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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452573/the-effect-of-metformin-treatment-in-obese-insulin-resistant-patients-with-euthyroid-goiter
#1
Nicoleta Răcătăianu, Sorana Daniela Bolboacă, Adela-Viviana Sitar-Tăut, Smaranda Mârza, Daniela Moga, Ana Valea, Cristina Ghervan
Objective The study's objective was to evaluate the thyroid parameters in obese insulin-resistant patients with euthyroid diffuse or nodular goiter, following Metformin treatment. Patients and methods The study was experimental, open, and prospective. Fifty-three patients aged 18-68 were enrolled for two years. Obese insulin-resistant patients (cut-off Homeostasis-Model-Assessment of Insulin Resistance-HOMA-IR ≥ 2.5) with euthyroid nodular/diffuse goiter were included. Subjects with diabetes, hypo-/hyper-thyroidism, autoimmune thyroiditis, psychiatric disorders, liver or heart failure were excluded...
February 16, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447223/virome-and-bacteriome-characterization-of-children-with-pneumonia-and-asthma-in-mexico-city-during-winter-seasons-2014-and-2015
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Jose A Romero-Espinoza, Yazmin Moreno-Valencia, Rodrigo H Coronel-Tellez, Manuel Castillejos-Lopez, Andres Hernandez, Aaron Dominguez, Angel Miliar-Garcia, Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero, Rogelio Perez-Padilla, Alejandro Alejandre-Garcia, Joel A Vazquez-Perez
BACKGROUND: Acute asthma exacerbations and pneumonia are important causes of morbidity and mortality in children and may coexist in the same children, although symptom overlap may lead to difficulties in diagnosis. Microbial and viral diversity and differential abundance of either may play an important role in infection susceptibility and the development of acute and chronic respiratory diseases. OBJECTIVES: To describe the virome and bacteriome present in the upper respiratory tract of hospitalized children with a clinical diagnosis of asthma and pneumonia during an acute exacerbation and an acute respiratory illness ARI episode respectively...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419479/the-effect-of-total-tumor-volume-on-the-biologically-effective-dose-of-tumor-and-kidneys-for-177lu-labelled-psma-peptides
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Nusrat Begum, Anne Thieme, Nina Eberhardt, Robert Tauber, Ambros J Beer, Gerhard Glatting, Matthias Eiber, Peter Kletting
Aim: To simulate the effect of PSMA positive total tumor volume (TTV) on the tumor and organs at risk (OARs) biologically effective doses (BEDs) in patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) in 177Lu-PSMA radioligand therapy. Methods: A physiologically-based pharmacokinetic model was fitted to data of 13 patients treated with 177Lu-PSMA I&T. The tumor, kidneys and salivary glands BEDs were simulated for TTVs of 0.1-10 l. The activity and peptide amounts leading to an optimal tumor-to-kidneys BED ratio were also investigated...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407376/detection-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-torque-teno-virus-ttv-carried-by-murine-rodents-and-house-shrews-in-china
#4
Yi-Quan Xiong, Yun Mo, Ming-Ji Chen, Wei Cai, Wen-Qiao He, Qing Chen
Between May 2015 and May 2017, 496 animals (473 murine rodents and 23 house shrews) were captured in six regions of China. A total of 22.8% (113/496) of throat swabs, 29.1% (142/488) of fecal samples and 23.8% (54/227) of serum samples tested positive for rodent torque teno virus 3 (RoTTV3). The positive rate in Rattus norvegicus was higher than the rate in Rattus tanezumi and Rattus losea. Of 23 house shrews, one throat swab and one serum sample were positive for RoTTV3. Ten murine rodents were simultaneously positive for RoTTV3 in throat swab, fecal and serum samples...
January 30, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346782/a-fair-chance-for-everyone-total-tumor-volume-as-a-selection-tool-in-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
Hugo Pinto-Marques, Silvia Silva, Mafalda Sobral, Rui Perdigoto, Américo Martins, Eduardo Barroso
Total tumor volume (TTV) has been proposed as a more accurate means of selecting patients for liver transplantation (LT) due to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We aim to analyze the role of TTV in a population with a short waiting time on list. METHODS: Analysis of a prospective database of patients submitted to LT for HCC between September 1992 and February 2014. TTV, Milan criteria (MC), UCSF (University of California San Francisco), and "Up to Seven" criteria were calculated both with preoperative imaging exams and histological data...
January 18, 2018: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311716/discovering-viral-genomes-in-human-metagenomic-data-by-predicting-unknown-protein-families
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Mauricio Barrientos-Somarribas, David N Messina, Christian Pou, Fredrik Lysholm, Annelie Bjerkner, Tobias Allander, Björn Andersson, Erik L L Sonnhammer
Massive amounts of metagenomics data are currently being produced, and in all such projects a sizeable fraction of the resulting data shows no or little homology to known sequences. It is likely that this fraction contains novel viruses, but identification is challenging since they frequently lack homology to known viruses. To overcome this problem, we developed a strategy to detect ORFan protein families in shotgun metagenomics data, using similarity-based clustering and a set of filters to extract bona fide protein families...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282765/relationships-between-total-testicular-volume-reproductive-parameters-and-surrogate-measures-of-adiposity-in-men-presenting-for-couple-s-infertility
#7
K Ehala-Aleksejev, M Punab
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationships between total testicular volume (TTV), reproductive parameters and adiposity measures: body mass index, waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio. Semen analysis was performed, and reproductive hormone levels were measured in 2,672 male patients (mean age 32.6) due to couple's infertility. Significant, positive correlations between semen parameters and the TTV were found. Gonadotrophins were negatively related to the TTV, and testosterone was not related to the TTV...
