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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212515/combination-of-aldh2-and-adh1b-polymorphisms-is-associated-with-smoking-initiation-a-large-scale-cross-sectional-study-in-a-japanese-population
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Hiroyuki Masaoka, Hidemi Ito, Silvano Gallus, Miki Watanabe, Akira Yokomizo, Masatoshi Eto, Keitaro Matsuo
BACKGROUND: Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2; rs671, Glu504Lys) and alcohol dehydrogenase 1B (ADH1B; rs1229984, His47Arg) polymorphisms are known to strongly influence alcohol drinking behavior. Given evidence of an association between smoking and drinking behaviors, we hypothesized that ALDH2/ADH1B polymorphisms might also be associated with smoking initiation, and conducted a cross-sectional study to examine this hypothesis. METHODS: Study subjects were first-visit outpatients diagnosed not to have cancer at Aichi Cancer Center Hospital between 2001 and 2005, including 4141 never smokers and 2912 ever smokers...
February 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212172/cognitive-decline-associated-with-anesthesia-and-surgery-in-the-elderly-does-this-contribute-to-dementia-prevalence
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Lisbeth Evered, David A Scott, Brendan Silbert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an update on the current state of research investigating the effects of anesthesia and surgery on cognition in the elderly, including consideration of overlap with cognitive disorders in the community. RECENT FINDINGS: The studies reviewed here identify detrimental effects of anesthesia and surgery on cognition in a proportion of elderly individuals. Animal models demonstrate an association between anesthetic agents and Alzheimer's disease pathology...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211192/racial-differences-in-incident-de-novo-donor-specific-anti-hla-antibody-among-primary-renal-allograft-recipients
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Matthew J Everly, Kimberly P Briley, Carl E Haisch, Georg Dieplinger, Paul Bolin, Scott A Kendrick, Claire Morgan, Angela Q Maldonado, Lorita M Rebellato
Controversy exists as to whether African American (AA) transplant recipients are at risk for developing de novo donor-specific anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibody (dnDSA). We studied 341 HLA-mismatched, primary renal allograft recipients who were consecutively transplanted between 3/1999 and 12/2010. Sera were collected sequentially pre- and post-transplant and tested for anti-HLA immunoglobulin G (IgG) via single antigen bead assay. Of the 341 transplant patients (225 AA and 116 non-AA), 107 developed dnDSA at a median of 9...
February 17, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210882/prostate-cancer-screening-decision-making-in-three-states-2013-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-analysis
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Jun Li, Ingrid J Hall, Guixiang Zhao
INTRODUCTION: Given the discordant prostate cancer screening recommendations in the United States, shared decision-making (SDM) has become increasingly important. The objectives of this study were to determine who made the final decision to obtain prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening and identify factors associated with the screening decision made by both patients and their health care providers. METHODS: Using the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from Delaware, Hawaii, and Massachusetts, we calculated weighted percentages of SDM...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210564/more-misinformation-on-breast-cancer-screening
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COMMENT
Daniel B Kopans
Unfortunately, a great deal of misinformation has accumulated in the breast cancer screening literature that is based on flawed analyses in an effort to reduce access to screening. Quite remarkably, much of this has come from publications in previously highly respected medical journals. In several papers the intervention (mammography screening) is faulted yet the analyses provided no data on who participated in mammography screening, and which cancers were detected by mammography screening. It is remarkable that a highly respected journal can fault an intervention with no data on the intervention...
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209814/draft-genome-sequence-of-the-axenic-strain-phormidesmispriestleyi-ulc007-a-cyanobacterium-isolated-from-lake-bruehwiler-larsemann-hills-antarctica
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Yannick Lara, Benoit Durieu, Luc Cornet, Olivier Verlaine, Rosmarie Rippka, Igor S Pessi, Agnieszka Misztak, Bernard Joris, Emmanuelle J Javaux, Denis Baurain, Annick Wilmotte
Phormidesmis priestleyi ULC007 is an Antarctic freshwater cyanobacterium. Its draft genome is 5,684,389 bp long. It contains a total of 5,604 protein-encoding genes, of which 22.2% have no clear homologues in known genomes. To date, this draft genome is the first one ever determined for an axenic cyanobacterium from Antarctica.
February 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209745/platinum-fluoropyrimidine-and-paclitaxel-based-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-anal-cancer-patients
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Francesco Sclafani, Federica Morano, David Cunningham, Chiara Baratelli, Eleftheria Kalaitzaki, David Watkins, Naureen Starling, Ian Chau, Sheela Rao
BACKGROUND: Although treatment of localized anal cancer (AC) is well established, very little evidence is available to inform the management of advanced tumors, and the prognosis of these patients remains poor. We have analyzed treatment pathways and outcomes of a single-institution series of advanced AC patients in order to provide insight into the management of this rare condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Inclusion criteria included epidermoid histology, inoperable locally recurrent or metastatic disease, and availability of full medical records...
