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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636109/xq26-1-26-3-duplication-including-mospd1-and-gpc3-identified-in-boy-with-short-stature-and-double-outlet-right-ventricle
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Yukiko Hirota, Takaomi Minami, Tomoyuki Sato, Akiko Yokomizo, Auimi Matsumoto, Masahide Goto, Eriko Jinbo, Takanori Yamamgata
Xq25q26 duplication syndrome has been reported in individuals with clinical features such as short stature, intellectual disability, syndromic facial appearance, small hands and feet, and genital abnormalities. The symptoms are related to critical chromosome regions including Xq26.1-26.3. In this particular syndrome, no patient with congenital heart disease was previously reported. Here, we report a 6-year-old boy with typical symptoms of Xq25q26 duplication syndrome and double outlet right ventricle (DORV) with pulmonary atresia (PA)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634534/etiological-factors-of-short-stature-in-children-and-adolescents-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-egypt
#2
Almontaser Hussein, Hekma Farghaly, Eman Askar, Kotb Metwalley, Khaled Saad, Asmaa Zahran, Hisham A Othman
BACKGROUND: Accurate anthropometric measurements and critical analysis of growth data allow the clinician to promptly recognize children with short stature. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of etiological factors causing short stature among children referred to the pediatric endocrinology clinic of Assiut University Children's Hospital, the main tertiary care center in Upper Egypt. METHODS: We conducted this descriptive observational study from May 2012 to December 2015, to analyze 637 children (boys 354, girls 283) with short stature...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632845/iris-malformation-and-anterior-segment-dysgenesis-in-mice-and-humans-with-a-mutation-in-pi-3-kinase
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Marie H Solheim, Allen C Clermont, Jonathon N Winnay, Erlend Hallstensen, Anders Molven, Pål R Njølstad, Eyvind Rødahl, C Ronald Kahn
Purpose: To determine the ocular consequences of a dominant-negative mutation in the p85α subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PIK3R1) using a knock-in mouse model of SHORT syndrome, a syndrome associated with short stature, lipodystrophy, diabetes, and Rieger anomaly in humans. Methods: We investigated knock-in mice heterozygous for the SHORT syndrome mutation changing arginine 649 to tryptophan in p85α (PIK3R1) using physical examination, optical coherence tomography (OCT), tonometry, and histopathologic sections from paraffin-embedded eyes, and compared the findings to similar investigations in two human subjects with SHORT syndrome heterozygous for the same mutation...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629824/comparison-of-shox-and-associated-elements-duplications-distribution-between-patients-l%C3%A4-ri-weill-dyschondrosteosis-idiopathic-short-stature-and-population-sample
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Katerina Hirschfeldova, Roman Solc
The effect of heterozygous duplications of SHOX and associated elements on Lėri-Weill dyschondrosteosis (LWD) and idiopathic short stature (ISS) development is less distinct when compared to reciprocal deletions. The aim of our study was to compare frequency and distribution of duplications within SHOX and associated elements between population sample and LWD (ISS) patients. A preliminary analysis conducted on Czech population sample of 250 individuals compared to our previously reported sample of 352 ISS/LWD Czech patients indicated that rather than the difference in frequency of duplications it is the difference in their distribution...
June 16, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620124/a-high-throughput-field-based-phenotyping-technology-for-tall-biomass-crops
#5
Maria G Salas Fernandez, Yin Bao, Lie Tang, Patrick S Schnable
Recent advances in "omics" technologies have not been accompanied by equally efficient, cost-effective and accurate phenotyping methods required to dissect the genetic architecture of complex traits. Even though high-throughput phenotyping platforms have been developed for controlled environments, field-based aerial and ground technologies have only been designed and deployed for short stature crops. Therefore, we developed and tested Phenobot 1.0, an auto-steered and self-propelled field-based high-throughput phenotyping platform for tall dense canopy crops, such as sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L...
