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Eirini Marouli, Mariaelisa Graff, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Ken Sin Lo, Andrew R Wood, Troels R Kjaer, Rebecca S Fine, Yingchang Lu, Claudia Schurmann, Heather M Highland, Sina Rüeger, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Anne E Justice, David Lamparter, Kathleen E Stirrups, Valérie Turcot, Kristin L Young, Thomas W Winkler, Tõnu Esko, Tugce Karaderi, Adam E Locke, Nicholas G D Masca, Maggie C Y Ng, Poorva Mudgal, Manuel A Rivas, Sailaja Vedantam, Anubha Mahajan, Xiuqing Guo, Goncalo Abecasis, Katja K Aben, Linda S Adair, Dewan S Alam, Eva Albrecht, Kristine H Allin, Matthew Allison, Philippe Amouyel, Emil V Appel, Dominique Arveiler, Folkert W Asselbergs, Paul L Auer, Beverley Balkau, Bernhard Banas, Lia E Bang, Marianne Benn, Sven Bergmann, Lawrence F Bielak, Matthias Blüher, Heiner Boeing, Eric Boerwinkle, Carsten A Böger, Lori L Bonnycastle, Jette Bork-Jensen, Michiel L Bots, Erwin P Bottinger, Donald W Bowden, Ivan Brandslund, Gerome Breen, Murray H Brilliant, Linda Broer, Amber A Burt, Adam S Butterworth, David J Carey, Mark J Caulfield, John C Chambers, Daniel I Chasman, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Rajiv Chowdhury, Cramer Christensen, Audrey Y Chu, Massimiliano Cocca, Francis S Collins, James P Cook, Janie Corley, Jordi Corominas Galbany, Amanda J Cox, Gabriel Cuellar-Partida, John Danesh, Gail Davies, Paul I W de Bakker, Gert J de Borst, Simon de Denus, Mark C H de Groot, Renée de Mutsert, Ian J Deary, George Dedoussis, Ellen W Demerath, Anneke I den Hollander, Joe G Dennis, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Fotios Drenos, Mengmeng Du, Alison M Dunning, Douglas F Easton, Tapani Ebeling, Todd L Edwards, Patrick T Ellinor, Paul Elliott, Evangelos Evangelou, Aliki-Eleni Farmaki, Jessica D Faul, Mary F Feitosa, Shuang Feng, Ele Ferrannini, Marco M Ferrario, Jean Ferrieres, Jose C Florez, Ian Ford, Myriam Fornage, Paul W Franks, Ruth Frikke-Schmidt, Tessel E Galesloot, Wei Gan, Ilaria Gandin, Paolo Gasparini, Vilmantas Giedraitis, Ayush Giri, Giorgia Girotto, Scott D Gordon, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Mathias Gorski, Niels Grarup, Megan L Grove, Vilmundur Gudnason, Stefan Gustafsson, Torben Hansen, Kathleen Mullan Harris, Tamara B Harris, Andrew T Hattersley, Caroline Hayward, Liang He, Iris M Heid, Kauko Heikkilä, Øyvind Helgeland, Jussi Hernesniemi, Alex W Hewitt, Lynne J Hocking, Mette Hollensted, Oddgeir L Holmen, G Kees Hovingh, Joanna M M Howson, Carel B Hoyng, Paul L Huang, Kristian Hveem, M Arfan Ikram, Erik Ingelsson, Anne U Jackson, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Gail P Jarvik, Gorm B Jensen, Min A Jhun, Yucheng Jia, Xuejuan Jiang, Stefan Johansson, Marit E Jørgensen, Torben Jørgensen, Pekka Jousilahti, J Wouter Jukema, Bratati Kahali, René S Kahn, Mika Kähönen, Pia R Kamstrup, Stavroula Kanoni, Jaakko Kaprio, Maria Karaleftheri, Sharon L R Kardia, Fredrik Karpe, Frank Kee, Renske Keeman, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Hidetoshi Kitajima, Kirsten B Kluivers, Thomas Kocher, Pirjo Komulainen, Jukka Kontto, Jaspal S Kooner, Charles Kooperberg, Peter Kovacs, Jennifer Kriebel, Helena Kuivaniemi, Sébastien Küry, Johanna Kuusisto, Martina La Bianca, Markku Laakso, Timo A Lakka, Ethan M Lange, Leslie A Lange, Carl D Langefeld, Claudia Langenberg, Eric B