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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327087/nt5c2-novel-splicing-variant-expands-the-phenotypic-spectrum-of-spastic-paraplegia-spg45-case-report-of-a-new-member-of-thin-corpus-callosum-spg-subgroup
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Mahmoud F Elsaid, Khalid Ibrahim, Nader Chalhoub, Ahmed Elsotouhy, Noora El Mudehki, Alice Abdel Aleem
BACKGROUND: Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) is a genetically heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative diseases. Thin Corpus Callosum (TCC) associated HSP is a distinguished subgroup of complex forms. Purines and pyrimidine, the basic DNA and RNA components, are regulating the cell metabolism, having roles in signal transduction, energy preservation and cellular repair. Genetic defects in nucleotide metabolism related genes have been only recently implicated in brain and neurodegenerative diseases' pathogenesis...
March 21, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324226/tobacco-cessation-counseling-attitudes-and-practices-among-yemeni-dental-professionals
#2
Sadeq Ali Al-Maweri, Walid A Al-Soneidar, Amer AlMaqtari, Abdulrahman Hunaish, Ghadah Al-Sufyani, Esam Halboub
Tobacco use is a significant health problem in Yemen and worldwide. Dental practitioners can play a pivotal role in educating their patients on the risk of smoking and motivating them to quit. This study aimed to assess the attitudes towards and practices of tobacco cessation counseling (TCC) among Yemeni dental professionals and to evaluate whether such attitudes and practices are associated with gender, smoking status, and years since graduation. In this cross-sectional study, a self-administered questionnaire containing questions regarding the practice and attitudes towards TCC in dental clinic was used...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323807/the-trauma-collaborative-care-study-tccs
#3
Stephen T Wegener, Andrew N Pollak, Katherine P Frey, Robert A Hymes, Kristin R Archer, Clifford B Jones, Rachel B Seymour, Robert V OʼToole, Renan C Castillo, Yanjie Huang, Daniel O Scharfstein, Ellen J MacKenzie
Previous research suggests that the care provided to trauma patients could be improved by including early screening and management of emotional distress and psychological comorbidity. The Trauma Collaborative Care (TCC) program, which is based on the principles of well-established models of collaborative care, was designed to address this gap in trauma center care. This article describes the TCC program and the design of a multicenter study to evaluate its effectiveness for improving patient outcomes after major, high-energy orthopaedic trauma at level 1 trauma centers...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320689/use-of-the-total-cancer-care-system-to-enrich-screening-for-cd30-positive-solid-tumors-for-patient-enrollment-into-a-brentuximab-vedotin-clinical-trial-a-pilot-study-to-evaluate-feasibility
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Bin Li, Steven A Eschrich, Anders Berglund, Melissa Mitchell, David Fenstermacher, Hadi Danaee, Hongyue Dai, Daniel Sullivan, William L Trepicchio, William S Dalton
BACKGROUND: One approach to identify patients who meet specific eligibility criteria for target-based clinical trials is to use patient and tumor registries to prescreen patient populations. OBJECTIVE: Here we demonstrate that the Total Cancer Care (TCC) Protocol, an ongoing, observational study, may provide a solution for rapidly identifying patients with CD30-positive tumors eligible for CD30-targeted therapies such as brentuximab vedotin. METHODS: The TCC patient gene expression profiling database was retrospectively screened for CD30 gene expression determined using HuRSTA-2a520709 Affymetrix arrays (GPL15048)...
