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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530674/fifteen-new-risk-loci-for-coronary-artery-disease-highlight-arterial-wall-specific-mechanisms
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Joanna M M Howson, Wei Zhao, Daniel R Barnes, Weang-Kee Ho, Robin Young, Dirk S Paul, Lindsay L Waite, Daniel F Freitag, Eric B Fauman, Elias L Salfati, Benjamin B Sun, John D Eicher, Andrew D Johnson, Wayne H H Sheu, Sune F Nielsen, Wei-Yu Lin, Praveen Surendran, Anders Malarstig, Jemma B Wilk, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen, Katrine L Rasmussen, Pia R Kamstrup, Panos Deloukas, Jeanette Erdmann, Sekar Kathiresan, Nilesh J Samani, Heribert Schunkert, Hugh Watkins, Ron Do, Daniel J Rader, Julie A Johnson, Stanley L Hazen, Arshed A Quyyumi, John A Spertus, Carl J Pepine, Nora Franceschini, Anne Justice, Alex P Reiner, Steven Buyske, Lucia A Hindorff, Cara L Carty, Kari E North, Charles Kooperberg, Eric Boerwinkle, Kristin Young, Mariaelisa Graff, Ulrike Peters, Devin Absher, Chao A Hsiung, Wen-Jane Lee, Kent D Taylor, Ying-Hsiang Chen, I-Te Lee, Xiuqing Guo, Ren-Hua Chung, Yi-Jen Hung, Jerome I Rotter, Jyh-Ming J Juang, Thomas Quertermous, Tzung-Dau Wang, Asif Rasheed, Philippe Frossard, Dewan S Alam, Abdulla Al Shafi Majumder, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Rajiv Chowdhury, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Børge G Nordestgaard, Themistocles L Assimes, John Danesh, Adam S Butterworth, Danish Saleheen
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although 58 genomic regions have been associated with CAD thus far, most of the heritability is unexplained, indicating that additional susceptibility loci await identification. An efficient discovery strategy may be larger-scale evaluation of promising associations suggested by genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Hence, we genotyped 56,309 participants using a targeted gene array derived from earlier GWAS results and performed meta-analysis of results with 194,427 participants previously genotyped, totaling 88,192 CAD cases and 162,544 controls...
May 22, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528161/functional-implication-of-mitral-annular-disjunction-in-mitral-valve-prolapse-a-quantitative-dynamic-3d-echocardiographic%C3%A2-study
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Alex Pui-Wai Lee, Chun-Na Jin, Yiting Fan, Randolph H L Wong, Malcolm J Underwood, Song Wan
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the hypothesis that mitral annular disjunction (MAD) is associated with abnormal annular dynamics due to decoupling of annular-ventricular function. BACKGROUND: MAD, defined as a separation between the atrial wall-mitral valve (MV) junction and left ventricular (LV) attachment, is a structural abnormality occurring in MV prolapse (MVP). Few data exist on the 3-dimensional (3D) geometry of MAD and its functional implication...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527767/using-multimaterial-3-dimensional-printing%C3%A2-for-personalized-planning-of-complex-structural-heart-disease-intervention
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Kent Chak-Yu So, Yiting Fan, Louis Sze, Ka-Wai Kwok, Anna Kin-Yin Chan, Gary Shing-Him Cheung, Alex Pui-Wai Lee
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May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527025/pose-aware-c-arm-for-automatic-re-initialization-of-interventional-2d-3d-image-registration
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Javad Fotouhi, Bernhard Fuerst, Alex Johnson, Sing Chun Lee, Russell Taylor, Greg Osgood, Nassir Navab, Mehran Armand
PURPOSE: In minimally invasive interventions assisted by C-arm imaging, there is a demand to fuse the intra-interventional 2D C-arm image with pre-interventional 3D patient data to enable surgical guidance. The commonly used intensity-based 2D/3D registration has a limited capture range and is sensitive to initialization. We propose to utilize an opto/X-ray C-arm system which allows to maintain the registration during intervention by automating the re-initialization for the 2D/3D image registration...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513189/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-the-transaortic-approach
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Simon Cy Chow, Gary Sh Cheung, Alex Pw Lee, Eugene B Wu, Jacky Yk Ho, Micky Wt Kwok, Peter Sy Yu, Innes Yp Wan, Malcolm J Underwood, Randolph Hl Wong
