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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073605/comprehensive-association-analysis-of-27-genes-from-the-gabaergic-system-in-japanese-individuals-affected-with-schizophrenia
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Shabeesh Balan, Kazuo Yamada, Yoshimi Iwayama, Takanori Hashimoto, Tomoko Toyota, Chie Shimamoto, Motoko Maekawa, Shu Takagai, Tomoyasu Wakuda, Yosuke Kameno, Daisuke Kurita, Kohei Yamada, Mitsuru Kikuchi, Tasuku Hashimoto, Nobuhisa Kanahara, Takeo Yoshikawa
Involvement of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-ergic system in schizophrenia pathogenesis through disrupted neurodevelopment has been highlighted in numerous studies. However, the function of common genetic variants of this system in determining schizophrenia risk is unknown. We therefore tested the association of 375 tagged SNPs in genes derived from the GABAergic system, such as GABAA receptor subunit genes, and GABA related genes (glutamate decarboxylase genes, GABAergic-marker gene, genes involved in GABA receptor trafficking and scaffolding) in Japanese schizophrenia case-control samples (n=2926; 1415 cases and 1511 controls)...
January 7, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062665/genome-wide-association-studies-identify-prkcb-as-a-novel-genetic-susceptibility-locus-for-primary-biliary-cholangitis-in-the-japanese-population
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Minae Kawashima, Yuki Hitomi, Yoshihiro Aiba, Nao Nishida, Kaname Kojima, Yosuke Kawai, Hitomi Nakamura, Atsushi Tanaka, Mikio Zeniya, Etsuko Hashimoto, Hiromasa Ohira, Kazuhide Yamamoto, Masanori Abe, Kazuhiko Nakao, Satoshi Yamagiwa, Shuichi Kaneko, Masao Honda, Takeji Umemura, Takafumi Ichida, Masataka Seike, Shotaro Sakisaka, Masaru Harada, Osamu Yokosuka, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Michio Senju, Tatsuo Kanda, Hidetaka Shibata, Takashi Himoto, Kazumoto Murata, Yasuhiro Miyake, Hirotoshi Ebinuma, Makiko Taniai, Satoru Joshita, Toshiki Nikami, Hajime Ota, Hiroshi Kouno, Hirotaka Kouno, Makoto Nakamuta, Nobuyoshi Fukushima, Motoyuki Kohjima, Tatsuji Komatsu, Toshiki Komeda, Yukio Ohara, Toyokichi Muro, Tsutomu Yamashita, Kaname Yoshizawa, Yoko Nakamura, Masaaki Shimada, Noboru Hirashima, Kazuhiro Sugi, Keisuke Ario, Eiichi Takesaki, Atsushi Naganuma, Hiroshi Mano, Haruhiro Yamashita, Kouki Matsushita, Kazuhiko Yamauchi, Fujio Makita, Hideo Nishimura, Kiyoshi Furuta, Naohiro Takahashi, Masahiro Kikuchi, Naohiko Masaki, Tomohiro Tanaka, Sumito Tamura, Akira Mori, Shintaro Yagi, Ken Shirabe, Atsumasa Komori, Kiyoshi Migita, Masahiro Ito, Shinya Nagaoka, Seigo Abiru, Hiroshi Yatsuhashi, Michio Yasunami, Shinji Shimoda, Kenichi Harada, Hiroto Egawa, Yoshihiko Maehara, Shinji Uemoto, Norihiro Kokudo, Hajime Takikawa, Hiromi Ishibashi, Kazuaki Chayama, Masashi Mizokami, Masao Nagasaki, Katsushi Tokunaga, Minoru Nakamura
A previous genome-wide association study (GWAS) performed in 963 Japanese individuals (487 primary biliary cholangitis [PBC] cases and 476 healthy controls) identified TNFSF15 (rs4979462) and POU2AF1 (rs4938534) as strong susceptibility loci for PBC. In this study, we performed GWAS in an additional 1,923 Japanese individuals (894 PBC cases and 1,029 healthy controls), and combined the results with the previous data. This GWAS, together with a subsequent replication study in an independent set of 7,024 Japanese individuals (512 PBC cases and 6,512 healthy controls), identified PRKCB (rs7404928) as a novel susceptibility locus for PBC (odds ratio [OR] = 1...
