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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156872/plasma-human-leukocyte-antigen-g-hla-g-in-patients-with-thyroid-cancer
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Murat Akın, Latife Arzu Aral, Aydın Yavuz, Harun Karabacak, Kürşat Dikmen, Hasan Bostancı
Background/aim: A number of tumor markers detected in the serum or pathological specimens using immunohistochemical methods are used for early detection of malignancies and postoperative follow-up. Human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) is a nonclassic HLA class I molecule. Recent studies suggested a relationship between HLA-G positivity and the stage or the phenotype of the malignancy. In this study, the relationship between serum HLA-G positivity and thyroid cancer was investigated. Materials and methods: Fifty patients with thyroid cancer and 45 healthy volunteers were included in this study...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156870/a-fully-liquid-dtap-ipv-hb-prp-t-hexavalent-vaccine-for-primary-and-booster-vaccination-of-healthy-turkish-infants-and-toddlers
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Mehmet Ceyhan, İnci Yıldırım, Hasan Tezer, İlker Devrim, Emmanuel Feroldi
Background/aim: Immunogenicity and safety of a primary series of a fully liquid, hexavalent DTaP-IPV-HB-PRP-T vaccine given at 2, 3, and 4 months of age compared to licensed comparators and a DTaP-IPV-HB-PRP-T booster at 15?18 months were evaluated. Materials and methods: This was a Phase III, randomized, open-label trial. Primary series (no hepatitis B [HB] at birth) of DTaP-IPV-HB-PRP-T (N = 155) (group 1) or licensed control vaccines (DTaP-IPV//PRP-T and standalone HB: N = 155) (group 2) and DTaP-IPV-HB-PRP-T booster were administered...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156860/decreased-oxidative-stress-may-contribute-to-the-disease-process-in-placenta-accreta
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Efser Öztaş, Sibel Özler, Merve Ergin, Özcan Erel, Başak Gümüş Güler, Ali Turhan Çağlar, Aykan Yücel, Dilek Uygur, Nuri Danışman
Background/aim: The main aim of this study was to investigate serum total oxidant status (TOS), total antioxidant status (TAS), oxidative stress index (OSI), and arylesterase levels in pregnant women with placenta accreta and to compare those with age-matched healthy pregnant women. Materials and methods: A total of 27 pregnant women who had clinically and pathologically proven placenta accreta and 30 age- and BMI- matched healthy pregnant women were enrolled in this case control study. Maternal serum TOS, TAS, OSI, and arylesterase levels were evaluated using logistic regression analysis to determine if there was an association with abnormal placental invasion or not...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156859/relationship-of-paratracheal-lymph-nodes-with-the-progression-of-chronic-autoimmune-thyroiditis-5-year-follow-up-results
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Gülhan Akbaba, Dilek Berker, Serhat Işık, Narin Nasıroğlu İmga, Ferit Kerim Küçükler, Yasemin Tütüncü, Serdar Güler
Background/aim: To examine changes in paratracheal lymph nodes (PLNs) and the relationship with the course of the disease in patients with chronic autoimmune thyroiditis (CAT) 5 years after diagnosis. Materials and methods: A total of 169 patients with newly diagnosed CAT and 53 healthy subjects were included in the study. All patients underwent ultrasonographic (US) examinations of the thyroid, paratracheal regions, and examined thyroid function tests. Eighty-four patients who were euthyroid at baseline and who were contacted 5 years after the diagnosis were reevaluated by US and thyroid function tests...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156734/pax3d-mrna-over-2-76-copies-%C3%A2%C2%B5l-in-the-bloodstream-predicts-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma-relapse
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Chiara Autilio, Carmela Paolillo, Maria Michela Lavieri, Krizia Pocino, Elisa De Paolis, Enrico Di Stasio, Paolo Marchetti, Cappellini Antonini Gian Carlo, Ettore Capoluongo
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate if our molecular algorithm, based on tumor circulating transcripts, may predict relapse risk in cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM). Results: The multi-marker panel was able to differentiate patients with CMM from HC with high diagnostic sensitivity and specificity, especially for MITF-m and TGFB2 (91-100%) whose levels decreased during follow-up of recurrence-free patients, and remained stable in the case of relapse...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156691/neutrophils-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-are-permanently-activated-and-have-functional-defects
