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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150517/multi-omics-reveal-the-lifestyle-of-the-acidophilic-mineral-oxidizing-model-species-leptospirillum-ferriphilum-t
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Stephan Christel, Malte Herold, Sören Bellenberg, Mohamed El Hajjami, Antoine Buetti-Dinh, Igor V Pivkin, Wolfgang Sand, Paul Wilmes, Ansgar Poetsch, Mark Dopson
Leptospirillum ferriphilum plays a major role in acidic, metal rich environments where it represents one of the most prevalent iron oxidizers. These milieus include acid rock and mine drainage as well as biomining operations. Despite its perceived importance, no complete genome sequence of this model species' type strain is available, limiting the possibilities to investigate the strategies and adaptations Leptospirillum ferriphilum(T) applies to survive and compete in its niche. This study presents a complete, circular genome of Leptospirillum ferriphilum(T) DSM 14647 obtained by PacBio SMRT long read sequencing for use as a high quality reference...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150285/a-review-of-prevalence-studies-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-by-latitude-and-solar-irradiance-impact
#2
Somayya Syed, Kathleen A Moore, Evita March
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong disability with no known cause or cure. Among the suggested etiologies, is Cannell's hypothesis of a deficiency in Vitamin D the main natural source of which is Solar Ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation. The aim in this paper is to build on this hypothesis and explore the relationship of solar irradiance of which UVB is a component, by latitude with the prevalence rates of ASD. Twenty-five reports published between 2011 and 2016 using comparable diagnostic criteria were reviewed...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150284/the-displacing-foods-of-modern-commerce-are-the-primary-and-proximate-cause-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-unifying-singular-hypothesis
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Chris A Knobbe, Marija Stojanoska
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and blindness in developed nations. AMD is anticipated to affect 196 million people worldwide, by 2020. However, the etiology of this disease remains unknown. Aging, genetic, and environmental influences have generally been implicated as major etiologic factors. We sought to examine the hypothesis that consumption of the 'displacing foods of modern commerce,' which equate to processed, nutrient-deficient and potentially toxic foods, may be the primary and proximate cause of AMD...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150195/anatomic-findings-associated-with-epispadias-in-boys-implications-for-surgical-management-and-urinary-continence
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M Cendron, P S Cho, M Pennison, I Rosoklija, D A Diamond, J G Borer
INTRODUCTION: Pre-operative physical examination of male epispadias allows for classification of epispadias level as glanular (GE), penile (PE) or penopubic (PPE), and for delineation of anatomic anomalies. The incidence of associated extragenital abnormalities, such as vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), bladder neck (BN) abnormality and abnormal pubic diastasis (PD), and their impact on urinary continence has not yet been systematically studied. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to evaluate whether the more proximal level of epispadias correlated with associated extragenital anatomic anomalies seen on initial imaging or endoscopic evaluation, and whether these pre-operative findings contributed to subsequent surgical management and impacted on achieving urinary continence...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150162/distribution-of-clinical-risk-factors-for-fracture-in-a-brussels-cohort-of-postmenopausal-women-the-frisbee-study-and-comparison-with-other-major-cohort-studies
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S I Cappelle, I Ramon, C Dekelver, S Rozenberg, F Baleanu, R Karmali, M Rubinstein, M Tondeur, M Moreau, M Paesmans, P Bergmann, J-J Body
OBJECTIVES: The estimation of fracture risk using clinical risk factors (CRFs) is of primary concern in osteoporosis management, but only some risk factors have been thoroughly evaluated and incorporated in predictive models. We have launched a large prospective study, the 'Fracture Risk Brussels Epidemiological Enquiry' (FRISBEE), to develop a new predictive model for osteoporotic fractures. The aims of this report are to describe the methodology of the FRISBEE study and to compare the distribution of CRFs in our cohort with those reported in other large studies...
December 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150001/crispr-history-discovery-characterization-and-prosperity
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Wenyuan Han, Qunxin She
CRISPR research is a very young research field since it was only 10years ago when the system was found to confer antiviral defense. Nevertheless, there has been an explosion of publications in CRISPR research in the past 5years. The research was started with the comparative genomics of microbial genomes early this century, which revealed the prevalence of clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and CRISPR-associated (Cas) in bacteria and archaea. Series of hypotheses were made based on bioinformatics analyses and tested experimentally within a few years after the CRISPR acronym was coined...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149377/multi-patch-and-multi-group-epidemic-models-a-new-framework
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Derdei Bichara, Abderrahman Iggidr
We develop a multi-patch and multi-group model that captures the dynamics of an infectious disease when the host is structured into an arbitrary number of groups and interacts into an arbitrary number of patches where the infection takes place. In this framework, we model host mobility that depends on its epidemiological status, by a Lagrangian approach. This framework is applied to a general SEIRS model and the basic reproduction number [Formula: see text] is derived. The effects of heterogeneity in groups, patches and mobility patterns on [Formula: see text] and disease prevalence are explored...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149094/genomic-analysis-of-third-generation-cephalosporin-resistant-escherichia-coli-from-dairy-cow-manure
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Muhammad Attiq Rehman, Xianhua Yin, Dion Lepp, Chad Laing, Kim Ziebell, Guylaine Talbot, Edward Topp, Moussa Sory Diarra
The production of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) conferring resistance to new derivatives of β-lactams is a major public health threat if present in pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria. The objective of this study was to characterize ceftiofur (TIO)- or cefotaxime (FOX)-resistant Escherichia coli isolated from dairy cow manure. Twenty-four manure samples were collected from four farms and incubated under anaerobic conditions for 20 weeks at 4 °C or at 25 °C. A total of 37 TIO- or FOX-resistant E. coli were isolated from two of the four farms to determine their susceptibility to 14 antibiotics...
