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Daniel S Olsson, Penelope Trimpou, Tobias Hallén, Ing-Liss Bryngelsson, Eva Andersson, Thomas Skoglund, Bengt-Åke Bengtsson, Gudmundur Johannsson, Anna G Nilsson
Hypopituitarism has been associated with an increased mortality, which may be due to untreated growth hormone (GH) deficiency but also to the various underlying disorders. We therefore analysed mortality in patients with only one underlying disorder, non-functioning pituitary adenoma (NFPA), with and without GH replacement therapy (GHRT). Patients with NFPA in the western region of Sweden, 1997-2011, were identified through the National Patient Registry and cross-referenced with several National Health Registries...
October 21, 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
Paolo Boffetta, Tiffani A Fordyce, Jack S Mandel
We aimed at investigating mortality among beryllium-exposed workers, according to solubility of beryllium and beryllium compounds. We conducted an historical cohort study of 16,115 workers employed during 1925-2008 in 15 facilities, including eight entailing exposure to insoluble beryllium and seven entailing exposure to soluble/mixed beryllium compounds, who were followed up for mortality until 2011. Data were analyzed using indirect standardization and Cox regression modeling. Lung cancer standardized mortality ratio (SMR, national reference rates) was 1...
October 20, 2016: Cancer Medicine
Emilio Antonio Luca Gianicolo, Cristina Mangia, Marco Cervino, Antonella Bruni, Bruna De Marchi, Annibale Biggeri, Rosa Porcu, Maria Angela Vigotti
OBIETTIVI: valutare lo stato di salute della popolazione residente nel comune di Manfredonia dal 1970 al 2013. DISEGNO: analisi descrittiva dell'andamento temporale della mortalità generale, per gruppi di cause, dal 1970 al 2013. SETTING E PARTECIPANTI: i dati di mortalità e le popolazioni residenti sono di fonte Istat. Sono state esaminate 55 cause di decesso. Le analisi sono disaggregate per sesso e periodo. PRINCIPALI MISURE DI OUTCOME: sono stati elaborati i rapporti standardizzati di mortalità (SMR%), con i rispettivi intervalli di confidenza al 90% (IC90%), e i tassi di mortalità standardizzati col metodo diretto (TSD )...
September 2016: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
Dekai Wang, Heqin Liu, Guowei Zhai, Liangsheng Wang, Jianfeng Shao, Yuezhi Tao
Functional chloroplast generation depends on the precise coordination of gene expression between the plastid and the nucleus and is essential for plant growth and development. In this study, a rice (Oryza sativa) mutant that exhibited albino and seedling-lethal phenotypes was isolated from a(60)Co-irradiated rice population. The mutant gene was identified as an ortholog of the Arabidopsis plastid transcriptionally active chromosome protein 2 (pTAC2) gene, and the mutant strain was designated osptac2. Sequence and transcription analyses showed that OspTAC2 encodes a putative chloroplast protein consisting of 10 pentratricopeptide repeat (PPR) domains and a C-terminal small MutS-related (SMR) domain...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
Helena Sackey, Miao Hui, Kamila Czene, Helena Verkooijen, Gustaf Edgren, Jan Frisell, Mikael Hartman
BACKGROUND: The clinical behavior of in situ breast cancer is incompletely understood and several factors have been associated with invasive recurrence. The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term risk of subsequent breast cancer and mortality among women diagnosed with in situ breast cancer, in relation to family history METHODS: Using the population-based Swedish Multi-Generation and Cancer Registers we identified 8111 women diagnosed with in situ breast cancer between 1980 and 2004...
October 18, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
Gregers Stig Andersen, Zaza Kamper-Jørgensen, Bendix Carstensen, Marie Norredam, Ib Christian Bygbjerg, Marit Eika Jørgensen
OBJECTIVE: Studies of diabetes in migrant populations have shown a higher prevalence compared to their respective countries of origin and to people natively born in the host country, but there is little population-based data on diabetes incidence and mortality in migrant populations. The aim of the current study was (1) to describe the incidence rates and prevalence of diabetes among first generation migrants in Denmark compared to the Danish background population, and (2) to compare standardised mortality rates (SMRs) for individuals with and without diabetes according to country of origin...
