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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648011/-relationship-between-carotid-plaque-and-diabetic-retinopathy-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients
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Y Y Xiao, M K Yuan, P Xi, B Gao
Objective: To analyze the relevant factors for diabetic retinopathy. Methods: The data of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients undergoing general examination and ophthalmology specialist consultation were collected from the inpatients of Department of Endocrinology in Beijing Airport Hospital between 2013 and 2016, and the relevant factors of diabetic retinopathy were retrospectively analyzed. Results: A total of 432 cases were analyzed, including 168 cases of non-diabetic retinopathy and 264 cases of diabetic retinopathy...
June 27, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647252/source-apportionment-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-surface-sediments-from-lakes-in-jiangsu-province-china-comparison-of-three-receptor-models
#2
Yanjie Qi, Zhuoshi He, Shouliang Huo, Jingtian Zhang, Beidou Xi, Shibin Hu
Receptor models have been proved as useful tools to identify source categories and quantitatively calculate the contributions of extracted sources. In this study, sixty surface sediment samples were collected from fourteen lakes in Jiangsu Province, China. The total concentrations of C4-C14-perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (∑12PFASs) in sediments ranged from 0.264 to 4.44ng/gdw (dry weight), with an average of 1.76ng/gdw. Three commonly-applied receptor models, namely principal component analysis-multiple linear regression (PCA-MLR), positive matrix factorization (PMF) and Unmix models, were employed to apportion PFAS sources in sediments...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646916/prc1-contributes-to-tumorigenesis-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-in-association-with-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#3
Ping Zhan, Bin Zhang, Guang-Min Xi, Ying Wu, Hong-Bing Liu, Ya-Fang Liu, Wu-Jian Xu, Qing-Qing Zhu, Feng Cai, Ze-Jun Zhou, Ying-Ying Miu, Xiao-Xia Wang, Jia-Jia Jin, Qian Li, Li-Ping Qian, Tang-Feng Lv, Yong Song
BACKGROUND: Protein regulator of cytokinesis-1 (PRC1) belongs to the microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) family, and is involved in cytokinesis. Recent investigations suggest PRC1 involvement in human carcinogenesis, including breast carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and etc. However, whether PRC1 contributes to lung adenocarcinoma tumorigenesis remains unknown. METHODS: Quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), Western blotting and Immunohistochemical staining (IHC) were used to evaluate and contrast the PRC1 expression profile in lung adenocarcinoma and adjacent normal lung tissues...
June 24, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646773/survival-outcomes-of-patients-with-lobular-carcinoma-in-situ-who-underwent-bilateral-mastectomy-or-partial-mastectomy
#4
Ze-Ming Xie, Jian Sun, Zhe-Yu Hu, Yao-Pan Wu, Peng Liu, Jun Tang, Xiang-Sheng Xiao, Wei-Dong Wei, Xi Wang, Xiao-Ming Xie, Ming-Tian Yang
AIM: To compare the survival outcomes between patients treated with bilateral mastectomy and partial mastectomy alone as the initial surgical management for primary lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with histologically confirmed LCIS underwent partial mastectomy alone or bilateral mastectomy were identified by the SEER*Stat database (version 8.3.2) released in 2016. The primary outcome measure was all-cause mortality and the secondary outcome measure was breast cancer-specific mortality...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643274/an-unexplained-congenital-disorder-of-glycosylation-ii-in-a-child-with-neurohepatic-involvement-hypercholesterolemia-and-hypoceruloplasminemia
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Pier Luigi Calvo, Marco Spada, Ivana Rabbone, Michele Pinon, Francesco Porta, Fabio Cisarò, Stefania Reggiani, Angelo B Cefalù, Luisella Sturiale, Domenico Garozzo, Dirk J Lefeber, Jaak Jaeken
We report on a 12-year-old adopted boy with psychomotor disability, absence seizures, and normal brain MRI. He showed increased (but initially, at 5 months, normal) serum cholesterol, increased alkaline phosphatases, transiently increased transaminases and hypoceruloplasminemia with normal serum and urinary copper. Blood levels of immunoglobulins, haptoglobin, antithrombin, and factor XI were normal. A type 2 serum transferrin isoelectrofocusing and hypoglycosylation of apoCIII pointed to a combined N- and O-glycosylation defect...
