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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717749/perceptions-and-barriers-of-survivorship-care-in-asia-perceptions-from-asian-breast-cancer-survivors
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Alexandre Chan, Zheng Kang Lum, Terence Ng, Tewodros Eyob, Xiao Jun Wang, Jung-Woo Chae, Sreemanee Dorajoo, Maung Shwe, Yan Xiang Gan, Rose Fok, Kiley Wei-Jen Loh, Yee Pin Tan, Gilbert Fan
PURPOSE: With the long-term goal to optimize post-treatment cancer care in Asia, we conducted a qualitative study to gather in-depth descriptions from multiethnic Asian breast cancer survivors on their perceptions and experiences of cancer survivorship and their perceived barriers to post-treatment follow-up. METHODS: Twenty-four breast cancer survivors in Singapore participated in six structured focus group discussions. The focus group discussions were voice recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed by thematic analysis...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716842/outer-nuclear-membrane-protein-kuduk-modulates-the-linc-complex-and-nuclear-envelope-architecture
#2
Zhao-Ying Ding, Ying-Hsuan Wang, Yu-Cheng Huang, Myong-Chol Lee, Min-Jen Tseng, Ya-Hui Chi, Min-Lang Huang
Linker of nucleoskeleton and cytoskeleton (LINC) complexes spanning the nuclear envelope (NE) contribute to nucleocytoskeletal force transduction. A few NE proteins have been found to regulate the LINC complex. In this study, we identify one, Kuduk (Kud), which can reside at the outer nuclear membrane and is required for the development of Drosophila melanogaster ovarian follicles and NE morphology of myonuclei. Kud associates with LINC complex components in an evolutionarily conserved manner. Loss of Kud increases the level but impairs functioning of the LINC complex...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716362/phosphoenolpyruvate-phosphotransferase-system-components-positively-regulate-klebsiella-biofilm-formation
#3
Yu-Tze Horng, Chi-Jen Wang, Wen-Ting Chung, Huei-Jen Chao, Yih-Yuan Chen, Po-Chi Soo
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of the leading causes of device-related infections (DRIs), which are associated with attachment of bacteria to these devices to form a biofilm. The latter is composed of not only bacteria but also extracellular polymeric substances (EPSes) consisting of extracellular DNAs, polysaccharides, and other macromolecules. The phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP):carbohydrate phosphotransferase system (PTS) regulates diverse processes of bacterial physiology...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712292/crystal-structure-of-cocosin-a-potential-food-allergen-from-coconut-cocos-nucifera
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Tengchuan Jin, Cheng Wang, Caiying Zhang, Yang Wang, Yu-Wei Chen, Feng Guo, Andrew Howard, Min-Jie Cao, Tong-Jen Fu, Tara H McHugh, Yuzhu Zhang
Coconut (Cocos nucifera) is an important palm tree. Coconut fruit is widely consumed. The most abundant storage protein in coconut fruit is cocosin (a likely food allergen), which belongs to the 11S globulin family. Cocosin was crystallized near a century ago, but its structure remains unknown. By optimizing crystallization conditions and cryoprotectant solutions, we were able to obtain cocosin crystals that diffracted to 1.85 Å. The cocosin gene was cloned from genomic DNA isolated from dry coconut tissue...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711367/optimization-of-a-multigene-biochip-for-detection-of-relapsed-and-early-relapsed-colorectal-cancer
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Yu-Tang Chang, Yung-Sung Yeh, Cheng-Jen Ma, Ching-Wen Huang, Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Ming-Yii Huang, Tian-Lu Cheng, Jaw-Yuan Wang
BACKGROUND: With the recent development of molecular markers, strategies for identifying patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) having a high risk of postoperative early relapse (within 1 y) and relapse have been improved. We previously constructed a multigene biochip with 19 candidate genes. The objective of the present study was to optimize a multigene biochip for detecting the risk of postoperative early relapse and relapse in patients with CRC. METHODS: We included 357 patients with stage I-III CRC who underwent curative resection at a single institution between June 2010 and May 2015...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710648/clinical-associated-characteristics-and-microbiological-features-of-bloodstream-nontyphoidal-salmonella-infection-in-adult-patients-receiving-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Po-Shen Ko, Yao-Chung Liu, Hao-Yuan Wang, Chia-Yun Wu, Nai-Wen Fan, Chia-Jen Liu, Yuan-Bin Yu, Liang-Tsai Hsiao, Tzeon-Jye Chiou, Cheng-Hwai Tzeng, Jin-Hwang Liu, Jyh-Pyng Gau
Bloodstream nontyphoidal salmonella (NTS) infection is rare, but its associated characteristics and microbiological features in immunocompromised patients are worth paying attention to, particularly for those receiving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT). No studies so far have analyzed post-transplant bloodstream NTS infection. Therefore, we reviewed 423 adult patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic SCT from 2003 to 2014. Nine out of four hundred twenty-three patients (2.13%) developed post-transplant bloodstream NTS infection, including two patients who had subsequent or combined metastatic infections...
