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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148032/secondary-glaucoma-in-uveitis-comparison-of-the-optic-nerve-head-morphology-among-a-nonmydriatic-fundus-camera-hrt-and-sd-oct
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Milena Pahlitzsch, Matthias K J Klamann, Saskia Jacob, Carl Erb, Sibylle Winterhalter, Necip Torun, Anna-Karina B Maier, Eckart Bertelmann
PURPOSE: To assess the correlation between the disc damage likelihood scale (DDLS) objectively measured by a nonmydriatic fundus camera, confocal laser scanning ophthalmoscopy (HRT3), and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in uveitic glaucoma. METHODS: A total of 59 patients with uveitic glaucoma (21 female, 38 male; mean age 56.8 ± 18.7 years) were included in this prospective cross-sectional study. All patients were measured by the Kowa Nonmyd WX 3D camera (2D/3D nonmydriatic retinal camera, Kowa Company), the HRT3 (Heidelberg Engineering), and SD-OCT (Carl Zeiss Meditec) by one examiner on the same day...
November 4, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146885/mammary-phyllodes-tumour-a-15-year-multicentre-clinical-review
#2
Michael Co, Clement Chen, Julia Y Tsang, Gary Tse, Ava Kwong
AIMS: Phyllodes tumour (PT) is an uncommon fibroepithelial tumour of the breast. It has a spectrum of aggressiveness in biological behaviour with chance of local recurrence and, occasionally, metastasis. METHODS: A 15-year retrospective review from a multicentre database in Hong Kong was performed. RESULTS: Clinical and pathological records of 465 patients with 469 PTs between 1998 and 2014 were reviewed. Median age of occurrence was 44 years (range 12-86 years)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146166/hip-dysplasia-prevalence-associated-findings-and-procedures-from-large-multicenter-arthroscopy-study-group
#3
Dean K Matsuda, Andrew B Wolff, Shane J Nho, John P Salvo, John J Christoforetti, Benjamin R Kivlan, Thomas J Ellis, Dominic S Carreira
PURPOSE: To report observational findings of patients with acetabular dysplasia undergoing hip arthroscopy. METHODS: We performed a comparative case series of multicenter registry patients from January 2014 to April 2016 meeting the inclusion criteria of isolated hip arthroscopy, a documented lateral center-edge angle (LCEA), and completion of preoperative patient-reported outcome measures. A retrospective analysis compared range of motion, intra-articular pathology, and procedures of patients with dysplasia (LCEA ≤25°) and patients without dysplasia (LCEA >25°)...
November 13, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145261/phyllodes-tumors-of-the-breast-in-2-sisters-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Yichao Wang, Jingqiang Zhu, Junhe Gou, JunJie Xiong, Xiaoqin Yang
RATIONALE: Phyllodes tumors (PT) of the breast are rare neoplasm originating from fibroepithelial component. To our knowledge, our report is the first reported case of PT in 2 sisters. PATIENT CONCERNS: We presented 2 cases of PT of the breast involving in 2 sisters. On physical examination of the younger sister, a firm mass measuring approximately 3 cm in diameter was identified in upper inner quadrant of the right breast. Physical examination of the elder sister revealed a 3 cm lump in upper outer quadrant of the left breast...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145054/associations-between-prenatal-lead-exposure-and-birth-outcomes-modification-by-sex-and-gstm1-gstt1-polymorphism
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Dirga Kumar Lamichhane, Jong-Han Leem, Chang-Shin Park, Mina Ha, Eun-Hee Ha, Hwan-Cheol Kim, Ji-Young Lee, Jung Keun Ko, Yangho Kim, Yun-Chul Hong
Maternal lead exposure is associated with poor birth outcomes. However, modifying effects of polymorphism in glutathione S-transferases (GST) gene and infant sex remain unexplored. Our aim was to evaluate whether associations between prenatal lead and birth outcomes differed by maternal GST genes and infant sex. Prospective data of 782 mother-child pairs from Mothers and Children's Environmental Health (MOCEH) study were used. The genotyping of GST-mu 1 (GSTM1) and theta-1 (GSTT1) polymorphisms was carried out using polymerase chain reaction...