Larson, I-Te Lee, Terho Lehtimäki, Cora E Lewis, Huaixing Li, Jin Li, Ruifang Li-Gao, Honghuang Lin, Li-An Lin, Xu Lin, Lars Lind, Jaana Lindström, Allan Linneberg, Yeheng Liu, Yongmei Liu, Artitaya Lophatananon, Jian'an Luan, Steven A Lubitz, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, David A Mackey, Pamela A F Madden, Alisa K Manning, Satu Männistö, Gaëlle Marenne, Jonathan Marten, Nicholas G Martin, Angela L Mazul, Karina Meidtner, Andres Metspalu, Paul Mitchell, Karen L Mohlke, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Anna Morgan, Andrew D Morris, Andrew P Morris, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Patricia B Munroe, Mike A Nalls, Matthias Nauck, Christopher P Nelson, Matt Neville, Sune F Nielsen, Kjell Nikus, Pål R Njølstad, Børge G Nordestgaard, Ioanna Ntalla, Jeffrey R O'Connel, Heikki Oksa, Loes M Olde Loohuis, Roel A Ophoff, Katharine R Owen, Chris J Packard, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Colin N A Palmer, Gerard Pasterkamp, Aniruddh P Patel, Alison Pattie, Oluf Pedersen, Peggy L Peissig, Gina M Peloso, Craig E Pennell, Markus Perola, James A Perry, John R B Perry, Thomas N Person, Ailith Pirie, Ozren Polasek, Danielle Posthuma, Olli T Raitakari, Asif Rasheed, Rainer Rauramaa, Dermot F Reilly, Alex P Reiner, Frida Renström, Paul M Ridker, John D Rioux, Neil Robertson, Antonietta Robino, Olov Rolandsson, Igor Rudan, Katherine S Ruth, Danish Saleheen, Veikko Salomaa, Nilesh J Samani, Kevin Sandow, Yadav Sapkota, Naveed Sattar, Marjanka K Schmidt, Pamela J Schreiner, Matthias B Schulze, Robert A Scott, Marcelo P Segura-Lepe, Svati Shah, Xueling Sim, Suthesh Sivapalaratnam, Kerrin S Small, Albert Vernon Smith, Jennifer A Smith, Lorraine Southam, Timothy D Spector, Elizabeth K Speliotes, John M Starr, Valgerdur Steinthorsdottir, Heather M Stringham, Michael Stumvoll, Praveen Surendran, Leen M 't Hart, Katherine E Tansey, Jean-Claude Tardif, Kent D Taylor, Alexander Teumer, Deborah J Thompson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Betina H Thuesen, Anke Tönjes, Gerard Tromp, Stella Trompet, Emmanouil Tsafantakis, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen, Jonathan P Tyrer, Rudolf Uher, André G Uitterlinden, Sheila Ulivi, Sander W van der Laan, Andries R Van Der Leij, Cornelia M van Duijn, Natasja M van Schoor, Jessica van Setten, Anette Varbo, Tibor V Varga, Rohit Varma, Digna R Velez Edwards, Sita H Vermeulen, Henrik Vestergaard, Veronique Vitart, Thomas F Vogt, Diego Vozzi, Mark Walker, Feijie Wang, Carol A Wang, Shuai Wang, Yiqin Wang, Nicholas J Wareham, Helen R Warren, Jennifer Wessel, Sara M Willems, James G Wilson, Daniel R Witte, Michael O Woods, Ying Wu, Hanieh Yaghootkar, Jie Yao, Pang Yao, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Robin Young, Eleftheria Zeggini, Xiaowei Zhan, Weihua Zhang, Jing Hua Zhao, Wei Zhao, Wei Zhao, He Zheng, Wei Zhou, Jerome I Rotter, Michael Boehnke, Sekar Kathiresan, Mark I McCarthy, Cristen J Willer, Kari Stefansson, Ingrid B Borecki, Dajiang J Liu, Kari E North, Nancy L Heard-Costa, Tune H Pers, Cecilia M Lindgren, Claus Oxvig, Zoltán Kutalik, Fernando Rivadeneira, Ruth J F Loos, Timothy M Frayling, Joel N Hirschhorn, Panos Deloukas, Guillaume Lettre
