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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353443/role-of-fluorescent-in-situ-hybridization-cholangioscopic-biopsies-and-eus-fna-in-the-evaluation-of-biliary-strictures
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Christian Brooks, Valerie Gausman, Chanthel Kokoy-Mondragon, Khushboo Munot, Sunil P Amin, Amit Desai, Claudine Kipp, John Poneros, Amrita Sethi, Frank G Gress, Michel Kahaleh, Vundavalli V Murty, Reem Sharaiha, Tamas A Gonda
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Our goal was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of FISH in the detection of malignancy compared with other standard diagnostic modalities, including brush cytology and biopsy specimens over a 10-year period of prospective data collection. METHODS: We conducted a review of all consecutive biliary strictures evaluated between 2006 and 2016. Patients with a final pathologic diagnosis or conclusive follow-up were included. We evaluated the performance of FISH polysomy (CEP 3, 7, and 17) and 9p21 deletion as well as cholangioscopic biopsy (CBx) and EUS-FNA...
January 20, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353431/sensitive-electrochemical-detection-of-microrna-21-based-on-propylamine-functionalized-mesoporous-silica-with-glucometer-readout
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Kun Deng, Yong Zhang, Xuedong Tong
A new homogeneous electrochemical sensing system was developed for sensitive detection of microRNA-21 (miRNA-21) based on target-induced glucose release from propylamine-functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSN) with glucometer readout. Glucose molecules (as the signal tracers) were initially gated into the pores through the interaction of the negatively charged anchor DNA with the aminated MSN. Upon addition of target miRNA, the analyte competitively hybridized with anchor DNA to form the RNA-DNA duplex, thus resulting in detachment of anchor DNA from the MSN accompanying the pore opening...
January 20, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353424/characterization-of-small-rnas-originating-from-mitoviruses-infecting-the-conifer-pathogen-fusarium-circinatum
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E J Muñoz-Adalia, J J Diez, M M Fernández, J Hantula, E J Vainio
Deep sequencing of small RNAs has proved effective in the diagnosis of mycovirus infections. In this study, the presence of mycoviruses in ten isolates of the phytopathogenic fungus Fusarium circinatum was investigated by high-throughput sequencing (HTS) of small RNAs. The contigs resulting from de novo assembly of the reads were aligned to viral genome sequences. The presence of each mycovirus detected in the isolates was confirmed by RT-PCR analysis with four previously described primer pairs and seven new pairs designed on the basis of sequencing data...
January 20, 2018: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353423/polymerase-chain-reaction-based-detection-of-myc-transduction-in-feline-leukemia-virus-infected-cats
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Ryosuke Sumi, Ariko Miyake, Taiji Endo, Yoshiharu Ohsato, Minh Ha Ngo, Kazuo Nishigaki
Feline lymphomas are associated with the transduction and activation of cellular proto-oncogenes, such as c-myc, by feline leukemia virus (FeLV). We describe a polymerase chain reaction assay for detection of myc transduction usable in clinical diagnosis. The assay targets c-myc exons 2 and 3, which together result in a FeLV-specific fusion gene following c-myc transduction. When this assay was conducted on FeLV-infected feline tissues submitted for clinical diagnosis of tumors, myc transduction was detected in 14% of T-cell lymphoma/leukemias...
January 20, 2018: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353417/maternal-metabolic-response-to-dietary-treatment-for-impaired-glucose-tolerance-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Karen L Lindsay, Lorraine Brennan, Maria A Kennelly, Sinéad Curran, Mary Coffey, Thomas P Smith, Michael E Foley, Mensud Hatunic, Fionnuala M McAuliffe
BACKGROUND: Dietary advice is a standard component of treatment for pregnant women with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and gestational diabetes (GDM), yet few studies report glycemic profiles in response to dietary therapies and the optimal dietary approach remains uncertain. AIM: To assess changes in maternal glycemic profile and pregnancy outcomes among women with diet-controlled IGT and GDM. METHODS: Pregnant women who had one or more elevated values on a 3-h oral glucose tolerance test were enrolled...
January 20, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353400/a-stard-compliant-prediction-model-for-diagnosing-thrombotic-microangiopathies
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Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Gianmarco Lombardi, Alessandro Naticchia, Antonio Sturniolo, Cecilia Zuppi, Valerio De Stefano, Patrizia Bonelli, Ruggero Buonocore, Gianfranco Cervellin, Giuseppe Lippi, Giovanni Gambaro
Aim of the study was the definition of a predictive model for the initial diagnosis of thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA). We retrospectively collected data on all adult patients admitted to the Gemelli Hospital from 2010 to 2014. ICD-9 codes from primary diagnoses were used for TMA diagnosis. Demographic and laboratory characteristics on admission of patients with TMA were then compared with a random sample of 500 patients with other diagnoses. The prediction model was externally validated in a cohort from another hospital...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353399/mri-findings-in-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-associated-autoimmune-epilepsy
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Jason R Fredriksen, Carrie M Carr, Kelly K Koeller, Jared T Verdoorn, Avi Gadoth, Sean J Pittock, Amy L Kotsenas
PURPOSE: Glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD65) has been implicated in a number of autoimmune-associated neurologic syndromes, including autoimmune epilepsy. This study categorizes the spectrum of MRI findings in patients with a clinical diagnosis of autoimmune epilepsy and elevated serum GAD65 autoantibodies. METHODS: An institutional database search identified patients with elevated serum GAD65 antibodies and a clinical diagnosis of autoimmune epilepsy who had undergone brain MRI...