November 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145046/genetic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-phyllodes-tumors-of-the-breast
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Ji-Yeon Kim, Jong Han Yu, Seok Jin Nam, Seok Won Kim, Se Kyung Lee, Woong-Yang Park, Dong-Young Noh, Do-Hyun Nam, Yeon Hee Park, Wonshik Han, Jeong Eon Lee
PURPOSE: Phyllodes tumors (PTs) of the breast are rare, accounting for less than 1% of all breast tumors. Among PTs, malignant PTs (MPTs) have malignant characteristics and distant metastases occur in about 20% to 30% of MPTs. However, there is no effective treatment for MPTs with distant metastasis, resulting in an abject prognosis. We performed targeted deep sequencing on PTs to identify the associations between genetic alterations and clinical prognosis. METHODS: We performed targeted deep sequencing to evaluate the genetic characteristics of PTs and analyzed the relationships between clinical and genetic characteristics...
November 12, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144817/seasonal-variation-of-vitamin-d-and-serum-thyrotropin-levels-and-its-relationship-in-a-euthyroid-caucasian-population
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Gautam Das, Peter N Taylor, Heather Javaid, Brian P Tennant, John Geen, Andrew Aldridge, Onyebuchi Okosieme
OBJECTIVES: It is unclear whether seasonal variations in vitamin D concentrations affect the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis. We investigated the seasonal variability of vitamin D and serum thyrotropin (TSH) levels and their inter-relationship. METHODS: Analysis of 401 patients referred with non-specific symptoms of tiredness who had simultaneous measurements of 25(OH)D3 and thyroid function. Patients were categorised according to the season of blood sampling and their vitamin D status...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144191/paternal-involvement-and-support-and-risk-of-preterm-birth-findings-from-the-boston-birth-cohort
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Pamela J Surkan, Liming Dong, Yuelong Ji, Xiumei Hong, Hongkai Ji, Mary Kimmel, Wan-Yee Tang, Xiaobin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate to what extent paternal involvement and support during pregnancy were associated with preterm (PTB) and small-for-gestational age (SGA) births. METHODS: Using data from the Boston Birth Cohort (n = 7047), multiple logistic regression models were performed to estimate the log odds of either PTB or SGA birth, with paternal involvement, paternal social support, and family and friend social support variables as the primary independent variables...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144171/circadian-gene-methylation-in-rotating-shift-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
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Edyta Reszka, Edyta Wieczorek, Monika Przybek, Ewa Jabłońska, Paweł Kałużny, Agnieszka Bukowska-Damska, Shanbeh Zienolddiny, Beata Pepłońska
Investigating the methylation status of the circadian genes may contribute to a better understanding of the shift work-related circadian disruption in individuals exposed to artificial light at night. In the present study, we determined the methylation status of the circadian genes associated with a shift work pattern among nurses and midwives participating in a cross-sectional study in Lodz, Poland. Quantitative methylation polymerase chain reaction assays were used to assess promoter CpG methylation in PER1, PER2, PER3, CRY1, CRY2, BMAL1, CLOCK, and NPAS2 in genomic DNA from whole blood of 347 women having a rotating-shift work schedule and 363 women working days only...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144154/sleep-quality-and-methylation-status-of-selected-tumor-suppressor-genes-among-nurses-and-midwives
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Agnieszka Bukowska-Damska, Edyta Reszka, Pawel Kaluzny, Edyta Wieczorek, Monika Przybek, Shanbeh Zienolddiny, Beata Peplonska
