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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735518/the-possible-prognostic-role-of-histone-deacetylase-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-in-high-grade-gliomas-treated-by-radio-chemotherapy-a-preliminary-immunohistochemical-study
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Roberta Sferra, Simona Pompili, Claudio Festuccia, Francesco Marampon, Giovanni L Gravina, Luca Ventura, Ernesto Di Cesare, Sara Cicchinelli, Eugenio Gaudio, Antonella Vetuschi
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive tumor of the central nervous system. Unfortunately, patients affected by this disease have a very poor prognosis, due to high level of invasiveness and resistance to standard therapies. Although the molecular profile of GBM has been extensively investigated, the events responsible for its pathogenesis and progression remain largely unknown. Histone Deacetylases (HDAC) dependent epigenetic modifications and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β/Smad pathway seem to play an important role in GBM tumorigenesis, resistance to common therapies and poor clinical outcome...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735347/the-impact-of-eldercare-on-adult-children-s-health-and-employment-in-transitional-china
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Xiaomei Pei, Hao Luo, Zhiyong Lin, Norah Keating, Janet Fast
This paper explores the content and extent of the burden of caregiving for Chinese families in transition. It sets out to understand how Chinese families manage to balance family caregiving responsibilities with employment, the impact of the existing social institutions on family caregiving practices, and the risks that caregivers have to face. Data were collected from a sample of 214 workers from 14 manufacturing companies in an industrialized city in central China in 2013. Analysis revealed that common types of eldercare were assisting with activities of daily living and medical related care; middle aged employed respondents were most likely to be the caregivers to older family members; financial and time demands of care were challenging for caregivers, but women with more education and a secure job responded to the pressure of care giving better than those with less education and insecure jobs...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735326/high-seroprevalence-of-cmv-among-women-of-childbearing-age-implicates-high-burden-of-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-poland
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Joanna Siennicka, Milena Dunal-Szcepaniak, Agnieszka Trzcińska, Paulina Godzik, Magdalena Rosińska
Cytomegaloviruses are common worldwide, with variable frequency of infections. The infection in pregnancy may lead to pregnancy loss or serious sequelae for the child. To understand the risk posed by CMV in Poland we conducted cross-sectional study on women aged 15-49 basing on existing serum bank. Age dependent incidence, the rates of congenital infection and sequelae were modelled from sero-prevalence, literature and demographic data. The overall anti-CMV IgG prevalence was 81.9% increasing from 74.3% in <30 years old to 94...
January 2, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735176/reduced-short-term-variation-following-antenatal-administration-of-betamethasone-is-reduced-fetal-size-a-predisposing-factor
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Tullio Ghi, Andrea Dall'Asta, Gabriele Saccone, Federica Bellussi, Tiziana Frusca, Pasquale Martinelli, Gianluigi Pilu, Nicola Rizzo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between fetal size and the incidence of reduced short-term variability (STV) following bethametasone administration for fetal lung maturity. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective, multicenter, cohort study conducted in two Tertiary University Units. Only uncomplicated singleton pregnancies admitted for threatened preterm labor between 26 and 34 weeks and submitted to betamethasone for fetal lung maturity were included. Delivery occurring within 72h from betamethasone administration represented criteria for exclusion...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735173/detached-mindfulness-reduced-both-depression-and-anxiety-in-elderly-women-with-major-depressive-disorders
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Mohammad Ahmadpanah, Tayebe Akbari, Amineh Akhondi, Mohammad Haghighi, Leila Jahangard, Dena Sadeghi Bahmani, Hafez Bajoghli, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Serge Brand
We investigated the influence of detached mindfulness (DM) in treating symptoms of depression and anxiety among elderly women. Thirty-four elderly females (mean age: 69.23 years) suffering from moderate major depressive disorders (MDD) and treated with a standard medication (citalopram) at therapeutic doses were randomly assigned either to an intervention condition (DM; group treatment, twice weekly) or to a control condition (with leisure activities, twice weekly). At baseline (BL), four weeks later at study completion (SC), and four weeks after that at follow-up (FU), participants completed ratings for symptoms of depression and anxiety; experts blind to patients' group assignments rated patients' symptoms of depression...