Background Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has been established as a safe and effective treatment option for patients at high or prohibitive surgical risk. However, some patients may not be suitable for the transfemoral approach due to severe iliofemoral disease or aneurysmal disease of the thoracoabdominal aorta. The aim of this case series was to evaluate the feasibility and clinical outcomes of the transaortic approach. Methods From May 2015 to June 2016, 5 patients (mean age 78.4 ± 3.9 years) with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis underwent transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation after a heart team discussion...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504994/preoperative-low-dose-aspirin-exposure-and-outcomes-after-emergency-neurosurgery-for-traumatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-elderly-patients
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Alex T Lee, Arni Gagnidze, Sharon R Pan, Pimwan Sookplung, Bala Nair, Shu-Fang Newman, Alon Ben-Ari, Ahmed Zaky, Kevin Cain, Monica S Vavilala, Irene Rozet
BACKGROUND: Antiplatelet medications are usually discontinued before elective neurosurgery, but this is not an option for emergent neurosurgery. We performed a retrospective cohort study to examine whether preoperative aspirin use was associated with worse outcomes after emergency neurosurgery in elderly patients. METHODS: We analyzed all cases of emergency neurosurgical procedures for traumatic intracranial hemorrhage from 2008 to 2012 at a level 1 trauma center...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499728/push-alert-notification-of-troponin-results-to-physician-smartphones-reduces-the-time-to-discharge-emergency-department-patients-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
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Aikta Verma, Angela S Wang, Michael J Feldman, Darren A Hefferon, Alex Kiss, Jacques S Lee
STUDY OBJECTIVE: For emergency department (ED) patients with chest pain, discharge decisions often hinge on troponin results. Push-alert notifications deliver results immediately to physician smartphones. Our objective is to determine whether troponin push alerts improve the time to discharge decisions for ED patients with chest pain. METHODS: In an academic ED, we assessed the effect of a quality improvement initiative using troponin push alerts to physician smartphones, with a cluster-randomized evaluation...
May 5, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498854/single-trait-and-multi-trait-genome-wide-association-analyses-identify-novel-loci-for-blood-pressure-in-african-ancestry-populations
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Jingjing Liang, Thu H Le, Digna R Velez Edwards, Bamidele O Tayo, Kyle J Gaulton, Jennifer A Smith, Yingchang Lu, Richard A Jensen, Guanjie Chen, Lisa R Yanek, Karen Schwander, Salman M Tajuddin, Tamar Sofer, Wonji Kim, James Kayima, Colin A McKenzie, Ervin Fox, Michael A Nalls, J Hunter Young, Yan V Sun, Jacqueline M Lane, Sylvia Cechova, Jie Zhou, Hua Tang, Myriam Fornage, Solomon K Musani, Heming Wang, Juyoung Lee, Adebowale Adeyemo, Albert W Dreisbach, Terrence Forrester, Pei-Lun Chu, Anne Cappola, Michele K Evans, Alanna C Morrison, Lisa W Martin, Kerri L Wiggins, Qin Hui, Wei Zhao, Rebecca D Jackson, Erin B Ware, Jessica D Faul, Alex P Reiner, Michael Bray, Joshua C Denny, Thomas H Mosley, Walter Palmas, Xiuqing Guo, George J Papanicolaou, Alan D Penman, Joseph F Polak, Kenneth Rice, Ken D Taylor, Eric Boerwinkle, Erwin P Bottinger, Kiang Liu, Neil Risch, Steven C Hunt, Charles Kooperberg, Alan B Zonderman, Cathy C Laurie, Diane M Becker, Jianwen Cai, Ruth J F Loos, Bruce M Psaty, David R Weir, Sharon L R Kardia, Donna K Arnett, Sungho Won, Todd L Edwards, Susan Redline, Richard S Cooper, D C Rao, Jerome I Rotter, Charles Rotimi, Daniel Levy, Aravinda Chakravarti, Xiaofeng Zhu, Nora Franceschini
Hypertension is a leading cause of global disease, mortality, and disability. While individuals of African descent suffer a disproportionate burden of hypertension and its complications, they have been underrepresented in genetic studies. To identify novel susceptibility loci for blood pressure and hypertension in people of African ancestry, we performed both single and multiple-trait genome-wide association analyses. We analyzed 21 genome-wide association studies comprised of 31,968 individuals of African ancestry, and validated our results with additional 54,395 individuals from multi-ethnic studies...
