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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331486/prenatal-exposure-to-acetaminophen-and-children-s-language-development-at-30-months
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C-G Bornehag, A Reichenberg, M Unenge Hallerback, S Wikstrom, H M Koch, B A Jonsson, S H Swan
OBJECTIVE: To examine prenatal APAP exposure in relation to language development in offspring at 30 months of age. METHOD: A population-based pregnancy cohort study including 754 women who enrolled in the Swedish Environmental Longitudinal, Mother and child, Asthma and allergy (SELMA) study in pregnancy week 8-13. Two exposure measures were used: (1) maternally reported number of APAP tablets taken between conception and enrollment; (2) APAP urinary concentration at enrollment...
November 10, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325416/igy-reduces-afb1-induced-cytotoxicity-cellular-dysfunction-and-genotoxicity-in-human-l-02-hepatocytes-and-swan-71-trophoblasts
#2
Taotao Qiu, Xing Shen, Zhen Tian, Riming Huang, Xiangmei Li, Juan Wang, Rong Wang, Yuanming Sun, Yiguo Jiang, Huidong Zhang, Hongtao Lei
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) causes hepatotoxic, genotoxic, and immuno¬toxic effects in a variety of species. Although various neutralizing agents of AFB1 toxicity have been studied, the egg yolk immunoglobulins (IgY) detoxification of small molecular toxins and the mechanisms underlying such effects have not yet been reported. In this investigation, anti-AFB1 IgY against AFB1 was successfully raised, and a competitive indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was established with a sensitive half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50, 2...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310928/sofosbuvir-and-velpatasvir-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-people-with-recent-injection-drug-use-simplify-an-open-label-single-arm-phase-4-multicentre-trial
#3
Jason Grebely, Olav Dalgard, Brian Conway, Evan B Cunningham, Philip Bruggmann, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Janaki Amin, Julie Bruneau, Margaret Hellard, Alain H Litwin, Philippa Marks, Sophie Quiene, Sharmila Siriragavan, Tanya L Applegate, Tracy Swan, Jude Byrne, Melanie Lacalamita, Adrian Dunlop, Gail V Matthews, Jeff Powis, David Shaw, Maria Christine Thurnheer, Martin Weltman, Ian Kronborg, Curtis Cooper, Jordan J Feld, Chris Fraser, John F Dillon, Phillip Read, Ed Gane, Gregory J Dore
BACKGROUND: Despite revised guidelines that no longer exclude people who inject drugs (PWID) from treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, many clinicians are reluctant to treat recent PWID. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir therapy in people with chronic HCV infection and recent injection drug use. METHODS: In this open-label, single-arm phase 4 trial (SIMPLIFY), we recruited participants with recent injection drug use (past 6 months) and chronic HCV genotype 1-6 infection from seven countries (19 sites)...
January 5, 2018: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310733/anogenital-distance-in-newborn-daughters-of-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-indicates-fetal-testosterone-exposure
#4
E S Barrett, K M Hoeger, S Sathyanarayana, D H Abbott, J B Redmon, R H N Nguyen, S H Swan
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects ~7% of reproductive age women. Although its etiology is unknown, in animals, excess prenatal testosterone (T) exposure induces PCOS-like phenotypes. While measuring fetal T in humans is infeasible, demonstrating in utero androgen exposure using a reliable newborn biomarker, anogenital distance (AGD), would provide evidence for a fetal origin of PCOS and potentially identify girls at risk. Using data from a pregnancy cohort (The Infant Development and Environment Study), we tested the novel hypothesis that infant girls born to women with PCOS have longer AGD, suggesting higher fetal T exposure, than girls born to women without PCOS...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306488/reintroduction-of-anticoagulant-therapy-after-intracranial-haemorrhage-if-and-when
#5
REVIEW
Martin Scott, Ryan Low, Dawn Swan, Jecko Thachil
Intracranial haemorrhage is a devastating complication of anticoagulation. In surviving patients, physicians will be faced with the dilemma of if and when treatment should be reintroduced. There is little evidence to support this decision making and guidelines refrain from making specific recommendations. Existing data relates almost exclusively to vitamin K antagonists and is entirely retrospective. There appears to be an overall benefit to reintroducing anticoagulation in most patients; although, this may not be advocated in those at the highest risk of recurrent bleeding...
