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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130701/patient-generated-subjective-global-assessment-of-nutritional-status-in-pediatric-patients-with-recent-cancer-diagnosis
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Mayra Jezabel Vázquez de la Torre, Katja Stein, Edgar Manuel Vásquez Garibay, Miguel Roberto Kumazawa Ichikawa, Rogelio Troyo Sanromán, Alicia Guadalupe Salcedo Flores, Fernando Antonio Sánchez Zubieta
BACKGROUND: The subjective global assessment (SGA) is a simple, sensitive tool used to identify nutritional risk. It is widely used in the adult population, but there is little evidence on its effectiveness in children with cancer. OBJECTIVE: This cross-sectional study was undertaken to demonstrate significant correlation between a simplified version of the Patient-Generated SGA (PG-SGA) and anthropometric assessment to identify nutritional status in children recently diagnosed with cancer...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104953/exploring-the-multiligand-binding-specificity-of-saposin-b-reveals-two-binding-sites
#2
Jay Tinklepaugh, Britannia M Smith, Etta Hanlon, Chloe Zubieta, Fadi Bou-Abdallah, Robert P Doyle
Saposin B (SapB) is a human lysosomal protein, critical for the degradation of O-sulfogalactosylceramide (sulfatide). SapB binds sulfatide and presents it to the active site of the enzyme arylsulfatase A. Deficiency of SapB leads to fatal activator-deficient metachromatic leukodystrophy. Given the conformational flexibility and the large hydrophobic "pocket" produced upon (physiologically relevant) homodimerization, SapB may have broader substrate diversity than originally thought. Herein, we present evidence using fluorescence spectroscopy and computational docking studies that SapB binds a wide variety of ligands at KD values varying from micromolar to nanomolar, with entropy being the primary driving force...
October 31, 2017: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047218/risk-of-incident-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-population-based-cohort-study
#3
Katherine McGuire, J Antonio Avina-Zubieta, John M Esdaile, Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Eric C Sayre, Michal Abrahamowicz, Diane Lacaille
OBJECTIVE: Studies have demonstrated a link between COPD and inflammation, raising the question whether chronic inflammatory conditions, such as RA, predispose to COPD. Our objective was to evaluate the risk of incident COPD hospitalization in RA compared to the general population. METHODS: We studied a population-based incident RA cohort with matched general population controls, using administrative health data.. All incident RA cases in British Columbia (BC) who first met RA definition between 01/1996 and 12/2006 were selected using previously published criteria...
October 19, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911880/pelvic-exenteration-for-gynecologic-malignancies-postoperative-complications-and-oncologic-outcomes
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A Romeo, M I Gonzalez, J Jaunarena, M E Zubieta, G Favre, J C Tejerizo
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate complications, morbidity and oncologic outcomes of pelvic exenteration as treatment for gynecologic malignancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, a total of 35 patients underwent pelvic exenteration, due to recurrence of gynecological cancer. Surgical outcomes, early and late postoperative complications, and recurrence/survival outcomes were assessed. RESULTS: Mean patient age was 53.8 years...
September 11, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890404/structural-and-functional-characterization-of-a-highly-secreted-%C3%AE-l-arabinofuranosidase-gh62-from-aspergillus-nidulans-grown-on-sugarcane-bagasse
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Fabiano Jares Contesini, Marcelo Vizoná Liberato, Marcelo Ventura Rubio, Felipe Calzado, Mariane Paludetti Zubieta, Diego Mauricio Riaño-Pachón, Fabio Marcio Squina, Fabricio Bracht, Munir S Skaf, André Ricardo Damasio
Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes are key enzymes for biomass-to-bioproducts conversion. α-l-Arabinofuranosidases that belong to the Glycoside Hydrolase family 62 (GH62) have important applications in biofuel production from plant biomass by hydrolyzing arabinoxylans, found in both the primary and secondary cell walls of plants. In this work, we identified a GH62 α-l-arabinofuranosidase (AnAbf62Awt) that was highly secreted when Aspergillus nidulans was cultivated on sugarcane bagasse. The gene AN7908 was cloned and transformed in A...
