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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931222/the-role-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-associated-vasculopathy-in-the-etiology-of-stroke
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Laura A Benjamin, Theresa J Allain, Henry Mzinganjira, Myles D Connor, Colin Smith, Sebastian Lucas, Elizabeth Joekes, Sam Kampondeni, Karen Chetcuti, Ian Turnbull, Mark Hopkins, Steve Kamiza, Elizabeth L Corbett, Robert S Heyderman, Tom Solomon
Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a recognized risk factor for stroke among young populations, but the exact mechanisms are poorly understood. We studied the clinical, radiologic, and histologic features of HIV-related ischemic stroke to gain insight into the disease mechanisms. Methods: We conducted a prospective, in-depth analysis of adult ischemic stroke patients presenting to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi, in 2011...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931211/mir-337-3p-promotes-chondrocytes-proliferation-and-inhibits-apoptosis-by-regulating-pten-akt-axis-in-osteoarthritis
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Zhihui Huang, Naidong Zhang, Wenming Ma, Xiaoyu Dai, Jinbo Liu
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease of articular cartilage and its main pathological feature is cartilage destruction, but its specific pathogenesis is still debatable. The aim of this study was to explore the role of miR-337-3p in OA pathogenesis. METHODS: The expression of miR-337-3p and PTEN in osteoarthritic cartilage tissues was detected using quantitative real time PCR and western blot, respectively. The regulation of miR-337-3p on PTEN was examined by luciferase reporter gene assays...
September 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931075/excitability-is-increased-in-hippocampal-ca1-pyramidal-cells-of-fmr1-knockout-mice
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M Angeles Luque, Pablo Beltran-Matas, M Carmen Marin, Blas Torres, Luis Herrero
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is caused by a failure of neuronal cells to express the gene encoding the fragile mental retardation protein (FMRP). Clinical features of the syndrome include intellectual disability, learning impairment, hyperactivity, seizures and anxiety. Fmr1 knockout (KO) mice do not express FMRP and, as a result, reproduce some FXS behavioral abnormalities. While intrinsic and synaptic properties of excitatory cells in various part of the brain have been studied in Fmr1 KO mice, a thorough analysis of action potential characteristics and input-output function of CA1 pyramidal cells in this model is lacking...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931060/isolated-positive-anti-ss-b-autoantibodies-are-not-related-to-clinical-features-of-systemic-autoimmune-diseases-results-from-a-routine-population-survey
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Sabine Jardel, Nicole Fabien, Arnaud Hot, Sandra Vukusic, Jacques Tebib, Vincent Cottin, Pascal Sève, Maurice Laville, Alexandre Belot, Isabelle Durieu, Lorna Garnier, Frédéric Coutant, Quitterie Reynaud, Jean Christophe Lega
OBJECTIVE: To assess in clinical practice the frequency and diagnosis associated with the SS-B-positive/SS-A negative autoantibody profile. METHODS: We analyzed a one-year consecutive population of 624 patients referred by clinicians to the immunology laboratory to investigate anti-SS-A and/or anti-SS-B autoantibodies, who were detected using luminex technology. Data were analyzed for patients with isolated anti-SS-B autoantibodies. The clinical characteristics and diagnosis of connective tissue diseases (CTD) were retrieved according to the international criteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931028/the-efficacy-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-for-symptomatic-ureteral-stones-predictors-of-treatment-failure-without-the-assistance-of-computed-tomography
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Bing-Juin Chiang, Chun-Hou Liao, Yu-Hua Lin
OBJECTIVES: Non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) is not always performed clinically if the diagnosis of ureteral calculi has been confirmed using other radiographic imaging modalities. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of successful extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) without assistance of NCCT. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with symptomatic solitary ureteral stones who underwent ESWL between November 2015 and January 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931001/an-automated-rapid-iterative-negative-geotaxis-assay-for-analyzing-adult-climbing-behavior-in-a-drosophila-model-of-neurodegeneration
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Wenze Cao, Li Song, Jingjing Cheng, Na Yi, Luyi Cai, Fu-de Huang, Margaret Ho
Neurodegenerative diseases are frequently associated with a progressive loss of movement ability, reduced life span, and age-dependent neurodegeneration. To understand the mechanism of these cellular events, and their causal relationships with each other, Drosophila melanogaster, with its sophisticated genetic tools and diverse behavioral features, are used as disease models for assessing neurodegenerative phenotypes. Here we describe a high-throughput method to analyze Drosophila adult negative geotaxis behavior, as an indication for possible motor defects associated with neurodegeneration...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930981/generation-of-prostate-cancer-cell-models-of-resistance-to-the-anti-mitotic-agent-docetaxel
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Lisa Mohr, Marc Carceles-Cordon, Jungreem Woo, Carlos Cordon-Cardo, Josep Domingo-Domenech, Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo
Microtubule targeting agents (MTAs) are a mainstay in the treatment of a wide range of tumors. However, acquired resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs is a common mechanism of disease progression and a prognostic-determinant feature of malignant tumors. In prostate cancer (PC), resistance to MTAs such as the taxane Docetaxel dictates treatment failure as well as progression towards lethal stages of disease that are defined by a poor prognosis and high mortality rates. Though studied for decades, the array of mechanisms contributing to acquired resistance are not completely understood, and thus pose a significant limitation to the development of new therapeutic strategies that could benefit patients in these advanced stages of disease...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930968/featured-articles-for-cme-credit-october-2017
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October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930887/genetic-variant-near-plxdc2-influences-the-risk-of-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-by-increasing-intraocular-pressure-in-the-japanese-population
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Fumihiko Mabuchi, Nakako Mabuchi, Mitsuko Takamoto, Yoichi Sakurada, Seigo Yoneyama, Kenji Kashiwagi, Hiroyuki Iijima, Zentaro Yamagata, Makoto Aihara, Takeshi Iwata, Makoto Araie
PURPOSE: To assess the association between the genetic variants that were previously reported to be associated with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in the Japanese population and the phenotypic features. METHODS: Six hundred sixty-one Japanese patients including 417 patients with POAG (normal tension glaucoma [NTG], n=210; high tension glaucoma [HTG], n=207) and 244 control subjects without glaucoma were analyzed for 3 genetic variants: rs547984 (near gene: ZP4), rs7081455 (PLXDC2), and rs7961953 (TMTC2)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930858/a-retrospective-study-comparing-percutaneous-and-open-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-thoracolumbar-fractures-with-spinal-injuries
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Bowen Wang, Yong Fan, Jingjing Dong, Hu Wang, Faqi Wang, Zhichen Liu, Haoyuan Liu, Yafei Feng, Fengrong Chen, Zheyuan Huang, Ruisong Chen, Wei Lei, Zixiang Wu
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness between percutaneous and open pedicle screw fixation for treating thoracolumbar fractures with spinal injuries. METHODS: A total of 105 patients with thoracolumbar fractures and spinal injuries were divided into a percutaneous pedicle screw fixation (PPSF) group with 56 patients, who underwent percutaneous pedicle screw fixation, and an open pedicle screw fixation (OPSF) group with 49 patients, who underwent open pedicle screw fixation in accordance with the treatment project...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930825/acinar-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-presenting-as-diffuse-pancreatic-enlargement-two-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Yaping Luo, Guilan Hu, Yanru Ma, Ning Guo, Fang Li
RATIONALE: Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignant tumor of exocrine pancreas. It is typically a well-marginated large solid mass arising in a certain aspect of the pancreas. Diffuse involvement of ACC in the pancreas is very rare, and may simulate pancreatitis in radiological findings. We report 2 cases of ACC presenting as diffuse enlargement of the pancreas due to tumor involvement without formation of a distinct mass. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patients consisted of a 41-year-old man with weight loss and a 77-year-old man who was asymptomatic...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930816/a-comparative-study-of-interprofessional-education-in-global-health-care-a-systematic-review
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Chulani Herath, Yangfeng Zhou, Yong Gan, Naomie Nakandawire, Yanghong Gong, Zuxun Lu
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners identify interprofessional (IP) collaboration in education and practice as an innovative strategy that plays an important role in mitigating the global health workforce crisis. Evidence on the practice of global health level in interprofessional education (IPE) is scarce and hampered due to the absence of aggregate information. Therefore, this systematic review was conducted to examine the incidences of IPE and summarize the main features about the IPE programs in undergraduate and postgraduate education in developed and developing countries...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930802/morphologic-features-associated-with-fibrotic-scarring-after-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-in-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Jae Hui Kim, Young Suk Chang, Jong Woo Kim, Chul Gu Kim, Dong Won Lee, Ye Ji Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate morphologic features associated with fibrotic scarring after anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy in polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). METHODS: This retrospective study included 293 patients who had been diagnosed with PCV and treated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor monotherapy during a 12-month follow-up period. Associations of morphologic features, including type of PCV, location of the polypoidal lesion, greatest linear dimension, largest polyp diameter, choroidal vascular hyperpermeability, pigment epithelial detachment, intraretinal fluid, and subretinal hyperreflective material (SHRM) with fibrotic scar at 12 months were analyzed...
September 19, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930763/a-new-community-health-center-academic-medicine-partnership-for-medicaid-cost-control-powered-by-the-mega-teaching-health-center
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Richard E Rieselbach, Ted Epperly, Aaron Friedman, David Keahey, Eleanor McConnell, Karen Nichols, Greg Nycz, Jeanette Roberts, Kenneth Schmader, Peter Shin, Derri Shtasel
Community health centers (CHCs), a principal source of primary care for over 24 million patients, provide high-quality affordable care for medically underserved and lower-income populations in urban and rural communities. The authors propose that CHCs can assume an important role in the quest for health care reform by serving substantially more Medicaid patients. Major expansion of CHCs, powered by mega teaching health centers (THCs) in partnership with regional academic medical centers (AMCs) or teaching hospitals, could increase Medicaid beneficiaries' access to cost-effective care...