May 12, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493462/strong-short-range-cooperativity-in-hydrogen-bond-chains
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Nicholas Dominelli-Whiteley, James John Brown, Kamila Barbara Muchowska, Ioulia K Mati, Catherine Adam, Thomas A Hubbard, Alex Elmi, Alisdair J Brown, Ian A W Bell, Scott Lee Cockroft
Chains of hydrogen bonds such as those found in water and proteins are often presumed to be more stable than the sum of the individual H-bonds. However, the energetics of cooperativity are complicated by solvent effects and the dynamics of intermolecular interactions, meaning that such aspects are typically derived from theory or indirect structural data. Here, we present direct measurements of energetic cooperativity in an experimental system in which the geometry and number of H-bonds in a chain were systematically controlled...
May 11, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492816/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-program-implementation-in-2-surgical-populations-in-an-integrated-health-care-delivery-system
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Vincent X Liu, Efren Rosas, Judith Hwang, Eric Cain, Anne Foss-Durant, Molly Clopp, Mengfei Huang, Derrick C Lee, Alex Mustille, Patricia Kipnis, Stephen Parodi
Importance: Novel approaches to perioperative surgical care focus on optimizing nutrition, mobility, and pain management to minimize adverse events after surgical procedures. Objective: To evaluate the outcomes of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program among 2 target populations: patients undergoing elective colorectal resection and patients undergoing emergency hip fracture repair. Design, Setting, and Participants: A pre-post difference-in-differences study before and after ERAS implementation in the target populations compared with contemporaneous surgical comparator groups (patients undergoing elective gastrointestinal surgery and emergency orthopedic surgery)...
May 10, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472581/general-practitioners-knowledge-about-use-of-topical-corticosteroids-in-paediatric-atopic-dermatitis-in-australia
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Saxon D Smith, Victoria Harris, Andrew Lee, Alex Blaszczynski, Gayle Fischer
BACKGROUND: Topical corticosteroids are the standard of care in paediatric atopic dermatitis (pAD). However, messages that overstress possible side effects can have a negative impact on perceptions of safety and contribute to treatment non-adherence. The aim of this study was to assess general practitioners' (GPs') perception of the safety of topical corticosteroids in pAD treatment. METHODS: Australian GPs participating in continuing professional development programs were assessed before an education session on pAD...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472476/neighborhood-disorder-and-sleep-problems-in-older-adults-subjective-social-power-as-mediator-and-moderator
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Alex Bierman, Yeonjung Lee, Scott Schieman
Background and Objectives: Contextual contributors to sleep problems are important to examine among older adults because sleep problems are associated with a number of adverse outcomes in late life. We examine whether disordered neighborhoods are a key contextual determinant of sleep problems in late life, as well as how subjective social power-a sense of personal control and subjective social status-mediates and moderates this association. Central to this contribution is the use of econometric techniques that holistically control for time-stable factors that may bias estimated associations...
