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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344572/gut-colonization-by-methanogenic-archaea-is-associated-with-organic-dairy-consumption-in-children
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Jeroen A A van de Pol, Niels van Best, Catherine A Mbakwa, Carel Thijs, Paul H Savelkoul, Ilja C W Arts, Mathias W Hornef, Monique Mommers, John Penders
The gut microbiota represents a complex and diverse ecosystem with a profound impact on human health, promoting immune maturation, and host metabolism as well as colonization resistance. Important members that have often been disregarded are the methanogenic archaea. Methanogenic archaea reduce hydrogen levels via the production of methane, thereby stimulating food fermentation by saccharolytic bacteria. On the other hand, colonization by archaea has been suggested to promote a number of gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and obesity...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342937/molecular-epidemiology-of-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-colonization-among-patients-and-their-parents-guardian-in-an-iranian-referral-hospital
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Babak Pourakbari, Mahmoud Khodabandeh, Shima Mahmoudi, Farah Sabouni, Alireza Aziz-Ahari, Abbas Bahador, Sepideh Keshavarz Valian, Reihaneh Hosseinpour Sadeghi, Setareh Mamishi
INTRODUCTION: Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in the nose appears to play a key role in the epidemiology and pathogenesis of infection. It is important to investigate the genetic relatedness of S. aureus and MRSA clones in different geographic regions. The aim of this study was to assess the nasal carriage rate of S. aureus, including MRSA strains in both hospitalized children and general adult population (parents/guardian). In addition, antibiotic susceptibility pattern and molecular diversity of S...
March 22, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341280/cost-effectiveness-of-staphylococcus-aureus-decolonization-strategies-in-high-risk-total-joint-arthroplasty-patients
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Devin M Williams, Andy O Miller, Michael W Henry, Geoffrey H Westrich, Hassan M K Ghomrawi
BACKGROUND: The risk of prosthetic joint infection increases with Staphylococcus aureus colonization. The cost-effectiveness of decolonization is controversial. We evaluated cost-effectiveness decolonization protocols in high-risk arthroplasty patients. METHODS: An analytical model evaluated risk under 3 protocols: 4 swabs, 2 swabs, and nasal swab alone. These were compared to no-screening and universal decolonization strategies. Cost-effectiveness was evaluated from the hospital, patient, and societal perspective...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336719/colon-cancer-screening-among-patients-receiving-dialysis-in-the-united-states-are-we-choosing-wisely
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Christopher A Carlos, Charles E McCulloch, Chi-Yuan Hsu, Barbara Grimes, Meda E Pavkov, Nilka R Burrows, Vahakn B Shahinian, Rajiv Saran, Neil R Powe, Kirsten L Johansen
The American Society of Nephrology recommends against routine cancer screening among asymptomatic patients receiving maintenance dialysis on the basis of limited survival benefit. To determine the frequency of colorectal cancer screening among patients on dialysis and the extent to which screening tests were targeted toward patients at lower risk of death and higher likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant, we performed a cohort study of 469,574 Medicare beneficiaries ages ≥50 years old who received dialysis between January 1, 2007 and September 30, 2012...
March 23, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333541/extracolonic-findings-at-screening-ct-colonography-prevalence-benefits-challenges-and-opportunities
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B Dustin Pooler, David H Kim, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVE: Extracolonic findings at screening CT colonography (CTC) represent imaging findings incidentally detected outside the colon and rectum. Confusion regarding rates reported in the literature fuels controversy over the relative benefits versus harms of extracolonic findings. CONCLUSION: From an evidence-based approach, this article reviews the prevalence and benefits of and challenges raised by extracolonic findings, as well as opportunities to further leverage the effect of screening CTC...