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Gayane Manukyan, Tomas Papajik, Petr Gajdos, Zuzana Mikulkova, Renata Urbanova, Gabriela Gabcova, Milos Kudelka, Peter Turcsányi, Pavlina Ryznerova, Vit Prochazka, Eva Kriegova
A growing body of studies highlights involvement of neutrophils in cancer development and progression. Our aim was to assess the phenotypic and functional properties of circulating neutrophils from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The percentage of CD54+ and CD64+ neutrophils as well as CD54 expression on these cells were higher in CLL patients than in age-matched healthy controls. Neutrophils from CLL produced more reactive oxygen species (ROS) compared to controls in both resting and activated conditions...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156615/clinical-significance-of-measuring-global-hydroxymethylation-of-white-blood-cell-dna-in-prostate-cancer-comparison-to-psa-in-a-pilot-exploratory-study
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Alin Grelus, Dragos V Nica, Imola Miklos, Valerica Belengeanu, Ioan Ioiart, Cristina Popescu
This is the first study investigating the clinical relevance of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) in genomic DNA from white blood cells (WBC) in the context of prostate cancer (PCa) and other prostate pathologies. Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, we identified significantly different distributions of patients with low and elevated 5hmC content in WBC DNA across controls and patients with prostate cancer (PCa), atypical small acinar proliferation (ASAP), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The measured values were within the normal range for most PCa patients, while the latter category was predominant for ASAP...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156491/long-term-calcineurin-inhibitor-therapy-and-brain-function-in-patients-after-liver-transplantation
#8
Henning Pflugrad, Anna-Kristina Schrader, Anita Blanka Tryc, Xiaoqi Ding, Heinrich Lanfermann, Elmar Jäckel, Harald Schrem, Jan Beneke, Hannelore Barg-Hock, Jürgen Klempnauer, Karin Weissenborn
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) frequently induce neurological complications early after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We hypothesize that long-term CNI therapy after OLT causes dose-dependent cognitive dysfunction and alteration of brain structure. METHODS: Eighty-five OLT patients (20 with CNI free, 35 with CNI low dose and 30 with standard dose CNI immunosuppression) underwent psychometric testing and cerebral magnetic resonance tomography about 10 years after OLT to assess brain function and structural brain alterations...
November 20, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156371/bacterial-microbiota-of-the-nasal-passages-across-the-span-of-human-life
#9
REVIEW
Lindsey Bomar, Silvio D Brugger, Katherine P Lemon
The human nasal passages host major human pathogens. Recent research suggests that the microbial communities inhabiting the epithelial surfaces of the nasal passages are a key factor in maintaining a healthy microenvironment by affecting both resistance to pathogens and immunological responses. The nasal bacterial microbiota shows distinct changes over the span of human life and disruption by environmental factors might be associated with both short- and long-term health consequences, such as susceptibility to viral and bacterial infections and disturbances of the immunological balance...
November 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156247/humor-doesn-t-retire-improvisation-as-a-health-promoting-intervention-for-older-adults
#10
Lucy A Morse, Linda Xiong, Vanessa Ramirez-Zohfeld, Seltzer Anne, Becca Barish, Lee A Lindquist
As our population ages and aging in place continues to remain a priority of older adults, identifying novel ways to promote the wellbeing of older adults and reduce isolation is of the utmost importance. The Second City is a Chicago-based comedy improvisation organization that provides training in improvisation. One of their training courses, Humor Doesn't Retire, specifically teaches adults 55 and over, on improvisation. This study sought to explore the experiences of older adults enrolled in Humor Doesn't Retire, and to characterize any benefits that older adult participants perceived following participation in the comedy improvisation course...