September 8, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870407/striatal-dopamine-d2-3-receptor-mediated-neurotransmission-in-major-depression-implications-for-anhedonia-anxiety-and-treatment-response
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Marta Peciña, Magdalena Sikora, Erich T Avery, Joseph Heffernan, Susana Peciña, Brian J Mickey, Jon-Kar Zubieta
Dopamine (DA) neurotransmission within the brain's reward circuit has been implicated in the pathophysiology of depression and in both, cognitive and pharmacological mechanisms of treatment response. Still, a direct relationship between measures of DA neurotransmission and reward-related deficits in patients with depression has not been demonstrated. To gain insight into the symptom-specific alterations in the DA system in patients with depression, we used positron emission tomography (PET) and the D2/3 receptor-selective radiotracer [(11)C]raclopride in twenty-three non-smoking un-medicated Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) patients and sixteen healthy controls (HC)...
October 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822627/do-anterior-catheterizable-urinary-channels-have-fewer-complications-than-posterior-channels-an-international-cohort-study
#7
K M Szymanski, P-J Lopez, J P Corbetta, F Reed, J Ruiz, Y Pullin, S Weller, R Zubieta, R C Rink, M P Cain
OBJECTIVE: Appendicovesicostomy (APV) and Monti ileovesicostomy (Monti) are durable catheterizable channels. While subfascial revision rates vary by channel type, a channel implanted in the anterior (vs posterior) aspect of the bladder may have a lower subfascial revision risk, due to decreased channel mobility and better fascial fixation. The present study aimed to compare long-term durability of anteriorly compared to posteriorly implanted APV and Monti channels in a large international cohort...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815063/the-impact-of-flexible-endoscopy-in-esophageal-surgery
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REVIEW
Alejandro Nieponice, Fabio Nachman, Adolfo Badaloni, Franco Ciotola, Cecilia Zubieta, Mauricio Ramirez
Achalasia and Treatment of esophageal Adenocarcinoma are commonly associated to surgical resection. Newer technologies in interventional endoscopy gave way to a substantial paradigm shift in the management of these conditions. In the case of achalasia, endoscopic myotomy is rapidly displacing Heller's myotomy as the gold standard in many centers. Early stage neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus (BE) comprising high-grade dysplasia (HGD), intramucosal and, in some cases, submucosal carcinoma is now being treated without the need of esophagectomy...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710096/response-to-mortality-in-anca-associated-vasculitis-mission-incomplete-by-moiseev-et-al
#9
Juan Antonio Avina-Zubieta, Natasha Dehghan, Ju Ann Tan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668510/plant-sam-domain-proteins-start-to-reveal-their-roles
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REVIEW
Grégoire Denay, Gilles Vachon, Renaud Dumas, Chloe Zubieta, François Parcy
Proteins often act in complexes assembled via protein-protein interaction domains. The sterile alpha motif (SAM) domain is one of the most prominent interaction domains in animals and is present in proteins of diverse functions. This domain allows head-to-tail closed oligomerisation or polymer formation resulting in homo- and/or heterocomplexes that have been shown to be important for proper protein localisation and function. In plants this domain is also present but has been poorly studied except for recent studies on the LEAFY floral regulator and the tRNA import component (TRIC)1/2 proteins...
August 2017: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660419/per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-vs-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-does-gastric-extension-length-matter
#11
Mauricio Ramirez, Cecilia Zubieta, Franco Ciotola, Alfredo Amenabar, Adolfo Badaloni, Fabio Nachman, Alejandro Nieponice
OBJECTIVE: To report our experience in POEM vs. LHM, with particular focus on myotomy extension. BACKGROUND: POEM has been adopted worldwide as a treatment for achalasia. While resolution of dysphagia is above 90%, postoperative reflux ranges from 10 to 57%. Myotomy length has been a controversial topic. METHODS: Thirty-five cases of POEM were prospectively analyzed and compared retrospectively to the last 35 patients that underwent LHM, from December 2010 to August 2016...