March 23, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331002/personalized-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-cancer-models-to-guide-precision-medicine
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Chantal Pauli, Benjamin D Hopkins, Davide Prandi, Reid Shaw, Tarcisio Fedrizzi, Andrea Sboner, Verena Sailer, Michael Augello, Loredana Puca, Rachele Rosati, Terra J McNary, Yelena Churakova, Cynthia Cheung, Joanna Triscott, David Pisapia, Rema Rao, Juan Miguel Mosquera, Brian Robinson, Bishoy M Faltas, Brooke E Emerling, Vijayakrishna K Gadi, Brady Bernard, Olivier Elemento, Himisha Beltran, Francesca Demichelis, Christopher J Kemp, Carla Grandori, Lewis C Cantley, Mark A Rubin
Precision medicine is an approach that takes into account the influence of individuals' genes, environment, and lifestyle exposures to tailor interventions. Here, we describe the development of a robust precision cancer care platform that integrates whole-exome sequencing with a living biobank that enables high-throughput drug screens on patient-derived tumor organoids. To date, 56 tumor-derived organoid cultures and 19 patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models have been established from the 769 patients enrolled in an Institutional Review Board-approved clinical trial...
March 22, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330305/studies-on-coexistence-of-mec-gene-is256-and-novel-sasx-gene-among-human-clinical-coagulase-negative-staphylococci
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K R Soumya, Sheela Sugathan, Jyothis Mathew, E K Radhakrishnan
Methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci (MRCoNS) are major nosocomial pathogens which cause device-related infections. Presence of various virulence factors along with methicillin resistance favor improved CoNS pathogenicity and their dissemination among population. In the present study, mec gene prevalence was analyzed along with SCC mec diversity among 55 human clinical CoNS isolates. PCR screening of insertion sequence (IS256) was also conducted to elucidate their association with methicillin resistance among selected CoNS species...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328936/polyp-detection-rate-in-transverse-and-sigmoid-colon-significantly-increases-with-longer-withdrawal-time-during-screening-colonoscopy
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Kazuhiro Kashiwagi, Nagamu Inoue, Toshifumi Yoshida, Rieko Bessyo, Kazuaki Yoneno, Hiroyuki Imaeda, Haruhiko Ogata, Takanori Kanai, Yoshinori Sugino, Yasushi Iwao
BACKGROUND: The guidelines for colonoscopy present withdrawal time (WT) and adenoma detection rate (ADR) as the quality indicator. The purpose of this retrospective study is to analyze the predicting factors with polyp detection rate (PDR) as a surrogate for ADR by using comprehensive health checkup data, and assess the correlation between PDR per each colonic segment and WT, and factors influencing WT. METHODS: One thousand and thirty six consecutive health checkup cases from April 2015 to March 2016 were enrolled in this study, and 880 subjects who undertook colonoscopy without polyp removal or biopsy were divided into the two groups (polyp not detected group vs polyp detected group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325762/a-genetic-screen-reveals-that-synthesis-of-1-4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoate-dhna-but-not-full-length-menaquinone-is-required-for-listeria-monocytogenes-cytosolic-survival
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Grischa Y Chen, Courtney E McDougal, Marc A D'Antonio, Jonathan L Portman, John-Demian Sauer
Through unknown mechanisms, the host cytosol restricts bacterial colonization; therefore, only professional cytosolic pathogens are adapted to colonize this host environment. Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive intracellular pathogen that is highly adapted to colonize the cytosol of both phagocytic and nonphagocytic cells. To identify L. monocytogenes determinants of cytosolic survival, we designed and executed a novel screen to isolate L. monocytogenes mutants with cytosolic survival defects. Multiple mutants identified in the screen were defective for synthesis of menaquinone (MK), an essential molecule in the electron transport chain...
