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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145583/association-between-the-severity-of-diabetic-retinopathy-and-falls-in-an-asian-population-with-diabetes-the-singapore-epidemiology-of-eye-diseases-study
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Preeti Gupta, Amudha Aravindhan, Alfred T L Gan, Ryan E K Man, Eva K Fenwick, Paul Mitchell, Nicholas Tan, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Tien Yin Wong, Ching-Yu Cheng, Ecosse L Lamoureux
Importance: The presence and severity of diabetic retinopathy (DR) may contribute to the risk of falling in persons with diabetes, but evidence is currently equivocal. Objective: To investigate the associations of diabetes and DR severity with the likelihood of falls in a multiethnic Asian population. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cross-sectional post hoc analysis of the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases study, a population-based study of participants from 3 ethnic groups (3280 Malay, 3400 Indian, and 3353 Chinese individuals) conducted from 2004 to 2011...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145552/association-between-perceived-barriers-to-diabetes-self-management-and-diabetic-retinopathy-in-asian-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ryan Eyn Kidd Man, Eva K Fenwick, Alfred Tau Liang Gan, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Preeti Gupta, Amudha Aravindhan, Tien Yin Wong, Gavin Siew Wei Tan, Ecosse L Lamoureux
Importance: A patient's perceived barriers to diabetes self-management (DSM) may affect his or her risk of diabetic retinopathy (DR); however, few studies have examined this association. Objective: To examine the association between perceived barriers to DSM and the severity spectrum of DR in Asian patients with type 2 diabetes. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional clinic-based study, the Singapore Diabetes Management Project, was conducted from December 28, 2010, to March 20, 2013, at the Singapore National Eye Centre, a tertiary eye care institute...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144012/uterine-cervical-adenocarcinoma-associated-with-lobular-endocervical-glandular-hyperplasia-radiologic-pathologic-correlation
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Ayumi Ohya, Shiho Asaka, Yasunari Fujinaga, Masumi Kadoya
AIM: We aimed to identify the radiologic features of uterine cervical adenocarcinoma associated with lobular endocervical glandular hyperplasia (LEGH). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed magnetic resonance (MR) images and pathologic findings of eight patients who underwent preoperative MR imaging followed by surgical resection and who were pathologically diagnosed with adenocarcinoma (except for adenocarcinoma in situ) associated with LEGH. We assessed the following MR findings: multicystic component (MC), solid component (SC), signal intensity of SC on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) map, and radiological stage (r-stage) based on the FIGO classification...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143481/decisional-regret-and-choice-of-breast-reconstruction-following-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kathy Flitcroft, Meagan Brennan, Andrew Spillane
OBJECTIVE: Women facing mastectomy for breast cancer should have the option of considering whether they would like breast reconstruction (BR), and if so, what type and when. Previous research has demonstrated some women will come to regret their decision about BR. We aim to summarise the evidence about the prevalence of decisional regret (DR) associated with BR choices and identify factors influencing vulnerability to DR. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature reporting BR-related DR published between January 1994 and February 2017 identified 254 initial search results...
