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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636544/analysis-of-esr1-and-pik3ca-mutations-in-plasma-cell-free-dna-from-er-positive-breast-cancer-patients
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Takashi Takeshita, Yutaka Yamamoto, Mutsuko Yamamoto-Ibusuki, Mai Tomiguchi, Aiko Sueta, Keiichi Murakami, Yoko Omoto, Hirotaka Iwase
BACKGROUND: The measurement of ESR1 and PIK3CA mutations in plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) has been studied as a non-invasive method to quickly assess and monitor endocrine therapy (ET) resistant metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients. METHODS: The subjects of this retrospective study were a total of 185 plasma samples from 86 estrogen receptor-positive BC patients, of which 151 plasma samples were from 69 MBC patients and 34 plasma samples were from 17 primary BC (PBC) patients...
June 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624334/seasonality-and-autoimmune-diseases-the-contribution-of-the-four-seasons-to-the-mosaic-of-autoimmunity
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REVIEW
Abdulla Watad, Shir Azrielant, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Kassem Sharif, Paula David, Itay Katz, Gali Aljadeff, Mariana Quaresma, Galya Tanay, Mohammad Adawi, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are a heterogeneous groups of diseases that occur as a results of loss of tolerance to self antigens. While the etiopathogeneis remain obscure, different environmental factors were suggested to have a role in the development of autoimmunity, including infections, low vitamin D levels, UV radiation, and melatonin. Interestingly, such factors possess seasonal variation patterns that could influence disease development, severity and progression. Vitamin D levels which reach a nadir during late winter and early spring is correlated with increased disease activity, clinical severity as well as relapse rates in several disease entities including multiple sclerosis (MS), non-cutaneous flares of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624107/recurrence-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-primary-biliary-cholangitis-and-auto-immune-hepatitis-after-liver-transplantation
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REVIEW
T Visseren, S Darwish Murad
Liver transplantation is a well-accepted treatment for decompensated chronic liver disease due to primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and auto-immune hepatitis (AIH). Survival after liver transplantation is generally good with 1 and 5-year survival rates around 90% and 70-85%. After transplantation, however, these diseases recur in 8.6-27% (rPSC), 10.9-42.3% (rPBC) and 7-42% (rAIH), and this poses significant challenges in terms of management and graft outcome in these patients...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612218/collective-cell-migration-has-distinct-directionality-and-speed-dynamics
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Yan Zhang, Guoqing Xu, Rachel M Lee, Zijie Zhu, Jiandong Wu, Simon Liao, Gong Zhang, Yaohui Sun, Alex Mogilner, Wolfgang Losert, Tingrui Pan, Francis Lin, Zhengping Xu, Min Zhao
When a constraint is removed, confluent cells migrate directionally into the available space. How the migration directionality and speed increase are initiated at the leading edge and propagate into neighboring cells are not well understood. Using a quantitative visualization technique-Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)-we revealed that migration directionality and speed had strikingly different dynamics. Migration directionality increases as a wave propagating from the leading edge into the cell sheet, while the increase in cell migration speed is maintained only at the leading edge...
June 13, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610704/variation-of-the-prescription-dose-using-the-analytical-anisotropic-algorithm-in-lung-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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Daisuke Kawai, Ryo Takahashi, Tatsuya Kamima, Hiromi Baba, Toshijiro Yamamoto, Yoko Kubo, Satoru Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Higuchi, Kensuke Tani, Norifumi Mizuno, Shunta Jinno, Hidenobu Tachibana
PURPOSE: The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the dosimetric variation regarding the analytical anisotropic algorithm (AAA) relative to other algorithms in lung stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). We conducted a multi-institutional study involving six institutions using a secondary check program and compared the AAA to the Acuros XB (AXB) in two institutions. METHODS: All lung SBRT plans (128 patients) were generated using the AAA, pencil beam convolution with the Batho (PBC-B) and adaptive convolve (AC)...
June 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594370/security-enhanced-push-button-configuration-for-home-smart-control
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Junghee Han, Taejoon Park
With the emergence of smart and converged home services, the need for the secure and easy interplay of various devices has been increased. Push Button Configuration (PBC) is one of the technologies proposed for easy set-up of a secure session between IT and consumer devices. Although the Wi-Fi Direct specification explicitly states that all devices must support the PBC method, its applicability is very limited. This is because the security vulnerability of PBC can be maliciously exploited so that attackers can make illegitimate sessions with consumer devices...
June 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588884/distinctive-hla-ii-association-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-on-the-island-of-sardinia
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Maria Grazia Clemente, Fulvia Frau, Matilde Bernasconi, Maria Doloretta Macis, Lucia Cicotto, Giampaolo Pilleri, Stefano De Virgiliis, Paolo Castiglia, Patrizia Farci
BACKGROUND: The HLA DRB1*08 allele associated with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) among Caucasians is of low frequency in the Sardinian population. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to type a cohort of PBC patients from the island of Sardinia for HLA class II antigens. METHODS: Twenty Sardinian patients affected by PBC, 14 with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and 89 healthy controls (HCs) were typed for HLA class II alleles by dot-blot analysis...
