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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231659/-correlative-factors-on-prevalence-rate-of-dislipidemia-among-1-337-coal-miners-in-shanxi-province
#1
Z D Fu, D D Wen, B Wang, S L Xue, G S Liu, X H Li, Z H Zhao, J Wang, B G Wei, S P Wang
Objective: To understand the prevalence rate and correlative factors of dislipidemia among Shanxi coal miners and to provide evidence for the development of programs on dislipidemia prevention. Methods: We investigated 1 337 mine workers from a Coal Group in April 2016 and collected data related to their blood biochemistry. We then classified the types in accordance with the diagnostic criteria of " Guidelines for prevention and treatment of dyslipidemia in Chinese adults (2007)" , using χ(2) test and unconditional logistic regression model for analysis...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231571/luminex-liquichip-system-for-the-evaluation-of-cytokine-levels-in-patients-with-contact-dermatitis-to-potassium-dichromate
#2
Lehavit Akerman, Tirza Klein, Moshe Israeli, Abigail Fraser, Eti Sagy, Igor Snast, Daniel Mimouni, Michael David, Akiva Trattner
BACKGROUND: Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is associated with increased production of cytokines. The patch test is the "gold-standard" diagnostic method, but it poses a risk of false results. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a novel laboratory technique, the Luminex LiquiChip, which simultaneously measures blood levels of multiple cytokines, as a diagnostic tool in patients with chrome-induced ACD. METHODS: The study group included 20 patients with ACD and relevant patch test results for potassium dichromate and 19 patients with ACD for nickel or fragrance as control...
February 24, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231569/biomarkers-in-autoimmune-salivary-gland-disorders-a-review
#3
Benedikt Hofauer, Klaus Thuermel, Constanze Gahleitner, Andreas Knopf
Salivary glands are frequent sites of manifestations of autoimmune disorders in the head and neck. Sjögren syndrome, sarcoidosis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and IgG4-related sialadenitis represent the most important autoimmune salivary gland disorders. Due to the lack of specific symptoms, diagnosis of these conditions remains a challenge. Diagnosis is usually based on classification criteria involving clinical tests, histopathological evaluation, and serological examinations. Depending on the disease, biomarkers are of different value and have to be interpreted carefully...
February 24, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231386/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-rna-in-situ-hybridization-for-detecting-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-rearrangement
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Naoki Nakajima, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Kyoko Kondo, Mariyo Rokutan-Kurata, Masahiro Hirata, Ayako Furuhata, Shinji Sumiyoshi, Makoto Sonobe, Toshi Menju, Masanobu Momose, Masakazu Fujimoto, Hiroshi Date, Hironori Haga
AIMS: An easy and rapid assay for detecting mRNA in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples (RNA-in situ hybridization; RNA-ISH) has been reported recently. We investigated the diagnostic accuracy of RNA-ISH for detecting lung adenocarcinoma (LA) with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangement. METHODS AND RESULTS: We tested ALK RNA-ISH on 11 resected LAs for which ALK fusion was confirmed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and/or fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)...