November 17, 2017: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148056/the-list-experiment-for-measuring-abortion-what-we-know-and-what-we-need
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Heidi Moseson, Emily Treleaven, Caitlin Gerdts, Nadia Diamond-Smith
Measuring abortion incidence and prevalence is often difficult because of under-reporting and other biases, complicated research designs, and other issues. Recently, family planning researchers have introduced a new method called the list experiment, adopted from political science and economics, to measure abortion. Three completed studies and at least four studies currently underway use this method to measure abortion in several countries. We discuss the lessons learned from completed studies, when the list experiment may and may not be appropriate, and open questions regarding the use of the list experiment for abortion research...
November 17, 2017: Studies in Family Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147578/modelling-historical-changes-in-the-force-of-infection-of-chagas-disease-to-inform-control-and-elimination-programmes-application-in-colombia
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Zulma M Cucunubá, Pierre Nouvellet, Lesong Conteh, Mauricio Javier Vera, Victor Manuel Angulo, Juan Carlos Dib, Gabriel Jaime Parra-Henao, María Gloria Basáñez
Background: WHO's 2020 milestones for Chagas disease include having all endemic Latin American countries certified with no intradomiciliary Trypanosoma cruzi transmission, and infected patients under care. Evaluating the variation in historical exposure to infection is crucial for assessing progress and for understanding the priorities to achieve these milestones. Methods: Focusing on Colombia, all the available age-structured serological surveys (undertaken between 1995 and 2014) were searched and compiled...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147063/nativity-race-ethnicity-and-dual-diagnosis-among-us-adults
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Magdalena Szaflarski, Shawn Bauldry, Lisa A Cubbins, Karthikeyan Meganathan
Purpose: This study investigated disparities in dual diagnosis (comorbid substance-use and depressive/anxiety disorders) among US adults by nativity and racial-ethnic origin and socioeconomic, cultural, and psychosocial factors that may account for the observed disparities. Design/methodology: The study drew on data from two waves of the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Racial-ethnic categories included African, Asian/Pacific Islander, European, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and other Hispanic/Latino...
2017: Research in the Sociology of Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147042/insecticide-treated-nets-and-malaria-prevalence-papua-new-guinea-2008-2014
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Manuel W Hetzel, Justin Pulford, Yangta Ura, Sharon Jamea-Maiasa, Anthony Tandrapah, Nandao Tarongka, Lina Lorry, Leanne J Robinson, Ken Lilley, Leo Makita, Peter M Siba, Ivo Mueller
Objective: To investigate changes in malaria prevalence in Papua New Guinea after the distribution of long-lasting Insecticide-treated nets, starting in 2004, and the introduction of artemisinin-based combination therapy in 2011. Methods: Two malaria surveys were conducted in 2010-2011 and 2013-2014. They included 77 and 92 randomly selected villages, respectively. In each village, all members of 30 randomly selected households gave blood samples and were assessed for malaria infection by light microscopy...
October 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146952/migrainomics-identifying-brain-and-genetic-markers-of-migraine
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Dale R Nyholt, David Borsook, Lyn R Griffiths
Migraine is one of the world's most prevalent and disabling disorders and imposes an enormous socioeconomic burden. The exact causes of migraine are unknown, and no recognizable diagnostic pathological changes have been identified. Specific identifiable markers of migraine would aid diagnosis and could provide insight into the pathogenesis of the condition, with the potential to direct development of new therapeutics. In the past few years, advances in neuroimaging and genetic studies have provided the most substantial progress towards the identification of markers...
November 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146897/gwas-for-male-pattern-baldness-identifies-71-susceptibility-loci-explaining-38-of-the-risk
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Nicola Pirastu, Peter K Joshi, Paul S de Vries, Marilyn C Cornelis, Paul M McKeigue, NaNa Keum, Nora Franceschini, Marco Colombo, Edward L Giovannucci, Athina Spiliopoulou, Lude Franke, Kari E North, Peter Kraft, Alanna C Morrison, Tõnu Esko, James F Wilson
Male pattern baldness (MPB) or androgenetic alopecia is one of the most common conditions affecting men, reaching a prevalence of ~50% by the age of 50; however, the known genes explain little of the heritability. Here, we present the results of a genome-wide association study including more than 70,000 men, identifying 71 independently replicated loci, of which 30 are novel. These loci explain 38% of the risk, suggesting that MPB is less genetically complex than other complex traits. We show that many of these loci contain genes that are relevant to the pathology and highlight pathways and functions underlying baldness...
