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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724022/-characteristics-of-sexual-violence-against-adolescent-and-adult-women-reported-by-the-public-health-services-in-santa-catarina-state-brazil
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Carmem Regina Delziovo, Carolina Carvalho Bolsoni, Nazaré Otília Nazário, Elza Berger Salema Coelho
Sexual violence against women is a form of gender violence and both a severe human rights violation and public health problem. This ecological, descriptive, and temporal series study aims to analyze sexual violence against pre-adolescent, adolescent, and adult females in Santa Catarina State, Brazil, based on data from the Information System for Notifiable Diseases, in order to describe the characteristics of cases of sexual violence perpetrated against women, reported by health professionals from 2008 a 2013...
July 13, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723785/asymptomatic-congenital-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#2
Patrick M Meyer Sauteur, Ewerton Marques-Maggio, Christa Relly, Peter M Keller, Christian F Clarenbach, Christoph Berger
RATIONALE: Congenital tuberculosis (TB) is described as a rare, but severe disease. In contrast to the cases with severe symptoms reported so far, we describe a child with asymptomatic congenital TB. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 8-week-old girl was investigated because of newly diagnosed TB in her mother, which complained about cough since 21 weeks gestation. Lung biopsy tissue specimens of the mother revealed necrotizing granuloma with a single acid-fast bacillus (AFB) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) was detected by polymerase chain reaction...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722160/placental-proteomics-reveal-insights-into-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders
#3
Katie L Davis-Anderson, Sebastian Berger, Emilie R Lunde-Young, Vishal D Naik, Heewon Seo, Greg A Johnson, Hanno Steen, Jayanth Ramadoss
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) describe many of the well-known neurodevelopmental deficits afflicting children exposed to alcohol in utero. The effects of alcohol on the maternal-fetal interface, especially the placenta, have been less explored. We herein hypothesized that chronic binge alcohol exposure during pregnancy significantly alters the placental protein profile in a rat FASD model METHODS: Pregnant rats were orogastrically treated daily with alcohol (4.5 g/kg, gestational day (GD) 5-10; 6...
July 19, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719142/changing-prevalence-of-severe-congenital-heart-disease-results-from-the-national-register-for-congenital-heart-defects-in-germany
#4
Constanze Pfitzer, Paul C Helm, Hannah Ferentzi, Lisa-Maria Rosenthal, Ulrike M M Bauer, Felix Berger, Katharina R L Schmitt
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) in Germany in relation to phenotypes, severity and gender. DESIGN: Cross-sectional registry study. SETTING: We analyzed data from patients with CHD born between 1996 and 2015. PATIENTS: A total of 26 630 patients, registered with the NRCHD, were born between 1996 and 2015. 10 927 patients were excluded from the current analysis due to prior registration with the NRCHD under the German PAN Prevalence Study, which showed a potential bias in the inclusion of this patient population (proportion of mild cardiac lesions was comparatively high due to improved diagnostic capability for earlier identifying minor lesions)...
July 18, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718916/the-genetic-landscape-of-endometrial-clear-cell-carcinomas
#5
Deborah F DeLair, Kathleen A Burke, Pier Selenica, Raymond S Lim, Sasinya N Scott, Sumit Middha, Abhinita S Mohanty, Donavan T Cheng, Michael F Berger, Robert A Soslow, Britta Weigelt
Clear cell carcinoma of the endometrium is a rare type of endometrial cancer generally associated with an aggressive clinical behavior. Here we sought to define the repertoire of somatic genetic alterations in endometrial clear cell carcinomas (ECCs) and whether ECCs could be classified into the molecular subtypes described for endometrial endometrioid and serous carcinomas. We performed a rigorous histopathological review, immunohistochemical analysis and massively parallel sequencing targeting 300 cancer-related genes of 32 pure ECCs...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716284/self-reported-maximum-walking-distance-in-persons-with-ms-may-affect-the-edss
#6
Warren Berger, Michael W C Payne, Sarah A Morrow