February 16, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209611/genetic-manipulation-of-helicobacter-pylori-virulence-function-by-host-carcinogenic-phenotypes
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Giovanni Suarez, Judith Romero-Gallo, Johanna C Sierra, M Blanca Piazuelo, Uma Krishna, Martin Alonso Gomez, Keith T Wilson, Richard M Peek
Helicobacter pylori is the strongest risk factor for gastric adenocarcinoma, yet only a minority of infected persons ever develop this malignancy. One cancer-linked locus is the cag type 4 secretion system (cagT4SS), which translocates an oncoprotein into host cells. A structural component of the cagT4SS is CagY, which become rapidly altered during in vivo adaptation in mice and rhesus monkeys, rendering the cagT4SS nonfunctional; however, these models rarely develop gastric cancer. We previously demonstrated that the H...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209134/first-clinical-experience-in-14-patients-treated-with-advos-a-study-on-feasibility-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-new-type-of-albumin-dialysis
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Wolfgang Huber, Benedikt Henschel, Roland Schmid, Ahmed Al-Chalabi
BACKGROUND: Liver failure (LF) is associated with prolonged hospital stay, increased cost and substantial mortality. Due to the limited number of donor organs, extracorporeal liver support is suggested as an appealing concept to "bridge to transplant" or to avoid transplant in case of recovery. ADVanced Organ Support (ADVOS) is a new type of albumin dialysis, that provides rapid regeneration of toxin-binding albumin by two purification circuits altering the binding capacities of albumin by biochemical (changing of pH) and physical (changing of temperature) modulation of the dialysate...
February 16, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208989/central-telangiectatic-osteosarcoma-of-the-mandible-in-a-paediatric-patient-a-rarity
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Divya Tomar, Manu Dhillon, Muhamad Nishad Thayath, Iram Zaidi, Shikha Singh
Osteosarcoma (OS) involving the head and neck region is rare and is a diagnostic challenge due to its aggressive nature and varied presentations. Although OS constitute 40% to 60% of all bone tumours, only 10% of these occur in the head and neck region, most commonly in the maxilla and mandible. OS of the jaw bone has a different pattern and behaviour when compared to OS at other anatomic location. It occurs in a more elderly population, less aggressive and usually spreads locally rather than distant metastases...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208755/micrornas-new-insight-in-modulating-follicular-atresia-a-review
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REVIEW
Tesfaye Worku, Zia Ur Rehman, Hira Sajjad Talpur, Dinesh Bhattarai, Farman Ullah, Ngabu Malobi, Tesfaye Kebede, Liguo Yang
Our understanding of the post-transcriptional mechanisms involved in follicular atresia is limited; however, an important development has been made in understanding the biological regulatory networks responsible for mediating follicular atresia. MicroRNAs have come to be seen as a key regulatory actor in determining cell fate in a wide range of tissues in normal and pathological processes. Profiling studies of miRNAs during follicular atresia and development have identified several putative miRNAs enriched in apoptosis signaling pathways...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208158/epidemiologic-factors-that-predict-long-term-survival-following-a-diagnosis-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Shana J Kim, Barry Rosen, Isabel Fan, Anna Ivanova, John R McLaughlin, Harvey Risch, Steven A Narod, Joanne Kotsopoulos
BACKGROUND: Various epidemiologic factors have been shown to influence the risk of ovarian cancer development. Given the high fatality associated with this disease, it is of interest to evaluate the association of prediagnostic hormonal, reproductive, and lifestyle exposures with ovarian cancer-specific survival. METHODS: We included 1421 patients with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer diagnosed in Ontario, Canada. Clinical information was obtained from medical records and prediagnostic exposure information was collected by telephone interview...
February 16, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208154/gestational-diabetes-mellitus-may-be-associated-with-increased-risk-of-breast-cancer
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Yong-Moon Mark Park, Katie M O'Brien, Shanshan Zhao, Clarice R Weinberg, Donna D Baird, Dale P Sandler
BACKGROUND: Although a positive association between type 2 diabetes and breast cancer has been reported, an association with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is less clear. METHODS: The Sister Study enroled 50 884 women aged 35-74 years, from 2003 through 2009. Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimate breast cancer risk in relation to GDM. RESULTS: Ever having GDM was not associated with breast cancer overall (hazards ratio (HR)=1...