June 23, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642881/combining-carcinoembryonic-antigen-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-to-predict-brain-metastasis-of-resected-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients
#6
Wei Wang, Chao Bian, Di Xia, Jin-Xi He, Ping Hai, Ren Zhao, Yan-Yang Wang
We aimed to evaluate the role of pretreatment carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in predicting brain metastasis after radical surgery for lung adenocarcinoma patients. The records of 103 patients with completely resected lung adenocarcinoma between 2013 and 2014 were reviewed. Clinicopathologic characteristics of these patients were assessed in the Cox proportional hazards regression model. Brain metastasis occurred in 12 patients (11.6%). On univariate analysis, N2 stage (P = 0...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642847/heat-labile-enterotoxin-induced-perk-chop-pathway-activation-causes-intestinal-epithelial-cell-apoptosis
#7
Xi Lu, Chunmeng Li, Congcong Li, Pengcheng Li, Enqing Fu, Yonghong Xie, Faguang Jin
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is a leading cause of diarrhea among children and travelers in developing countries, and heat-labile enterotoxin (LT) is one of the most important virulence factors. The pathogenesis of and virulence factors associated with ETEC have been well-characterized; however, the extent to which ETEC damages host cells remains unclear. In this study, we found that LT could induce decreases in intestinal epithelial cell viability and induce apoptosis in a dose- and time- dependent manner in both HCT-8 and Caco-2 cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641818/the-role-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-14-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Wei Xie, Liang Li, Xi-Long Zheng, Wei-Dong Yin, Chao-Ke Tang
The Krüppel-like factor (KLF) family, as the SP/XKLF transcription factors, plays important roles in regulating the expression of genes required for the proper execution of important biological and pathological processes. Recent studies have demonstrated that KLF14, a member of the KLF family, participates in the initiation and progression of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). From the molecular function aspect, this review focuses on the impact of KLF14-mediated regulation in major atherosclerosis-related diseases and pathological processes, such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, inflammation, obesity, metabolic syndrome, cell proliferation and differentiation...
June 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641653/-risk-factors-and-therapeutic-outcome-of-intestinal-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-in-acute-leukemia-patients-after-haploidentical-peripheral-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Xiao-Ning Wang, Chun-Hong Sun, Cai-Li Guo, Jian-Na Yao, Shi-Huan Qi, Xin Liu, Jie-Ying Xi, Meng-Chang Wang, Peng-Cheng He, Mei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors and therapeutic outcome of acute graft versus host disease (aGVHD) in patients with acute leukemia after haploidentical peripheral hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. METHODS: The clinical data of 19 cases of acute leukemia underwent haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplanttion during January 2010 and December 2010 were retrospectively analyzed. The effects of patients sex, donor-recipient sex difference, donor age, conditioning regimen, dosage of anti-thymocyte globulin(ATG), mononuclear cell and CD34(+) cell counts on the intestinal aGVHD were analyzed by Logistic regression...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641643/-change-of-plasma-interleukin-16-level-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-and-its-clinical-significance
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Yue-Li Gu, Xi-Chun Xiao, Shuo Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the change of plasma IL-16 level in patients with multiple myeloma(MM) and its clinical significance. METHODS: Sixty-two patients with multiple myeloma were admitted in our hospital from June 2008 to June 2015. Forty healthy volunteers were selected as control group. The peripheral blood of all the patients and healthy volunteers were collected before the treatment of patients. The levels of IL-16, Cys-C, LDH and β2-MG were measured. ROC curve was used to analyze the optimal IL-16 thresholds in MM patients...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641629/-ratio-of-primary-bone-marrow-cells-after-induction-chemothrapy-for-two-weeks-in-the-patients-with-ph-all-and-its-influence-on-complete-remission-and-overall-progrosis
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Xi-Feng Wu, Ling Sun, Tan-Tan Li, Xiang-Cong Yin, Xue-Hong Ran
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of bone marrow blasts ratio after induction chemotherapy for 2 weeks in patients with Ph(-) ALL, and it's influence on complete remission (CR) and overall prognosis. METHODS: A total of 172 patients with Ph(-) ALL in our hospital from March 2012 to February 2016 were selected. The bone marrow blast ratio was analyzed by the receiver-operating characteristic curve (ROC) in patients after induction chemotherapy for 2 weeks, at same time its influence on CR and overall prognosis of Ph(-) ALL patients was evaluated...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641404/ph-rather-than-nitrification-and-urease-inhibitors-determines-the-community-of-ammonia-oxidizers-in-a-vegetable-soil
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Ruijiao Xi, Xi-En Long, Sha Huang, Huaiying Yao
Nitrification inhibitors and urease inhibitors, such as nitrapyrin and N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT), can improve the efficiencies of nitrogen fertilizers in cropland. However, their effects on ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) across different soil pH levels are still unclear. In the present work, vegetable soils at four pH levels were tested to determine the impacts of nitrification and urease inhibitors on the nitrification activities, abundances and diversities of ammonia oxidizers at different pHs by real-time PCR, terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) and clone sequence analysis...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640357/rna-sequencing-of-esophageal-adenocarcinomas-identifies-novel-fusion-transcripts-including-npc1-melk-arising-from-a-complex-chromosomal-rearrangement
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Zhixiong Wang, Yulan Cheng, John M Abraham, Rong Yan, Xi Liu, Wei Chen, Sariat Ibrahim, Gary P Schroth, Xiquan Ke, Yulong He, Stephen J Meltzer
BACKGROUND: Studies of chromosomal rearrangements and fusion transcripts have elucidated mechanisms of tumorigenesis and led to targeted cancer therapies. This study was aimed at identifying novel fusion transcripts in esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). METHODS: To identify new fusion transcripts associated with EAC, targeted RNA sequencing and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) verification were performed in 40 EACs and matched nonmalignant specimens from the same patients...