May 2, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451494/c5-palsy-after-cervical-spine-surgery-a-multicenter-retrospective-review-of-59-cases
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Sara E Thompson, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Ahmad Nassr, Thomas E Mroz, David E Fish, Jeffrey C Wang, Michael G Fehlings, Chadi A Tannoury, Tony Tannoury, P Justin Tortolani, Vincent C Traynelis, Ziya Gokaslan, Alan S Hilibrand, Robert E Isaacs, Praveen V Mummaneni, Dean Chou, Sheeraz A Qureshi, Samuel K Cho, Evan O Baird, Rick C Sasso, Paul M Arnold, Zorica Buser, Mohamad Bydon, Michelle J Clarke, Anthony F De Giacomo, Adeeb Derakhshan, Bruce Jobse, Elizabeth L Lord, Daniel Lubelski, Eric M Massicotte, Michael P Steinmetz, Gabriel A Smith, Jonathan Pace, Mark Corriveau, Sungho Lee, Peter I Cha, Dhananjay Chatterjee, Erica L Gee, Erik N Mayer, Owen J McBride, Allison K Roe, Marisa Y Yanez, D Alex Stroh, Khoi D Than, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: A multicenter, retrospective review of C5 palsy after cervical spine surgery. OBJECTIVE: Postoperative C5 palsy is a known complication of cervical decompressive spinal surgery. The goal of this study was to review the incidence, patient characteristics, and outcome of C5 palsy in patients undergoing cervical spine surgery. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, retrospective review of 13 946 patients across 21 centers who received cervical spine surgery (levels C2 to C7) between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2011, inclusive...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448241/prediction-of-breast-and-prostate-cancer-risks-in-male-brca1-and-brca2-mutation-carriers-using-polygenic-risk-scores
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Julie Lecarpentier, Valentina Silvestri, Karoline B Kuchenbaecker, Daniel Barrowdale, Joe Dennis, Lesley McGuffog, Penny Soucy, Goska Leslie, Piera Rizzolo, Anna Sara Navazio, Virginia Valentini, Veronica Zelli, Andrew Lee, Ali Amin Al Olama, Jonathan P Tyrer, Melissa Southey, Esther M John, Thomas A Conner, David E Goldgar, Saundra S Buys, Ramunas Janavicius, Linda Steele, Yuan Chun Ding, Susan L Neuhausen, Thomas V O Hansen, Ana Osorio, Jeffrey N Weitzel, Angela Toss, Veronica Medici, Laura Cortesi, Ines Zanna, Domenico Palli, Paolo Radice, Siranoush Manoukian, Bernard Peissel, Jacopo Azzollini, Alessandra Viel, Giulia Cini, Giuseppe Damante, Stefania Tommasi, Paolo Peterlongo, Florentia Fostira, Ute Hamann, D Gareth Evans, Alex Henderson, Carole Brewer, Diana Eccles, Jackie Cook, Kai-Ren Ong, Lisa Walker, Lucy E Side, Mary E Porteous, Rosemarie Davidson, Shirley Hodgson, Debra Frost, Julian Adlard, Louise Izatt, Ros Eeles, Steve Ellis, Marc Tischkowitz, Andrew K Godwin, Alfons Meindl, Andrea Gehrig, Bernd Dworniczak, Christian Sutter, Christoph Engel, Dieter Niederacher, Doris Steinemann, Eric Hahnen, Jan Hauke, Kerstin Rhiem, Karin Kast, Norbert Arnold, Nina Ditsch, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Barbara Wappenschmidt, Dorothea Wand, Christine Lasset, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Muriel Belotti, Francesca Damiola, Laure Barjhoux, Sylvie Mazoyer, Mattias Van Heetvelde, Bruce Poppe, Kim De Leeneer, Kathleen B M Claes, Miguel de la Hoya, Vanesa Garcia-Barberan, Trinidad Caldes, Pedro Perez Segura, Johanna I Kiiski, Kristiina Aittomäki, Sofia Khan, Heli Nevanlinna, Christi J van Asperen, Tibor Vaszko, Miklos Kasler, Edith Olah, Judith Balmaña, Sara Gutiérrez-Enríquez, Orland Diez, Alex Teulé, Angel Izquierdo, Esther Darder, Joan