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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535116/is-mannitol-the-treatment-of-choice-for-patients-with-ciguatera-fish-poisoning
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Michael E Mullins, Robert S Hoffman
CONTEXT: Ciguatera fish poisoning arises primarily from consumption of carnivorous reef fish caught in tropical and sub-tropical waters. Ciguatoxins, a class of tasteless, heat-stable, polycyclic toxins produced by dinoflagellates, accumulate through the food chain and concentrate in various carnivorous fish, such as groupers, barracudas, wrasses, amberjack, kingfishes, and eels. Characteristics of ciguatera fish poisoning include early nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in the first one to two days post ingestion, followed by the appearance of sensory disturbances...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533421/mineralocorticoid-receptor-activation-and-specificity-conferring-mechanisms-a-short-history
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John W Funder
The mineralocorticoid receptor (henceforth MR) was first characterized 45 years ago (Funder 1972, Rousseau 1972), a decade and a half before its successful cloning (Arriza 1987) to which this issue of the Journal is dedicated. Aldosterone had been isolated and characterized 20 years before the MR: its initial name was electrocortin, reflecting its ability to promote electrolyte transport across epithelial membranes, rapidly changed to its familiar, current name aldosterone. What prompted the change was the finding of a unique aldehyde group at carbon18 of the steroid molecule, the physiological significance of which only became clear many years later (Funder 1988, Edwards 1988)...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532174/subsequent-thoracic-cancers-among-patients-diagnosed-with-lung-cancer-a-seer-database-analysis
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Omar Abdel-Rahman, Winson Cheung
BACKGROUND: Population-based data on the development of subsequent thoracic cancers following the initial diagnosis of lung cancer are scarce. We evaluated this clinical scenario in lung cancer patients registered within the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. METHODS: The SEER database (1988-2013) was queried using the SEER*Stat program to determine the clinico-pathological features of lung cancer patients who develop subsequent thoracic cancers as well as the characteristics of these subsequent cancers...
May 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529606/comparison-of-prognostic-nomograms-based-on-different-nodal-staging-systems-in-patients-with-resected-gastric-cancer
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Zi-Xian Wang, Miao-Zhen Qiu, Yu-Ming Jiang, Zhi-Wei Zhou, Guo-Xin Li, Rui-Hua Xu
Purpose: Previous studies addressing the optimal nodal staging system in patients with resected gastric cancer have shown inconsistent results, and the optimal system for development of prognostic nomograms remains unclear. In this study, we compared prognostic nomograms based on the metastatic lymph node (MLN) count, lymph node ratio (LNR), and log odds of metastatic lymph nodes (LODDS) to predict the 5-year overall survival in patients with resected gastric cancer. Methods: We analysed 15,320 patients with resected gastric cancer in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database between 1988 and 2010...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526254/associations-between-midlife-insomnia-symptoms-and-earlier-retirement
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Lauren Hale, Lee Singer, Jodi H Barnet, Paul E Peppard, Erika W Hagen
BACKGROUND: Insomnia symptoms are prevalent and associated with impaired health and well-being. However, scant research has investigated whether midlife insomnia symptoms are also associated with earlier retirement, thereby contributing to additional economic consequences. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We analyzed data from a community-based sample of 1635 Wisconsin State employees (51.6% women) that were collected from 1988 until 2014. Study participants were asked about insomnia symptoms (difficulty getting to sleep, difficulty getting back to sleep, repeated nocturnal awakenings, and early morning awakenings) in midlife, with prospective follow-up questions about the specific reasons for retirement between 2010 and 2014...