February 16, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208139/mri-based-neuroanatomical-predictors-of-dysphagia-dysarthria-and-aphasia-in-patients-with-first-acute-ischemic-stroke%C3%A2
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Heather L Flowers, Mohammed A AlHarbi, David Mikulis, Frank L Silver, Elizabeth Rochon, David Streiner, Rosemary Martino
BACKGROUND: Due to the high post-stroke frequency of dysphagia, dysarthria, and aphasia, we developed comprehensive neuroanatomical, clinical, and demographic models to predict their presence after acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: The sample included 160 randomly selected first-ever stroke patients with confirmed infarction on magnetic resonance imaging from 1 tertiary stroke center. We documented acute lesions within 12 neuroanatomical regions and their associated volumes...
February 16, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208130/factors-related-to-cardioembolism-as-major-predictors-of-poor-survival-after-first-ever-middle-cerebral-artery-stroke-treated-with-thrombolysis
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Renata Dal-Prá Ducci, Marcos Christiano Lange, Viviane de Hiroki Flumignan Zétola, Tatjana Rundek
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Prognostic factors related to mortality rates after stroke have been reported; however, most studies included different treatments and did not focus solely on ischemic stroke. The study aimed to report the short- and long-term survival and predictors of death in patients with first-ever ischemic stroke in the middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory, submitted to intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study of patients with first-ever ischemic stroke in the MCA territory treated with IVT from March 2010 to February 2015 was conducted, and patients were followed up until May 2015...
February 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208075/socioeconomic-and-air-pollution-correlates-of-adult-asthma-heart-attack-and-stroke-risks-in-the-united-states-2010-2013
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Louis Anthony Tony Cox
Asthma in the United States has become an important public health issue, with many physicians, regulators, and scientists elsewhere expressing concern that criterion air pollutants have contributed to a rising tide of asthma cases and symptoms. This paper studies recent associations (from 2008 to 2012) between self-reported asthma experiences and potential predictors, including age, sex, income, education, smoking, and county-level average annual ambient concentrations of ozone (O3) and fine particulate matter (PM2...
February 13, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207949/alcohol-use-patterns-and-dsm-5-alcohol-use-disorder-on-both-sides-of-the-us-mexico-border
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Thomas K Greenfield, Yu Ye, E Anne Lown, Cheryl J Cherpitel, Sarah Zemore, Guilherme Borges
Alcohol consumption patterns on the US-Mexico border and their relationships with DSM-5 Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) have been understudied. Yet, effects of drinking by Mexican-origin individuals may differ between cities on vs. off the border both in the US and Mexico. We characterize prior 12-months drinking patterns, and examine their relationships with AUD, in border and off-border cities of Texas and adjacent Mexican states METHODS: Data come from the US-Mexico Study of Alcohol and Related Conditions (UMSARC) involving 2,336 Mexican Americans in Texas and 2,460 Mexicans in bordering states of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas in Mexico...
February 16, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207753/analysis-of-diagnoses-extracted-from-electronic-health-records-in-a-large-mental-health-case-register
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Yevgeniya Kovalchuk, Robert Stewart, Matthew Broadbent, Tim J P Hubbard, Richard J B Dobson
The UK government has recently recognised the need to improve mental health services in the country. Electronic health records provide a rich source of patient data which could help policymakers to better understand needs of the service users. The main objective of this study is to unveil statistics of diagnoses recorded in the Case Register of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest mental health providers in the UK and Europe serving a source population of over 1.2 million people residing in south London...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206853/diagnostic-virology-and-patient-care-from-vaguely-interesting-to-vitally-important
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Sarah J Pitt, D Ian M Phillips
The existence of pathogenic viruses was inferred by experiments at the turn of the twentieth century. Key developments in detection of viruses, including electron microscopy and monolayer cell culture, were made in the middle of that century. However, in terms of patient care, the results from the virology laboratory often arrived the patient was 'better or dead'. The advent of molecular techniques, particularly polymerase chain reaction and more recently whole genome sequencing made timely and accurate diagnosis of viral infections feasible...
January 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205626/exposure-to-tobacco-smoke-and-childhood-rhinitis-a-population-based-study
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Tsung-Chieh Yao, Su-Wei Chang, Wei-Chiao Chang, Ming-Han Tsai, Sui-Ling Liao, Man-Chin Hua, Shen-Hao Lai, Kuo-Wei Yeh, Yu-Lun Tseng, Wan-Chen Lin, Hui-Ju Tsai, Jing-Long Huang
Exposure to tobacco smoke has been associated with harmful effects on child health. The association between tobacco smoke exposure and childhood rhinitis has not been established in developed or developing countries. We investigated the association between serum cotinine levels and rhinitis in a population sample of 1,315 Asian children. Serum cotinine levels were positively associated with rhinitis ever (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 2.95; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.15-7.60) and current rhinitis (AOR = 2...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
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