January 20, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353395/comparison-of-osteoporosis-in-us-adults-with-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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S C DeShields, T D Cunningham
PURPOSE: We examined bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis prevalence in those with type 1 compared to type 2 diabetes derived from a nationally representative sample from the civilian community in the United States. METHODS: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, and 2013-2014 were merged to obtain a large sample of diabetics at least 20 years of age with participation in the interview and medical examination...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353329/correction-to-stigma-in-the-context-of-pregnancy-termination-after-diagnosis-of-fetal-anomaly-associations-with-grief-trauma-and-depression
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January 20, 2018: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353327/transforaminal-endoscopic-decompression-for-thoracic-spinal-stenosis-under-local-anesthesia
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Zhi-Qiang Jia, Xi-Jing He, Li-Tao Zhao, San-Qiang Li
BACKGROUND: Thoracic spinal stenosis is a common vertebral degenerative disease, and treatment remains challenging. In recent years, transforaminal endoscopic decompression has been widely used for treating lumbar degenerative diseases. However, the efficacy of this procedure for thoracic spinal stenosis has yet to be established. Herein, we report a case of thoracic spinal stenosis treated with transforaminal endoscopic decompression under local anesthesia. CASE REPORT: An 88-year-old man presented with a 1-month history of progressive paralysis and dysesthesia in the bilateral lower extremities...
January 20, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353306/toxoplasma-gondii-antigen-sag2a-differentially-modulates-il-1%C3%AE-expression-in-resistant-and-susceptible-murine-peritoneal-cells
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Jamilly Azevedo Leal-Sena, Jane Lima Dos Santos, Thaise Anne Rocha Dos Santos, Edson Mário de Andrade, Tiago Antônio de Oliveira Mendes, Juliano Oliveira Santana, Tiago Wilson Patriarca Mineo, José Roberto Mineo, Jair Pereira da Cunha-Júnior, Carlos Priminho Pirovani
The cell surface of Toxoplasma gondii is covered by antigens (SAGs) from the SRS family anchored by glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) and includes antigens from the SAG2 family. Among these, the SAG2A surface antigen shows great potential in activating humoral responses and has been used in characterizing the acute phase of infection and in the serological diagnosis of toxoplasmosis. In this study, we aimed to evaluate rSAG2A-induced proteins in BALB/c and C57BL/c mice macrophages and to evaluate the phenotypic polarization induced in the process...
January 20, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353276/what-can-google-inform-us-about-people-s-interests-regarding-dental-caries-in-different-populations
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Patricia Estefania Aguirre, Melina Coelho, Thaís Oliveira, Daniela Rios, Agnes Fátima Cruvinel, Thiago Cruvinel
The diagnosis or suspicion of dental caries can lead people to seek additional information on the Internet through the use of structured queries in search engine tools. This action generates a considerable volume of data, which can be analyzed to provide a better understanding of the public's behavior linked to the consumption of oral health information. This study aimed to assess the volume and profile of web searches on dental caries-related queries performed by Google users from different countries. The monthly variation of the Search Volume Index (SVI) for dental caries was obtained in Google Trends for the period between January 2004 and September 2016...
January 20, 2018: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353275/endocrine-and-metabolic-disturbances-in-survivors-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-childhood-and-adolescence
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Shlomit Shalitin, Lihi Pertman, Michal Yackobovitch-Gavan, Isaac Yaniv, Yael Lebenthal, Moshe Phillip, Jerry Stein
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The objective was to evaluate endocrine complications in survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) performed during childhood. METHODS: Endocrine dysfunction and metabolic syndrome parameters were assessed by chart review of 178 childhood HSCT survivors (median age at evaluation, 15.5 [range: 3.8-29.8] years; median follow-up, 8.5 [range: 2-23.4] years). RESULTS: The following statistically significant associations were identified (p < 0...
