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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346846/dna-methylation-of-the-pdgfd-gene-promoter-increases-the-risk-for-intracranial-aneurysms-and-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
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Shengjun Zhou, Xiang Gao, Jie Sun, Zhiqing Lin, Yi Huang
The aim of this study was to determine the role of DNA methylation of the platelet-derived growth factor-D (PDGFD) gene promoter in the development of intracranial aneurysms (IAs) and brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVMs). A total of 70 patients with IAs or BAVMs and 26 control individuals were enrolled for this study. The PDGFD level in the plasma was determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. DNA methylation levels of seven cytosine-phosphate-guanine (CpG) dinucleotides present in the PDGFD gene promoter were measured using bisulfite pyrosequencing technology...
March 27, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346390/the-effect-and-mechanism-of-transdermal-penetration-enhancement-of-fu-s-cupping-therapy-new-physical-penetration-technology-for-transdermal-administration-with-traditional-chinese-medicine-tcm-characteristics
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Wei-Jie Xie, Yong-Ping Zhang, Jian Xu, Xiao-Bo Sun, Fang-Fang Yang
BACKGROUND: In this paper, a new type of physical penetration technology for transdermal administration with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) characteristics is presented. Fu's cupping therapy (FCT), was established and studied using in vitro and in vivo experiments and the penetration effect and mechanism of FCT physical penetration technology was preliminarily discussed. METHODS: With 1-(4-chlorobenzoyl)-5-methoxy-2-methylindole-3-ylacetic acid (indomethacin, IM) as a model drug, the establishment of high, medium, and low references was completed for the chemical permeation system via in vitro transdermal tests...
March 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346283/nonvisualized-sentinel-lymph-nodes-on-lymphoscintigraphy-in-melanoma-predictive-factors-and-surgical-outcomes
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Darryl Schuitevoerder, Lisa Grinlington, Jeffrey Stevens, Robert Nance, Jeanine Fortino, John T Vetto
PURPOSE: Preoperative lymphoscintigraphy is the standard for the identification of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in melanoma. The impact of negative scintigraphy [nonvisualization (NV) of the SLN] on surgical outcomes is inadequately reported in the literature. The objectives of this study were to determine the incidence, predictive factors, and surgical outcomes of NV in clinically node-negative melanoma patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospective, Institutional Review Board approved, melanoma sentinel node database from January 2005 to August 2015 was performed...
March 24, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346081/pneumocystis-jiroveci-pneumonia-pjp-in-non-hiv-immunocompromised-individuals
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Kathleen Schoovaerts, Luc Dirix, Annemie Rutten, Jef Van Schaeren, Bruno Van Herendael, Sofie Van Grieken, Luc Heytens
OBJECTIVES: PJP is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised individuals. Diagnosing PJP is often difficult because respiratory signs might be minimal or absent and the sensitivity of a chest X-ray (CXR) is low. We studied the clinical risk factors in order to increase awareness and facilitate the diagnosis. METHODS: We studied a prospective case series over a one year period (from 1 January 2015 to 1 January 2016) and did a retrospective analysis (from 2013 to 2016) of all PJP positive bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) analysis...
March 27, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346062/dietary-exposures-for-the-safety-assessment-of-seven-emulsifiers-commonly-added-to-foods-in-the-united-states-and-implications-for-safety
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Romina Shah, Renata Kolanos, Michael J DiNovi, Antonia Mattia, Kotaro J Kaneko
Dietary exposure assessment using food consumption data and ingredient use level is essential for assessing safety of food ingredients. Dietary exposure estimates are compared to safe intake levels, such as Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI). ADI is estimated by applying a safety factor to an experimentally determined no-observed-adverse-effect-level of a test substance. Two food ingredients classified as emulsifiers, sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and polysorbate 80 (P80), received attention recently due to their putative adverse effects on gut microbiota...
March 27, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345675/a-myb-transcription-factor-dcmyb6-is-involved-in-regulating-anthocyanin-biosynthesis-in-purple-carrot-taproots
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Zhi-Sheng Xu, Kai Feng, Feng Que, Feng Wang, Ai-Sheng Xiong
Carrots are widely grown and enjoyed around the world. Purple carrots accumulate rich anthocyanins in the taproots, while orange, yellow, and red carrots accumulate rich carotenoids in the taproots. Our previous studies indicated that variation in the activity of regulatory genes may be responsible for variations in anthocyanin production among various carrot cultivars. In this study, an R2R3-type MYB gene, designated as DcMYB6, was isolated from a purple carrot cultivar. In a phylogenetic analysis, DcMYB6 was grouped into an anthocyanin biosynthesis-related MYB clade...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345311/relationships-among-sense-of-coherence-oral-health-status-nutritional-status-and-care-need-level-of-older-adults-according-to-path-analysis
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Nanae Dewake, Tomoko Hamasaki, Rie Sakai, Shima Yamada, Yuko Nima, Miki Tomoe, Satoko Kakuta, Masanori Iwasaki, Inho Soh, Yoshihiro Shimazaki, Toshihiro Ansai
AIM: Sense of coherence (SOC) is a measurement of ability of an individual to cope with psychological stress and remain in good health. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationships among SOC score, oral health status, nutritional status and care need level of older adults using path analysis. METHODS: We enrolled 53 older adults (17 men and 36 women) who were attending a day care service (mean age 80.4 ± 6.5 years). SOC was assessed using a 13-item, seven-scale instrument...