October 28, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156141/one-year-unsupervised-individualized-exercise-training-intervention-enhances-cardiorespiratory-fitness-but-not-muscle-deoxygenation-or-glycemic-control-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
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Antti-Pekka E Rissanen, Heikki O Tikkanen, Anne S Koponen, Jyrki M Aho, Juha E Peltonen
Adaptations to long-term exercise training in type 1 diabetes are sparsely studied. We examined the effects of a 1-year individualized training intervention on cardiorespiratory fitness, exercise-induced active muscle deoxygenation, and glycemic control in adults with and without type 1 diabetes. Eight men with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and eight healthy men (CON) matched for age, anthropometry, and peak pulmonary O2 uptake (V̇O2peak), completed a 1-year individualized training intervention in an unsupervised real-world setting...
November 20, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156085/the-association-between-burning-mouth-syndrome-and-sleep-disturbance-a-case-control-multicentre-study
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D Adamo, A Sardella, E Varoni, C Lajolo, M Biasotto, G Ottaviani, P Vescovi, T Simonazzi, M Pentenero, M Ardore, F Spadari, G Bombeccari, L Montebugnoli, D B Gissi, G Campisi, V Panzarella, M Carbone, L Valpreda, M Giuliani, M Aria, L Lo Muzio, M D Mignogna
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the quality of sleep and the psychological profiles of a large cohort of Italian patients with burning mouth syndrome (BMS) and to clarify the relationships between these variables and pain. METHODS: In this case-control study, 200 patients with BMS versus an equal number of age and sex-matched healthy controls, recruited in 10 Universities, were enrolled. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D), Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety (HAM-A), Numeric Pain Intensity Scale (NRS) and Total Pain Rating Index (T-PRI) were administered...
November 20, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155839/performance-of-thigh-mounted-triaxial-accelerometer-algorithms-in-objective-quantification-of-sedentary-behaviour-and-physical-activity-in-older-adults
#13
Jorgen A Wullems, Sabine M P Verschueren, Hans Degens, Christopher I Morse, Gladys L Onambélé
Accurate monitoring of sedentary behaviour and physical activity is key to investigate their exact role in healthy ageing. To date, accelerometers using cut-off point models are most preferred for this, however, machine learning seems a highly promising future alternative. Hence, the current study compared between cut-off point and machine learning algorithms, for optimal quantification of sedentary behaviour and physical activity intensities in the elderly. Thus, in a heterogeneous sample of forty participants (aged ≥60 years, 50% female) energy expenditure during laboratory-based activities (ranging from sedentary behaviour through to moderate-to-vigorous physical activity) was estimated by indirect calorimetry, whilst wearing triaxial thigh-mounted accelerometers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155807/a-synbiotic-containing-amino-acid-based-formula-improves-gut-microbiota-in-non-ige-mediated-allergic-infants
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David C A Candy, Marleen T J Van Ampting, Manon M Oude Nijhuis, Harm Wopereis, Assad M Butt, Diego G Peroni, Yvan Vandenplas, Adam T Fox, Neil Shah, Christina E West, Johan Garssen, Lucien F Harthoorn, Jan Knol, Louise J Michaelis
BACKGROUND: Prebiotics and probiotics (synbiotics) can modify gut microbiota and have potential in allergy management when combined with amino acid-based formula (AAF) for infants with cow's milk allergy (CMA). METHODS: This multicenter, double-blind, randomized controlled trial investigated the effects of an AAF including synbiotic blend on percentages of bifidobacteria and Eubacterium rectale/Clostridium coccoides group (ER/CC) in feces from infants with suspected non-IgE-mediated CMA...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155797/immunofluorescence-microscopy-of-%C3%AE-h2ax-and-53bp1-for-analyzing-the-formation-and-repair-of-dna-double-strand-breaks
#15
Henning D Popp, Susanne Brendel, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, Alice Fabarius
DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) are serious DNA lesions. Analysis of the formation and repair of DSB is relevant in a broad spectrum of research areas including genome integrity, genotoxicity, radiation biology, aging, cancer, and drug development. In response to DSB, the histone H2AX is phosphorylated at Serine 139 in a region of several megabase pairs forming discrete nuclear foci detectable by immunofluorescence microscopy. In addition, 53BP1 (p53 binding protein 1) is another important DSB-responsive protein promoting repair of DSB by nonhomologous end-joining while preventing homologous recombination...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155175/fcgr2a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-confers-susceptibility-to-childhood-onset-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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Giovanni M Rossi, Francesco Bonatti, Alessia Adorni, Federico Alberici, Monica Bodria, Alice Bonanni, Gian M Ghiggeri, Davide Martorana, Augusto Vaglio
Childhood-onset idiopathic nephrotic syndrome affects 1.15-3.4 children/100,000 children/year in Western Countries. Immune-mediated mechanisms, particularly T cell-mediated, are thought to play a key pathogenic role. The genetic basis of the disease is still poorly understood. We tested the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of four genes encoding Fc gamma receptors (FCGR2A, FCGR2B, FCGR3A, FCGR3B) and idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in a case-control study of paediatric patients. Children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (aged 1-16 years) were included...