June 15, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619408/children-crossing-streets-the-cognitive-task-of-pedestrians-across-nations
#6
David C Schwebel
BACKGROUND: About 100,000 children die worldwide in pedestrian crashes, more than 90% of whom live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, most existing research on children's ability to cross the street is conducted in high-income countries (HICs). OBJECTIVE: The present study discusses 4 ways pedestrian behavior in LMICs differs from that in HICs, influencing both children's ability to cross streets safely and adult efforts to train children in pedestrian safety...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619046/identification-of-a-novel-ctcf-mutation-responsible-for-syndromic-intellectual-disability-a-case-report
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Fatma Bastaki, Pratibha Nair, Madiha Mohamed, Ethar Mustafa Malik, Mustafa Helmi, Mahmoud Taleb Al-Ali, Abdul Rezzak Hamzeh
BACKGROUND: Autosomal dominant mental retardation 21 (MRD21) is a very rare condition, characterized by short stature, microcephaly, mild facial dysmorphisms and intellectual disability that ranged from mild to severe. MRD21 is caused by mutations in CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) and this was established through only four unrelated cases, two of which had frameshift mutations. CTCF is a master transcriptional regulator that controls chromatin structure and may serve as insulator and transcriptional activator and repressor...
June 15, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611948/van-wyk-grumbach-syndrome-with-kocher-debr%C3%A3-s%C3%A3-m%C3%A3-laigne-syndrome-case-report-of-a-rare-association
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Syed Mohd Razi, Abhinav Kumar Gupta, Deepak Chand Gupta, Manish Gutch, Keshav Kumar Gupta, Syeda Iqra Usman
BACKGROUND: Van Wyk-Grumbach syndrome (VWGS) is a rare presentation of juvenile hypothyroidism which manifests in females as chronic autoimmune hypothyroidism, isosexual pseudoprecocious puberty, and multicystic ovaries. It uniquely presents with short stature and delayed bone age unlike other causes of precocious puberty. Kocher-Debré-Sémélaigne (KDSS) is a rare presentation of juvenile hypothyroidism manifesting as calf muscle pseudohypertrophy, delayed contraction and relaxation of reflexes, and percussion myxedema...
February 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611730/exploiting-nanobodies-in-the-detection-and-quantification-of-human-growth-hormone-via-phage-sandwich-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay
#9
Hossam Murad, Jana Mir Assaad, Rasha Al-Shemali, Abdul Qader Abbady
BACKGROUND: Monitoring blood levels of human growth hormone (hGH) in most children with short stature deficiencies is crucial for taking a decision of treatment with extended course of daily and expensive doses of recombinant hGH (rhGH or Somatropin(®)). Besides, misusing of rhGH by sportsmen is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency and thus sensitive GH-detecting methods are highly welcome in this field. Nanobodies are the tiniest antigen-binding entity derived from camel heavy chain antibodies...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611552/a-novel-mutation-in-pitx2-in-a-patient-with-axenfeld-rieger-syndrome
#10
Susan J Hassed, Shibo Li, Weihong Xu, Ashley C Taylor
Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant condition. Anomalies include anterior segment dysgenesis of the eye, dental anomalies, maxillary hypoplasia, periumbilical anomalies, and congenital heart defects. We report a patient with Peters anomaly, dysmorphic features, congenital heart defect, umbilical hernia, short stature, and developmental delay. Diagnostic sequencing of 23 genes known to be causally related to the condition was performed on the patient, parents, and maternal grandparents. A variant of uncertain significance in PITX2 was identified...