December 20, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300496/hepcare-europe-bridging-the-gap-in-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-study-protocol
#6
Davina Swan, Walter Cullen, Juan Macias, Cristiana Oprea, Alistair Story, Julian Surey, Peter Vickerman, John S Lambert
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C (HCV) infection is highly prevalent among people who inject drugs (PWID). Many PWID are unaware of their infection and few have received HCV treatment. Recent developments in treatment offer cure rates >90%. However, the potential of these treatments will only be realised if HCV identification among PWID with linkage to treatment is optimised. This paper describes the Hepcare Europe project, a collaboration between five institutions across four member states (Ireland, UK, Spain, Romania), to develop, implement and evaluate interventions to improve the identification, evaluation and treatment of HCV among PWID...
January 4, 2018: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288157/history-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-blood-pressure-and-subclinical-vascular-measures-in-late-midlife-swan-study-of-women-s-health-across-the-nation
#7
Yamnia I Cortés, Janet M Catov, Maria Brooks, Siobán D Harlow, Carmen R Isasi, Elizabeth A Jackson, Karen A Matthews, Rebecca C Thurston, Emma Barinas-Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth (PTB), have been associated with elevated risk of maternal cardiovascular disease, but their effect on late midlife blood pressure (BP) and subclinical vascular measures remains understudied. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis with 1220 multiethnic parous women enrolled in SWAN (Study of Women's Health Across the Nation) to evaluate the impact of self-reported history of adverse pregnancy outcomes (PTB, small-for-gestational-age, stillbirth), on maternal BP, mean arterial pressure, and subclinical vascular measures (carotid intima-media thickness, plaque, and pulse wave velocity) in late midlife...
December 29, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286260/molecular-characterization-of-avian-paramyxovirus-types-4-and-8-isolated-from-wild-migratory-waterfowl-in-mongolia
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Erdene-Ochir Tseren-Ochir, Seong-Su Yuk, Bodisaikhan Khishgee, Jung-Hoon Kwon, Jin-Yong Noh, Woo-Tack Hong, Jei-Hyun Jeong, Gyeong-Bin Gwon, Sol Jeong, Yu-Jin Kim, Jun-Beom Kim, Ji-Ho Lee, Kyu-Jik Kim, Batchuluun Damdinjav, Chang-Seon Song
Avian paramyxoviruses (APMVs) constitute some of the most globally prevalent avian viruses and are frequently isolated from wild migratory bird species. Using 1,907 fresh fecal samples collected during the 2012 avian influenza surveillance program, we identified two serotypes of APMV: APMV-4 ( n=10) and APMV-8 ( n=1). Sequences for these isolates phylogenetically clustered with Asian APMV-4 and APMV-8 recently isolated from wild birds in Korea, Japan, China, and Kazakhstan. Analysis by DNA barcoding indicated that the Mongolian APMV-4 and APMV-8 strains were isolated from Anseriformes species including Mallards ( Anas platyrhynchos) and Whooper Swans ( Cygnus cygnus)...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282397/swan-neck-deformity-mimicking-claw-hand-caused-by-arthritis-in-leprosy
#9
Hendra Gunawan, Nia Srie Haryati, Oki Suwarsa
Swan neck deformity is a hyperextension of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints and flexion of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints. Claw hand is a hyperextension of the metacarpal joints and flexion of the PIP joints, accompanied by reduced motor strength. A 23-year-old female, who was released from leprosy treatment, presented with a bend of the second to fifth fingers of both hands. There was hyperextension of the PIP joints and flexion of the DIP joints from the second to fifth fingers of both hands, thickening of the ulnar nerves, and hypoesthesia without motor impairment of the fourth and fifth fingers of both hands...