July 15, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710204/bio-plex-immunoassay-measuring-the-quantity-of-lysosomal-n-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase-protein-in-dried-blood-spots-for-the-screening-of-mucopolysaccharidosis-iva-in-newborn-a-pilot-study
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Chih-Kuang Chuang, Hsiang-Yu Lin, Tuan-Jen Wang, Sung-Fa Huang, Shuan-Pei Lin
OBJECTIVE: Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) IVA (Morquio syndrome A) is an autosomal-recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by the deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase (GALNS) resulting in excessive lysosomal storage of keratan sulfate. Treatments for MPS IVA have recently become available with optimal outcomes associated with early diagnosis and treatment which can be achieved by newborn screening. DESIGN: Newborn screening programme for MPS IVA pilot study...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708091/trail-wnt-sonic-hedgehog-tgf%C3%AE-and-mirna-signalings-are-potential-targets-for-oral-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Chih-Wen Shu, Hurng-Wern Huang, Hui-Ru Wang, Yung-Ting Chang, Sundas Fayyaz, Shyng-Shiou F Yuan, Jen-Yang Tang, Hsueh-Wei Chang
Clinical studies and cancer cell models emphasize the importance of targeting therapies for oral cancer. The tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is highly expressed in cancer, and is a selective killing ligand for oral cancer. Signaling proteins in the wingless-type mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) integration site family (Wnt), Sonic hedgehog (SHH), and transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) pathways may regulate cell proliferation, migration, and apoptosis. Accordingly, the genes encoding these signaling proteins are potential targets for oral cancer therapy...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705667/clinical-characteristics-of-bacteraemia-caused-by-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-species-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-the-isolates-in-a-medical-centre-in-taiwan
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Ying-Chun Chien, Chun-Hsing Liao, Wang-Huei Sheng, Jung-Yien Chien, Yu-Tsung Huang, Chong-Jen Yu, Po-Ren Hsueh
This study investigated the clinical characteristics and outcomes of bacteraemia due to Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) species among 54 patients without cystic fibrosis from January 2013 to February 2015. BCC isolates were identified to the species level by the Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS system and by sequencing analysis of the 16S rRNA and recA genes. Antimicrobial susceptibilities of the isolates were determined by the agar dilution method. Sequencing of the recA gene in the 54 blood isolates revealed 37 (68...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702947/initial-validation-of-a-healthcare-needs-scale-for-youth-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Chi-Wen Chen, Ciao-Lin Ho, Wen-Jen Su, Jou-Kou Wang, Hung-Tao Chung, Pi-Chang Lee, Chun-Wei Lu, Be-Tau Hwang
AIM: To validate the initial psychometric properties of a Healthcare Needs Scale for Youth with Congenital Heart Disease. BACKGROUND: As the number of patients with congenital heart disease surviving to adulthood increases, the transitional healthcare needs for adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease require investigation. However, few tools comprehensively identify the healthcare needs of youth with congenital heart disease. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was employed to examine the psychometric properties of the Healthcare Needs Scale for Youth with Congenital Heart Disease...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701747/neap-dusp26-suppresses-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-and-regulates-neuronal-development-in-zebrafish
