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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640804/boolean-analysis-reveals-systematic-interactions-among-low-abundance-species-in-the-human-gut-microbiome
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Jens Christian Claussen, Jurgita Skiecevičienė, Jun Wang, Philipp Rausch, Tom H Karlsen, Wolfgang Lieb, John F Baines, Andre Franke, Marc-Thorsten Hütt
The analysis of microbiome compositions in the human gut has gained increasing interest due to the broader availability of data and functional databases and substantial progress in data analysis methods, but also due to the high relevance of the microbiome in human health and disease. While most analyses infer interactions among highly abundant species, the large number of low-abundance species has received less attention. Here we present a novel analysis method based on Boolean operations applied to microbial co-occurrence patterns...
June 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639751/gefitinib-or-erlotinib-in-previously-treated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-a-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Chia-Hao Chang, Chih-Hsin Lee, Jen-Chung Ko, Lih-Yu Chang, Ming-Chia Lee, Jann-Yuan Wang, Chong-Jen Yu
Among treatment modalities for lung cancer, the most promising therapy is the use of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs). Both erlotinib and gefitinib, the two first-generation EGFR-TKIs, exhibit significant clinical responses for patients with lung adenocarcinoma. However, few studies have compared the effects of these two drugs, and results have been inconclusive because of the small sample sizes in these studies. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate this issue...
June 22, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638383/non-canonical-glucocorticoid-receptor-transactivation-of-gilz-by-alcohol-suppresses-cell-inflammatory-response
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Hang Pong Ng, Scott Jennings, Jack Wang, Patricia E Molina, Steve Nelson, Guoshun Wang
Acute alcohol exposure suppresses cell inflammatory response. The underlying mechanism has not been fully defined. Here we report that alcohol was able to activate glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling in the absence of glucocorticoids (GCs) and upregulated glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (gilz), a prominent GC-responsive gene. Such a non-canonical activation of GR was not blocked by mifepristone, a potent GC competitor. The proximal promoter of gilz, encompassing five GC-responsive elements (GREs), was incorporated and tested in a luciferase reporter system...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638103/the-application-of-ultrasound-in-detecting-lymph-nodal-recurrence-in-the-treated-neck-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Chi-Maw Lin, Cheng-Ping Wang, Chun-Nan Chen, Che-Yi Lin, Ting-Yi Li, Chen-Han Chou, Ya-Ching Hsu, Po-Yen Kuo, Tsung-Lin Yang, Pei-Jen Lou, Jenq-Yuh Ko, Tseng-Cheng Chen
Early detection of neck lymph node (LN) recurrence is paramount in improving the prognosis of treated head and neck cancer patients. Ultrasound (US) with US-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) and core needle biopsy (CNB) have been shown to have great accuracy for LN diagnoses in the untreated neck. However, in the treated neck with fibrosis, their roles are not clarified. Here, we retrospectively review 153 treated head and neck cancer patients who had received US and US-guided FNA/CNB. In multivariate logistic regression analyses, size (short-axis diameter >0...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629889/comparison-of-the-effectiveness-of-brand-name-and-generic-antipsychotic-drugs-for-treating-patients-with-schizophrenia-in-taiwan
#5
Chih-Wei Hsu, Sheng-Yu Lee, Liang-Jen Wang
The purpose of this nationwide population-based study is to compare the long-term effectiveness of brand-name antipsychotics with generic antipsychotics for treating schizophrenia. We identified patients with schizophrenia who were prescribed antipsychotics from a random sample of one million records from Taiwan's National Health Insurance database, observed between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2012. Only those with no prior use of antipsychotics for at least 180days were included. We selected patients who were prescribed brand-name risperidone (N=404), generic risperidone (N=145), brand-name sulpiride (N=334), or generic sulpiride (N=991)...