March 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600056/molecular-genetic-characterization-of-a-prenatally-detected-1-484-mb-xq13-3-q21-1-duplication-encompassing-atrx-and-a-literature-review-of-syndromic-intellectual-disability-and-congenital-abnormalities-in-males-with-a-duplication-at-xq13-3-q21-1
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Chih-Ping Chen, Hoi-Kin Yip, Liang-Kai Wang, Schu-Rern Chern, Shin-Wen Chen, Shih-Ting Lai, Peih-Shan Wu, Wayseen Wang
OBJECTIVE: We present prenatal diagnosis of dup(X)(q13.3q21.1) in a male fetus and molecular genetic analysis in three generations and a literature review of syndromic intellectual disability and congenital abnormalities in males with a duplication at Xq13.3-q21.1. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old, primigravid woman underwent amniocentesis at 18 weeks of gestation because of advanced maternal age. The woman and her mother were phenotypically normal, and there was no intellectual disability in the maternal family...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599087/growth-charts-for-australian-children-with-achondroplasia
#12
Louise Tofts, Sandeep Das, Felicity Collins, Karen L O Burton
Achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant disorder, the most common genetic cause of short stature in humans. Reference curves for head circumference, weight, height, and BMI are needed in clinical practice but none exist for the Australian population. This study aimed to produce head circumference, height, weight, and BMI reference percentile curves for Australian children and adolescents with achondroplasia. Measurements of head circumference, height and weight taken at clinical visits were retrospectively extracted from the electronic medical record...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594414/genotype-and-phenotype-spectrum-of-nras-germline-variants
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Franziska Altmüller, Christina Lissewski, Debora Bertola, Elisabetta Flex, Zornitza Stark, Stephanie Spranger, Gareth Baynam, Michelle Buscarilli, Sarah Dyack, Jane Gillis, Helger G Yntema, Francesca Pantaleoni, Rosa LE van Loon, Sara MacKay, Kym Mina, Ina Schanze, Tiong Yang Tan, Maie Walsh, Susan M White, Marena R Niewisch, Sixto García-Miñaúr, Diego Plaza, Mohammad Reza Ahmadian, Hélène Cavé, Marco Tartaglia, Martin Zenker
RASopathies comprise a group of disorders clinically characterized by short stature, heart defects, facial dysmorphism, and varying degrees of intellectual disability and cancer predisposition. They are caused by germline variants in genes encoding key components or modulators of the highly conserved RAS-MAPK signalling pathway that lead to dysregulation of cell signal transmission. Germline changes in the genes encoding members of the RAS subfamily of GTPases are rare and associated with variable phenotypes of the RASopathy spectrum, ranging from Costello syndrome (HRAS variants) to Noonan and Cardiofaciocutaneous syndromes (KRAS variants)...
June 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593016/associations-among-anthropometric-measures-food-consumption-and-quality-of-life-in-school-age-children-in-tanzania
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Mayumi Ohnishi, Sebalada Leshabari, Joel Seme Ambikile, Kazuyo Oishi, Yuko Nakao, Mika Nishihara
Objectives: The factors associated with quality of life (QOL) and anthropometric measurements as outcomes of food consumption were examined among school-age children in Tanzania. Methods: A cross-sectional study was undertaken in September 2013 in Tanzania. Anonymous self-administered questionnaire surveys were conducted in the Kiswahili language among primary school children in the fifth and/or sixth grade aged 10-14 years. The survey probed sociodemographic characteristics such as age, gender, living with family members, number of meals/snacks per day, food consumption in the previous 24 hours, and QOL, as well as anthropometric measurements (height and weight)...
May 2017: Journal of Rural Medicine: JRM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591746/short-stature-homeobox-2-methylation-as-a-potential-noninvasive-biomarker-in-bronchial-aspirates-for-lung-cancer-diagnosis
#15
Shumin Ni, Meng Ye, Tao Huang
Gene methylation has been frequently observed in lung cancer. However, the use of methylated genes in bronchial aspirates of patients with lung cancer remains to be evaluated. The purpose of this study was to analyze whether the detection of genes with aberrant promoter methylation can be useful noninvasive biomarkers in bronchial aspirates from lung cancer. We found that the methylation status of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (P16), Ras association domain family 1 isoform (RASSF1A), adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) and short stature homeobox 2 (SHOX2) genes was significantly correlated with lung cancer in bronchial aspirates...
