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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317854/sets-of-serum-exosomal-micrornas-as-candidate-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-kawasaki-disease
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Hong-Ling Jia, Chao-Wu Liu, Li Zhang, Wei-Jun Xu, Xue-Juan Gao, Jun Bai, Yu-Fen Xu, Ming-Guo Xu, Gong Zhang
Although Kawasaki disease is the main cause of acquired heart disease in children, no diagnostic biomarkers are available. We aimed to identify candidate biomarkers for diagnosing Kawasaki disease using serum exosomal microRNAs (miRNAs). Using frozen serum samples from a biobank, high-throughput microarray technologies, two-stage real-time quantitative PCR, and a self-referencing strategy for data normalization, we narrowed down the list of biomarker candidates to a set of 4 miRNAs. We further validated the diagnostic capabilities of the identified miRNAs (namely, CT(miR-1246)-CT(miR-4436b-5p) and CT(miR-197-3p)-CT(miR-671-5p)) in 79 samples from two hospitals...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317811/performance-of-the-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-tissues
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Pascal Polepole, Mwila Kabwe, Mpanga Kasonde, John Tembo, Aaron Shibemba, Justin O'Grady, Nathan Kapata, Alimuddin Zumla, Matthew Bates
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB), which accounts for 10%-40% of the global burden of TB, with the highest incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa, is strongly associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Diagnosing EPTB is challenging, and recently, there has been a concerted effort to evaluate the latest molecular diagnostics for diagnosing TB in a range of specimen types. The Xpert MTB/RIF assay (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) is one such technology, which simultaneously detects Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306400/turning-toward-participants-in-biobanking
#3
Sharon F Terry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306399/biobanking-where-science-and-society-meet
#4
Garth D Ehrlich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306398/returning-results-let-s-be-honest
#5
Bernice S Elger, Eva De Clercq
Biobank research has the potential to return results that could have beneficial and even life-saving consequences for participants. This possibility raises some important questions, not only about the ethical duty to return results within a research setting, but also about participants' right to refuse results and researchers' responsibility to respect that choice. This article argues in favor of adopting a return-of-results policy that limits participants' ability to refuse clinically relevant and actionable results...
March 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301780/the-australian-lupus-registry-and-biobank-a-timely-initiative
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Sean O'Neill, Eric F Morand, Alberta Hoi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300725/diagnosis-of-occlusal-caries-lesions-in-deciduous-molars-by-coherent-light-scattering-pattern-speckle
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Silvia Regina Garcia Olivan, Alessandro Melo Deana, Marcelo Mendes Pinto, Ravana Angelini Sfalcin, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari, Renato Araujo Prates, Sandra Kalil Bussadori
BACKGROUND: In this study is presented the correlation between laser speckle images and detection of incipient caries lesions by changing the microstructure of the surface of tooth enamel. METHODS: We used 30 healthy deciduous molar teeth collected from the Biobank Human Teeth, Faculty of Dentistry, University of São Paulo who had carious lesions induced by the pH cycling method. The samples were evaluated for the diagnosis of caries by two METHODS: ICDAS and speckle pattern of coherent light scattering after 5, 10 and 15days and the results were statistically analyzed using α=0...
March 11, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300421/the-state-of-cloud-based-biospecimen-and-biobank-data-management-tools
#8
Shonali Paul, Aditi Gade, Sumani Mallipeddi
Biobanks are critical for collecting and managing high-quality biospecimens from donors with appropriate clinical annotation. The high-quality human biospecimens and associated data are required to better understand disease processes. Therefore, biobanks have become an important and essential resource for healthcare research and drug discovery. However, collecting and managing huge volumes of data (biospecimens and associated clinical data) necessitate that biobanks use appropriate data management solutions that can keep pace with the ever-changing requirements of research...
March 16, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299370/change-in-commute-mode-and-body-mass-index-prospective-longitudinal-evidence-from-uk-biobank
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Ellen Flint, Elizabeth Webb, Steven Cummins
BACKGROUND: Insufficient physical activity is a determinant of obesity and cardiovascular disease. Active travel to work has declined in high-income countries in recent decades. We aimed to determine which socioeconomic and demographic characteristics predicted switching to or from active commuting, whether switching from passive to active commuting (or the reverse) independently predicts change in objectively measured body-mass index (BMI), and to ascertain whether any association is attenuated by socioeconomic, demographic, or behavioural factors...
