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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913007/higher-post-acute-myocardial-infarction-plasma-haptoglobin-level-is-associated-with-poor-long-term-overall-survival
#1
Kuang-Hsing Chiang, Yung-Ta Kao, Hsin-Bang Leu, Po-Hsun Huang, Shao-Sung Huang, Tsai-Mu Cheng, Ju-Pin Pan
AIM: To evaluate the association of post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) plasma haptoglobin (Hp) levels with long-term overall survival in AMI patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients who were diagnosed of AMI were recruited and their Hp phenotypes and plasma levels were determined. According to previously reported cutoff point for Hp level (288.4ng/ml), patients were classified as higher Hp group (>288.4ng/ml) and lower Hp group (≤288.4ng/ml). The primary outcome was overall survival...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910775/hepatoprotective-effects-and-mechanisms-of-action-of-triterpenoids-from-lingzhi-or-reishi-medicinal-mushroom-ganoderma-lucidum-agaricomycetes-on-%C3%AE-amanitin-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
#2
Huihui Wu, Shanshan Tang, Zhaoqin Huang, Qian Zhou, Ping Zhang, Zuohong Chen
Most fatal mushroom poisonings are caused by species of the genus Amanita; the amatoxins are responsible for acute liver failure and death in humans. Ganoderma lucidum is a well-known traditional medicinal mushroom that has been shown to have obvious hepatoprotective effects. This study evaluated the hepatoprotective effects of triterpenoids from G. lucidum on liver injury induced by a-amanitin (α-AMA) in mice and the mechanisms of action of these triterpenoids, including radical scavenging and antiapoptosis activities...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908992/first-complete-genome-sequence-of-a-simian-foamy-virus-isolate-from-a-cynomolgus-macaque
#3
Koji Sakai, Yasushi Ami, Yuriko Suzaki, Tetsuro Matano
We report here the first complete proviral genome sequence (DDBJ/ENA/GenBank accession no. LC094267) of a simian foamy virus, SFVmfa/Cy5061, isolated from a cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis). This proviral genome consists of 12,965 nucleotides and has five open reading frames, gag, pol, env, tas, and bet, as with other foamy viruses.
December 1, 2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908922/stomach-cancer-disparity-among-korean-americans-by-tumor-characteristics-comparison-with-non-hispanic-whites-japanese-americans-south-koreans-and-japanese
#4
Eunjung Lee, Lihua Liu, Juanjuan Zhang, Mariana C Stern, Afsaneh Barzi, Amie E Hwang, Andre E Kim, Ann S Hamilton, Anna H Wu, Dennis Deapen
BACKGROUND: Stomach cancer incidence shows substantial racial-ethnic disparity in the United States (US), with Korean Americans experiencing by far the highest incidence. We examined stomach cancer incidence trends in Korean Americans by tumor subsite, histology and stage, and compared them with incidence rates in racial-ethnic groups with the second highest rate (Japanese Americans) and the lowest rate (non-Hispanic whites; NHWs) as well as populations in South Korea and Japan. METHODS: We calculated age-adjusted incidence rates by racial-ethnic groups and sex, by tumor characteristics, using the 1988-2012 California Cancer Registry data...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904669/astragaloside-iv-enhances-cardioprotection-of-remote-ischemic-conditioning-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
#5
Songyi Cheng, Peng Yu, Li Yang, Haibo Shi, Anxia He, Hanyu Chen, Jie Han, Liang Xie, Jiandong Chen, Xiaohu Chen
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) has been shown to be a practical method for protecting the heart from ischemic/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In the present study, we investigated whether or not the combination of RIC and Astragaloside IV (AS-IV) could improve cardioprotection against acute myocardial infarction (AMI)-induced heart failure (HF) when compared with individual treatments. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A rat model of AMI was established via permanent ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD)...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904059/comparison-of-characteristics-of-two-topical-therapeutic-agents-for-onychomycosis
#6
Tsuyoshi Shimamura, Akiko Miyamae, Ami Imai, Kozue Hirayanagi, Tomoyuki Iwanaga, Nobuo Kubota, Kazutoshi Shibuya
Two topical therapeutic agents were approved in Japan from 2015 to 2016, adding new options for onychomycosis therapy in the clinical field. In order to confirm the differences of formulation properties and nail pharmacokinetics between 5% luliconazole solution and 10% efinaconazole solution, drug concentration and antifungal activity in the nail were measured after topical treatment using human nail plates. In the in vitro permeation study, concentration of each drug was measured in the transversely sliced nail after single treatment with the two topical therapeutic agents...
