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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141060/efficacy-of-low-fluence-nd-yag-1064-nm-laser-for-the-treatment-of-post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation-in-the-axillary-area
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Sahar Ghannam, Fatemah K Al Otabi, Konstantin Frank, Sebastian Cotofana
<p>OBJECTIVE: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation results in aesthetically unpleasant discoloration of the skin in the affected area. The efficacy of low-fluence Q-switched 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser has so far not been evaluated for the treatment of the axilla. This observational study was designed to evaluate whether the application of the laser treatment can satisfactorily reduce axillary hyperpigmentation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 17 females (mean age, 34.27 ± 9.24; range, 19-48) were treated in a single center between 2014 and 2016 for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation of the axillary area...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115287/consumer-product-chemical-weight-fractions-from-ingredient-lists
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Kristin K Isaacs, Katherine A Phillips, Derya Biryol, Kathie L Dionisio, Paul S Price
Assessing human exposures to chemicals in consumer products requires composition information. However, comprehensive composition data for products in commerce are not generally available. Many consumer products have reported ingredient lists that are constructed using specific guidelines. A probabilistic model was developed to estimate quantitative weight fraction (WF) values that are consistent with the rank of an ingredient in the list, the number of reported ingredients, and labeling rules. The model provides the mean, median, and 95% upper and lower confidence limit WFs for ingredients of any rank in lists of any length...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113653/trends-in-adherence-to-nccn-guidelines-for-breast-conserving-therapy-in-women-with-stage-i-and-ii-breast-cancer-analysis-of-the-1998-2008-national-cancer-data-base
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Jilma L Patrick, Michelle E Hasse, Joe Feinglass, Seema A Khan
OBJECTIVE: To examine temporal trends in guideline adherence for breast cancer local therapy, by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic and insurance status. BACKGROUND: Treatment guidelines recommend breast conserving therapy (BCT) for women with small cancers, but have been unevenly applied. A better understanding of time-trends in guideline adherence may point to interventions for correction. METHODS: Patients with tumors ≤2 cm (n = 1,081,075) were identified from 1123 NCDB hospitals, dividing the interval 1998-2011 into 5 segments...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112279/nutrients-intake-and-serum-calcium-and-phosphorus-levels-an%C3%A2-evidence-based-study
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Zahra Jafari Giv, Amir Avan, Farshid Hamidi, Maryam Tayefi, Sayyed Saeid Khayyatzadeh, Ali Javandoost, Mohsen Nematy, Gordon A Ferns, Majid Ghayour Mobarhan
INTRODUCTION: Dietary calcium and phosphorus appear to be important determinants of dyslipidemia and hypertension. We have investigated (1) the prevalence of hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia in an Iranian population, and (2) the association between nutrient's intake and serum levels of calcium and phosphorus. METHODS: A total of 908 individuals were enrolled using a stratified-cluster sampling method from the Mashhad stroke and heart atherosclerosis disorder (MASHHAD) study...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103861/public-and-private-hospital-care-disparities-of-ischemic-stroke-in-mexico-results-from-the-primer-registro-mexicano-de-isquemia-cerebral-premier-study
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José Luis Ruiz-Sandoval, María Eugenia Briseño-Godínez, Erwin Chiquete-Anaya, Antonio Arauz-Góngora, Rogelio Troyo-Sanromán, Juan Didier Parada-Garza, Alma Ramos-Moreno, Fernando Barinagarrementería, Luis Manuel Murillo-Bonilla, Carlos Cantú-Brito
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Mortality and bad outcome by stroke are higher in developing countries than in industrialized countries. Health-care system efficiency could explain these disparities. Our objective was to identify the impact on short- and middle-term outcomes of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) among public and private Mexican medical care. METHODS: We analyzed data from patients with AIS included in the Primer Registro Mexicano de Isquemia Cerebral (PREMIER) study...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099700/-study-of-the-ptpn22-gene-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-azerbaijani-population
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G Ahmadov
The PTPN22 gene was studied in 160 children with type 1 diabetes mellitus under the age of 18 years and in 271 healthy children. Of the 160 patients, 50.6% (n=81) were boys, 49.4% (n=79) were girls. The average age of diabetic children was 9.1 years. The survey was conducted on the basis of the Children's Clinical Hospital No. 6 in Baku city. For all patients, a special questionnaire was filled out. Only children of Azerbaijani nationality were included in the study. As a comparison group, 271 students of the Medical College No...
October 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069077/functional-convergence-of-histone-methyltransferases-ehmt1-and-kmt2c-involved-in-intellectual-disability-and-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Tom S Koemans, Tjitske Kleefstra, Melissa C Chubak, Max H Stone, Margot R F Reijnders, Sonja de Munnik, Marjolein H Willemsen, Michaela Fenckova, Connie T R M Stumpel, Levinus A Bok, Margarita Sifuentes Saenz, Kyna A Byerly, Linda B Baughn, Alexander P A Stegmann, Rolph Pfundt, Huiqing Zhou, Hans van Bokhoven, Annette Schenck, Jamie M Kramer
Kleefstra syndrome, caused by haploinsufficiency of euchromatin histone methyltransferase 1 (EHMT1), is characterized by intellectual disability (ID), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), characteristic facial dysmorphisms, and other variable clinical features. In addition to EHMT1 mutations, de novo variants were reported in four additional genes (MBD5, SMARCB1, NR1I3, and KMT2C), in single individuals with clinical characteristics overlapping Kleefstra syndrome. Here, we present a novel cohort of five patients with de novo loss of function mutations affecting the histone methyltransferase KMT2C...
