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I-Shiang Tzeng, Su-Hsun Liu, Kuan-Fu Chen, Chin-Chieh Wu, Jih-Chang Chen
To reduce patient boarding time at the emergency department (ED) and to improve the overall quality of the emergent care system in Taiwan, the Minister of Health and Welfare of Taiwan (MOHW) piloted the Grading Responsible Hospitals for Acute Care (GRHAC) audit program in 2007-2009.The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of the GRHAC audit program on the identification and management of acute myocardial infarction (AMI)-associated ED visits by describing and comparing the incidence of AMI-associated ED visits before (2003-2007), during (2007-2009), and after (2009-2012) the initial audit program implementation...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Alon Peled, Ofer Sarig, Liat Samuelov, Marta Bertolini, Limor Ziv, Daphna Weissglas-Volkov, Marina Eskin-Schwartz, Christopher A Adase, Natalia Malchin, Ron Bochner, Gilad Fainberg, Ilan Goldberg, Koji Sugawara, Avital Baniel, Daisuke Tsuruta, Chen Luxenburg, Noam Adir, Olivier Duverger, Maria Morasso, Stavit Shalev, Richard L Gallo, Noam Shomron, Ralf Paus, Eli Sprecher
Despite recent advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of ectodermal dysplasias (EDs), the molecular basis of many of these disorders remains unknown. In the present study, we aimed at elucidating the genetic basis of a new form of ED featuring facial dysmorphism, scalp hypotrichosis and hypodontia. Using whole exome sequencing, we identified 2 frameshift and 2 missense mutations in TSPEAR segregating with the disease phenotype in 3 families. TSPEAR encodes the thrombospondin-type laminin G domain and EAR repeats (TSPEAR) protein, whose function is poorly understood...
October 2016: PLoS Genetics
Ju-Sing Fan, Yen-Chia Chen, Hsien-Hao Huang, David Hung-Tsang Yen, Chorng-Kuang How, Mu-Shuan Huang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the incidence and risk factors for interhospital transfer neurological deterioration (IHTND) in patients with spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (SICH). METHODS: Consecutive adult patients with first-ever SICH referred to our emergency department (ED) and transported by ambulance from July 2011 through June 2015 were eligible for this prospective observational study. Enrolled patients had SICH with elapsed time <12 hours and a nearly normal Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score (≥13) at presentation...
October 12, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
Zhiguo Zhou, Haixi Chen, Wei Wei, Shanghui Zhou, Jingbo Xu, Xifu Wang, Qingguo Wang, Guixiang Zhang, Zhuoli Zhang, Linfeng Zheng
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the image quality and radiation dose in computed tomography urography (CTU) images acquired with a low kilovoltage peak (kVp) in combination with an adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASiR) algorithm. METHODS: A total of 45 subjects (18 women, 27 men) who underwent CTU with kV assist software for automatic selection of the optimal kVp were included and divided into two groups (A and B) based on the kVp and image reconstruction algorithm: group A consisted of patients who underwent CTU with a 80 or 100 kVp and whose images were reconstructed with the 50% ASiR algorithm (n=32); group B consisted of patients who underwent CTU with a 120 kVp and whose images were reconstructed with the filtered back projection (FBP) algorithm (n=13)...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
T Kastinen, M Niskanen, C Risko, O Cramariuc, T I Hukka
Here, we investigate the effects of both tuning the range-separation parameter of long-range corrected (LRC) density functionals and including dispersion corrections on describing the local optoelectronic properties of polymer-fullerene interfaces that are critical to the performance of polymer solar cells (PSCs). Focusing on recently studied (Chen, et al., Chem. Mater., 2012, 24, 4766-4772) PSC active layers derived from poly(benzodithiophene-co-quinoxaline) and substituted fullerene PC71BM, we compare the performance of global hybrid functionals (B3LYP and B3LYP-D) alongside two LRC functionals (ωB97X and ωB97X-D) and their optimally tuned (OT) analogs (OT-ωB97X and OT-ωB97X-D)...
