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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938590/ocular-toxicities-associated-with-targeted-anticancer-agents-an-analysis-of-clinical-data-with-management-suggestions
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Chen Fu, Dan S Gombos, Jared Lee, Goldy C George, Kenneth Hess, Andrew Whyte, David S Hong
Ocular toxicities are among the most common adverse events resulting from targeted anticancer agents and are becoming increasingly relevant in the management of patients on these agents. The purpose of this study is to provide a framework for management of these challenging toxicities based on objective data from FDA labels and from analysis of the literature. All oncologic drugs approved by the FDA up to March 14, 2015, were screened for inclusion. A total of 16 drugs (12 small-molecule drugs and 4 monoclonal antibodies) were analyzed for ocular toxicity profiles based on evidence of ocular toxicity...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938470/genetic-disruption-of-21-hydroxylase-in-zebrafish-causes-interrenal-hyperplasia
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Helen Eachus, Andreas Zaucker, James A Oakes, Aliesha Griffin, Meltem Weger, Tülay Güran, Angela Taylor, Abigail Harris, Andy Greenfield, Jonathan L Quanson, Karl-Heinz Storbeck, Vincent T Cunliffe, Ferenc Müller, Nils Krone
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is a group of common inherited disorders leading to glucocorticoid deficiency. Most cases are caused by 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21OHD). The systemic consequences of imbalanced steroid hormone biosynthesis due to severe 21OHD remains poorly understood. Therefore, we have developed a zebrafish model for 21OHD, which focuses on the impairment of glucocorticoid biosynthesis. A single 21-hydroxylase gene (cyp21a2) is annotated in the zebrafish genome based on sequence homology. Our in silico analysis of the Cyp21a2 protein sequence suggests a sufficient degree of similarity for the usage of zebrafish cyp21a2 to model aspects of human 21OHD in vivo...
September 13, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938376/updates-on-the-diagnostic-tools-for-evaluation-of-pelvic-floor-disorders
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Vivian C Aguilar, Amanda B White, Rebecca G Rogers
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pelvic floor disorders are common and cause significant morbidity for women. Recent advances in the evaluation of women with pelvic floor dysfunction have improved diagnostic accuracy and, with the development and use of validated patient-reported outcomes, has improved measurement of outcomes important to patients. We describe recent advances in the evaluation and measurement of pelvic floor disorders (PFDs). RECENT FINDINGS: We describe recent developments in pelvic floor assessment of women with pelvic floor dysfunction...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937979/molecular-genomic-characterization-of-tick-and-human-derived-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus-isolates-from-south-korea
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Seok-Min Yun, Su-Jin Park, Sun-Whan Park, WooYoung Choi, Hye Won Jeong, Young-Ki Choi, Won-Ja Lee
BACKGROUND: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging tick-borne viral disease caused by the SFTS virus (SFTSV) from Bunyaviridae that is endemic in East Asia. However, the genetic and evolutionary characteristics shared between tick- and human-derived Korean SFTSV strains are still limited. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study we identify, for the first time, the genome sequence of a tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis)-derived Korean SFTSV strain (designated as KAGWT) and compare this virus with recent human SFTSV isolates to identify the genetic variations and relationships among SFTSV strains...
September 22, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937763/hybrid-cis-trans-tetra-arylethenes-with-switchable-aie-and-reversible-photochromism-in-the-solution-pmma-film-solid-powder-and-single-crystal
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Qianfu Luo, Fei Cao, Chaochao Xiong, Qingyu Dou, Da-Hui Qu
How to efficiently design and synthesize multifunctional molecules is particularly challenging. Here we devote to constructing a kind of simple structures with composite functionalities through straightforward preparation. Starting from common commercially available materials, the titled cis/ tans-tetraarylethenes can be conveniently obtained by one-pot under mild conditions. The different configurations were confirmed by 1H NMR and single crystal data analysis. The trans-tetraarylethenes could be converted into cis-forms not only by photo-irradiation but also by microwave irradiation, which provided us a new choice for isomeric conversion, especially for which sensitive to light...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937624/therapeutic-mechanisms-of-vernonia-amygdalina-delile-in-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancer
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William Johnson, Paul B Tchounwou, Clement G Yedjou
Prostate cancer patients have been suffering from limited treatment options due to late diagnosis, poor drug tolerance, and multi-drug resistance to almost all the current drug treatments. Therefore, it is important to seek a new alternative therapeutic medicine that can effectively prevent the disease and even eradicate the progression and metastasis of prostate cancer. Vernonia amygdalina Delile (VAD) is a common edible vegetable in Cameroon that has been used as a traditional medicine for some human diseases...
