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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346543/the-impact-of-reported-beta-lactam-allergy-in-hospitalized-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-requiring-antibiotics
#1
Kuan-Hsiang Gary Huang, Valerie Cluzet, Keith Hamilton, Olajumoke Fadugba
Background: Patients hospitalized with hematologic malignancy are particularly vulnerable to infection. The impact of reported beta-lactam (BL) allergy in this population remains unknown. Objective: To define the impact of reported BL-only allergy (BLOA) label on clinical outcomes compared to those with no BL allergy (NBLA) in hematologic malignancy inpatients requiring systemic antibiotics. Methods: Retrospective cohort study of adult inpatients with hematologic malignancy admitted at two tertiary care hospitals 2010-2015...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346074/a-partial-deletion-within-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-non-structural-protein-3a-causes-clinical-attenuation-in-cattle-but-does-not-prevent-subclinical-infection
#2
Carolina Stenfeldt, Jonathan Arzt, Juan M Pacheco, Douglas P Gladue, George R Smoliga, Ediane B Silva, Luis L Rodriguez, Manuel V Borca
Deletions within the 3A coding region of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) are associated with decreased virulence in cattle; however, the mechanisms are unknown. We compared experimental infection of cattle with virulent FMDV O1Campos (O1Ca) and a mutant derivative (O1Ca∆3A) lacking residues 87-106 of 3A. Unexpectedly, primary infection of the nasopharyngeal mucosa was similar for both viruses. However, while O1Ca caused viremia and fulminant clinical disease, O1Ca∆3A infection was subclinical and aviremic...
January 12, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345404/individual-variability-in-response-to-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-inhibition-predicts-cardiovascular-outcome-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-primary-care-cohort-study
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Ellen M Apperloo, Michelle J Pena, Dick de Zeeuw, Petra Denig, Hiddo Jl Heerspink
AIMS: Variability in response to Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System (RAAS) inhibition has been shown in clinical trials but its occurrence and impact in clinical practice are unknown. We assessed variability in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and albuminuria (UACR) responses in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus initiating RAAS inhibition, and assessed the association of response variability with cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS: We performed an observational cohort study in patients with type 2 diabetes who started RAAS inhibition between 2007 and 2013 (n=1600) were identified from general practices in the Netherlands...
January 18, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345060/porcine-nk-cells-display-features-associated-with-antigen-presenting-cells
#4
Steffi De Pelsmaeker, Bert Devriendt, Georges Leclercq, Herman W Favoreel
NK cells are members of the innate immunity and play a central role in the defense against viral infections and cancer development, but also contribute to triggering and shaping adaptive immune responses. Human NK cells may express MHC II and costimulatory molecules, including CD86, CD80, and OX40 ligand, which allows them to stimulate the CD4+ T-cell response. In contrast, murine NK cells do not express MHC II or costimulatory molecules. Upon activation, mouse NK cells can acquire these molecules from dendritic cells (DCs) via intercellular membrane transfer, which leads to suppression of DC-induced CD4+ T-cell responses rather than stimulation of T-cell responses...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344914/high-lithium-tolerance-of-apocynum-venetum-seeds-during-germination
#5
Li Jiang, Lei Wang, Chang-Yan Tian
Identification and use of lithium (Li) accumulator plants is a promising strategy to remediate Li-contaminated soil. Apocynum venetum is reported as a Li accumulator. However, its tolerance to Li salt during germination is still unknown. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the effects of two Li salts on seed germination of A. venetum. At the same concentrations, germination percentages in LiCl solution were higher than that in Li2CO3 solution. At 25 °C, seeds germinated to 4-90% at 0-400 mmol L-1 LiCl and 3-91% at 0-150 mmol L-1 Li2CO3...