BACKGROUND: In persons with MS (PwMS), the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) is used to monitor disability progression. Scores between 4.0 and 7.0 are determined by maximum walking distance. Self-estimation of this value is often employed in clinic settings. OBJECTIVE: To examine the accuracy with which PwMS estimate their walking distance, and observe subsequent changes to the EDSS. METHODS: This prospective cohort study recruited PwMS with previously recorded EDSS of 3...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711585/global-outbreak-of-severe-mycobacterium-chimaera-disease-after-cardiac-surgery-a-molecular-epidemiological-study
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Jakko van Ingen, Thomas A Kohl, Katharina Kranzer, Barbara Hasse, Peter M Keller, Anna Katarzyna Szafrańska, Doris Hillemann, Meera Chand, Peter Werner Schreiber, Rami Sommerstein, Christoph Berger, Michele Genoni, Christian Rüegg, Nicolas Troillet, Andreas F Widmer, Sören L Becker, Mathias Herrmann, Tim Eckmanns, Sebastian Haller, Christiane Höller, Sylvia B Debast, Maurice J Wolfhagen, Joost Hopman, Jan Kluytmans, Merel Langelaar, Daan W Notermans, Jaap Ten Oever, Peter van den Barselaar, Alexander B A Vonk, Margreet C Vos, Nada Ahmed, Timothy Brown, Derrick Crook, Theresa Lamagni, Nick Phin, E Grace Smith, Maria Zambon, Annerose Serr, Tim Götting, Winfried Ebner, Alexander Thürmer, Christian Utpatel, Cathrin Spröer, Boyke Bunk, Ulrich Nübel, Guido V Bloemberg, Erik C Böttger, Stefan Niemann, Dirk Wagner, Hugo Sax
BACKGROUND: Since 2013, over 100 cases of Mycobacterium chimaera prosthetic valve endocarditis and disseminated disease were notified in Europe and the USA, linked to contaminated heater-cooler units (HCUs) used during cardiac surgery. We did a molecular epidemiological investigation to establish the source of these patients' disease. METHODS: We included 24 M chimaera isolates from 21 cardiac surgery-related patients in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK, 218 M chimaera isolates from various types of HCUs in hospitals, from LivaNova (formerly Sorin; London, UK) and Maquet (Rastatt, Germany) brand HCU production sites, and unrelated environmental sources and patients, as well as eight Mycobacterium intracellulare isolates...
July 12, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709888/biopsy-detected-gleason-pattern-5-is-associated-with-recurrence-metastasis-and-mortality-in-a-cohort-of-men-with-high-risk-prostate-cancer
#8
Sean P Stroup, Daniel M Moreira, Zinan Chen, Lauren Howard, Jonathan H Berger, Martha K Terris, William J Aronson, Matthew R Cooperberg, Christopher L Amling, Christopher J Kane, Stephen J Freedland
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relative risk of biochemical recurrence (BCR), metastasis, and death from prostate cancer contributed by biopsy Gleason pattern 5 among high-risk men with Gleason 8-10 disease in the Shared Equal Access Regional Cancer Hospital (SEARCH) cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Men with biopsy Gleason sum 8-10 prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy were evaluated. The cohort was divided: Gleason 4+4 vs. those with any pattern 5 (i.e., Gleason 3+5, 5+3, 4+5, 5+4, and 5+5)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707321/expansion-of-bcr-abl1-cells-requires-pak2-but-not-pak1
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Leo Edlinger, Angelika Berger-Becvar, Ingeborg Menzl, Gregor Hoermann, Georg Greiner, Eva Grundschober, Zsuzsanna Bago-Horvath, Wael Al-Zoughbi, Gerald Hoefler, Christine Brostjan, Lars Gille, Richard Moriggl, Andreas Spittler, Veronika Sexl, Andrea Hoelbl-Kovacic
The p21-activated kinases (PAKs) are key nodes in oncogenic signalling pathways controlling growth, survival, and motility of cancer cells. Their activity is increased in many human cancers and is associated with poor prognosis. To date, PAK deregulation has mainly been studied in solid tumours, where PAK1 and PAK4 are the main isoforms deregulated. We show that PAK1 and PAK2 are the critical isoforms in a BCR/ABL1(+) haematopoietic malignancy. In suspension, leukaemic cells deficient for PAK1 and PAK2 undergo apoptosis, while the loss of either protein is well tolerated...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707112/disease-associated-change-in-an-amphibian-life-history-trait
#10
Benjamin C Scheele, Lee F Skerratt, David A Hunter, Sam C Banks, Jennifer C Pierson, Don A Driscoll, Philip G Byrne, Lee Berger
Emerging pathogens can drive evolutionary shifts in host life-history traits, yet this process remains poorly documented in vertebrate hosts. Amphibian chytridiomycosis, caused by infection with the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), is the worst recorded wildlife disease and has caused the extinction of over 100 species across multiple continents. A similar number of additional species have experienced mass declines and Bd remains a major source of mortality in many populations of declined species now persisting with the pathogen...