November 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146867/high-prevalence-of-tb-disease-in-contacts-of-adults-with-extrapulmonary-tb
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Tom Wingfield, Peter MacPherson, Paul Cleary, L Peter Ormerod
UK guidelines no longer recommend routine screening of household contacts of adult patients with extrapulmonary TB (EPTB). From 27 March 2012 to 28 June 2016, we investigated the prevalence of active TB disease in household contacts of 1023 EPTB index cases in North West England, and compared estimates with: published new entrant migrant screening programme prevalence (~147/100 000 person-years); London-based contact screening data (700/100 000 contacts screened); and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) new entrant TB screening thresholds (TB prevalence >40/100 000 people)...
November 16, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146741/presence-of-monosodium-urate-crystal-deposition-by-dual-energy-ct-in-patients-with-gout-treated-with-allopurinol
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Nicola Dalbeth, Savvas Nicolaou, Scott Baumgartner, Jia Hu, Maple Fung, Hyon K Choi
OBJECTIVE: Dual-energy CT (DECT) detects and quantifies monosodium urate (MSU) crystal deposition with high precision. This DECT study assessed crystal deposition in patients with gout treated with stable-dose allopurinol, and investigated potential clinical determinants for crystal deposition. METHODS: Patients with gout treated with allopurinol ≥300 mg daily for at least 3 months were prospectively recruited from the USA and New Zealand, using monitored enrolment to include approximately 25% patients with palpable tophi and approximately 50% with serum urate (sUA) levels <6...
November 16, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146590/camkii%C3%AE-mediates-the-effect-of-il-17-to-promote-ongoing-spontaneous-and-evoked-pain-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Xiaoyu Hu, Fang Huang, Zaijie Jim Wang
Pain is a common and severe symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory and demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. The neurobiological mechanism underlying MS pain is poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role of Ca(2+)/calmodulin dependent kinase type IIα (CaMKIIα) in driving chronic pain in MS using a mouse experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model. We found that spinal CaMKIIα activity was enhanced in EAE correlating with the development of ongoing spontaneous pain and evoked hypersensitivity to mechanical and thermal stimuli...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146051/beta-catenin-and-p53-expression-in-topographic-compartments-of-colorectal-cancer-and-its-prognostic-value-following-surgery
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Juan Daniel Prieto, Martina Álvarez, María Isabel Hierro, Isabel García, Luis Vicioso
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most prevalent neoplasm worldwide and the fourth cause of cancer-related death. From Vogelstein's initial model, new molecular knowledge has been incorporated which includes an elevated number of genetic mutations, many of them located in the Wnt pathway, which affect its principle effector: β-catenin. Additionally, it is necessary to keep the heterogeneity of CRCs in mind, both in terms of morphology and biology. The aim of this work is to study the interaction between the Wnt molecular pathway, by means of immunoexpression of β-catenin, in CRC and other molecular mechanisms, such as the p53 pathway, in order to determine the pattern - if one exists - of different immunohistochemical expression of β-catenin and p53 in the superficial and deep tumor components, and lastly, to determine the impact of these markers on prognosis...
December 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145907/-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-should-patients-young-adult-relatives-be-screened-or-not
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B J Kramers, M Storm, R T Gansevoort
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common hereditary renal disease, with a global prevalence of 10 per 10,000. It is characterized by the formation of numerous cysts in both kidneys, and leads to renal function loss; the majority of patients will eventually need renal replacement therapy. It is possible to screen patients' presymptomatic family members from a young age, but this has not historically been recommended as until recently there were no treatment options. This year, the vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist tolvaptan was approved for prescription in ADPKD, to slow the rate of renal function decline...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145800/study-approach-and-field-work-procedures-of-the-mentdis_icf65-project-on-the-prevalence-of-mental-disorders-in-the-older-adult-european-population
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Jana Volkert, Martin Härter, Maria Christina Dehoust, Holger Schulz, Susanne Sehner, Anna Suling, Karl Wegscheider, Berta Ausín, Alessandra Canuto, Mike J Crawford, Chiara Da Ronch, Luigi Grassi, Yael Hershkovitz, Manuel Muñoz, Alan Quirk, Ora Rotenstein, Ana Belén Santos-Olmo, Arieh Y Shalev, Jens Strehle, Kerstin Weber, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Sylke Andreas
BACKGROUND: This study describes the study approach and field procedures of the MentDis_ICF65+ study, which aims to assess the prevalence of mental disorders in older adults. METHODS: An age-appropriate version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI65+) was developed and tested with regard to its feasibility and psychometric properties in a pre-test and pilot phase. In the cross-sectional survey an age-stratified, random sample of older adults (65-84 years) living in selected catchment areas of five European countries and Israel was recruited...
November 16, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
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