September 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281738/correction-correlation-of-serum-cartilage-oligometric-matrix-protein-comp-and-interleukin-16-il-16-levels-with-disease-severity-in-primary-knee-osteoarthritis-a-pilot-study-in-a-malaysian-population
#10
Esha Das Gupta, Wei Ren Ng, Shew Fung Wong, Abdul Kareem Bhurhanudeen, Swan Sim Yeap
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184802.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248289/is-hemodynamic-transesophageal-echocardiography-needed-for-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-device
#11
Nataliya Bahatyrevich, Qiong Yang, Nicholas C Cavarocchi, Hitoshi Hirose
BACKGROUND: Interventions in patients with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in the intensive care unit (ICU) are typically performed based on the results of conventional monitoring, such as vital signs and Swan-Ganz catheter (SGC) and LVAD parameters. These variables might not always accurately reflect a patient's cardiac function, volume status, and interventricular septal configuration, however. To assess the accuracy of standard monitoring, we performed routine continuous hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE) to evaluate cardiac function, volume status, and septal position...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240291/novel-4-amino-1-2-3-triazole-inhibitors-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-form-a-long-lived-complex-with-the-enzyme-and-display-exquisite-cellular-potency
#12
Julie Alexandre, Michael Swan, Mike Latchem, Dean Boyall, John Pollard, Stuart Hughes, James Westcott
Indoleamine-2,3 dioxygenase (IDO) has emerged as a central regulator of immune responses in both normal and disease biology. Due to its established role in promoting tumour immune escape, IDO has become an attractive target for cancer treatment. We have identified a novel series of highly cell potent IDO inhibitors based on a 4-amino-1,2,3-triazole core. Comprehensive kinetic, biochemical and structural studies demonstrate that compounds from this series have a non-competitive kinetic mechanism-of-action with respect to the tryptophan substrate...
December 14, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238566/water-level-affects-availability-of-optimal-feeding-habitats-for-threatened-migratory-waterbirds
#13
Yaara Aharon-Rotman, John McEvoy, Zheng Zhaoju, Hui Yu, Xin Wang, Yali Si, Zhenggang Xu, Zeng Yuan, Wooseog Jeong, Lei Cao, Anthony D Fox
Extensive ephemeral wetlands at Poyang Lake, created by dramatic seasonal changes in water level, constitute the main wintering site for migratory Anatidae in China. Reductions in wetland area during the last 15 years have led to proposals to build a Poyang Dam to retain high winter water levels within the lake. Changing the natural hydrological system will affect waterbirds dependent on water level changes for food availability and accessibility. We tracked two goose species with different feeding behaviors (greater white-fronted geese Anser albifrons [grazing species] and swan geese Anser cygnoides [tuber-feeding species]) during two winters with contrasting water levels (continuous recession in 2015; sustained high water in 2016, similar to those predicted post-Poyang Dam), investigating the effects of water level change on their habitat selection based on vegetation and elevation...
December 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234913/prediction-of-the-histopathologic-findings-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-qualitative-and-quantitative-assessment-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging
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Sara Lewis, Cecilia Besa, Mathilde Wagner, Kartik Jhaveri, Shingo Kihira, Hongfa Zhu, Nima Sadoughi, Sandra Fischer, Amogh Srivastava, Eric Yee, Koenraad Mortele, James Babb, Swan Thung, Bachir Taouli
OBJECTIVE: To correlate qualitative and quantitative diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) characteristics of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) with histopathologic tumour grade and fibrosis content. METHODS: Fifty-one patients (21M/30F; mean age 61y) with ICC and MRI including DWI were included in this IRB-approved multicentre retrospective study. Qualitative tumour features were assessed. Tumour apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mean, minimum, and normalized (nADCliver) values were computed...
December 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230890/effects-of-analgesics-on-bone-mineral-density-a-longitudinal-analysis-of-the-prospective-swan-cohort-with-three-group-matching-weights
#15
Kazuki Yoshida, Zhi Yu, Gail A Greendale, Kristine Ruppert, Yinjuan Lian, Sara K Tedeschi, Tzu-Chieh Lin, Sebastien Haneuse, Robert J Glynn, Sonia Hernández-Díaz, Daniel H Solomon
PURPOSE: To examine the effects of analgesics on bone mineral density (BMD), which have not been examined in a longitudinal study with multiple measurements. METHODS: We investigated changes in BMD associated with new use of analgesics in a prospective longitudinal cohort of mid-life women. BMD and medication use were measured annually. We compared BMD among new users of acetaminophen, NSAIDs, and opioids. Adjustment for baseline covariates was conducted through propensity score matching weights...