November 15, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155056/age-influences-the-skin-reaction-pattern-to-mechanical-stress-and-its-repair-level-through-skin-care-products
#17
Christos C Zouboulis, Rana Elewa, Monika Ottaviani, Joachim Fluhr, Mauro Picardo, Armand Bernois, Catherine Heusèler, Emanuela Camera
Skin aging is associated with alterations of surface texture, sebum composition and immune response. Mechanical stress induces repair mechanisms, which may be dependent on the age and quality of the skin. The response to mechanical stress in young and aged individuals, their subjective opinion and objective effectiveness of skin care products were evaluated by biophysical skin quality parameters (stratum corneum hydration, transepidermal water loss, skin pH, pigmentation and erythema) at baseline, 1, 6, 24hours and 7days at the forearms of 2 groups of healthy volunteers, younger than 35 years (n=11) and older than 60 years (n=13)...
November 15, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154969/adults-with-cystic-fibrosis-have-deficits-in-bone-structure-and-strength-at-the-distal-tibia-despite-similar-size-and-measuring-standard-and-relative-sites
#18
Kyle K Nishiyama, Sanchita Agarwal, Anna Kepley, Fernando Rosete, Yizhong Hu, X Edward Guo, Claire L Keating, Emily A DiMango, Elizabeth Shane
Individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) have lower bone mineral density (BMD) by DXA and are at higher risk of fracture than healthy controls. However, the 2-dimensional measurement of areal BMD (aBMD) provided by DXA is influenced by bone size and the true extent of the bone deficit is unclear. Our objective was to use high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) and individual trabecula segmentation (ITS) analysis to compare volumetric BMD (vBMD), microarchitecture and estimated strength at the distal radius and tibia in 26 young adults with CF and 26 controls matched for age, gender, and race...
November 14, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154968/non-traumatic-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-is-associated-with-low-bone-mass
#19
Valérie Gangji, Muhammad S Soyfoo, Audrey Heuschling, Violaine Afzali, Rodrigo Moreno-Reyes, Joanne Rasschaert, Céline Gillet, Jean-Francois Fils, Jean-Philippe Hauzeur
OBJECTIVE: Osteoporosis (OP) and osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) share common clinical and pathophysiological features we sought to determine whether ONFH was associated with an increased prevalence of OP and whether the increased prevalence of OP was related to the stage of ONFH at diagnosis. METHODS: We included 243 patients with ONFH and 399 age and sex-matched healthy controls. Data was gathered including demography, risk factors, ARCO staging of ONFH and bone mineral density (BMD)...
November 14, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154897/identification-of-ghost-artifact-using-texture-analysis-in-pediatric-spinal-cord-diffusion-tensor-images
#20
Mahdi Alizadeh, Chris J Conklin, Devon M Middleton, Pallav Shah, Sona Saksena, Laura Krisa, Jürgen Finsterbusch, Scott H Faro, M J Mulcahey, Feroze B Mohamed
PURPOSE: Ghost artifacts are a major contributor to degradation of spinal cord diffusion tensor images. A multi-stage post-processing pipeline was designed, implemented and validated to automatically remove ghost artifacts arising from reduced field of view diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the pediatric spinal cord. METHOD: A total of 12 pediatric subjects including 7 healthy subjects (mean age=11.34years) with no evidence of spinal cord injury or pathology and 5 patients (mean age=10...
November 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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