October 5, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Erik McShane, Celine Sin, Henrik Zauber, Jonathan N Wells, Neysan Donnelly, Xi Wang, Jingyi Hou, Wei Chen, Zuzana Storchova, Joseph A Marsh, Angelo Valleriani, Matthias Selbach
Do young and old protein molecules have the same probability to be degraded? We addressed this question using metabolic pulse-chase labeling and quantitative mass spectrometry to obtain degradation profiles for thousands of proteins. We find that >10% of proteins are degraded non-exponentially. Specifically, proteins are less stable in the first few hours of their life and stabilize with age. Degradation profiles are conserved and similar in two cell types. Many non-exponentially degraded (NED) proteins are subunits of complexes that are produced in super-stoichiometric amounts relative to their exponentially degraded (ED) counterparts...
October 20, 2016: Cell
Z Zhang, Z Xu, Y Dai, Y Chen
Homocysteine is an amino acid that is produced from the metabolic demethylation of dietary methionine. It has gained arising attention for its association with increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and venous thromboembolism. Erectile dysfunction (ED), especially for vasculogenic ED, is a vascular disorder of cavernosal vascular bed. In this prospective pilot case-control study, we investigated plasma homocysteine levels in 32 ED patients and 20 healthy control men. Related patients characteristics including age, weight, height, marital status, smoking and drinking status, level of education were collected and analysed as well as penile colour Doppler ultrasound parameters...
October 6, 2016: Andrologia
Maya Ghoussaini, Juliet D French, Kyriaki Michailidou, Silje Nord, Jonathan Beesley, Sander Canisus, Kristine M Hillman, Susanne Kaufmann, Haran Sivakumaran, Mahdi Moradi Marjaneh, Jason S Lee, Joe Dennis, Manjeet K Bolla, Qin Wang, Ed Dicks, Roger L Milne, John L Hopper, Melissa C Southey, Marjanka K Schmidt, Annegien Broeks, Kenneth Muir, Artitaya Lophatananon, Peter A Fasching, Matthias W Beckmann, Olivia Fletcher, Nichola Johnson, Elinor J Sawyer, Ian Tomlinson, Barbara Burwinkel, Frederik Marme, Pascal Guénel, Thérèse Truong, Stig E Bojesen, Henrik Flyger, Javier Benitez, Anna González-Neira, M Rosario Alonso, Guillermo Pita, Susan L Neuhausen, Hoda Anton-Culver, Hermann Brenner, Volker Arndt, Alfons Meindl, Rita K Schmutzler, Hiltrud Brauch, Ute Hamann, Daniel C Tessier, Daniel Vincent, Heli Nevanlinna, Sofia Khan, Keitaro Matsuo, Hidemi Ito, Thilo Dörk, Natalia V Bogdanova, Annika Lindblom, Sara Margolin, Arto Mannermaa, Veli-Matti Kosma, Anna H Wu, David Van Den Berg, Diether Lambrechts, Giuseppe Floris, Jenny Chang-Claude, Anja Rudolph, Paolo Radice, Monica Barile, Fergus J Couch, Emily Hallberg, Graham G Giles, Christopher A Haiman, Loic Le Marchand, Mark S Goldberg, Soo H Teo, Cheng Har Yip, Anne-Lise Borresen-Dale, Wei Zheng, Qiuyin Cai, Robert Winqvist, Katri Pylkäs, Irene L Andrulis, Peter Devilee, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Montserrat García-Closas, Jonine Figueroa, Per Hall, Kamila Czene, Judith S Brand, Hatef Darabi, Mikael Eriksson, Maartje J Hooning, Linetta B Koppert, Jingmei Li, Xiao-Ou Shu, Ying Zheng, Angela Cox, Simon S Cross, Mitul Shah, Valerie Rhenius, Ji-Yeob Choi, Daehee Kang, Mikael Hartman, Kee Seng Chia, Maria Kabisch, Diana Torres, Craig Luccarini, Don M Conroy, Anna Jakubowska, Jan Lubinski, Suleeporn Sangrajrang, Paul Brennan, Curtis Olswold, Susan Slager, Chen-Yang Shen, Ming-Feng Hou, Anthony Swerdlow, Minouk J Schoemaker, Jacques Simard, Paul D P Pharoah, Vessela Kristensen, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Douglas F Easton, Alison M Dunning, Stacey L Edwards
Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have revealed increased breast cancer risk associated with multiple genetic variants at 5p12. Here, we report the fine mapping of this locus using data from 104,660 subjects from 50 case-control studies in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC). With data for 3,365 genotyped and imputed SNPs across a 1 Mb region (positions 44,394,495-45,364,167; NCBI build 37), we found evidence for at least three independent signals: the strongest signal, consisting of a single SNP rs10941679, was associated with risk of estrogen-receptor-positive (ER(+)) breast cancer (per-g allele OR ER(+) = 1...
