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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340954/the-cultural-epigenesis-of-gender-based-violence-in-cambodia-local-and-buddhist-perspectives
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Maurice Eisenbruch
Almost one in four women in Cambodia is a victim of physical, emotional or sexual violence. The study aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which Cambodians see its causes and effects and to identify and analyse the cultural forces that underpin and shape its landscape. An ethnographic study was carried out with 102 perpetrators and survivors of emotional, physical and sexual violence against women and 228 key informants from the Buddhist and healing sectors. Their views and experiences of it were recorded-the popular idioms expressed and the symptoms of distress experienced by survivors and perpetrators...
January 16, 2018: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340808/does-advancement-in-stapling-technology-with-triple-row-and-enhanced-staple-configurations-confer-additional-safety-a-matched-comparison-of-340-stapled-ileocolic-anastomoses
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Chi Chung Foo, Alston Ho On Chiu, Jeremy Yip, Wai Lun Law
BACKGROUND: Over the past few decades, studies have focused on the safety of stapled anastomosis, especially when compared to that of the handsewn technique. However, studies on the improvement of stapling technology are limited. This study aimed to investigate whether linear triple-row staples (tri-staples) had any advantage over double-row staples. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of all cases of functional end-to-end anastomoses with linear staplers performed at two centers between 2005 and 2015...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338587/antiphosphatidylserine-prothrombin-aps-pt-antibodies-are-associated-with-raynaud-phenomenon-and-migraine-in-primary-thrombotic-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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M Kopytek, J Natorska, A Undas
Objectives Antibodies to phosphatidylserine/prothrombin complex (aPS/PT) detectable in sera of some patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) have been shown to correlate with thrombosis. However, associations of aPS/PT antibodies with APS related disorders remain unclear. Aim To evaluate whether there are any associations between aPS/PT antibodies and Raynaud phenomenon, migraine and/or valvular lesions in primary thrombotic APS (PAPS). Methods We enrolled 67 consecutive patients (56 women) with thrombotic PAPS (VTE in 80...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338459/an-interprofessional-collaborative-practice-approach-to-transform-heart-failure-care-an-overview
#4
Brenda K Zierler, Erin Abu-Rish Blakeney, Kevin D O'Brien, Ipcp Heart Failure Teams
Interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) approaches to health care are increasingly recognized as necessary to achieve the Triple Aim-improved health of the population, improved patient care experience, and improved affordability of care. This paper introduces and provides an overview of an interprofessional intervention to improve a healthcare team, healthcare system, and patient outcomes for hospitalized patients with heart failure. In this paper, we describe the overall project resulting from a workforce training grant and the proposed series of future papers resulting from the interprofessional intervention...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337092/germline-brca-mutation-and-outcome-in-young-onset-breast-cancer-posh-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Ellen R Copson, Tom C Maishman, Will J Tapper, Ramsey I Cutress, Stephanie Greville-Heygate, Douglas G Altman, Bryony Eccles, Sue Gerty, Lorraine T Durcan, Louise Jones, D Gareth Evans, Alastair M Thompson, Paul Pharoah, Douglas F Easton, Alison M Dunning, Andrew Hanby, Sunil Lakhani, Ros Eeles, Fiona J Gilbert, Hisham Hamed, Shirley Hodgson, Peter Simmonds, Louise Stanton, Diana M Eccles
BACKGROUND: Retrospective studies provide conflicting interpretations of the effect of inherited genetic factors on the prognosis of patients with breast cancer. The primary aim of this study was to determine the effect of a germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation on breast cancer outcomes in patients with young-onset breast cancer. METHODS: We did a prospective cohort study of female patients recruited from 127 hospitals in the UK aged 40 years or younger at first diagnosis (by histological confirmation) of invasive breast cancer...
