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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731372/exploring-the-effect-of-vitamin-d3-supplementation-on-the-anti-ebv-antibody-response-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
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Linda Rolf, Anne-Hilde Muris, Amandine Mathias, Renaud Du Pasquier, Inga Koneczny, Giulio Disanto, Jens Kuhle, Sreeram Ramagopalan, Jan Damoiseaux, Joost Smolders, Raymond Hupperts
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and vitamin D insufficiency are potentially interacting risk factors for multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of high-dose vitamin D3 supplements on antibody levels against the EBV nuclear antigen-1 (EBNA-1) in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and to explore any underlying mechanism affecting anti-EBNA-1 antibody levels. METHODS: This study utilized blood samples from a randomized controlled trial in RRMS patients receiving either vitamin D3 (14,000 IU/day; n = 30) or placebo ( n = 23) over 48 weeks...
July 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722669/hydroxychloroquine-and-risk-of-cancer-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-propensity-score-matched-landmark-analysis
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Yao-Fan Fang, Yen-Fu Chen, Ting-Ting Chung, Lai-Chu See, Kuang-Hui Yu, Shue-Fen Luo, Chang-Fu Kuo, Jenn-Haung Lai
Hydroxychloroquine inhibits systemic inflammation and autophagy and may thus have antineoplastic effects [1]. We investigated the effect of hydroxychloroquine on cancer risk in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome(pSS). We used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database to compare cancer incidence between incident pSS patients with or without at least 6-month hydroxychloroquine use within a 1- or 3-year period. Propensity score matched landmark analysis was used. We included 4194 alive patients without cancer 1 year after pSS diagnosis from 2000 through 2005...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714331/-hand-hygiene-technique-assessment-using-electronic-equipment-in-26-hungarian-healthcare-institutions
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Ákos Lehotsky, Júlia Morvai, László Szilágyi, Száva Bánsághi, Alíz Benkó, Tamás Haidegger
INTRODUCTION: Hand hygiene is probably the most effective tool of nosocomial infection prevention, however, proper feedback and control is needed to develop the individual hand hygiene practice. AIM: Assessing the efficiency of modern education tools, and digital demonstration and verification equipment during their wide-range deployment. METHOD: 1269 healthcare workers took part in a training organized by our team. The training included the assessment of the participants' hand hygiene technique to identify the most often missed areas...
July 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708490/effect-of-season-and-age-on-indian-red-jungle-fowl-gallus-gallus-murghi-semen-characteristics-a-4-year-retrospective-study
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B A Rakha, M S Ansari, S Akhter, E Blesbois
The reproductive potential of the adult males is expected to vary with age/season and largely differ not only in closely related avian species but even in subspecies, breeds and/or strains of the same species. Thus, it is pre-requisite to have knowledge of seminal parameters to achieve maximum production potential of at-risk species for ex situ in vitro conservation programs. A 4-year study was designed to evaluate the effect of age and season (spring, summer, autumn and winter) on semen characteristics of Indian red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus murghi) in a retrospective manner...