Height is a highly heritable, classic polygenic trait with approximately 700 common associated variants identified through genome-wide association studies so far. Here, we report 83 height-associated coding variants with lower minor-allele frequencies (in the range of 0.1-4.8%) and effects of up to 2 centimetres per allele (such as those in IHH, STC2, AR and CRISPLD2), greater than ten times the average effect of common variants. In functional follow-up studies, rare height-increasing alleles of STC2 (giving an increase of 1-2 centimetres per allele) compromised proteolytic inhibition of PAPP-A and increased cleavage of IGFBP-4 in vitro, resulting in higher bioavailability of insulin-like growth factors...
February 9, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077804/the-complex-genetics-of-gait-speed-genome-wide-meta-analysis-approach
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Dan Ben-Avraham, David Karasik, Joe Verghese, Kathryn L Lunetta, Jennifer A Smith, John D Eicher, Rotem Vered, Joris Deelen, Alice M Arnold, Aron S Buchman, Toshiko Tanaka, Jessica D Faul, Maria Nethander, Myriam Fornage, Hieab H Adams, Amy M Matteini, Michele L Callisaya, Albert V Smith, Lei Yu, Philip L De Jager, Denis A Evans, Vilmundur Gudnason, Albert Hofman, Alison Pattie, Janie Corley, Lenore J Launer, Davis S Knopman, Neeta Parimi, Stephen T Turner, Stefania Bandinelli, Marian Beekman, Danielle Gutman, Lital Sharvit, Simon P Mooijaart, David C Liewald, Jeanine J Houwing-Duistermaat, Claes Ohlsson, Matthijs Moed, Vincent J Verlinden, Dan Mellström, Jos N van der Geest, Magnus Karlsson, Dena Hernandez, Rebekah McWhirter, Yongmei Liu, Russell Thomson, Gregory J Tranah, Andre G Uitterlinden, David R Weir, Wei Zhao, John M Starr, Andrew D Johnson, M Arfan Ikram, David A Bennett, Steven R Cummings, Ian J Deary, Tamara B Harris, Sharon L R Kardia, Thomas H Mosley, Velandai K Srikanth, Beverly G Windham, Ann B Newman, Jeremy D Walston, Gail Davies, Daniel S Evans, Eline P Slagboom, Luigi Ferrucci, Douglas P Kiel, Joanne M Murabito, Gil Atzmon
Emerging evidence suggests that the basis for variation in late-life mobility is attributable, in part, to genetic factors, which may become increasingly important with age. Our objective was to systematically assess the contribution of genetic variation to gait speed in older individuals. We conducted a meta-analysis of gait speed GWASs in 31,478 older adults from 17 cohorts of the CHARGE consortium, and validated our results in 2,588 older adults from 4 independent studies. We followed our initial discoveries with network and eQTL analysis of candidate signals in tissues...
January 10, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076249/fecal-immunochemical-test-fit-for-colon-cancer-screening-variable-performance-with-ambient-temperature
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Chyke A Doubeni, Christopher D Jensen, Stacey A Fedewa, Virginia P Quinn, Ann G Zauber, Joanne E Schottinger, Douglas A Corley, Theodore R Levin
INTRODUCTION: Fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) are widely used in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, but hemoglobin degradation, due to exposure of the collected sample to high temperatures, could reduce test sensitivity. We examined the relation of ambient temperature exposure with FIT positivity rate and sensitivity. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients 50 to 75 years in Kaiser Permanente Northern California's CRC screening program, which began mailing FIT kits annually to screen-eligible members in 2007...