January 5, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055980/immunohistochemical-profiling-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-med12-and-tgf-%C3%AE-rii-of-surgically-resected-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-the-potential-of-c-kit-as-a-prognostic-marker
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Hiroshi Yokouchi, Hiroshi Nishihara, Toshiyuki Harada, Takashi Ishida, Shigeo Yamazaki, Hajime Kikuchi, Satoshi Oizumi, Weidong Ma, Yajie Fan, Congxia Wang, Kenji Akie, Fumiko Sugaya, Yuka Fujita, Kei Takamura, Tetsuya Kojima, Mitsunori Higuchi, Osamu Honjo, Yoshinori Minami, Naomi Watanabe, Aya Goto, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Hirotoshi Dosaka-Akita, Hiroshi Isobe, Masaharu Nishimura, Mitsuru Munakata
The limited number of available treatments for patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) has prompted us to further investigate the biology of SCLC by molecular profiling. We collected formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor samples from 127 patients with SCLC, who had undergone surgery at 16 institutions between January 2003 and January 2013, and analyzed the association between disease-specific survival and protein expression of c-kit, c-Met, epidermal growth factor receptor, human EGFR-related 2, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor II, anaplastic lymphoma kinase, mediator complex subunit 12 (MED12), and transforming growth factor beta receptor II (TGF-βRII) by immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
December 31, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052948/tb-or-not-to-be-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-rare-but-important-differential-for-tb
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C McKenna, T Whitfield, N Patel, A Bonington
A 29-year-old British Pakistani woman presented with a 2-month history of drenching fevers, night sweats, lethargy and tender cervical and axillary lymphadenopathy. Initial investigations, bloods and imaging were unremarkable. Fever persisted during her admission, and treatment for tuberculosis (TB) lymphadenitis was started postbiopsy until histology confirmed a diagnosis of Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease (KFD). KFD has a non-specific presentation of fever, night sweats and lymphadenopathy and commonly raises a clinical suspicion of a number of other serious conditions such as TB, lymphoma, HIV, systemic lupus erythematous, toxoplasmosis and infectious mononucleosis...
January 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050776/enlarged-mediastinal-air-cyst-in-a-patient-with-bronchial-diverticula-localized-in-the-left-main-bronchus-a-case-report-with-surgical-and-bronchoscopic-findings
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Hideo Ichimura, Yuichiro Ozawa, Masanari Shiigai, Seiji Shiotani, Kazunori Kikuchi, Yukio Sato
BACKGROUND: A mediastinal air cyst is a rare computed tomography (CT) finding. Once the lesion is identified, it is difficult to diagnose and treat. Meanwhile, bronchial diverticula have been reported as a CT finding observed in certain pulmonary pathologic conditions. We encountered the case of an enlarged mediastinal air cyst accompanied with bronchial diverticula and upper lobe-dominant fibrous changes of the lung. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69-year-old man with a chronic cough who had regularly visited a chest physician for upper lobe-dominant pulmonary fibrosis was referred to our hospital for the examination of an enlarged mediastinal air cyst...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028615/podocyte-number-and-density-changes-during-early-human-life
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Masao Kikuchi, Larysa Wickman, Raja Rabah, Roger C Wiggins
BACKGROUND: Podocyte depletion, which drives progressive glomerulosclerosis in glomerular diseases, is caused by a reduction in podocyte number, size or function in the context of increasing glomerular volume. METHODS: Kidneys obtained at autopsy from premature and mature infants who died in the first year of life (n = 24) were used to measure podometric parameters for comparison with previously reported data from older kidneys. RESULTS: Glomerular volume increased 4...
December 27, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018900/redox-regulation-of-heart-regeneration-an-evolutionary-tradeoff
#7
Waleed M Elhelaly, Nicholas T Lam, Mohamed Hamza, Shuda Xia, Hesham A Sadek
Heart failure is a costly and deadly disease, affecting over 23 million patients worldwide, half of which die within 5 years of diagnosis. The pathophysiological basis of heart failure is the inability of the adult heart to regenerate lost or damaged myocardium. Although limited myocyte turnover does occur in the adult heart, it is insufficient for restoration of contractile function (Nadal-Ginard, 2001; Laflamme et al., 2002; Quaini et al., 2002; Hsieh et al., 2007; Bergmann et al., 2009, 2012). In contrast to lower vertebrates (Poss et al...
