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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140119/ct-features-of-the-usual-interstitial-pneumonia-pattern-differentiating-connective-tissue-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-from-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Jonathan H Chung, Christian W Cox, Steven M Montner, Ayodeji Adegunsoye, Justin M Oldham, Aliya N Husain, Rekha Vij, Imre Noth, David A Lynch, Mary E Strek
OBJECTIVE: A substantial proportion of cases of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) are due to connective tissue disease (CTD)-associated interstitial lung disease (ILD). The purpose of this study was to determine whether specific CT findings can help differentiate a UIP pattern of CTD-ILD from a UIP pattern of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and whether these signs are associated with survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adults visiting an ILD clinic from 2006 to 2015 enrolled in a research registry with a multidisciplinary diagnosis of CTD-ILD or IPF and a UIP pattern at high-resolution CT were included in the study...
November 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137545/exploring-the-perceived-health-benefits-of-singing-in-a-choir-an-international-cross-sectional-mixed-methods-study
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Hilary Moss, Julie Lynch, Jessica O'Donoghue
AIM: This mixed-methods exploratory study investigates the perceived health benefits of singing in a choir from an international sample of choristers. METHOD: An online questionnaire including demographic information, 28 quantitative statements and two qualitative questions relating to the perceived health benefits of singing in a choir was distributed via email and social media over a period of 4 months to a sample of 1,779 choristers. Basic descriptives and comparisons between subgroups of the sample are presented along with thematic analysis of qualitative comments...
November 1, 2017: Perspectives in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136183/glyphosate-use-and-cancer-incidence-in-the-agricultural-health-study
#3
Gabriella Andreotti, Stella Koutros, Jonathan N Hofmann, Dale P Sandler, Jay H Lubin, Charles F Lynch, Catherine C Lerro, Anneclaire J De Roos, Christine G Parks, Michael C Alavanja, Debra T Silverman, Laura E Beane Freeman
Background: Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide worldwide, with both residential and agricultural uses. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans," noting strong mechanistic evidence and positive associations for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in some epidemiologic studies. A previous evaluation in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS) with follow-up through 2001 found no statistically significant associations with glyphosate use and cancer at any site...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135525/intrathecal-baclofen-injection-to-avoid-withdrawal-in-a-multiple-sclerosis-patient-undergoing-lumbar-spine-surgery-a-case-report
#4
Mirsad Dupanovic, Robert P Devine, Sean R Jackson, Sharon G Lynch
Spasticity of spinal or cerebral origin is frequently treated with baclofen. Treatment interruption initially results in rebound spasticity; life-threatening withdrawal symptoms may follow. Severe rebound spasticity of leg muscles occurred in a multiple sclerosis patient after a 10-hour long perioperative pause of oral baclofen intake. In a subsequent spine surgery, recurrence was prevented by substituting a cumulative 12-hour oral baclofen dose with an intraoperative intrathecal injection. Administration of intrathecal baclofen during prolonged surgery in patients dependent on oral baclofen may improve patient comfort and prevent early withdrawal symptoms...