December 28, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084205/the-kinetics-of-torque-teno-virus-plasma-dna-load-shortly-after-engraftment-predicts-the-risk-of-high-level-cmv-dnaemia-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
#8
E Albert, C Solano, E Giménez, D Focosi, A Pérez, L Macera, J L Piñana, J C H Boluda, F Maggi, D Navarro
Monitoring Torque teno virus (TTV) DNA load helps to estimate the risk of opportunistic infections in solid organ transplant recipients. We investigated whether the early kinetic pattern of plasma TTV DNA load after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) associates with subsequent CMV and EBV DNAemia. This study included 71 allo-HSCT patients. We found that the area under the curve (AUC) for log10 TTV DNA loads quantified by days 20 and 30 after transplantation (TTV DNA load AUC20-30), was significantly lower (P=0...
October 30, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032273/torquetenovirus-dynamics-and-immune-marker-properties-in-patients-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
#9
Philipp Wohlfarth, Michael Leiner, Christian Schoergenhofer, Georg Hopfinger, Irene Goerzer, Elisabeth Puchhammer-Stoeckl, Werner Rabitsch
Torquetenovirus (TTV) has been proposed as a marker of immune function in patients receiving immunosuppression after solid organ transplantation. This study aimed to define TTV plasma dynamics and investigate clinical associations in patients following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). This was a single-center prospective longitudinal study involving 50 consecutive patients treated with HSCT between March 2015 and April 2016. TTV plasma DNA levels were measured with quantitative PCR at 12 consecutive time points during the first year after HSCT...
October 12, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993019/a-modified-formula-for-dose-calculations-of-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#10
Yangsen Cao, Xiaofei Zhu, Yu Zhang, Chunshan Yu, Yongming Liu, Yongjian Sun, Zhitao Dai, Xueling Guo, Xiaoping Ju, Huojun Zhang
To provide a modified formula consistent with the Monte Carlo (MC) algorithm for dose calculations during stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer. Seventy CyberKnife treatment plans were calculated and analyzed by MC and ray-tracing (RT) algorithms, separately. Parameters of treatment plans were compared, and those associated with differences of dose distributions were analyzed to establish a modified formula. Gross tumor volume and tumor tracking volume (TTV) were defined as the evident disease on the sequences of the window width and level of the lung and the mediastinum...
October 6, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972950/phylogenetic-analysis-of-torque-teno-virus-in-thalassemic-children-in-egypt
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Noha A Hassuna, Eman Naguib, Medhat Abdel-Fatah, Suzan M Omar Mousa
OBJECTIVE: Torque teno virus (TTV) is a ubiquitous virus that is commonly associated with blood transfusion. The main aims of this study were to evaluate the incidence of TTV in polytransfused children with thalassemia and to determine for the first time the prevalent TTV genotypes in Egypt. METHODS: TTV was detected in 2 groups by nested PCR: the first group comprised 200 children with thalassemia, and the second included age- and sex-matched healthy children with no history of blood transfusion...
October 4, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966070/prevalence-of-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-torque-teno-virus-infection-and-their-association-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Agatha S Rosa, Oscar C Araujo, Flavia Savassi-Ribas, Carlos A Fernandes, Henrique S Coelho, Christian Niel, Cristiane A Villela-Nogueira, Natalia M Araujo
BACKGROUND: The role of occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and Torque teno virus (TTV) infection in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in chronic hepatitis C patients is still uncertain. AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and significance of OBI and TTV infection, and to examine the genetic diversity of these viruses, in chronic hepatitis C patients with and without HCC. METHODS: Sera from 151 hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients (49 patients with HCC and 102 without HCC) negative for HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) were tested for the presence of OBI and TTV infection by semi-nested and group-specific multiplex PCR assays, respectively...
September 29, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868270/torque-teno-virus-ttv-among-%C3%AE-thalassemia-and-haemodialysis-patients-in-mazandaran-province-north-of-iran
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Hossein Jalali, Mohammad Reza Mahdavi, Najmeh Zaeromali
Torque Teno virus (TTV) is a transfusion transmitted virus that seems to be involved in several complications such as acute respiratory diseases, liver diseases, AIDS, cancer, and autoimmune reactions. In the present study the frequency of TTV was investigated among β- thalassemia (BT) and haemodialysis (HD) patients (high risk patients for TTV) in Mazandaran province, Iran. DNA was extracted from the serum of 82 BT and 100 HD patients, and nested PCR method was applied to detect TTV DNA. The aspartate transaminase(AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) enzyme levels in BT patients were measured using photometric assay...