June 16, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628114/oncoprotein-znf322a-transcriptionally-deregulates-alpha-adducin-cyclin-d1-and-p53-to-promote-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-in-lung-cancer
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J Jen, L-L Lin, F-Y Lo, H-T Chen, S-Y Liao, Y-A Tang, W-C Su, R Salgia, C-L Hsu, H-C Huang, H-F Juan, Y-C Wang
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/onc.2015.296.
June 19, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627726/the-arl3-and-arl1-gtpase-cooperates-with-cog8-to-regulate-selective-autophagy-via-atg9-trafficking
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I-Hao Wang, Yi-Jie Chen, Jia-Wei Hsu, Fang-Jen S Lee
The Arl3-Arl1 GTPase cascade plays important roles in vesicle trafficking at the late Golgi and endosomes. Subunits of the conserved oligomeric Golgi (COG) complex, a tethering factor, are important for endosome-to-Golgi transport and contribute to the efficient functioning of the cytoplasm-to-vacuole (Cvt) pathway, a well-known selective autophagy pathway. According to our findings, the Arl3-Arl1 GTPase cascade cooperates with Cog8 to regulate the Cvt pathway via Atg9 trafficking. arl3cog8Δ and arl1cog8Δ exhibit profound defects in aminopeptidase I maturation in rich medium...
June 19, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626519/discovery-of-potent-and-selective-tricyclic-inhibitors-of-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-with-improved-druglike-properties
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Xiaojing Wang, James Barbosa, Peter Blomgren, Meire C Bremer, Jacob Chen, James J Crawford, Wei Deng, Liming Dong, Charles Eigenbrot, Steve Gallion, Jonathon Hau, Huiyong Hu, Adam R Johnson, Arna Katewa, Jeffrey E Kropf, Seung H Lee, Lichuan Liu, Joseph W Lubach, Jen Macaluso, Pat Maciejewski, Scott A Mitchell, Daniel F Ortwine, Julie DiPaolo, Karin Reif, Heleen Scheerens, Aaron Schmitt, Harvey Wong, Jin-Ming Xiong, Jianjun Xu, Zhongdong Zhao, Fusheng Zhou, Kevin S Currie, Wendy B Young
In our continued effort to discover and develop best-in-class Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) inhibitors for the treatment of B-cell lymphomas, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus, we devised a series of novel tricyclic compounds that improved upon the druglike properties of our previous chemical matter. Compounds exemplified by G-744 are highly potent, selective for Btk, metabolically stable, well tolerated, and efficacious in an animal model of arthritis.
June 8, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625839/surveillance-of-upper-respiratory-infections-by-using-newly-multiplex-pcr-assay-compared-to-conventional-methods-during-influenza-season-in-taiwan
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Shu-Chun Chiu, Yung-Cheng Lin, Hsiao-Chi Wang, Jen-Jen Hsu, Ting-Kai Yeh, Hsin-Fu Liu, Jih-Hui Lin
OBJECTIVES: To improve the diagnosis of laboratory surveillance, we conducted influenza-like illness (ILI) surveillance by using newly multiplex PCR Assay (FilmArray) compared to conventional methods during winter period in Taiwan. METHODS: Throat swabs from ILI patients presenting to physicians in sentinel practices were collected during 2016-2017 influenza season. RESULTS: A total of 52 samples were tested positive by FilmArray-Respiratory Panel, 40% of them were influenza A virus, subtype H3N2 viruses were the major epidemic strains...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625801/clinical-features-antifungal-susceptibility-and-outcome-of-candida-guilliermondii-fungemia-an-experience-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-mid-taiwan
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Ting-Yu Tseng, Tsung-Chia Chen, Cheng-Mao Ho, Po-Chang Lin, Chia-Huei Chou, Chia-Ta Tsai, Jen-Hsien Wang, Chih-Yu Chi, Mao-Wang Ho
BACKGROUNDS: Candida guilliermondii is rarely isolated from clinical specimen. C. guilliermondii fungemia is seldom reported in the literature. The aims of this study were to report the clinical features, antifungal susceptibility, and outcomes of patients with C. guilliermondii fungemia. METHODS: From 2003 to 2015, we retrospectively analyzed the clinical and laboratory data of patients with C. guilliermondii fungemia in a tertiary hospital in mid-Taiwan. We performed a multivariable logistic regression analysis to identify the risk factors of mortality...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625163/gamma-delta-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-lymphoma-another-case-unclassifiable-by-world-health-organization-classification-a-case-report
