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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440220/rapid-evolution-of-the-human-mutation-spectrum
#1
Kelley Harris, Jonathan K Pritchard
DNA is a remarkably precise medium for copying and storing biological information. This high fidelity results from the action of hundreds of genes involved in replication, proofreading, and damage repair. Evolutionary theory suggests that in such a system, selection has limited ability to remove genetic variants that change mutation rates by small amounts or in specific sequence contexts. Consistent with this, using SNV variation as a proxy for mutational input, we report here that mutational spectra differ substantially among species, human continental groups and even some closely-related populations...
April 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431528/diagnostic-performance-of-the-urinary-canine-calgranulins-in-dogs-with-lower-urinary-or-urogenital-tract-carcinoma
#2
Romy M Heilmann, Elizabeth A McNiel, Niels Grützner, David J Lanerie, Jan S Suchodolski, Jörg M Steiner
BACKGROUND: Onset of canine transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) and prostatic carcinoma (PCA) is usually insidious with dogs presenting at an advanced stage of the disease. A biomarker that can facilitate early detection of TCC/PCA and improve patient survival would be useful. S100A8/A9 (calgranulin A/B or calprotectin) and S100A12 (calgranulin C) are expressed by cells of the innate immune system and are associated with several inflammatory disorders. S100A8/A9 is also expressed by epithelial cells after malignant transformation and is involved in the regulation of cell proliferation and metastasis...
April 21, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430718/trauma-collaborative-care-intervention-effect-on-surgeon-confidence-in-managing-psychosocial-complications-following-orthopaedic-trauma
#3
Stephen Wegener, Eben Carroll, Joshua Gary, Todd McKinley, Robert O'Toole, Debra Sietsema, Renan Castillo, Katherine Frey, Daniel Scharfstein, Yanjie Huang, Susan Collins, Ellen MacKenzie
OBJECTIVES: The impact of the Trauma Collaborative Care (TCC) program on surgeon confidence in managing the psychosocial sequelae of orthopaedic trauma was evaluated as part of a larger prospective, multisite, cluster clinical trial. We compared confidence and perceived resource availability among surgeons practicing in trauma centers that implemented the TCC program with orthopaedic trauma surgeons in similar trauma centers that did not implement the TCC. DESIGN: Prospective cohort design SETTING:: Level 1 Trauma Centers PARTICIPANTS:: Attending surgeons and Fellows...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430222/impact-of-partial-coherence-on-the-apparent-optical-transfer-function-derived-from-the-response-to-amplitude-edges
#4
S Mojtaba Shakeri, Lucas J van Vliet, Sjoerd Stallinga
We present an investigation of the impact of partial coherence on optical imaging systems with the focus on whole slide imaging (WSI) systems for digital pathology. The investigation is based on the analysis of the edge response of the optical system, which gives rise to an apparent optical transfer function (OTF) that can be linked to two elementary complex functions Q and U. The function Q is directly related to the transmission cross coefficient (TCC) and can be identified with the performance function first introduced by Kintner and Sillitto...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417194/impact-of-bcl2-polymorphisms-on-survival-in-transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-the-bladder
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Jochen Hess, Patrick Stelmach, Andreas Eisenhardt, Herbert Rübben, Henning Reis, Kurt Werner Schmid, Hagen Sjard Bachmann
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of three BCL2 single-nucleotide polymorphisms, i.e., c.-938C>A (rs2279115), c.21G>A (rs1801018), and c.*2203A>G (rs4987853) on survival in patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. METHODS: We analyzed 179 patients who underwent surgical treatment for bladder cancer at the Clinic of Urology, University Hospital Essen, Germany. Genomic DNA was extracted and genotyped for the polymorphisms. For all polymorphisms, linkage analysis was performed...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415699/the-prognostic-value-of-histological-subtype-in-patients-with-metastatic-bladder-cancer
#6
Cheng Chen, Linkun Hu, Ye Chen, Jianquan Hou
We aim to evaluate the prognostic effect of the histological sub-type in patients with metastatic bladder cancer based on the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results database. A total of 2634 eligible patients were included. The histological subtypes were: transitional cell carcinoma (TCC; 75.2%); adenocarcinoma (3.3%); squamous cell carcinoma (SQCC; 4.1%); and small cell carcinoma (4.3%). A significant association of adenocarcinoma with better survival outcomes (P < 0.015), and that of SQCC with worse outcomes (P < 0...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406584/thick-corpus-callosum-in-children
#7
Aviv Schupper, Osnat Konen, Ayelet Halevy, Rony Cohen, Sharon Aharoni, Avinoam Shuper
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A thick corpus callosum (TCC) can be associated with a very grave outcome in fetuses, but its clinical presentation in older children seems to be markedly different. METHODS: The corpus callosum (CC) was defined as thick based on observations and impressions. We reviewed cases of children who were diagnosed as TCC based on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies. The pertinent clinical data of these children were collected, and their CCs were measured...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393192/cyclosporine-a-attenuates-cardiac-dysfunction-induced-by-sepsis-via-inhibiting-calcineurin-and-activating-ampk-signaling
#8
Jingmiao Liu, Da Chen, Xiaowei Liu, Zhi Liu
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether cyclosporine A (CSA) improved cardiac dysfunction at an early stage of sepsis. Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into the following three groups: the sham‑operated control group, the cecal ligation puncture (CLP) procedure‑induced sepsis group and the CSA intervention group. Cecal ligation was performed to generate a sepsis model. At different time points (2, 6, 12, 24 and 72 h) following sepsis induction, blood pressure, cardiac function, and non‑esterified free fatty acid (NEFA) levels in the plasma and myocardia were measured, and the expression levels of components associated with the AMP‑activated protein kinase (AMPK)‑acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACC)‑carnitine palmitoyl transferase 1 (CPT1) signaling pathway were compared among the three groups...