Brunet, Jesús Del Valle, Lidia Feliubadalo, Miquel Angel Pujana, Conxi Lazaro, Adalgeir Arason, Bjarni A Agnarsson, Oskar Th Johannsson, Rosa B Barkardottir, Elisa Alducci, Silvia Tognazzo, Marco Montagna, Manuel R Teixeira, Pedro Pinto, Amanda B Spurdle, Helene Holland, Jong Won Lee, Min Hyuk Lee, Jihyoun Lee, Sung-Won Kim, Eunyoung Kang, Zisun Kim, Priyanka Sharma, Timothy R Rebbeck, Joseph Vijai, Mark Robson, Anne Lincoln, Jacob Musinsky, Pragna Gaddam, Yen Y Tan, Andreas Berger, Christian F Singer, Jennifer T Loud, Mark H Greene, Anna Marie Mulligan, Gord Glendon, Irene L Andrulis, Amanda Ewart Toland, Leigha Senter, Anders Bojesen, Henriette Roed Nielsen, Anne-Bine Skytte, Lone Sunde, Uffe Birk Jensen, Inge Sokilde Pedersen, Lotte Krogh, Torben A Kruse, Maria A Caligo, Sook-Yee Yoon, Soo-Hwang Teo, Anna von Wachenfeldt, Dezheng Huo, Sarah M Nielsen, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Katherine L Nathanson, Susan M Domchek, Christa Lorenchick, Rachel C Jankowitz, Ian Campbell, Paul James, Gillian Mitchell, Nick Orr, Sue Kyung Park, Mads Thomassen, Kenneth Offit, Fergus J Couch, Jacques Simard, Douglas F Easton, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Rita K Schmutzler, Antonis C Antoniou, Laura Ottini
Purpose BRCA1/2 mutations increase the risk of breast and prostate cancer in men. Common genetic variants modify cancer risks for female carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations. We investigated-for the first time to our knowledge-associations of common genetic variants with breast and prostate cancer risks for male carriers of BRCA1/ 2 mutations and implications for cancer risk prediction. Materials and Methods We genotyped 1,802 male carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations from the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2 by using the custom Illumina OncoArray...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426890/fine-mapping-of-lipid-regions-in-global-populations-discovers-ethnic-specific-signals-and-refines-previously-identified-lipid-loci
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Niha Zubair, Mariaelisa Graff, Jose Luis Ambite, William S Bush, Gleb Kichaev, Yingchang Lu, Ani Manichaikul, Wayne H-H Sheu, Devin Absher, Themistocles L Assimes, Suzette J Bielinski, Erwin P Bottinger, Petra Buzkova, Lee-Ming Chuang, Ren-Hua Chung, Barbara Cochran, Logan Dumitrescu, Omri Gottesman, Jeffrey W Haessler, Christopher Haiman, Gerardo Heiss, Chao A Hsiung, Yi-Jen Hung, Chii-Min Hwu, Jyh-Ming J Juang, Loic Le Marchand, I-Te Lee, Wen-Jane Lee, Li-An Lin, Danyu Lin, Shih-Yi Lin, Rachel H Mackey, Lisa W Martin, Bogdan Pasaniuc, Ulrike Peters, Irene Predazzi, Thomas Quertermous, Alex P Reiner, Jennifer Robinson, Jerome I Rotter, Kelli K Ryckman, Pamela J Schreiner, Eli Stahl, Ran Tao, Michael Y Tsai, Lindsay L Waite, Tzung-Dau Wang, Steven Buyske, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Iona Cheng, Dana C Crawford, Ruth J F Loos, Stephen S Rich, Myriam Fornage, Kari E North, Charles Kooperberg, Cara L Carty
Genome-wide association studies have identified over 150 loci associated with lipid traits, however, no large-scale studies exist for Hispanics and other minority populations. Additionally, the genetic architecture of lipid-influencing loci remains largely unknown. We performed one of the most racially/ethnically diverse fine-mapping genetic studies of HDL-C, LDL-C, and triglycerides to-date using SNPs on the MetaboChip array on 54,119 individuals: 21,304 African Americans, 19,829 Hispanic Americans, 12,456 Asians, and 530 American Indians...