March 20, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294933/differences-in-sheep-and-goats-milk-microbiological-profile-between-conventional-and-organic-farming-systems-in-greece
#5
Eleni Malissiova, Theofilos Papadopoulos, Aikaterini Kyriazi, Maria Mparda, Christina Sakorafa, Antonios Katsioulis, Anna Katsiaflaka, Maria Kyritsi, Antonios Zdragas, Christos Hadjichristodoulou
The aim of this study was to examine differences in the microbiological profile and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria isolated from milk from organic and conventional sheep and goat farms. Twenty-five organic and 25 conventional sheep and goat farms in the region of Thessaly, Greece participated in this study. A standardised detailed questionnaire was used to describe farming practices. A total of 50 samples were collected and analysed for total viable count (TVC), total coliform count (TCC) and somatic cell count (SCC), while Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli were isolated using standard methods...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288548/upregulated-glutathione-transferase-omega-1-correlates-with-progression-of-urinary-bladder-carcinoma
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Tatjana Djukic, Tatjana Simic, Marija Pljesa-Ercegovac, Marija Matic, Sonja Suvakov, Vesna Coric, Dejan Dragicevic, Ana Savic-Radojevic
OBJECTIVES: Newly discovered glutathione transferase omega 1 (GSTO1-1) plays an important role in the glutathionylation cycle, a significant mechanism of protein function regulation. GSTO1-1 expression pattern has not been studied in transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), as yet. METHODS: A total of 56 TCC tumor and corresponding non-tumor specimens were investigated. Glutathione content and thioltransferase activity were measured spectrophotometrically. Protein-glutathione mixed disulfides were measured fluorimetrically...
March 13, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275521/transurethral-resection-versus-open-bladder-cuff-excision-in-patients-undergoing-nephroureterectomy-for-upper-urinary-tract-carcinoma-operative-and-oncological-results
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Charalampos Fragkoulis, Athanasios Pappas, Georgios I Papadopoulos, Georgios Stathouros, Aristodimos Fragkoulis, Konstantinos Ntoumas
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of distal ureter management on oncological results after open nephroureterectomy (ONU) comparing transurethral resection of the intramural ureter to conventional open excision, as controversy still exists about the method of choice for managing the distal ureter and bladder cuff during ONU. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively collected data from 378 patients who underwent ONU for upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma (UUT-TCC) from 1988 to 2009...
March 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267677/diabetic-foot-ulcers-treated-with-porcine-urinary-bladder-extracellular-matrix-and-total-contact-cast-interim-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Oscar M Alvarez, Tashara Smith, Thomas W Gilbert, Neh J Onumah, Martin E Wendelken, Rachelle Parker, Lee Markowitz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a porcine urinary bladder-derived extracellular matrix (UBM) for the treatment of recalcitrant, neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, parallel, randomized, single-center study involving 17 subjects was performed in an outpatient wound care center setting. Each subject with a DFU was randomized (2:1) to receive the urinary bladder matrix (UBM) plus offloading with a total contact cast (TCC) or standard care (nonadherent dressing plus TCC)...
February 27, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259078/spectral-characteristics-of-dissolved-organic-matter-in-various-agricultural-soils-throughout-china
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Jiakai Gao, Chenglong Liang, Guangzhu Shen, Jialong Lv, Haiming Wu
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) plays an essential role in many environmental processes, particularly in soil ecosystems. In the present study, ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy and parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC) of three-dimensional fluorescence excitation-emission matrices (3D-EEMs) were used to characterize DOM extracted from various agricultural soils across four climate regions of China. The maximum (86.01 mg L(-1)) and minimum (17.39 mg L(-1)) dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations were found in soils from Jiangsu and Yunnan, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231159/comparison-of-the-proximate-composition-total-carotenoids-and-total-polyphenol-content-of-nine-orange-fleshed-sweet-potato-varieties-grown-in-bangladesh
#10
Mohammad Khairul Alam, Ziaul Hasan Rana, Sheikh Nazrul Islam
In an attempt to develop the food composition table for Bangladesh, the nutritional composition of nine varieties of orange-fleshed sweet potato was analyzed together with total carotenoids (TCC) and total polyphenol content (TPC). Each variety showed significant variation in different nutrient contents. The quantification of the TCC and TPC was done by spectrophotometric measurement, and the proximate composition was done by the AOAC method. The obtained results showed that total polyphenol content varied from 94...