July 15, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735068/primary-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-the-era-of-targeted-therapy-prognostic-impact-and-the-role-of-breast-tumour-surgery
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Jana Barinoff, Marcus Schmidt, Andreas Schneeweiss, Winfried Schoenegg, Marc Thill, Stella Keitel, Claus R Lattrich, Axel Hinke, Andreas Kutscheidt, Christian Jackisch
BACKGROUND: Except for meeting the individual palliative need, the benefit of breast surgery in primary metastatic breast cancer (PMBC), also known as de novo metastatic breast cancer, on long-term outcomes remains controversial. Twenty-four hundred and one patients with metastatic breast cancer, enrolled between 2000 and 2011 in two prospective non-interventional studies on targeted therapy, were screened with respect to this question. METHODS: One study investigated trastuzumab therapy for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive metastatic breast cancer in addition to mainly first-line chemotherapy...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734987/bioavailable-and-free-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-vitamin-d-binding-protein-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-relationships-with-obesity-and-insulin-resistance
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Negar Naderpoor, Soulmaz Shorakae, Sally K Abell, Aya Mousa, Anju E Joham, Lisa J Moran, Nigel K Stepto, Poli Mara Spritzer, Helena J Teede, Barbora de Courten
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition characterised by both reproductive and metabolic features (obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes risk). Some evidence suggests that women with PCOS have lower vitamin D levels compared to healthy controls. Vitamin D binding protein (DBP) is the main carrier of vitamin D in circulation and plays an important role in regulating vitamin D concentration and bioavailability for target tissues. To our knowledge, no previous studies have examined DBP, bioavailable and free 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in women with PCOS...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734864/reasons-for-seeking-clinical-care-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-a-mixed-methods-study
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James W Griffith, Emily E Messersmith, Brenda W Gillespie, Jonathan B Wiseman, Kathryn E Flynn, Ziya Kirkali, John W Kusek, Tamara Bavendam, David Cella, Karl J Kreder, Jasmine J Nero, Maria E Corona, Catherine S Bradley, Kimberly S Kenton, Brian T Helfand, Robert M Merion, Kevin P Weinfurt
PURPOSE: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate reasons for seeking care among men and women with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). METHODS: Participants were recruited from urology and urogynecology clinics, and the community. The sample was enriched with persons expected to have abnormal or diminished bladder sensations (e.g., participants with lower back surgery, participants aged 65+). In-person interviews were conducted, beginning with an open-ended assessment of urinary symptoms and associated bother, followed by more directed questions, including reasons for seeking or not seeking treatment...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734857/comorbidities-in-difficult-to-control-asthma
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Pieter-Paul W Hekking, Marijke Amelink, Reinier R Wener, Marcel L Bouvy, Elisabeth H Bel
BACKGROUND: Difficult-to-control asthma is associated with significant medical and financial burden. Comorbidities are known to contribute to uncontrolled asthma. Better insight into the prevalence, nature, and risk factors of comorbidities may optimize treatment strategies in patients with difficult-to-control asthma and decrease disease burden. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence, number, and type of comorbidities in difficult-to-control asthma compared with not-difficult-to-control asthma, and to investigate whether specific patient characteristics are associated with particular comorbidities...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734829/feasibility-of-prophylactic-salpingectomy-during-vaginal-hysterectomy
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Danielle D Antosh, Rachel High, Heidi W Brown, Sallie S Oliphant, Husam Abed, Nisha Philip, Cara L Grimes
BACKGROUND: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that "the surgeon and patient discuss the potential benefits of the removal of the fallopian tubes during a hysterectomy in women at population risk of ovarian cancer who are not having an oophorectomy," resulting in an increasing rate of salpingectomy at the time of hysterectomy. Rates of salpingectomy are highest for laparoscopic and lowest for vaginal hysterectomy. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of bilateral salpingectomy at the time of vaginal hysterectomy...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734778/diagnostic-value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-the-follow-up-and-restaging-of-soft-tissue-sarcomas-in-adults
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T W Kassem, O Abdelaziz, S Emad-Eldin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of 2-[(18)F] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ((18)FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) in the follow-up of adult patients with soft tissue sarcomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 37 consecutive patients with known soft tissue sarcoma with (18)F-FDG-PET/CT examination for suspected recurrence of disease. They were 21 men and 16 women with a mean age of 49...
July 19, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734770/when-did-old-age-stop-being-depressing-depression-trajectories-of-older-americans-and-britons-2002-2012
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Gindo Tampubolon, Asri Maharani
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the implications of the heterogeneous cohort composition on depression trajectories of older adults in the United States and England. METHODS: Using growth curve models to identify depressive symptom trajectories and data spanning six waves over 10 years (2002-2012) from the U.S. Health Retirement Study and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, community-dwelling Americans and Britons aged 50 years and older were studied...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734715/elbow-flexion-and-forearm-supination-strength-in-a-healthy-population
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Maximilian Kerschbaum, Nina Maziak, Elisabeth Böhm, Markus Scheibel
BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESIS: Despite the lack of representative data of a healthy population, many clinical trials concerning the measurement of postoperative elbow flexion or forearm supination strength use the contralateral side as a control. We hypothesized that there are no differences in elbow flexion and supination strength between the dominant and nondominant sides in healthy volunteers. METHODS: The study was performed on a cross-sectional cohort of healthy subjects without any prior injuries or surgical interventions of the upper extremities...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734689/influence-of-maternity-leave-on-exclusive-breastfeeding
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Fernanda R Monteiro, Gabriela Dos S Buccini, Sônia I Venâncio, Teresa H M da Costa
OBJECTIVES: To describe the profile of women with children aged under 4 months living in the Brazilian state capitals and in the Federal District according to their working status and to analyze the influence of maternity leave on exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) among working women. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study with data extracted from the II National Maternal Breastfeeding Prevalence Survey carried out in 2008. Initially, a descriptive analysis of the profile of 12,794 women was performed, according to their working status and maternity leave and the frequency of maternity leave in the Brazilian regions and capitals...