November 9, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133950/treating-a-novel-plasticity-defect-rescues-episodic-memory-in-fragile-x-model-mice
#5
W Wang, B M Cox, Y Jia, A A Le, C D Cox, K M Jung, B Hou, D Piomelli, C M Gall, Gary Lynch
Episodic memory, a fundamental component of human cognition, is significantly impaired in autism. We believe we report the first evidence for this problem in the Fmr1-knockout (KO) mouse model of Fragile X syndrome and describe potentially treatable underlying causes. The hippocampus is critical for the formation and use of episodes, with semantic (cue identity) information relayed to the structure via the lateral perforant path (LPP). The unusual form of synaptic plasticity expressed by the LPP (lppLTP) was profoundly impaired in Fmr1-KOs relative to wild-type mice...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133699/referral-practice-reporting-standards-and-the-impact-of-dopamine-transporter-scans-done-in-a-tertiary-hospital
#6
Shakya Bhattacharjee, Albi J Chalissery, Tim Barry, Donagh O'Sullivan, Martin O'Connell, Timothy Lynch
AIMS: We studied the referral practice, reporting standards, and the impact of 123 ioflupane single photon emission computed tomogram dopamine transporters (DAT-SPECT) scans conducted for the diagnosis and clinical management of patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGNS: The present study was a retrospective, non-interventional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed the DAT scan referral and the official reports available from the Nuclear Medicine Department of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital over 1 year (2013)...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132872/an-nrg-oncology-gog-study-of-molecular-classification-for-risk-prediction-in-endometrioid-endometrial-cancer
#7
Casey M Cosgrove, David L Tritchler, David E Cohn, David G Mutch, Craig M Rush, Heather A Lankes, William T Creasman, David S Miller, Nilsa C Ramirez, Melissa A Geller, Matthew A Powell, Floor J Backes, Lisa M Landrum, Cynthia Timmers, Adrian A Suarez, Richard J Zaino, Michael L Pearl, Paul A DiSilvestro, Shashikant B Lele, Paul J Goodfellow
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the prognostic significance of a simplified, clinically accessible classification system for endometrioid endometrial cancers combining Lynch syndrome screening and molecular risk stratification. METHODS: Tumors from NRG/GOG GOG210 were evaluated for mismatch repair defects (MSI, MMR IHC, and MLH1 methylation), POLE mutations, and loss of heterozygosity. TP53 was evaluated in a subset of cases. Tumors were assigned to four molecular classes...
November 10, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132615/prediction-of-lung-cancer-patient-survival-via-supervised-machine-learning-classification-techniques
#8
Chip M Lynch, Behnaz Abdollahi, Joshua D Fuqua, Alexandra R de Carlo, James A Bartholomai, Rayeanne N Balgemann, Victor H van Berkel, Hermann B Frieboes
Outcomes for cancer patients have been previously estimated by applying various machine learning techniques to large datasets such as the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program database. In particular for lung cancer, it is not well understood which types of techniques would yield more predictive information, and which data attributes should be used in order to determine this information. In this study, a number of supervised learning techniques is applied to the SEER database to classify lung cancer patients in terms of survival, including linear regression, Decision Trees, Gradient Boosting Machines (GBM), Support Vector Machines (SVM), and a custom ensemble...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130549/concomitant-idh-wildtype-glioblastoma-and-idh1-mutant-anaplastic-astrocytoma-in-a-patient-with-constitutional-mismatch-repair-deficiency-syndrome
#9
Francesca Galuppini, Enrico Opocher, Uri Tabori, Isabella Mammi, Melissa Edwards, Britany Campbell, Jacalyn Kelly, Alessandra Viel, Michele Quaia, Francesca Rivieri, Domenico D'Avella, Antonella Arcella, Felice Giangaspero, Matteo Fassan, Marina Paola Gardiman
Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency (CMMRD) is a rare and often under-recognized tumour predisposition syndrome, presenting with both extracranial and malignant brain tumours that occur in children and/or young adults [1]. The genetic defects underlying this disease are biallelic germline mutations in one of the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes leading to a constitutional DNA repair defect that causes a cancer predisposition syndrome with early onset [2]. This mechanism is different from Lynch syndrome (LS) where a heterozygous germline loss-of-function mutation is observed and the patients are more prone to develop colon and genitourinary cancers as adults [1]...
November 12, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128931/universal-determination-of-microsatellite-instability-using-bat26-as-a-single-marker-in-an-argentine-colorectal-cancer-cohort
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María Laura González, Natalia Causada-Calo, Juan Pablo Santino, Mev Dominguez-Valentin, Fabiana Alejandra Ferro, Inés Sammartino, Pablo Germán Kalfayan, Maria Alicia Verzura, Tamara Alejandra Piñero, Andrea Romina Cajal, Walter Pavicic, Carlos Vaccaro
Microsatellite instability (MSI) is a hallmark tool for Lynch syndrome (LS) screening and a prognostic marker for sporadic colorectal cancer (CRC). In regions with limited resources and scarce CRC molecular characterization as South America, the implementation of universal MSI screening is under debate for both its purposes. We sought to estimate the frequency of BAT26 in colorectal adenocarcinomas and to determine associated clinical and histological features. Consecutive patients from a CRC registry were included...