2016: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903616/immediate-rule-out-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-using-electrocardiogram-and-baseline-high-sensitivity-troponin-i
#7
Johannes Tobias Neumann, Nils Arne Sörensen, Francisco Ojeda, Tjark Schwemer, Jonas Lehmacher, Saskia Gönner, Nikolas Jarsetz, Till Keller, Sarina Schaefer, Thomas Renné, Ulf Landmesser, Peter Clemmensen, Nataliya Makarova, Renate B Schnabel, Tanja Zeller, Mahir Karakas, John W Pickering, Martin Than, William Parsonage, Jaimi Greenslade, Louise Cullen, Dirk Westermann, Stefan Blankenberg
AIMS: Serial measurements of high-sensitivity troponin are used to rule out acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with an assay specific cutoff at the 99th percentile. Here, we evaluated the performance of a single admission troponin with a lower cutoff combined with a low risk electrocardiogram (ECG) to rule out AMI. METHODS: Troponin I measured with a high-sensitivity assay (hs-TnI) was determined at admission in 1040 patients presenting with suspected AMI (BACC study)...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903197/upfront-boost-gamma-knife-leading-edge-radiosurgery-to-flair-mri-defined-tumor-migration-pathways-in-174-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme-a-15-year-assessment-of-a-novel-therapy
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Christopher M Duma, Brian S Kim, Peter V Chen, Marianne E Plunkett, Ralph Mackintosh, Marlon S Mathews, Ryan M Casserly, Gustavo A Mendez, Daniel J Furman, Garrett Smith, Nathan Oh, Chad A Caraway, Ami R Sanathara, Robert O Dillman, Azzurra-Sky Riley, David Weiland, Lian Stemler, Ruslana Cannell, Daniela Alexandru Abrams, Alexa Smith, Christopher M Owen, Burton Eisenberg, Michael Brant-Zawadzki
OBJECTIVE Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is composed of cells that migrate through the brain along predictable white matter pathways. Targeting white matter pathways adjacent to, and leading away from, the original contrast-enhancing tumor site (termed leading-edge radiosurgery [LERS]) with single-fraction stereotactic radiosurgery as a boost to standard therapy could limit the spread of glioma cells and improve clinical outcomes. METHODS Between December 2000 and May 2016, after an initial diagnosis of GBM and prior to or during standard radiation therapy and carmustine or temozolomide chemotherapy, 174 patients treated with radiosurgery to the leading edge (LE) of tumor cell migration were reviewed...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903076/the-potential-of-optimizing-prehospital-triage-of-patients-with-suspected-acute-myocardial-infarction-using-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-and-copeptin
#9
Carsten Stengaard, Jacob T Sørensen, Søren A Ladefoged, Jens F Lassen, Martin B Rasmussnen, Claus Kjær Pedersen, Antoine Ayer, Hans Erik Bøtker, Christian J Terkelsen, Kristian Thygesen
PURPOSE: In patients with a suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI), to evaluate the potential for early triage based on measurement of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) and copeptin in blood samples collected in the prehospital phase. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we measured hs-cTnT and copeptin in blood samples collected in the ambulance form 962 patients with suspected AMI. The diagnostic accuracy was estimated by receiver-operating characteristics curve area under the curve (AUC) for both biomarkers and a combined model...
December 1, 2016: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902648/incidence-and-burden-of-pertussis-among-infants-less-than-1-year-of-age
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Cristina Masseria, Carolyn K Martin, Girishanthy Krishnarajah, Laura K Becker, Ami Buikema, Tina Q Tan
BACKGROUND: Infant-specific pertussis data, especially among neonates, are limited and variable. This study (NCT01890850) provides overall and age-specific pertussis incidence and associated healthcare utilization and costs among commercially insured infants in the United States. METHODS: Nearly 1.2 million infants born from 2005-2010 with commercial health plan coverage were followed during their first 12 months of life. Pertussis cases were identified from medical claims (ICD-9-CM 033...
November 28, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901324/acute-mesenteric-ischemia-current-multidisciplinary-approach
#11
Ajay Savlania, Ramesh K Tripathi
The aim of this review is to describe and discuss the mechanisms of acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) and the rationale and conduct of currently available endovascular and open surgical techniques in its management. We also propose an algorithm to support the current multidisciplinary approach in decision-making for mesenteric revascularization to manage this high-risk entity.
November 30, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899267/tracking-health-care-service-use-and-the-experiences-of-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-without-intellectual-disability-a-longitudinal-study-of-service-rates-barriers-and-satisfaction
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Vanessa Vogan, Johanna K Lake, Ami Tint, Jonathan A Weiss, Yona Lunsky
BACKGROUND: Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) encounter many difficulties finding and accessing health care services. Despite this, few studies have considered the health service use patterns of adults with ASD without intellectual disability (ID). OBJECTIVES: The current study examines a diverse range of medical and mental health services and supports, as well as adults' personal experiences accessing and using these services, barriers to service use, and reported unmet service needs...
November 22, 2016: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898678/leukocyte-telomere-length-in-relation-to-17-biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-disease-risk-a-cross-sectional-study-of-us-adults
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David H Rehkopf, Belinda L Needham, Jue Lin, Elizabeth H Blackburn, Ami R Zota, Janet M Wojcicki, Elissa S Epel
BACKGROUND: Leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is a putative biological marker of immune system age, and there are demonstrated associations between LTL and cardiovascular disease. This may be due in part to the relationship of LTL with other biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease risk. However, the strength of associations between LTL and adiposity, metabolic, proinflammatory, and cardiovascular biomarkers has not been systematically evaluated in a United States nationally representative population...