May 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588710/the-clinical-analysis-of-small-supernumerary-marker-chromosomes-in-17-children-with-mos-45-x-46-x-mar-karyotype
#16
Hongying Wang, Ting Wang, Naichao Yang, Yaxiang He, Linqi Chen, Liyi Hong, Xuejun Shao, Hong Li, Hong Zhu, Haibo Li
Small supernumerary maker chromosome (sSMC) is a type of structurally abnormal chromosome. In order to identify the origin, morphology and other characteristics of sSMCs in children with mos 45,X/46,X,+mar karyotype, 17 patients (16 females and 1 male) were analyzed. All patients underwent general physical examination, gonadal imaging and molecular cytogenetic analyses, including Giemsa banding, dual-color fluorescence in situ hybridization and detection of the sex-determining region Y gene by polymerase chain reaction...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588001/successful-growth-hormone-therapy-in-cornelia-de-lange-syndrome
#17
Michael de Graaf, Sarina G Kant, Jan Maarten Wit, Egbert Johan Willem Redeker, Gijs Willem Eduard Santen, Annemieke Johanna Maria Henriëtta Verkerk, André Gerardus Uitterlinden, Monique Losekoot, Wilma Oostdijk
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) is a heterogeneous syndrome, both clinically and genetically, in its classical form characterised by distinctive facial features, intra-uterine growth retardation, short stature, developmental delay and anomalies in multiple organ systems. NIPBL, SMC1A, SMC3, RAD21 and HDAC8, all involved in the Cohesin pathway, have been identified to cause CdLS. Growth hormone (GH) secretion has been reported as normal, and to our knowledge there are no reports on the effect of recombinant human GH (r-hGH) treatment in CdLS patients...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587427/mri-features-of-growth-hormone-deficiency-in-children-with-short-stature-caused-by-pituitary-lesions
#18
Chao Xu, Xinxian Zhang, Lina Dong, Bin Zhu, Tao Xin
We verified the advantages of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for improving the diagnostic quality of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in children with short stature caused by pituitary lesions. Clinical data obtained from 577 GHD patients with short stature caused by pituitary lesions were retrospectively analyzed. There were 354 cases (61.3%) with anterior pituitary dysplasia; 45 cases (7.8%) of pituitary stalk interruption syndrome (PSIS); 15 cases (2.6%) of pituitary hyperplasia due to primary hypothyroidism; 38 cases (6...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587322/novel-variant-in-the-fgd1-gene-causing-aarskog-scott-syndrome
#19
Yihua Ge, Niu Li, Zhigang Wang, Jian Wang, Haiqing Cai
Aarskog-Scott syndrome (ASS) is a rare, X-linked recessive inherited disorder. Affected individuals may develop short stature and exhibit distinctive skeletal and genital development. Mutations in the FYVE, rhogef and pleckstrin homology domain-containing protein 1 (FGD1) gene, located within the Xp11.21 region, are responsible for the occurrence of ASS. Since it is rare and complex, it can take a long time to obtain a definitive clinical diagnosis unless clinicians are familiar with the disease. In the present study, whole-exome sequencing (WES) was performed to screen for causal variants in a Chinese pediatric patient who exhibited a number of clinical symptoms of ASS, including short stature, facial abnormalities, stubby metacarpals and swollen testis...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585354/-real-world-pediatric-endocrine-practice-how-much-is-it-influenced-by-physician-s-gender-and-region-of-practice-results-of-an-international-survey
#20
Keren Smuel, Yonatan Yeshayahu
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether hormonal treatments for frequent clinical cases (short stature, delayed and precocious puberty) are prescribed strictly according to clinical guidelines or based on personal tendencies, and whether the decisions correlate with physician's personal demographics (age, sex, and place of practice). METHODS: Cross-sectional survey, with made-up clinical cases, distributed to pediatric endocrinologists using 2 web-based professional forums, Israeli and an international...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
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