December 2016: Lancet Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296980/recent-progress-of-the-aregpkd-registry-study-on-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Kathrin Ebner, Franz Schaefer, Max Christoph Liebau
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a rare monogenic disease with a severe phenotype often presenting prenatally or in early childhood. With its obligate renal and hepatic involvement, ARPKD is one of the most important indications for liver and/or kidney transplantation in childhood. Marked phenotypic variability is observed, the genetic basis of which is largely unknown. Treatment is symptomatic and largely empiric as evidence-based guidelines are lacking. Therapeutic initiatives for ARPKD face the problem of highly variable cohorts and lack of clinical or biochemical risk markers without clear-cut clinical end points...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296937/effects-of-circadian-clock-genes-and-health-related-behavior-on-metabolic-syndrome-in-a-taiwanese-population-evidence-from-association-and-interaction-analysis
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Eugene Lin, Po-Hsiu Kuo, Yu-Li Liu, Albert C Yang, Chung-Feng Kao, Shih-Jen Tsai
Increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been associated with the circadian clock genes. In this study, we assessed whether 29 circadian clock-related genes (including ADCYAP1, ARNTL, ARNTL2, BHLHE40, CLOCK, CRY1, CRY2, CSNK1D, CSNK1E, GSK3B, HCRTR2, KLF10, NFIL3, NPAS2, NR1D1, NR1D2, PER1, PER2, PER3, REV1, RORA, RORB, RORC, SENP3, SERPINE1, TIMELESS, TIPIN, VIP, and VIPR2) are associated with MetS and its individual components independently and/or through complex interactions in a Taiwanese population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295243/quantitative-contribution-of-rs75017182-to-dihydropyrimidine-dehydrogenase-mrna-splicing-and-enzyme-activity
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Qian Nie, Shikshya Shrestha, Erin E Tapper, Colbren S Trogstad-Isaacson, Kelly J Bouchonville, Adam M Lee, Rentian Wu, Calvin R Jerde, Zhiquan Wang, Phillip A Kubica, Steven M Offer, Robert B Diasio
Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD; DPYD gene) variants have emerged as reliable predictors of adverse toxicity to the chemotherapy agent 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). The intronic DPYD variant rs75017182 has been recently suggested to promote alternative splicing of DPYD. However, both the extent of alternative splicing and the true contribution of rs75017182 to DPD function remain unclear. In the present study we quantified alternative splicing and DPD enzyme activity in rs75017182 carriers utilizing healthy volunteer specimens from the Mayo Clinic Biobank...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288261/antioxidant-capacity-and-superoxide-dismutase-activity-in-adrenoleukodystrophy
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Bela R Turk, Benjamin E Theisen, Christina L Nemeth, Joel S Marx, Xiaohai Shi, Melissa Rosen, Richard O Jones, Ann B Moser, Paul A Watkins, Gerald V Raymond, Carol Tiffany, Ali Fatemi
Importance: X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) may switch phenotype to the fatal cerebral form (ie, cerebral ALD [cALD]), the cause of which is unknown. Determining differences in antioxidant capacity and superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels between phenotypes may allow for the generation of a clinical biomarker for predicting the onset of cALD, as well as initiating a more timely lifesaving therapy. Objective: To identify variations in the levels of antioxidant capacity and SOD activity between ALD phenotypes in patients with cALD or adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN), heterozygote female carriers, and healthy controls and, in addition, correlate antioxidant levels with clinical outcome scores to determine a possible predictive value...