October 6, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
Zhi-Jie Hong, Cheng-Jueng Chen, Jyh-Cherng Yu, De-Chuan Chan, Yu-Ching Chou, Chia-Ming Liang, Sheng-Der Hsu
We aimed to evaluate the benefit of whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) scanning for unconscious adult patients suffering from high-energy multiple trauma compared with the conventional stepwise approach of organ-selective CT.Totally, 144 unconscious patients with high-energy multiple trauma from single level I trauma center in North Taiwan were enrolled from January 2009 to December 2013. All patients were managed by a well-trained trauma team and were suitable for CT examination. The enrolled patients are all transferred directly from the scene of an accident, not from other medical institutions with a definitive diagnosis...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Chia-Pei Jung, Aileen I Tsai, Ching-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of information regarding pediatric dental emergencies in Taiwan. This study investigates the prevalence and characteristics of the pediatric dental emergency services provided at a medical center. METHODS: This study included a retrospective chart review of patients under 18 years of age with dental complaints who visited the Emergency Department (ED) of Linkou Medical Center of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital from January 2012 to December 2013...
June 2016: Biomedical Journal
Karen Chen, Andrea L C Schneider, Rafael H Llinas, Elisabeth B Marsh
BACKGROUND: Dizziness is a common chief complaint of patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED). Physicians must quickly and accurately identify patients whose etiology is most likely ischemia. Additional tools are available, but often require further training (vestibular testing) or are costly and not always readily available (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)). This study evaluates the ability of a routine history and simple physical examination to correctly identify dizzy patients with posterior circulation ischemia, and the added utility of CT angiography (CTA)...
September 13, 2016: BMC Emergency Medicine
Melissa C Southey, David E Goldgar, Robert Winqvist, Katri Pylkäs, Fergus Couch, Marc Tischkowitz, William D Foulkes, Joe Dennis, Kyriaki Michailidou, Elizabeth J van Rensburg, Tuomas Heikkinen, Heli Nevanlinna, John L Hopper, Thilo Dörk, Kathleen Bm Claes, Jorge Reis-Filho, Zhi Ling Teo, Paolo Radice, Irene Catucci, Paolo Peterlongo, Helen Tsimiklis, Fabrice A Odefrey, James G Dowty, Marjanka K Schmidt, Annegien Broeks, Frans B Hogervorst, Senno Verhoef, Jane Carpenter, Christine Clarke, Rodney J Scott, Peter A Fasching, Lothar Haeberle, Arif B Ekici, Matthias W Beckmann, Julian Peto, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Olivia Fletcher, Nichola Johnson, Manjeet K Bolla, Elinor J Sawyer, Ian Tomlinson, Michael J Kerin, Nicola Miller, Federik Marme, Barbara Burwinkel, Rongxi Yang, Pascal Guénel, Thérèse Truong, Florence Menegaux, Marie Sanchez, Stig Bojesen, Sune F Nielsen, Henrik Flyger, Javier Benitez, M Pilar Zamora, Jose