December 15, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425410/liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-impact-of-wait-time-at-a-single-center
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William C Palmer, David Lee, Justin Burns, Kristopher Croome, Barry Rosser, Tushar Patel, Andrew P Keaveny, Surakit Pungpapong, Raj Satyanarayana, Maria Yataco, Raouf Nakhleh, Kaitlyn R Musto, Alexandra M Canabal, Alex K Turnage, David O Hodge, Justin H Nguyen, Denise M Harnois
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Liver transplantation (LT) provides durable survival for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, there is continuing debate concerning the impact of wait time and acceptable tumor burden on outcomes after LT. We sought to review outcomes of LT for HCC at a single, large U.S. center, examining the influence of wait time on post-LT outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We reviewed LT for HCC at Mayo Clinic in Florida from 1/1/2003 until 6/30/2014...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424674/global-fecal-and-plasma-metabolic-dynamics-related-to-helicobacter-pylori-eradication
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Theresa Wan-Chen Yap, Alex Hwong-Ruey Leow, Ahmad Najib Azmi, Damien L Callahan, Guillermo I Perez-Perez, Mun-Fai Loke, Khean-Lee Goh, Jamuna Vadivelu
Background:Helicobacter pylori colonizes the gastric mucosa of more than half of the world's population. There is increasing evidence H. pylori protects against the development of obesity and childhood asthma/allergies in which the development of these diseases coincide with transient dysbiosis. However, the mechanism underlying the association of H. pylori eradication with human metabolic and immunological disorders is not well-established. In this study, we aimed to investigate the local and systemic effects of H...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421866/chronic-pain-and-psychological-distress-among-older-adults
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Alex Bierman, Yeonjung Lee
This research examines whether unobserved time-stable influences confound the association between chronic pain and psychological distress in older adults as well as how race and ethnicity combine with subjective social status (SSS) to modify the association. In a nationally representative longitudinal survey, holistically controlling for unobserved time-stable influences using fixed-effects models substantially reduces the pain-depression relationship and eliminates the overall pain-anxiety relationship. The association with depression is stronger for Black and Hispanic elders, illustrating a process of double-jeopardy...
January 1, 2017: Research on Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414866/characterizing-the-outcomes-of-metastatic-papillary-renal-cell-carcinoma
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John Connor Wells, Frede Donskov, Anna P Fraccon, Felice Pasini, Georg A Bjarnason, Benoit Beuselinck, Jennifer J Knox, Sun Young Rha, Neeraj Agarwal, Isaac Alex Bowman, Jae-Lyun Lee, Sumanta K Pal, Sandy Srinivas, Douglas Scott Ernst, Ulka N Vaishampayan, Lori A Wood, Robin Simpson, Guillermo De Velasco, Toni K Choueiri, Daniel Y C Heng
Outcomes of metastatic papillary renal cell carcinoma (pRCC) patients are poorly characterized in the era of targeted therapy. A total of 5474 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) in the International mRCC Database Consortium (IMDC) were retrospectively analyzed. Outcomes were compared between clear cell (ccRCC; n = 5008) and papillary patients (n = 466), and recorded type I and type II papillary patients (n = 30 and n = 165, respectively). Overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and overall response rate (ORR) favored ccRCC over pRCC...
May 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355300/evaluation-of-synthetic-vascular-grafts-in-a-mouse-carotid-grafting-model
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Alex H P Chan, Richard P Tan, Praveesuda L Michael, Bob S L Lee, Laura Z Vanags, Martin K C Ng, Christina A Bursill, Steven G Wise
Current animal models for the evaluation of synthetic grafts are lacking many of the molecular tools and transgenic studies available to other branches of biology. A mouse model of vascular grafting would allow for the study of molecular mechanisms of graft failure, including in the context of clinically relevant disease states. In this study, we comprehensively characterise a sutureless grafting model which facilitates the evaluation of synthetic grafts in the mouse carotid artery. Using conduits electrospun from polycaprolactone (PCL) we show the gradual development of a significant neointima within 28 days, found to be greatest at the anastomoses...
2017: PloS One
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