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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548951/development-of-a-novel-score-for-the-prediction-of-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-the-use-of-electronic-healthcare-records-with-lasso-regression
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Zhongheng Zhang, Yucai Hong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There are several disease severity scores being used for the prediction of mortality in critically ill patients. However, none of them was developed and validated specifically for patients with severe sepsis. The present study aimed to develop a novel prediction score for severe sepsis. RESULTS: A total of 3206 patients with severe sepsis were enrolled, including 1054 non-survivors and 2152 survivors. The LASSO score showed the best discrimination (area under curve: 0...
May 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543764/mir-31-regulates-spermatogonial-stem-cells-meiosis-via-targeting-stra8
#2
Yingjie Wang, Qisheng Zuo, Yulin Bi, Wenhui Zhang, Jin Jin, Liangliang Zhang, Ya-Ni Zhang, Bichun Li
Stra8 (stimulated by retinoic acid gene 8) is a specific gene that is expressed in mammalian germ cells during transition from mitosis to meiosis and plays a key role in the initiation of meiosis in mammals and birds. So, the evaluation of the Stra8 pathway in cSSCs may provide a deeper insight into mammalian spermatogenesis. miRNA was also an important regulating factor for meiosis of SSCs. However, there is currently no data indicating that miRNA regulate the meiosis of SSCs via Stra8. Here, we predicted the prospective miRNA targeting to Stra8 using the online Bioinformatics database-Targetscan, and performed an analysis of the dual-luciferase recombinant vector, pGL3-CMV-LUC-MCS-Stra8-3'UTR...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540949/structure-based-in-silico-identification-of-potentially-non-steroidal-brassinosteroids-mimics
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Beilei Lei, Ningjuan Heng, Xiaoxue Dang, Jiyuan Liu, Xiaojun Yao, Cunli Zhang
Brassinosteroids (BRs) are a class of plant steroid hormones that play indispensable roles in cell elongation, division and plant development. To date, the numerous synthesis of BRs analogs and structure-activity relationship investigations have clearly revealed the key substituent groups relevant to the steroidal activity of BRs. However, due to the limited chemical space studied, the efforts for alternative non-steroidal compounds have produced no remarkable results. To identify potentially non-steroidal BR mimics in this study, vital interacting pharmacophore features were extracted starting from several complex structures of BRs that bound with the receptor Brassinosteroid-Insentive 1 (BRI1) and co-receptor BRI1-associated kinase 1 (BAK1), which were characterized and merged into one comprehensive pharmacophore model...
May 25, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538247/the-positive-predictive-value-of-an-ambulance-prealert-for-stroke-and-transient-ischaemic-attack
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Craig W Brown, Mary J Macleod
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic options for ischaemic stroke, such as thrombolysis or thrombectomy, are time sensitive. Multiple innovations have been established to reduce the symptom-to-needle time. One such innovation is the prealerting of emergency department (ED) or stroke unit staff by prehospital personnel of suspected stroke patients. The diagnosis of stroke can sometimes be difficult, with stroke mimics being a recognized issue. The prealert mobilizes ED, stroke and imaging personnel, which, for a true-positive, improves door-to-needle times...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536856/pathologically-benign-lymph-nodes-can-mimic-malignancy-on-imaging-in-patients-with-angiomatoid-fibrous-histiocytoma
#5
Gary A Ulaner, John H Healey, Edward A Athanasian
BACKGROUND: Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a rare soft tissue neoplasm, and its rarity makes studying it difficult. We found that several of our patients with AFH presented with radiologically suspicious local lymph nodes that were sampled because of their imaging characteristics, but the nodes proved to be benign on pathologic evaluation. Although the frequency of this finding is unknown, it seems important for orthopaedic oncologists who care for patients with AFH to know whether suspicious-appearing associated nodes in these patients warrant aggressive management...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535360/posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-otolaryngological-manifestations-and-management
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Richard Heyes, Donald W Northfelt, David G Lott
Objective Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a unifying term for a spectrum of lymphoid expansion entities brought about by immunosuppression and is strongly associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Otolaryngological findings tend to present early in the clinical course; therefore, disease awareness among otolaryngologists is of utmost importance. This review synthesizes the body of literature pertaining to PTLD involving the head and neck, summarizes contemporary management, and highlights areas for future research...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507283/mir-149-compromises-the-reactions-of-liver-cells-to-fatty-acid-via-its-polymorphism-and-increases-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-risk-by-targeting-methylene-tetrahydrofolate-reductase-mthfr
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Xianchao An, Zonglin Yang, Zhengzhuang An
BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a worldwide health problem, and microRNA (miRNA) has been reported to be involved in NAFLD. The objective of our study was to explore the effect of polymorphism in miR-149 on the pathogenesis of NAFLD. MATERIAL AND METHODS Real-time PCR was performed to explore the effect of long-chain fatty acid (FFA) on the level of miR-149 and methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). Then in-silicon analysis and luciferase assay were investigated to verify MTHFR was the target gene of miR-149...
