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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075332/hypermethylation-in-the-promoter-of-the-mthfr-gene-is-associated-with-diabetic-complications-and-biochemical-indicators
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Mayara Karla Dos Santos Nunes, Alexandre Sérgio Silva, Isabella Wanderley de Queiroga Evangelista, João Modesto Filho, Cecília Neta Alves Pegado Gomes, Rayner Anderson Ferreira do Nascimento, Rafaella Cristhine Pordeus Luna, Maria José de Carvalho Costa, Naila Francis Paulo de Oliveira, Darlene Camati Persuhn
BACKGROUND: DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism for regulating the transcription of many genes and has been linked to the development of various diseases. A promising gene to investigate is methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), since the enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) promotes methyl radical synthesis in the homocysteine cycle and can provide methyl groups for DNA methylation. In addition, several studies have correlated gene polymorphisms of this enzyme with a greater risk of diabetes, but little is known regarding the relationship between epigenetic changes in this gene and diabetes and its complications...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054991/the-influence-of-bone-mineral-density-and-cortical-index-on-the-complexity-of-fractures-of-the-proximal-humerus
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J W A M den Teuling, B S Pauwels, L Janssen, C E Wyers, H M J Janzing, J P W van den Bergh, J W Morrenhof
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study is to investigate the relation between indicators of osteoporosis (i.e., bone mineral density (BMD), and Cortical Index (CI)) and the complexity of a fracture of the proximal humerus as a result of a low-energy trauma. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 168 patients (mean age 67.2 years, range 51 to 88.7) with a fracture of the proximal humerus between 2007 and 2011, whose BMD was assessed at the Fracture Liaison Service with Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) measurements of the hip, femoral neck (FN) and/or lumbar spine (LS), and whose CI and complexity of fracture were assessed on plain anteroposterior radiographs of the proximal humerus...
October 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046249/humoral-immunity-to-mumps-in-a-highly-vaccinated-population-in-taiwan
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Yu-Huai Ho, Chen-Chi Tsai, Ya-Wen Tsai, Yu-Chiang Wang, Tzou-Yien Lin, De-Jen Lee, Chih-Jung Chen
BACKGROUND: A resurgence of mumps was noted recently and outbreaks were increasingly reported in populations with high vaccine coverage. We aimed to evaluate the seroprevalence to mumps in Taiwan, where a two-dose childhood mumps-containing vaccine program, with a high coverage rate, had been implemented for >20 years. METHODS: The anti-mumps IgG was determined in 3552 participants of all ages in Taiwan. The age-specific seropositivity rates were calculated and the sociodemographic variables associated with the seronegative sera were analyzed with a logistic regression method...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988254/preoperative-thrombocytosis-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-endometrioid-type-endometrial-carcinoma
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Ahmed Abu-Zaid, Mohannad Alsabban, Mohammed Abuzaid, Osama AlOmar, Hany Salem, Ismail A Al-Badawi
BACKGROUND: The impact of preoperative thrombocytosis as a prognostic factor in endometrial carcinoma (EC) remains uncertain and has never been examined in Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of preoperative thrombocytosis (platelet count > 400 000/ μL), and its prognostic significance for clinicopathological factors and survival in Saudi patients with endometrioid-type EC. DESIGN: A retrospective cross-sectional study from January 2010 to December 2013...
September 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894944/higher-out-of-pocket-expenses-for-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-is-associated-with-worse-health-related-quality-of-life-in-persons-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Qian Jiang, Haibo Wang, Lu Yu, Robert Peter Gale
PURPOSE: To explore health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) profiles and identify socio-demographic and clinical variables associated with HRQoL in persons with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire was distributed to adults with chronic-phase CML receiving tyrosine kinase-inhibitor (TKI) therapy >3 months in complete cytogenetic response (CCyR). Respondents were anonymous. SF-36 Health Survey was used to measure HRQoL...
