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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342044/elevated-level-of-myeloperoxidase-deoxyribonucleic-acid-complex-in-the-middle-ear-fluid-obtained-from-patients-with-otitis-media-associated-with-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
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Shinya Morita, Yuji Nakamaru, Daigo Nakazawa, Fumihiko Hattanda, Haruki Shida, Yoshihiro Kusunoki, Kanako Watanabe, Sakiko Masuda, Dai Takagi, Masanobu Suzuki, Kimiko Hoshino, Atsushi Fukuda, Utano Tomaru, Akihiro Homma, Akihiro Ishizu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to explore the presence of myeloperoxidase (MPO)-deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) complex as a surrogate marker of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in the middle ear fluid, and to clarify the correlation between its quantifiable level and hearing outcome in patients with otitis media associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336783/bronchiectasis-is-highly-prevalent-in-anti-mpo-anca-associated-vasculitis-and-is-associated-with-a-distinct-disease-presentation
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Antoine Néel, Alexandra Espitia-Thibault, Pierre-Paul Arrigoni, Christelle Volteau, Marie Rimbert, Agathe Masseau, Christian Agard, Fadi Fakhouri, Renan Liberge, Mohamed Hamidou
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of bronchiectasis in a Western cohort with ANCA-positive granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) or microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and its correlations with disease presentation and outcome. METHODS: Retrospective study of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients followed at Nantes University Hospital (2005-2015). Clinical, biological, and follow-up data were collected through chart review. Two experienced radiologists blinded to the clinical data interpreted chest high-resolution CTs according to the Feischner Society criteria...
December 7, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324679/antibacterial-evaluation-and-virtual-screening-of-new-thiazolyl-triazole-schiff-bases-as-potential-dna-gyrase-inhibitors
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Cristina Nastasă, Dan C Vodnar, Ioana Ionuţ, Anca Stana, Daniela Benedec, Radu Tamaian, Ovidiu Oniga, Brînduşa Tiperciuc
The global spread of bacterial resistance to drugs used in therapy requires new potent and safe antimicrobial agents. DNA gyrases represent important targets in drug discovery. Schiff bases, thiazole, and triazole derivatives are considered key scaffolds in medicinal chemistry. Fifteen thiazolyl-triazole Schiff bases were evaluated for their antibacterial activity, measuring the growth inhibition zone diameter, the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), and the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC), against Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes) and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) bacteria...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324260/plasma-leptin-but-not-resistin-tnf-%C3%AE-and-adiponectin-is-associated-with-echocardiographic-parameters-of-cardiac-remodeling-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Anca Daniela Farcaş, Adriana Rusu, Mirela Anca Stoia, Luminiţa Animarie Vida-Simiti
The aim of this research was to assess the relationship between plasma adiponectin, leptin, resistin, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) levels and echocardiographic parameters of ventricular remodeling in patients with coronary artery disease, without acute myocardial infarction. The study population consisted of 49 patients with echocardiographic measurements performed. After adjustment for age, gender, body mass index, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and glycaemia, adiponectin was statistically significant associated with interventricular septum thickness (β = -0...
January 8, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323773/direct-fiber-reinforced-interim-fixed-partial-dentures-six-year-survival-study
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Luciana Maria Goguta, Adrian Candea, Diana Lungeanu, Mirela Frandes, Anca Jivanescu
PURPOSE: Mechanical and optical studies of glass fiber composites have revealed great resistance and satisfactory bonds between the glass fibers and composite resins. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term survival of anterior and posterior direct glass fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) fixed partial dentures (FPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three patients (9 men, 14 women) aged 18 to 67 received 23 d-FRC-FPDs. The frameworks of the FPDs were unidirectional pre-impregnated glass fibers (ever Stick C&B)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322205/the-role-of-albumin-bilirubin-grade-and-inflammation-based-index-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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Eleni Gkika, Dominik Bettinger, Leo Krafft, Michael Schultheiss, Hannes Philipp Neeff, Lars Maruschke, Michaela Schulenburg, Sonja Adebahr, Simon Kirste, Ursula Nestle, Robert Thimme, Anca-Ligia Grosu, Thomas Baptist Brunner
PURPOSE: We evaluated the prognostic accuracy of the albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade and the inflammation-based index (IBI) in estimating overall survival (OS) and toxicity in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty patients with 47 HCC lesions with a Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification stage B or C were treated with SBRT in 3-12 fractions. The ALBI grade and the IBI were calculated at different time points (baseline, during, at the end of treatment and at follow-up) and compared with the Child-Pugh (CP) score as well as other patient- and treatment-related parameters, concerning OS and toxicity...
