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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228305/clinical-presentation-management-and-outcomes-in-the-indian-heart-rhythm-society-atrial-fibrillation-ihrs-af-registry
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A Vora, A Kapoor, M Nair, Y Lokhandwala, C Narsimhan, A G Ravikishore, S K Dwivedi, N Namboodiri, R Hygriv, A Saxena, A Nabar, S Garg, N Bardoloi, R Yadav, A Nambiar, U Pandurangi, D Jhala, A Naik, Nagmallesh, S Rajagopal, R Selvaraj, V Arora, A Thachil, J Thomas, G Panicker
AIM: A national atrial fibrillation (AF) registry was conducted under the aegis of the Indian Heart Rhythm Society (IHRS), to capture epidemiological data-type of AF, clinical presentation and comorbidities, current treatment practices, and 1-year follow-up outcomes. METHODS: A total of 1537 patients were enrolled from 24 sites in India in the IHRS-AF registry from July 2011 to August 2012. Their baseline characteristics and follow-up data were recorded in case report forms and subsequently analyzed...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220510/diverse-and-novel-rhd-variants-in-australian-blood-donors-with-a-weak-d-phenotype-implication-for-transfusion-management
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E C McGowan, G H Lopez, C M Knauth, Y-W Liew, J A Condon, L Ramadi, K Parsons, E M Turner, R L Flower, C A Hyland
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Variant RHD genes associated with the weak D phenotype can result in complete or partial D-epitope expression on the red cell. This study examines the genetic classification in Australian blood donors with a weak D phenotype and correlates RHD variants associated with the weak D phenotype against D-epitope profile. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following automated and manual serology, blood samples from donors reported as 'weak D' (n = 100) were RHD genotyped by a commercial SNP-typing platform and Sanger sequencing...
February 20, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196473/2-7-million-samples-genotyped-for-hla-by-next-generation-sequencing-lessons-learned
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Gerhard Schöfl, Kathrin Lang, Philipp Quenzel, Irina Böhme, Jürgen Sauter, Jan A Hofmann, Julia Pingel, Alexander H Schmidt, Vinzenz Lange
BACKGROUND: At the DKMS Life Science Lab, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has been used for ultra-high-volume high-resolution genotyping of HLA loci for the last three and a half years. Here, we report on our experiences in genotyping the HLA, CCR5, ABO, RHD and KIR genes using a direct amplicon sequencing approach on Illumina MiSeq and HiSeq 2500 instruments. RESULTS: Between January 2013 and June 2016, 2,714,110 samples largely from German, Polish and UK-based potential stem cell donors have been processed...
February 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191636/cancer-type-predicts-alloimmunization-following-rhd-incompatible-rbc-transfusions
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Komal Arora, James Kelley, Dawen Sui, Jing Ning, Fernando Martinez, Benjamin Lichtiger, Ashok Tholpady
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressed, RhD-negative oncology patients tend to have lower rates of sensitization to the D antigen when they receive transfusion with RhD-positive blood components. Clinical factors associated with alloimmunization to the D antigen in RhD-negative oncology patients when they receive transfusion with RhD-positive red blood cells (RBCs) have not been well defined. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a 4-year, retrospective analysis identifying RhD-negative oncology patients who received RhD-positive RBCs and were not previously alloimmunized to the D antigen...
February 12, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181806/biodegradation-of-phenanthrene-in-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-contaminated-wastewater-revealed-by-coupling-cultivation-dependent-and-independent-approaches
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Jibing Li, Chunling Luo, Mengke Song, Qing Dai, Longfei Jiang, Dayi Zhang, Gan Zhang
The indigenous microorganisms responsible for degrading phenanthrene (PHE) in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)-contaminated wastewater were identified by DNA-based stable isotope probing (DNA-SIP). In addition to the well-known PHE degraders Acinetobacter and Sphingobium, Kouleothrix and Sandaracinobacter were found, for the first time, to be directly responsible for indigenous PHE biodegradation. Additionally, a novel PHE degrader, Acinetobacter tandoii sp. LJ-5, was identified by DNA-SIP and direct cultivation...
