-and-the-current-applications-of-molecular-genetic-technologies-in-their-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Katrin Kiavash, Martin H Bluth, Andrew David Thompson
Molecular genetic technologies are used to aid in diagnosis and treatment of borderline melanocytic tumors as an adjuvant to the gold standard histopathologic evaluation. A specific set of fluorescence in situ hybridization probes is widely used to aid in diagnosing challenging melanocytic lesions. New melanoma probe cocktails have revealed increased sensitivity and specificity in ambiguous melanocytic cases. Array comparative genomic hybridization is a more complex technology used for the work-up of diagnostically problematic Spitzoid melanocytic proliferations...
June 2018: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776066/ferromagnetic-potts-models-with-multisite-interaction
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Nir Schreiber, Reuven Cohen, Simi Haber
We study the q-state Potts model with four-site interaction on a square lattice. Based on the asymptotic behavior of lattice animals, it is argued that when q≤4 the system exhibits a second-order phase transition and when q>4 the transition is first order. The q=4 model is borderline. We find 1/lnq to be an upper bound on T_{c}, the exact critical temperature. Using a low-temperature expansion, we show that 1/(θlnq), where θ>1 is a q-dependent geometrical term, is an improved upper bound on T_{c}...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775897/the-gastric-mucosal-protective-effects-of-astragaloside-iv-in-mnng-induced-gpl-rats
#10
Tiantian Cai, Chengzhe Zhang, Ziming Zhao, Siyi Li, Haobin Cai, Xiaodong Chen, Dake Cai, Wei Liu, Yan Yan, Kaifeng Xie, Huafeng Pan, Xiaohui Zeng
Gastric Cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. And the occurrence of gastric carcinoma is an evolutionary histopathological stage. As a result, further research of GPL, which is a borderline of gastric cancer, is indispensable for preventing the formation and development of gastric carcinoma. Several studies have demonstrated a correlation between the expression of autophagy, apoptosis and Gastric cancer (GC). However, the effects of autophagy and apoptosis on human gastric cancer progression, particularly on gastric precancerous lesions (GPL), have not totally been investigated...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773761/surgical-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Wioletta Masiak-Segit, Karol Rawicz-Pruszyński, Magdalena Skórzewska, Wojciech P Polkowski
The only way to cure the patient with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas (RT) is surgical excision of the tumor. The standard surgical treatment of resectable pancreatic carcinoma is considered the classic pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) with the Kausch- Whipple procedure, or the pylorus-preserving PD with the Traverso-Longmire method. The most difficult technically and at the same time the most important PD stage from an oncological point of view is the separation of the head of the pancreas from the superior mesenteric artery...
April 30, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771965/evaluation-of-commercial-dna-and-rna-extraction-methods-for-high-throughput-sequencing-of-ffpe-samples
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Stine H Kresse, Heidi M Namløs, Susanne Lorenz, Jeanne-Marie Berner, Ola Myklebost, Bodil Bjerkehagen, Leonardo A Meza-Zepeda
Nucleic acid material of adequate quality is crucial for successful high-throughput sequencing (HTS) analysis. DNA and RNA isolated from archival FFPE material are frequently degraded and not readily amplifiable due to chemical damage introduced during fixation. To identify optimal nucleic acid extraction kits, DNA and RNA quantity, quality and performance in HTS applications were evaluated. DNA and RNA were isolated from five sarcoma archival FFPE blocks, using eight extraction protocols from seven kits from three different commercial vendors...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771169/associations-between-skin-rash-treatment-outcome-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-receiving-the-egfr-inhibitor-zalutumumab-results-from-the-dahanca-19-trial
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Line Brøndum, Jan Alsner, Brita Singers Sørensen, Christian Maare, Jørgen Johansen, Hanne Primdahl, Jan Folkvard Evensen, Claus Andrup Kristensen, Lisbeth Juhler Andersen, Jens Overgaard, Jesper Grau Eriksen
PURPOSE: To study the associations between development of moderate to severe skin rash, clinical outcome, and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in candidate genes in head and neck cancer patients from the DAHANCA 19 trial receiving the EGFR-inhibitor zalutumumab concurrently with radiation treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 310 patients were included from the zalutumumab-arm of the DAHANCA 19 study. Nine SNPs in the candidate genes EGFR, EGF, AREG, FCGR2A, FCGR3A, and CCND1 were successfully determined in 294 patients...