June 28, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650433/the-evening-complex-coordinates-environmental-and-endogenous-signals-in-arabidopsis
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Daphne Ezer, Jae-Hoon Jung, Hui Lan, Surojit Biswas, Laura Gregoire, Mathew S Box, Varodom Charoensawan, Sandra Cortijo, Xuelei Lai, Dorothee Stöckle, Chloe Zubieta, Katja E Jaeger, Philip A Wigge
Plants maximize their fitness by adjusting their growth and development in response to signals such as light and temperature. The circadian clock provides a mechanism for plants to anticipate events such as sunrise and adjust their transcriptional programmes. However, the underlying mechanisms by which plants coordinate environmental signals with endogenous pathways are not fully understood. Using RNA-sequencing and chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing experiments, we show that the evening complex (EC) of the circadian clock plays a major role in directly coordinating the expression of hundreds of key regulators of photosynthesis, the circadian clock, phytohormone signalling, growth and response to the environment...
June 26, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637725/filling-the-gaps-in-sards-research-collection-and-linkage-of-administrative-health-data-and-self-reported-survey-data-for-a-general-population-based-cohort-of-individuals-with-and-without-diagnoses-of-systemic-autoimmune-rheumatic-disease-sards-from-british
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Natalie McCormick, Kathryn Reimer, Ali Famouri, Carlo A Marra, J Antonio Aviña-Zubieta
PURPOSE: Systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs) are a group of debilitating autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus and related disorders. Assessing the healthcare and economic burden of SARDs has been challenging: while administrative databases can be used to determine healthcare utilisation and costs with minimal selection and recall bias, other health, sociodemographic and economic data have typically been sourced from highly selected, clinic-based cohorts...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624713/aneuploidy-identification-in-pre-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patients-at-diagnosis-by-multiplex-ligation-dependent-probe-amplification-mlpa
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A Vázquez-Reyes, L Bobadilla-Morales, C Barba-Barba, G Macías-Salcedo, G Serafín-Saucedo, M E Velázquez-Rivera, M C Almodóvar-Cuevas, A Márquez-Mora, H J Pimentel-Gutiérrez, C Ortega-de-la-Torre, R M Cruz-Osorio, S Nava-Gervasio, J Rivera-Vargas, F Sánchez-Zubieta, J R Corona-Rivera, A Corona-Rivera
Three-quarters of the patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), show numerical or structural chromosomal alterations, which are important factors in leukemogenesis. The use of Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probes Amplification (MLPA) has been mainly limited for searching copy number alterations of genes, suggesting that MLPA could detect numerical alterations in cancer. However, the use of MLPA in pediatrics to analyze subtelomeric sequences for aneuploidy detection has not been considered in previous studies...
August 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613286/geographical-distribution-and-cluster-detection-of-childhood-leukemia-in-the-metropolitan-area-of-guadalajara-mexico
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Alberto Tlacuilo-Parra, Roberto Garibaldi-Covarrubias, Hugo Romo-Rubio, Leonardo Soto-Sumuano, Carlos Fernando Ruiz-Chávez, Mijail Suárez-Arredondo, Fernando Sánchez-Zubieta, Sergio Gallegos-Castorena
BACKGROUND: Acute leukemia is the most common cancer in childhood. Analyzing the spatial distribution of acute leukemia may generate the identification of risk factors. OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence rate of acute leukemia, its geographic distribution, and cluster detection in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, Mexico. METHODS: We included children under 15 years of age diagnosed with acute leukemia during the period 2010-2014 in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara...