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Hemant Sindhu, Ruqin Chen, Hui Chen, Jonathan Wong, Rashid Chaudhry, Yin Xu, Jen C Wang
BACKGROUND: We present a case of gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma that does not fit the current World Health Organization classifications. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old Caribbean-American woman presented with lymphocytosis, pruritus, and non-drenching night sweats. Bone marrow and peripheral blood analyses both confirmed the diagnosis of gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma. An axillary lymph node biopsy was negative for lymphoma. Clinically absent hepatosplenomegaly and skin lesions with biopsy-proven gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma suggest that she is unclassifiable within the current classification system...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623331/clinical-efficacy-and-post-treatment-seromarkers-associated-with-the-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-among-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Mei-Hsuan Lee, Chung-Feng Huang, Hsueh-Chou Lai, Chun-Yen Lin, Chia-Yen Dai, Chun-Jen Liu, Jing-Houng Wang, Jee-Fu Huang, Wen-Pang Su, Hung-Chih Yang, Kwong-Ming Kee, Ming-Lun Yeh, Po-Heng Chuang, Shih-Jer Hsu, Ching-I Huang, Jung-Ta Kao, Chieh-Chang Chen, Sheng-Hung Chen, Wen-Juei Jeng, Hwai-I Yang, Yong Yuan, Sheng-Nan Lu, I-Shyan Sheen, Chen-Hua Liu, Cheng-Yuan Peng, Jia-Horng Kao, Ming-Lung Yu, Wan-Long Chuang, Chien-Jen Chen
This follow-up study enrolled chronic hepatitis C patients to evaluate the treatment efficacy and to identify post-treatment seromarkers associated with risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) among patients with a sustained virological response (SVR) or nonsustained virological response (NSVR). A total of 4639 patients who received pegylated interferon and ribavirin during 2004-2013 were followed until December 2014. HCC was confirmed through health examinations and data linkage with a national database. A total of 233 HCC cases were reported after 26,163 person-years of follow-up, indicating an incidence of 8...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620978/comparison-of-healthcare-utilization-and-life-sustaining-interventions-between-elderly-patients-with-dementia-and-those-with-cancer-near-the-end-of-life-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-taiwan
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Yu-Han Chen, Chung-Han Ho, Chien-Cheng Huang, Ya-Wen Hsu, Yueh-Chun Chen, Ping-Jen Chen, Guan-Ting Chen, Jhi-Joung Wang
AIM: Little is known about the pattern of healthcare services for end-of-life patients with dementia (PwD) in East Asia. We compared this pattern between PwD and cancer patients in their last year of life in Taiwan. METHODS: Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database was applied for this case-control analysis. The records of patients who had dementia and died between 2002 and 2011 were reviewed. The control group was decedents with cancer. The utilization of hospitalization, emergency department visits and life-sustaining interventions during the last year of life between the two groups were compared...
June 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619021/treatment-of-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures-by-short-segment-pedicle-screw-fixation-using-a-combination-of-two-additional-pedicle-screws-and-vertebroplasty-at-the-level-of-the-fracture-a-finite-element-analysis
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Jen-Chung Liao, Weng-Pin Chen, Hao Wang
BACKGROUND: Traditional one-above and one-below four-screw posterior short-segment instrumentation is used for unstable thoracolumbar burst fractures. However, this method has a high rate of implant failure and early loss of reduction. The purpose of this study was to use finite element (FE) analysis to determine the effect of treating thoracolumbar burst fractures by short-segment pedicle screw fixation using a combination of two additional pedicle screws and vertebroplasty at the level of the fracture...