December 12, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230070/assessing-climate-change-impacts-on-the-stability-of-small-tidal-inlets-part-2-data-rich-environments
#16
Trang Minh Duong, Roshanka Ranasinghe, Marcus Thatcher, Sarith Mahanama, Zheng Bing Wang, Pushpa Kumara Dissanayake, Mark Hemer, Arjen Luijendijk, Janaka Bamunawala, Dano Roelvink, Dirkjan Walstra
Climate change (CC) is likely to affect the thousands of bar-built or barrier estuaries (here referred to as Small tidal inlets - STIs) around the world. Any such CC impacts on the stability of STIs, which governs the dynamics of STIs as well as that of the inlet-adjacent coastline, can result in significant socio-economic consequences due to the heavy human utilisation of these systems and their surrounds. This article demonstrates the application of a process based snap-shot modelling approach, using the coastal morphodynamic model Delft3D, to 3 case study sites representing the 3 main STI types; Permanently open, locationally stable inlets (Type 1), Permanently open, alongshore migrating inlets (Type 2) and Seasonally/Intermittently open, locationally stable inlets (Type 3)...
January 1, 2018: Marine Geology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220884/a-black-swan-in-clinical-laboratory-practice-the-analytical-error-due-to-interferences-in-immunoassay-methods
#17
Aldo Clerico, Lucia Belloni, Cinzia Carrozza, Mario Correale, Ruggero Dittadi, Claudio Dotti, Antonio Fortunato, Giulio Vignati, Gian Carlo Zucchelli, Marco Migliardi
It is well known that the results of immunoassay methods can be affected by specific or non-specific interferences, ranging from 0.4% to 4.0%. The presence of interference may greatly compromise the accuracy of immunoassay analyses causing an error in the measurement, producing false-positive or false-negative results. From a clinical point of view, these analytical errors may have serious implications for patient care because they can cause misdiagnosis or inappropriate treatment. Unfortunately, it is a very difficult task to identify the irregular analytical errors related to immunoassay methods because they are not detectable by normal laboratory quality control procedures, are reproducible within the test system, may be clinically plausible and are relatively rare...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209547/an-acquired-form-of-dandy-walker-malformation-with-enveloping-hemosiderin-deposits
#18
Tadashi Shiohama, Ryo Ando, Katsunori Fujii, Hiroki Mukai, Yuki Naruke, Katsuo Sugita, Eiji Kato, Naoki Shimojo
Dandy-Walker malformation (DWM) is a posterior fossa anomaly characterized by hypoplasia and upward rotation of the cerebellar vermis and cystic dilation of the fourth ventricle. The cyst of DWM rarely extends posteriorly to almost completely fill the entire posterior fossa, which mimics primary cerebellar agenesis, a cerebellar porencephalic cyst, and an arachnoid cyst due to the lack of clarity of the thin cystic wall. A 10-month-old female born at 23 weeks' gestation with cerebellar hemorrhage in the neonatal period was admitted to our hospital with dysphagia and side-to-side head bobbing...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208234/vitamin-d-attenuates-sphingosine-1-phosphate-s1p-mediated-inhibition-of-extravillous-trophoblast-migration
#19
Melissa Westwood, Khiria Al-Saghir, Sarah Finn-Sell, Cherlyn Tan, Elizabeth Cowley, Stéphane Berneau, Daman Adlam, Edward D Johnstone
INTRODUCTION: Failure of trophoblast invasion and remodelling of maternal blood vessels leads to the pregnancy complication pre-eclampsia (PE). In other systems, the sphingolipid, sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), controls cell migration therefore this study determined its effect on extravillous trophoblast (EVT) function. METHODS: A transwell migration system was used to assess the behaviour of three trophoblast cell lines, Swan-71, SGHPL-4, and JEG3, and primary human trophoblasts in the presence or absence of S1P, S1P pathway inhibitors and 1,25(OH)2D3...
December 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208202/-deformities-of-the-finger-joints
#20
Pernille Nygaard Vedel, Jørgen Tranum-Jensen, Lars B Dahlin, Elisabeth Brogren, Niels Henrik Søe
Extension of the fingers is a complex act. Boutonnière deformity is defined by flexion at the proximal inter-phalangeal (PIP) joint and hyperextension at the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint due to disruption of the central slip of the extensor tendon. Swan neck deformity is defined by hyperextension at the PIP joint and flexion at the DIP joint, and the pathology is divided into intrinsic, extrinsic, and articular. The deformities are a result of imbalance of the tendons and ligaments in the fingers. Treatment is depending on the underlying cause and includes surgery and non-operative treatment...
November 27, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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