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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910296/the-year-since-the-guidelines-a-concise-update-on-recent-advances-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Abhishek Mishra, Maninder Singh, Edo Kaluski
Since the updated pulmonary hypertension (PH) guidelines published in 2015, two major landmark trials have provided additional insight regarding therapeutic algorithms of PH. In this review, we concisely summarized the key findings of peer‑reviewed studies published in the last one year in the field of PH. These studies have enhanced our therapeutic abilities by introducing a new potent agent, selexipag, and by demonstrating the advantage of upfront combination therapy (endothelin receptor antagonist and phosphodiesterase‑5 inhibitor) versus single agent therapy in group 1 PH...
February 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910261/borderline-personality-disorder-features-emotion-dysregulation-and-non-suicidal-self-injury-preliminary-findings-in-a-sample-of-community-dwelling-italian-adolescents
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Antonella Somma, Carla Sharp, Serena Borroni, Andrea Fossati
In order to assess the relationships among borderline personality disorder features, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and emotion dysregulation, 122 community-dwelling Italian adolescents were administered by the Italian translations of the Borderline Personality Features Scale for Children-11, the Deliberate Self-Harm Inventory and the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS). Regression models showed that both Deliberate Self-Harm Inventory (DSHI) and DERS scores significantly predicted Borderline Personality Features Scale for Children-11 total score; moreover, the DSHI total score significantly predicted the DERS total score...
December 2, 2016: Personality and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909812/in-phyllodes-tumors-of-the-breast-expression-of-sparc-osteonectin-bm40-mrna-by-in-situ-hybridization-correlates-with-protein-expression-by-immunohistochemistry-and-is-associated-with-tumor-progression
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Nah Ihm Kim, Ga-Eon Kim, Ji Shin Lee, Min Ho Park
Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) plays an essential role in tumor invasion and metastasis. The present work was undertaken to detect expression of SPARC mRNA in phyllodes tumors (PTs) and its association with SPARC protein expression. This study also evaluated expression of SPARC mRNA and its correlation between grade and clinical behavior of PTs. In addition, we assessed in PTs the association of expression of SPARC with that of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and of MMP-9. SPARC mRNA expression was determined by RNAscope in situ hybridization (ISH) in 50 benign, 22 borderline, and 10 malignant PTs using a tissue microarray...
December 1, 2016: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909221/factors-related-to-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-relative-survival-in-a-population-based-study-in-france-is-there-a-role-of-socio-economic-status
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Sandra Le Guyader-Peyrou, Sebastien Orazio, Olivier Dejardin, Marc Maynadie, Xavier Troussard, Alain Monnereau
Due to addition of anti-CD20 to anthracycline-based chemotherapy, survival of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma increased during the last decade. Although these trends are encouraging, there are still persistent differences in survival within and between US and European countries suggesting the role of non-biological factors. Our aim was to investigate the influence of such factors on relative survival of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients. We conducted a retrospective multicenter registry-based study in France, between 2002 and 2008, on 1165 incident cases of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma Relative survival analyses were performed and data missing were controlled with multiple imputation method...
December 1, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908898/clinically-useful-screen-for-borderline-personality-disorder-in-psychiatric-out-patients
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Mark Zimmerman, Matthew D Multach, Kristy Dalrymple, Iwona Chelminski
A total of 3674 psychiatric out-patients were evaluated with a semi-structured diagnostic interview for DSM-IV borderline personality disorder (BPD). The affective instability criterion had a sensitivity of 92.8%, higher than the sensitivities of the other eight BPD criteria. The negative predictive value of the affective instability criterion was 99%. We recommend that clinicians screen for BPD in the same way that they screen for other psychiatric disorders: by enquiring about a single feature of the disorder (i...
December 1, 2016: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908602/kisspeptin-and-embryo-implantation-after-icsi
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Zehra Jamil, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Sara Arif, Faiza Alam, Rehana Rehman
A cross-sectional study was carried out at the Australian Concept Infertility Medical Centre from June 2014 to June 2015 to relate serum kisspeptin levels on human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) day with pregnancy outcome after intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). A total of 176 women aged 20 to 42 years, with regular menstrual cycles, normal thyroid function and prolactin levels selected for ICSI were included in the study. Patients with uterine fibroids, metabolic disorders, short agonist and antagonist protocol were excluded...