January 10, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319717/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-in-patients-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-association-with-respiratory-infection
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Mariana O Perez, Ricardo M Oliveira, Mauricio Levy-Neto, Valeria F Caparbo, Rosa M R Pereira
OBJECTIVES: To determine the possible association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels with disease activity and respiratory infection in granulomatosis with polyangiitis patients during two different periods: winter/spring and summer/autumn. METHODS: Thirty-two granulomatosis with polyangiitis patients were evaluated in the winter/spring, and the same patients (except 5) were evaluated in summer/autumn (n=27). The 25OHD levels were measured by radioimmunoassay...
December 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316357/cerebrovascular-events-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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John G Hanly, Qiuju Li, Li Su, Murray B Urowitz, Caroline Gordon, Sang-Cheol Bae, Juanita Romero-Diaz, Jorge Sanchez-Guerrero, Sasha Bernatsky, Ann E Clarke, Daniel J Wallace, David A Isenberg, Anisur Rahman, Joan T Merrill, Paul Fortin, Dafna D Gladman, Ian N Bruce, Michelle Petri, Ellen M Ginzler, M A Dooley, Kristjan Steinsson, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Asad A Zoma, Susan Manzi, Ola Nived, Andreas Jonsen, Munther A Khamashta, Graciela S Alarcón, Winn Chatham, Ronald F van Vollenhoven, Cynthia Aranow, Meggan Mackay, Guillermo Ruiz-Irastorza, Manuel Ramos-Casals, S Sam Lim, Murat Inanc, Kenneth C Kalunian, Soren Jacobsen, Christine A Peschken, Diane L Kamen, Anca Askanase, Chris Theriault, Vernon Farewell
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency, associations and outcomes of cerebrovascular events (CerVEs) in a multi-ethnic/racial, prospective, SLE disease inception cohort. METHODS: Patients were assessed annually for 19 neuropsychiatric (NP) events including 5 types of CerVEs: (i) Stroke; (ii) Transient ischemia; (iii) Chronic multifocal ischemia; (iv) Subarachnoid/intracranial hemorrhage; (v) Sinus thrombosis. Global disease activity (SLEDAI-2K), SLICC/ACR damage index (SDI) and SF-36 scores were collected...
January 5, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310566/analysis-of-oxidative-stress-related-markers-in-critically-ill-polytrauma-patients-an-observational-prospective-single-center-study
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Mihai Sandesc, Alexandru Florin Rogobete, Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, Anca Dinu, Marius Papurica, Carmen Alina Cradigati, Mirela Sarandan, Sonia Elena Popovici, Lavinia Melania Bratu, Tiberiu Bratu, Adrian Tudor Stan, Dorel Sandesc
Critically ill polytrauma patients have increased production of free radicals (FRs) and consequent alterations in biochemical pathways, as well as disruption of cellular integrity, due to increased lipid peroxidation. The aim of this study was to investigate several biomarkers associated with increased oxidative stress in critically ill polytrauma patients, and to evaluate the effect of antioxidant treatment on the clinical outcome in these patients. A total of 67 polytrauma patients from an intensive care unit met the selection criteria...
January 9, 2018: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304117/associations-between-self-reported-lifetime-history-of-traumatic-brain-injuries-and-current-disability-assessment-in-a-population-sample-of-canadian-adults
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Gabriela Ilie, Edward M Adlaf, Robert E Mann, Anca Ialomiteanu, Hayley Hamilton, Jürgen Rehm, Mark Asbridge, Michael D Cusimano
OBJECTIVE: This study describes the association between history of lifetime traumatic brain injury (TBI) and current disabling functional restrictions among Ontario adults. SETTING AND DESIGN: A two-stage rolling cross-sectional sample of 6,048 adults aged 18 to 93 were interviewed by computer assisted telephone interviewing between 2011-2013 regarding their mental health and substance use in Ontario, Canada. TBI criteria were defined by loss of consciousness for minimum five minutes or at least one overnight hospitalization...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298797/development-and-validation-of-a-gene-signature-for-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas-treated-by-postoperative-radio-chemo-therapy
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Stefan Schmidt, Annett Linge, Alex Zwanenburg, Stefan Leger, Fabian Lohaus, Constanze Krenn, Steffen Appold, Volker Gudziol, Alexander Nowak, Clare von Neubeck, Ingeborg Tinhofer, Volker Budach, Ali Sak, Martin Stuschke, Panagiotis Balermpas, Claus Rödel, Hatice Bunea, Anca Ligia Grosu, Amir Abdollahi, Juergen Debus, Ute Ganswindt, Claus Belka, Steffi U Pigorsch, Stephanie Elisabeth Combs, David Mönnich, Daniel Zips, Gustavo B Baretton, Frank Buchholz, Michael Baumann, Mechthild Krause, Steffen Löck
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to identify and independently validate a novel gene signature predicting loco-regional tumor control (LRC) for treatment individualization of patients with locally advanced HPV-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) who are treated with postoperative radio(chemo)therapy (PORT-C). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Gene expression analyses were performed using nanoString technology on a multicenter training cohort of 130 patients and an independent validation cohort of 121 patients...