May 24, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697021/injuries-sustained-during-contact-with-law-enforcement-an-analysis-from-us-trauma-centers
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Morgan Schellenberg, Kenji Inaba, Jayun Cho, James M Tatum, Galinos Barmparas, Aaron Strumwasser, Daniel Grabo, Cynthia Bir, Alexander Eastman, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: Injuries sustained by civilians from interaction with police are a polarizing contemporary sociopolitical issue. Few comprehensive studies have been published using national hospital-based data. The aim of this study was to examine the epidemiology of these injuries to better understand this mechanism of injury. METHODS: Patients entered into the NTDB (01/2007 - 12/2012) with E-codes E970.0-E976.0 (ICD-9-CM), identifying injuries associated with law enforcement in the course of legal action, were enrolled...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691436/viral-kinetics-in-untreated-versus-treated-acute-hiv-infection-in-prospective-cohort-studies-in-thailand
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Jintanat Ananworanich, Leigh Anne Eller, Suteeraporn Pinyakorn, Eugene Kroon, Somchai Sriplenchan, James Lk Fletcher, Duanghathai Suttichom, Christopher Bryant, Rapee Trichavaroj, Peter Dawson, Nelson Michael, Nittaya Phanuphak, Merlin L Robb
INTRODUCTION: The extent of viral replication during acute HIV infection (AHI) influences HIV disease progression. However, information comparing viral load (VL) kinetics with and without antiretroviral therapy (ART) in AHI is limited. The knowledge gained could inform preventive strategies aimed at reducing VL during AHI and therapeutic strategies to alter the viral kinetics that may enhance the likelihood of achieving HIV remission. METHODS: The analysis utilized VL data captured during the first year of HIV infection from two studies in Thailand: the RV217 study (untreated AHI, 30 participants and 412 visits) and the RV254 study (treated AHI, 235 participants and 2803 visits)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681313/an-independent-survival-prognostic-role-for-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-in-gastric-cancer-evidence-from-a-meta-analysis
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Y Wang, L He, Y Cheng
BACKGROUND: Some studies have suggested that human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) positive is associated with poor outcomes in gastric cancer (GC), whereas another inconsistent studies make the situation confused. This meta-analysis was performed to determine whether HER2 played an independent prognostic role in clinicopathological characteristics and survival outcomes of GC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Combination of GC and human epidermal growth factor 2 or HER2 or HER2/neu or erbB-2 or cerbB-2 or c-erbB2 or CD340 or p185 were used as key words...
July 5, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639121/montelukast-use-a-19-year-nationwide-drug-utilisation-study
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Daniel Pilsgaard Henriksen, Jesper Rømhild Davidsen, Christian B Laursen, Anders Christiansen, Per Damkier, Jesper Hallas, Anton Pottegård
PURPOSE: Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist used in asthma and rhinitis treatment. Despite being marketed nearly two decades ago, little is known about its utilisation pattern. METHODS: Using the Danish National Prescription Registry, we identified subjects filling a montelukast prescription between 1998 and 2017. Using descriptive statistics, we reported the development in incidence, and prevalence, as well as a measure of treatment duration, and concomitant use of asthma- or anti-allergic therapy...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598044/a-study-of-prehospital-delay-patterns-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-an-urban-tertiary-care-institute-in-mumbai
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Ashar Khan, Milind Phadke, Yash Y Lokhandwala, Pratap J Nathani
OBJECTIVE: There is now increasing awareness about the need for early diagnosis in patients presenting with chest pain. Pre-hospital delay remains a major hurdle in the institution of early reperfusion therapy, which is crucial in salvaging 'at-risk' myocardium and reducing adverse cardiovascular events following ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This study aims to determine the incidence and the determinants of delayed presentation STEMI and the potential impact of such delay on adverse cardiovascular outcomes...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591788/electronic-cigarette-a-longitudinal-study-of-regular-vapers
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Jean-François Etter
Introduction.: It is unclear how vaping behaviour changes over time in regular vapers, and what occurs when vapers relapse to smoking or when they stop vaping. We assessed change in vaping and smoking behaviours over 12 months in regular vapers. Methods.: A longitudinal study of 3868 regular vapers enrolled on the Internet in 2012-2015 ("baseline"), followed after one (n=1631, 42%), three (n=1337, 35%), six (n=1148, 30%) and 12 months (n=893, 23%). Results...
June 7, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587073/epidemiological-features-and-forecast-model-analysis-for-the-morbidity-of-influenza-in-ningbo-china-2006-2014
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Chunli Wang, Yongdong Li, Wei Feng, Kui Liu, Shu Zhang, Fengjiao Hu, Suli Jiao, Xuying Lao, Hongxia Ni, Guozhang Xu
This study aimed to identify circulating influenza virus strains and vulnerable population groups and investigate the distribution and seasonality of influenza viruses in Ningbo, China. Then, an autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) model for prediction was established. Influenza surveillance data for 2006-2014 were obtained for cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) (n = 129,528) from the municipal Centers for Disease Control and virus surveillance systems of Ningbo, China. The ARIMA model was proposed to predict the expected morbidity cases from January 2015 to December 2015...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550355/coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-using-128-slice-dual-source-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-severe-calcification
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Suguru Sato, Yosuke Horii, Norihiko Yoshimura, Takuya Yagi, Hidefumi Aoyama
PURPOSE: To compare coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) and coronary angiography (CAG) with regard to luminal graphic definition of calcified segments using 128-slice dual-source computed tomography (DSCT), specifically for patients with an Agatston score >400. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 1148 consecutive patients who underwent coronary CTA using a 128-slice DSCT, 132 subjects had severe calcification with an Agatston score >400. Thirty-nine of the 132 patients who had undergone CAG within 3 months before or after coronary CTA were included...
