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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334204/detection-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-in-pap-smear-samples-from-south-khorasan-province-of-iran
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Davod Javanmard, Mahmoodreza Behravan, Malaknaz Ghannadkafi, Alireza Salehabadi, Masood Ziaee, Mohammad Hasan Namaei
Background: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI), leads to pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and chronic pelvic pain in women as well as an increased risk of vertical transmission, conjunctivitis and pneumonitis in infants. It may also be a co-factor along with human papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical cancer progression. We aimed to determine the prevalence of CT genotypes in genital specimens of women from South Khorasan, Iran and to test the association between CT and cytology statistics...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333724/voluntary-activation-and-twitch-potentiation-of-the-elbow-flexors-across-supinated-neutral-and-pronated-forearm-orientations
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Sienna Kohn, Rowan R Smart, Jennifer M Jakobi
Elbow flexion force depends on forearm orientation with supinated and neutral being stronger than pronated. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of forearm orientation on voluntary activation (VA), postactivation potentiation (PAP), and twitch properties. Eleven males (23 ± 3 years) performed isometric elbow flexion maximal voluntary contractions (MVC) in supinated, neutral, and pronated forearm orientations with supramaximal stimulation to the biceps brachii muscle belly before, during, and after the MVC...
January 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333407/the-limited-role-of-serum-galactomannan-assay-in-screening-for-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients-on-micafungin-prophylaxis-a-retrospective-study
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Ryul Kim, Youngil Koh, Dong-Yeop Shin, Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Nam Joong Kim, Sung-Soo Yoon, Myoung-Don Oh, Wan Beom Park, Inho Kim
Background: We evaluated the outcomes of serum galactomannan (GM) assay for the screening of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) recipients while on primary antifungal prophylaxis (PAP). Methods: This study included patients with hematologic disorders who underwent alloHSCT from January 2013 to November 2015. Patients received routine PAP with fluconazole before 2014 and micafungin after 2014; serum GM tests were performed and retrospectively analyzed...
December 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332925/pulmonary-artery-pseudoaneurysm-secondary-to-lung-inf-lammation
#4
Shinichirou Ishimoto, Hiroyuki Sakurai, Ryouta Higure, Riken Kawachi, Mie Shimamura
Pulmonary artery aneurysms (PAA) and pseudoaneurysms (PAP) are caused by infections, vasculitis, trauma, pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart disease, and connective tissue disease. Most cases of such aneurysm occur in the trunk or major branches of the pulmonary artery, while the peripheral type is less common. The treatment modalities are medical therapy, surgery, and percutaneous catheter embolization. The mortality rate associated with rupture is approximately 50%. We encountered a case of a 53-year-old man with a pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to pneumonia and cavity formation during chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...
January 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329761/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-for-monitoring-after-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-for-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Steffen D Kriechbaum, Christoph B Wiedenroth, Jan Sebastian Wolter, Regula Hütz, Moritz Haas, Andreas Breithecker, Fritz C Roller, Till Keller, Stefan Guth, Andreas Rolf, Christian W Hamm, Eckhard Mayer, Christoph Liebetrau
BACKGROUND: Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) is an emerging interventional treatment option for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). The non-invasive monitoring of CTEPH patients is a clinical challenge. In this study we examined changes in N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in patients undergoing BPA for inoperable CTEPH and related them to peri-procedural success. METHODS: In this study we analyzed a total of 51 consecutive patients who underwent BPA treatment and completed a 6-month follow-up (6-MFU) between March 2014 and March 2017...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328473/detection-of-high-grade-neoplasia-in-air-dried-cervical-pap-smears-by-a-microrna-based-classifier
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Mikhail K Ivanov, Sergei E Titov, Sergei A Glushkov, Victoria V Dzyubenko, Anastasia V Malek, Polina A Arkhangelskaya, Roman B Samsonov, Andrey A Mikhetko, Elena V Bakhidze, Igor V Berlev, Nikolay N Kolesnikov
Recent studies have shown that changes in the expression levels of certain microRNAs correlate with the degree of severity of cervical lesions. The aim of the present study was to develop a microRNA-based classifier for the detection of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN ≥2) in cytological samples from patients with different high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) viral loads. For this purpose, raw RT-qPCR data for 25 candidate microRNAs, U6 snRNA and human DNA in air-dried PAP smears from 174 women with different cervical cytological diagnoses, 144 of which were HR-HPV-positive [40 negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy (NILM), 34 low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (L-SIL), 57 high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (H-SIL), 43 invasive cancers], were statistically processed...