October 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065373/the-mutual-restraint-effect-between-the-expansion-of-alternanthera-philoxeroides-mart-griseb-and-cadmium-mobility-in-aquatic-environment
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Jian Li, Zhiwei Du, Chris B Zou, Zhicong Dai, Daolin Du, Chongling Yan
Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb is one of the most malignant weeds in its invision habitats. While in the cadmium-contaminated aquatic environment, does A. philoxeroides possess good tolerance and adaptability? To demonstrate the effects of cadmium on A. philoxeroides in the polluted water bodies, a hydroponic stress experiment was conducted over a gradient of Cd concentrations (0, 2.5 and 5mg/l) in triplicate. The seedlings were cultured in a greenhouse and harvested on days 0, 10, 20, 30 and 40, respectively...
October 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988139/rifm-fragrance-ingredient-safety-assessment-%C3%AE-methylphenethyl-alcohol-cas-registry-number-1123-85-9
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A M Api, D Belsito, D Botelho, D Browne, M Bruze, G A Burton, J Buschmann, M L Dagli, M Date, W Dekant, C Deodhar, M Francis, A D Fryer, K Joshi, S La Cava, A Lapczynski, D C Liebler, D O'Brien, R Parakhia, A Patel, T M Penning, G Ritacco, J Romine, D Salvito, T W Schultz, I G Sipes, Y Thakkar, E H Theophilus, A K Tiethof, Y Tokura, S Tsang, J Wahler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 5, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956542/prevalence-genotype-distribution-and-temporal-dynamics-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-in-a-population-in-southern-italy
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Raffaele Del Prete, Luigi Ronga, Grazia Addati, Raffaella Magrone, Domenico Di Carlo, Giuseppe Miragliotta
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is considered the most important risk factor for the development of ano-genital region cancer in both women and men. Whereas low-risk genotypes are responsible for cutaneous and genital lesions, high-risk genotypes are associated with ano-genital cancer. The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyse the prevalence, genotype distribution and temporal dynamics of HPV infection in 2312 specimens from 2312 subjects (2149 women and 163 men) who attended the laboratory of molecular biology, UOC Microbiology and Virology, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria, Policlinico of Bari, Italy...
September 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881680/identification-of-dysregulated-long-non-coding-rnas-micrornas-mrnas-in-tnm-i-stage-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Ziqiang Tian, Shiwang Wen, Yuefeng Zhang, Xinqiang Shi, Yonggang Zhu, Yanzhao Xu, Huilai Lv, Guiying Wang
Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is the primary subtype in lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. This study aimed to investigate the aberrant expression profiling of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) in TNM I stage (stage I) LUAD. The lncRNA/mRNA/miRNA expression profiling of stage I LUAD and adjacent non-tumor tissues from 4 patients were measured by RNA-sequencing. Total of 175 differentially expressed lncRNAs (DELs), 1321 differentially expressed mRNAs (DEMs) and 94 differentially expressed microRNAs (DEMIs) were identified in stage I LUAD...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875345/modified-hyperbranched-polyglycerol-as-dispersant-for-size-control-and-stabilization-of-gold-nanoparticles-in-hydrocarbons
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Yanyu Shen, Guijin He, Yongsheng Guo, Hujun Xie, Wenjun Fang
Hyperbranched polyglycerol (HPG) is modified with dodecanethiol (DS) via the "thiol-ene" click reaction to obtain an amphiphilic product DSHPG. The molecular structures of DSHPG samples are characterized by NMR, FTIR, and GPC, and the thermal behaviors are characterized by DSC and TGA. Gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) are prepared with DSHPG as the stabilizer and surface-modification reagent. The size of Au NPs can be tuned by changing the molecular weight of HPG. It is observed that the HPG molecular weights of 1123, 3826, and 55,075 lead to the NP diameters of 4...
September 6, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836882/erratum-lin-and-karduna-2017
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Casey Gentis
Come from the Glenohumeral Joint, "in J Appl Biomech. 33(1):32-38, https://doi.org/10.1123/jab.2016-0034 , Figure 3c was a duplicate of Figure 3b and was therefore incorrect. The online version of this article has been corrected; we apologize for this error.