December 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867455/role-of-adjuvant-radiotherapy-in-figo-stage-iiic-endometrial-carcinoma-treatment-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-in-52-irradiated-patients
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He-Yuan Hsieh, Lily Wang, Chien-Hsing Lu, Jin-Ching Lin, Chien-Chih Chen
BACKGROUND: To retrospectively review the postoperative radiotherapy treatment outcomes and the prognostic factors for the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IIIC endometrial carcinoma. METHODS: Fifty-two patients who were newly diagnosed and previously untreated FIGO stage IIIC endometrial carcinoma over a 33-year period (September 1983 to April 2015) were retrospectively reviewed. They had received radical surgery followed by adjuvant radiotherapy with or without adjuvant chemotherapy...
August 31, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864856/comparison-of-adverse-events-following-injection-of-original-or-generic-docetaxel-for-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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Nao Tagawa, Erika Sugiyama, Masataka Tajima, Yasutsuna Sasaki, Seigo Nakamura, Hiromi Okuyama, Hisanori Shimizu, Vilasinee Hirunpanich Sato, Tadanori Sasaki, Hitoshi Sato
PURPOSE: The approval of injectable generic drugs does not require bioequivalence testing. However, although generic products contain the same level of the active compound, the levels and types of additives present can differ from those used in the original product. Since docetaxel is highly lipophilic, polysorbate 80 (PS80), polyethylene glycol (PEG), and ethyl alcohol are employed to solubilize this anticancer agent. This retrospective study compared the safety of five docetaxel products (Taxotere(®), Docetaxel Hospira, Docetaxel Sandoz, Docetaxel Sawai, and Docetaxel EE)...
October 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851949/hypertension-susceptibility-loci-are-associated-with-anthracycline-related-cardiotoxicity-in-long-term-childhood-cancer-survivors
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Michelle A T Hildebrandt, Monica Reyes, Xifeng Wu, Xia Pu, Kara A Thompson, Jianzhong Ma, Andrew P Landstrom, Alanna C Morrison, Joann L Ater
Anthracycline-based chemotherapy is associated with dose-dependent, irreversible damage to the heart. Childhood cancer survivors with hypertension after anthracycline exposure are at increased risk of cardiotoxicity, leading to the hypothesis that genetic susceptibility loci for hypertension may serve as predictors for development of late cardiotoxicity. Therefore, we determined the association between 12 GWAS-identified hypertension-susceptibility loci and cardiotoxicity in a cohort of long-term childhood cancer survivors (N = 108) who received anthracyclines and were screened for cardiac function via echocardiograms...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851311/distinct-preoperative-clinical-features-predict-four-histopathological-subtypes-of-high-grade-serous-carcinoma-of-the-ovary-fallopian-tube-and-peritoneum
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Takuma Ohsuga, Ken Yamaguchi, Aki Kido, Ryusuke Murakami, Kaoru Abiko, Junzo Hamanishi, Eiji Kondoh, Tsukasa Baba, Ikuo Konishi, Noriomi Matsumura
BACKGROUND: The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network reported that high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) can be classified based on gene expression profiles into four subtypes, termed "immunoreactive," "differentiated," "proliferative," and "mesenchymal." We previously established a novel histopathological classification of HGSC, corresponding to the gene expression subtypes: immune reactive (IR), papillo-glandular (PG), solid and proliferative (SP), and mesenchymal transition (MT). The purpose of this study is to identify distinct clinical findings among the four pathological subtypes of HGSC, as well as to predict pathological subtype based on preoperative images...
August 29, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760466/outcomes-of-early-mitral-valve-reoperation-in-the-medicare-population
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Kathleen Kwedar, Christian McNeely, Alan Zajarias, Steve Markwell, Christina M Vassileva
BACKGROUND: Surgical series on mitral valve reoperation are limited by small numbers and lack of national representation. Large-scale outcomes of reoperation for mitral valve surgery remain uncertain. METHODS: This is a descriptive analysis of 1,627 Medicare beneficiaries who underwent mitral valve reoperation within a 3-year follow-up period after an initial mitral operation (repair or replacement) that took place between 2000 and 2006. The primary outcomes were hospital mortality and long-term survival...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566386/cost-and-efficacy-examination-of-alvimopan-for-the-prevention-of-postoperative-ileus
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Zoltan H Nemeth, Dorian A Bogdanovski, Samantha R Paglinco, Patricia Barratt-Stopper, Rolando H Rolandelli
Opioid analgesics exacerbate ileus through peripheral μ-opioid receptor action. Alvimopan, a μ-opioid receptor antagonist, has been proposed to alleviate postoperative ileus, leading to decreased time to return of gastrointestinal function and hospital discharge. As opioid-induced motility issues are only one factor affecting postoperative ileus, continued examination of the cost of the use and efficacy of the drug is needed. Data for this study were collected retrospectively from the charts of 55 patients who received an anastomosis and were given alvimopan at Morristown Medical Center between 2010 and 2013 as well as from 58 appropriately matched controls...