June 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588209/identification-of-the-functional-variant-driving-ormdl3-and-gsdmb-expression-in-human-chromosome-17q12-21-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Yuki Hitomi, Kaname Kojima, Minae Kawashima, Yosuke Kawai, Nao Nishida, Yoshihiro Aiba, Michio Yasunami, Masao Nagasaki, Minoru Nakamura, Katsushi Tokunaga
Numerous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been performed to identify susceptibility genes to various human complex diseases. However, in many cases, neither a functional variant nor a disease susceptibility gene have been clarified. Here, we show an efficient approach for identification of a functional variant in a primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)-susceptible region, chromosome 17q12-21 (ORMDL3-GSDMB-ZPBP2-IKZF3). High-density association mapping was carried out based on SNP imputation analysis by using the whole-genome sequence data from a reference panel of 1,070 Japanese individuals (1KJPN), together with genotype data from our previous GWAS (PBC patients: n = 1,389; healthy controls: n = 1,508)...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586703/exploring-the-potential-of-boron-doped-nanographene-as-efficient-charge-transport-and-nonlinear-optical-material-a-first-principles-study
#9
Ahmad Irfan, Aijaz Rasool Chaudhry, Shabbir Muhammad, Abdullah G Al-Sehemi
Owing to their excellent electrochemical properties, graphenes found applications in several fields ranging from semiconductors, solar cells, field effect transistors, and nanoscale electronic devices as well as in nonlinear optical (NLO) applications. The structural features, electro-optical, charge transport and nonlinear optical properties of the boron-doped graphene (BG) compound 1 were studied using density functional theory methods The BG compound comprises a central electron deficient site of boron atoms, which can serve as electron acceptor while terminal alkoxy groups as donors leading to powerful donor-π-acceptor (D-π-A) configuration...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570655/circulating-fgf19-closely-correlates-with-bile-acid-synthesis-and-cholestasis-in-patients-with-primary-biliary-cirrhosis
#10
Zhanyi Li, Bingliang Lin, Guoli Lin, Yuankai Wu, Yusheng Jie, Xiangyong Li, Brian Ko, Yutian Chong, Jian Luo
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Bile acid (BA) synthesis in the liver is regulated by Fibroblast Growth Factor 19 (FGF19) secreted from the ileum as an enterohepatic feedback mechanism. Although FGF19 mRNA is absent in normal liver, FGF19 gene expression was reported to increase in response to both extrahepatic and intrahepatic cholestasis. The impact of upregulated FGF19 expression on BA synthesis is unclear and the overall role of circulating FGF19 and BA synthesis under cholestatic conditions needs to be further investigated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540853/determination-of-serum-albumin-analytical-challenges-a-french-multicenter-study
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Adrien Rossary, Françoise Blondé-Cynober, Jean-Philippe Bastard, Marie-Christine Beauvieux, Pascale Beyne, Jocelyne Drai, Christine Lombard, Ingrid Anglard, Christian Aussel, Sophie Claeyssens, Marie-Paule Vasson
Among the biological markers of morbidity and mortality, albumin holds a key place in the range of criteria used by the High Authority for Health (HAS) for the assessment of malnutrition and the coding of information system medicalization program (PMSI). If the principle of quantification methods have not changed in recent years, the dispersion of external evaluations of the quality (EEQ) data shows that the standardization using the certified reference material (CRM) 470 is not optimal. The aim of this multicenter study involving 7 sites, conducted by a working group of the French Society of Clinical Biology (SFBC), was to assess whether the albuminemia values depend on the analytical system used...
June 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538834/characteristics-of-liver-fibrosis-with-different-etiologies-using-a-fully-quantitative-fibrosis-assessment-tool
#12
Q Wu, X Zhao, H You
This study aimed to test the diagnostic performance of a fully quantitative fibrosis assessment tool for liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). A total of 117 patients with liver fibrosis were included in this study, including 50 patients with CHB, 49 patients with PBC and 18 patients with NASH. All patients underwent liver biopsy (LB). Fibrosis stages were assessed by two experienced pathologists. Histopathological images of LB slices were processed by second harmonic generation (SHG)/two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF) microscopy without staining, a system called qFibrosis (quantitative fibrosis) system...
May 18, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536056/predicting-healthy-eating-intention-and-adherence-to-dietary-recommendations-during-pregnancy-in-australia-using-the-theory-of-planned-behaviour
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Lenka Malek, Wendy J Umberger, Maria Makrides, Zhou ShaoJia
This study aims to aid in the development of more effective healthy eating intervention strategies for pregnant women by understanding the relationship between healthy eating intention and actual eating behaviour. Specifically, the study explored whether Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) constructs [attitude, subjective-norm, perceived-behavioural-control (PBC)] and additional psychosocial variables (perceived stress, health value and self-identity as a healthy eater) are useful in explaining variance in women's 1) intentions to consume a healthy diet during pregnancy and 2) food consumption behaviour (e...
