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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922434/association-of-microrna-polymorphisms-with-the-risk-of-gastric-cancer-in-a-romanian-population
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Ion Rogoveanu, Florin Burada, Mihai Gabriel Cucu, Cristin Constantin Vere, Mihai Ioana, Raluca Alexandra Cîmpeanu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in the occurrence and progression of human cancers, including gastric cancer. Our hospital-based case-control study aimed to investigate whether four commonly studied single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have effects on susceptibility to gastric cancer in a Romanian population. METHOD: We genotyped the miR-27a rs895819, miR-146a rs2910164, miR-196a2 rs11614913 and miR-499 rs3746444 SNPs by real-time PCR using predesignated TaqMan assays in 430 individuals (142 gastric cancer patients and 288 age and gender matched cancer-free controls)...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922153/sex-dependent-associations-of-serum-uric-acid-with-brain-function-during-aging
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Alexandra M Kueider, Yang An, Toshiko Tanaka, Melissa H Kitner-Triolo, Stephanie Studenski, Luigi Ferrucci, Madhav Thambisetty
Serum uric acid (SUA) is an abundant natural antioxidant which could reduce the burden of cellular oxidation, a major cause of neurodegenerative disease. In line with this, SUA levels are lower in those with Alzheimer's disease; however, the association between SUA and cognition remains unclear. Results from studies examining the effects of SUA on cognition may be difficult to interpret in the context of normal versus pathological aging. This study examined sex-specific associations of baseline SUA with cognition during aging...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922093/safer-sexual-practices-among-african-american-women-intersectional-socialisation-and-sexual-assertiveness
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Danice L Brown, Sha'Kema Blackmon, Alexandra Shiflett
Scholars have posited that childhood socialisation experiences may play a key role in influencing behaviours and attitudes that contribute to the acquisition of HIV. This study examined the links between past ethnic-racial and gender socialisation, sexual assertiveness and the safe sexual practices of African American college women utilising a cluster analytic approach. After identifying separate racial-gender and ethnic-gender socialisation profiles, results indicated that ethnic-gender socialisation cluster profiles were directly associated with sexual assertiveness and safer sex behaviour...
September 18, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921819/effectiveness-of-a-new-tool-for-self-evaluation-of-adherence-to-antimuscarinic-drug-treatment-in-older-patients-of-both-sexes-with-urge-incontinence
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Kirill Kosilov, Sergay Loparev, Irina Kuzina, Liliya Kosilova, Marina Ivanovskaya, Alexandra Prokofyeva
AIM: The present study was a comparison of the validity of the Medication Adherence Self-Report Inventory (MASRI) questionnaire with other methods of assessing adherence to antimuscarinic drugs treatment in older patients with urge incontinence. METHODS: The experiment involved 733 men and women aged >65 years who had noted no less than one urge incontinence episode per day. At the beginning of the experiment, and after 4, 8 and 12 weeks, their adherence to treatment was monitored using the MASRI...
September 17, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921586/down-syndrome-maternal-serum-markers-in-oocyte-donation-and-other-assisted-reproductive-technologies
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Aurore Bonnin, Françoise Muller, Marie-Victoire Senat, Corinne Sault, Armelle Galland, Joëlle Taieb, Sophie Dreux, Jean Bouyer, Alexandra Benachi
OBJECTIVE: Because maternal serum markers (PAPP-A, hCGβ, and AFP) used for Down syndrome (DS) screening have been described as predictors of obstetrical complications and because assisted reproductive technology (ART) pregnancies are known to be at increased risk for obstetrical complications, it is unclear whether or not correction factors should be applied to the calculated risk of DS. The purpose of this study was to evaluate DS maternal serum markers in oocyte donation (OD) and ART pregnancies in comparison with natural pregnancies...
September 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921242/use-of-computer-assisted-design-and-manufacturing-to-localize-dural-venous-sinuses-during-reconstructive-surgery-for-craniosynostosis
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Rajiv R Iyer, Adela Wu, Alexandra Macmillan, Leila Musavi, Regina Cho, Joseph Lopez, George I Jallo, Amir H Dorafshar, Edward S Ahn
OBJECTIVE: Cranial vault remodeling surgery for craniosynostosis carries the potential risk of dural venous sinus injury given the extensive bony exposure. Identification of the dural venous sinuses can be challenging in patients with craniosynostosis given the lack of accurate surface-localizing landmarks. Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) has allowed surgeons to pre-operatively plan these complex procedures in an effort to increase reconstructive efficiency. An added benefit of this technology is the ability to intraoperatively map the dural venous sinuses based on pre-operative imaging...
September 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921124/droplet-volume-variability-as-a-critical-factor-for-accuracy-of-absolute-quantification-using-droplet-digital-pcr
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Alexandra Bogožalec Košir, Carla Divieto, Jernej Pavšič, Stefano Pavarelli, David Dobnik, Tanja Dreo, Roberto Bellotti, Maria Paola Sassi, Jana Žel
Accurate and precise nucleic-acid quantification is crucial for clinical and diagnostic decisions, as overestimation or underestimation can lead to misguided treatment of a disease or incorrect labelling of the products. Digital PCR is one of the best tools for absolute nucleic-acid copy-number determination. However, digital PCR needs to be well characterised in terms of accuracy and sources of uncertainty. With droplet digital PCR, discrepancies between the droplet volume assigned by the manufacturer and measured by independent laboratories have already been shown in previous studies...