2017: International Journal of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846911/testicular-volumetry-and-prediction-of-daily-sperm-output-in-stallions-by-orchidometry-and-two-and-three-dimensional-sonography
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S Pricking, H Bollwein, K Spilker, G Martinsson, A Schweizer, S Thomas, H Oldenhof, H Sieme
Accurate determination of the testes volume and prediction of the daily sperm output (DSO) is valuable information for reproductive management of a stallion. The aim of this study was to compare different methods for measuring the testes volume, including caliper, 2D and 3D ultrasound. Special emphasis was on feasibility of 3D volume analysis. First, 22 castrated testes were measured and derived volumes were compared with volumes determined via volume displacement in a graded cylinder with saline solution. Then, during the breeding season, testes sizes of 52 stallions were measured in vivo and analyzed...
August 19, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754109/prognostic-value-of-total-tumor-volume-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
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Shao-Bo Liang, Jian-Jian Teng, Xue-Feng Hu, Xing-Li Yang, Min Luo, Xiao-Na Fang, Dong-Sheng Liu, Yong Chen, Li-Wu Fu
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the prognostic value of total tumor volume (TTV), which reflects both the primary tumor volume and nodal tumor volume, in NPC. Furthermore, the relationship between TTV and survival remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of TTV in patients with NPC treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). METHODS: TTV was retrospectively assessed in 455 patients with newly diagnosed, non-metastatic NPC...
July 28, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750638/erratum-to-prevalence-of-anelloviruses-ttv-ttmdv-and-ttmv-in-healthy-blood-donors-and-in-patients-infected-with-hbv-or-hcv-in-qatar
#16
Ahmed A Al-Qahtani, Enas S Alabsi, Raed AbuOdeh, Lukman Thalib, Mohamed E El Zowalaty, Gheyath K Nasrallah
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July 27, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710997/dynamics-of-torque-teno-virus-plasma-dnaemia-in-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
#17
Eliseo Albert, Carlos Solano, Tania Pascual, Ignacio Torres, Lisa Macera, Daniele Focosi, Fabrizio Maggi, Estela Giménez, Paula Amat, David Navarro
BACKGROUND: Torque Teno virus (TTV) plasma DNA load directly correlate with the level of immunosuppresion in different clinical settings. It is uncertain whether this may be the case in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients (allo-HSCT). OBJECTIVES: We characterized the dynamics of TTV DNAemia in patients undergoing T-cell replete allo-SCT. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective single-center observational study including 72 allo-HSCT patients...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702856/dynamics-of-torque-teno-virus-viremia-could-predict-risk-of-complications-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#18
Ramona Gilles, Marco Herling, Udo Holtick, Eva Heger, Sabine Awerkiew, Irina Fish, Konstantin Höller, Saleta Sierra, Elena Knops, Rolf Kaiser, Christof Scheid, Veronica Di Cristanziano
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is an established treatment option for several hematological diseases. However, the first year post-transplantation is often complicated by infections and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Improvements in immunological monitoring could reduce such post-transplant complications. Torque Teno virus (TTV), a chronically persisting DNA virus, is reported to be a marker for immune function in immunocompromised patients. In the present study, the TTV kinetics were analyzed to investigate the potential role of TTV viremia as immune-competence read-out after allo-HSCT...
October 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542207/metagenomic-sequencing-complements-routine-diagnostics-in-identifying-viral-pathogens-in-lung-transplant-recipients-with-unknown-etiology-of-respiratory-infection
#19
Dagmara W Lewandowska, Peter W Schreiber, Macé M Schuurmans, Bettina Ruehe, Osvaldo Zagordi, Cornelia Bayard, Michael Greiner, Fabienne D Geissberger, Riccarda Capaul, Andrea Zbinden, Jürg Böni, Christian Benden, Nicolas J Mueller, Alexandra Trkola, Michael Huber
BACKGROUND: Lung transplant patients are a vulnerable group of immunosuppressed patients that are prone to frequent respiratory infections. We studied 60 episodes of respiratory symptoms in 71 lung transplant patients. Almost half of these episodes were of unknown infectious etiology despite extensive routine diagnostic testing. METHODS: We re-analyzed respiratory samples of all episodes with undetermined etiology in order to detect potential viral pathogens missed/not accounted for in routine diagnostics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527409/molecular-characterization-of-pigeon-torque-teno-virus-pttv-in-jiangsu-province
#20
Zhicheng Zhang, Wei Dai, Dingzhen Dai
The torque teno virus (TTV) is a recently discovered DNA virus that has been detected in many different hosts, including humans, livestock and poultry. To date, there is no report of pigeon TTV (PTTV) from anywhere in the world. To investigate the distribution of PTTV in pigeons from the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu and characterize their genomes, we employed PCR to detect PTTV in 144 samples collected from 6 pigeon plants in Jiangsu province, amplify complete genomes from representative samples and analyze genetic characteristics using bioinformatics...
May 6, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
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