January 17, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344657/effects-of-hereditary-moderate-high-fat-diet-on-metabolic-performance-and-physical-endurance-capacity-in-c57bl-6-offspring
#6
Fang Liu, Guirong Zhang, Xue Sheng, Shang Liu, Meng Cui, Heyun Guo, Jianbin Xue, Lingyun Zhang
Obesity in pregnant women presents a risk to fetal health, leading to numerous metabolic syndromes and chronic inflammation risks. Previously, physical exercise was considered to be one of the primary treatments for obesity. However, the effect of fat consumption throughout the life cycle on physical endurance capacity remains unknown. A total of two groups of female mice (age, 6 weeks; C57BL/6J) were fed with a normal chow diet and a moderate high fat diet (MHFD), during pregnancy and lactation (8 weeks), with the offspring receiving the same diet as the mother...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343967/indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-activity-increases-nad-production-in-ifn-%C3%AE-stimulated-human-primary-mononuclear-cells
#7
Ross S Grant
IFN-γ activation of mononuclear phagocytes significantly increases indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) and flux through the kynurenine pathway (KP). However, the effect of IDO on NAD+ synthesis, the end product of KP metabolism, is unknown. To investigate this, primary human peripheral blood mononuclear cells were cultured up to 10 days and activated with IFN-γ in the presence or absence of a poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor. Day 10 macrophages had significantly higher NAD+ levels compared with monocytes...
2018: International Journal of Tryptophan Research: IJTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343584/human-herpesvirus-8-interferon-regulatory-factors-1-and-3-mediate-replication-and-latency-activities-via-interactions-with-usp7-deubiquitinase
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Qiwang Xiang, Hyunwoo Ju, Qian Li, Szu-Chieh Mei, Daming Chen, Young Bong Choi, John Nicholas
Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) encodes four viral interferon regulatory factors (vIRFs 1-4) that likely function to suppress innate immune and cellular stress responses through inhibitory interactions with various cellular proteins involved in these activities. It is notable that vIRFs 1 and 4 have been reported to interact with the deubiquitinase USP7, substrates of which include p53 and p53-targeting and destabilizing ubiquitin E3 ligase MDM2. Structural studies of vIRF-1 and vIRF-4 USP7-binding sequences in association with USP7 have been reported; both involve interactions with N-terminal domain residues of USP7, via EGPS and ASTS motifs in vIRF-1 and vIRF-4, respectively, but vIRF-4 residues also contact the catalytic site...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343423/request-for-hiv-serology-in-primary-care-a-survey-of-medical-and-nursing-professionals
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Myrian Pichiule-Castañeda, M Felicitas Domínguez-Berjón, María D Esteban-Vasallo, Carmen García-Riolobos, M Carmen Álvarez-Castillo, Jenaro Astray-Mochales
INTRODUCTION: In the Community of Madrid there is 42.7% late HIV diagnosis. Primary care is the gateway to the health system and the frequency of serological tests requested by these professionals is unknown. The objectives were to establish the frequency of requests for HIV serology by medical and nursing primary care professionals in the Community of Madrid and the factors associated with these requests. METHOD: An 'on-line' survey was conducted, asking professionals who participated in the evaluation study of strategies to promote early diagnosis of HIV in primary care in the Community of Madrid (ESTVIH) about the number of HIV-serology tests requested in the last 12 months...
January 15, 2018: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342268/reduced-expression-of-mismatch-repair-genes-msh6-msh2-directly-promotes-pituitary-tumor-growth-via-the-atr-chk1-pathway
#10
Shinsuke Uraki, Hiroyuki Ariyasu, Asako Doi, Shintaro Kawai, Ken Takeshima, Shuhei Morita, Junya Fukai, Koji Fujita, Hiroto Furuta, Masahiro Nishi, Kokichi Sugano, Naoko Inoshita, Naoyuki Nakao, Shozo Yamada, Takashi Akamizu
Context: The mechanisms of pituitary adenoma (PA) pathogenesis and proliferation remain largely unknown. Objectives: To evaluate the direct association between PA proliferation and expression of mismatch repair (MMR) genes and proteins, and to clarify the role of MMR genes in the molecular mechanism of PA proliferation. Experimental Design: We performed quantitative analyses by real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry to detect MMR gene and protein expression in human PAs (n = 47)...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341290/early-failure-of-kidney-transplants-in-the-current-era-a-national-cohort-study
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Ilkka Helanterä, Juulia Räihä, Patrik Finne, Marko Lempinen
Although short-term outcome after kidney transplantation has improved, a small proportion of grafts are lost during the first year. We characterize in detail all early graft losses in the current era in a nationwide cohort of kidney transplant recipients. Altogether 2447 kidney transplantations, performed between June 2004 and October 2016, were included. All graft losses (return to dialysis or patient death) occurring during the first posttransplant year were characterized. During the first posttranplant year altogether 109 grafts were lost, 67 grafts failed, and 42 patients died...