June 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523334/large-pleural-tumor-revealed-by-severe-hypoglycemia-doege-potter-syndrome
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Irina Ruxandra Strâmbu, Diana Gabriela Leonte, Ciprian Nicolae Bolca
AIM: Doege-Potter syndrome is a rare condition consisting of a mesenchymal tumor, either benign or malignant, accompanied by severe hypoglycemia. The syndrome was first described independently by two American physicians, Karl Walter Doege (1867-1932) and Roy Pilling Potter (1879-1968), in 1930, but it was not before 1988 that it was associated with non-islet cell tumor production of insulin growth factor (IGF) that induces hypoglycemia as a paraneoplastic syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 61-year-old woman with severe hypoglycemia that induced seizures...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523234/the-effect-of-comt-val158met-and-drd2-c957t-polymorphisms-on-executive-function-and-the-impact-of-early-life-stress
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Kristel Klaus, Kevin Butler, Simon J Durrant, Manir Ali, Chris F Inglehearn, Timothy L Hodgson, Humberto Gutierrez, Kyla Pennington
INTRODUCTION: Previous research has indicated that variation in genes encoding catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) and dopamine receptor D2 (DRD2) may influence cognitive function and that this may confer vulnerability to the development of mental health disorders such as schizophrenia. However, increasing evidence suggests environmental factors such as early life stress may interact with genetic variants in affecting these cognitive outcomes. This study investigated the effect of COMT Val158Met and DRD2 C957T polymorphisms on executive function and the impact of early life stress in healthy adults...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522318/survival-of-women-with-microinvasive-adenocarcinoma-of-the-cervix-is-not-improved-by-radical-surgery
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Lisa M Bean, Kristy K Ward, Steven C Plaxe, Michael T Mchale
BACKGROUND: Treatment for early-invasive adenocarcinoma of the cervix remains controversial. Although data have shown similar survival rates to those seen with squamous cell carcinoma, conservative options for patients with microinvasive adenocarcinoma have not been as widely accepted. Despite comparable survival outcomes, patients with early-invasive adenocarcinoma are still routinely subjected to more radical surgical techniques than their equivalently staged squamous cell counterparts...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521721/the-importance-of-military-conscripts-for-surveillance-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-and-risk-behavior-in-thailand
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Aladdin Shadyab, Kenrad Nelson, Ram Rangsin
BACKGROUND: The epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Thailand began in 1988 among injection drug users (IDUs) in Bangkok. It soon spread to other populations, especially female sex workers (FSWs) and men attending STD clinics. Routine serologic surveillance for HIV began among military conscripts in 1991. The HIV seroprevalence data from military conscripts provided national surveillance data, since the entire population of 21 year old men were conscripted for 2 years' service in the military by a random process during which 10% of men were selected...
May 17, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520779/church-attendance-allostatic-load-and-mortality-in-middle-aged-adults
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Marino A Bruce, David Martins, Kenrik Duru, Bettina M Beech, Mario Sims, Nina Harawa, Roberto Vargas, Dulcie Kermah, Susanne B Nicholas, Arleen Brown, Keith C Norris
IMPORTANCE: Religiosity has been associated with positive health outcomes. Hypothesized pathways for this association include religious practices, such as church attendance, that result in reduced stress. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between religiosity (church attendance), allostatic load (AL) (a physiologic measure of stress) and all-cause mortality in middle-aged adults. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Data for this study are from NHANES III (1988-1994)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520708/hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-screening-among-pregnant-women-and-care-of-infants-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-positive-mothers-guam-2014
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Winston E Abara, Susan Cha, Tasneem Malik, Mia S DeSimone, Bernadette Schumann, Esther Mallada, Michael Klemme, Vince Aguon, Anne Marie Santos, Melissa Collier, Mary Kamb
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is endemic among adults in the U.S. territory of Guam (1,2). Perinatal HBV transmission, which occurs at birth from an infected mother to her newborn infant, is a major mode of HBV transmission and maintains HBV endemicity (3). Approximately 90% of HBV-infected infants will develop chronic HBV infection, and approximately 25% of those will die prematurely from liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma (4,5). Since 1988, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended that all pregnant women be screened for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), an indicator of HBV infection, and that infants of women who screen positive (HBsAg-positive women) receive postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) (hepatitis B vaccine and hepatitis B immunoglobulin [HBIG])...
May 19, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520217/the-gene-encoding-the-inwardly-rectifying-potassium-channel-kir4-1-may-be-involved-in-sudden-infant-death-syndrome
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Siri H Opdal, Åshild Vege, Arne Stray-Pedersen, Torleiv O Rognum
AIM: Disturbances in brain function and development may play a role in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). This Norwegian study aimed to test the hypothesis that specific variants of genes involved in water transport and potassium homeostasis would be predisposing factors for SIDS. METHODS: Genetic variation in the genes encoding aquaporin-4 (AQP4), Kir4.1 (KCNJ10) and α-syntrophin were analysed in 171 SIDS cases (62.6% male) with a median age of 15.5 (2-52) weeks and 398 adult controls (70...