January 3, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295747/comparison-of-detection-methods-for-hpv-status-as-a-prognostic-marker-for-loco-regional-control-after-radiochemotherapy-in-patients-with-hnscc
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Annett Linge, Ulrike Schötz, Steffen Löck, Fabian Lohaus, Cläre von Neubeck, Volker Gudziol, Alexander Nowak, Inge Tinhofer, Volker Budach, Ali Sak, Martin Stuschke, Panagiotis Balermpas, Claus Rödel, Hatice Bunea, Anca-Ligia Grosu, Amir Abdollahi, Jürgen Debus, Ute Ganswindt, Kirsten Lauber, Steffi Pigorsch, Stephanie E Combs, David Mönnich, Daniel Zips, Gustavo B Baretton, Frank Buchholz, Mechthild Krause, Claus Belka, Michael Baumann
OBJECTIVE: To compare six HPV detection methods in pre-treatment FFPE tumour samples from patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) who received postoperative (N = 175) or primary (N = 90) radiochemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HPV analyses included detection of (i) HPV16 E6/E7 RNA, (ii) HPV16 DNA (PCR-based arrays, A-PCR), (iii) HPV DNA (GP5+/GP6+ qPCR, (GP-PCR)), (iv) p16 (immunohistochemistry, p16 IHC), (v) combining p16 IHC and the A-PCR result and (vi) combining p16 IHC and the GP-PCR result...
December 30, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287588/relation-between-duration-of-the-prodromal-phase-and-renal-damage-in-anca-associated-vasculitis
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Eline Houben, Stefanie L Groenland, Joost W van der Heijden, Alexandre E Voskuyl, Hiëronymus J Doodeman, Erik L Penne
BACKGROUND: In ANCA-associated vasculitis the acute phase of the disease is often preceded by prodromal symptoms. The aim of the present study was to analyze the relation between the duration of the prodromal phase and renal damage. METHODS: Patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis and renal involvement from a retrospective single-center cohort were divided into two equal groups based on the duration of the prodromal phase. The prodromal phase was defined as the time between first vasculitis related symptoms and the date of diagnosis...
December 29, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287586/the-impact-of-intravenous-methylprednisolone-pulses-on-renal-survival-in-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-with-severe-renal-injury-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Yanhong Ma, Fei Han, Liangliang Chen, Hongya Wang, Haidongqing Han, Binfeng Yu, Ying Xu, Jianghua Chen
BACKGROUND: High-dose methylprednisolone pulses were one of the main treatments for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA) associated vasculitides (AAV) but had obvious side effects. We aimed to know the impact on renal survival and identify the prognostic factors of this treatment in Chinese AAV patients with severe renal involvement. METHODS: One hundred and eleven AAV patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 10ml/min/1.73 m2 or less at admission were included...
December 29, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285157/serum-creatinine-level-and-esr-values-associated-to-clinical-pathology-types-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-renal-injury-caused-by-anca-associated-vasculitis
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Hongda Liang, Miaomiao Xin, Lei Zhao, Liqin Wang, Mingshu Sun, Jibo Wang
The correlation between serum creatinine and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) values and clinical pathology and prognosis in patients with renal injury caused by anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis were analyzed. Eighty-six patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) treated in the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University were enrolled in the study. Patients were assigned into an elderly group (n=45) or a non-elderly group (n=41) according to age. The serum creatinine (Scr) level was measured via the sarcosine oxidase method, and the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) was measured using the full-automatic ESR analyzer; the relationship between Scr and ESR values and the pathology type of patients was statistically analyzed...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279420/deregulated-profiles-of-urinary-micrornas-may-explain-podocyte-injury-and-proximal-tubule-dysfunction-in-normoalbuminuric-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Oana Milas, Florica Gadalean, Adrian Vlad, Victor Dumitrascu, Cristina Gluhovschi, Gheorghe Gluhovschi, Silvia Velciov, Roxana Popescu, Flaviu Bob, Petru Matusz, Agneta-Maria Pusztai, Octavian M Cretu, Alina Secara, Anca Simulescu, Sorin Ursoniu, Daliborca Vlad, Ligia Petrica
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding RNA species that are important post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression. The aim of the study was to establish a potential explanation of podocyte damage and proximal tubule (PT) dysfunction induced by deregulated miRNAs expression in the course of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). A total of 68 patients with type 2 DM and 11 healthy subjects were enrolled in a cross-sectional study and assessed concerning urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (UACR), urinary N-acetyl-β-D-glucosamininidase (NAG), urinary kidney injury molecule-1, urinary nephrin, podocalyxin, synaptopodin, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), urinary miRNA21, miRNA124, and miRNA192...