November 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053055/cancer-incidence-and-mortality-risks-in-a-large-us-barrett-s-oesophagus-cohort
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Michael B Cook, Sally B Coburn, Jameson R Lam, Philip R Taylor, Jennifer L Schneider, Douglas A Corley
OBJECTIVE: Barrett's oesophagus (BE) increases the risk of oesophageal adenocarcinoma by 10-55 times that of the general population, but no community-based cancer-specific incidence and cause-specific mortality risk estimates exist for large cohorts in the USA. DESIGN: Within Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC), we identified patients with BE diagnosed during 1995-2012. KPNC cancer registry and mortality files were used to estimate standardised incidence ratios (SIR), standardised mortality ratios (SMR) and excess absolute risks...
January 4, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044229/genetic-biomarker-prevalence-is-similar-in-fecal-immunochemical-test-positive-and-negative-colorectal-cancer-tissue
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Theodore R Levin, Douglas A Corley, Christopher D Jensen, Amy R Marks, Wei K Zhao, Alexis M Zebrowski, Virginia P Quinn, Lawrence W Browne, William R Taylor, David A Ahlquist, Graham P Lidgard, Barry M Berger
BACKGROUND: Fecal immunochemical test (FIT) screening detects most asymptomatic colorectal cancers. Combining FIT screening with stool-based genetic biomarkers increases sensitivity for cancer, but whether DNA biomarkers (biomarkers) differ for cancers detected versus missed by FIT screening has not been evaluated in a community-based population. AIMS: To evaluate tissue biomarkers among Kaiser Permanente Northern California patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer within 2 years after FIT screening...
January 2, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890768/proton-pump-inhibitor-and-histamine-2-receptor-antagonist-use-and-iron-deficiency
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Jameson R Lam, Jennifer L Schneider, Charles P Quesenberry, Douglas A Corley
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) suppress gastric acid production, which may inhibit iron absorption. However, little data exist regarding whether these medications increase the risk of clinical iron deficiency. METHODS: A community-based case-control study evaluated the association between acid-suppressing medication use and the subsequent risk of iron deficiency. It contrasted 77,046 patients with new iron deficiency diagnoses (January, 1999-December, 2013), with 389,314 controls...
November 24, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759502/an-ovine-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Saul Wilson, Kingsley O Abode-Iyamah, John W Miller, Chandan G Reddy, Sina Safayi, Douglas C Fredericks, Nicholas D Jeffery, Nicole A DeVries-Watson, Sara K Shivapour, Stephanus Viljoen, Brian D Dalm, Katherine N Gibson-Corley, Michael D Johnson, George T Gillies, Matthew A Howard
OBJECTIVE: To develop a large animal model of spinal cord injury (SCI), for use in translational studies of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in the treatment of spasticity. We seek to establish thresholds for the SCS parameters associated with reduction of post-SCI spasticity in the pelvic limbs, with implications for patients. STUDY DESIGN: The weight-drop method was used to create a moderate SCI in adult sheep, leading to mild spasticity in the pelvic limbs. Electrodes for electromyography (EMG) and an epidural spinal cord stimulator were then implanted...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746152/human-papillomavirus-vaccination-and-subsequent-cervical-cancer-screening-in-a-large-integrated-healthcare-system
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Chun Chao, Michael J Silverberg, Tracy A Becerra, Douglas A Corley, Christopher D Jensen, Qiaoling Chen, Virginia P Quinn
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus vaccination may result in lowered intention to be screened for cervical cancer, potentially leading to gaps in screening coverage and avoidable cervical cancer diagnoses. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between human papillomavirus vaccination and subsequent cervical cancer screening initiation and adherence to recommended screening intervals to detect gaps in screening coverage and inform future prevention efforts...