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Chi-Hwa Yang, Yu-Jung Yeh, Jiz-Yuh Wang, Ya-Wen Liu, Yen-Lin Chen, Hui-Wen Cheng, Chun-Mei Cheng, Yung-Jen Chuang, Chiou-Hwa Yuh, Yi-Rong Chen
Expression of neuroendocrine-associated phosphatase (NEAP, also named as dual specificity phosphatase 26, [DUSP26]) is restricted to neuroendocrine tissues. We found that NEAP, but not its phosphatase-defective mutant, suppressed nerve growth factor (NGF) receptor TrkA and fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) activation in PC12 cells upon NGF stimulation. Conversely, suppressing NEAP expression by RNA interference enhanced TrkA and FGFR1 phosphorylation. NEAP was capable of de-phosphorylating TrkA and FGFR1 directly in vitro...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701708/beyond-the-debye-length-in-high-ionic-strength-solution-direct-protein-detection-with-field-effect-transistors-fets-in-human-serum
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Chia-Ho Chu, Indu Sarangadharan, Abiral Regmi, Yen-Wen Chen, Chen-Pin Hsu, Wen-Hsin Chang, Geng-Yen Lee, Jen-Inn Chyi, Chih-Chen Chen, Shu-Chu Shiesh, Gwo-Bin Lee, Yu-Lin Wang
In this study, a new type of field-effect transistor (FET)-based biosensor is demonstrated to be able to overcome the problem of severe charge-screening effect caused by high ionic strength in solution and detect proteins in physiological environment. Antibody or aptamer-immobilized AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) are used to directly detect proteins, including HIV-1 RT, CEA, NT-proBNP and CRP, in 1X PBS (with 1%BSA) or human sera. The samples do not need any dilution or washing process to reduce the ionic strength...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698490/birth-trends-among-female-physicians-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-survey-from-1996-to-2013
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Yi-Jen Wang, Shu-Chiung Chiang, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Li-Fang Chou, Shinn-Jang Hwang, Jui-Yao Liu
Background: Although more and more women are becoming physicians, their decisions regarding pregnancy may be affected by the lengthy period of medical education and postgraduate training. The aim of this study was to explore the birth trends among female physicians in Taiwan; Methods: Retrospective analyses of maternal ages at delivery from 1996 to 2013, both for physicians and the general population, were conducted using a nationwide dataset called National Health Insurance Research Database; Results: During the study period, 8540 female physicians were identified...
July 9, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697879/evaluation-of-three-hand-held-tonometers-in-normal-canine-eyes
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K L Tofflemire, C Wang, J K Jens, N M Ellinwood, R D Whitley, G Ben-Shlomo
Tonometry, an indirect measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP), is important for the diagnosis and management of glaucoma and uveitis. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of three hand-held tonometers in normal canine eyes. Eyes from cadavers of dogs without observable ocular disease were used to compare tonometric measurements with direct manometry over a range of 7.4-65mmHg. In vivo measurements using the three tonometers in both eyes of 12 healthy dogs were compared. All tonometers significantly underestimated manometric values both ex vivo and in vivo...
