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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654691/whole-gene-analysis-of-two-groups-of-hepatitis-b-virus-c-d-inter-genotype-recombinant-strains-isolated-in-tibet-china
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Tiezhu Liu, Fuzhen Wang, Shuang Zhang, Feng Wang, Qingling Meng, Guomin Zhang, Fuqiang Cui, Dorji Dunzhu, Wenjiao Yin, Shengli Bi, Liping Shen
Tibet is a highly hepatitis B virus (HBV) endemic area. Two types of C/D recombinant HBV are commonly isolated in Tibet and have been previously described. In an effort to better understand the molecular characteristic of these C/D recombinant strains from Tibet, we undertook a multistage random sampling project to collect HBsAg positive samples. Molecular epidemiological and bio-informational technologies were used to analyze the characteristics of the sequences found in this study. There were 60 samples enrolled in the survey, and we obtained 19 whole-genome sequences...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654368/evaluation-of-carbapenem-resistance-mechanisms-and-its-association-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infections-in-the-northwest-of-iran
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Mohammad Taghi Akhi, Younes Khalili, Reza Ghotaslou, Saber Yousefi, Hossein Samadi Kafil, Behrooz Naghili, Vajihe Sheikhalizadeh
The aims of this study were to determine carbapenem resistance mechanisms, molecular epidemiological relationship, clinical impact, and patient outcome of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) infections. A total of 42 nonduplicated CRPA were recovered from Urmia, Iran. Antimicrobial susceptibility tests were carried out using phenotypic methods. The carbapenem resistance mechanisms such as carbapenemase genes, efflux pump hyperexpression, AmpC overproduction, and OprD gene downregulation were determined by phenotypic and molecular methods...
June 27, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654149/young-adult-survivors-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-show-evidence-of-chronic-inflammation-and-cellular-aging
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Hany Ariffin, Mohamad Shafiq Azanan, Sayyidatul Syahirah Abd Ghafar, Lixian Oh, Kee Hie Lau, Tharshanadhevasheri Thirunavakarasu, Atiqah Sedan, Kamariah Ibrahim, Adelyne Chan, Tong Foh Chin, Fong Fong Liew, Shareni Jeyamogan, Erda Syerena Rosli, Rashidah Baharudin, Tsiao Yi Yap, Roderick Skinner, Su Han Lum, Pierre Hainaut
BACKGROUND: Large epidemiologic studies have reported the premature onset of age-related conditions, such as ischemic heart disease and diabetes mellitus, in childhood cancer survivors, decades earlier than in their peers. The authors investigated whether young adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a biologic phenotype of cellular ageing and chronic inflammation. METHODS: Plasma inflammatory cytokines were measured using a cytometric bead array in 87 asymptomatic young adult survivors of childhood ALL (median age, 25 years; age range, 18-35 years) who attended annual follow-up clinic and compared with healthy, age-matched and sex-matched controls...
June 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653407/clinical-heterogeneity-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-following-failure-of-front-line-immunochemotherapy
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Umar Farooq, Matthew J Maurer, Carrie A Thompson, Gita Thanarajasingam, David J Inwards, Ivana Micallef, William Macon, Sergei Syrbu, Tasha Lin, Yi Lin, Stephen M Ansell, Grzegorz S Nowakowski, Thomas M Habermann, James R Cerhan, Brian K Link
This study aimed to describe the patterns of care and outcomes of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) after failure of front line anthracycline-based immunochemotherapy (IC). Patients with newly diagnosed lymphoma were prospectively enrolled in Molecular Epidemiology Resource (MER) of the University of Iowa/Mayo Clinic Lymphoma Specialized Program of Research Excellzence. All DLBCL and primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBL) patients treated with front-line anthracycline-based IC were followed for relapse...