September 18, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920944/the-dosage-dependent-effect-exerted-by-the-nm23-h1-h2-homolog-ndk-1-on-distal-tip-cell-migration-in-c-elegans
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Zsolt Farkas, Luca Fancsalszky, Éva Saskői, Alexandra Gráf, Krisztián Tárnok, Anil Mehta, Krisztina Takács-Vellai
Abnormal regulation of cell migration and altered rearrangement of the cytoskeleton are fundamental properties of metastatic cells. The first identified metastasis suppressor NM23-H1, which displays nucleoside-diphosphate kinase (NDPK) activity is involved in these processes. NM23-H1 inhibits the migratory and invasive potential of some cancer cells. Correspondingly, numerous invasive cancer cell lines (eg, breast, colon, oral, hepatocellular carcinoma, and melanoma) display low endogenous NM23 levels. In this review, we summarize mechanisms, which are linked to the anti-metastatic activity of NM23...
September 18, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920820/morbidity-and-mortality-of-wild-turtles-at-a-north-carolina-wildlife-clinic-a-10-year-retrospective
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Alexandra Sack, Eric Butler, Peter Cowen, Gregory A Lewbart
The medical records from 1,847 wild turtle patients seen between 2005 and 2014 by the Turtle Rescue Team at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine were analyzed. Eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina; n = 947), yellow-bellied sliders (Trachemys scripta scripta; n = 301), cooters ( Pseudemys spp.; n = 235), common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina; n = 165), and eastern painted turtles (Chrysemys picta; n = 93) made up 94.3% of all patients. Patient admissions peaked in May when 25...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920559/functional-mechanics-of-a-pectin-based-pleural-sealant-after-lung-injury
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Andrew B Servais, Cristian D Valenzuela, Arne Kienzle, Alexandra B Ysasi, Willi L Wagner, Akira Tsuda, Maximilian Ackermann, Steven J Mentzer
Pleural injury and associated air leaks are a major influence on patient morbidity and health care costs after lung surgery. Pectin, a plant-derived heteropolysaccharide, has recently demonstrated potential as an adhesive binding to the glycocalyx of visceral mesothelium. Since bioadhesion is a process likely involving the interpenetration of the pectin-based polymer with the glycocalyx, we predicted that the pectin-based polymer may also be an effective sealant for pleural injury. To explore the potential role of an equal weight % mixture of high-methoxyl pectin and carboxymethylcellulose as a pleural sealant, we compared the yield strength of the pectin-based polymer to commonly available surgical products...
September 16, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920538/fibrinolytic-for-treatment-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Alexandra Delaney Baker, Krissia Margarita Rivera Perla, Zhiyuan Yu, Rachel Dlugash, Radhika Avadhani, William Andrew Mould, Wendy Ziai, Richard E Thompson, Dimitre Staykov, Daniel F Hanley
Background Intraventricular hemorrhage is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Treating intraventricular hemorrhage with intraventricular fibrinolytic therapy via a catheter is becoming an increasingly utilized intervention. Aims This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the role of intraventricular fibrinolytic treatment in hypertensive intraventricular hemorrhage patients and evaluate the effect sizes for survival as well as level of function at differing time points. Summary of review PubMed, CNKI, VIP, and Wanfang were searched using the terms "IVH" and "IVH and ICH" for human studies with adult patients published between January 1950 and July 2016...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920472/it-may-look-similar-to-a-xanthogranuloma-under-the-microscope-but-it-does-not-really-walk-like-one-clinically
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Sate Hamza, Alexandra Kuzyk, Shane Silver, Sharon Wallace, John Toole
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920154/pharmacokinetics-of-doripenem-in-plasma-and-epithelial-lining-fluid-elf-comparison-of-two-dosage-regimens
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Zoe Oesterreicher, Iris Minichmayr, Robert Sauermann, Daniela Marhofer, Edith Lackner, Walter Jäger, Alexandra Maier-Salamon, Richard Schwameis, Charlotte Kloft, Markus Zeitlinger
PURPOSE: In 2014, FDA released a warning for prescription of doripenem for ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia due to unsatisfactory clinical cure rates. The present study explores if the observed lack of efficacy might be explained by insufficient target site pharmacokinetics in intensive care patients after two different infusion schemes. METHODS: Plasma and bronchoalveolar lavage sampling was performed in 16 intubated patients with pneumonia receiving doripenem either as 1-h or as 4-h infusion...