June 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697536/potential-applications-of-low-energy-shock-waves-in-functional-urology
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REVIEW
Hung-Jen Wang, Jai-Hong Cheng, Yao-Chi Chuang
A shock wave, which carries energy and can propagate through a medium, is a type of continuous transmitted sonic wave with a frequency of 16 Hz-20 MHz. It is accompanied by processes involving rapid energy transformations. The energy associated with shock waves has been harnessed and used for various applications in medical science. High-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy is the most successful application of shock waves, and has been used to disintegrate urolithiasis for 30 years. At lower energy levels, however, shock waves have enhanced expression of vascular endothelial growth factor, endothelial nitric oxide synthase, proliferating cell nuclear antigen, chemoattractant factors and recruitment of progenitor cells; shock waves have also improved tissue regeneration...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696753/evolution-of-the-reactor-antineutrino-flux-and-spectrum-at-daya-bay
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F P An, A B Balantekin, H R Band, M Bishai, S Blyth, D Cao, G F Cao, J Cao, Y L Chan, J F Chang, Y Chang, H S Chen, Q Y Chen, S M Chen, Y X Chen, Y Chen, J Cheng, Z K Cheng, J J Cherwinka, M C Chu, A Chukanov, J P Cummings, Y Y Ding, M V Diwan, M Dolgareva, J Dove, D A Dwyer, W R Edwards, R Gill, M Gonchar, G H Gong, H Gong, M Grassi, W Q Gu, L Guo, X H Guo, Y H Guo, Z Guo, R W Hackenburg, S Hans, M He, K M Heeger, Y K Heng, A Higuera, Y B Hsiung, B Z Hu, T Hu, E C Huang, H X Huang, X T Huang, Y B Huang, P Huber, W Huo, G Hussain, D E Jaffe, K L Jen, X P Ji, X L Ji, J B Jiao, R A Johnson, D Jones, L Kang, S H Kettell, A Khan, S Kohn, M Kramer, K K Kwan, M W Kwok, T J Langford, K Lau, L Lebanowski, J Lee, J H C Lee, R T Lei, R Leitner, J K C Leung, C Li, D J Li, F Li, G S Li, Q J Li, S Li, S C Li, W D Li, X N Li, X Q Li, Y F Li, Z B Li, H Liang, C J Lin, G L Lin, S Lin, S K Lin, Y-C Lin, J J Ling, J M Link, L Littenberg, B R Littlejohn, J L Liu, J C Liu, C W Loh, C Lu, H Q Lu, J S Lu, K B Luk, X Y Ma, X B Ma, Y Q Ma, Y Malyshkin, D A Martinez Caicedo, K T McDonald, R D McKeown, I Mitchell, Y Nakajima, J Napolitano, D Naumov, E Naumova, H Y Ngai, J P Ochoa-Ricoux, A Olshevskiy, H-R Pan, J Park, S Patton, V Pec, J C Peng, L Pinsky, C S J Pun, F Z Qi, M Qi, X Qian, R M Qiu, N Raper, J Ren, R Rosero, B Roskovec, X C Ruan, H Steiner, P Stoler, J L Sun, W Tang, D Taychenachev, K Treskov, K V Tsang, C E Tull, N Viaux, B Viren, V Vorobel, C H Wang, M Wang, N Y Wang, R G Wang, W Wang, X Wang, Y F Wang, Z Wang, Z Wang, Z M Wang, H Y Wei, L J Wen, K Whisnant, C G White, L Whitehead, T Wise, H L H Wong, S C F Wong, E Worcester, C-H Wu, Q Wu, W J Wu, D M Xia, J K Xia, Z Z Xing, J L Xu, Y Xu, T Xue, C G Yang, H Yang, L Yang, M S Yang, M T Yang, Y Z Yang, M Ye, Z Ye, M Yeh, B L Young, Z Y Yu, S Zeng, L Zhan, C Zhang, C C Zhang, H H Zhang, J W Zhang, Q M Zhang, R Zhang, X T Zhang, Y M Zhang, Y X Zhang, Y M Zhang, Z J Zhang, Z Y Zhang, Z P Zhang, J Zhao, L Zhou, H L Zhuang, J H Zou
The Daya Bay experiment has observed correlations between reactor core fuel evolution and changes in the reactor antineutrino flux and energy spectrum. Four antineutrino detectors in two experimental halls were used to identify 2.2 million inverse beta decays (IBDs) over 1230 days spanning multiple fuel cycles for each of six 2.9 GW_{th} reactor cores at the Daya Bay and Ling Ao nuclear power plants. Using detector data spanning effective ^{239}Pu fission fractions F_{239} from 0.25 to 0.35, Daya Bay measures an average IBD yield σ[over ¯]_{f} of (5...