March 27, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345184/spatial-molecular-epidemiology-of-carbapenem-resistant-and-new-delhi-metallo-beta-lactamase-blandm-producing-escherichia-coli-strains-from-farmed-piglets-of-india
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B S Pruthvishree, O R Vinodh Kumar, D K Sinha, Y P S Malik, Z Dubal, P A Desingu, M Shivakumar, Narayanan Krishnaswamy, B R Singh
AIM: A cross-sectional study was conducted in ten government organized pig farms between 2014 and 2016 representing seven states of India to understand the epidemiology of carbapenem resistance in Escherichia coli isolates. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, 673 fecal samples both from non- diarhhoeic (n=501) and diarrhoeic (n=172) piglets were processed for isolation of carbapenem resistant E. coli. Wherein, 112 confirmed E. coli isolates were further subjected for genotypic confirmation of carbapenem resistance and virulence factors...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344124/comparative-genomics-of-transport-proteins-in-probiotic-and-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-and-salmonella-enterica-strains
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Jimmy Do, Hassan Zafar, Milton H Saier
Escherichia coli is a genetically diverse species that can be pathogenic, probiotic, commensal, or a harmless laboratory strain. Pathogenic strains of E. coli cause urinary tract infections, diarrhea, hemorrhagic colitis, and pyelonephritis, while the two known probiotic E. coli strains combat inflammatory bowel disease and play a role in immunomodulation. Salmonella enterica, a close relative of E. coli, includes two important pathogenic serovars, Typhi and Typhimurium, causing typhoid fever and enterocolitis in humans, respectively, with the latter strain also causing a lethal typhoid fever-like disease in mice...
March 23, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343853/factors-influencing-functional-outcome-of-proximal-interphalangeal-joint-collateral-ligament-injury-when-treated-with-buddy-strapping-and-exercise
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Young Hak Roh, Young Do Koh, Jae Yun Go, Jung Ho Noh, Hyun Sik Gong, Goo Hyun Baek
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort. INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE: This study evaluates the factors influencing treatment outcomes of proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint collateral ligament injuries when treated with buddy strapping. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients treated with buddy strapping for a PIP joint injury were enrolled. The finger range of motion (ROM), grip strength, and a Quick Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH) score were assessed at 3 and 6 months after the initial injury...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343399/analysis-of-postoperative-ultrasonography-surveillance-after-total-thyroidectomy-in-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-multicenter-study
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Inseon Ryoo, Dong Wook Kim, Chang Yoon Lee, Jung Yin Huh, Song Lee, Hye Shin Ahn, Jin Yong Sung
Background In papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) patients, postoperative ultrasonography (US) surveillance is recommended at intervals of six or 12 months even though evidence is weak. Purpose To determine the optimal interval of postoperative US surveillance in patients after total thyroidectomy for the treatment of PTC using multicenter data. Material and Methods A total of 1400 patients from seven tertiary hospitals who underwent total thyroidectomy for treatment of PTC were included. Based on a retrospective review of clinical and pathologic results, multiple factors were analyzed according to recurrence/persistence or no recurrence/persistence...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343336/sunitinib-induced-hypothyroidism-predicts-progression-free-survival-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Anna Buda-Nowak, Jakub Kucharz, Paulina Dumnicka, Marek Kuzniewski, Roman Maria Herman, Aneta L Zygulska, Beata Kusnierz-Cabala
Sunitinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) used in treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), gastrointestinal stromal tumors and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. One of the most common side effects related to sunitinib is hypothyroidism. Recent trials suggest correlation between the incidence of hypothyroidism and treatment outcome in patients treated with TKI. This study evaluates whether development of hypothyroidism is a predictive marker of progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with mRCC treated with sunitinib...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343314/rectus-abdominis-atrophy-after-ventral-abdominal-incisions-midline-versus-chevron
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Y Vigneswaran, E Poli, M S Talamonti, S P Haggerty, J G Linn, M B Ujiki
PURPOSE: Although many outcomes have been compared between a midline and chevron incision, this is the first study to examine rectus abdominis atrophy after these two types of incisions. METHODS: Patients undergoing open pancreaticobiliary surgery between 2007 and 2011 at our single institution were included in this study. Rectus abdominis muscle thickness was measured on both preoperative and follow-up computed tomography (CT) scans to calculate percent atrophy of the muscle after surgery...