May 20, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535947/geoepidemiology-clinical-manifestations-and-outcome-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis-in-greece
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Nikolaos K Gatselis, Kalliopi Zachou, Vasiliki Lygoura, Kalliopi Azariadis, Pinelopi Arvaniti, Elias Spyrou, Georgia Papadamou, George K Koukoulis, George N Dalekos, Eirini I Rigopoulou
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a disease with rising prevalence and considerable geographical variation. To describe the prevalence, spatial and time distribution, baseline characteristics, response to treatment, outcome and the validity of GLOBE score in a large cohort of Greek PBC patients as an independent validation of this score has not been done so far. METHODS: The last 16years, 482 PBC patients (86.5% females) were evaluated and analysed retrospectively, using a prospectively collected database...
May 20, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535921/out-of-field-in-vivo-dosimetry-using-tld-in-sabr-for-primary-kidney-cancer-involving-mixed-photon-fields
#15
P Lonski, S Keehan, S Siva, D Pham, R D Franich, M L Taylor, T Kron
PURPOSE: To assess out-of-field dose using three different variants of LiF thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLD) for ten patients who underwent stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for primary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and compare with treatment planning system (TPS) dose calculations. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) measurements were conducted at 20, 30, 40 and 50cm from isocentre on ten patients undergoing SABR for primary RCC...
May 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529880/cytologic-assessment-of-estrogen-receptor-progesterone-receptor-and-her2-status-in-metastatic-breast-carcinoma
#16
Fresia Pareja, Melissa P Murray, Ryan Des Jean, Fumiko Konno, Maria Friedlander, Oscar Lin, Marcia Edelweiss
BACKGROUND: Discordance in the receptor status between primary breast carcinomas (PBC) and corresponding metastasis is well documented. Interrogation of the receptor status of metastatic breast carcinoma (MBC) in cytology material is common practice; however, its utility has not been thoroughly validated. We studied patients with MBC, and evaluated the concordance rates of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) between PBC surgical specimens and corresponding MBC cell blocks (CBs)...
January 2017: Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522403/multiplex-autoantibody-detection-for-autoimmune-liver-diseases-and-autoimmune-gastritis
#17
Joris Vanderlocht, Mart van der Cruys, Frans Stals, Liesbeth Bakker-Jonges, Jan Damoiseaux
Autoantibody detection for autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and autoimmune gastritis (AIG) is traditionally performed by IIF on a combination of tissues. Multiplex line/dot blots (LIA/DIA) offer multiple advantages, i.e. automation, objective reading, no interfering reactivities, no coincidental findings. In the current study we evaluated automated DIA (D-Tek) for detecting autoantibodies related to autoimmune diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. We tested samples of the Dutch EQC program and compared the results with the consensus of the participating labs...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517369/treatment-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis-non-responders-a-systematic-review
#18
Duminda Suraweera, Harman Rahal, Melissa Jimenez, Matthew Viramontes, Gina Choi, Sammy Saab
BACKGROUND: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), formerly known as primary biliary cirrhosis, is a chronic cholestatic liver disease characterized by an immune mediated destruction of intrahepatic bile ducts. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) has been the primary medication for the treatment of PBC, resulting in improved liver tests, resolution of symptoms and increased transplant free survival. However, not all patients respond to UDCA. The aim of this systematic review is to provide an evidence based assessment of the medications that have been studied in patients who are refractory to UDCA...
May 18, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494557/-clinicopathologic-features-of-drug-induced-vanishing-bile-duct-syndrome
#19
L H Ye, C K Wang, H C Zhang, Z Q Liu, H W Zheng
Vanishing bile duct syndrome (VBDS) manifests as progressive destruction and disappearance of the intrahepatic bile duct caused by various factors and cholestasis. VBDS associated with drug-induced liver injury (D-VBDS) is an important etiology of VBDS, and immune disorder or immune imbalance may be the main pathogenesis. According to its clinical symptoms, serological markers, and course of the disease, D-VBDS is classified into major form and minor form, and its clinical features are based on various pathomorphological findings...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487448/incidence-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis-in-a-rural-midwestern-population
#20
Rajan Kanth, Ram Babu Shrestha, Indira Rai, Jeffrey J VanWormer, Praveen K Roy
BACKGROUND: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a rare disease with incidence that varies with time and geography. Only two studies have assessed PBC incidence of in the United States, with the most recent appearing over a decade ago. The objective of the present study was to assess PBC incidence in the United States in a more recent era. METHODS: The incidence of PBC was assessed in a population-based cohort in rural, Midwestern Wisconsin over two decades spanning from June 1992 through June 2011...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Medicine & Research
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