June 23, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694235/clinical-benefits-of-antimicrobial-de-escalation-in-adults-with-community-onset-monomicrobial-escherichia-coli-klebsiella-species-and-proteus-mirabilis-bacteremia
#17
Ching-Chi Lee, Jiun-Ling Wang, Chung-Hsun Lee, Yuan-Pin Hung, Ming-Yuan Hong, Hung-Jen Tang, Wen-Chien Ko
The clinical benefits of an antimicrobial de-escalation strategy were compared with those of a no-switch strategy in bacteremic patients. Adults with community-onset monomicrobial Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species and Proteus mirabilis bacteremia treated empirically using broad-spectrum beta-lactams, including third-generation cephalosporins (GCs), fourth-GC or carbapenems, were treated definitively with first- or second-GCs (de-escalation group), the same regimens as empirical antibiotics (no-switch group), or antibiotics with a broader-spectrum than empirical antibiotics (escalation group)...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694000/boceprevir-based-triple-therapy-to-rescue-hcv-genotype-1-hbv-dually-infected-patients-refractory-to-peginterferon-plus-ribavirin-combination-therapy-in-taiwan
#18
Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Ming-Lun Yeh, Tung-Hung Su, Ta-Wei Liu, Chuang-Feng Huang, Ching-I Huang, Shu-Chi Wang, Jee-Fu Huang, Chia-Yen Dai, Jia-Horng Kao, Wan-Long Chuang, Pei-Jer Chen, Chun-Jen Liu, Ming-Lung Yu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The role of directly-acting antivirals (DAA)-containing regimens in the treatment of patients dually-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains unclear. The pilot study aimed to explore the safety and efficacy of a protease inhibitor, boceprevir, in combination with peginterferon/ribavirin for HCV genotype 1 (HCV-1)/HBV dually-infected patients refractory to prior peginterferon/ribavirin. METHODS: Twelve peginterferon-experienced patients dually-infected with HCV-1/HBV were assigned to receive boceprevir 800 mg, twice a day, plus peginterferon-α 2b 1...
July 7, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693929/impact-of-broad-spectrum-antimicrobial-treatment-on-the-ecology-of-intestinal-flora
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Jen-Jia Yang, Jann-Tay Wang, Aristine Cheng, Yu-Chung Chuang, Wang-Huei Sheng
BACKGROUND: Suppression of intestinal flora by broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents facilitated risk of colonization or infection with resistant pathogen. We aimed to investigate the changes in bowel carriage of target resistant microorganisms (TRO) among patients treated with three different classes of Pseudomonas-sparing broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents (ertapenem, moxifloxacin and flomoxef) with anaerobic coverage. Risk factors for developing colonization of TRO were also analyzed...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691927/ubiquitination-of-tumor-suppressor-pml-regulates-prometastatic-and-immunosuppressive-tumor-microenvironment
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Ya-Ting Wang, Jocelyn Chen, Chou-Wei Chang, Jayu Jen, Tzu-Yu Huang, Chun-Ming Chen, Roger Shen, Suh-Yuen Liang, I-Cheng Cheng, Shuenn-Chen Yang, Wu-Wei Lai, Kuang-Hung Cheng, Tao-Shih Hsieh, Ming-Zong Lai, Hung-Chi Cheng, Yi-Ching Wang, Ruey-Hwa Chen
The tumor microenvironment plays an important role in tumor growth and metastasis. However, the mechanism by which tumor cells regulate the cell and non-cell constituents of surrounding stroma remains incompletely understood. Promyelocytic leukemia (PML) is a pleiotropic tumor suppressor, but its role in tumor microenvironment regulation is poorly characterized. PML is frequently downregulated in many cancer types, including lung cancer. Here, we identify a PML ubiquitination pathway that is mediated by WD repeat 4-containing cullin-RING ubiquitin ligase 4 (CRL4WDR4)...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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