November 16, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143392/is-dr-von-magnus-to-blame-for-the-withdrawal-of-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccine
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EDITORIAL
P D Griffiths
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2017: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143371/editorial-comment-from-dr-taguchi-to-demographics-management-and-treatment-outcomes-of-benign-and-malignant-retroperitoneal-tumors-in-japan
#6
Satoru Taguchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142889/rapid-detection-of-streptomycin-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-by-rpsl-restriction-fragment-length-polymorphism
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Sediqe Karimi, Hossein Mirhendi, Fatemh Riyahi Zaniani, Soroor Erfani Manesh, Mahshd Salehi, Bahram Nasr Esfahani
Background: Molecular methods for the detection of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are potentially more rapid than conventional culture-based drug susceptibility testing, facilitating the commencement of appropriate treatment for patients with DR-TB. The aim of this study was to evaluate and develop polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) assays for the detection of mutations within rpsL, and for the determination of streptomycin (STR) resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142744/-who-has-to-do-it-at-the-end-of-the-day-programme-officials-or-hospital-authorities-airborne-infection-control-at-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-dr-tb-centres-of-karnataka-india-a-mixed-methods-study
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Kibballi Madhukeshwar Akshaya, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Ottapura Prabhakaran Aslesh, Sharath Burugina Nagaraja, Abhay Subashrao Nirgude, Anil Singarajipura, Anil G Jacob
Background: Drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) centers admit patients with DR-TB for initiation of treatment and thereby concentrate the patients under one setting. It becomes imperative to assess the compliance of DR-TB centres to national airborne infection control (AIC) guidelines and explore the provider perspectives into reasons for unsatisfactory compliance. Methods: This mixed methods study (triangulation design) was carried out across all the six DR-TB centers of Karnataka state, India, between November 2016 and April 2017...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142551/association-of-single-nucleotide-missence-polymorphism-val109asp-of-omentin-1-gene-and-coronary-artery-disease-in-pakistani-population-multicenter-study
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Shazia Nazar, Sitwat Zehra, Abid Azhar
Background & Objective: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a most important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide as well as in Pakistan. Recent studies have shown that the combination of obesity, insulin resistance and fluctuation in circulating adipocytokines levels is associated with the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease. Omentin-1 is recently found adipocytokine that is highly expressed in visceral adipose tissue. It has anti- inflammatory properties and is negatively correlated with ischemic heart disease...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142332/the-interstellar-chemistry-of-c3h-and-c3h2-isomers
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Jean-Christophe Loison, Marcelino Agúndez, Valentine Wakelam, Evelyne Roueff, Pierre Gratier, Núria Marcelino, Dianailys Nuñez Reyes, José Cernicharo, Maryvonne Gerin
We report the detection of linear and cyclic isomers of C3H and C3H2 towards various starless cores and review the corresponding chemical pathways involving neutral (C3Hx with x=1,2) and ionic (C3Hx(+) with x = 1,2,3) isomers. We highlight the role of the branching ratio of electronic Dissociative Recombination (DR) reactions of C3H2(+) and C3H3(+) isomers showing that the statistical treatment of the relaxation of C3H(*) and C3H2(*) produced in these DR reactions may explain the relative c,l-C3H and c,l-C3H2 abundances...
October 1, 2017: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142179/usefulness-of-a-short-dietary-propensity-questionnaire-in-japan
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Nagako Okuda, Kazuyoshi Itai, Akira Okayama
AIM: There is a growing need for nutritional education for prevention and non-pharmacological treatment of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). We compared the results of a short dietary propensity questionnaire (SDPQ) with those from the food frequency and quantity survey (FF Quantity), which had been previously quantitatively assessed by comparison with the 24-hr dietary recall (24hr-DR), to examine the usefulness of the SDPQ. The SDPQ was designed to assess dietary propensities of 12 food/nutrients relevant to CVD risk factors...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141509/relative-morphokinetics-assessed-by-time-lapse-imaging-are-altered-in-embryos-from-patients-with-endometriosis
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Alexander Freis, Jens Erik Dietrich, Moritz Binder, Verena Holschbach, Thomas Strowitzki, Ariane Germeyer
INTRODUCTION: Time-lapse technology allows almost continuous noninvasive assessment of embryonic development. It was shown previously that relative kinetics defining cleavage synchronicity are better predictors of blastocyst quality than absolute time points. This study aims to compare relative kinetics in embryos from patients with and without endometriosis. METHODS: Time-lapse data were collected retrospectively from 596 patients undergoing infertility treatment for in vitro fertilization from January 2011 to July 2016...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141182/optogenetic-activation-of-5-ht-neurons-in-the-dorsal-raphe-suppresses-seizure-induced-respiratory-arrest-and-produces-anticonvulsant-effect-in-the-dba-1-mouse-sudep-model
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Honghai Zhang, Haiting Zhao, Chang Zeng, Christa Van Dort, Carl L Faingold, Norman E Taylor, Ken Solt, Hua-Jun Feng
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a devastating epilepsy complication. Seizure-induced respiratory arrest (S-IRA) occurs in many witnessed SUDEP patients and animal models as an initiating event leading to death. Thus, understanding the mechanisms underlying S-IRA will advance the development of preventive strategies against SUDEP. Serotonin (5-HT) is an important modulator for many vital functions, including respiration and arousal, and a deficiency of 5-HT signaling is strongly implicated in S-IRA in animal models, including the DBA/1 mouse...