Ignacio Arias Perez, Primitiva Menéndez, Hoda Anton-Culver, Susan Neuhausen, Argyrios Ziogas, Christina A Clarke, Hermann Brenner, Volker Arndt, Christa Stegmaier, Hiltrud Brauch, Thomas Brüning, Yon-Dschun Ko, Taru A Muranen, Kristiina Aittomäki, Carl Blomqvist, Natalia V Bogdanova, Natalia N Antonenkova, Annika Lindblom, Sara Margolin, Arto Mannermaa, Vesa Kataja, Veli-Matti Kosma, Jaana M Hartikainen, Amanda B Spurdle, kConFab Investigators, Els Wauters, Dominiek Smeets, Benoit Beuselinck, Giuseppe Floris, Jenny Chang-Claude, Anja Rudolph, Petra Seibold, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Janet E Olson, Celine Vachon, Vernon S Pankratz, Catriona McLean, Christopher A Haiman, Brian E Henderson, Fredrick Schumacher, Loic Le Marchand, Vessela Kristensen, Grethe Grenaker Alnæs, Wei Zheng, David J Hunter, Sara Lindstrom, Susan E Hankinson, Peter Kraft, Irene Andrulis, Julia A Knight, Gord Glendon, Anna Marie Mulligan, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Mervi Grip, Saila Kauppila, Peter Devilee, Robert A E M Tollenaar, Caroline Seynaeve, Antoinette Hollestelle, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, Jonine Figueroa, Stephen J Chanock, Jolanta Lissowska, Kamila Czene, Hatef Darabi, Mikael Eriksson, Diana M Eccles, Sajjad Rafiq, William J Tapper, Sue M Gerty, Maartje J Hooning, John W M Martens, J Margriet Collée, Madeleine Tilanus-Linthorst, Per Hall, Jingmei Li, Judith S Brand, Keith Humphreys, Angela Cox, Malcolm W R Reed, Craig Luccarini, Caroline Baynes, Alison M Dunning, Ute Hamann, Diana Torres, Hans Ulrich Ulmer, Thomas Rüdiger, Anna Jakubowska, Jan Lubinski, Katarzyna Jaworska, Katarzyna Durda, Susan Slager, Amanda E Toland, Christine B Ambrosone, Drakoulis Yannoukakos, Anthony Swerdlow, Alan Ashworth, Nick Orr, Michael Jones, Anna González-Neira, Guillermo Pita, M Rosario Alonso, Nuria Álvarez, Daniel Herrero, Daniel C Tessier, Daniel Vincent, Francois Bacot, Jacques Simard, Martine Dumont, Penny Soucy, Rosalind Eeles, Kenneth Muir, Fredrik Wiklund, Henrik Gronberg, Johanna Schleutker, Børge G Nordestgaard, Maren Weischer, Ruth C Travis, David Neal, Jenny L Donovan, Freddie C Hamdy, Kay-Tee Khaw, Janet L Stanford, William J Blot, Stephen Thibodeau, Daniel J Schaid, Joseph L Kelley, Christiane Maier, Adam S Kibel, Cezary Cybulski, Lisa Cannon-Albright, Katja Butterbach, Jong Park, Radka Kaneva, Jyotsna Batra, Manuel R Teixeira, Zsofia Kote-Jarai, Ali Amin Al Olama, Sara Benlloch, Stefan P Renner, Arndt Hartmann, Alexander Hein, Matthias Ruebner, Diether Lambrechts, Els Van Nieuwenhuysen, Ignace Vergote, Sandrina Lambretchs, Jennifer A Doherty, Mary Anne Rossing, Stefan Nickels, Ursula Eilber, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Kunle Odunsi, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell, Grace Friel, Galina Lurie, Jeffrey L Killeen, Lynne R Wilkens, Marc T Goodman, Ingo Runnebaum, Peter A Hillemanns, Liisa M Pelttari, Ralf Butzow, Francesmary Modugno, Robert P Edwards, Roberta B Ness, Kirsten B Moysich, Andreas du Bois, Florian Heitz, Philipp Harter, Stefan Kommoss, Beth Y Karlan, Christine Walsh, Jenny Lester, Allan