May 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496944/current-state-of-cartilage-tissue-engineering-using-nanofibrous-scaffolds-and-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Somaieh Kazemnejad, Manijeh Khanmohammadi, Nafiseh Baheiraei, Shaghayegh Arasteh
Cartilage is an avascular, aneural, and alymphatic connective tissue with a limited capacity caused by low mitotic activity of its resident cells, chondrocytes. Natural repair of full thickness cartilage defects usually leads to the formation of fibrocartilage with lower function and mechanical force compared with the original hyaline cartilage and further deterioration can occur. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is a promising strategy to repair bone and articular cartilage defects and rehabilitate joint functions by focusing on the optimal combination of cells, material scaffolds, and signaling molecules...
April 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476380/claudin-6-expression-is-useful-to-distinguish-myxofibrosarcomas-from-other-myxoid-soft-tissue-tumors
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Hirofumi Bekki, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Katsumi Takizawa, Takeshi Iwasaki, Hiroshi Otsuka, Yuichi Yamada, Kenichi Kohashi, Katsumi Harimaya, Yukihide Iwamoto, Yoshinao Oda
Myxofibrosarcoma (MFS) is characterized by abundant myxoid stroma, a wide spectrum of cytological atypia, and frequent local recurrence. Some soft tissue tumors with myxoid stroma can histologically mimic MFS, but have different biological behaviors. Here we sought to identify a useful diagnostic marker for MFS. After our analysis of the gene expression dataset from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, we focused on claudin 6 (CLDN 6). The status of CLDN 6 was assessed by immunohistochemistry in 61 samples of MFS and other (benign) myxoid soft tissue tumors (28 myxoma samples, 12 nodular fasciitis samples), 18 low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma, 30 myxoid liposarcoma, 29 extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma and 27 dedifferentiated liposarcoma with myxoid feature samples...
December 5, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471206/the-complementary-roles-of-auditory-and-motor-information-evaluated-in-a-bayesian-perceptuo-motor-model-of-speech-perception
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Raphaël Laurent, Marie-Lou Barnaud, Jean-Luc Schwartz, Pierre Bessière, Julien Diard
There is a consensus concerning the view that both auditory and motor representations intervene in the perceptual processing of speech units. However, the question of the functional role of each of these systems remains seldom addressed and poorly understood. We capitalized on the formal framework of Bayesian Programming to develop COSMO (Communicating Objects using Sensory-Motor Operations), an integrative model that allows principled comparisons of purely motor or purely auditory implementations of a speech perception task and tests the gain of efficiency provided by their Bayesian fusion...
May 4, 2017: Psychological Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469539/experimental-animal-models-for-copd-a-methodological-review
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REVIEW
Vahideh Ghorani, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady, Mohammad Reza Khazdair, Majid Kianmeher
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disorder that makes the breathing difficult and is characterized by pathological conditions ranging from chronic inflammation to tissue proteolysis. With regard to ethical issues related to the studies on patients with COPD, the use of animal models of COPD is inevitable. Animal models improve our knowledge about the basic mechanisms underlying COPD physiology, pathophysiology and treatment. Although these models are only able to mimic some of the features of the disease, they are valuable for further investigation of mechanisms involved in human COPD...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442772/discriminative-and-distinct-phenotyping-by-constrained-tensor-factorization
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Yejin Kim, Robert El-Kareh, Jimeng Sun, Hwanjo Yu, Xiaoqian Jiang
Adoption of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems has led to collection of massive healthcare data, which creates oppor- tunities and challenges to study them. Computational phenotyping offers a promising way to convert the sparse and complex data into meaningful concepts that are interpretable to healthcare givers to make use of them. We propose a novel su- pervised nonnegative tensor factorization methodology that derives discriminative and distinct phenotypes. We represented co-occurrence of diagnoses and prescriptions in EHRs as a third-order tensor, and decomposed it using the CP algorithm...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441666/a-microrna-124-polymorphism-is-associated-with-fracture-healing-via-modulating-bmp6-expression
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Lin Zou, Guichun Zhang, Lifeng Liu, Chen Chen, Xuecheng Cao, Jinfang Cai
BACKGROUND: miR-124-3p has been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of many diseases by modulating a variety of signaling pathways. In this study, we aimed to understand the impact of miR-124-3p expression level on the fracture healing in the patients of metaphyseal fracture of distal tibia, who received minimal invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis. METHODS: We firstly collected 195 patients of metaphyseal fracture of distal tibia, and the genotype of rs531564 was determined: GG (n=124) and GC+CC (n=71)...