Chronic sleep restriction may affect metabolism, hormone secretion patterns and inflammatory responses. Limited reports suggest also epigenetic effects, such as changes in DNA methylation profiles. The study aims to assess the potential association between poor sleep quality or sleep duration and the levels of 5-methylcytosine in the promoter regions of selected tumor suppressor genes. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 710 nurses and midwives aged 40-60 years. Data from interviews regarding sleep habits and potential confounders were used...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143898/the-multidisciplinary-approach-to-localized-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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Hiral D Parekh, Jason Starr, Thomas J George
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma 2030 (PCa) is predicted to be the second leading cause of cancer death in USA by 2030. To date, attempts at early detection have been unsuccessful. Therapies for resectable PCa include surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy. Unfortunately, most patients with PCa present with advanced disease and thus only 20% of patients are potentially resectable upon presentation. Improved surgical techniques along with adjuvant combination chemotherapy have improved outcomes for patients with resectable disease...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143666/comparative-evaluation-of-commercially-available-point-of-care-heartworm-antigen-tests-using-well-characterized-canine-plasma-samples
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Lindsay A Starkey, Joy V Bowles, Mark E Payton, Byron L Blagburn
BACKGROUND: Dirofilaria immitis is a worldwide parasite that is endemic in many parts of the United States. There are many commercial assays available for the detection of D. immitis antigen, one of which was modified and has reentered the market. Our objective was to compare the recently reintroduced Witness® Heartworm (HW) Antigen test Kit (Zoetis, Florham Park, NJ) and the SNAP® Heartworm RT (IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Westbrook, ME) to the well-based ELISA DiroChek® Heartworm Antigen Test Kit (Zoetis, Florham Park, NJ)...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143217/fluid-biomarker-agreement-and-interrelation-in-dementia-due-to-alzheimer-s-disease
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Panagiotis Alexopoulos, Jennifer Roesler, Lukas Werle, Nathalie Thierjung, Iliana Lentzari, Marion Ortner, Timo Grimmer, Nikolaos Laskaris, Antonios Politis, Philippos Gourzis, Alexander Kurz, Robert Perneczky
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of β-amyloid 42, total tau, and phosphorylated tau 181 are supposed to be all continuously abnormal in dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD), being the most advanced disease stage. The aim of the present study, which included a monocentric and a multicentric sample (N = 119 and 178, respectively), was to investigate the degree of CSF biomarker agreement and interrelation in AD dementia. Based on previously published cut-off values, biomarker values were categorized as positive or negative for AD (dichotomization strategy) and as either positive, negative, or borderline (trichotomization strategy)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141849/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-oligomenorrhea-and-risk-of-ovarian-cancer-histotypes-evidence-from-the-ovarian-cancer-association-consortium
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Holly R Harris, Ana Babic, Penelope M Webb, Christina M Nagle, Susan J Jordan, Harvey A Risch, Mary Anne Rossing, Jennifer A Doherty, Marc T Goodman, Francesmary Modugno, Roberta B Ness, Kirsten B Moysich, Susanne K Kjaer, Estrid Høgdall, Allan Jensen, Joellen M Schildkraut, Andrew Berchuck, Daniel W Cramer, Elisa V Bandera, Nicolas Wentzensen, Joanne Kotsopoulos, Steven A Narod, Catherine M Phelan, John R McLaughlin, Hoda Anton-Culver, Argyrios Ziogas, Celeste Leigh Pearce, Anna H Wu, Kathryn L Terry
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and one if its distinguishing characteristics, oligomenorrhea, have both been associated with ovarian cancer risk in some but not all studies. However, these associations have been rarely been examined by ovarian cancer histotypes which may explain the lack of clear associations reported in previous studies. METHODS: We analyzed data from 14 case-control studies including 16,594 women with invasive ovarian cancer (n=13,719) or borderline ovarian disease (n=2,875) and 17,718 controls...