January 16, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341140/lipoprotein-modifications-by-gingipains-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis
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J Lönn, S Ljunggren, K Klarström-Engström, I Demirel, T Bengtsson, H Karlsson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Several studies have shown an association between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Atherosclerosis is the major cause of CVD, and a key event in the development of atherosclerosis is accumulation of lipoproteins within the arterial wall. Bacteria are the primary etiologic agents in periodontitis and Porphyromonas gingivalis is the major pathogen in the disease. Several studies support a role of modified low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in atherogenesis; however, the pathogenic stimuli that induce the changes and the mechanisms by which this occur are unknown...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341061/pericardial-effusion-unrelated-to-surgery-is-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-heart-transplant-patients
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Simon F Stämpfli, Tardu Özkartal, Niels Hagenbuch, Stephan Bernhart, Andreas J Flammer, Alessandra Vecchiati, Georg M Fröhlich, Frank Ruschitzka, Leonhard Held, Felix C Tanner
BACKGROUND: Hemodynamically irrelevant pericardial effusion (PeEf) is a predictor of adverse outcome in heart failure patients. The clinical relevance of a PeEf unrelated to surgery in heart transplant patients remains unknown. This study assesses the prognostic value of PeEf occurring later than one year after transplantation. METHODS: All patients undergoing heart transplantation in Zurich between 1989 and 2012 were screened. Cox proportional hazard models were used to analyse mortality (primary) and hospitalization (secondary endpoint)...
January 17, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340679/effect-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-vs-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-on-weight-loss-in-patients-with-morbid-obesity-the-sm-boss-randomized-clinical-trial
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Ralph Peterli, Bettina Karin Wölnerhanssen, Thomas Peters, Diana Vetter, Dino Kröll, Yves Borbély, Bernd Schultes, Christoph Beglinger, Jürgen Drewe, Marc Schiesser, Philipp Nett, Marco Bueter
Importance: Sleeve gastrectomy is increasingly used in the treatment of morbid obesity, but its long-term outcome vs the standard Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure is unknown. Objective: To determine whether there are differences between sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in terms of weight loss, changes in comorbidities, increase in quality of life, and adverse events. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Swiss Multicenter Bypass or Sleeve Study (SM-BOSS), a 2-group randomized trial, was conducted from January 2007 until November 2011 (last follow-up in March 2017)...