January 11, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335924/brca1-and-brca2-germline-variants-in-breast-cancer-patients-from-the-republic-of-macedonia
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Milena Jakimovska, Ivana Maleva Kostovska, Katerina Popovska-Jankovic, Katerina Kubelka-Sabit, Mitko Karadjozov, Liljana Stojanovska, Andreja Arsovski, Snezhana Smichkoska, Emilija Lazarova, Maja Jakimovska Dimitrovska, Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska
PURPOSE: We aimed to establish the spectrum of BRCA1/2 mutations among the breast cancer (BC) patients from the Republic of Macedonia. METHODS: We used targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS), Sanger DNA sequencing, and multiplex ligation probe amplification analysis (MLPA) to search for point mutations and deletions/duplications involving BRCA1 and BRCA2-coding regions. RESULTS: We have analyzed a total of 313 BC patients, enriched for family history of cancer, early age of onset and bilateral and/or triple negative (TN) BC...
January 15, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334914/-crying-without-tears-as-an-early-diagnostic-sign-post-of-triple-a-allgrove-syndrome-two-case-reports
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Daniel Tibussek, Sujal Ghosh, Angela Huebner, Joerg Schaper, Ertan Mayatepek, Katrin Koehler
BACKGROUND: Triple A syndrome (or Allgrove syndrome) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by alacrima, achalasia, adrenal insufficiency and autonomic/neurological abnormalities. The majority of cases are caused by mutations in the AAAS gene located on chromosome 12q13. However, the clinical picture as well as genetic testing may be complex since symptomatology is variable and mutations cannot be identified in all clinically diagnosed patients. We present two unrelated patients with triple-A syndrome illustrating the importance of alacrima as an early clinical sign...
January 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334604/breast-conservation-therapy-versus-mastectomy-in-patients-with-t1-2n1-triple-negative-breast-cancer-pooled-analysis-of-krog-14-18-and-14-23
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Kyubo Kim, Hae Jin Park, Kyung Hwan Shin, Jin Ho Kim, Doo Ho Choi, Won Park, Seung Do Ahn, Su Ssan Kim, Dae Yong Kim, Tae Hyun Kim, Jin Hee Kim, Jiyoung Kim
Purpose: The aim of this study is to compare the treatment outcomes of breast conserving surgery (BCS) plus radiotherapy (RT) vs. mastectomy for patients with pT1-2N1 triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Methods: Using two multicenter retrospective studies on breast cancer, a pooled analysis was performed among 320 patients with pT1-2N1 TNBC. All patients who underwent BCS (n=212) received whole breast RT with or without regional nodal RT, while none who underwent mastectomy (n=108) received it...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333926/engrailed-1-overexpression-as-a-potential-prognostic-marker-in-quintuple-negative-breast-cancer
#9
Yu Jin Kim, Minjung Sung, Ensel Oh, Michael Van Vrancken, Ji-Young Song, Kyungsoo Jung, Yoon-La Choi
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive breast cancer subtype characterized by poor patient prognosis and for which no targeted therapies are currently available. TNBC can be further categorized as either basal-like (BLBC) or quintuple-negative breast cancer (QNBC). In the present study, we aimed to identify novel molecular therapeutic targets for TNBC by analyzing the mRNA expression of TNBC-related genes in publicly available microarray data sets. We found that Engrailed 1 (EN1) was significantly overexpressed in TNBC...
January 15, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330928/specific-labelling-of-myonuclei-by-an-antibody-against-pericentriolar-material-1-pcm1-on-skeletal-muscle-tissue-sections
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I M Winje, M Bengtsen, E Eftestøl, I Juvkam, J C Bruusgaard, K Gundersen
AIM: Skeletal muscle is a heterogeneous tissue containing several different cell types and only about 40 - 50% of the cell nuclei within the tissue belong to myofibres. Existing technology, attempting to distinguish myonuclei from other nuclei at the light microscopy level, has led to controversies in our understanding of the basic cell biology of muscle plasticity. The present study aims at demonstrating that an antibody against the protein Pericentriolar material 1 (PCM1) can be used to reliably identify myonuclei on histological cross sections from humans, mice and rats...