December 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277781/expression-and-distribution-of-galectin-3-in-chromophobe-and-papillary-carcinomas
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Andreea Cioca, Diana Muntean, Catalina Bungardean, Marius Raica, Anca Maria Cimpean
BACKGROUND/AIM: Probably due to their low occurrence, chromophobe and papillary renal cell carcinomas are less well characterized and, currently, there are no reliable prognostic markers for this group of patients. Moreover, the optimal therapy for patients with non-clear renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is unknown yet. Although elevated levels of Galectin-3 (Gal-3) were associated with poor prognosis in conventional RCC, the impact of this protein on carcinogenesis of chromophobe and papillary entities has not been previously described...
January 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275302/evaluation-of-vascular-proliferation-in-molecular-subtypes-of-breast-cancer
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Ionela Sevilla Bujor, Andreea Cioca, Raluca Amalia Ceaușu, Fulga Veaceslav, Cristian Nica, Anca Maria Cîmpean, Marius Raica
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis plays a pivotal role in tumor development. Although microvessel density (MVD) is the most common method used for evaluation of angiogenesis, it has several limitations. Our aim was to evaluate MVD and microvessel proliferation (MVP) in a series of invasive breast carcinomas and analyze whether angiogenesis is influenced by the molecular phenotype of each tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined vascular proliferation using double immunohistochemistry (CD34/Ki67) in a series of 54 invasive breast carcinomas and compared the results with standard MVD, molecular subtypes and other classical parameters...
January 2018: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274703/clinical-significance-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Nouran M Abaza, Eiman M Abd El-Latif, Tamer A Gheita
OBJECTIVE: To determine to neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) patients and to study its relation to disease manifestations and activity. METHODS: The study included 44 GPA patients and 44 matched age and sex controls. Full history taking, thorough clinical examination with more attention to ocular examination, laboratory and radiological investigations were considered. Disease activity was assessed using the Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score (BVAS)...
December 20, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273092/nitrated-nucleosome-levels-and-neuropsychiatric-events-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-multi-center-retrospective-case-control-study
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Isabel Ferreira, Sara Croca, Maria Gabriella Raimondo, Manjit Matharu, Sarah Miller, Ian Giles, David Isenberg, Yiannis Ioannou, John G Hanly, Murray B Urowitz, Nicole Anderson, Cynthia Aranow, Anca Askanase, Sang-Cheol Bae, Sasha Bernatsky, Ian N Bruce, Jill Buyon, Ann E Clarke, Mary Anne Dooley, Paul Fortin, Ellen Ginzler, Dafna Gladman, Caroline Gordon, Murat Inanc, Søren Jacobsen, Kenneth Kalunian, Diane Kamen, Munther Khamashta, Sam Lim, Susan Manzi, Joan Merrill, Ola Nived, Christine Peschken, Michelle Petri, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Guillermo Ruiz-Irastorza, Jorge Sanchez-Guerrero, Kristjan Steinson, Gunnar K Sturfelt, Ronald van Vollenhoven, Daniel J Wallace, Asad Zoma, Anisur Rahman
BACKGROUND: In patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) there is no serological test that will reliably distinguish neuropsychiatric (NP) events due to active SLE from those due to other causes. Previously we showed that serum levels of nitrated nucleosomes (NN) were elevated in a small number of patients with NPSLE. Here we measured serum NN in samples from a larger population of patients with SLE and NP events to see whether elevated serum NN could be a marker for NPSLE. METHODS: We obtained serum samples from patients in the Systemic Lupus International Collaborative Clinics (SLICC) inception cohort...
December 22, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
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