July 14, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707054/frequency-and-management-of-sleep-disturbance-in-adults-with-atopic-dermatitis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Caleb Jeon, Di Yan, Mio Nakamura, Sahil Sekhon, Tina Bhutani, Timothy Berger, Wilson Liao
INTRODUCTION: Intense nocturnal pruritus as well as the complex pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis (AD) can severely affect sleep and become a major factor in negatively impacting quality of life in adults. However, much of the literature on sleep disturbance in AD patients is on the pediatric population, and it is not well studied in adults. Furthermore, limited studies are available to guide effective management of sleep disturbance in AD in general. We review the literature to present the studies that have investigated the relationship between AD and its effect on sleep in adults and provide an approach for clinicians caring for this population...
July 13, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706260/early-intervention-with-bifidobacterium-lactis-ncc2818-modulates-the-host-microbe-interface-independent-of-the-sustained-changes-induced-by-the-neonatal-environment
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Marie C Lewis, Claire A Merrifield, Bernard Berger, Olivier Cloarec, Swantje Duncker, Annick Mercenier, Jeremy K Nicholson, Elaine Holmes, Mick Bailey
Inflammatory and metabolic diseases can originate during early-life and have been correlated with shifts in intestinal microbial ecology. Here we demonstrate that minor environmental fluctuations during the early neonatal period had sustained effects on the developing porcine microbiota and host-microbe interface. These inter-replicate effects appear to originate during the first day of life, and are likely to reflect very early microbiota acquisition from the environment. We statistically link early systemic inflammation with later local increases in inflammatory cytokine (IL-17) production, which could have important enteric health implications...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701342/activating-transcription-factor-3-promotes-loss-of-the-acinar-cell-phenotype-in-response-to-cerulein-induced-pancreatitis-in-mice
#13
Elena N Fazio, Claire C Young, Jelena Toma, Michael Levy, Kurt R Berger, Charis L Johnson, Rashid Mehmood, Patrick Swan, Alphonse Chu, Sean P Cregan, F Jeffrey Dilworth, Christopher J Howlett, Christopher L Pin
Pancreatitis is a debilitating disease of the exocrine pancreas that, under chronic conditions, is a major susceptibility factor for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). While down-regulation of genes that promote the mature acinar cell fate is required to reduce injury associated with pancreatitis, the factors that promote this repression are unknown. Activating transcription factor 3 (ATF3) is a key mediator of the unfolded protein response, a pathway rapidly activated during pancreatic insult. Using chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by Next Generation Sequencing, we show that ATF3 is bound to the transcriptional regulatory regions of more than 30% of differentially expressed genes during the initiation of pancreatitis...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699879/d-methionine-interferes-with-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae-peptidoglycan-synthesis-during-growth-and-biofilm-formation
#14
Harriet Dawe, Evelin Berger, Carina Sihlbom, Elizabeth M Angus, Robert P Howlin, Jay R Laver, Marc Tebruegge, Luanne Hall-Stoodley, Paul Stoodley, Saul N Faust, Raymond N Allan
Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is an opportunistic pathogen that plays a major role in a number of respiratory tract infections, including otitis media, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Biofilm formation has been implicated in both NTHi colonization and disease, and is responsible for the increased tolerance of this pathogen towards antibiotic treatment. Targeting metabolic pathways that are important in NTHi biofilm formation represents a potential strategy to combat this antibiotic recalcitrance...
July 12, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697342/tumor-evolution-of-glioma-intrinsic-gene-expression-subtypes-associates-with-immunological-changes-in-the-microenvironment
#15
Qianghu Wang, Baoli Hu, Xin Hu, Hoon Kim, Massimo Squatrito, Lisa Scarpace, Ana C deCarvalho, Sali Lyu, Pengping Li, Yan Li, Floris Barthel, Hee Jin Cho, Yu-Hsi Lin, Nikunj Satani, Emmanuel Martinez-Ledesma, Siyuan Zheng, Edward Chang, Charles-Etienne Gabriel Sauvé, Adriana Olar, Zheng D Lan, Gaetano Finocchiaro, Joanna J Phillips, Mitchel S Berger, Konrad R Gabrusiewicz, Guocan Wang, Eskil Eskilsson, Jian Hu, Tom Mikkelsen, Ronald A DePinho, Florian Muller, Amy B Heimberger, Erik P Sulman, Do-Hyun Nam, Roel G W Verhaak
We leveraged IDH wild-type glioblastomas, derivative neurospheres, and single-cell gene expression profiles to define three tumor-intrinsic transcriptional subtypes designated as proneural, mesenchymal, and classical. Transcriptomic subtype multiplicity correlated with increased intratumoral heterogeneity and presence of tumor microenvironment. In silico cell sorting identified macrophages/microglia, CD4(+) T lymphocytes, and neutrophils in the glioma microenvironment. NF1 deficiency resulted in increased tumor-associated macrophages/microglia infiltration...