February 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733426/effectiveness-of-screening-colonoscopy-in-reducing-the-risk-of-death-from-right-and-left-colon-cancer-a-large-community-based-study
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Chyke A Doubeni, Douglas A Corley, Virginia P Quinn, Christopher D Jensen, Ann G Zauber, Michael Goodman, Jill R Johnson, Shivan J Mehta, Tracy A Becerra, Wei K Zhao, Joanne Schottinger, V Paul Doria-Rose, Theodore R Levin, Noel S Weiss, Robert H Fletcher
OBJECTIVE: Screening colonoscopy's effectiveness in reducing colorectal cancer mortality risk in community populations is unclear, particularly for right-colon cancers, leading to recommendations against its use for screening in some countries. This study aimed to determine whether, among average-risk people, receipt of screening colonoscopy reduces the risk of dying from both right-colon and left-colon/rectal cancers. DESIGN: We conducted a nested case-control study with incidence-density matching in screening-eligible Kaiser Permanente members...
October 12, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702568/endoscopist-fatigue-estimates-and-colonoscopic-adenoma-detection-in-a-large-community-based-setting
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Alexander Lee, Christopher D Jensen, Amy R Marks, Wei K Zhao, Chyke A Doubeni, Ann G Zauber, Virginia P Quinn, Theodore R Levin, Douglas A Corley
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopist fatigue may impact colonoscopy quality, but prior studies conflict, and minimal data exist from community-based practices where most colonoscopies are performed. METHODS: Within a large, community-based integrated healthcare system, we evaluated the associations among 4 measures of endoscopist fatigue and colonoscopic adenoma detection from 2010 to 2013. Fatigue measures included afternoon versus morning colonoscopy and the number of GI procedures performed before a given colonoscopy, including consideration of prior procedure complexity...
March 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575711/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-use-is-not-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-barrett-s-esophagus
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Aaron P Thrift, Lesley A Anderson, Liam J Murray, Michael B Cook, Nicholas J Shaheen, Joel H Rubenstein, Hashem B El-Serag, Thomas L Vaughan, Jennifer L Schneider, David C Whiteman, Douglas A Corley
OBJECTIVES: Regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with a reduced risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Epidemiological studies examining the association between NSAID use and the risk of the precursor lesion, Barrett's esophagus, have been inconclusive. METHODS: We analyzed pooled individual-level participant data from six case-control studies of Barrett's esophagus in the Barrett's and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON)...
November 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570487/selection-of-reference-genes-for-expression-studies-of-xenobiotic-adaptation-in-tetranychus-urticae
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Mariany Ashanty Morales, Bianca Marie Mendoza, Laura Corley Lavine, Mark Daniel Lavine, Douglas Bruce Walsh, Fang Zhu
Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) is an extensively used, high-throughput method to analyze transcriptional expression of genes of interest. An appropriate normalization strategy with reliable reference genes is required for calculating gene expression across diverse experimental conditions. In this study, we aim to identify the most stable reference genes for expression studies of xenobiotic adaptation in Tetranychus urticae, an extremely polyphagous herbivore causing significant yield reduction of agriculture...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27528855/comparison-of-two-synthetic-bone-graft-products-in-a-rabbit-posterolateral-fusion-model
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Douglas Fredericks, Emily B Petersen, Nicole Watson, Nicole Grosland, Katherine Gibson-Corley, Joseph Smucker
BACKGROUND: The drawbacks of iliac crest autograft as graft material for spine fusion are well reported. Despite continued modifications to improve bone healing capacity, the efficacy of synthetic graft materials as stand-alone replacements remains uncertain. The rabbit posterolateral fusion model is an established environment for testing of fusion concepts. It offers the opportunity to obtain radiographic, biomechanical and histological data on novel fusion materials. The objective of this study was to compare the spine fusion capability of two synthetic bone graft products in an established rabbit posterolateral spine fusion (PLF) model: Signafuse® Bioactive Bone Graft Putty and Actifuse® ABX...