September 30, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Daniel S Olsson, Ing-Liss Bryngelsson, Oskar Ragnarsson
PURPOSE: Patients with non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPA), especially women, have increased mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate whether mortality in NFPA patients has changed during the last two decades. METHODS: This was a nationwide population-based study including 2795 patients (1502 men, 1293 women) diagnosed with NFPA between 1997 and 2011. Patients were identified and followed in Swedish National Health Registries. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) with 95 % confidence intervals were calculated for three time periods at first NFPA diagnosis using the general population as reference...
October 14, 2016: Pituitary
Ashley S Felix, Julie K Bower, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Subha V Raman, David E Cohn, Mark E Sherman
Obesity is a strong risk factor for developing endometrial cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD); consequently, understanding CVD mortality among endometrial cancer survivors is important. We analyzed Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER) data for 157,496 endometrial cancer cases diagnosed between 1988 and 2012. We calculated standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) for CVD and all-cause mortality comparing endometrial cancer cases and general population women. We categorized women into one of three prognostic groups (excellent, intermediate, poor) based on tumor characteristics...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Jianbo Tong, Lingxiao Li, Min Bai, Kangnan Li
In the study of peptide quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR), a new descriptor of amino acids (SVGER) was calculated. It was applied in two peptides which are angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and bitter tasting threshold of di-peptide. QSAR models were built by stepwise multiple regression-multiple linear regression (SMR-MLR) and stepwise multiple regression-partial least square regression (SMR-PLS). In the SMR-MLR models for angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, the squared cross-validation correlation coefficient (QLOO(2) ) was 0...
October 14, 2016: Molecular Informatics
A Leyte-Manrique, U Hernández-Salinas, A Ramírez-Bautista, V Mata-Silva, J C Marshall
Studies on habitat use have often helped explain observed variation in morphology, behavior, and reproductive characteristics among populations within a single species. Here we analyze morphological and ecological characteristics of individuals from the Sceloporus grammicus species complex from seven different localities (El Cerezo: CER, Pachuca: PAC, Huichapan: HUI, Emiliano Zapata: EZA, San Miguel Regla: SMR, La Mojonera: LMJ, and La Manzana: LMZ) in the state of Hidalgo, and one locality (Cahuacán) in the State of México...
October 13, 2016: Integrative Zoology
Trudy M Wassenaar, David W Ussery, Hanne Ingmer
Resistance of Staphylococcus species to quaternary ammonium compounds, frequently used as disinfectants and biocides, can be attributed to qac genes. Most qac gene products belong to the Small Multidrug Resistant (SMR) protein family, and are often encoded by rolling-circle (RC) replicating plasmids. Four classes of SMR-type qac gene families have been described in Staphylococcus species: qacC, qacG, qacJ, and qacH. Within their class, these genes are highly conserved, but qacC genes are extremely conserved, although they are found in variable plasmid backgrounds...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
Lorenz Kahl, Ulrich G Hofmann
This work compared the performance of six different fatigue detection algorithms quantifying muscle fatigue based on electromyographic signals. Surface electromyography (sEMG) was obtained by an experiment from upper arm contractions at three different load levels from twelve volunteers. Fatigue detection algorithms mean frequency (MNF), spectral moments ratio (SMR), the wavelet method WIRM1551, sample entropy (SampEn), fuzzy approximate entropy (fApEn) and recurrence quantification analysis (RQA%DET) were calculated...
October 7, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
C Klop, T P van Staa, C Cooper, N C Harvey, F de Vries
: One-year mortality following a fracture was greater for men compared to women, varied markedly between regions in England with the lowest rates in the London region, and was higher among black women compared to white women. The excess in mortality did not change during the study period. INTRODUCTION: Fractures are associated with increased mortality. With the shift towards an increasingly elderly demography, and so increasing numbers of fractures, the impact of such events on mortality is of key public health importance...