July 20, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734667/characterization-of-cartilage-defects-detected-by-mri-in-kellgren-lawrence-grade-0-or-1-knees
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Kenji Taguchi, Ko Chiba, Narihiro Okazaki, Yasuo Kido, Takashi Miyamoto, Akihiko Yonekura, Masato Tomita, Masataka Uetani, Makoto Osaki
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis of the knee is generally evaluated by plain X-rays, which are incapable of detecting small cartilage damage. There are some patients who have small cartilage defects on MRI with no abnormal findings on plain X-rays. In this study, the prevalence and regional characteristics of cartilage defects detected by MRI were studied in cases with normal X-ray findings (Kellgren-Lawrence grade 0 and 1). Relationships between the cartilage defects and OA risk factors such as obesity and leg alignment were also investigated...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734572/experience-of-the-implementation-of-rapid-on-site-evaluation-in-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-of-thyroid-nodules
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Flor Marina Medina Chamorro, José Abella Calle, Juliana Escobar Stein, Lina Merchancano, Andrés Mauricio Mendoza Briñez, Andrés Arturo Pulido Wilches
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of the implementation of the rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) technique in ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an observational and retrospective study approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee as an investigation without risk. Between January 2012 and December 2015, 892 ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy procedures were performed under ultrasound guidance...
June 27, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734497/functional-not-chronologic-age-frailty-index-predicts-outcomes-in-advanced-ovarian-cancer
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Amanika Kumar, Carrie L Langstraat, Stephanie R DeJong, Michaela E McGree, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez, Amy L Weaver, Nathan K LeBrasseur, William A Cliby
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of frailty as measured by a frailty deficit index (FI) on outcomes in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) after primary debulking surgery (PDS). METHODS: Women with Stage IIIC/IV EOC who underwent PDS between 1/1/2003-12/31/2011 were included. Medical records were reviewed for patient characteristics and outcomes. The FI includes 30 items scored at 0, 0.5 or 1 and is calculated by summing across all the item scores and dividing by the total...
July 19, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734104/predictors-of-early-renal-function-decline-in-adults-with-type%C3%A2-1-diabetes-the-coronary-artery-calcification-in-type-1-diabetes-and-the-pittsburgh-epidemiology-of-diabetes-complications-studies
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P Bjornstad, T Costacou, R G Miller, D M Maahs, M J Rewers, T J Orchard, J K Snell-Bergeon
AIM: Diabetic kidney disease is one of the leading complications of Type 1 diabetes, but its prediction remains a challenge. We examined predictors of rapid decline in estimated GFR (eGFR) in two Type 1 diabetes cohorts: the Coronary Artery Calcification in Type 1 Diabetes (CACTI) and the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications (EDC). METHODS: A select subset of participants (CACTI: n = 210 and EDC: n = 98) diagnosed before 17 years of age with Type 1 diabetes duration ≥ 7 years, and follow-up data on eGFR by CKD-EPI creatinine for up to 8 years were included in the analyses...
July 22, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734088/the-stability-of-baseline-defined-categories-of-alcohol-consumption-over-the-adult-life-course-a-28-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Craig S Knott, Steven Bell, Annie Britton
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Studies that report the relationship between alcohol consumption and disease risk have predominantly operationalised drinking according to a single baseline measure. The resulting assumption of longitudinal stability may be simplistic and complicate interpretation of risk estimates. This study aims to describe changes to the volume of consumption across the adult life course according to baseline categories of drinking. DESIGN: A prospective observational study...
July 22, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734043/enabling-reduction-of-low-grade-inflammation-in-seniors-pilot-study-concept-rationale-and-design
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Todd M Manini, Stephen D Anton, Daniel P Beavers, Jane A Cauley, Mark A Espeland, Roger A Fielding, Stephen B Kritchevsky, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Kristina H Lewis, Christine Liu, Mary M McDermott, Michael E Miller, Russell P Tracy, Jeremy D Walston, Barbara Radziszewska, Jane Lu, Cindy Stowe, Samuel Wu, Anne B Newman, Walter T Ambrosius, Marco Pahor
OBJECTIVES: To test two interventions to reduce interleukin (IL)-6 levels, an indicator of low-grade chronic inflammation and an independent risk factor for impaired mobility and slow walking speed in older adults. DESIGN: The ENabling Reduction of low-Grade Inflammation in SEniors (ENRGISE) Pilot Study was a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized pilot trial of two interventions to reduce IL-6 levels. SETTING: Five university-based research centers...
July 22, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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