June 27, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652652/gallbladder-cancer-epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-molecular-genetics-recent-update
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REVIEW
Aarti Sharma, Kiran Lata Sharma, Annapurna Gupta, Alka Yadav, Ashok Kumar
Gallbladder cancer is a malignancy of biliary tract which is infrequent in developed countries but common in some specific geographical regions of developing countries. Late diagnosis and deprived prognosis are major problems for treatment of gallbladder carcinoma. The dramatic associations of this orphan cancer with various genetic and environmental factors are responsible for its poorly defined pathogenesis. An understanding to the relationship between epidemiology, molecular genetics and pathogenesis of gallbladder cancer can add new insights to its undetermined pathophysiology...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651525/sofia-%C3%A2-rsv-prospective-laboratory-evaluation-and-implementation-of-a-rapid-diagnostic-test-in-a-pediatric-emergency-ward
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Léa C Tran, Céline Tournus, Julia Dina, Rémy Morello, Jacques Brouard, Astrid Vabret
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is responsible for severe respiratory infections and higher costs in medical care. The two aims of this work were to assess the performances of SOFIA(®)RSV tests in "real-life-laboratory" conditions (study 1) and implemented at point-of-care testing in a pediatric emergency department (ED, study 2), during two consecutive winter seasons. METHODS: In study 1, fresh nasopharyngeal swabs from patients of all ages were sampled in 1...
June 26, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650688/multidrug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-lebanese-hospital-wastewater-implication-in-the-one-health-concept
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Ziad Daoud, Jina Farah, Elie S Salem, Khalil El Kfoury, Elias Dahdouh, Khalil Masri, Claude Afif, Roula M Abdel-Massih, Ghassan M Matar
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) and carbapenemase-producing organisms pose severe problems for hospitalized patients. In the absence of efficient sanitation and sewage disposal, the risks for transmission of hospital organisms into the community are high. Our objectives were to study the occurrence and mechanisms of resistance of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli in two Lebanese hospital sewage treatment plants. Wastewater samples were collected, filtered, and cultivated on MacConckey+cefotaxime agars...
June 26, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650313/molecular-mechanisms-and-epidemiology-of-resistance-in-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-the-middle-east-region
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Grace El Moujaber, Marwan Osman, Rayane Rafei, Fouad Dabboussi, Monzer Hamze
PURPOSE: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a commensal bacterium that normally colonizes the human nasopharyngeal cavity. Once disseminated, it can cause several diseases, ranging from non-invasive infections such as acute otitis media and sinusitis through to invasive infections with higher mortality, including meningitis and septicaemia. Since the identification of the first S. pneumoniae strain with decreased susceptibility to penicillin in the 1960s, antibiotic resistance among S. pneumoniae has increased disturbingly and the mechanisms of resistance have begun to unfold...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650078/genetic-diversity-of-human-metapneumovirus-in-hospitalized-children-with-acute-respiratory-infections-in-croatia
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M Jagušić, A Slovic, S Ljubin Sternak, G Mlinarić-Galinović, D Forčić
Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is recognized as a global and frequent cause of acute respiratory tract infections among people of all ages. The objectives of this study were molecular epidemiology and evolutionary analysis of HMPV strains which produced moderate and severe acute respiratory tract infections in children in Croatia during four consecutive seasons (2011-2014). A total of 117 HMPV-positive samples collected from hospitalized paediatric patients presenting with acute respiratory tract infections and tested by direct immunofluorescence assay were first analyzed by amplifying a part of the F gene...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648567/eicosapentaenoic-and-docosahexaenoic-acids-have-different-effects-on-peripheral-phospholipase-a2-gene-expressions-in-acute-depressed-patients
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Kuan-Pin Su, Hui-Ting Yang, Jane Pei-Chen Chang, Yin-Hua Shih, Ta-Wei Guu, Satyanarayanan Senthil Kumaran, Piotr Gałecki, Anna Walczewska, Carmine M Pariante
INTRODUCTION: Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have been proven critical in the development and management of major depressive disorder (MDD) by a number of epidemiological, clinical and preclinical studies, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this therapeutic action are yet to be understood. Although eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) seems to be the active component of omega-3 PUFAs' antidepressant effects, the biological research about the difference of specific genetic regulations between EPA and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the two main components of omega-3 PUFAs, is still lacking in human subjects...