June 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639031/opioid-use-among-female-breast-cancer-patients-using-different-adjuvant-endocrine-therapy-regimens
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Xi Tan, Tareq Fabian Camacho, Virginia T LeBaron, Leslie J Blackhall, Rajesh Balkrishnan
PURPOSE: To explore differences in opioid use across different adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) regimens, factors associated with opioid use, and the impact of opioid use on overall survival in female breast cancer patients treated with AET. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed 2006-2012 SEER-Medicare datasets, following patients for at least two years from the index date, defined as the first date they filled an AET prescription. The study included adult women with incident, primary, hormone-receptor-positive, stage I-III breast cancer...
June 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638408/reanalysis-and-external-validation-of-a-decision-tree-model-for-detecting-unrecognized-diabetes-in-rural-chinese-individuals
#15
Zhong Xin, Lin Hua, Xu-Hong Wang, Dong Zhao, Cai-Guo Yu, Ya-Hong Ma, Lei Zhao, Xi Cao, Jin-Kui Yang
We reanalyzed previous data to develop a more simplified decision tree model as a screening tool for unrecognized diabetes, using basic information in Beijing community health records. Then, the model was validated in another rural town. Only three non-laboratory-based risk factors (age, BMI, and presence of hypertension) with fewer branches were used in the new model. The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and area under the curve (AUC) for detecting diabetes were calculated...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635299/prevalence-and-geographic-variations-of-polypharmacy-among-west-virginia-medicaid-beneficiaries
#16
Xue Feng, Xi Tan, Brittany Riley, Tianyu Zheng, Thomas K Bias, James B Becker, Usha Sambamoorthi
BACKGROUND: West Virginia (WV) residents are at high risk for polypharmacy given its considerable chronic disease burdens. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence, correlates, outcomes, and geographic variations of polypharmacy among WV Medicaid beneficiaries. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we analyzed 2009-2010 WV Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) claims data for adults aged 18-64 (N=37,570). We defined polypharmacy as simultaneous use of drugs from five or more different drug classes on a daily basis for at least 60 consecutive days in one year...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632202/genome-wide-association-study-of-borderline-personality-disorder-reveals-genetic-overlap-with-bipolar-disorder-major-depression-and-schizophrenia
#17
S H Witt, F Streit, M Jungkunz, J Frank, S Awasthi, C S Reinbold, J Treutlein, F Degenhardt, A J Forstner, S Heilmann-Heimbach, L Dietl, C E Schwarze, D Schendel, J Strohmaier, A Abdellaoui, R Adolfsson, T M Air, H Akil, M Alda, N Alliey-Rodriguez, O A Andreassen, G Babadjanova, N J Bass, M Bauer, B T Baune, F Bellivier, S Bergen, A Bethell, J M Biernacka, D H R Blackwood, M P Boks, D I Boomsma, A D Børglum, M Borrmann-Hassenbach, P Brennan, M Budde, H N Buttenschøn, E M Byrne, P Cervantes, T-K Clarke, N Craddock, C Cruceanu, D Curtis, P M Czerski, U Dannlowski, T Davis, E J C de Geus, A Di Florio, S Djurovic, E Domenici, H J Edenberg, B Etain, S B Fischer, L Forty, C Fraser, M A Frye, J M Fullerton, K Gade, E S Gershon, I Giegling, S D Gordon, K Gordon-Smith, H J Grabe, E K Green, T A Greenwood, M Grigoroiu-Serbanescu, J Guzman-Parra, L S Hall, M Hamshere, J Hauser, M Hautzinger, U Heilbronner, S Herms, S Hitturlingappa, P Hoffmann, P Holmans, J-J Hottenga, S Jamain, I Jones, L A Jones, A Juréus, R S Kahn, J Kammerer-Ciernioch, G Kirov, S Kittel-Schneider, S Kloiber, S V Knott, M Kogevinas, M Landén, M Leber, M Leboyer, Q S Li, J Lissowska, S Lucae, N G Martin, F Mayoral-Cleries, S L McElroy, A M McIntosh, J D McKay, A McQuillin, S E Medland, C