2016: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527254/genome-wide-association-studies-in-oesophageal-adenocarcinoma-and-barrett-s-oesophagus-a-large-scale-meta-analysis
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Puya Gharahkhani, Rebecca C Fitzgerald, Thomas L Vaughan, Claire Palles, Ines Gockel, Ian Tomlinson, Matthew F Buas, Andrea May, Christian Gerges, Mario Anders, Jessica Becker, Nicole Kreuser, Tania Noder, Marino Venerito, Lothar Veits, Thomas Schmidt, Hendrik Manner, Claudia Schmidt, Timo Hess, Anne C Böhmer, Jakob R Izbicki, Arnulf H Hölscher, Hauke Lang, Dietmar Lorenz, Brigitte Schumacher, Andreas Hackelsberger, Rupert Mayershofer, Oliver Pech, Yogesh Vashist, Katja Ott, Michael Vieth, Josef Weismüller, Markus M Nöthen, Stephen Attwood, Hugh Barr, Laura Chegwidden, John de Caestecker, Rebecca Harrison, Sharon B Love, David MacDonald, Paul Moayyedi, Hans Prenen, R G Peter Watson, Prasad G Iyer, Lesley A Anderson, Leslie Bernstein, Wong-Ho Chow, Laura J Hardie, Jesper Lagergren, Geoffrey Liu, Harvey A Risch, Anna H Wu, Weimin Ye, Nigel C Bird, Nicholas J Shaheen, Marilie D Gammon, Douglas A Corley, Carlos Caldas, Susanne Moebus, Michael Knapp, Wilbert H M Peters, Horst Neuhaus, Thomas Rösch, Christian Ell, Stuart MacGregor, Paul Pharoah, David C Whiteman, Janusz Jankowski, Johannes Schumacher
BACKGROUND: Oesophageal adenocarcinoma represents one of the fastest rising cancers in high-income countries. Barrett's oesophagus is the premalignant precursor of oesophageal adenocarcinoma. However, only a few patients with Barrett's oesophagus develop adenocarcinoma, which complicates clinical management in the absence of valid predictors. Within an international consortium investigating the genetics of Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma, we aimed to identify novel genetic risk variants for the development of Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma...
October 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27486097/germline-variation-in-inflammation-related-pathways-and-risk-of-barrett-s-oesophagus-and-oesophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Matthew F Buas, Qianchuan He, Lisa G Johnson, Lynn Onstad, David M Levine, Aaron P Thrift, Puya Gharahkhani, Claire Palles, Jesper Lagergren, Rebecca C Fitzgerald, Weimin Ye, Carlos Caldas, Nigel C Bird, Nicholas J Shaheen, Leslie Bernstein, Marilie D Gammon, Anna H Wu, Laura J Hardie, Paul D Pharoah, Geoffrey Liu, Prassad Iyer, Douglas A Corley, Harvey A Risch, Wong-Ho Chow, Hans Prenen, Laura Chegwidden, Sharon Love, Stephen Attwood, Paul Moayyedi, David MacDonald, Rebecca Harrison, Peter Watson, Hugh Barr, John deCaestecker, Ian Tomlinson, Janusz Jankowski, David C Whiteman, Stuart MacGregor, Thomas L Vaughan, Margaret M Madeleine
OBJECTIVE: Oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OA) incidence has risen sharply in Western countries over recent decades. Local and systemic inflammation is considered an important contributor to OA pathogenesis. Established risk factors for OA and its precursor, Barrett's oesophagus (BE), include symptomatic reflux, obesity and smoking. The role of inherited genetic susceptibility remains an area of active investigation. Here, we explore whether germline variation related to inflammatory processes influences susceptibility to BE/OA...
August 2, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27412426/race-ethnicity-and-adoption-of-a-population-health-management-approach-to-colorectal-cancer-screening-in-a-community-based-healthcare-system
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Shivan J Mehta, Christopher D Jensen, Virginia P Quinn, Joanne E Schottinger, Ann G Zauber, Reinier Meester, Adeyinka O Laiyemo, Stacey Fedewa, Michael Goodman, Robert H Fletcher, Theodore R Levin, Douglas A Corley, Chyke A Doubeni
BACKGROUND: Screening outreach programs using population health management principles offer services uniformly to all eligible persons, but racial/ethnic colorectal cancer (CRC) screening patterns in such programs are not well known. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between race/ethnicity and the receipt of CRC screening and timely follow-up of positive results before and after implementation of a screening program. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of screen-eligible individuals at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California community-based integrated healthcare delivery system (2004-2013)...