November 11, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126115/hominid-a-framework-for-identifying-associations-between-host-genetic-variation-and-microbiome-composition
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Joshua Lynch, Karen Tang, Sambhawa Priya, Joanna Sands, Margaret Sands, Evan Tang, Sayan Mukherjee, Dan Knights, Ran Blekhman
Recent studies have uncovered a strong effect of host genetic variation on the composition of host-associated microbiota. Here, we present HOMINID, a computational approach based on Lasso linear regression, that given host genetic variation and microbiome taxonomic composition data, identifies host SNPs that are correlated with microbial taxa abundances. Using simulated data we show that HOMINID has accuracy in identifying associated SNPs, and performs better compared to existing methods. We also show that HOMINID can accurately identify the microbial taxa that are correlated with associated SNPs...
November 8, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125828/comprehensive-analysis-of-gene-expression-patterns-in-friedreich-s-ataxia-fibroblasts-by-rna-sequencing-reveals-altered-levels-of-protein-synthesis-factors-and-solute-carriers
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Jill Sergesketter Napierala, Yanjie Li, Yue Lu, Kevin Lin, Lauren A Hauser, David R Lynch, Marek Napierala
Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease usually caused by large homozygous expansions of GAA repeat sequences in intron 1 of the frataxin (FXN) gene. FRDA patients homozygous for GAA expansions have low FXN mRNA and protein levels when compared with heterozygous carriers or healthy controls. Frataxin is a mitochondrial protein involved in iron-sulfur cluster synthesis, and many FRDA phenotypes result from deficiencies in cellular metabolism due to lowered expression of FXN Presently, there is no effective treatment for FRDA, and biomarkers to measure therapeutic trial outcomes and/or to gauge disease progression are lacking...
November 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125827/early-cerebellar-deficits-in-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-respiratory-chain-complexes-in-the-kiko-mouse-model-of-friedreich-ataxia
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Hong Lin, Jordi Magrane, Amy Rattelle, Anna Stepanova, Alexander Galkin, Elisia M Clark, Yi Na Dong, Sarah M Halawani, David R Lynch
Friedreich ataxia (FRDA), the most common recessive inherited ataxia, results from deficiency of frataxin, a small mitochondrial protein crucial for iron-sulphur cluster formation and ATP production. Frataxin deficiency is associated with mitochondrial dysfunction in FRDA patients and animal models; however, early mitochondrial pathology in FRDA cerebellum remains elusive. Using frataxin knock-in/knockout (KIKO) mice and KIKO mice carrying the mitoDendra transgene, we show early cerebellar deficits in mitochondrial biogenesis and respiratory chain complexes in this FRDA model...
November 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124557/baseline-predictors-of-dmt-reinitiation-among-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-following-an-mi-cbt-intervention
#14
Joanie Thelen, Amanda Bruce, Delwyn Catley, Sharon Lynch, Kathy Goggin, Andrea Bradley-Ewing, Morgan Glusman, Abigail Norouzinia, Lauren Strober, Jared Bruce
Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are often nonadherent to their disease modifying therapy (DMT). While recent studies demonstrate enhanced DMT adherence following intervention grounded in motivational interviewing (MI), little is known about how to address DMT reinitiation among MS patients who have prematurely discontinued DMT against medical advice and do not intend to reinitiate. We examined baseline predictors of DMT reinitiation among patients with MS who discontinued medications against medical advice following a telephone-based MI and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MI-CBT) intervention...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124495/excluding-lynch-syndrome-in-a-female-patient-with-metachronous-dna-mismatch-repair-deficient-colon-and-ovarian-cancer
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Stijn Crobach, Anne M L Jansen, Marjolein J L Ligtenberg, Marije Koopmans, Maartje Nielsen, Frederik J Hes, Juul T Wijnen, Winand N M Dinjens, Tom van Wezel, Hans Morreau
Patients synchronously or metachronously presenting with ovarian and colon cancer can pose diagnostic challenges. A primary colon carcinoma can metastasize to one or both ovaries, two independent primary tumors can arise or an ovarian carcinoma can metastasize to the colon. Clinical and immunohistochemical characterization can aid the diagnosis. Recently, we reported that in difficult cases finding pathogenic APC variants supports a colonic origin.In this case report we describe the clinical history of a female patient suspected for Lynch syndrome...