September 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937488/the-significance-of-arachnoid-granulation-in-patients-with-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Gaurav Vishwasrao Watane, Bhumi Patel, Derek Brown, M Reza Taheri
PURPOSE: The aim of this article was to study the significance of arachnoid granulations (AGs) in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). METHODS: In an institutional review board-approved retrospective chart review study, 79 patients with clinical diagnosis of idiopathic increased intracranial pressure were compared with 63 patients with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Inclusion criteria also included available magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, older than 18 years, and female sex...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937077/practice-pattern-of-hemodialysis-among-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-in-rural-south-india-a-single-center-experience
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R Hemachandar
Hemodialysis (HD) is the most common mode of renal replacement therapy for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in India. However, the practice and pattern of dialysis in a hospital serving rural population is largely unknown. A prospective study of 127 ESRD patients initiated on HD between January 2013 and December 2014 was done. The study included 101 males and 26 females, with a mean age of 50.05 ± 13.80 years. Native kidney disease was unknown in 45.67% of patients as they presented very late in their disease course...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937058/epidemiology-of-human-leukocyte-antigens-among-omani-population
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Issa Al Salmi, Abdul Massiah Metry, Faisal Al Ismaili, Alan Hola, Faissal Shaheen, Hana Fakhoury, Suad Hannawi
Oman is located on the Southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and its population has high levels of consanguinity. Human leukocytic antigen (HLA) typing analysis in human population holds unexploited potential for elucidating the genetic causes of human disease and possibly leads to personalized medicine. This is a retrospective, descriptive study evaluating HLA frequencies of Omani individuals who underwent workup for kidney transplantation at the Royal Hospital (RH) from 2005 to 2016. Data on 870 subjects were collected from the Oman kidney transplant registry at RH as well from electronic medical record system...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937036/socioeconomic-and-environmental-determinants-to-preterm-birth-in-tibetan-women-an-analysis-based-on-the-hierarchically-conceptual-frame
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Xiao-Jing Fan, Jian-Min Gao, Yi-Jun Kang, Shao-Nong Dang, Wei-Hua Wang, Hong Yan, Duo-Lao Wang
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is a common cause of death in newborns and may result from many determinants, but evidence for the socioeconomic and environmental determinants of preterm birth in Tibetan women of childbearing age is limited. The aim of this study was to understand the current status of preterm birth in native Tibetan women and investigate the socioeconomic and environmental determinants. METHODS: Data were drawn from a cohort study which was conducted from August 2006 to August 2012 in rural Lhasa, Tibet, China...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937030/a-de-novo-mutation-in-dystrophin-causing-muscular-dystrophy-in-a-female-patient
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Hao Yu, Yu-Chao Chen, Gong-Lu Liu, Zhi-Ying Wu
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) are X-linked recessive neuromuscular diseases resulting from dystrophin (DMD) gene mutations. It has been known that the carrier of DMD mutations may also have symptoms of the disease. While de novo mutation is quite common in BMD/DMD patients, it is rarely reported in the female carriers. METHODS: Two sporadic Chinese patients with progressive muscular dystrophy and their familial members were recruited...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936471/analysis-of-hepatitis-c-virus-particle-heterogeneity-in-immunodeficient-human-liver-chimeric-fah-mice
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Ursula Andreo, Ype P de Jong, Margaret A Scull, Jing W Xiao, Koen Vercauteren, Corrine Quirk, Michiel C Mommersteeg, Sonia Bergaya, Arjun Menon, Edward A Fisher, Charles M Rice
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of chronic liver diseases and the most common indication for liver transplantation in the United States. HCV particles in the blood of infected patients are characterized by heterogeneous buoyant densities, likely owing to HCV association with lipoproteins. However, clinical isolates are not infectious in vitro and the relative infectivity of the particles with respect to their buoyant density therefore cannot be determined, pointing to the need for better in vivo model systems...