2016: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017230/longitudinal-study-of-cognitive-and-cerebral-metabolic-changes-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Toru Baba, Yoshiyuki Hosokai, Yoshiyuki Nishio, Akio Kikuchi, Kazumi Hirayama, Kyoko Suzuki, Takafumi Hasegawa, Masashi Aoki, Atsushi Takeda, Etsuro Mori
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cortical metabolic alterations that precedes longitudinal cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: We analyzed the data of 46 PD patients who did not have dementia at baseline and completed 3-year follow-up. Based on the results of general cognitive, memory and visuospatial tests, patients were classified into cognitively normal PD (PD-CogNL), PD with mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI), and PD dementia (PDD). The regional cerebral glucose metabolism at rest was measured using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011474/cervical-cancer-patient-derived-orthotopic-xenograft-pdox-is-sensitive-to-cisplatinum-and-resistant-to-nab-paclitaxel
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Takashi Murakami, Takuya Murata, Kei Kawaguchi, Tasuku Kiyuna, Kentaro Igarashi, Ho Kyoung Hwang, Yukihiko Hiroshima, Chihiro Hozumi, Shin Komatsu, Takashi Kikuchi, Thinzar M Lwin, Jonathan C Delong, Kentaro Miyake, Yong Zhang, Kuniya Tanaka, Michael Bouvet, Itaru Endo, Robert M Hoffman
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is a world-wide problem that requires transformative therapeutic strategies. We have previously developed patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) nude-mouse models of this disease. In the present report, we demonstrate that the standard drug, cisplatinum (CDDP), is highly-effective while the new, highly-touted agent, nab-paclitaxel (NAB-PTX) is ineffective. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cervical PDOX tumors were grown on the cervix of nude mice for 4 weeks after surgical orthotopic implantation (SOI)...
January 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011352/clinical-characteristics-and-predictive-factors-for-mortality-in-coryneform-bacteria-bloodstream-infection-in-hematological-patients
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Shun-Ichi Kimura, Ayumi Gomyo, Jin Hayakawa, Yu Akahoshi, Naonori Harada, Tomotaka Ugai, Yusuke Komiya, Kazuaki Kameda, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Junya Kanda, Shinichi Kako, Aki Tanihara, Yoshinobu Kanda
BACKGROUND: We examined the clinical characteristics and predictive factors for mortality in coryneform bacteria bloodstream infection in hematological patients. METHODS: We searched for hematological patients who had positive blood cultures for coryneform bacteria at our center between April 2007 and January 2016. Patients with definite bloodstream infections were included. We started species identification in April 2014. RESULTS: Twenty of twenty-eight cases with a positive blood culture for coryneform bacteria were regarded as definite infections...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008733/multiple-migratory-recurrence-of-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease
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Atsuhiko Handa, Taiki Nozaki, Yosuke Hosoya, Akiko Sakoda, Koyu Suzuki
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December 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003595/detection-of-measles-virus-genotypes-b3-d4-d5-d8-and-h1-in-the-surveillance-system-in-hokkaido-japan-during-pre-and-post-elimination-era-2006-2015
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Masahiro Miyoshi, Rika Komagome, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Asami Ohnishi, Masayuki Kikuchi, Setsuko Ishida, Hideki Nagano, Motohiko Okano
Measles is an acute and highly contagious disease caused by measles virus (MeV). In Japan, since the last epidemic in 2007 and 2008 caused by the genotype D5 strains, the government introduced a catch-up-vaccination program for teenagers during fiscal years of Japan 2008-2012 and the mandatory case-based reporting system for the nationwide elimination. Furthermore, the laboratory confirmation based on genotyping has been performed to clarify the source of infection and to support the interruption of measles cases...
December 22, 2016: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998053/ultrasonographic-findings-of-kikuchi-cervical-lymphadenopathy-in-children
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Ji Young Kim, Hyunju Lee, Bo La Yun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the ultrasonographic (USG) findings of Kikuchi cervical lymphadenopathy in pediatric patients. METHODS: Between April 2007 and September 2016, 84 children (42 male and 42 female; mean±standard deviation age, 12.9±3.2 years; range, 5 to 18 years) confirmed with Kikuchi disease were enrolled. Clinical findings and USG findings of Kikuchi cervical lymphadenopathy were retrospectively reviewed. Localized symptoms, systemic symptoms, and laboratory findings including the white blood cell count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and C-reactive protein (CRP) were analyzed...
January 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974812/association-of-a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-upstream-of-icos-with-japanese-autoimmune-hepatitis-type-1
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Takashi Higuchi, Shomi Oka, Hiroshi Furukawa, Minoru Nakamura, Atsumasa Komori, Seigo Abiru, Shinya Nagaoka, Satoru Hashimoto, Atsushi Naganuma, Noriaki Naeshiro, Kaname Yoshizawa, Masaaki Shimada, Hideo Nishimura, Minoru Tomizawa, Masahiro Kikuchi, Fujio Makita, Haruhiro Yamashita, Keisuke Ario, Hiroshi Yatsuhashi, Shigeto Tohma, Aya Kawasaki, Hiromasa Ohira, Naoyuki Tsuchiya, Kiyoshi Migita
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is an uncommon chronic autoimmune liver disease. Several studies reported the association of polymorphisms between CD28, CTLA4 and ICOS gene cluster in 2q33.2 with autoimmune or inflammatory diseases. The previous genome-wide association study on type 1 AIH in a European population has reported a risk G allele of a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs4325730, in this region. Here, we conducted an association study of this SNP with type 1 AIH in a Japanese population, as a replication study...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921061/acute-liver-failure-secondary-to-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-during-pregnancy
#15
Jeanne-Marie Giard, Kerry A Decker, Jennifer C Lai, Ryan M Gill, Aaron C Logan, Oren K Fix
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a syndrome of excessive immune activation that mimics and occurs with other systemic diseases. A 35-year-old female presented with signs of viral illness at 13 weeks of pregnancy and progressed to acute liver failure (ALF). We discuss the diagnosis of HLH and Kikuchi-Fujimoto (KF) lymphadenitis in the context of pregnancy and ALF. HLH may respond to comorbid disease-specific therapy, and more toxic treatment can be avoided.