February 23, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231309/improving-molecular-diagnosis-of-aniridia-and-wagr-syndrome-using-customized-targeted-array-based-cgh
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Fiona Blanco-Kelly, María Palomares, Elena Vallespín, Cristina Villaverde, Rubén Martín-Arenas, Camilo Vélez-Monsalve, Isabel Lorda-Sánchez, Julián Nevado, María José Trujillo-Tiebas, Pablo Lapunzina, Carmen Ayuso, Marta Corton
Chromosomal deletions at 11p13 are a frequent cause of congenital Aniridia, a rare pan-ocular genetic disease, and of WAGR syndrome, accounting up to 30% of cases. First-tier genetic testing for newborn with aniridia, to detect 11p13 rearrangements, includes Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) and karyotyping. However, neither of these approaches allow obtaining a complete picture of the high complexity of chromosomal deletions and breakpoints in aniridia. Here, we report the development and validation of a customized targeted array-based comparative genomic hybridization, so called WAGR-array, for comprehensive high-resolution analysis of CNV in the WAGR locus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231293/photoacoustic-imaging-features-of-intraocular-tumors-retinoblastoma-and-uveal-melanoma
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Guan Xu, Yafang Xue, Zeynep Gürsel Özkurt, Naziha Slimani, Zizhong Hu, Xueding Wang, Kewen Xia, Teng Ma, Qifa Zhou, Hakan Demirci
The purpose of this study is to examine the capability of photoacoustic (PA) imaging (PAI) in assessing the unique molecular and architectural features in ocular tumors. A real-time PA and ultrasonography (US) parallel imaging system based on a research US platform was developed to examine retinoblastoma in mice in vivo and human retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma ex vivo. PA signals were generated by optical illumination at 720, 750, 800, 850, 900 and 950 nm delivered through a fiber optical bundle. The optical absorption spectra of the tumors were derived from the PA images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231244/unexpectedly-high-leprosy-seroprevalence-detected-using-a-random-surveillance-strategy-in-midwestern-brazil-a-comparison-of-elisa-and-a-rapid-diagnostic-test
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Marco Andrey C Frade, Natália A de Paula, Ciro M Gomes, Sebastian Vernal, Fred Bernardes Filho, Helena B Lugão, Marilda M M de Abreu, Patrícia Botini, Malcolm S Duthie, John S Spencer, Rosa Castália F R Soares, Norma T Foss
BACKGROUND: Leprosy diagnosis is mainly based on clinical evaluation, although this approach is difficult, especially for untrained physicians. We conducted a temporary campaign to detect previously unknown leprosy cases in midwestern Brazil and to compare the performance of different serological tests. METHODS: A mobile clinic was stationed at the main bus terminal in Brasília, Brazil. Volunteers were quizzed and given a clinical exam to allow categorization as either patients, known contacts of patients or non-contacts, and blood was collected to determine anti-PGL-I and anti-LID-1 antibody titers by ELISA and by the NDO-LID rapid test...
February 23, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231060/improving-quality-in-the-preanalytical-phase-through-innovation-on-behalf-of-the-european-federation-for-clinical-chemistry-and-laboratory-medicine-eflm-working-group-for-preanalytical-phase-wg-pre
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Giuseppe Lippi, Geoffrey S Baird, Giuseppe Banfi, Karin Bölenius, Janne Cadamuro, Stephen Church, Michael P Cornes, Anna Dacey, Antoine Guillon, Georg Hoffmann, Mads Nybo, Lakdasa Devananda Premawardhana, María Salinas, Sverre Sandberg, Robbert Slingerland, Ana Stankovic, Sylte Marit Sverresdotter, Pieter Vermeersch, Ana-Maria Simundic
It is now undeniable that laboratory testing is vital for the diagnosis, prognostication and therapeutic monitoring of human disease. Despite the many advances made for achieving a high degree of quality and safety in the analytical part of diagnostic testing, many hurdles in the total testing process remain, especially in the preanalytical phase ranging from test ordering to obtaining and managing the biological specimens. The Working Group for the Preanalytical Phase (WG-PRE) of the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM) has planned many activities aimed at mitigating the vulnerability of the preanalytical phase, including the organization of three European meetings in the past 7 years...