January 13, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327245/high-nuclear-msk1-is-associated-with-longer-survival-in-breast-cancer-patients
#11
Xuan Pu, Sarah J Storr, Narmeen S Ahmad, Emad A Rakha, Andrew R Green, Ian O Ellis, Stewart G Martin
PURPOSE: Mitogen- and stress-activated kinases (MSKs) are important substrates of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)-activated protein kinase family. MSK1 and MSK2 are both nuclear serine/threonine protein kinases, with MSK1 being suggested to potentially play a role in breast cancer cell proliferation, cell cycle progression, cell migration, invasion and tumour growth. The aim of the current study was to assess MSK1 protein expression in breast cancer tumour specimens, evaluating its prognostic significance...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325888/computed-exophthalmometry-is-an-accurate-and-reproducible-method-for-the-measuring-of-eyeballs-protrusion
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Daria S Afanasyeva, Marina B Gushchina, Maxim Y Gerasimov, Sergey A Borzenok
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess reproducibility of the repeated measurements from proposed computed exophthalmometry and to make a comparison with the Hertel exophthalmometer. METHODS: Computed tomography scans of patients with pathological (group 1) and intact orbits (group 2) were included in this retrospective study. In both groups, a single investigator measured a difference of eyeballs' protrusion using the proposed method of computed exophthalmometry...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325194/comparison-of-rotation-force-to-maintain-acetabular-ventroversion-after-double-pelvic-osteotomy-and-2-5-pelvic-osteotomy-in-a-canine-cadaveric-model
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Roberto Tamburro, Massimo Petazzoni, Fabio Carli, Micheal P Kowaleski
OBJECTIVE:  The aim of this article was to compare the force required to maintain the acetabular ventroversion after double pelvic osteotomy (DPO) and modified triple pelvic osteotomy (2.5PO). METHODS:  Unilateral DPO (group A) and unilateral modified DPO (group B = 2.5PO) were performed on cadaveric canine pelves (n = 10/group). The twisting moment required to maintain fragment position for DPO and 2.5DPO was compared. RESULTS:  Mean twisting moment for the DPO group [5...
January 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324832/differential-microrna-expression-in-breast-cancer-with-different-onset-age
#14
Hsiu-Pei Tsai, Shiang-Fu Huang, Chien-Fan Li, Huei-Tzu Chien, Shin-Cheh Chen
PURPOSE: The lower breast cancer incidence in Asian populations compared with Western populations has been speculated to be caused by environmental and genetic variation. Early-onset breast cancer occupies a considerable proportion of breast cancers in Asian populations, but the reason for this is unclear. We aimed to examine miRNA expression profiles in different age-onset groups and pathological subtypes in Asian breast cancer. METHODS: At the first stage, 10 samples (tumor: n = 6, normal tissue: n = 4) were analyzed with an Agilent microRNA 470 probe microarray...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323124/mir-770-suppresses-the-chemo-resistance-and-metastasis-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-via-direct-targeting-of-stmn1
#15
Yaming Li, Yiran Liang, Yuting Sang, Xiaojin Song, Hanwen Zhang, Ying Liu, Liyu Jiang, Qifeng Yang
Chemo-resistance and metastasis of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) contributed the most of treatment failure in the clinic. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been proved to be involved in many biological processes and diseases. In this study, we aimed to determine the role of miR-770 in the regulation of chemo-resistance and metastasis of TNBC. Clinically, miR-770 was highly expressed in chemo-sensitive tissues and predicted a better prognosis of TNBC. Functionally, ectopic expression of miR-770 suppressed the doxorubicin-resistance of TNBC cell lines via regulation of apoptosis and tumor microenvironment, which was mediated by exosomes...
January 11, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322783/micrornas-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#16
M Koleckova, M Janikova, Z Kolar
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a molecular subtype of breast cancer with one of the worst prognoses. Current treatment is based on chemo- and/or radiotherapy and surgery. New targets, however, offering other therapeutic approaches, have been identified. These involve poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP), vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), androgen receptor (AR), long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and microRNAs (miRs). The latter are non-coding RNAs which control the expression of more than 50% of human genes via regulation of basic cellular processes at post-transcriptional level and dysregulation of miRs is found in many types of tumors...