November 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140985/notch-signaling-and-progenitor-ductular-reaction-in-steatohepatitis
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Carola M Morell, Romina Fiorotto, Marica Meroni, Aileen Raizner, Barbara Torsello, Massimiliano Cadamuro, Gaia Spagnuolo, Eleanna Kaffe, Salvatore Sutti, Emanuele Albano, Mario Strazzabosco
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Persistent hepatic progenitor cells (HPC) activation resulting in ductular reaction (DR) is responsible for pathologic liver repair in cholangiopathies. Also, HPC/DR expansion correlates with fibrosis in several chronic liver diseases, including steatohepatitis. Increasing evidence indicates Notch signaling as a key regulator of HPC/DR response in biliary and more in general liver injuries. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the role of Notch during HPC/DR activation in a mouse model of steatohepatitis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140798/response-to-dr-baverstock-s-letter-to-the-editor
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Manuela Pfinder, Steffen Dreger, Lara Christianson, Stefan Lhachimi, Hajo Zeeb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140703/synthesis-of-2s-2-chloro-2-fluoro-ribolactone-via-stereoselective-electrophilic-fluorination
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Coralie De Schutter, Ozkan Sari, Steven J Coats, Franck Amblard, Raymond Felix Schinazi
A novel and efficient route for the preparation of (2S)-2-chloro-2-fluoro lactone 29 is described. This approach takes advantage of a highly efficient diastereoselective electrophilic fluorination reaction (94% yield; >50:1 dr).
November 15, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140264/what-if-healthy-aging-is-the-new-normal
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EDITORIAL
Marcia G Ory, Matthew Lee Smith
We dedicate this special issue to our colleague, Dr. Lucinda Bryant (1941-2016).[...].
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139571/human-prosthetic-joint-infections-are-associated-with-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-mdscs-implications-for-infection-persistence
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Cortney E Heim, Debbie Vidlak, Jessica Odvody, Curtis W Hartman, Kevin L Garvin, Tammy Kielian
Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication of joint arthroplasty surgery typified by biofilm formation. Currently, mechanisms whereby biofilms persist and evade immune-mediated clearance in immune competent patients remain largely ill-defined. Therefore, the current study characterized leukocyte infiltrates and inflammatory mediator expression in tissues from patients with PJI compared to aseptic loosening. CD33(+) HLA-DR(-) CD66b(+) CD14(-/low) granulocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (G-MDSCs) were the predominant leukocyte population at sites of human PJI compared to aseptic tissues...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138841/enhanced-activated-t%C3%A2-cell-subsets-in-prostate-cancer-patients-receiving-iodine-125-low-dose-rate-prostate-brachytherapy
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Makoto Kubo, Takefumi Satoh, Hiromichi Ishiyama, Ken-Ichi Tabata, Hideyasu Tsumura, Shoko Komori, Masatsugu Iwamura, Shiro Baba, Kazushige Hayakawa, Toshihiko Kawamura, Fumiya Obata
Radiotherapy (RT) is one of the most important treatments for prostate cancer. Although RT can kill cancer cells through direct and indirect effects of radiation, it occasionally induces an abscopal effect whereby localized radiation treatment is associated with elimination of metastatic cancer at a distance from the irradiated area. Thus, RT may induce an effective antitumor immune response, although the mechanism involved has remained unclear. The present was designed to evaluate this effect of RT in 36 patients with prostate cancer who provided informed consent prior to enrollment in this clinical trial...
November 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138839/sumo1-ubc9%C3%A2-decreased-nox1-activity-inhibits-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-and-apoptosis-in-diabetic-retinopathy
#20
Jiaoli Hu, Pengcheng Xue, Xinbang Mao, Lin Xie, Guodong Li, Zhipeng You
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is an increasing global health concern that causes vision loss and blindness. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are considered to be a principal cause of DR. An important source of ROS is the oxidization of NADPH. In the present study, NADPH oxidase 1 (Nox1)‑expressing human retinal epithelial cell (HREC) lines were generated and infected with small ubiquitin‑like modifier 1 (SUMO1) and/or ubiquitin conjugating enzyme E2 I (UBC9) lentiviral pGMLV constructs. The viabilities, apoptotic capacities and ROS production levels of the HREC lines were quantified using Hoechst 33258, annexin V/propidium iodide and dichlorodihydrofluorescein diacetate assays, respectively...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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