November 18, 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907168/are-urinary-tubular-injury-markers-useful-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Le-Ting Zhou, Lin-Li Lv, Ming-Ming Pan, Yu-Han Cao, Hong Liu, Ye Feng, Hai-Feng Ni, Bi-Cheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Adverse outcome of chronic kidney disease, such as end stage renal disease, is a significant burden on personal health and healthcare costs. Urinary tubular injury markers, such as NGAL, KIM-1 and NAG, could provide useful prognostic value for the early identification of high-risk patients. However, discrepancies between recent large prospective studies have resulted in controversy regarding the potential clinical value of these markers. Therefore, we conducted the first meta-analysis to provide a more persuasive argument to this debate...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906546/persistent-hemifacial-spasm-after-microvascular-decompression-a-risk-assessment-model
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Aalap Shah, Michael Horowitz
OBJECTIVE: Microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS) provides resolution of disabling symptoms such as eyelid twitching and muscle contractions of the entire hemiface. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of patient demographics and spasm characteristics on long-term outcomes, with or without intraoperative lateral spread response (LSR) as an additional variable in a risk assessment model. METHODS: A retrospective study was undertaken to evaluate the associations of pre-operative patient characteristics, as well as intraoperative LSR and need for a staged procedure on the presence of persistent or recurrent HFS at the time of hospital discharge and at follow-up...
December 1, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906412/multiple-cluster-axis-ii-comorbidity-and-functional-outcome-in-severe-patients-with-borderline-personality-disorder
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Nerea Palomares, Antonia McMaster, Marina Díaz-Marsá, Irene de la Vega, Ana Montes, José Luis Carrasco
BACKGROUND: Current literature suggests that personality disorder comorbidity negatively contributes to both the severity and prognosis of other disorders; however, little literature has been devoted to its influence on borderline personality disorder (BPD). The objective of the present work is to study comorbidity with other personality disorders in a severe clinical sample of patients with BPD, and its relationship with global functionality. METHODS: A sample of 65 patients with severe borderline personality disorder was included in the study...
November 2016: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905915/erratum-to-validation-of-the-spanish-version-of-the-borderline-symptom-list-short-form-bsl-23
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Joaquim Soler, Daniel Vega, Albert Feliu-Soler, Joan Trujols, Ángel Soto, Matilde Elices, Cristina Ortiz, Víctor Pérez, Martin Bohus, Juan Carlos Pascual
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905894/seroprevalence-of-bordetella-pertussis-specific-immunoglobulin-g-antibody-levels-among-asymptomatic-individuals-aged-4-to-24%C3%A2-years-a-descriptive-cross-sectional-study-from-sri-lanka
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Shamithra Sigera, Jennifer Perera, Jeyanthakumar Rasarathinam, Dulani Samaranayake, Dileepa Ediriweera
BACKGROUND: In Sri Lanka pertussis continues to circulate in the community and cases among adolescents and adults have been reported despite 95% coverage of the four dose pertussis vaccination during early childhood. Waning of immunity following natural infection or immunization may contribute to the persistent circulation. An adolescent booster dose is not included in the national immunization schedule of Sri Lanka, although this is routine practice in many countries. Therefore information on immunity to pertussis in the adolescent group is needed prior to considering vaccination schedule changes...
December 1, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905667/the-relationship-between-intelligence-quotient-and-aspects-of-everyday-functioning-and-participation-for-people-who-have-mild-and-borderline-intellectual-disabilities
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Patrik Arvidsson, Mats Granlund
BACKGROUND: This study explored the relationship between intelligence quotient (IQ) and aspects of everyday functioning/participation in individuals (age 16-40) who have a mild/borderline intellectual disability (IQ 55-85). METHOD: Correlations were examined between IQ and (i) self-rated (n = 72) ability, participation as performance (how often an activity is performed), important participation restriction (not/seldom performing an activity perceived as important) and general well-being and (ii) proxy-rated (n = 41) ability and participation as performance...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904170/twenty-five-year-old-woman-with-bilateral-borderline-ovarian-tumour-desiring-to-preserve-fertility-case-report-and-literature-review-on-the-current-state-of-fertility-preservation-in-women-with-borderline-ovarian-tumours
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S Findeklee, L Lotz, K Heusinger, I Hoffmann, R Dittrich, M W Beckmann
Borderline ovarian tumours are semimalignant tumours occurring unilaterally or bilaterally with a peak incidence among women of reproductive age. Since the affected women often wish to preserve fertility, particular precautions must be taken when counselling the patient and obtaining consent prior to planning an individual treatment. Options for preserving fertility include an organ-sparing surgical procedure and cryopreservation of oocytes and/or ovarian tissue. In this article, we report on a 25-year-old patient with a bilateral seromucinous borderline tumour who desired all fertility-preserving options...