September 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919739/docetaxel-titanate-nanotubes-enhance-radiosensitivity-in-an-androgen-independent-prostate-cancer-model
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Céline Mirjolet, Julien Boudon, Alexis Loiseau, Sandy Chevrier, Romain Boidot, Alexandra Oudot, Bertrand Collin, Etienne Martin, Pattayil Alias Joy, Nadine Millot, Gilles Créhange
Around 40% of high-risk prostate cancer patients who undergo radiotherapy (RT) will experience biochemical failure. Chemotherapy, such as docetaxel (DTX), can enhance the efficacy of RT. Multidrug resistance mechanisms often limit drug efficacy by decreasing intracellular concentrations of drugs in tumor cells. It is, therefore, of interest to develop nanocarriers of DTX to maintain the drug inside cancer cells and thus improve treatment efficacy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of titanate nanotubes (TiONts) to develop a TiONts-DTX nanocarrier and to evaluate its radiosensitizing in vivo efficacy in a prostate cancer model...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919121/the-utility-of-instrumented-dual-task-gait-and-tablet-based-neurocognitive-measurements-after-concussion
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David R Howell, Alexandra Stillman, Thomas A Buckley, Brant Berkstresser, Francis Wang, William P Meehan
OBJECTIVES: Quantitative and non-invasive measurements acquired by neurocognitive or gait evaluations are useful concussion management components. Emerging technology has allowed for the development of portable and objective tests which may be potentially useful across many settings where evaluations take place. Our aim was to examine the association between instrumented dual-task gait and tablet-based neurocognitive outcome variables with an acute concussion. DESIGN: A total of 59 collegiate athletes were identified and tested within 5days of concussion (n=18, 50% female, 20±1years of age) or as a part of a baseline examination (n=41, 29% female, 19±1years of age)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919009/distinct-patterns-of-response-to-transfusion-therapy-for-different-chronic-complications-of-sickle-cell-disease-a-useful-insight
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Dimitris A Tsitsikas, Funmilayo Orebayo, Alexandra Agapidou, Roger J Amos
Two main sub-phenotypes have been described in sickle cell disease: one with higher baseline haemoglobin and a higher rate of painful crises and one with lower baseline haemoglobin, increased markers of haemolysis and a higher incidence of pulmonary hypertension, priapism and leg ulcers. We compared the patterns of response to regular automated red cell exchange transfusion over a five-year period of 21 patients with recurrent painful crises from the first group and 3 patients with pulmonary hypertension and 5 with recurrent severe stuttering priapism form the second and found them to be distinctly different...
August 18, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918470/assessment-of-glucose-regulation-in-pregnancy-after-gastric-bypass-surgery
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Christian S Göbl, Latife Bozkurt, Andrea Tura, Michael Leutner, Laura Andrei, Lukas Fahr, Peter Husslein, Wolfgang Eppel, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery is characterised by glycaemic variability. Prospective studies of glucose metabolism in pregnancy after RYGB are not available, therefore this study aimed to evaluate physiological alterations in glucose metabolism in pregnancy following RYGB. METHODS: Sixty-three pregnant women (25 who underwent RYGB, 19 non-operated obese control women and 19 normal weight control women) were included. Frequently sampled 3 h OGTTs and 1 h IVGTTs were performed between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation and, in a subgroup, were repeated at 3-6 months after delivery...
September 16, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918401/return-to-work-and-lost-earnings-after-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-5-year-prospective-longitudinal-study-of-long-term-survivors
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Biren B Kamdar, Kristin A Sepulveda, Alexandra Chong, Robert K Lord, Victor D Dinglas, Pedro A Mendez-Tellez, Carl Shanholtz, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Till M von Wachter, Peter J Pronovost, Dale M Needham
BACKGROUND: Delayed return to work is common after acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), but has undergone little detailed evaluation. We examined factors associated with the timing of return to work after ARDS, along with lost earnings and shifts in healthcare coverage. METHODS: Five-year, multisite prospective, longitudinal cohort study of 138 2-year ARDS survivors hospitalised between 2004 and 2007. Employment and healthcare coverage were collected via structured interview...
September 16, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918054/rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-breast-cancer-cells-in-patient-blood-with-nuclease-activated-probe-technology
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Sven Kruspe, David D Dickey, Kevin T Urak, Giselle N Blanco, Matthew J Miller, Karen C Clark, Elliot Burghardt, Wade R Gutierrez, Sneha D Phadke, Sukriti Kamboj, Timothy Ginader, Brian J Smith, Sarah K Grimm, James Schappet, Howard Ozer, Alexandra Thomas, James O McNamara, Carlos H Chan, Paloma H Giangrande
A challenge for circulating tumor cell (CTC)-based diagnostics is the development of simple and inexpensive methods that reliably detect the diverse cells that make up CTCs. CTC-derived nucleases are one category of proteins that could be exploited to meet this challenge. Advantages of nucleases as CTC biomarkers include: (1) their elevated expression in many cancer cells, including cells implicated in metastasis that have undergone epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition; and (2) their enzymatic activity, which can be exploited for signal amplification in detection methods...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917995/removal-of-a-barbed-fish-hook-from-the-cornea-of-an-8-year-old-boy
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Pavlina S Kemp, Ankoor S Shah, Alexandra T Elliott, Michael J Wan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 13, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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