January 12, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325528/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-regarding-cervical-cancer-and-screening-among-women-visiting-primary-health-care-centres-in-bahrain
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Ghufran Jassim, Alaaeddin Obeid, Huda A Al Nasheet
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers among women, with 80% of the cases occurring in developing countries. Cervical cancer is largely preventable by effective screening programs. This has not been possible with opportunistic screening and its low use in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The objective of this study was to explore the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of women attending primary care health centres for cervical cancer screening. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 300 women attending primary health care centres in Bahrain...
January 11, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323242/adipose-specific-lipin1-overexpression-in-mice-protects-against-alcohol-induced-liver-injury
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Wenliang Zhang, Wei Zhong, Qian Sun, Xinguo Sun, Zhanxiang Zhou
Excessive fatty acid release from the white adipose tissue (WAT) contributes to the development of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Lipin1 (LPIN1), as a co-regulator of DNA-bound transcription factors and a phosphatidic acid (PA) phosphatase (PAP) enzyme that dephosphorylates PA to form diacylglycerol (DAG), is dramatically reduced by alcohol in the WAT. This study aimed at determining the role of adipose LPIN1 in alcohol-induced lipodystrophy and the development of ALD. Transgenic mice overexpressing LPIN1 in adipose tissue (LPIN1-Tg) and wild type (WT) mice were fed a Lieber-DeCarli alcohol or isocaloric maltose dextrin control liquid diet for 8 weeks...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321360/ellis-van-creveld-syndrome-and-profound-deafness-resulted-by-sequence-variants-in-the-evc-evc2-and-tmc1-genes
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Muhammad Umair, Heide Seidel, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Asmat Ullah, Tobias B Haack, Bader Alhaddad, Abid Jan, Afzal Rafique, Tim M Strom, Farooq Ahmad, Thomas Meitinger, Wasim Ahmad
Ellis-van Creveld syndrome is an autosomal recessive skeletal dysplasia primarily characterized by the features such as disproportionate dwarfism, short ribs, short limbs, dysplastic nails, cardiovascular malformations, post-axial polydactyly (PAP) (bilateral) of hands and feet. EVC/EVC2 located in head-to-head arrangement on chromosome 4p16 are the causative genes for EvC syndrome. In the study, we present two families, A and B, with Pakistani and Republic of Kosovo origin, respectively. They showed features of EvC syndrome and were clinically and genetically characterized...
December 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321123/comparative-analysis-of-women-with-notable-subjective-health-indicators-compared-with-participants-in-the-australian-longitudinal-study-on-women-s-health-cross-sectional-survey
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Christoph Schnelle, Eunice J Minford, Vanessa McHardy, Jane Keep
BACKGROUND: At least six communities with unusually good health and longevity have been identified, but their lifestyles aren't adopted widely. Informal evidence suggests that women associated with Universal Medicine (UM), a complementary medicine health care organization in Eastern Australia and the United Kingdom with normal lifestyles, also have several unusual health indicators. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine how UM participants compared with women in the Australian population at large on a variety of health indicators...
January 10, 2018: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317418/home-polygraphic-recording-with-telemedicine-monitoring-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-sleep-apnoea-in-stroke-hopes-study-study-protocol-for-a-single-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Stefan Thomas Kotzian, Angela Schwarzinger, Sandra Haider, Bernd Saletu, Josef Spatt, Michael Timothy Saletu
INTRODUCTION: Meta-analyses report that more than 50% of patients who had a stroke suffer from moderate to severe sleep apnoea (SA), with adherence rates to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy of only 30%. The primary objective of this study is to determine whether PAP adherence in patients who had a stroke with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can be improved by a PAP training strategy during inhospital rehabilitation combined with a telemedicine monitoring system after discharge. Further objectives are (1) to compare the validity of a non-attended level-III polygraphy with that of a level-II polysomnography (PSG) in the diagnosis of SA, (2) to compare the validity of an apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) yielded by the PAP device with that obtained during PSG, (3) to determine changes in nocturnal systolic blood pressure (BP) due to PAP therapy with the pulse transit time (PTT) method and (4) to assess the impact of telemonitored PAP therapy on neurorehabilitation outcome parameters...