February 9, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168674/clinical-implications-of-biliary-confluence-pattern-for-bismuth-corlette-type-iv-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-applied-to-hemihepatectomy
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Gu-Wei Ji, Fei-Peng Zhu, Ke Wang, Chen-Yu Jiao, Zi-Cheng Shao, Xiang-Cheng Li
BACKGROUND: Since biliary variations are commonly seen, our aims are to clarify these insidious variations and discuss their surgicopathologic implications for Bismuth-Corlette (BC) type IV hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC) applied to hemihepatectomy. METHODS: Three-dimensional images of patients with distal bile duct obstruction (n = 97) and advanced HC (n = 79) were reconstructed and analyzed retrospectively. Normal biliary confluence pattern was defined as the peripheral segment IV duct (B4) joining the common trunk of segment II (B2) and segment III (B3) ducts to form the left hepatic duct (LHD) that then joined the right hepatic duct (RHD)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164536/development-of-real-time-pcr-and-melting-curve-analysis-for-the-rapid-detection-of-del-with-rhd-c-1222t-c-or-rhd-c-1227g-a
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Yun Ji Hong, Hyungsuk Kim, Eun Young Song, Duck Cho, Kyoung Un Park, Kyou-Sup Han
BACKGROUND: DEL, a variant of RhD, is difficult to detect in routine blood bank testing owing to its extremely low levels of D antigen expression. However, DEL is capable of alloimmunizing a patient when transfused into RhDnegative individuals. METHODS: In this study, we developed real-time PCR and melting curve analysis for the rapid detection of the DEL phenotype. RESULTS: Of the 325 serologically RhD-negative individuals involved in the study, 56 (17...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164316/first-description-of-a-d-ce-d-hybrid-gene-on-a-weak-d-type-2-molecular-background
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Thomas Granier, Jacques Chiaroni, Pascal Bailly, Monique Silvy
BACKGROUND: RhD phenotypes that express a significantly reduced amount of RhD antigen per red blood cell may be mistyped as RhD-negative by standard serologic methods. The molecular identification of weak D Type 1, 2, or 3 carriers allows managing them as RhD-positive and, thus, rationalizes the use of RhD-negative stock units and the administration of Rh-immunoglobulin prophylaxis, avoiding unnecessary costs and possible side effects. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: One sample was investigated for confirming a D-C-E+c+e- phenotype...
February 5, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164302/structural-and-functional-impacts-of-amino-acid-substitutions-that-create-blood-group-antigens-implications-for-immunogenicity
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John G Howe, Gary Stack
BACKGROUND: The immunogenicities of polypeptide blood group antigens vary widely. One possible determinant of immunogenicity is antigenic foreignness. The goal was to employ alternative ways of assessing foreignness and determine whether foreignness was related to immunogenicity. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Foreignness was assessed as the extent of protein functional disruption caused by the exofacial amino acid (AA) substitutions that create blood group antigens, using AA substitution prediction algorithms such as Meta-SNP and according to whether those substitutions were radical or conservative...
February 5, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163427/rheumatic-heart-disease-screening-current-concepts-and-challenges
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Scott Dougherty, Maziar Khorsandi, Philip Herbst
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a disease of poverty, is almost entirely preventable, and is the most common cardiovascular disease worldwide in those under 25 years. RHD is caused by acute rheumatic fever (ARF) which typically results in cumulative valvular lesions that may present clinically after a number of years of subclinical disease. Therapeutic interventions, therefore, typically focus on preventing subsequent ARF episodes (with penicillin prophylaxis). However, not all patients with ARF develop symptoms and not all symptomatic cases present to a physician or are correctly diagnosed...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143491/-hla-g-3-utr-gene-polymorphisms-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-a-familial-study-among-south-indian-population
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Maheshkumar Poomarimuthu, Sivakumar Elango, Sambath Soundrapandian, Jayalakshmi Mariakuttikan
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is an autoimmune disease where cross reactive CD4(+) T cells are involved in the pathogenesis of valvular damage. Human Leukocyte Antigen-G (HLA-G), an immunosuppressive molecule playing a crucial role in the inhibition of T cell response is associated with the pathogenesis of various autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Genetic polymorphisms within the 3'untranslated region (UTR) of HLA-G influences its expression and thus disease pathogenesis...
February 1, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130782/molecular-characterization-of-13-new-rhd-alleles
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Aline Floch, Aurelie Barrault, Alexandre G De Brevern, Jennifer Martret, Kevin Gaillard, Laurent Devaux, Btissam Chami, Philippe Bierling, France Pirenne, Christophe Tournamille
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 28, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123458/interactive-clinical-case-to-give-or-not-to-give-infective-endocarditis-prophylaxis
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Shyam S Kothari
The practice of prophylactic use of antibiotics before certain procedures for preventing infective endocarditis (IE) is not based on rigorous scientific data. It seems reasonable, however, to offer prophylactic antibiotics before dental procedures to patients who would have the highest risk of adverse events if they were to develop IE. The current recommendations do not include patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in such a category. In the real world, however, patients with underlying RHD suffer high morbidity and mortality with IE due to several reasons...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121998/rheumatic-heart-disease-and-myxomatous-degeneration-differences-and-similarities-of-valve-damage-resulting-from-autoimmune-reactions-and-matrix-disorganization
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Carlo de Oliveira Martins, Lea Demarchi, Frederico Moraes Ferreira, Pablo Maria Alberto Pomerantzeff, Carlos Brandao, Roney Orismar Sampaio, Guilherme Sobreira Spina, Jorge Kalil, Edecio Cunha-Neto, Luiza Guilherme
Autoimmune inflammatory reactions leading to rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) result from untreated Streptococcus pyogenes throat infections in individuals who exhibit genetic susceptibility. Immune effector mechanisms have been described that lead to heart tissue damage culminating in mitral and aortic valve dysfunctions. In myxomatous valve degeneration (MXD), the mitral valve is also damaged due to non-inflammatory mechanisms. Both diseases are characterized by structural valve disarray and a previous proteomic analysis of them has disclosed a distinct profile of matrix/structural proteins differentially expressed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113128/n-alkanol-n-cyclohexanol-amine-aryl-esters-multidrug-resistance-mdr-reversing-agents-with-high-potency-and-efficacy
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Elisabetta Teodori, Silvia Dei, Marcella Coronnello, Elisa Floriddia, Gianluca Bartolucci, Dina Manetti, Maria Novella Romanelli, Diego Santo Domingo Porqueras, Milena Salerno
In a continuing search for potent P-gp-dependent multidrug-resistant (MDR) reversers we synthesized and studied a new series of N-alkanol-N-cyclohexanol amine aryl esters characterized by the presence of two linkers with different flexibility: a polymethylene chain of variable length and a cyclohexylic scaffold, that gave origin to two geometrical isomers (cis and trans). The reversal activity of the new compounds was evaluated on the K562/DOX cell line by three tests: pirarubicin uptake modulation, doxorubicin cytotoxicity enhancement (reversal fold, RF) and inhibition of P-gp-mediated rhodamine-123 (Rhd 123) efflux tests...