February 23, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231033/evaluation-of-a-commercial-field-test-to-detect-african-swine-fever
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Stefano Cappai, Federica Loi, Annamaria Coccollone, Manuele Cocco, Caterina Falconi, Giovanna Dettori, Francesco Feliziani, Maria Luisa Sanna, Annalisa Oggiano, Sandro Rolesu
African swine fever (ASF) is one of the most important and complex infectious diseases affecting pigs ( Sus scrofa ). The disease has been present in Sardinia, Italy, since 1978. Factors influencing the presence of the disease on the island are the presence of illegally bred pigs, uncontrolled movements of animals, and local traditions. Implementation of public health programs is essential for controlling ASF. The use of new diagnostic techniques on both wild boar (WB) and illegally bred pigs would provide tools for faster and more inexpensive control of the disease...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230847/building-better-biomarkers-brain-models-in-translational-neuroimaging
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REVIEW
Choong-Wan Woo, Luke J Chang, Martin A Lindquist, Tor D Wager
Despite its great promise, neuroimaging has yet to substantially impact clinical practice and public health. However, a developing synergy between emerging analysis techniques and data-sharing initiatives has the potential to transform the role of neuroimaging in clinical applications. We review the state of translational neuroimaging and outline an approach to developing brain signatures that can be shared, tested in multiple contexts and applied in clinical settings. The approach rests on three pillars: (i) the use of multivariate pattern-recognition techniques to develop brain signatures for clinical outcomes and relevant mental processes; (ii) assessment and optimization of their diagnostic value; and (iii) a program of broad exploration followed by increasingly rigorous assessment of generalizability across samples, research contexts and populations...
February 23, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230660/diagnostic-performance-of-48-hour-fasting-test-and-insulin-surrogates-in-patients-with-suspected-insulinoma
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Keijiro Ueda, Ken Kawabe, Lingaku Lee, Yuichi Tachibana, Nao Fujimori, Hisato Igarashi, Yoshinao Oda, Robert T Jensen, Ryoichi Takayanagi, Tetsuhide Ito
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of the 48-hour fasting test and insulin surrogates followed by a glucagon stimulatory test (GST) for the diagnosis of insulinoma. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with suspected insulinoma who underwent 48-hour fasting test and GST were retrospectively included in our study: 15 patients with surgically proven insulinomas and 20 patients in whom insulinoma was clinically ruled out. We determined the duration of the fasting test, plasma glucose levels, serum levels of immunoreactive insulin and C-peptide, and insulin surrogates (serum levels of β-hydroxybutyrate, free fatty acid, and response of plasma glucose to intravenous glucagon [ΔPG]) at the end of the fast...
February 23, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230325/serum-phosphatidylinositol-as-a-biomarker-for-bipolar-disorder-liability
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Emma Em Knowles, Peter J Meikle, Kevin Huynh, Harald Hh Göring, Rene L Olvera, Samuel R Mathias, Ravi Duggirala, Laura Almasy, John Blangero, Joanne E Curran, David C Glahn
OBJECTIVES: Individuals with bipolar disorder (BPD) exhibit alterations in their phospholipid levels. It is unclear whether these alterations are a secondary consequence of illness state, or if phospholipids and illness risk overlap genetically. If the latter were true, then phospholipids might provide key insights into the pathophysiology of the illness. Therefore, we rank-ordered phospholipid classes by their genetic overlap with BPD risk in order to establish which class might be most informative in terms of increasing our understanding of illness pathophysiology...