January 9, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316637/bacterial-production-characterization-and-protein-modeling-of-a-novel-monofuctional-isoform-of-fad-synthase-in-humans-an-emergency-protein
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Piero Leone, Michele Galluccio, Alberto Barbiroli, Ivano Eberini, Maria Tolomeo, Flavia Vrenna, Elisabetta Gianazza, Stefania Iametti, Francesco Bonomi, Cesare Indiveri, Maria Barile
FAD synthase (FADS, EC 2.7.7.2) is the last essential enzyme involved in the pathway of biosynthesis of Flavin cofactors starting from Riboflavin (Rf). Alternative splicing of the human FLAD1 gene generates different isoforms of the enzyme FAD synthase. Besides the well characterized isoform 1 and 2, other FADS isoforms with different catalytic domains have been detected, which are splice variants. We report the characterization of one of these novel isoforms, a 320 amino acid protein, consisting of the sole C-terminal 3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphosulfate (PAPS) reductase domain (named FADS6)...
January 6, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315626/comparison-of-the-digene-hybrid-capture-2-and-roche-cobas-4800-hpv-tests-for-detection-of-cin2-in-a-referral-population-in-japan
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Toshiyuki Sasagawa, Toshiyuki Maehama, Yasuhiro Osaka, Jinichi Sakamoto, Takeo Shibata, Satoko Fujita, Masahiro Takakura, Hiroaki Takagi
To examine validity of the hybrid capture-2 and cobas 4800 HPV tests, 396 women including 188 women visiting for cancer screening, and 208 referral cases were examined with both HPV tests and the liquid-based cervical Pap test. Concordant results between the HPV assays were observed in 333 cases (coincident rates; 84.1%, kappa value; 0.682). The sensitivity for CIN2+ was 98.6% (69/70) and 82.9% (58/70) for HC2 and cobas 4800 (McNemar's test; P = 0.0026). The sensitivity for CIN3+ was 97.2% (35/36) and 83...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312648/predicting-clinically-significant-prostate-cancer-based-on-pre-operative-patient-profile-and-serum-biomarkers
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Izak Faiena, Sinae Kim, Nicholas Farber, Young Suk Kwon, Brian Shinder, Neal Patel, Amirali H Salmasi, Thomas Jang, Eric A Singer, Wun-Jae Kim, Isaac Y Kim
Previous studies have reported association of multiple preoperative factors predicting clinically significant prostate cancer with varying results. We assessed the predictive model using a combination of hormone profile, serum biomarkers, and patient characteristics in order to improve the accuracy of risk stratification of patients with prostate cancer. Data on 224 patients from our prostatectomy database were queried. Demographic characteristics, including age, body mass index (BMI), clinical stage, clinical Gleason score (GS) as well as serum biomarkers, such as prostate-specific antigen (PSA), parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium (Ca), prostate acid phosphatase (PAP), testosterone, and chromogranin A (CgA), were used to build a predictive model of clinically significant prostate cancer using logistic regression methods...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311237/evaluation-of-cpxra-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-infections
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Lana Dbeibo, Julia J van Rensburg, Sara N Smith, Kate R Fortney, Dharanesh Gangaiah, Hongyu Gao, Juan Marzoa, Yunlong Liu, Harry L T Mobley, Stanley M Spinola
CpxRA is an envelope stress response system found in all species of Enterobacteriaceae; CpxA has kinase activity for CpxR and phosphatase activity for phospho-CpxR, a transcription factor. CpxR also accepts phosphate groups and acetyl phosphate, a glucose metabolite. Activation of CpxR increases transcription of genes encoding for membrane repair and downregulates virulence determinants. We hypothesized that activation of CpxR could serve as an antimicrobial/antivirulence strategy and discovered compounds that activate CpxR in Escherichia coli by inhibiting CpxA phosphatase activity...