M Middeldorp, Y Milaneschi, P B Mitchell, G W Montgomery, G Morken, O Mors, T W Mühleisen, B Müller-Myhsok, R M Myers, C M Nievergelt, J I Nurnberger, M C O'Donovan, L M O Loohuis, R Ophoff, L Oruc, M J Owen, S A Paciga, B W J H Penninx, A Perry, A Pfennig, J B Potash, M Preisig, A Reif, F Rivas, G A Rouleau, P R Schofield, T G Schulze, M Schwarz, L Scott, G C B Sinnamon, E A Stahl, J Strauss, G Turecki, S Van der Auwera, H Vedder, J B Vincent, G Willemsen, C C Witt, N R Wray, H S Xi, A Tadic, N Dahmen, B H Schott, S Cichon, M M Nöthen, S Ripke, A Mobascher, D Rujescu, K Lieb, S Roepke, C Schmahl, M Bohus, M Rietschel
Borderline personality disorder (BOR) is determined by environmental and genetic factors, and characterized by affective instability and impulsivity, diagnostic symptoms also observed in manic phases of bipolar disorder (BIP). Up to 20% of BIP patients show comorbidity with BOR. This report describes the first case-control genome-wide association study (GWAS) of BOR, performed in one of the largest BOR patient samples worldwide. The focus of our analysis was (i) to detect genes and gene sets involved in BOR and (ii) to investigate the genetic overlap with BIP...
June 20, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631838/aging-of-zn-added-to-soils-with-a-wide-range-of-different-properties-factors-and-modeling
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Xi Zhang, Bao Jiang, Yibing Ma
The aging of metals added to soil is significant in ecological risk assessment and the derivation of soil environmental quality criteria. Semi-mechanistic aging models have been developed for some metals, but not for zinc (Zn). In the present study, a published dataset detailing the changes in isotopic exchangeability with time, after water soluble Zn was added to 23 soils and incubated for 813 d, was used to analyze the effect of soil properties on aging and develop empirical and mechanistic models. Aging was mainly controlled by soil pH, probably due to precipitation, and was linearly correlated with the square root of incubation time, probably due to diffusion...
June 20, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631368/crispr-cas9-mediated-loss-of-fgf5-function-increases-wool-staple-length-in-sheep
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Wen-Rong Li, Chen-Xi Liu, Xue-Mei Zhang, Lei Chen, Xin-Rong Peng, San-Gang He, Jia-Peng Lin, Bin Han, Li-Qin Wang, Jun-Cheng Huang, Ming-Jun Liu
Fibroblast growth factor 5 (FGF5) regulates hair length in humans and a variety of other animals. To investigate whether FGF5 has similar effects in sheep, we used CRISPR/Cas9 to generate loss-of-function mutations with the FGF5 gene in Chinese Merino sheep. A total of 16 lambs were identified with genetic mutations within the targeting locus: 13 lambs had biallelic modifications and 3 lambs had monoallelic modifications. Characterization of the modifications revealed that 13 were frame shift mutations that led to premature termination; the other 3 were in-frame deletions...
June 20, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628745/significant-enhancement-of-photocatalytic-reduction-of-co2-with-h2o-over-zno-by-the-formation-of-basic-zinc-carbonate
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Chunyu Xin, Maocong Hu, Kang Wang, Xi Tao Wang
Electron-hole pair separation efficiency and adsorption performance of photocatalysts to CO2 are the two key factors affecting the performance of photocatalytic CO2 reduction with H2O. Distinct from conventional promoter addition, this study proposed a novel approach to address these two issues by tuning own surface features of semiconductor photocatalyst. Three ZnO samples with different morphologies, surface area and defect content were fabricated by varying preparation methods, characterized by XRD, TEM, room temperature PL spectra, and tested in photoreduction of CO2 with H2O...
June 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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