June 15, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617831/depression-in-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-a-comparison-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Pai-Yi Chiu, Chein-Wei Wang, Chun-Tang Tsai, Shin-Hua Li, Chih-Li Lin, Te-Jen Lai
BACKGROUND: Depression is highly associated with dementia, and this study will compare the frequencies, severity, and symptoms of depression between dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS: Frequency of depression was determined according to the DSM-IV criteria for major depression or the National Institute of Mental Health criteria for depression in AD (NIMH-dAD). Severity of depression were assessed using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia, and the depression subscale in Neuropsychiatric Inventory...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615056/oct4-transcriptionally-regulates-the-expression-of-long-non-coding-rnas-neat1-and-malat1-to-promote-lung-cancer-progression
#16
Jayu Jen, Yen-An Tang, Ying-Hung Lu, Che-Chung Lin, Wu-Wei Lai, Yi-Ching Wang
BACKGROUND: Oct4, a key stemness transcription factor, is overexpressed in lung cancer. Here, we reveal a novel transcription regulation of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) by Oct4. LncRNAs have emerged as important players in cancer progression. METHODS: Oct4 chromatin-immunoprecipitation (ChIP)-sequencing and several lncRNA databases with literature annotation were integrated to identify Oct4-regulated lncRNAs. Luciferase activity, qRT-PCR and ChIP-PCR assays were conducted to examine transcription regulation of lncRNAs by Oct4...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614955/systemic-effects-after-intravitreal-injection-of-bevacizumab-in-new-born-rabbit-eyes
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Yih-Shiou Hwang, Chi-Hsien Liu, Yin-Cheng Huang, Chih-Shan Chen, Tun-Lu Chen, Nan-Kai Wang, Yen-Po Chen, Kwan-Jen Chen, Chi-Chun Lai, Wei-Chi Wu
PURPOSE: To determine the systemic impact of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB), an anti-vascular endothelium growth factor antibody, after injection into newborn rabbit eyes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used four groups of rabbits. Group 1 rabbits received a single injection of IVB starting from the age of 6 weeks. Group 2 rabbits received a single injection of balanced salt solution (BSS, 0.025 ml) and served as controls for group 1. Group 3 rabbits received 2 consecutive injections of IVB at the ages of 6 weeks and 10 weeks...
June 14, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614395/eeg-based-motor-network-biomarkers-for-identifying-target-patients-with-stroke-for-upper-limb-rehabilitation-and-its-construct-validity
#18
Chun-Chuan Chen, Si-Huei Lee, Wei-Jen Wang, Yu-Chen Lin, Mu-Chun Su
Rehabilitation is the main therapeutic approach for reducing poststroke functional deficits in the affected upper limb; however, significant between-patient variability in rehabilitation efficacy indicates the need to target patients who are likely to have clinically significant improvement after treatment. Many studies have determined robust predictors of recovery and treatment gains and yielded many great results using linear approachs. Evidence has emerged that the nonlinearity is a crucial aspect to study the inter-areal communication in human brains and abnormality of oscillatory activities in the motor system is linked to the pathological states...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603934/model-based-t1-mapping-with-sparsity-constraints-using-single-shot-inversion-recovery-radial-flash
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Xiaoqing Wang, Volkert Roeloffs, Jakob Klosowski, Zhengguo Tan, Dirk Voit, Martin Uecker, Jens Frahm
PURPOSE: To develop a model-based reconstruction technique for single-shot T1 mapping with high spatial resolution, accuracy, and precision using an inversion-recovery (IR) fast low-angle shot (FLASH) acquisition with radial encoding. METHODS: The proposed model-based reconstruction jointly estimates all model parameters, that is, the equilibrium magnetization, steady-state magnetization, 1/ T1*, and all coil sensitivities from the data of a single-shot IR FLASH acquisition with a small golden-angle radial trajectory...
June 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601547/intranasal-condyloma-acuminatum-with-malignant-transformation
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Tengchin Wang, Chieh Jen Wu
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June 7, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
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