March 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325143/synthesis-and-characterization-of-a-new-benzo-indole-derivative-with-apoptotic-activity-against-colon-cancer-cells
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Fatemeh Hajiaghaalipou, Fadhil Lafta Faraj, Elham Bagheri, Hamid Khaledi, Hapipah Mohd Ali, Nazia Abdul Majid, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer in both men and women around the world. The chemistry and biological study of heterocyclic compounds have been an interesting area for a long time in pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry. METHODS: A new synthetic compound, 2-(1,1-Dimethyl-1,3-dihydro-benzo[e]indol-2-ylidene)-3-(2-hydroxy-phenylimino)-propionaldehyde, abbreviated as DBID has been synthesized by reaction of 2-(1,1-Dimethyl-1,3-dihydro-benzo[e]indol-2-ylidene)-malonaldehyde with 2-aminophenol...
March 20, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324660/single-and-combination-drug-screening-with-aqueous-biphasic-tumor-spheroids
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Pradip Shahi Thakuri, Hossein Tavana
Spheroids of cancer cells represent a physiologic model of solid tumors for cancer drug screening. Despite this known benefit, difficulties with generating large quantities of uniformly sized spheroids in standard plates, individually addressing spheroids with drug compounds, and quantitatively analyzing responses of cancer cells have hindered the use of spheroids in high-throughput screening applications. Recently, we addressed this challenge by using an aqueous two-phase system technology to generate a spheroid within an aqueous drop immersed in a second, immiscible aqueous phase...
March 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323527/design-synthesis-and-anticancer-evaluation-of-novel-pyrazole-pyrazolo-3-4-d-pyrimidine-and-their-glycoside-derivatives
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Ibrahim F Nassar, Ahmed F El Farargy, Fathy M Abdelrazek, Nasser S M Ismail
The chalcone derivatives 3a,b were cyclized upon reaction with thiourea to give the pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine derivatives 5a,b. Condensation of 5a,b and their hydrazide derivatives 8a,b with cyclic and acyclic glucose gave the condensed S- and N-glycosides 7a,b and 9a,b, respectively. Reaction of 3b with ethyl cyanoacetate followed by reaction with cyclic glucose afforded a mixture of the O- and/or N-glycoside isomers 12 and 13, respectively. The pyrazolo[3,4-c]pyrazole derivative 14 was also obtained from the reaction of 3b with hydrazine hydrate...
March 21, 2017: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323490/triterpenoid-acids-as-important-antiproliferative-constituents-of-european-elderberry-fruits
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Michał Gleńsk, Elżbieta Czapińska, Marta Woźniak, Ireneusz Ceremuga, Maciej Włodarczyk, Grzegorz Terlecki, Piotr Ziółkowski, Ewa Seweryn
In Europe, both the fruits and flowers of Sambucus nigra L. have been used against cold, as well as laxative, diaphoretic, and diuretic remedies. There are also a number of commercially available food products that contain elderberry juice, puréed or dried elderberries. Recent comprehensive literature data on pharmacology and chemistry of Sambuci fructus have encouraged us to screen extracts with different polarities from this plant material against cancer cell lines. The cytotoxic activity of the ethyl acetate and aqueous acetone extracts from elderberries as well as detected triterpenoids on human colon adenocarcinoma cell line (LoVo) and human breast cancer cell line (MCF-7) was investigated by sulforhodamine B assay...