June 22, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648513/inheritable-and-sporadic-non-autoimmune-hyperthyroidism
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REVIEW
Carolina Ferraz, Ralf Paschke
Hyperthyroidism is a clinical state that results from high thyroid hormone levels which has multiple etiologies, manifestations, and potential therapies. Excluding the autoimmune Graves disease, autonomic adenomas account for the most import cause of non-autoimmune hyperthyroidism. Activating germline mutations of the TSH receptor are rare etiologies for hyperthyroidism. They can be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner (familial or hereditary, FNAH), or may occur sporadically as a de novo condition, also called: persistent sporadic congenital non-autoimmune hyperthyroidism (PSNAH)...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647427/first-molecular-detection-of-leishmania-infantum-in-sergentomyia-minuta-diptera-psychodidae-in-alentejo-southern-portugal
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S Pereira, D Pita-Pereira, T Araujo-Pereira, C Britto, T Costa-Rego, J Ferrolho, M Vilhena, E F Rangel, M L Vilela, M O Afonso
Protozoan parasites, such as Leishmania spp., are the causative agents of many insect-borne infectious diseases with medical and veterinary importance. Leishmaniasis, caused by Leishmania spp., is transmitted by female phlebotomine sand flies. In the Alentejo region of Portugal, located at the north of Algarve, cases of human and canine leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum have been notified. However, no recent studies regarding the sand fly fauna in the region are available. We therefore aimed to explore the phlebotomine sand fly species found in both, Évora and Beja Districts, to gain an insight about the leishmaniasis epidemiology in these areas...
June 21, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646963/spectrum-and-burden-of-dermatophytes-in-children
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Leila Ferguson, L Claire Fuller
Tinea capitis is the most important superficial fungal condition in children. It is often unrecognised but the presence of alopecia, scale and lymphadenopathy, especially in inner-city children should prompt investigation. An understanding of changing epidemiology and prevalence of causative organisms is important in deciding appropriate therapy. The use of diagnostic aids including dermoscopy is increasing and is reported to be helpful in identifying subtle signs. Trichophyton tonsurans accounts for the majority of cases in the UK and terbinafine is increasingly advocated as a safe and effective therapy...
June 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646896/detection-of-the-plasmodium-falciparum-kelch-13-gene-p553l-mutation-in-sporozoites-isolated-from-mosquito-salivary-glands-in-south-central-vietnam
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Yoshimasa Maeno, Nguyen Tuyen Quang, Richard Culleton, Satoru Kawai, Gaku Masuda, Kaoru Hori, Shusuke Nakazawa, Ron P Marchand
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium falciparum has developed resistance against artemisinin in Southeast Asia. Mutations in the P. falciparum Kelch-13 (Pfk13) gene are associated with artemisinin resistance in vitro and in vivo. We investigated the prevalence of mutations in PfK13 from sporozoite-stage parasites isolated from the salivary glands of Anopheles dirus mosquitoes. METHODS: Mosquitoes were caught by human-landing catches at two locations within the Khanh Phu commune, South-Central Vietnam...
June 24, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646846/molecular-epidemiology-of-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-in-iranian-%C3%A2-60-years-old-hospitalized-patients-with-acute-respiratory-symptoms
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Yaser Arjeyni, Ebrahim Faghihloo, Katayoun Samimi Rad, Vahid Salimi, Mahmood Mahmoudi, Talat Mokhtari-Azad
BACKGROUND: Human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) is an important cause of acute respiratory infection (ARI) and mortality in ≥60 years old population around the world. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and circulating genotypes of HRSV in Iranian patients ≥ 60 years old. METHODS: In this cross-sectional molecular epidemiology study, we examined the C-terminal located hypervariable domain of G glycoprotein of HRSV in throat swabs from Tehran, Hormozgan, Boushehr, West Azarbayjan, Ghom and Alborz provinces of Iran which were addressed to national influenza center between October 2013 and March 2015...