September 14, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930757/high-expression-of-ccr7-predicts-lymph-node-metastasis-and-good-prognosis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Xuelu Li, Siwen Sun, Ning Li, Jiyue Gao, Jing Yu, Jinbo Zhao, Man Li, Zuowei Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous preclinical and clinical studies have reported a positive correlation between the expression of the C-C chemokine receptor 7 (CCR7) and the incidence of lymph node metastasis in breast cancer. However, the prognostic relevance of CCR7 expression in breast cancer remains contradictory till now. The aim of this study is to assess the correlation of the CCR7 expression with other clinicopathological features and prognosis in breast cancer. METHODS: The CCR7 gene amplification and mRNA expression levels from approximately 3,000 patients were retrieved from human breast cancer databases and analyzed...
September 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930752/salivary-gland-neoplasms-does-morphological-diversity-reflect-tumor-heterogeneity
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Miguel Rito, Isabel Fonseca
Salivary gland tumor classification encompasses a vast list of benign and malignant neoplasms. Their morphological diversity is recognized not only between different entities but also within individual tumors. Tumor categories as described by the World Health Organization reflect, in part, a true genetic heterogeneity (e.g., translocations involving CRTC1 and CRTC3-MAML2 genes in mucoepidermoid carcinoma and MYB-NFIB fusion in adenoid cystic carcinoma). Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma shows diversity in its histological appearance, but recurrent rearrangements on PLAG1 and HMGA2 are common to its benign precursor...
September 21, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930698/2d-and-3d-ct-radiomics-features-prognostic-performance-comparison-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Chen Shen, Zhenyu Liu, Min Guan, Jiangdian Song, Yucheng Lian, Shuo Wang, Zhenchao Tang, Di Dong, Lingfei Kong, Meiyun Wang, Dapeng Shi, Jie Tian
OBJECTIVE: To compare 2D and 3D radiomics features prognostic performance differences in CT images of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHOD: We enrolled 588 NSCLC patients from three independent cohorts. Two sets of 463 patients from two different institutes were used as the training cohort. The remaining cohort with 125 patients was set as the validation cohort. A total of 1014 radiomics features (507 2D features and 507 3D features correspondingly) were assessed...
September 17, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930696/impact-of-a-newly-formed-periglacial-environment-and-other-factors-on-fresh-water-chemistry-at-the-western-shore-of-admiralty-bay-in-the-summer-of-2016-king-george-island-maritime-antarctica
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Małgorzata Szopińska, Danuta Szumińska, Robert Józef Bialik, Stanisław Chmiel, Joanna Plenzler, Żaneta Polkowska
This study provides a comprehensive analysis of the inorganic chemistry of flowing water at the western shore of Admiralty Bay. In the water samples, ions, and major and trace metals (and B) were detected and quantified. Additionally, the parameters of pH, specific electrolytic conductivity (SEC25) and total organic carbon (TOC) were determined. Moreover, multivariate data set was created and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was performed. Generally, the water has low total content of the measured mineral constituents <100mgL(-1)...
September 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930691/dna-methylome-analysis-identifies-transcription-factor-based-epigenomic-signatures-of-multilineage-competence-in-neural-stem-progenitor-cells
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Tsukasa Sanosaka, Takuya Imamura, Nobuhiko Hamazaki, MuhChyi Chai, Katsuhide Igarashi, Maky Ideta-Otsuka, Fumihito Miura, Takashi Ito, Nobuyuki Fujii, Kazuho Ikeo, Kinichi Nakashima
Regulation of the epigenome during in vivo specification of brain stem cells is still poorly understood. Here, we report DNA methylome analyses of directly sampled cortical neural stem and progenitor cells (NS/PCs) at different development stages, as well as those of terminally differentiated cortical neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes. We found that sequential specification of cortical NS/PCs is regulated by two successive waves of demethylation at early and late development stages, which are responsible for the establishment of neuron- and glia-specific low-methylated regions (LMRs), respectively...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930686/antibody-27f3-broadly-targets-influenza-a-group-1-and-2-hemagglutinins-through-a-further-variation-in-vh1-69-antibody-orientation-on-the-ha-stem
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Shanshan Lang, Jia Xie, Xueyong Zhu, Nicholas C Wu, Richard A Lerner, Ian A Wilson
Antibodies that target both group 1 and group 2 influenza A viruses are valuable for therapeutic and vaccine development, but only a few have been reported to date. Here, we describe a new VH1-69 antibody 27F3 that broadly recognizes heterosubtypic hemagglutinins (HAs) from both group 1 and group 2 influenza A viruses. Structural characterization of 27F3 Fab with A/California/04/2009 (H1N1) hemagglutinin illustrates that 27F3 shares the key binding features observed in other VH1-69 antibodies to the HA stem...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
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