January 19, 2018: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353264/response-to-growth-hormone-treatment-in-very-young-patients-with-growth-hormone-deficiencies-and-mini-puberty
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Semra Çetinkaya, Şükran Poyrazoğlu, Firdevs Baş, Oya Ercan, Metin Yıldız, Erdal Adal, Abdullah Bereket, Saygın Abalı, Zehra Aycan, Şenay Savaş Erdeve, Merih Berberoğlu, Zeynep Şıklar, Meltem Tayfun, Şükran Darcan, Eda Mengen, İffet Bircan, Filiz Mine Çizmecioğlu Jones, Enver Şimşek, Esra Deniz Papatya, Mehmet Nuri Özbek, Semih Bolu, Ayhan Abacı, Muammer Büyükinan, Feyza Darendeliler
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to assess the response to growth hormone (GH) treatment in very young patients with GH deficiency (GHD) through a national, multi-center study. Possible factors affecting growth response were assessed (especially mini-puberty). METHODS: Medical reports of GHD patients in whom treatment was initiated between 0 and 3 years of age were retrospectively evaluated. RESULTS: The cohort numbered 67. The diagnosis age was 12...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353259/non-invasive-prenatal-testing-of-pregnancies-at-risk-for-phenylketonuria
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Huikun Duan, Ning Liu, Zhenhua Zhao, Yiqian Liu, Yin Wang, Zhifeng Li, Mengnan Xu, David S Cram, Xiangdong Kong
BACKGROUND: Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a common metabolic disorder caused predominately by mutations in the phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) gene. The aim of the study was to design and validate the performance of a non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) for PKU using circulating single molecule amplification and resequencing technology (cSMART). METHODS: A total of 18 couples at genetic risk for having a child with PKU were recruited to the study. Gold standard invasive prenatal diagnosis (IPD) was performed on amniocyte or villus cell DNA by Sanger sequencing, targeting the known parental PAH mutations...
January 20, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353230/a-model-of-dormant-emergent-metastatic-breast-cancer-progression-enabling-exploration-of-biomarker-signatures
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Amanda M Clark, Manu Kumar, Sarah Wheeler, Carissa Young, Raman Venkataramanan, Donna Stolz, Linda Griffith, Douglas A Lauffenburger, Alan Wells
Breast cancer mortality predominantly results from dormant micrometastases that emerge as fatal outgrowths years after initial diagnosis. In order to gain insights concerning factors associated with emergence of liver metastases, we recreated spontaneous dormancy in an all-human ex vivo hepatic microphysiological system (MPS). Seeding this MPS with small numbers (<0.05% by cell count) of the aggressive MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell line, two populations formed: actively proliferating ('growing'; EdU+), and spontaneously quiescent ('dormant'; EdU-)...
January 20, 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353223/parathyroid-carcinoma-from-a-case-report-to-a-review-of-the-literature
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José Miguel Presa Fernandes, Claudia Paiva, Raquel Correia, José Polónia, António Moreira da Costa
INTRODUCTION: Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare endocrine malignancy. The reported incidence is from 0.5 to 5% of primary hyperparathyroidism cases in various series. Consideration of parathyroid carcinoma in the differential diagnosis of hypercalcaemic disorders is important because the morbidity and mortality are substantial and the best prognosis is associated with early recognition and surgical resection. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of parathyroid carcinoma occurring in a 60-year-old woman who presented to our institution with persistent hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcemia 3 years after being submitted to one gland parathyroidectomy in another hospital...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353211/examining-a-transdiagnostic-measure-of-repetitive-thinking-in-depressed-formerly-depressed-and-never-depressed-individuals
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Suraj Samtani, Peter M McEvoy, Alison E J Mahoney, Aliza Werner-Seidler, Susan S Y Li, Brittany C McGill, Julia Tockar, Michelle L Moulds
BACKGROUND: Evidence that repetitive negative thinking (RNT) is a shared feature of a number of disorders has prompted the need for transdiagnostic self-report instruments; that is, measures of RNT that can be administered to individuals irrespective of their diagnosis. The Repetitive Thinking Questionnaire (RTQ; McEvoy et al., 2010) was developed to meet this need, and its psychometric properties and capacity to predict psychopathology have been tested in undergraduate and clinically anxious samples...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353182/observations-on-muscle-activity-in-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-assessed-with-a-semi-automated-scoring-algorithm
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Jesper Jeppesen, Marit Otto, Yoon Frederiksen, Allan K Hansen, Tatyana D Fedorova, Karoline Knudsen, Adjmal Nahimi, David J Brooks, Per Borghammer, Michael Sommerauer
OBJECTIVES: Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is defined by dream enactment due to a failure of normal muscle atonia. Visual assessment of this muscle activity is time consuming and rater-dependent. METHODS: An EMG computer algorithm for scoring 'tonic', 'phasic' and 'any' submental muscle activity during REM sleep was evaluated compared with human visual ratings. Subsequently, 52 subjects were analyzed with the algorithm. Duration and maximal amplitude of muscle activity, and self-awareness of RBD symptoms were assessed...
December 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353161/automated-diagnosis-of-focal-liver-lesions-using-bidirectional-empirical-mode-decomposition-features
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U Rajendra Acharya, Joel En Wei Koh, Yuki Hagiwara, Jen Hong Tan, Arkadiusz Gertych, Anushya Vijayananthan, Nur Adura Yaakup, Basri Johan Jeet Abdullah, Mohd Kamil Bin Mohd Fabell, Chai Hong Yeong
Liver is the heaviest internal organ of the human body and performs many vital functions. Prolonged cirrhosis and fatty liver disease may lead to the formation of benign or malignant lesions in this organ, and an early and reliable evaluation of these conditions can improve treatment outcomes. Ultrasound imaging is a safe, non-invasive, and cost-effective way of diagnosing liver lesions. However, this technique has limited performance in determining the nature of the lesions. This study initiates a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system to aid radiologists in an objective and more reliable interpretation of ultrasound images of liver lesions...
January 3, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
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