Jensen, Susanne Krüger Kjaer, Estrid Høgdall, Bernard Peissel, Bernardo Bonanni, Loris Bernard, Ellen L Goode, Brooke L Fridley, Robert A Vierkant, Julie M Cunningham, Melissa C Larson, Zachary C Fogarty, Kimberly R Kalli, Dong Liang, Karen H Lu, Michelle A T Hildebrandt, Xifeng Wu, Douglas A Levine, Fanny Dao, Maria Bisogna, Andrew Berchuck, Edwin S Iversen, Jeffrey R Marks, Lucy Akushevich, Daniel W Cramer, Joellen Schildkraut, Kathryn L Terry, Elizabeth M Poole, Meir Stampfer, Shelley S Tworoger, Elisa V Bandera, Irene Orlow, Sara H Olson, Line Bjorge, Helga B Salvesen, Anne M van Altena, Katja K H Aben, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Leon F A G Massuger, Tanja Pejovic, Yukie Bean, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Linda E Kelemen, Linda S Cook, Nhu D Le, Bohdan Górski, Jacek Gronwald, Janusz Menkiszak, Claus K Høgdall, Lene Lundvall, Lotte Nedergaard, Svend Aage Engelholm, Ed Dicks, Jonathan Tyrer, Ian Campbell, Iain McNeish, James Paul, Nadeem Siddiqui, Rosalind Glasspool, Alice S Whittemore, Joseph H Rothstein, Valerie McGuire, Weiva Sieh, Hui Cai, Xiao-Ou Shu, Rachel T Teten, Rebecca Sutphen, John R McLaughlin, Steven A Narod, Catherine M Phelan, Alvaro N Monteiro, David Fenstermacher, Hui-Yi Lin, Jennifer B Permuth, Thomas A Sellers, Y Ann Chen, Ya-Yu Tsai, Zhihua Chen, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Simon A Gayther, Susan J Ramus, Usha Menon, Anna H Wu, Celeste L Pearce, David Van Den Berg, Malcolm C Pike, Agnieszka Dansonka-Mieszkowska, Joanna Plisiecka-Halasa, Joanna Moes-Sosnowska, Jolanta Kupryjanczyk, Paul Dp Pharoah, Honglin Song, Ingrid Winship, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Graham G Giles, Sean V Tavtigian, Doug F Easton, Roger L Milne
BACKGROUND: The rarity of mutations in PALB2, CHEK2 and ATM make it difficult to estimate precisely associated cancer risks. Population-based family studies have provided evidence that at least some of these mutations are associated with breast cancer risk as high as those associated with rare BRCA2 mutations. We aimed to estimate the relative risks associated with specific rare variants in PALB2, CHEK2 and ATM via a multicentre case-control study. METHODS: We genotyped 10 rare mutations using the custom iCOGS array: PALB2 c...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
Chia-Hsiang Chen, Laura Abella, Maira R Cerón, Miguel A Guerrero-Ayala, Antonio Rodríguez-Fortea, Marilyn M Olmstead, Xian B Powers, Alan L Balch, Josep M Poblet, Luis Echegoyen
A non-isolated pentagon rule metallic carbide clusterfullerene containing a heptagonal ring, Sc2C2@Cs(hept)-C88, was isolated from the raw soot obtained by electric arc vaporization of graphite rods packed with Sc2O3 and graphite powder under a helium atmosphere. The Sc2C2@Cs(hept)-C88 was purified by multistage high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), cocrystallized with Ni-(octaethylporphyrin), and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The diffraction data revealed a zigzag Sc2C2 unit inside an unprecedented Cs(hept)-C88 carbon cage containing 13 pentagons, 32 hexagons, and 1 heptagon...