August 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798540/growth-differentiation-factor-15-may-predict-mortality-of-peripheral-and-coronary-artery-diseases-and-correlate-with-their-risk-factors
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Lung-An Hsu, Semon Wu, Jyh-Ming Jimmy Juang, Fu-Tien Chiang, Ming-Sheng Teng, Jeng-Feng Lin, Hsuan-Li Huang, Yu-Lin Ko
Plasma GDF15 concentrations were measured in 612 Taiwanese individuals without overt systemic disease. Clinical parameters, GDF15 genetic variants, and 22 biomarker levels were analyzed. We further enrolled 86 patients with PAD and 481 patients with CAD, who received endovascular intervention and coronary angiography, respectively, to examine the role of GDF15 level in predicting all-cause mortality. Significant associations were found between GDF15 genotypes/haplotypes and GDF15 levels. The circulating GDF15 level was positively associated with age, smoking, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus as well as circulating levels of lipocalin 2 and various biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678848/mental-health-literacy-survey-of-non-mental-health-professionals-in-six-general-hospitals-in-hunan-province-of-china
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Qiuxia Wu, Xiaoyang Luo, Shubao Chen, Chang Qi, Jiang Long, Yifan Xiong, Yanhui Liao, Tieqiao Liu
BACKGROUND: Mental illness has brought great economic burden related to misdiagnosis by non-mental health professionals in general hospitals. The aim of this study was to explore non-mental health professionals' conceptions related to the identification of mental illness and perceived treatments, first aid and prognosis. METHODS: In 2014-2015, we presented 1123 non-mental health professionals from six general hospitals in Hunan Province with one of three vignettes describing a person with schizophrenia, depression, or generalized anxiety disorder...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668885/interactive-analysis-of-tx-1123-with-cyclo-oxygenase-design-of-cox2-selective-tx-analogs
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Kazuto Ohkura, Yohei Tatematsu, Yuki Kawaguchi, Yoshihiro Uto, Hitoshi Hori
BACKGROUND: To date, two cyclo-oxygenase (COX) isoforms, COX1 and COX2, have been identified. In the present study, the COX-inhibitory activities of TX-1123 derivatives with the 2-hydroxyarylidene-4-cyclopentene-1,3-dione structure were examined, and the binding profiles of TX-1123 to COXs were analyzed using docking simulations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: X-Ray data on COX1 [protein data bank (PDB) ID=1PGG] and COX2 (PDB ID=3LN1) were used for molecular interactive simulations...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654912/identification-of-dysregulated-long-non-coding-rnas-micrornas-mrnas-in-tnm-i-stage-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Ziqiang Tian, Shiwang Wen, Yuefeng Zhang, Xinqiang Shi, Yonggang Zhu, Yanzhao Xu, Huilai Lv, Guiying Wang
Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is the primary subtype in lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. This study aimed to investigate the aberrant expression profiling of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) in TNM I stage (stage I) LUAD. The lncRNA/mRNA/miRNA expression profiling of stage I LUAD and adjacent non-tumor tissues from 4 patients were measured by RNA-sequencing. Total of 175 differentially expressed lncRNAs (DELs), 1321 differentially expressed mRNAs (DEMs) and 94 differentially expressed microRNAs (DEMIs) were identified in stage I LUAD...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653143/impact-of-time-since-last-childbirth-on-survival-of-women-with-premenopausal-and-postmenopausal-breast-cancers
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Nanthini Balakrishnan, Soo-Hwang Teo, Siamala Sinnadurai, Nanthini Thevi Bhoo Pathy, Mee-Hoong See, Nur Aishah Taib, Cheng-Har Yip, Nirmala Bhoo Pathy
BACKGROUND: Reproductive factors are associated with risk of breast cancer, but the association with breast cancer survival is less well known. Previous studies have reported conflicting results on the association between time since last childbirth and breast cancer survival. We determined the association between time since last childbirth (LCB) and survival of women with premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancers in Malaysia. METHOD: A historical cohort of 986 premenopausal, and 1123 postmenopausal, parous breast cancer patients diagnosed from 2001 to 2012 in University Malaya Medical Centre were included in the analyses...
November 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621562/association-between-alcohol-consumption-trajectories-and-clinical-profiles-among-women-and-men-living-with-hiv
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Natalie E Kelso-Chichetto, Michael Plankey, Alison G Abraham, Nicole Ennis, Xinguang Chen, Robert Bolan, Robert L Cook
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use is common among persons living with HIV (PLWH). It is unclear how alcohol consumption changes over time and if these changes are associated with clinical profiles. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to describe the association between longitudinal patterns of alcohol consumption and the clinical profiles of PLWH. METHODS: Data from the Women's Interagency HIV Study (n = 1123 women) and Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (n = 597 men) from 2004 to 2013 were utilized...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601738/evaluation-of-a-women-group-led-health-communication-program-in-haryana-india
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Manmeet Kaur, Nidhi Jaswal, Anil Kumar Saddi
BACKGROUND: Sakshar Mahila Smooh (SMS) program was launched in rural areas of Haryana in India during 2008. A total of 6788 SMSs, each having 5-10 literate women, were equipped to enhance health communication. We carried out process evaluation of this program as an external agency. METHODOLOGY: After a review of program documents, a random sample survey of Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs), SMS members, and village women was conducted. Out of four divisions of the state, one was randomly chosen, which had five districts...
June 4, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
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