November 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27384379/leukocyte-telomere-length-in-relation-to-the-risk-of-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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E Christina M Wennerström, Rosa A Risques, Donna Prunkard, Carol Giffen, Douglas A Corley, Liam J Murray, David C Whiteman, Anna H Wu, Leslie Bernstein, Weimin Ye, Wong-Ho Chow, Thomas L Vaughan, Linda M Liao
Chronic inflammation and oxidative damage caused by obesity, cigarette smoking, and chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are major risk factors associated with Barrett's esophagus (BE) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). EAC has been increasing the past few decades, and early discovery and treatment are crucial for survival. Telomere shortening due to cell division and oxidative damage may reflect the impact of chronic inflammation and could possibly be used as predictor for disease development. We examined the prevalence of shorter leukocyte telomere length (LTL) among individuals with GERD, BE, or EAC using a pooled analysis of studies from the Barrett's and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON)...
September 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27344108/influence-of-age-and-comorbidity-on-colorectal-cancer-screening-in-the-elderly
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Carrie N Klabunde, Yingye Zheng, Virginia P Quinn, Elisabeth F Beaber, Carolyn M Rutter, Ethan A Halm, Jessica Chubak, Chyke A Doubeni, Jennifer S Haas, Aruna Kamineni, Marilyn M Schapira, Pamela M Vacek, Michael P Garcia, Douglas A Corley
INTRODUCTION: Expert recommendations differ for colorectal cancer screening in the elderly. Recent studies suggest that healthy adults aged >75 years may benefit from screening. This study examined screening use and follow-up, and how they varied by health status within age strata, among a large cohort of elderly individuals in community settings. METHODS: A population-based, longitudinal cohort study was conducted among health plan members aged 65-89 years enrolled during 2011-2012 in three integrated healthcare systems participating in the Population-Based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens consortium...
September 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27279097/association-between-primary-care-visits-and-colorectal-cancer-screening-outcomes-in-the-era-of-population-health-outreach
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Ethan A Halm, Elisabeth F Beaber, Dale McLerran, Jessica Chubak, Douglas A Corley, Carolyn M Rutter, Chyke A Doubeni, Jennifer S Haas, Bijal A Balasubramanian
BACKGROUND: Population outreach strategies are increasingly used to improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. The influence of primary care on cancer screening in this context is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess associations between primary care provider (PCP) visits and receipt of CRC screening and colonoscopy after a positive fecal immunochemical (FIT) or fecal occult blood test (FOBT). DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 968,072 patients ages 50-74 years who were not up to date with CRC screening in 2011 in four integrated healthcare systems (three with screening outreach programs using FIT kits) in the Population-Based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR) consortium...
October 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27264393/inverse-association-between-gluteofemoral-obesity-and-risk-of%C3%A2-barrett-s-esophagus-in-a-pooled-analysis
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Bradley J Kendall, Joel H Rubenstein, Michael B Cook, Thomas L Vaughan, Lesley A Anderson, Liam J Murray, Nicholas J Shaheen, Douglas A Corley, Apoorva K Chandar, Li Li, Katarina B Greer, Amitabh Chak, Hashem B El-Serag, David C Whiteman, Aaron P Thrift
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Gluteofemoral obesity (determined by measurement of subcutaneous fat in the hip and thigh regions) could reduce risks of cardiovascular and diabetic disorders associated with abdominal obesity. We evaluated whether gluteofemoral obesity also reduces the risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE), a premalignant lesion associated with abdominal obesity. METHODS: We collected data from non-Hispanic white participants in 8 studies in the Barrett's and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium...
October 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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