July 10, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693922/shared-decision-making-and-outcomes-in-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Michael Saheb Kashaf, Elizabeth Tyner McGill, Zackary Dov Berger
OBJECTIVE: Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease which necessitates the development of a therapeutic alliance between patient and provider. This review systematically examines the association between treatment shared decision-making (SDM) and outcomes in diabetes. METHODS: A range of bibliographic databases and gray literature sources was searched. Included studies were subjected to dual data extraction and quality assessment. Outcomes were synthesized using meta-analyses where reporting was sufficiently homogenous or alternatively synthesized in narrative fashion...
June 27, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680859/differential-substrate-usage-and-metabolic-fluxes-in-francisella-tularensis-subspecies-holarctica-and-francisella-novicida
#17
Fan Chen, Kerstin Rydzewski, Erika Kutzner, Ina Häuslein, Eva Schunder, Xinzhe Wang, Kevin Meighen-Berger, Roland Grunow, Wolfgang Eisenreich, Klaus Heuner
Francisella tularensis is an intracellular pathogen for many animals causing the infectious disease, tularemia. Whereas F. tularensis subsp. holarctica is highly pathogenic for humans, F. novicida is almost avirulent for humans, but virulent for mice. In order to compare metabolic fluxes between these strains, we performed (13)C-labeling experiments with F. tularensis subsp. holarctica wild type (beaver isolate), F. tularensis subsp. holarctica strain LVS, or F. novicida strain U112 in complex media containing either [U-(13)C6]glucose, [1,2-(13)C2]glucose, [U-(13)C3]serine, or [U-(13)C3]glycerol...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679115/sample-heterogeneity-in-unipolar-depression-as-assessed-by-functional-connectivity-analyses-is-dominated-by-general-disease-effects
#18
Stephan Feder, Benedikt Sundermann, Heike Wersching, Anja Teuber, Harald Kugel, Henning Teismann, Walter Heindel, Klaus Berger, Bettina Pfleiderer
OBJECTIVES: Combinations of resting-state fMRI and machine-learning techniques are increasingly employed to develop diagnostic models for mental disorders. However, little is known about the neurobiological heterogeneity of depression and diagnostic machine learning has mainly been tested in homogeneous samples. Our main objective was to explore the inherent structure of a diverse unipolar depression sample. The secondary objective was to assess, if such information can improve diagnostic classification...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673660/the-rapid-ii-neuropsychological-test-battery-for-subjects-aged-20-to-49-years-norms-and-cognitive-profile
#19
M Binetruy, F Mauny, M Lavaux, A Meyer, G Sylvestre, M Puyraveau, E Berger, E Magnin, P Vandel, J Galmiche, G Chopard
INTRODUCTION: Cognitive evaluation of young subjects is now widely carried out for non-traumatic diseases such as multiple sclerosis, HIV, or sleep disorders. This evaluation requires normative data based on healthy adult samples. However, most clinicians use a set of tests that were normed in an isolated manner from different samples using different cutoff criteria. Thus, the score of an individual may be considered either normal or impaired according to the norms used. It is well established that healthy adults obtained low-test scores when a battery of tests is administered...
June 30, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668699/cxcr2-1208-ct-genotype-may-predict-earlier-clinical-stage-at-diagnosis-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#20
Juliana M Franz, Pâmela Portela, Patricia H Salim, Milton Berger, Luiz Fernando Jobim, Rafael Roesler, Mariana Jobim, Gilberto Schwartsmann
Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is an angiogenic CXC chemokine that plays an important role in both the development and progression of several human malignancies including prostate cancer (PC). A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at -251 upstream of the transcriptional start site of the IL-8 gene has been shown to influence its production. The effects of IL-8 are mediated by two highly related chemokine receptors, CXCR1 and CXCR2. The present study investigated the influence of the IL-8 and CXCR2 gene variation on susceptibility and clinicopathological characteristics of PC in a group of Brazilian subjects...
June 29, 2017: Cytokine
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