November 9, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124285/kinematics-and-arthrokinematics-in-the-chronic-acl-deficient-knee-are-altered-even-in-the-absence-of-instability-symptoms
#16
Chen Yang, Yasutaka Tashiro, Andrew Lynch, Freddie Fu, William Anderst
PURPOSE: To analyze the in vivo kinematics and arthrokinematics of chronic ACL-deficient (ACL-D) and unaffected contralateral knees during level walking and downhill running using dynamic biplane radiography. It was hypothesized that ACL-D knees would demonstrate increased anterior translation and internal rotation, and that ACL-deficiency would alter the tibiofemoral contact paths in comparison to the unaffected contralateral side. METHODS: Eight participants with unilateral chronic ACL-D without instability symptoms were recruited...
November 9, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122979/using-an-epidemiological-framework-and-bovine-spongiform-encephalopathy-investigation-questionnaire-to-investigate-suspect-bovine-spongiform-encephalopathy-cases-an-example-from-a-bovine-spongiform-encephalopathy-case-in-ireland-in-2015
#17
Jarlath T O'Connor, Justin P Byrne, Simon J More, Martin Blake, Guy McGrath, Jamie A Tratalos, Maire C Mcelroy, Paul Kiernan, Mary J Canty, Chris O'Brien-Lynch, John M Griffin
In several EU member states, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) cases have been identified in cattle born after the reinforced ban (BARB cases), for reasons that are not entirely clear. Epidemiological investigation of these cases has proved challenging. The European Food Safety Authority recently recommended the collection of a predefined set of epidemiological data from BSE suspects and confirmed BSE cases to aid future investigations. In this study, we present an epidemiological framework and BSE investigation questionnaire to aid the investigation of suspect BSE cases, and illustrate its application during the investigation of a BSE case in Ireland in 2015...
November 9, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122356/wearable-technology-and-physical-activity-in-chronic-disease-opportunities-and-challenges
#18
Siobhan M Phillips, Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, Dori Rosenberg, Matthew P Buman, Brigid M Lynch
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November 6, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121208/dynamics-of-bacterial-colonization-with-streptococcus-pneumoniae-haemophilus-influenzae-and-moraxella-catarrhalis-during-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-viral-upper-respiratory-infection
#19
Gregory P DeMuri, James E Gern, Jens C Eickhoff, Susan V Lynch, Ellen R Wald
Background: Virus is detected in about 80% of upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) in children and is also detectable in the nasopharynx of 30% of asymptomatic children. The effect of asymptomatic viral infection on the dynamics of bacterial density and colonization of the nasopharynx has not been reported. Objective: To assess the presence and density of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis in the nasopharynx of 4 to 7 year old children during URI and when well...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121143/mismatch-repair-deficiency-testing-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-and-nonadherence-to-testing-guidelines-in-young-adults
#20
Talha Shaikh, Elizabeth A Handorf, Joshua E Meyer, Michael J Hall, Nestor F Esnaola
Importance: Mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency of DNA has been observed in up to 15% of sporadic colorectal cancers (CRCs) and is a characteristic feature of Lynch syndrome, which has a higher incidence in young adults (age, <50 years) with CRC. Mismatch repair deficiency can be due to germline mutations or epigenetic inactivation, affects prognosis and response to systemic therapy, and results in unrepaired repetitive DNA sequences, which increases the risk of multiple malignant tumors...
November 9, 2017: JAMA Oncology
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