November 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936400/diminishing-use-of-liver-biopsy-among-liver-transplant-recipients-for-hepatitis-c
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Elizabeth Aby, Melissa A Jimenez, Jonathan F Grotts, Vatche Agopian, Samuel W French, Ronald W Busuttil, Sammy Saab
Background and Aims: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) cirrhosis is the leading indication for liver transplantation in the United States and recurrent HCV following liver transplantation is a major cause of allograft loss and mortality. Liver biopsies are commonly used to identify recurrent HCV and determine the need for antiviral therapy. The introduction of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) has changed the management of recurrent HCV infection. This study aimed to describe the role of liver biopsies in liver transplant recipients with HCV after the introduction of DAAs...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936210/novel-mutations-of-the-tetratricopeptide-repeat-domain-7a-gene-and-phenotype-genotype-comparison
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Reyin Lien, Yung-Feng Lin, Min-Wei Lai, Hui-Ying Weng, Ren-Chin Wu, Tang-Her Jaing, Jing-Long Huang, Shih-Feng Tsai, Wen-I Lee
The gastrointestinal tract contains the largest lymphoid organ to react with pathogenic microorganisms and suppress excess inflammation. Patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs) can suffer from refractory diarrhea. In this study, we present two siblings who began to suffer from refractory diarrhea with a poor response to aggressive antibiotic and immunosuppressive treatment after surgical release of neonatal intestinal obstruction. Their lymphocyte proliferation was low, but superoxide production and IL-10 signaling were normal...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935968/electrophysiological-studies-in-thyroid-associated-orbitopathy-a-systematic-review
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Tiara W U Iao, Shi Song Rong, An Ni Ling, Mårten E Brelén, Alvin Lerrmann Young, Kelvin K L Chong
Dysthyroid optic neuropathy (DON) is the commonest cause of blindness in thyroid associated orbitopathy (TAO). While diagnosis remains clinical, objective tests for eyes with early or equivocal findings are lacking. Various electrophysiological studies (EPS) have been reported, yet the types and parameters useful for DON remain inconclusive. We performed a systematic literature search in MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane databases via the OVID platform up to August 20, 2017. 437 records were identified for screening and 16 original studies (1327 eyes, 787 patients) were eligible for review...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935948/novel-scaffolds-for-inhibition-of-cruzipain-identified-from-high-throughput-screening-of-anti-kinetoplastid-chemical-boxes
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Emir Salas-Sarduy, Lionel Urán Landaburu, Joel X Karpiak, Kevin P Madauss, Juan José Cazzulo, Fernán Agüero, Vanina Eder Alvarez
American Trypanosomiasis or Chagas disease is a prevalent, neglected and serious debilitating illness caused by the kinetoplastid protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. The current chemotherapy is limited only to nifurtimox and benznidazole, two drugs that have poor efficacy in the chronic phase and are rather toxic. In this scenario, more efficacious and safer drugs, preferentially acting through a different mechanism of action and directed against novel targets, are particularly welcome. Cruzipain, the main papain-like cysteine peptidase of T...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935366/review-diagnosis-and-impact-of-sperm-dna-alterations-in-assisted-reproduction
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REVIEW
Luke Simon, Benjamin R Emery, Douglas T Carrell
Sperm nuclear and chromatin abnormalities are common among infertile men and are known to influence natural reproduction. These abnormalities are also considered detrimental to normal fertilization, embryo development, and successful implantation and pregnancies following assisted reproductive treatment (ART). Abnormalities in the sperm nucleus can be broadly classified into sperm chromosomal abnormalities (aneuploidies) and sperm DNA abnormalities such as abnormal packing, DNA integrity, or DNA fragmentation...
August 2, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934947/-1-h-nmr-spectroscopy-based-metabolomics-analysis-for-the-diagnosis-of-symptomatic-e-coli-associated-urinary-tract-infection-uti
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Milena Lussu, Tania Camboni, Cristina Piras, Corrado Serra, Francesco Del Carratore, Julian Griffin, Luigi Atzori, Aldo Manzin
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common diagnoses in girls and women, and to a lesser extent in boys and men younger than 50 years. Escherichia coli, followed by Klebsiella spp. and Proteus spp., cause 75-90% of all infections. Infection of the urinary tract is identified by growth of a significant number of a single species in the urine, in the presence of symptoms. Urinary culture is an accurate diagnostic method but takes several hours or days to be carried out...
September 21, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934750/frontotemporal-dementia-caused-by-the-p301l-mutation-in-the-mapt-gene-clinicopathological-features-of-13-cases-from-the-same-geographical-origin-in-barcelona-spain
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Sergi Borrego-Écija, Joana Morgado, Leire Palencia-Madrid, Oriol Grau-Rivera, Ramón Reñé, Isabel Hernández, Consuelo Almenar, Mircea Balasa, Anna Antonell, José Luis Molinuevo, Albert Lladó, Marian Martínez de Pancorbo, Ellen Gelpi, Raquel Sánchez-Valle
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We identified and studied 13 patients carrying the P301L mutation in the MAPT gene from the same area (Baix Llobregat County) in Barcelona, Spain. METHODS: The demographic and clinical features were reviewed retrospectively. Detailed neuropathological characterization was obtained in 9 subjects. To investigate the origin of the P301L mutation in these families, 20 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the MAPT gene were analyzed. RESULTS: The mean age at disease onset was 51 years and the mean disease duration was 7 years...
September 22, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934252/three-way-interaction-model-to-trace-the-mechanisms-involved-in-alzheimer-s-disease-transgenic-mice
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Nasibeh Khayer, Sayed-Amir Marashi, Mehdi Mirzaie, Fatemeh Goshadrou
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause for dementia in human. Currently, more than 46 million people in the world suffer from AD and it is estimated that by 2050 this number increases to more than 131 million. AD is considered as a complex disease. Therefore, understanding the mechanism of AD is a universal challenge. Nowadays, a huge number of disease-related high-throughput "omics" datasets are freely available. Such datasets contain valuable information about disease-related pathways and their corresponding gene interactions...
2017: PloS One
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