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909273/-minimally-invasive-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-using-bilateral-in-situ-internal-thoracic-arteries
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Akihiko Yamauchi, Masaki Tabuchi, Shinya Terada, Keita Kikuchi
A 73-year-old male with diabetes mellitius was referred to our hospital for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Preoperative coronary angiography revealed three-vessel coronary disease. Minimally invasive coronary artery grafting (MICS CABG) via left thoracotomy was selected to decrease surgical site infection due to severe diabetes. In situ bilateral internal thoracic arteries (BITA) were harvested using a long type Harmonic scalpel. In situ right internal thorac artery( RITA)-left anterior descending artery (LAD), in situ left internal thorac artery( LITA)-high lateral branch (HL), and aorta-saphenous vein graft (SVG)-#4 posterior descending artery were performed...
December 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905258/hla-mismatched-haploidentical-transplantation-using-low-dose-anti-thymocyte-globulin-atg-thymoglobulin
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Shinichi Kako, Yu Akahoshi, Naonori Harada, Hirofumi Nakano, Kazuaki Kameda, Tomotaka Ugai, Ryoko Yamasaki, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Masahiro Ashizawa, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Shun-Ichi Kimura, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Rie Yamazaki, Junya Kanda, Yoshinobu Kanda
Objectives To clarify optimal strategies for human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-mismatched haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Methods Twelve patients who underwent HSCT from a haploidentical related donor using low-dose thymoglobulin were analyzed retrospectively. Thymoglobulin was added to conditioning regimens at 2.5 mg/kg/day for 2 days (days -4 and -3). Prophylaxis against graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was performed with cyclosporine and methotrexate. Results The median age of the patients was 33 years...
December 1, 2016: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904829/systemic-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-bordering-lupus-lymphadenitis-a-fresh-look
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Aram Behdadnia, Seyyed Farshad Allameh, Mehrnaz Asadi Gharabaghi, Seyed Reza Najafizadeh, Ahmad Tahamoli Roudsari, Alireza Ghajar, Morsaleh Ganji, Mohsen Afarideh
A 31-year old woman with persistent fever for 6 weeks and unresponsive to antibiotic therapy came for rheumatologic investigation. After computed tomography (CT) studies of her neck, thorax and abdomen revealed bilateral cervical, axillary and retroperitoneal lymph node enlargements, histopathologic evaluation of the resected nodes showed features of histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenopathy suggestive of Kikuchi-Fujimoto's lymphadenopathy. Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (KFD) involving the retroperitoneal nodes is extremely unusual and even more challenging to diagnose when there are no early signs of extranodal involvement or abdominopelvic pain...
November 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899779/-two-resected-cases-with-superficial-basaloid-squamous-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus
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Mamiko Takii, Masashi Takemura, Nobuaki Kaibe, Tsutomu Ohshima, Syojirou Kikuchi, Mitsuru Sasako
We report 2 resected cases of superficial type basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. Case 1 is a 67-year-old man who underwent endoscopic submucosalresection for superficialel evated type esophagealcancer of the middle thoracic esophagus. Because the pathological diagnosis of the resected specimen was basaloid squamous cell carcinoma invading to the submucosal layer with lymphatic vessel invasion, esophagectomy was indicated. The resected specimens showed no tumor in the esophagus. However, metastasis was diagnosed in the dissected mediastinall ymph nodes...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895761/c5a-receptor-expression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-urothelial-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-radical-cystectomy-or-nephroureterectomy
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Yoshihiro Wada, Yoshihiro Maeda, Tatsuko Kubo, Ken Kikuchi, Masatoshi Eto, Takahisa Imamura
Patients with aggressive urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC) that undergo radical cystectomy or nephroureterectomy exhibit markedly high rates of disease recurrence and mortality. To select appropriate adjuvant thxerapies in addition to radical surgery, the identification of predictive prognostic markers for UCC patients is required. The aim of the present study was to identify such markers, by evaluating the association of UCC complement component 5 (C5) fragment a (C5a)receptor (C5aR) expression, detected using immunohistochemistry, with clinicopathological parameters and survival outcomes of UCC patients...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
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