May 18, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515928/single-institutional-experience-of-clinicopathological-analysis-and-treatment-for-lung-cancer-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
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Satoshi Takahashi, Yusuke Okuma, Kageaki Watanabe, Yukio Hosomi, Akifumi Imamura, Tatsuru Okamura, Akihiko Gemma
The advent of antiretroviral therapy has changed the disease spectrum constitution among patients living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), while the incidence of death due to non-AIDS-defining cancers, particularly lung cancer, continues to increase in the USA and Europe. However, the availability of detailed reports of the clinical characteristics of lung cancer among Asian populations is limited. The present study retrospectively analyzed the clinical characteristics, treatment regimens and outcomes of lung cancer patients with HIV who were treated in a single institution between 1988 and 2013...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512550/analysis-of-scientific-production-in-spanish-implantology
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Beatriz Tarazona, Antonio Vidal-Infer, Pablo Tarazona-Alvarez, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to quantify the scientific productivity of researchers, organizations, and regions in Spain that publish articles on implantology in dental journals indexed in Journal Citation Reports. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A search was conducted among the core collection of Thomson Reuters' Web of Science database, on the basis of its broad thematic and geographic coverage of health sciences. The search identified original articles - the main vehicle for the dissemination of research results...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511891/external-pelvic-and-vaginal-irradiation-vs-vaginal-irradiation-alone-as-postoperative-therapy-in-women-with-early-stage-uterine-serous-carcinoma-results-of-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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Ankit Modh, Charlotte Burmeister, Adnan R Munkarah, Mohamed A Elshaikh
PURPOSE: Adjuvant treatment in early stage uterine serous carcinoma (USC) usually consists of chemotherapy with vaginal brachytherapy (VB), pelvic external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), or combination. We compared survival outcomes across these various radiation treatment modalities using the National Cancer Database. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The National Cancer Database was queried for adult females with histologically confirmed International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics 1988 Stage I-II USC diagnosed from 2003 to 2013 treated definitively with hysterectomy, adjuvant chemotherapy, and radiation therapy...
May 13, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511080/cadmium-and-alzheimer-s-disease-mortality-in-u-s-adults-updated-evidence-with-a-urinary-biomarker-and-extended-follow-up-time
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Qing Peng, Kelly M Bakulski, Bin Nan, Sung Kyun Park
Cadmium has been linked to impaired cognitive function in adults and may cause behavioral, physiological and molecular abnormalities characteristic of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in animals. Evidence linking cadmium and AD in humans is limited, but supportive. In the most recent epidemiologic study, blood cadmium in U.S. adults was positively associated with elevated AD mortality 7-13 years later. The association between urinary cadmium - an arguably more appropriate biomarker for studying chronic diseases - and AD mortality has not yet been explored...
May 13, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506522/thick-tumor-capsule-is-a-valuable-risk-factor-for-distant-metastasis-in-follicular-thyroid-carcinoma
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Wataru Shimbashi, Iwao Sugitani, Kazuyoshi Kawabata, Hiroki Mitani, Kazuhisa Toda, Keiko Yamada, Yukiko Sato
OBJECTIVE: While the biological behavior of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) has been studied in great detail using clinical experience, few studies have investigated pre- or intraoperative factors related to the risk of distant metastasis (DM) among patients with FTC. The aim of this study was to analyze the characteristics of FTC with DM. METHODS: This study retrospectively investigated 102 patients with FTC who underwent surgery between 1988 and 2013. We compared clinicopathological characteristics between FTC with and without DM...
May 12, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505883/spatial-patterns-and-temporal-trends-of-trace-metal-mass-budgets-in-the-western-adriatic-sediments-mediterranean-sea
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Marilia Lopes-Rocha, Leonardo Langone, Stefano Miserocchi, Patrizia Giordano, Roberta Guerra
Spatial patterns of major (Al, Fe and Ti) and trace metals (Cu, Cr, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn) measured in surficial sediments collected within the Late-Holocene mud-wedge in the western Adriatic Sea were analyzed to elucidate their sources, transport and mass budgets. Distributions of sedimentary trace metals, their fluvial inputs and accumulation loads reveal along-shore transport towards the southern Adriatic. Pb and to a lower extent Zn accumulation loads over time decreased significantly since 1988 in the North Adriatic, consistently with the implementation of regulations in the Western Europe, whereas Zn accumulation in the Po River prodelta remained unchanged since 1995...
May 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500066/classic-spotlight-1988-and-1989-articles-of-significant-interest-selected-from-the-journal-of-virology-archives-by-the-editors
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June 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499385/target-organ-damage-and-incident-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-strong-heart-study
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Giovanni de Simone, Wenyu Wang, Lyle G Best, Fawn Yeh, Raffaele Izzo, Costantino Mancusi, Mary J Roman, Elisa T Lee, Barbara V Howard, Richard B Devereux
BACKGROUND: Recent analyses in a registry of hypertensive patients suggested that preceding left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (LVH) and/or carotid atherosclerosis are associated with incident type 2 diabetes, independent of confounders. We assess the relation between prevalent cardio-renal target organ damage (TOD) and subsequent incident type 2 diabetes in a population-based study with high prevalence of obesity. METHODS: We selected 2887 non-diabetic participants from two cohorts of the Strong Heart Study (SHS)...
May 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
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