October 5, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Donghao Xie, Xue-Qing Feng, Xi-Le Hu, Lin Liu, Zhihong Ye, Jun Cao, Guo-Rong Chen, Xiao-Peng He, Yi-Tao Long
This paper describes the development of a "diffusion-to-surface" ratiometric graphene electrosensor for the selective detection of live cells and pathogens that highly express mannose-binding proteins (MBPs). MBPs have been implicated in many pathological processes and are identified on specific types of bacteria. Consequently, MBPs are a promising biomarker for targeted disease diagnosis and therapy. Here, we develop a unique electrosensor that features a ratiometric voltammetric signal for the selective probing of MBPs...
September 28, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Shu-Yu Tai, Ling-Feng Wang, Chih-Feng Tai, Yu-Ting Huang, Chen-Yu Chien
Few studies have investigated the relationship between chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and erectile dysfunction (ED). This case-control study aimed to investigate the association between CRS and the risk of ED in a large national sample. Tapping Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified people 30 years or older with a new primary diagnosis of CRS between 1996 and 2007. The cases were compared with sex- and age-matched controls. We identified 14 039 cases and recruited 140 387 matched controls...
2016: Scientific Reports
Han-Qing Wu, Yuan-Yao He, Chen Fang, Zi Yang Meng, Zhong-Yi Lu
We propose a general scheme for diagnosing interaction-driven topological phases in the weak interaction regime using exact diagonalization (ED). The scheme comprises the analysis of eigenvalues of the point-group operators for the many-body eigenstates and the correlation functions for physical observables to extract the symmetries of the order parameters and the topological numbers of the underlying ground states at the thermodynamic limit from a relatively small size system afforded by ED. As a concrete example, we investigate the interaction effects on the half-filled spinless fermions on the checkerboard lattice with a quadratic band crossing point...
August 5, 2016: Physical Review Letters
Shalaka S Hampras, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell, Rikki Cannioto, Jenny Chang-Claude, Francesmary Modugno, Thilo Dörk, Peter Hillemanns, Leah Preus, Keith L Knutson, Paul K Wallace, Chi-Chen Hong, Grace Friel, Warren Davis, Mary Nesline, Celeste L Pearce, Linda E Kelemen, Marc T Goodman, Elisa V Bandera, Kathryn L Terry, Nils Schoof, Kevin H Eng, Alyssa Clay, Prashant K Singh, Janine M Joseph, Katja K H Aben, Hoda Anton-Culver, Natalia Antonenkova, Helen Baker, Yukie Bean, Matthias W Beckmann, Maria Bisogna, Line Bjorge, Natalia Bogdanova, Louise A Brinton, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Fiona Bruinsma, Ralf Butzow, Ian G Campbell, Karen Carty, Linda S Cook, Daniel W Cramer, Cezary Cybulski, Agnieszka Dansonka-Mieszkowska, Joe Dennis, Evelyn Despierre, Ed Dicks, Jennifer A Doherty, Andreas du Bois, Matthias Dürst, Doug Easton, Diana Eccles, Robert P Edwards, Arif B Ekici, Peter A Fasching, Brooke L Fridley, Yu-Tang Gao, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Graham G Giles, Rosalind Glasspool, Jacek Gronwald, Patricia Harrington, Philipp Harter, Hanis Nazihah Hasmad, Alexander Hein, Florian Heitz, Michelle A T Hildebrandt, Claus Hogdall, Estrid Hogdall, Satoyo Hosono, Edwin S Iversen, Anna Jakubowska, Allan Jensen, Bu-Tian Ji, Beth Y Karlan, Melissa Kellar, Joseph L Kelley, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Rüdiger Klapdor, Nonna Kolomeyevskaya, Camilla Krakstad, Susanne K Kjaer, Bridget Kruszka, Jolanta Kupryjanczyk, Diether Lambrechts, Sandrina Lambrechts, Nhu D Le, Alice W Lee, Shashikant Lele, Arto Leminen, Jenny Lester, Douglas A Levine, Dong Liang, Jolanta Lissowska, Song Liu, Karen Lu, Jan Lubinski, Lene Lundvall, Leon F A G Massuger, Keitaro Matsuo, Valeria McGuire, John R McLaughlin, Ian