October 8, 2016: Osteoporosis International
Tea L Laursen, Sidsel Rødgaard-Hansen, Holger J Møller, Christian Mortensen, Stine Karlsen, Dennis T Nielsen, Susanne Frevert, Jens O Clemmesen, Søren Møller, Jørgen S Jensen, Flemming Bendtsen, Henning Grønbaek
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intestinal bacterial translocation is involved in activation of liver macrophages in cirrhotic patients. Macrophages play a key role in liver inflammation and are involved in the pathogenesis of cirrhosis and complications. Bacterial translocation may be determined by presence of bacterial DNA and macrophage activation, by the soluble mannose receptor. We hypothesize that the soluble mannose receptor is released from hepatic macrophages in cirrhosis and associated with bacterial DNA, portal pressure and complications...
October 5, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Jeffrey L Levin, Alina Rouk, Sara Shepherd, George A Hurst, Jerry W McLarty
The Tyler asbestos plant produced pipe insulation from 1954 to 1972 and exclusively used amosite asbestos. There were 1130 former workers of this plant during the period of operation. A death certificate mortality analysis was published regarding this plant in 1998 for the period through 1993. This study represents an update of the mortality analysis with additional certificates collected for deaths occurring through 2011.Searches of the National Death Index database were conducted in 2004 and again in 2013...
2016: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part B, Critical Reviews
Marleen Bink, Ilja L Bongers, Arne Popma, Tieme W P Janssen, Chijs van Nieuwenhuizen
BACKGROUND: Estimates of the effectiveness of neurofeedback as a treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are mixed. AIMS: To investigate the long-term additional effects of neurofeedback (NFB) compared with treatment as usual (TAU) for adolescents with ADHD. METHOD: Using a multicentre parallel-randomised controlled trial design, 60 adolescents with a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of ADHD receiving NFB+TAU (n=41) or TAU (n=19) were followed up...
March 2016: BJPsych Open
D W Donnelly, A T Gavin
ABSTRACT: Whilst survival rates for childhood cancers are excellent, it is known that these patients have an increased risk of death from disease recurrence and other causes. We investigate patterns, trends and survival of cancers in children and young adults in N. Ireland. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 21 years (1993-2013) of cancer incidence data including non-malignant brain tumours from the N. Ireland Cancer Registry for persons aged 0-24 years was analysed using Joinpoint regresssion for trend and the Kaplan Meier method for survival analysis up to end 2013 with excess mortality calculated at one and five years after first cancer diagnosis using standardised mortality ratios...
September 2016: Ulster Medical Journal
S Hassanipour-Azgomi, Abdollah Mohammadian-Hafshejani, Mahshid Ghoncheh, Farhad Towhidi, Saeid Jamehshorani, Hamid Salehiniya
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and mortality of prostate cancer and their relationship with the Human Development Index (HDI) and its components in Asia in 2012. METHODS: This study was an ecological study conducted based on the GLOBOCAN project of the World Health Organization. The correlation between standardized incidence rate (SIR) and standardized mortality rate (SMR) of prostate cancer with HDI and its components was assessed using SPSS Inc Version 18...
September 2016: Prostate International
Zeinab Almasi, Abdollah Mohammadian-Hafshejani, Hamid Salehiniya
PURPOSE: No comprehensive study of cancer incidence and mortality exists in Iran. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence, mortality and epidemiological aspects of cancers in our country. METHODS: In this study, information of cancer incidence and mortality in Iran was retrieved from International Cancer Registry data and reported by numbers, crude and standardized incidence and mortality rates. Cancer incidence and mortality in Iran were mapped and compared with neighboring countries and the world...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Adam S Nelson, Claire M Vajdic, Lesley J Ashton, Renate E Le Marsney, Ian Nivison-Smith, Leonie Wilcox, Anthony J Dodds, Tracey A O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a life-saving procedure for children with a variety of non-malignant conditions. However, these children face an increased risk of late death and incident cancers after HSCT, which may occur many years after their initial HSCT. PROCEDURE: We examined cancer occurrence and late mortality in a population-based cohort of 318 Australian children who underwent allogeneic HSCT for non-malignant disease. Standardized incident ratios (SIRs) and standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were calculated and compared with population controls...
September 26, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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