March 31, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390741/treatment-options-for-the-closure-of-secundum-atrial-septal-defects-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pedro A Villablanca, David A Briston, Josep Rodés-Cabau, David F Briceno, Gaurav Rao, Mohammed Aljoudi, Aman M Shah, Divyanshu Mohananey, Tanush Gupta, Mohammed Makkiya, Harish Ramakrishna, Mario J Garcia, Robert H Pass, Giles Peek, Ali N Zaidi
BACKGROUND: Secundum atrial septal defects (ASDs) are treated by surgical closure (SC) or transcatheter device closure (TCC). Due to a scarcity of data directly comparing these approaches, it remains unclear which is superior. This meta-analysis compares the clinical outcomes of the two treatment options. METHODS: A literature search was performed in MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed, Google Search, and Cochrane databases for studies directly comparing SC and TCC of ASDs...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390714/production-of-benzoic-acid-as-a-natural-compound-in-fermented-skim-milk-using-commercial-cheese-starter
#10
Sun-Young Park, Mi-Young Yoo, Hyun-Dong Paik, Sang-Dong Lim
In this study, we investigated the production of natural benzoic acid (BA) in skim milk fermentation by 5 kinds of commercial cheese starters. Five kinds of starter were inoculated into 10% reconstituted skim milk, and then the culture was incubated at 2-h intervals for 10 h at 30, 35, and 40°C. In fermentation by MW 046 N+LH 13, the starter for making raclette, BA was highly detected after 8 h at 30 and 35°C. In fermentation by LH 13, the starter for making berg, BA steadily increased and was highly detected at 40°C...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362874/plasma-complement-and-vascular-complement-deposition-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-with-and-without-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases
#11
Kelly J Shields, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Jon Roger Eidet, Knut Mikkelsen, Sven M Almdahl, Barbara Bottazzi, Torstein Lyberg, Susan Manzi, Joseph M Ahearn, Ivana Hollan
PURPOSE: Inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRD) are associated with accelerated coronary artery disease (CAD), which may result from both systemic and vascular wall inflammation. There are indications that complement may be involved in the pathogenesis of CAD in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). This study aimed to evaluate the associations between circulating complement and complement activation products with mononuclear cell infiltrates (MCI, surrogate marker of vascular inflammation) in the aortic media and adventitia in IRDCAD and non-IRDCAD patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356972/wild-type-p53-induced-phosphatase-1-is-a-prognostic-marker-and-therapeutic-target-in-bladder-transitional-cell-carcinoma
#12
Zhi-Peng Wang, Shu-Yuan Chen, Ye Tian
Wild-type p53-induced phosphatase (Wip1) is an established oncogene and is associated with development of multiple forms of human cancer. However, the expression and role of Wip1 in human bladder transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) remains to be elucidated. In the present study, immunohistochemistry demonstrated that Wip1 was overexpressed in bladder TCC tissues compared with corresponding normal bladder tissues in 106 bladder TCC cases (P<0.0001). Furthermore, high expression levels of Wip1 were significantly associated with increasing tumor size (P=0...
February 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355104/laparoscopic-colectomy-versus-open-colectomy-for-treatment-of-transverse-colon-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Qingbin Wu, Mingtian Wei, Zengpanpan Ye, Liang Bi, Erliang Zheng, Tao Hu, Chaoyang Gu, Ziqiang Wang
BACKGROUND: The surgical management of transverse colon cancer (TCC) is still not standardized. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of laparoscopic colectomy (LC) for treatment of TCC in terms of short-term and long-term outcomes compared with open colectomy. METHOD: A systematic literature search with no limits was performed in PubMed and Embase. The last search was performed on September 15, 2016. The short-term outcomes included intraoperative outcomes, postoperative outcomes, and oncological surgical quality...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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