January 16, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340097/s-adenosyl-methionine-sam-alters-the-transcriptome-and-methylome-and-specifically-blocks-growth-and-invasiveness-of-liver-cancer-cells
#15
Yan Wang, ZhongSheng Sun, Moshe Szyf
S-adenosyl methionine (SAM) is a ubiquitous methyl donor that was reported to have chemo- protective activity against liver cancer, however the molecular footprint of SAM is unknown. We show here that SAM selectively inhibits growth, transformation and invasiveness of hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines but not normal primary liver cells. Analysis of the transcriptome of SAM treated and untreated liver cancer cell lines HepG2 and SKhep1 and primary liver cells reveals pathways involved in cancer and metastasis that are upregulated in cancer cells and are downregulated by SAM...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339414/assembly-of-methyl-coenzyme-m-reductase-in-the-methanogenic-archaeon-methanococcus-maripaludis
#16
Zhe Lyu, Chau-Wen Chou, Hao Shi, Liangliang Wang, Robel Ghebreab, Dennis Phillips, Yajun Yan, Evert C Duin, William B Whitman
Methyl-coenzyme M reductase (MCR) is a complex enzyme that catalyzes the final step in biological methanogenesis. To better understand its assembly, the recombinant MCR from the thermophile Methanothermococcus okinawensis (rMCRok) was expressed in the mesophile Methanococcus maripaludis The rMCRok was post-translationally modified correctly and contained McrD and the unique nickel tetrapyrrole coenzyme F430 Subunits of the native M. maripaludis (MCRmar) were largely absent, suggesting that the recombinant enzyme was formed by an assembly of co-transcribed subunits...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339268/incidence-of-second-primary-malignancies-after-autologous-transplantion-for-multiple-myeloma-in-the-era-of-novel-agents
#17
Firoozeh Sahebi, Simona Iacobelli, Giulia Sbianchi, Linda Koster, Didier Blaise, Péter Reményi, Nigel H Russell, Per Ljungman, Guido Kobbe, Jane Apperley, Marek Trneny, Marta Krejci, Wieslaw Wiktor-Jedrzejczak, James F Sanchez, Nicolaas Schaap, Cecilia Isaksson, Stig Lenhoff, Paul Browne, Christof Scheid, Keith M O Wilson, Ibrahim Yakoub-Agha, Soledad González Muñiz, Stefan Schönland, Curly Morris, Laurent Garderet, Nicolaus Kröger
The advent of novel agents for multiple myeloma (MM) is cause for a re-examination of the incidence of second primary malignancies (SPM). We examined the SPM rate in MM patients who were enrolled in the prospective observational Collaboration to Collect Autologous Transplant outcome in Lymphoma and Myeloma (CALM) study. Between 2008 and 2012, 3204 patients with MM underwent a first autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT). Plerixafor was used as a mobilizing agent for patients with poor (or potentially poor) stem cell mobilization as defined by the respective centers...
January 12, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338620/diminished-dentate-gyrus-filtering-of-cortical-input-leads-to-enhanced-area-ca3-excitability-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#18
Kaitlin Folweiler, Sandy Samuel, Hannah Metheny, Akiva S Cohen
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) disrupts hippocampal function and can lead to long-lasting episodic memory impairments. The encoding of episodic memories relies on spatial information processing within the hippocampus. As the primary entry point for spatial information into hippocampus, the dentate gyrus is thought to function as a physiological gate, or filter, of afferent excitation before reaching downstream area CA3. While injury has previously been shown to alter dentate gyrus network excitability, it is unknown whether mTBI affects dentate gyrus output to area CA3...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338089/outcomes-of-patients-diagnosed-with-carcinoma-metastatic-to-the-neck-from-an-unknown-primary-source-and-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
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Mona Kamal, Abdallah S R Mohamed, Clifton David Fuller, Erich M Sturgis, Faye M Johnson, William H Morrison, G Brandon Gunn, Katherine A Hutcheson, Jack Phan, Stefania Volpe, Sweet Ping Ng, Renata Ferrarotto, Steven J Frank, Heath D Skinner, David I Rosenthal, Adam S Garden
BACKGROUND: There are few published studies to guide the treatment of carcinoma metastatic to the neck from an unknown primary (CUP). In this regard, the objective of the current study was to share the authors' current experience treating patients with CUP using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), which principally targeted both sides of the neck, the nasopharynx, and the oropharynx. METHODS: This was a retrospective study in which an institutional database search was conducted to identify patients with CUP who received IMRT...
January 16, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336013/systematic-review-of-atopic-dermatitis-disease-definition-in-studies-using-routinely-collected-health-data
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M P Dizon, A M Yu, R K Singh, J Wan, Mary-Margaret Chren, Carsten Flohr, J Silverberg, D J Margolis, S M Langan, K Abuabara
BACKGROUND: Routinely collected electronic health data (RCD) obtained for administrative and clinical purposes are increasingly used to study atopic dermatitis (AD). Methods for identifying AD patients in RCD differ, and it is unknown how this might affect study results. OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate how AD patients have been identified in studies using RCD, to determine whether these methods were validated, and to estimate how the method for identifying AD patients affected variability in prevalence estimates...
January 16, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
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