April 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438233/mir-126-5p-restoration-promotes-cell-apoptosis-in-cervical-cancer-by-targeting-bcl2l2
#14
Changlin Wang, Bin Zhou, Min Liu, Ying Liu, Rui Gao
Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in females, with a high incidence and mortality around the world. However, the pathogenesis in cervical cancer is not completely known. In the present study, we investigated the role of miR-126-5p and Bcl2l2 in cervical cancer cells. First, miR-126-5p expression was aberrantly downregulated in human cervical cancer tumor tissues in comparison with normal tissues, as evaluated by RT-PCR. Consistently, the levels of miR-126-5p were also significantly reduced in cervical cancer cell lines when compared to normal cervical epithelial cells...
April 14, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414490/interference-and-memory-capacity-limitations
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Ansgar D Endress, Szilárd Szabó
Working memory (WM) is thought to have a fixed and limited capacity. However, the origins of these capacity limitations are debated, and generally attributed to active, attentional processes. Here, we show that the existence of interference among items in memory mathematically guarantees fixed and limited capacity limits under very general conditions, irrespective of any processing assumptions. Assuming that interference (a) increases with the number of interfering items and (b) brings memory performance to chance levels for large numbers of interfering items, capacity limits are a simple function of the relative influence of memorization and interference...
April 17, 2017: Psychological Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405629/human-norovirus-evolution-in-a-chronically-infected-host
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Sylvie Y Doerflinger, Stefan Weichert, Anna Koromyslova, Martin Chan, Christian Schwerk, Ruediger Adam, Stefan Jennewein, Grant S Hansman, Horst Schroten
Typically, human noroviruses cause symptoms of acute gastroenteritis for 2 to 4 days. Often, the virions are shed in stool for several days after the symptoms recede, which in turn can lead to further contamination and transmission. Moreover, a number of reports have considered that chronic norovirus infections, i.e., lasting months and years, might even function as reservoirs for the generation of novel strains that can escape the herd immunity or have modified binding interactions with histo-blood group antigens (HBGAs)...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400357/health-care-professionals-evidence-based-medicine-internet-searches-closely-mimic-the-known-seasonal-variation-of-lyme-borreliosis-a-register-based-study
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Samuli Pesälä, Mikko J Virtanen, Jussi Sane, Jukkapekka Jousimaa, Outi Lyytikäinen, Satu Murtopuro, Pekka Mustonen, Minna Kaila, Otto Helve
BACKGROUND: Both health care professionals and nonprofessionals seek medical information on the Internet. Using Web-based search engine searches to detect epidemic diseases has, however, been problematic. Physician's databases (PD) is a chargeable evidence-based medicine (EBM) portal on the Internet for health care professionals and is available throughout the entire health care system in Finland. Lyme borreliosis (LB), a well-defined disease model, shows temporal and regional variation in Finland...
April 11, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393025/expression-of-lens-related-micrornas-in-transparent-infant-lenses-and-congenital-cataract
#18
Chang-Rui Wu, Min Ye, Li Qin, Yue Yin, Cheng Pei
AIM: To identify the expression of lens-related microRNAs (miRNAs) in the central epithelium of transparent infant lenses and congenital cataract. METHODS: Lens-related miRNAs were retrieved from PubMed database. The expression levels of these miRNAs in transparent infant lenses and congenital cataract were determined by stem-loop reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). miRanda algorithm was used to predict the target genes of these differentially expressed miRNAs...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386165/effect-of-antipyretic-therapy-on-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis-receiving-mechanical-ventilation-treatment
#19
Sheng Ye, Dan Xu, Chenmei Zhang, Mengyao Li, Yanyi Zhang
Purpose. The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of antipyretic therapy on mortality in critically ill patients with sepsis requiring mechanical ventilation. Methods. In this study, we employed the multiparameter intelligent monitoring in intensive care II (MIMIC-II) database (version 2.6). All patients meeting the criteria for sepsis and also receiving mechanical ventilation treatment were included for analysis, all of whom suffer from fever or hyperthermia. Logistic regression model and R language (R version 3...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376817/listeria-monocytogenes-infection-associated-with-alemtuzumab-a-case-for-better-preventive-strategies
#20
Trygve Holmøy, Hedda von der Lippe, Truls Michael Leegaard
BACKGROUND: The mortality of septicaemia, meningitis and encephalitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes is 20-40%. Twenty-one cases of invasive listeriosis associated with alemtuzumab, including at least 16 in patients with multiple sclerosis, have been published or reported to the World Health Organization Case Safety Reports Database. Three cases were fatal, including at least one patient treated for multiple sclerosis in 2016. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a patient with multiple sclerosis who developed pyrexia, nausea and abdominal discomfort few hours after the third and last infusion of her second alemtuzumab cycle...
April 4, 2017: BMC Neurology
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