May 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513137/hierarchical-porous-carbon-doped-with-iron-nitrogen-sulfur-for-efficient-oxygen-reduction-reaction
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Issa Kone, Ao Xie, Yang Tang, Yu Chen, Jia Liu, Yongmei Chen, Yanzhi Sun, Xiaojin Yang, Pingyu Wan
Hierarchical porous Fe/N/S-doped carbon with a high content of graphitic nitrogen (FeNS/HPC) has been successfully synthesized by a facile dual-template method. FeNS/HPC shows not only macropores resulting from the dissolution of the SiO2 template, but abundant mesopores were also obtained after removing the in situ generated Fe2O3 nanoparticles on the ultrathin (∼4 nm) carbon shell of the macropores. Moreover, micropores are produced during the thermal pyrolysis of the carbon precursors. With respect to the electrochemical performance in the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), FeNS/HPC not only exceeds other prepared porous carbon materials completely but also shows higher onset potential (0...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467747/splenomegaly-in-small-breed-dogs-45-cases-2005-2011
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Erin E Corbin, Ryan P Cavanaugh, Pamela Schwartz, Katherine I Zawadzki, Taryn Donovan
OBJECTIVE To assess causes of splenomegaly and postsurgical outcomes in small-breed (ie, < 16-kg [< 35.2-lb]) dogs that underwent splenectomy and evaluate associations among malignant disease, hemoperitoneum, and survival time in these patients. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 45 client-owned dogs. PROCEDURES Medical records of 2 veterinary facilities were reviewed to identify small-breed dogs that underwent splenectomy and had a histologic diagnosis recorded. Data analyzed included signalment, diagnosis, presence or absence of hemoperitoneum, and survival time...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432684/characterization-of-interactions-of-metal-containing-nanoparticles-with-biomolecules-by-ce-an-update-2012-2016
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REVIEW
Svetlana S Aleksenko, Magdalena Matczuk, Andrei R Timerbaev
The methodological developments and applications of CE related to studying biotransformations of metal-based nanoscale particles of impending medicinal use are overviewed. This is an update to a previous review article (Aleksenko, S. S., Shmykov, A. Y., Oszwałdowski, S., Timerbaev, A. R., Metallomics 2012, 4, 1141-1148) and it covers the research papers published within the last five years. As was anticipated in that review, CE can now be seen as a customary technique in the analysis of biomolecular interactions that exert an impact on the mechanism of action of nanoparticles, comprising metabolism, delivery, cell processing, and targeting...