September 14, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229216/enhanced-biotransformation-of-triclocarban-by-ochrobactrum-sp-tcc-1-under-anoxic-nitrate-respiration-conditions
#11
Hui Yun, Bin Liang, Deyong Kong, Zhiling Li, Guoshu Qi, Aijie Wang
Antimicrobial triclocarban (3,4,4'-trichlorocarbanilide, TCC) is frequently detected in soils and sediments for the widely reclaim of sewage sludge or biosolid in recent decades. This resulted from a weak removal of TCC during wastewater treatment, and most of it adsorbed onto sewage sludge. As the toxicity and persistence of TCC in the environment, the elimination of TCC from the source of output is of great importance, particularly in anoxic process. In this study, the biotransformation of TCC by a newly isolated TCC-degrading strain Ochrobactrum sp...
April 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222350/a-thdreb-gene-from-tamarix-hispida-improved-the-salt-and-drought-tolerance-of-transgenic-tobacco-and-t-%C3%A2-hispida
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Guiyan Yang, Lili Yu, Kaimin Zhang, Yulin Zhao, Yucong Guo, Caiqiu Gao
Dehydration-responsive element-binding (DREB) transcription factors are important abiotic stress tolerance related genes, and some reports on the roles of DREB have primarily addressed herbal plants. To explore the abiotic stress tolerance role of DREB (ThDREB) from Tamarix hispida, a ThDREB gene with a complete ORF of 783 bp that encodes a 28.74 kDa protein with 260 amino acids, was isolated and functionally annotated. ThDREB expression was highly induced by NaCl, PEG, NaHCO3 and CdCl2 treatments, and the highest expression level (369...
February 10, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217972/clinical-outcome-of-partial-cystectomy-for-transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-the-canine-bladder
#13
S J Marvel, B Séguin, D D Dailey, D H Thamm
Canine transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder has historically been treated with a combination of chemotherapy, cyclooxygenase inhibitors and radiation therapy. While surgery has been used to treat TCC of the bladder, its efficacy has yet to be established. Thirty-seven client owned dogs that underwent partial cystectomy +/- various nonsurgical treatments for TCC were retrospectively evaluated. The overall median progression-free interval (PFI) was 235 days and the median survival time (ST) was 348 days...
February 20, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216943/non-transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-the-upper-urinary-tract-a-case-series-among-305-cases-at-a-tertiary-urology-institute
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Mohamed Mohamed Elawdy, Diaa-Eldin Taha, Yasser Osman, Mohamed Abd El-Hamid, Mohsen El-Mekresh
Non-transitional cell carcinomas (non-TCC) of the upper urinary tract as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), adenocarcinoma, and small cell carcinoma (SmCC) are rare with few case reports in the literature. We retrospectively reviewed our patients who surgically treated for upper tract urothelial carcinoma from 1983 to 2013 for non-TCC pathological cancer characteristics and survival. Among 305 patients, only 5 (1.6%) cases were found: One case of SmCC, another had adenocarcinoma, and 3 SCC cases. None of them had intravesical recurrence and the cancer-specific survival for non-TCC cohort is markedly decreased (log-rank = 0...
January 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214393/flow-cytometric-bacterial-cell-counts-challenge-conventional-heterotrophic-plate-counts-for-routine-microbiological-drinking-water-monitoring
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S Van Nevel, S Koetzsch, C R Proctor, M D Besmer, E I Prest, J S Vrouwenvelder, A Knezev, N Boon, F Hammes
Drinking water utilities and researchers continue to rely on the century-old heterotrophic plate counts (HPC) method for routine assessment of general microbiological water quality. Bacterial cell counting with flow cytometry (FCM) is one of a number of alternative methods that challenge this status quo and provide an opportunity for improved water quality monitoring. After more than a decade of application in drinking water research, FCM methodology is optimised and established for routine application, supported by a considerable amount of data from multiple full-scale studies...