November 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894732/tele-assessment-of-the-berg-balance-scale-effects-of-transmission-characteristics
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Kavita Venkataraman, Michelle Morgan, Kristopher A Amis, Lawrence R Landerman, Gerald Ch Koh, Kevin Caves, Helen Hoenig
OBJECTIVE: To compare Berg Balance Scale (BBS) rating using videos with differing transmission characteristics against direct in-person rating DESIGN: Repeated measures study for assessment of BBS in eight configurations - in person, high definition video with slow motion review, standard videos with varying bandwidths and frame rates [768 kilobytes per second (kbps) videos at 8,15 and 30 frames per second (fps), 30 fps videos at 128, 384 and 768 kbps] SETTING: Durham VA Medical Center PARTICIPANTS: 45 patients with limitations in one or more of fine motor coordination, gross motor coordination, gait and balance...
November 25, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892770/myocardial-infarction-with-non-obstructive-coronary-arteries-minoca-a-whole-new-ball-game
#15
Nana Poku, Stephane Noble
MINOCA is a clinical syndrome that encompasses a subgroup of heterogeneous patients who present with myocardial infarction yet do not have any significant coronary artery obstruction on angiogram. As many as one in ten patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) will not have an occluded coronary artery, and the reported prevalence keeps rising, in part due to better recognition of this syndrome. Current guidelines offer several diagnostic algorithms but MINOCA remains largely under-recognised and little is known about whether patients might benefit from a more specific treatment modality...
November 28, 2016: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891114/comparative-analysis-of-two-helicobacter-pylori-strains-using-genomics-and-mass-spectrometry-based-proteomics
#16
Roger Karlsson, Kaisa Thorell, Shaghayegh Hosseini, Diarmuid Kenny, Carina Sihlbom, Åsa Sjöling, Anders Karlsson, Intawat Nookaew
Helicobacter pylori, a gastroenteric pathogen believed to have co-evolved with humans over 100,000 years, shows significant genetic variability. This motivates the study of different H. pylori strains and the diseases they cause in order to identify determinants for disease evolution. In this study, we used proteomics tools to compare two H. pylori strains. Nic25_A was isolated in Nicaragua from a patient with intestinal metaplasia, and P12 was isolated in Europe from a patient with duodenal ulcers. Differences in the abundance of surface proteins between the two strains were determined with two mass spectrometry-based methods, label-free quantification (MaxQuant) or the use of tandem mass tags (TMT)...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890301/thrombolytic-therapy-associated-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-treatment-dilemma
#17
Chih-Jen Yang, Po-Chuan Chen, Chin-Sheng Lin, Chia-Lin Tsai, Shih-Hung Tsai
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is uncommon in the acute phase of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and occurs in approximately 1% of the population. Here, we report a paradoxical case of AMI during tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) infusion for AIS. We review and analyze the previously reported cases. We found that only patients with AMI which occurred after thrombolytic therapy for AIS who received an adequate combination of anticoagulation plus percutaneous coronary intervention survived their events. Several mechanisms have been proposed for the development of AMI after thrombolytic therapy...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890174/immune-related-adverse-effects-of-cancer-immunotherapy-implications-for-rheumatology
#18
REVIEW
Laura C Cappelli, Ami A Shah, Clifton O Bingham
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are increasingly studied and used as therapy for a growing number of malignancies. ICIs work by blocking inhibitory pathways of T-cell activation, leading to an immune response directed against tumors. Such nonspecific immunologic activation can lead to immune-related adverse events (IRAEs). Some IRAEs, including inflammatory arthritis, sicca syndrome, myositis, and vasculitis, are of special interest to rheumatologists. As use of ICIs increases, recognition of these IRAEs and developing treatment strategies will become important...
February 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889252/peripartum-maternal-transmission-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-organism-to-newborn-infants
#19
Avi Peretz, Alina Skuratovsky, Efrat Khabra, Amos Adler, Pastukh Nina, Shay Barak, Yuri Perlitz, Moshe Ben-Ami, Amir Kushnir
The aim of this study was to determine whether the route of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) transmission to hospitalized newborns was from their mothers during delivery. Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitalized newborns were sampled for ESBL presence by stool cultures on the first and fourth days of life. Mothers of ESBL-positive newborns were sampled for possible correlation detection. Bacteria isolates were molecularly identified and susceptibility tests for antibiotic agents were performed...
November 12, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888755/high-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t-testing-the-test
#20
Dominik G Haider, Thomas Klemenz, Georg Martin Fiedler, Christos T Nakas, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Alexander B Leichtle
BACKGROUND: High sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-TnT) found its way into everyday clinical routine to diagnose acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, its levels vary considerably based on the underlying pathophysiology of the patients. Hence we sought to test the applicability of the currently only available hs-TnT assay (Roche Diagnostics, Switzerland) to diagnose acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND PATIENTS: Retrospectively, we analyzed the hs-TnT results of 1573 patients admitted to a level A university hospital emergency department...
October 19, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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