June 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646722/radiation-therapy-utilization-and-outcomes-for-older-women-with-breast-cancer-impact-of-molecular-subtype-and-tumor-grade
#16
Waqar Haque, Denley Ming Kee Yuan, Vivek Verma, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh, Lee Wiederhold, Sandra Hatch
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy (RT) utilization for elderly women with respect to human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) receptor status has not been evaluated. Our purpose was to determine differences in RT utilization and breast cancer specific survival (BCSS) for elderly breast cancer patients with distinct molecular biomarkers. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was queried for women ≥70 years of age diagnosed with T1N0M0 breast cancer between 2010 and 2013 receiving breast conservation...
June 21, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645313/molecular-investigation-and-phylogeny-of-anaplasmataceae-species-infecting-domestic-animals-and-ticks-in-corsica-france
#17
Mustapha Dahmani, Bernard Davoust, Djamel Tahir, Didier Raoult, Florence Fenollar, Oleg Mediannikov
BACKGROUNDS: Corsica is a French island situated in the Mediterranean Sea. The island provides suitable natural conditions to study disease ecology, especially tick-borne diseases and emerging diseases in animals and ticks. The family Anaplasmataceae is a member of the order Rickettsiales; it includes the genera Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Neorickettsia and Wolbachia. Anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis traditionally refer to diseases caused by obligate intracellular bacteria of the genera Anaplasma and Ehrlichia...
June 23, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644851/comorbidities-in-the-diseasome-are-more-apparent-than-real-what-bayesian-filtering-reveals-about-the-comorbidities-of-depression
#18
Peter Marx, Peter Antal, Bence Bolgar, Gyorgy Bagdy, Bill Deakin, Gabriella Juhasz
Comorbidity patterns have become a major source of information to explore shared mechanisms of pathogenesis between disorders. In hypothesis-free exploration of comorbid conditions, disease-disease networks are usually identified by pairwise methods. However, interpretation of the results is hindered by several confounders. In particular a very large number of pairwise associations can arise indirectly through other comorbidity associations and they increase exponentially with the increasing breadth of the investigated diseases...
June 23, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644547/a-genetic-epidemiology-study-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-in-italy
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Alessandro Gialluisi, Soara Menabò, Lilia Baldazzi, Letizia Casula, Antonella Meloni, Maria Carla Farci, Stefano Mariotti, Luisa Balestrino, Rita Ortolano, Stefania Murru, Carlo Carcassi, Sandro Loche, Antonio Balsamo, Giovanni Romeo
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21OHD-CAH) is an autosomal recessive disorder affecting steroidogenesis, due to mutations in CYP21A2 (6p21.3). 21OHD-CAH neonatal screening is based on 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17OHP) serum levels, showing high type I error rate and low sensitivity to mild CAH forms. Here, we used an epidemiological approach, which estimates the allelic frequency (q) of an autosomal recessive disorder using the proportion of homozygous patients, the mutational spectrum and the inbreeding coefficient in a sample of affected individuals...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643938/oral-application-of-a-periodontal-pathogen-impacts-serpine1-expression-and-pancreatic-islet-architecture-in-prediabetes
#20
V Ilievski, U G Bhat, S Suleiman-Ata, B A Bauer, P T Toth, S T Olson, T G Unterman, K Watanabe
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Epidemiological studies suggest a close association between periodontitis and prediabetes/insulin resistance (IR) but whether periodontitis causes prediabetes in humans is not known. Using various animal models, we have recently established that periodontitis can be an initiator of prediabetes, which is characterized by glucose intolerance, hyperinsulinemia and IR. In addition, our in vitro studies indicated that Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) induced insulin secretion in MIN6 β cells and this induction was in part SerpinE1 (plasminogen activator inhibitor 1, PAI1) dependent...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
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