November 15, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141781/heart-failure-with-preserved-borderline-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-5-year-outcomes
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Kevin S Shah, Haolin Xu, Roland A Matsouaka, Deepak L Bhatt, Paul A Heidenreich, Adrian F Hernandez, Adam D Devore, Clyde W Yancy, Gregg C Fonarow
BACKGROUND: Patients with heart failure (HF) have a poor prognosis and are categorized by ejection fraction (EF). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to characterize differences in outcomes in patients hospitalized with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) (EF ≥50%), heart failure with borderline ejection fraction (HFbEF) (EF 41% to 49%), and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) (EF ≤40%). METHODS: Data from GWTG-HF (Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure) were linked to Medicare data for longitudinal follow-up...
October 31, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141716/hansen-s-disease-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-crossover-of-clinical-symptoms-a-case-series-of-18-patients-in-the-united-states
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Sarah M Labuda, John S Schieffelin, Jeffrey G Shaffer, Barbara M Stryjewska
Hansen's Disease (HD) is a rare, chronic granulomatous infection of the skin and peripheral nerves caused by the noncultivable organism Mycobacterium leprae. Arthritis is the third most common symptom of HD. Subjects with both confirmed HD on skin biopsy and chronic arthritis were identified at the National Hansen's Disease Program (NHDP). We conducted a series of medical chart reviews and extracted and logged personally deidentified data into a database and carried out descriptive analyses. Eighteen of 261 subjects presented to the NDHP with both HD and chronic arthritis between 2001 and 2015...
October 23, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140933/t-spot-tb%C3%A2-performance-in-routine-pediatric-practice-in-a-low-tb-burden-setting
#17
Anna M Mandalakas, Heather Y Highsmith, Nadine M Harris, Anna Pawlicka, H Lester Kirchner
BACKGROUND: The T-SPOT.TB, an interferon-γ release assay (IGRA), is an indirect test of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Due to sparse and conflicting evidence, IGRA use is limited in young and HIV-infected children. We determined the prevalence of invalid, borderline, positive, and negative results and associations with key demographic variables during routine pediatric use in a TB low-burden setting. METHODS: For pediatric samples received at Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories from 2010-2015, the associations between initial test outcome and demographics were estimated by bivariate analysis and logistic regression...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140534/divergent-effects-of-oxytocin-on-para-limbic-reactivity-to-emotional-and-neutral-scenes-in-females-with-and-without-borderline-personality-disorder
#18
Alexander Lischke, Sabine C Herpertz, Christoph Berger, Gregor Domes, Matthias Gamer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139289/tetraaza-14-and-octaaza-18-paracyclophane-synthesis-and-characterization-of-their-neutral-and-cationic-states
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Daisuke Sakamaki, Akihiro Ito, Yusuke Tsutsui, Shu Seki
Two kinds of aza[1n]paracyclophanes, tetraaza[14]paracyclophane (P4) and octaaza[18]paracyclophane (P8), were synthesized as the smallest and the largest monodisperse macrocyclic oligomers of polyaniline ever made. Herein we reports the electronic nature of the cationic species of these two macrocycles with different ring-size. By combining ESR spectroscopy and DFT calculations, it was suggested that P4·+ was classified into delocalized class III or poised on the class II/III borderline, while P8·+ was regarded as localized class II mixed-valence system...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139084/common-hepatic-artery-abutment-or-encasement-is-an-adverse-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-borderline-and-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Geoffrey M Kozak, Jeffrey D Epstein, Sandeep P Deshmukh, Benjamin B Scott, Scott W Keith, Harish Lavu, Charles J Yeo, Jordan M Winter
BACKGROUND: Localized and unresectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) comprises one third of new diagnoses and includes borderline resectable (BR) and locally advanced (LA) unresectable disease. In a cohort of patients who were treated and followed at a single institution, we assessed clinical and radiographic predictors of outcome. METHODS: The study included 69 consecutive patients with BR or LA PDA. Serial imaging studies were reviewed by both a pancreatic surgeon and a radiologist for vascular abutment or encasement by cancer, and they were recorded...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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