March 25, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342664/a-novel-live-attenuated-anthrax-spore-vaccine-based-on-an-acapsular-bacillus-anthracis-sterne-strain-with-mutations-in-the-htra-lef-and-cya-genes
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Theodor Chitlaru, Ma'ayan Israeli, Shahar Rotem, Uri Elia, Erez Bar-Haim, Sharon Ehrlich, Ofer Cohen, Avigdor Shafferman
We recently reported the development of a novel, next-generation, live attenuated anthrax spore vaccine based on disruption of the htrA (High Temperature Requirement A) gene in the Bacillus anthracis Sterne veterinary vaccine strain. This vaccine exhibited a highly significant decrease in virulence in murine, guinea pig and rabbit animal models yet preserved the protective value of the parental Sterne strain. Here, we report the evaluation of additional mutations in the lef and cya genes, encoding for the toxin components lethal factor (LF) and edema factor (EF), to further attenuate the SterneΔhtrA strain and improve its compatibility for human use...
March 22, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342319/absolute-spike-frequency-as-a-predictor-of-surgical-outcome-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Ly Ngo, Michael R Sperling, Christopher Skidmore, Scott Mintzer, Maromi Nei
PURPOSE: Frequent interictal epileptiform abnormalities may correlate with poor prognosis after temporal lobe resection for refractory epilepsy. To date, studies have focused on limited resections such as selective amygdalohippocampectomy and apical temporal lobectomy without hippocampectomy. However, it is unclear whether the frequency of spikes predicts outcome after standard anterior temporal lobectomy. METHOD: Preoperative scalp video-EEG monitoring data from patients who subsequently underwent anterior temporal lobectomy over a three year period and were followed for at least one year were reviewed for the frequency of interictal epileptiform abnormalities...
March 15, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342278/simultaneous-pancreas-and-kidney-transplantation-incidence-and-risk-factors-for-amputation-after-10-years-follow-up
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E MacCraith, N F Davis, C Browne, P Mohan, D Hickey
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of amputation after simultaneous pancreas and kidney (SPK) transplantation ranges from 9.5-23% after 5 years of follow-up. The objective of this study was to investigate the incidence and risk factors for amputation in SPK transplant patients after a minimum follow-up of 10 years. METHODS: An analysis was performed on a prospectively maintained database of 81 SPK transplants and 43 kidney transplantation alone (KTA) consecutively performed in one centre for insulin dependent diabetes mellitus between December 1992 and January 2006...
March 25, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342087/pelvic-inflammatory-disease-and-the-risk-of-ovarian-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Zhiyi Zhou, Fangfang Zeng, Jianhui Yuan, Jinling Tang, Graham A Colditz, Shelley S Tworoger, Britton Trabert, Xuefen Su
PURPOSE: Previous studies on pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and the risk of ovarian cancer have found inconsistent results. We performed an updated meta-analysis to summarize the evidence of this association. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and ISI web of science databases were searched through October 2016 for studies that investigated the PID and ovarian cancer association. Summary risk estimates were calculated using random-effects meta-analysis. RESULT: Thirteen studies were eligible for analysis, which included six cohort studies and seven case-control studies...
March 24, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341759/a-phase-ib-study-of-sorafenib-bay-43-9006-in-patients-with-kaposi-sarcoma
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Thomas S Uldrick, Priscila H Gonçalves, Kathleen M Wyvill, Cody J Peer, Wendy Bernstein, Karen Aleman, Mark N Polizzotto, David Venzon, Seth M Steinberg, Vickie Marshall, Denise Whitby, Richard F Little, John J Wright, Michelle A Rudek, William D Figg, Robert Yarchoan
LESSONS LEARNED: Oral targeted agents are desirable for treatment of Kaposi sarcoma (KS); however, in patients with HIV, drug-drug interactions must be considered. In this study to treat KS, sorafenib was poorly tolerated at doses less than those approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for hepatocellular carcinoma and other cancers, and showed only modest activity.Sorafenib's metabolism occurs via the CYP3A4 pathway, which is inhibited by ritonavir, a commonly used antiretroviral agent used by most patients in this study...
March 24, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341474/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-for-primary-treatment-of-type-1-retinopathy-of-prematurity-a-report-by-the-american-academy-of-ophthalmology
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Deborah K VanderVeen, Michele Melia, Michael B Yang, Amy K Hutchinson, Lorri B Wilson, Scott R Lambert
PURPOSE: To review the available evidence on the ocular safety and efficacy of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) compared with laser photocoagulation therapy. METHODS: A literature search of the PubMed and Cochrane Library databases was conducted last on September 6, 2016, with no date restrictions and limited to articles published in English. This search yielded 311 citations, of which 37 were deemed clinically relevant for full-text review...
March 21, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341144/a-subjective-domestic-cat-felis-silvestris-catus-temperament-assessment-results-in-six-independent-dimensions
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Daniel Ha, James Ha
The study of personality or temperament is well developed in many species, but in domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus) it has lagged behind. We applied one common methodology, subjective surveys, performed by their owners, to investigate the dimensions of cat temperament. To do this, we developed an eighteen question survey covering common behavioral traits of cats, and had the evaluators rank their cat on a seven point Likert scale for trait. The responses were analyzed with factor analysis, and resulted in six significant dimensions of temperament across the 251 surveys...
March 21, 2017: Behavioural Processes
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