February 23, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230035/a-meta-analysis-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma-diagnosis
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Huadong Deng, Hongwei Shi, Jianming Lei, Yan Hu, Gang Li, Chaojun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the efficacy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for diagnosis of small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by pooling the open published data. METHODS: A comprehensive publication electronic search was performed by reviewers in the databases of PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure. The open published studies about CEUS for small HCC diagnosis were collected. The sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio (+LR), negative likelihood ratio (-LR), and diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) were pooled by stata 12...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230030/the-predictive-value-of-cervical-lymph-node-metastasis-through-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-patients-with-oral-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#14
Ren Lin, Junjie Yan, Weidong Liu, Tonghai Fan, Liujun Tang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the predictive value of cervical lymph node metastasis through sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in patients with oral cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two authors independently searched the databases of PubMed, Cochrane central register of controlled trials, EMBASE, and CNKI to find the potential suitable diagnostic study related to SLNB. The diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, positive likely hood ratio (+LR), negative likely hood ratio (-LR), diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) were pooled by Meta-DiSc1...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230026/the-diagnostic-value-of-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-imaging-for-detection-of-colorectal-tumors-a-meta-analysis
#15
Qing Yu, Jie Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the application usage of contrast-enhanced computer tomography imaging for colorectal tumors diagnosis. METHODS: By searching the Medline and CNKI databases, we collected all diagnostic tests about contrast-enhanced CT imaging for colorectal tumors. Sensitivity and specificity were calculated to evaluate the usage of individual diagnostic tests. The data were analyzed using statistic software Meta-DiSc 1.4. RESULTS: Nine trials that included a total of 4797 patients were analyzed in this study...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230016/evaluation-and-identification-of-factors-related-to-kras-and-braf-gene-mutations-in-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#16
Li Lin, Guang-Yong Chen, Chun-Wei Xu, Hai-Yan Wang, Yong-Fang Wu, Mei-Yu Fang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the distribution pattern of KRAS and BRAF mutations in colorectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The database was searched without language restrictions. Meta-analyses were conducted using the STATA software. We calculated the odds ratio (OR) and its 95% confidence interval (95% CI) to estimate the distribution of and correlation between KRAS and BRAF mutations, CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP), and microsatellite instability (MSI) in left- and right-sided colorectal cancer...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229911/diagnostic-accuracy-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-predicting-coronary-plaque-burden-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
#17
David J Murphy, Sophie J Crinion, Ciaran E Redmond, Gerard M Healy, Walter T McNicholas, Silke Ryan, Jonathan D Dodd
AIM: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of common carotid artery intima media thickness (CIMT) for coronary artery disease (CAD) detection in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). MATERIALS & METHODS: Patients with clinically suspected OSA prospectively underwent polysomnography (PSG), ultrasound CIMT measurement and coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). An average CIMT of ≥0.9 mm in either common carotid artery designated as a positive test...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229846/-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-approach-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-recommendations-in-portugal
#18
Célia Costa, Margarida Gonçalo
Chronic spontaneous urticaria is a complex disorder, of unclear etiology, easily diagnosed although often difficult to treat. It has a significant impact on the patients' quality of life and results in high direct and indirect costs. The diagnosis of chronic spontaneous urticaria is mainly clinical and a limited number of tests is recommended for differential diagnosis and/or for the investigation/exclusion of possible causes. In addition to the complete blood count and C-reactive protein, and/or erythrocyte sedimentation rate, additional tests must be selected according to clinical criteria...
November 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229811/patient-phenotypes-in-fibromyalgia-comorbid-with-systemic-sclerosis-or-rheumatoid-arthritis-influence-of-diagnostic-and-screening-tests-screening-with-the-first-questionnaire-diagnosis-with-the-acr1990-and-revised-acr-2010-criteria
#19
Serge Perrot, Mariana Peixoto, Philippe Dieudé, Eric Hachulla, Jerome Avouac, Sebastien Ottaviani, Yannick Allanore
OBJECTIVES: Fibromyalgia (FM) may occur with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic sclerosis (SSc), and debate remains about its diagnosis. We aimed to use three FM tools (a screening tool (FiRST), diagnostic criteria (ACR 1990 and revised 2010), to compare FM prevalence between RA and SSc patients, to describe the phenotypes of patients with comorbid FM, and to analyze links between FM and secondary Sjögren's syndrome (SS). METHODS: Consecutive adult patients with confirmed RA or SSc from four university hospitals were tested with the three FM tools...
February 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229807/using-psychoeducation-and-role-induction-to-improve-completion-rates-in-cognitive-behavioural-therapy
#20
Jaime Delgadillo, Martin Groom
BACKGROUND: Pre-treatment role induction interventions have been suggested to potentially enhance attendance and clinical outcomes in psychotherapy. AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a programme of three transdiagnostic seminars (TDS) for patients with common mental disorders accessing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in primary care. TDS included CBT psychoeducation and role induction. METHOD: A random sample of patients (n = 49) participated in TDS followed by CBT (TDS+CBT) and they were compared with matched controls (n = 49) accessing usual CBT...
March 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
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