2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321954/a-role-for-caspase-2-in-sphingosine-kinase-1-proteolysis-in-response-to-doxorubicin-in-breast-cancer-cells-implications-for-the-chk1-suppressed-pathway
#17
Brittany L Carroll, Joseph Bonica, Achraf A Shamseddine, Yusuf A Hannun, Lina M Obeid
Sphingosine kinase 1 (SK1) is a lipid kinase whose activity produces sphingosine 1-phosphate, a prosurvival lipid associated with proliferation, angiogenesis, and invasion. SK1 overexpression has been observed in numerous cancers. Recent studies have demonstrated that SK1 proteolysis occurs downstream of the tumor suppressor p53 in response to several DNA-damaging agents. Moreover, loss of SK1 in p53-knockout mice resulted in complete protection from thymic lymphoma, providing evidence that regulation of SK1 constitutes a major tumor suppressor function of p53...
January 2018: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321372/chronic-skin-inflammation-accelerates-macrophage-cholesterol-crystal-formation-and-atherosclerosis
#18
Yvonne Baumer, Qimin Ng, Gregory E Sanda, Amit K Dey, Heather L Teague, Alexander V Sorokin, Pradeep K Dagur, Joanna I Silverman, Charlotte L Harrington, Justin A Rodante, Shawn M Rose, Nevin J Varghese, Agastya D Belur, Aditya Goyal, Joel M Gelfand, Danielle A Springer, Christopher Ke Bleck, Crystal L Thomas, Zu-Xi Yu, Mårten Cg Winge, Howard S Kruth, M Peter Marinkovich, Aditya A Joshi, Martin P Playford, Nehal N Mehta
Inflammation is critical to atherogenesis. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that accelerates atherosclerosis in humans and provides a compelling model to understand potential pathways linking these diseases. A murine model capturing the vascular and metabolic diseases in psoriasis would accelerate our understanding and provide a platform to test emerging therapies. We aimed to characterize a new murine model of skin inflammation (Rac1V12) from a cardiovascular standpoint to identify novel atherosclerotic signaling pathways modulated in chronic skin inflammation...
January 11, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317492/a-protein-interaction-network-centered-on-leucine-rich-repeats-and-immunoglobulin-like-domains-1-lrig1-regulates-growth-factor-receptors
#19
Mahmood Faraz, Carl Herdenberg, Camilla Holmlund, Roger Henriksson, Håkan Hedman
Leucine-rich repeats and immunoglobulin-like domains 1 (LRIG1) is a tumor suppressor and a negative regulator of several receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs). The molecular mechanisms by which LRIG1 mediates its tumor suppressor effects and regulates RTKs remain incompletely understood. Here, we performed a yeast two-hybrid screen to identify novel LRIG1-interacting proteins and mined data from the BioPlex (biophysical interactions of ORFeome-based complexes) protein interaction data repository. The putative LRIG1 interactors identified in the screen were functionally evaluated using a triple co-transfection system in which HEK293 cells were co-transfected with platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRA), LRIG1, and shRNAs against the identified LRIG1 interactors...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316929/molecular-identification-of-sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine-resistance-in-malaria-infected-women-who-received-intermittent-preventive-treatment-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo
#20
Emrah Ruh, Jean Paul Bateko, Turgut Imir, Aysegul Taylan-Ozkan
BACKGROUND: Point mutations in Plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase (Pfdhfr) and dihydropteroate synthase (Pfdhps) genes which confer resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) occur at increasing rates. The present study aimed to identify Pfdhfr and Pfdhps mutations in P. falciparum isolates recovered from women who received two doses of SP during pregnancy in Bandundu, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). METHODS: A total of 48 women with confirmed P...
January 9, 2018: Malaria Journal
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