June 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512284/improved-survival-in-patients-with-resected-pancreatic-carcinoma-using-postoperative-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-and-regional-intra-arterial-infusion-chemotherapy
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Ningyi Ma, Zheng Wang, Jiandong Zhao, Jiang Long, Jin Xu, Zhigang Ren, Guoliang Jiang
BACKGROUND We assessed the role of adjuvant intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in combination with chemotherapy for pancreatic carcinomas after curative resection and identified prognostic factors related to pancreatic carcinoma after multidisciplinary treatment strategies. MATERIAL AND METHODS Pancreatic carcinoma patients (n=61) who received adjuvant radiotherapy after resection (median dose, 50.4 Gy) between 2010 and 2016 were retrospectively identified. Sixty patients received chemotherapy, including concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT), systemic chemotherapy, and regional intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy (RIAC)...
May 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448532/a-selected-reaction-monitoring-mass-spectrometric-assessment-of-biomarker-candidates-diagnosing-large-cell-neuroendocrine-lung-carcinoma-by-the-scaling-method-using-endogenous-references
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Tetsuya Fukuda, Masaharu Nomura, Yasufumi Kato, Hiromasa Tojo, Kiyonaga Fujii, Toshitaka Nagao, Yasuhiko Bando, Thomas E Fehniger, György Marko-Varga, Haruhiko Nakamura, Harubumi Kato, Toshihide Nishimura
Selected reaction monitoring mass spectrometry (SRM-MS) -based semi-quantitation was performed to assess the validity of 46 selected candidate proteins for specifically diagnosing large-cell neuroendocrine lung carcinoma (LCNEC) and differentiating it from other lung cancer subtypes. The scaling method was applied in this study using specific SRM peak areas (AUCs) derived from the endogenous reference protein that normalizes all SRM AUCs obtained for the candidate proteins. In a screening verification study, we found that seven out of the 46 candidate proteins were statistically significant for the LCNEC phenotype, including 4F2hc cell surface antigen heavy chain (4F2hc/CD98) (p-ANOVA ≤ 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401303/evaluation-of-forensic-genetic-parameters-of-12-str-loci-in-the-korean-population-using-the-investigator-%C3%A2-hdplex-kit
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Ju Yeon Jung, Eun Hye Kim, Yu-Li Oh, Hyun-Chul Park, Jung Ho Hwang, Si-Keun Lim
We genotyped and calculated the forensic parameters of 10 non-CODIS loci and 2 CODIS loci of 990 Korean individuals using the Investigator(Ⓡ) HDplex kit. No significant deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (after Bonferroni correction for multiple testing) or genetic linkage disequilibrium were observed. The calculated matching probability and power of discrimination ranged from 0.0080 to 0.2014, and 0.7986 to 0.9920, respectively. We conclude that the markers of the kit are highly informative corroborative tools for forensic DNA analysis...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343798/assessment-of-a-novel-transdermal-selective-%C3%AE-1-blocker-the-bisoprolol-patch-for-treating-frequent-premature-ventricular-contractions-in-patients-without-structural-heart-disease
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Masaya Shinohara, Tadashi Fujino, Hideki Koike, Ken Kitahara, Toshio Kinoshita, Hitomi Yuzawa, Takeya Suzuki, Shunji Fukunaga, Kenzaburo Kobayashi, Jiro Aoki, Kengo Tanabe, Takanori Ikeda
BACKGROUND: The autonomic nervous system involves the genesis of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). Previous studies demonstrated that heart rate (HR) dependency of idiopathic PVCs has different autonomic mechanisms. Recently, the bisoprolol patch, a novel transdermal β1-blocker formulation containing bisoprolol, became clinically available. We examined the efficacy of the bisoprolol patch for treating frequent PVCs in patients without structural heart disease (SHD) regarding the HR dependency of PVCs...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228715/central-nervous-insulin-administration-before-nocturnal-sleep-decreases-breakfast-intake-in-healthy-young-and-elderly-subjects
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João C P Santiago, Manfred Hallschmid