July 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427189/identifying-biomarkers-of-papillary-renal-cell-carcinoma-associated-with-pathological-stage-by-weighted-gene-co-expression-network-analysis
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Zhongshi He, Min Sun, Yuan Ke, Rongjie Lin, Youde Xiao, Shuliang Zhou, Hong Zhao, Yan Wang, Fuxiang Zhou, Yunfeng Zhou
Although papillary renal cell carcinoma (PRCC) accounts for 10%-15% of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), no predictive molecular biomarker is currently applicable to guiding disease stage of PRCC patients. The mRNASeq data of PRCC and adjacent normal tissue in The Cancer Genome Atlas was analyzed to identify 1148 differentially expressed genes, on which weighted gene co-expression network analysis was performed. Then 11 co-expressed gene modules were identified. The highest association was found between blue module and pathological stage (r = 0...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350120/cross-validation-of-genes-potentially-associated-with-overall-survival-and-drug-resistance-in-ovarian-cancer
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Yutao Gao, Xia Liu, Ting Li, Luwei Wei, Antai Yang, Yi Lu, Jian Zhang, Li Li, Sumei Wang, Fuqiang Yin
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among malignancies of the female reproductive system. The 5-year survival rates of ovarian cancer (OC) patients are very poor as a result of recurrent disease and emergence of drug resistance; thus, studies to find predictive markers and factors for drug resistance are ongoing. In the present study, based on the microarrays from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), and the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) profiles covering 1648 OC patients, 11 out of 136 genes that were found to be significantly dysregulated in OC were associated with overall survival (OS) in 489 OC patients of the TCGA cohort...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317722/susceptibility-of-dry-cured-tuna-to-oxidative-deterioration-and-biogenic-amines-generation-i-effect-of-nacl-content-antioxidant-type-and-ageing
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L C Roseiro, C Santos, H Gonçalves, C Serrano, C Aleixo, A Partidário, A R Lourenço, M Abreu Dias, D J B da Ponte
This study aimed to assess lipid oxidation and biogenic amine (BA) development in "muxama", a dry-cured tuna muscle product, as affected by salt content, antioxidant type and ageing time. Overall, BA contents decreased with NaCl level (2785.1mgkg(-1), 1148.1mgkg(-1) and 307.7mgkg(-1)) and increased with ageing time (366.2mgkg(-1), 1711.8mgkg(-1) and 2959.2mgkg(-1) in the final product (T0), and after 1 (T1) and 3 (T3) months of ageing, respectively). Regardless of the test conditions, the most concentrated BA was always tyramine...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317458/use-of-the-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-or-fractional-flow-reserve-in-pci
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Justin E Davies, Sayan Sen, Hakim-Moulay Dehbi, Rasha Al-Lamee, Ricardo Petraco, Sukhjinder S Nijjer, Ravinay Bhindi, Sam J Lehman, Darren Walters, James Sapontis, Luc Janssens, Christiaan J Vrints, Ahmed Khashaba, Mika Laine, Eric Van Belle, Florian Krackhardt, Waldemar Bojara, Olaf Going, Tobias Härle, Ciro Indolfi, Giampaolo Niccoli, Flavo Ribichini, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Hiroaki Takashima, Yuetsu Kikuta, Andrejs Erglis, Hugo Vinhas, Pedro Canas Silva, Sérgio B Baptista, Ali Alghamdi, Farrel Hellig, Bon-Kwon Koo, Chang-Wook Nam, Eun-Seok Shin, Joon-Hyung Doh, Salvatore Brugaletta, Eduardo Alegria-Barrero, Martijin Meuwissen, Jan J Piek, Niels van Royen, Murat Sezer, Carlo Di Mario, Robert T Gerber, Iqbal S Malik, Andrew S P Sharp, Suneel Talwar, Kare Tang, Habib Samady, John Altman, Arnold H Seto, Jasvindar Singh, Allen Jeremias, Hitoshi Matsuo, Rajesh K Kharbanda, Manesh R Patel, Patrick Serruys, Javier Escaned
BACKGROUND: Coronary revascularization guided by fractional flow reserve (FFR) is associated with better patient outcomes after the procedure than revascularization guided by angiography alone. It is unknown whether the instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR), an alternative measure that does not require the administration of adenosine, will offer benefits similar to those of FFR. METHODS: We randomly assigned 2492 patients with coronary artery disease, in a 1:1 ratio, to undergo either iFR-guided or FFR-guided coronary revascularization...
May 11, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248027/-choosing-treatment-for-patients-with-bladder-cancer-combined-with-prostatic-hyperplasia
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P V Glybochko, Yu G Alyaev, A M Pshikhachev, N I Sorokin, A M Dymov
AIM: To define treatment selection criteria for patients with bladder cancer combined with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2006 and 2015, 1148 patients were treated for bladder cancer and 3368 patients for BPH. Among them, 258 (22.5%) patients had both bladder cancer and BPH. 113 (11.6%) patients had indications for surgical treatment of both diseases. In this group, 18 (13.5%) patients also had bladder stones. Only 2 (1.6%) patients had tumor invading the muscle wall, while the remaining patients had non-muscle invasive bladder cancer...
November 2016: Urologii︠a︡
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