March 13, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287610/multivariate-simulation-framework-reveals-performance-of-multi-trait-gwas-methods
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Heather F Porter, Paul F O'Reilly
Burgeoning availability of genome-wide association study (GWAS) results and national biobank data has led to growing interest in performing multi-trait genetic analyses. Numerous multi-trait GWAS methods that exploit either summary statistics or individual-level data have been developed, but their relative performance is unclear. Here we develop a simulation framework to model the complex networks underlying multivariate genetic epidemiology, enabling the vast model space of genetic effects on multiple correlated traits to be explored systematically...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287583/a-rapid-filter-insert-based-3d-culture-system-for-primary-prostate-cell-differentiation
#15
Lucas Tricoli, Deborah L Berry, Chris Albanese
Conditionally reprogrammed cells (CRCs) provide a sustainable method for primary cell culture and the ability to develop extensive "living biobanks" of patient derived cell lines. For many types of epithelial cells, various three dimensional (3D) culture approaches have been described that support an improved differentiated state. While CRCs retain their lineage commitment to the tissue from which they are isolated, they fail to express many of the differentiation markers associated with the tissue of origin when grown under normal two dimensional (2D) culture conditions...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284229/influence-of-temperature-fluctuations-during-cryopreservation-on-vital-parameters-differentiation-potential-and-transgene-expression-of-placental-multipotent-stromal-cells
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Denys Pogozhykh, Olena Pogozhykh, Volodymyr Prokopyuk, Larisa Kuleshova, Anatoliy Goltsev, Rainer Blasczyk, Thomas Mueller
BACKGROUND: Successful implementation of rapidly advancing regenerative medicine approaches has led to high demand for readily available cellular suspensions. In particular, multipotent stromal cells (MSCs) of placental origin have shown therapeutic efficiency in the treatment of numerous pathologies of varied etiology. Up to now, cryopreservation is the only effective way to preserve the viability and unique properties of such cells in the long term. However, practical biobanking is often associated with repeated temperature fluctuations or interruption of a cold chain due to various technical, transportation, and stocking events...
March 11, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281147/molecular-tumor-boards-ethical-issues-in-the-new-era-of-data-medicine
#17
Henri-Corto Stoeklé, Marie-France Mamzer-Bruneel, Charles-Henry Frouart, Christophe Le Tourneau, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Guillaume Vogt, Christian Hervé
The practice and development of modern medicine requires large amounts of data, particularly in the domain of cancer. The future of personalized medicine lies neither with "genomic medicine" nor with "precision medicine", but with "data medicine" (DM) (big data, data mining). The establishment of this DM has required far-reaching changes, to establish four essential elements connecting patients and doctors: biobanks, databases, bioinformatic platforms and genomic platforms. The "transformation" of scientific research areas, such as genetics, bioinformatics and biostatistics, into clinical specialties has generated a new vision of care...
March 9, 2017: Science and Engineering Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275316/cohort-description-the-danish-study-of-functional-disorders
#18
Thomas Meinertz Dantoft, Jeanette Frost Ebstrup, Allan Linneberg, Sine Skovbjerg, Anja Lykke Madsen, Jesper Mehlsen, Louise Brinth, Lene Falgaard Eplov, Tina Wisbech Carstensen, Andreas Schroder, Per Klausen Fink, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Torben Hansen, Oluf Pedersen, Torben Jørgensen
The Danish study of Functional Disorders (DanFunD) cohort was initiated to outline the epidemiology of functional somatic syndromes (FSS) and is the first larger coordinated epidemiological study focusing exclusively on FSS. FSS are prevalent in all medical settings and can be defined as syndromes that, after appropriate medical assessment, cannot be explained in terms of a conventional medical or surgical disease. FSS are frequent and the clinical importance varies from vague symptoms to extreme disability...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274211/redefining-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-with-single-dose-ablative-treatment-a-study-protocol
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R K Charaghvandi, B van Asselen, M E P Philippens, H M Verkooijen, C H van Gils, P J van Diest, R M Pijnappel, M G G Hobbelink, A J Witkamp, T van Dalen, E van der Wall, T C van Heijst, R Koelemij, M van Vulpen, H J G D van den Bongard
BACKGROUND: A shift towards less burdening and more patient friendly treatments for breast cancer is currently ongoing. In low-risk patients with early-stage disease, accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) is an alternative for whole breast irradiation following breast-conserving surgery. MRI-guided single dose ablative APBI has the potential to offer a minimally burdening, non-invasive treatment that could replace current breast-conserving therapy. METHODS: The ABLATIVE study is a prospective, single arm, multicenter study evaluating preoperative, single dose, ablative radiation treatment in patients with early-stage breast cancer...
March 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268884/creating-virtual-ards-patients
#20
Anup Das, Mainul Haque, Marc Chikhani, Wenfei Wang, Jonathan G Hardman, Declan G Bates
This paper presents the methodology used in patient-specific calibration of a novel highly integrated model of the cardiovascular and pulmonary pathophysiology associated with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). We focus on data from previously published clinical trials on the static and dynamic cardio-pulmonary responses of three ARDS patients to changes in ventilator settings. From this data, the parameters of the integrated model were identified using an optimization-based methodology in multiple stages...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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