May 17, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770477/braf-v-600e-mutations-and-immunohistochemical-expression-of-ve1-protein-in-low-grade-serous-neoplasms-of-the-ovary
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Gulisa Turashvili, Rachel N Grisham, Sarah Chiang, Deborah F Delair, Kay J Park, Robert A Soslow, Rajmohan Murali
AIMS: The most common BRAF mutation in ovarian low-grade serous neoplasms (LGSNs) involves substitution of valine by glutamic acid at position 600 (V600E). Small studies have demonstrated high specificity of immunohistochemistry with mutation-specific monoclonal antibody VE1. We sought to investigate expression of VE1 protein in LGSNs and its correlation with BRAF mutation-associated histological features and BRAF mutation status. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed pathology reports and available slides from ovarian serous borderline tumours (SBTs) and low-grade serous carcinomas (LGSCs) diagnosed between 2000-2012...
May 16, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769503/vitamin-d-status-in-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-patients-attending-in-a-tertiary-hospital-of-bangladesh
#15
M S Alam, M Kamrul-Hasan, S T Kalam, S Selim, F Akter, M Saifuddin
Vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Vitamin D status may have a causal role in the onset of T2DM and may influence glycaemic control in these patients. However, data on vitamin D status among Bangladeshi T2DM patients are scarce. The present cross-sectional study was done among newly diagnosed 50 T2DM patients attending outpatient department of Comilla Diabetic Hospital, Bangladesh to address this lacuna. Serum 25(OH)D was measured in all and classified as normal (≥30ng/mL), insufficient (>20 to 29...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768265/disease-burden-psychological-well-being-and-attitudes-regarding-the-set-of-emergency-medication-in-adults-with-insect-venom-allergy
#16
Marthe-Lisa Schaarschmidt, Mandy Gutknecht, Lisa Schoeben, Astrid Schmieder
BACKGROUND: Insect venom allergy is common and greatly impairs patients' quality of life. Additionally, low compliance with carrying emergency medication is reported. The aim of our study was to analyze the disease burden, levels of anxiety and depression, and to evaluate attitudes towards the set of emergency medication in affected patients. METHODS: Between April 2016 and January 2017, patients ≥18 years visiting our department because of an insect venom allergy were asked to complete a paper-based questionnaire...
May 16, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767671/significance-of-an-increase-in-diastolic-blood-pressure-during-a-stress-test-in-terms-of-comorbidities-and-long-term-total-and-cv-mortality
#17
Nóra Sydó, Tibor Sydó, Karina A Gonzalez Carta, Nasir Hussain, Béla Merkely, Joseph G Murphy, Ray W Squires, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Thomas G Allison
Background: A decrease in diastolic blood pressure (DBP) with exercise is considered normal, but the significance of an increase in DBP has not been validated. Our aim was to determine the relationship of DBP increasing on a stress test regarding comorbidities and mortality. Methods: Our database was reviewed from 1993-2010 using the first stress test of a patient. Non-Minnesota residence, baseline CV disease, rest DBP <60 or >100 mmHg, and age <30 or ≥80 were exclusion criteria...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767220/patients-perceptions-of-bedside-rounding
#18
Allen F Shih, Nana O Addo-Tabiri, Andre N Sofair
OBJECTIVES: Concerns regarding lack of privacy, poor patient understanding, and physician discomfort have led to a decline in rounding at the bedside. Our project explored patient perceptions of the implementation and value of bedside rounding. METHODS: This mixed-methods study used semi-structured qualitative interviews and a five-item Likert survey, which included questions about patients' experiences with rounds, their comfort level with the rounding process, and their understanding of care after rounds...
May 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766640/subclinical-inflammation-phenotypes-and-long-term-outcomes-after-pediatric-kidney-transplantation
#19
Michael E Seifert, Megan V Yanik, Daniel I Feig, Vera Hauptfeld-Dolejsek, Elizabeth C Mroczek-Musulman, David R Kelly, Frida Rosenblum, Roslyn B Mannon
The implementation of surveillance biopsies in pediatric kidney transplantation remains controversial. Surveillance biopsies detect subclinical injury prior to clinical dysfunction, which could allow for early interventions that prolong allograft survival. We conducted a single-center retrospective cohort study of 120 consecutive pediatric kidney recipients, of whom 103 had surveillance biopsies ≤ 6 months post-transplant. We tested the hypothesis that subclinical inflammation (borderline or T cell-mediated rejection without clinical dysfunction) is associated with a 5-year composite endpoint of acute rejection and allograft failure...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765924/the-effect-of-short-term-treatment-with-fennel-on-lipid-profile-in-postmenopausal-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Maliheh Afiat, Elham Amini, Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Bahareh Nouri, Mahsa Sadat Mousavi, Masoudeh Babakhanian, Hassan Rakhshandeh
Objectives: The present trial aimed to assess the effects of Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) on lipid profiles. Methods: In this double blind, randomized and placebo-controlled trial, sixty eligible postmenopausal women were randomly assigned into the fennel and placebo groups. Total blood cholesterol, cholesterol fractions, and triglycerides were tested at the baseline, and after three-month follow-up. Results: There was no significant difference in triglyceride ( P = 0...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
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