April 15, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195242/the-alternative-complement-pathway-is-dysregulated-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
#16
Negar Shahini, Annika E Michelsen, Per H Nilsson, Karin Ekholt, Lars Gullestad, Kaspar Broch, Christen P Dahl, Pål Aukrust, Thor Ueland, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Arne Yndestad, Mieke C Louwe
The complement system, an important arm of the innate immune system, is activated in heart failure (HF). We hypothesized that HF patients are characterized by an imbalance of alternative amplification loop components; including properdin and complement factor D and the alternative pathway inhibitor factor H. These components and the activation product, terminal complement complex (TCC), were measured in plasma from 188 HF patients and 67 age- and sex- matched healthy controls by enzyme immunoassay. Our main findings were: (i) Compared to controls, patients with HF had significantly increased levels of factor D and TCC, and decreased levels of properdin, particularly patients with advanced clinical disorder (i...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194179/the-prognostic-role-of-nedd9-and-p38-protein-expression-levels-in-urinary-bladder-transitional-cell-carcinoma
#17
Ola A Harb, Rasha Haggag, Maged M Ali, Shereen El Shorbagy, Abeer M Abdelbary, Lobna A Abdelaziz, Reham A Salim, Khaled M Abdel Wahab
Background. The most common malignant tumor of the urinary bladder is transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). Neural precursor cell-expressed developmentally downregulated protein 9 (NEDD9) is found to be a cell adhesion mediator. P38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase is a serine/threonine kinases member which can mediate carcinogenesis through intracellular signaling. Methods. To assess their prognostic role; NEDD9 and p38 protein were evaluated in sections from 50 paraffin blocks of TCC. Results. The high expressions of NEDD9 and p38 protein were significantly associated with grade, stage, distant metastasis (p < 0...
2017: Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146552/differences-in-the-rare-variant-spectrum-among-human-populations
#18
Iain Mathieson, David Reich
Mutations occur at vastly different rates across the genome, and populations, leading to differences in the spectrum of segregating polymorphisms. Here, we investigate variation in the rare variant spectrum in a sample of human genomes representing all major world populations. We find at least two distinct signatures of variation. One, consistent with a previously reported signature is characterized by an increased rate of TCC>TTC mutations in people from Western Eurasia and South Asia, likely related to differences in the rate, or efficiency of repair, of damage due to deamination of methylated guanine...
February 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145072/effect-of-quality-of-colostrum-on-health-growth-and-immunoglobulin-g-concentration-in-holstein-calves-in-a-hot-environment
#19
Miguel Mellado, Edir Torres, Francisco G Veliz, Angeles de Santiago, Ulises Macias-Cruz, Jose E Garcia
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of ingestion of pasteurized and subsequently frozen-thawed pooled colostrum (≥50 mg Ig/mL) with different bacterial counts and immunoglobulin concentration (IgC) on the occurrence of diarrhea and pneumonia in 306 neonatal Holstein calves in a hot environment. Calves were assigned to be fed colostrum with total bacterial counts (TBC) lower or greater than 100 000 colony-forming units (cfu)/mL, total coliform counts (TCC) greater or lower than 10 000 cfu/mL, and IgC lower or higher than 85 mg Ig/mL...
February 1, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143426/the-marine-triterpene-glycoside-frondoside-a-induces-p53-independent-apoptosis-and-inhibits-autophagy-in-urothelial-carcinoma-cells
#20
Sergey A Dyshlovoy, Ramin Madanchi, Jessica Hauschild, Katharina Otte, Winfried H Alsdorf, Udo Schumacher, Vladimir I Kalinin, Alexandra S Silchenko, Sergey A Avilov, Friedemann Honecker, Valentin A Stonik, Carsten Bokemeyer, Gunhild von Amsberg
BACKGROUND: Advanced urothelial carcinomas represent a considerable clinical challenge as they are difficult to treat. Platinum-based combination regimens obtain response rates ranging from 40 to 70% in first-line therapy of advanced urothelial carcinoma. In the majority of cases, however, the duration of these responses is limited, and when progression occurs, the outcome is generally poor. Therefore, novel therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. The purpose of the current research is to investigate the anticancer effects and the mode of action of the marine triterpene glycoside frondoside A in p53-wild type and p53-deficient human urothelial carcinoma cells...
February 1, 2017: BMC Cancer
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