May 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547845/institutional-apologies-and-socio-emotional-climate-in-the-south-american-context
#16
Magdalena Bobowik, Darío Páez, Maitane Arnoso, Manuel Cárdenas, Bernard Rimé, Elena Zubieta, Marcela Muratori
This study examined perceptions of institutional apologies related to past political violence and socio-emotional climate among victims and non-victims in Argentina (n = 518), Chile (n = 1,278), and Paraguay (n = 1,172) based on quasi-representative samples. The perceptions of apology as sincere and efficient in improving intergroup relations were associated with a positive socio-emotional climate across the three nations. Victims evaluated apologies more positively and perceived a more positive socio-emotional climate compared to non-victims in Paraguay and Argentina, whereas the opposite was true in Chile where the government opposed the victims' leftist political orientation...
May 25, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480019/context-dependent-resistance-of-freshwater-invertebrate-communities-to-drying
#17
Thibault Datry, Ross Vander Vorste, Edgar Goïtia, Nabor Moya, Melina Campero, Fabiola Rodriguez, Jose Zubieta, Thierry Oberdorff
More freshwater ecosystems are drying in response to global change thereby posing serious threat to freshwater biota and functions. The production of desiccation-resistant forms is an important adaptation that helps maintain biodiversity in temporary freshwaters by buffering communities from drying, but its potential to mitigate the negative effects of drying in freshwater ecosystems could vary greatly across regions and ecosystem types. We explored this context dependency by quantifying the potential contribution of desiccation-resistance forms to invertebrate community recovery across levels of regional drying prevalence (defined as the occurrence of drying events in freshwaters in a given region) and ecosystem types (lentic, lotic) in temporary neotropical freshwaters...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469924/anorexia-cachexia-syndrome-like-hypothalamic-neuroendocrine-dysfunction-in-a-patient-with-a-papillary-craniopharyngioma
#18
Lourdes Balcázar-Hernández, Guadalupe Vargas-Ortega, Yelitza Valverde-García, Victoria Mendoza-Zubieta, Baldomero González-Virla
The craniopharyngiomas are solid cystic suprasellar tumors that can present extension to adjacent structures, conditioning pituitary and hypothalamic dysfunction. Within hypothalamic neuroendocrine dysfunction, we can find obesity, behavioral changes, disturbed circadian rhythm and sleep irregularities, imbalances in the regulation of body temperature, thirst, heart rate and/or blood pressure and alterations in dietary intake (like anorexia). We present a rare case of anorexia-cachexia syndrome like a manifestation of neuroendocrine dysfunction in a patient with a papillary craniopharyngioma...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468793/mortality-in-anca-associated-vasculitis-ameta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#19
Ju Ann Tan, Natasha Dehghan, Wenjia Chen, Hui Xie, John M Esdaile, J Antonio Avina-Zubieta
OBJECTIVE: To determine the magnitude of all-cause mortality risk in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated vasculitis (AAV) compared with the general population through a meta-analysis of observational studies. METHODS: We searched Medline and Embase databases from their inception to April 2015. Observational studies that met the following criteria were assessed by two researchers: (1) clearly defined AAV identified by either the American College of Rheumatology 1990 classification criteria or the 2012 Chapel Hill Consensus Conference disease definitions, and (2) reported standardised mortality ratios (SMR) and 95% CI...
September 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453476/reduced-cerebral-blood-flow-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-assessed-using-phase-contrast-mri
#20
Reyes García de Eulate, Irene Goñi, Alvaro Galiano, Marta Vidorreta, Miriam Recio, Mario Riverol, José L Zubieta, María A Fernández-Seara
There is increasing evidence of a vascular contribution to Alzheimer's disease (AD). In some cases, prior work suggests that chronic brain hypoperfusion could play a prime pathogenic role contributing to the accumulation of amyloid-β,while other studies favor the hypothesis that vascular dysfunction and amyloid pathology are independent, although synergistic, mechanisms contributing to cognitive impairment. Vascular dysfunction can be evaluated by assessing cerebral blood flow impairment. Phase contrast velocity mapping by MRI offers a non-invasive means of quantifying the total inflow of blood to the brain...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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