March 21, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321578/silver-embedded-screens-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-new-tool-to-control-multi-drug-resistant-bacterial-cross-transmission
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J Ruiz, P Ramirez, E Villarreal, M Gordon, S Cuesta, M Piñol, J Frasquet, Á Castellanos
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of silver-embedded surfaces (BactiBlock®) to prevent surface colonization by multi-resistant bacteria (MRB) and to reduce the incidence of MRB colonization and infection in patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). A 6-month prospective observational study in a 24-bed mixed ICU divided into two identical subunits (12 beds each) was designed. Seven solid mobile screens were placed in one of the subunits while in the other cloth screens remained...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320236/prevention-of-early-onset-group-b-streptococcal-disease-by-universal-antenatal-culture-based-screening-in-all-public-hospitals-in-hong-kong
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Teresa W L Ma, Viola Chan, C H So, Annie S Y Hui, C N Lee, Amelia P W Hui, P L So, C W Kong, Barbara Fung, K Y Leung
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of maternal colonization with group B streptococcus (GBS), and early onset GBS disease (EOGBSD) after implementation of universal screening. METHODS: This was a three-year retrospective cohort study on universal antenatal rectovaginal culture-based screening and intrapartum antimicrobial prophylaxis (IAP) to colonized women in the public sector in Hong Kong. Routinely collected data including maternal colonization and EOGBSD were retrieved...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314735/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-its-relationship-with-cardiovascular-disease-and-other-extrahepatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Leon A Adams, Quentin M Anstee, Herbert Tilg, Giovanni Targher
Key physiological functions of the liver, including glucose and lipid metabolism, become disturbed in the setting of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and may be associated with a systemic inflammatory 'milieu' initiated in part by liver-secreted cytokines and molecules. Consequently, the pathophysiological effects of NAFLD extend beyond the liver with a large body of clinical evidence demonstrating NAFLD to be independently associated with both prevalent and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
March 17, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314604/a-prospective-randomised-study-comparing-double-balloon-colonoscopy-and-conventional-colonoscopy-in-pre-defined-technically-difficult-cases
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Edward J Despott, Alberto Murino, Masanao Nakamura, Leonidas Bourikas, Chris Fraser
BACKGROUNDS AND AIM: Technically 'difficult' (TD) colonoscopy is associated with incomplete colonoscopy, discomfort and longer procedures. Double-balloon colonoscopy (DBC) may facilitate TD colonoscopy. The primary outcome was to compare the time taken to achieve caecal intubation during conventional colonoscopy (CC) and DBC in patient with a TD colon. METHODS: We performed a prospective, randomised study comparing DBC and CC for TD colonoscopy. Patients were screened for parameters predictive of TD colonoscopy using an original scoring system and randomised to DBC or CC...
February 14, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303127/functional-characterization-of-endophytic-fungal-community-associated-with-oryza-sativa-l-and-zea-mays-l
#18
Momota Potshangbam, S Indira Devi, Dinabandhu Sahoo, Gary A Strobel
In a natural ecosystem, the plant is in a symbiotic relationship with beneficial endophytes contributing huge impact on its host plant. Therefore, exploring beneficial endophytes and understanding its interaction is a prospective area of research. The present work aims to characterize the fungal endophytic communities associated with healthy maize and rice plants and to study the deterministic factors influencing plant growth and biocontrol properties against phytopathogens, viz, Pythium ultimum, Sclerotium oryzae, Rhizoctonia solani, and Pyricularia oryzae...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302993/content-analysis-of-news-coverage-on-cancer-prevention-and-screening-in-japanese-newspapers
#19
Rina Miyawaki, Kaori Ishii, Ai Shibata, Koichiro Oka
Objectives The present study investigated articles on cancer prevention published in Japanese newspapers in 2011.Methods A content analysis of news coverage on cancer primary prevention and screening was conducted. Articles which mentioned cancer risk, prevention, and screening were extracted. For all articles on prevention, the newspaper's name, month of publication, and information source were checked. Coding variables for articles on primary prevention included causes of human cancer, risk and/or prevention, and recommended screening criteria...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301243/development-of-multilocus-sequence-typing-mlst-for-mycoplasma-synoviae
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Mohamed El-Gazzar, Mostafa Ghanem, Kristina McDonald, Naola Ferguson-Noel, Ziv Raviv, Richard D Slemons
Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) is a poultry pathogen that has had an increasing incidence and economic impact over the past few years. Strain identification is necessary for outbreak investigation, infection source identification, and facilitating prevention and control as well as eradication efforts. Currently, a segment of the variable lipoprotein hemagglutinin A (vlhA) gene (420 bp) is the only target that is used for MS strain identification. A major limitation of this assay is that colonality of typed samples can only be inferred if their vlhA sequences are identical; however, if their sequences are different, the degree of relatedness is uncertain...
March 2017: Avian Diseases
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