Peripheral insulin acts on the brain to regulate metabolic functions, in particular decreasing food intake and body weight. This concept has been supported by studies in humans relying on the intranasal route of administration, a method that permits the direct permeation of insulin into the CNS without substantial absorption into the blood stream. We investigated if intranasal insulin administration before nocturnal sleep, a period of reduced metabolic activity and largely absent external stimulation, affects food intake and energy turnover on the subsequent morning...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213567/vitamin-d-receptor-as-a-target-for-breast-cancer-therapy
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Alyson Murray, Stephen F Madden, Naoise C Synnott, Rut Klinger, Darran O'Connor, Norma O'Donovan, William Gallagher, John Crown, Michael J Duffy
Considerable epidemiological evidence suggests that high levels of circulating vitamin D (VD) are associated with a decreased incidence and increased survival from cancer, i.e., VD may possess anti-cancer properties. The aim of this investigation was therefore to investigate the anti-cancer potential of a low calcaemic vitamin D analogue, i.e., inecalcitol and compare it with the active form of vitamin D, i.e., calcitriol, in a panel of breast cancer cell lines (n = 15). Using the MTT assay, IC50 concentrations for response to calcitriol varied from 0...
April 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059480/polarization-microscopy-as-a-tool-for-quantitative-evaluation-of-collagen-using-picrosirius-red-in-different-stages-of-ckd-in-cats
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G B Morais, D A Viana, F M O Silva, F A F Xavier Júnior, K M Farias, C D'Ó Pessoa, J A M Silveira, A P N N Alves, M R L Mota, F D O Silva, C M S Sampaio, J M G Verdugo, J S A M Evangelista
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a relevant disease in feline clinic. The tubulointerstitial damage, with collagen deposition and fibrosis, is an important result of this process. The aim of this study was to quantify and correlate the deposition of collagen and severity of interstitial fibrosis (IF) in the kidney from cats in different stages of CKD. Kidney fragments from 10 adult cats with CKD were analyzed and stained by Masson's trichrome (MT) and Picrosirius red (PSR) for circular polarized microscopy. Random quantitative analysis was performed on MT sections to classify the degree of IF, per field area, with and without circular polarization...
January 6, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935666/comparison-of-transverse-computed-tomographic-excretory-urography-images-and-maximum-intensity-projection-images-for-diagnosing-ectopic-ureters-in-dogs
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Scott Secrest, Andrew Bugbee, Kenneth Waller, David A Jiménez
Computed tomographic maximum intensity projection (MIP) images have been shown to improve reader confidence in their diagnoses and to improve detection of vascular structures and pulmonary nodules. The objectives of this method comparison study were to compare transverse source computed tomographic excretory urography (CTEU) images to two, five, and 10 slab thick MIP images for diagnosing canine ectopic ureters, compare reader confidence, and evaluate interobserver agreement. Two board-certified veterinary radiologists and a board-certified small animal internist blindly reviewed transverse source CTEU and two, five, and 10 slab thick MIP images of 24 dogs enrolled in the study...
March 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882833/evaluation-of-real-world-experience-with-tofacitinib-compared-with-adalimumab-etanercept-and-abatacept-in-ra-patients-with-1-previous-biologic-dmard-data-from-a-u-s-administrative-claims-database
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James Harnett, Robert Gerber, David Gruben, Andrew S Koenig, Connie Chen
BACKGROUND: Real-world data comparing tofacitinib with biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) are limited. OBJECTIVE: To compare characteristics, treatment patterns, and costs of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) receiving tofacitinib versus the most common bDMARDs (adalimumab [ADA], etanercept [ETN], and abatacept [ABA]) following a single bDMARD in a U.S. administrative claims database. METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort analysis of patients aged ≥ 18 years with an RA diagnosis (ICD-9-CM codes 714...
December 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
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