November 2016: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903459/true-rifampicin-resistance-missed-by-the-mgit-prevalence-of-this-pheno-genotype-in-the-uk-and-ireland-after-18-month-surveillance
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Ximena Gonzalo, Pauline Claxton, Tim Brown, Lorraine Montgomery, Margaret Fitzgibbon, Ian Laurenson, Francis Drobniewski
OBJECTIVES: To characterise rifampicin resistant strains missed by the MGIT 960 system but not by egg-based media in the UK and Ireland and to ascertain their prevalence. METHODS: All strains sent for second line susceptibility testing were prospectively collected. Drug Susceptibility Testing was performed by Resistance Ratio (RR), Proportion Method (PM), MGIT 960 and MIC determination by microdilution. Rifampicin resistance conferring mutations were detected with line probe assays and sequencing...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903457/glass-forming-ability-of-compounds-in-marketed-amorphous-drug-products
#15
Nicole Wyttenbach, Martin Kuentz
This note is about the glass-forming ability (GFA) of drugs marketed as amorphous solid dispersions or as pure amorphous compounds. A thermoanalytical method was complemented with an in silico study, which made use of molecular properties that were identified earlier as being relevant for GFA. Thus, molar volume together with effective numbers of torsional bonds and hydrogen bonding were used to map drugs that are as amorphous products on the market either as solid dispersion of without co-processed carrier as amorphous drug in a solid dosage form...
November 27, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901301/how-wide-should-margins-be-for-phyllodes-tumors-of-the-breast
#16
Rosemarie Tremblay-LeMay, Jean-Charles Hogue, Louise Provencher, Brigitte Poirier, Éric Poirier, Sophie Laberge, Caroline Diorio, Christine Desbiens
The surgical management of phyllodes tumors (PTs) is still controversial. Some studies have suggested surgical margins ≥1 cm, but recent studies suggested that negative margins could be appropriate regardless of their width. To evaluate recurrence rates of PTs following surgery according to margins. Retrospective study of women who attended a tertiary breast cancer reference center between 1998 and 2010: 142 patients with a PT diagnosis, either at minimally invasive breast biopsy or at surgery, were identified...
November 30, 2016: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900764/a-novel-thyroid-cancer-nodal-map-classification-system-to-facilitate-nodal-localization-and-surgical-management-the-a-to-d-map
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Marybeth Cunnane, Natalia Kyriazidis, Dipti Kamani, Amy F Juliano, Hillary R Kelly, Hugh D Curtin, Samuel R Barber, Gregory W Randolph
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the effectiveness, reproducibility, and usability of our proposed nodal nomenclature and classification system employed for several years in our high-volume thyroid cancer unit, for the adequate localization and mapping of lymph nodes in thyroid cancer patients with extensive nodal disease. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Thirty-three thyroid cancer patients with extensive nodal disease treated from January 2004 to May 2013 were included in our study...
November 30, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900026/clinical-implication-of-tiam1-overexpression-in-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-serous-ovarian-carcinoma
#18
Huiwen Li, Xuelian Cui, Dingbao Chen, Yang Yang, Junjie Piao, Zhenhua Lin, Guanghai Yan, Danhua Shen
T lymphoma invasion and metastasis 1 (Tiam1), a guanine nucleotide exchange factor, was originally identified as an invasion- and metastasis-inducing gene in T lymphoma cells. High expression levels of the human Tiam1 gene have been found in numerous human malignancies, suggesting a potential role as a modifier of tumor initiation and progression. However, little is known about the status of Tiam1 in ovarian carcinoma. The present study aimed to investigate the clinicopathological significance of high Tiam1 expression in serous ovarian carcinoma...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899146/impact-of-visceral-fat-on-gene-expression-profile-in-peripheral-blood-cells-in-obese-japanese-subjects
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Yoshinari Obata, Norikazu Maeda, Yuya Yamada, Koji Yamamoto, Seiji Nakamura, Masaya Yamaoka, Yoshimitsu Tanaka, Shigeki Masuda, Hirofumi Nagao, Shiro Fukuda, Yuya Fujishima, Shunbun Kita, Hitoshi Nishizawa, Tohru Funahashi, Ken-Ichi Matsubara, Yuji Matsuzawa, Iichiro Shimomura
BACKGROUND: Visceral fat plays a central role in the development of metabolic syndrome and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. The association of visceral fat accumulation with cardio-metabolic diseases has been reported, but the impact of visceral fat on the gene expression profile in peripheral blood cells remains to be determined. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of visceral fat area (VFA) and subcutaneous fat area (SFA) on the gene expression profile in peripheral blood cells of obese subjects...
November 29, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899077/genetic-polymorphisms-of-fas-and-ever-genes-in-a-greek-population-and-their-susceptibility-to-cervical-cancer-a-case-control-study
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Evangelia Pavlidou, Alexandros Daponte, Raquel Egea, Efthimios Dardiotis, Georgios M Hadjigeorgiou, Antonio Barbadilla, Theodoros Agorastos
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of two SNPs of EVER1/2 genes' region (rs2290907, rs16970849) and the FAS-670 polymorphism with the susceptibility to precancerous lesions and cervical cancer in a Greek population. METHODS: Among the 515 women who were included in the statistical analysis, 113 belong to the case group and present with precancerous lesions or cervical cancer (27 with persistent CIN1, 66 with CIN2/3 and 20 with cervical cancer) and 402 belong to the control group...
November 29, 2016: BMC Cancer
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