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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775861/screening-methylation-of-dna-repair-genes-in-the-oral-mucosa-of-chronic-smokers
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Celina Faig Lima Carta, Mônica Ghislaine Oliveira Alves, Patrícia Pimentel de Barros, Márcia Sampaio Campos, Jaqueline Scholz, Antonio Olavo Cardoso Jorge, Fábio Daumas Nunes, Janete Dias Almeida
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the epigenetic changes in the process of oral carcinogenesis by screening the methylation of repair genes in chronic smokers. DESIGN: Two groups were formed: Group 1: 16 smokers with consumption of 20 cigarettes/day for at least 10 years; and Group 2: 10 non-smoking. Exfoliative cytology of the tongue was performed, and the extracted DNA was treated by enzymes. The PCR Array System performed methylation screening to evaluate 22 DNA repair genes, and the results were validated by RT-qPCR for each gene with methylation levels ≥10%...
May 1, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770990/pool-based-genome-wide-association-study-identified-novel-candidate-regions-on-bta9-and-14-for-oleic-acid-percentage-in-japanese-black-cattle
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Fuki Kawaguchi, Hiroto Kigoshi, Ayaka Nakajima, Yuta Matsumoto, Yoshinobu Uemoto, Moriyuki Fukushima, Emi Yoshida, Eiji Iwamoto, Takayuki Akiyama, Namiko Kohama, Eiji Kobayashi, Takeshi Honda, Kenji Oyama, Hideyuki Mannen, Shinji Sasazaki
Fatty acid composition is an important indicator of beef quality. The objective of this study was to search the potential candidate region for fatty acid composition. We performed pool-based genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for oleic acid percentage (C18:1) in a Japanese Black cattle population from the Hyogo prefecture. GWAS analysis revealed two novel candidate regions on BTA9 and BTA14. The most significant single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in each region were genotyped in a population (n = 899) to verify their effect on C18:1...
May 17, 2018: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745381/retraction-note-to-the-brca2-variant-c-68-7-t-a-is-associated-with-breast-cancer
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Pål Møller, Eivind Hovig
[This retracts the article DOI: 10.1186/s13053-017-0080-y.].
2018: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559181/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-low-dose-rivaroxaban-in-asians-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Hsin-Fu Lee, Yi-Hsin Chan, Hui-Tzu Tu, Chi-Tai Kuo, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Shang-Hung Chang, Lung-Sheng Wu, Lai-Chu See
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban (20 mg/15 mg once daily) is an effective and safe alternative to warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular AF (NVAF). Low-dose rivaroxaban (15 mg/10 mg once daily) has been only approved for NVAF patients in Japan and Taiwan, although its effectiveness and safety at low doses remain unclear among Asians with NVAF. The objective of the study is to compare the effectiveness and safety of low-dose rivaroxaban to those of warfarin among Asians with NVAF...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549193/randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-self-guided-online-fatigue-intervention-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Jana Pöttgen, Rona Moss-Morris, Janina-Maria Wendebourg, Lena Feddersen, Stefanie Lau, Sascha Köpke, Björn Meyer, Tim Friede, Iris-Katharina Penner, Christoph Heesen, Stefan M Gold
OBJECTIVE: Fatigue is a major disabling symptom in many chronic diseases including multiple sclerosis (MS), but treatment options are limited.Here, we tested the effectiveness of a self-guided , interactive, online fatigue management programme (ELEVIDA) based on principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and related psychotherapeutic approaches (eg, mindfulness) for reducing fatigue in MS. METHODS: Patients with MS and self-reported fatigue were recruited via the website of the German MS Society and assigned via an automated randomisation generator (1:1, no blocking or stratification) to a 12-week online intervention (ELEVIDA, n=139, 82% female, mean age 40...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394201/structural-and-functional-associations-of-macular-microcirculation-in-the-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-in-glaucoma-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Grace M Richter, Ingy Madi, Zhongdi Chu, Bruce Burkemper, Ryuna Chang, Arman Zaman, Beau Sylvester, Alena Reznik, Amir Kashani, Ruikang K Wang, Rohit Varma
PURPOSE: To quantify retinal microvasculature within the macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and normal eyes, determine association of vessel parameters with structural and functional measures, and report diagnostic accuracy of vessel parameters. METHODS: POAG and normal patients underwent 6×6 mm macula scans [Angioplex optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA); Cirrus HD-OCT 5000]; and Humphrey Field Analyzer II-i 24-2 visual field (VF)...
March 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313160/heavy-metal-pollution-assessment-source-identification-and-health-risk-evaluation-in-aibi-lake-of-northwest-china
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Zhang Zhaoyong, Yang Xiaodong, Yang Shengtian
This study sought to analyze heavy metal (Pb, Zn, Cu, Ni, Mn, and Fe) pollution status in the waters of Aibi Lake in northwest China through the use of an applied comprehensive pollution index, health risk model, and multivariate statistical analyses in combination with the lake's land use types. Results showed that (1) the maximum (average) values of the heavy metals Pb, Zn, Cu, Ni, Mn, and Fe were 0.0644 (0.0123), 0.0006 (0.0002), 0.0009 (0.0032), 0.1235 (0.0242), 0.0061 (0.0025), and 0.0222 (0.0080) μg/L, respectively...
January 8, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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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COMPARATIVE STUDY
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
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