McNeish, Usha Menon, Joanna Moes-Sosnowska, Steven A Narod, Lotte Nedergaard, Heli Nevanlinna, Stefan Nickels, Sara H Olson, Irene Orlow, Rachel Palmieri Weber, James Paul, Tanja Pejovic, Liisa M Pelttari, Barbara Perkins, Jenny Permuth-Wey, Malcolm C Pike, Joanna Plisiecka-Halasa, Elizabeth M Poole, Harvey A Risch, Mary Anne Rossing, Joseph H Rothstein, Anja Rudolph, Ingo B Runnebaum, Iwona K Rzepecka, Helga B Salvesen, Eva Schernhammer, Kristina Schmitt, Ira Schwaab, Xiao-Ou Shu, Yurii B Shvetsov, Nadeem Siddiqui, Weiva Sieh, Honglin Song, Melissa C Southey, Ingvild L Tangen, Soo-Hwang Teo, Pamela J Thompson, Agnieszka Timorek, Ya-Yu Tsai, Shelley S Tworoger, Jonathan Tyrer, Anna M van Altena, Ignace Vergote, Robert A Vierkant, Christine Walsh, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Nicolas Wentzensen, Alice S Whittemore, Kristine G Wicklund, Lynne R Wilkens, Anna H Wu, Xifeng Wu, Yin-Ling Woo, Hannah Yang, Wei Zheng, Argyrios Ziogas, Simon A Gayther, Susan J Ramus, Thomas A Sellers, Joellen M Schildkraut, Catherine M Phelan, Andrew Berchuck, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Julie M Cunningham, Paul P Pharoah, Roberta B Ness, Kunle Odunsi, Ellen L Goode, Kirsten B Moysich
BACKGROUND: Regulatory T (Treg) cells, a subset of CD4+ T lymphocytes, are mediators of immunosuppression in cancer, and, thus, variants in genes encoding Treg cell immune molecules could be associated with ovarian cancer. METHODS: In a population of 15,596 epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) cases and 23,236 controls, we measured genetic associations of 1,351 SNPs in Treg cell pathway genes with odds of ovarian cancer and tested pathway and gene-level associations, overall and by histotype, for the 25 genes, using the admixture likelihood (AML) method...
June 21, 2016: Oncotarget
Tongfei Wu, Biqiong Chen
Intrinsic self-healing polyborosiloxane (PBS) and its multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)-reinforced nanocomposites were synthesized from hydroxyl terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) and boric acid at room temperature. The formation of Si-O-B moiety in PBS was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. PBS and its MWCNT-reinforced nanocomposites were found possessing water- or methanol-activated mechanically adaptive behaviors; the compressive modulus decreased substantially when exposed to water or methanol vapor and recovered their high value after the stimulus was removed...
September 14, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Luise I M Pernar, Ryan Lockridge, Colleen McCormack, Judy Chen, Scott A Shikora, David Spector, Ali Tavakkoli, Ashley H Vernon, Malcolm K Robinson
Abdominal CT (abdCT) scans are frequently ordered for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with abdominal pain, but often do not reveal intra-abdominal pathology. We aimed to develop an algorithm for rational ordering of abdCTs. We retrospectively reviewed our institution's RYGB patients presenting acutely with abdominal pain, documenting clinical and laboratory data, and scan results. Associations of clinical parameters to abdCT results were examined for outcome predictors...
October 2016: Obesity Surgery
Yao-Ting Wang, Hsi-Han Chen, Ching-Heng Lin, Shih-Hsiung Lee, Chin-Hong Chan, Shiau-Shian Huang
Previous studies indicated that panic disorder is correlated with erectile dysfunction (ED). The primary aim of this study was to explore the incidence rate of ED among panic disorder patients in an Asian country. The secondary aim was to compare the risk of ED in panic disorder patients that were treated with different kinds of antidepressants, and to explore the possible mechanism between these two disorders. We identified 1393 male patients with newly diagnosed panic disorder from the Taiwan's National Health Insurance Database...
October 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
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