January 8, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309389/acute-effects-of-back-squats-on-countermovement-jump-performance-across-multiple-sets-of-a-contrast-training-protocol-in-resistance-trained-males
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Pascal Bauer, Pierpaolo Sansone, Benedikt Mitter, Bojan Makivic, Laurent B Seitz, Harald Tschan
The present study was designed to evaluate the voluntary post-activation potentiation (PAP) effects of moderate (MI) or high intensity (HI) back squat exercises on countermovement jump (CMJ) performance across multiple sets of a contrast training protocol. Sixty resistance-trained male subjects (age, 23.3 ± 3.3 y; body mass, 86.0 ± 13.9 kg; parallel back squat 1-repetition maximum [1-RM], 155.2 ± 30.0 kg) participated in a randomized, cross-over study. After familiarization, the subjects visited the laboratory on three separate occasions...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308849/postactivation-potentiation-effect-of-overloaded-cycling-on-subsequent-cycling-wingate-performance
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Kenji Doma, Anthony S Leicht, Moritz Schumann, Akinori Nagata, Kazuma Senzaki, Carl E Woods
BACKGROUND: This study examined the postactivation potentiation effects of overloaded cycling on subsequent Wingate performance. METHODS: Twenty anaerobic-trained men took part in this study. The participants were randomly allocated to complete three testing sessions separated by 7 days. Each week, participants either undertook a control session (CON) consisting of a sub-maximal cycling warm-up protocol followed by a Wingate test, or separate sessions involving an overloaded 10-second cycling PAP protocol followed by a Wingate test at 5 (T5) or 10 (T10) minutes, post-PAP protocol...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304768/long-term-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-bmx-54-application-to-restore-a-balanced-vaginal-ecosystem-a-promising-solution-against-hpv-infection
#18
Ettore Palma, Nadia Recine, Lavinia Domenici, Margherita Giorgini, Alessandra Pierangeli, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
BACKGROUND: Over recent years, a growing interest has developed in microbiota and in the concept of maintaining a special balance between Lactobacillus and other bacteria species in order to promote women's well-being. The aim of our study was to confirm that vaginal Lactobacilli long-lasting implementation in women with HPV-infections and concomitant bacterial vaginosis or vaginitis might be able to help in solving the viral infection, by re-establishing the original eubiosis. METHODS: A total of 117 women affected by bacterial vaginosis or vaginitis with concomitant HPV-infections were enrolled at Department of Gynecological Obstetrics and Urological Sciences, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy between February 2015 and March 2016...
January 5, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301476/the-cutaneous-manifestations-are-significantly-related-to-cerebrovascular-in-a-serbian-cohort-of-patients-with-hughes-syndrome
#19
L Stojanovich, A Djokovic, N Stanisavljevic, M Zdravkovic
Objectives To investigate a possible relationship between cerebrovascular, such as stroke and transient ischaemic attack, and various cutaneous manifestations (livedo reticularis, skin ulcerations, pseudovasculitis lesions, superficial cutaneous necrosis and digital gangrene) in antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). This report is based on a Serbian cohort of APS patients. Methods A total of 508 antiphospholipid syndrome APS patients were assessed: 360 with primary (PAPS) and 148 with APS associated with SLE (SAPS)...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301021/changing-faces-of-osa-treatment-effects-by-cluster-designation-in-the-icelandic-sleep-apnea-cohort
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Grace W Pien, Lichuan Ye, Brendan T Keenan, Greg Maislin, Erla Björnsdóttir, Erna Sif Arnardottir, Bryndis Benediktsdottir, Thorarinn Gislason, Allan I Pack
Study Objectives: Distinct clinical phenotypes of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have been identified: Disturbed Sleep, Minimally Symptomatic, and Sleepy. Determining whether these phenotypes respond differently to standard treatment helps create a foundation for personalized therapies. We compared responses to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy in these clinical OSA phenotypes. Methods: The study sample included 706 patients from the Icelandic Sleep Apnea Cohort with moderate-to-severe OSA who were prescribed PAP...
January 2, 2018: Sleep
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