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102736/dengue-and-zika-viruses-subvert-reticulophagy-by-ns2b3-mediated-cleavage-of-fam134b
#16
Nicholas J Lennemann, Carolyn B Coyne
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is exploited by several diverse viruses during their infectious life cycles. Flaviviruses, including dengue virus (DENV) and Zika virus (ZIKV), utilize the ER as a source of membranes to establish their replication organelles and to facilitate their assembly and eventual maturation along the secretory pathway. To maintain normal homeostasis, host cells have evolved highly efficient processes to dynamically regulate the ER, such as through reticulophagy, a selective form of autophagy that leads to ER degradation...
February 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100608/herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-ul24-abrogates-dna-sensing-signal-pathway-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Haiyan Xu, Chenhe Su, Angela Pearson, Christopher H Mody, Chunfu Zheng
: Cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) is a newly identified DNA sensor that recognizes foreign DNA, including the genome of herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1). Upon binding of viral DNA, cGAS produces cyclic GMP-AMP, which interacts with and activates stimulator of interferon genes (STING) to trigger the transcription of anti-viral genes such as type I interferons and production of inflammatory cytokines. HSV-1 UL24 is widely conserved among the herpesviruses family and is essential for efficient viral replication...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095841/outcome-following-valve-surgery-in-australia-development-of-an-enhanced-database-module
#18
E Anne Russell, Christopher M Reid, Warren F Walsh, Alex Brown, Graeme P Maguire
BACKGROUND: Valvular heart disease, including rheumatic heart disease (RHD), is an important cause of heart disease globally. Management of advanced disease can include surgery and other interventions to repair or replace affected valves. This article summarises the methodology of a study that will incorporate enhanced data collection systems to provide additional insights into treatment choice and outcome for advanced valvular disease including that due to RHD. METHODS: An enhanced data collection system will be developed linking an existing Australian cardiac surgery registry to more detailed baseline co-morbidity, medication, echocardiographic and hospital separation data to identify predictors of morbidity and mortality outcome following valve surgery...
January 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093988/adherence-to-secondary-prophylaxis-for-acute-rheumatic-fever-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-a-systematic-review
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Priya Minaxi Kevat, Benjamin M Reeves, Alan R Ruben, Ronny Gunnarsson
BACKGROUND: Optimal delivery of regular benzathine penicillin G (BPG) injections prescribed as secondary prophylaxis for acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is vital to preventing disease morbidity and cardiac sequelae in affected pediatric and young adult populations. However, poor uptake of secondary prophylaxis remains a significant challenge to ARF/RHD control programs. OBJECTIVE: In order to facilitate better understanding of this challenge and thereby identify means to improve service delivery, this systematic literature review explored rates of adherence and factors associated with adherence to secondary prophylaxis for ARF and RHD worldwide...
January 16, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092608/white-and-red-blood-cell-picture-in-rabbits-experimentally-infected-with-strains-of-the-rabbit-haemorrhagic-disease-rhd-virus-without-or-with-variable-haemagglutination-capacity
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P Niedźwiedzka-Rystwej, B Tokarz-Deptuła, W Deptuła
The aim of the study was to establish if haemagglutination of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) affects haematological picture of peripheral blood in rabbits and the pathogenicity of the virus. The study analyzed white and red blood cell picture in rabbits experimentally infected with two non-haemagglutinating (HA-) RHDV strains (Frankfurt and Asturias) and one strain with variable haemagglutination capacity (HA+/-) (Hagenow). Studies with HA- and HA +/- are rare and relate only to 4 HA- strains (2 RHDV: BLA and Rainham; 2 RHDVa: Pv97 and 9905) and 1 HA+/- RHDV strain: ŻD, where less changes in haematological indices and less pathogenicity were observed...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
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