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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107506/association-between-increased-gastric-juice-acidity-and-sliding-hiatal-hernia-development-in-humans
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Hiroshi Kishikawa, Kayoko Kimura, Asako Ito, Kyoko Arahata, Sakiko Takarabe, Shogo Kaida, Takanori Kanai, Soichiro Miura, Jiro Nishida
OBJECTIVES: Several clinical factors; overweight, male gender and increasing age, have been implicated as the etiology of hiatal hernia. Esophageal shortening due to acid perfusion in the lower esophagus has been suggested as the etiological mechanism. However, little is known about the correlation between gastric acidity and sliding hiatus hernia formation. This study examined whether increased gastric acid secretion is associated with an endoscopic diagnosis of hiatal hernia. METHODS: A total of 286 consecutive asymptomatic patients (64 were diagnosed as having a hiatal hernia) who underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy were studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106015/relationship-between-mean-platelet-volume-and-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-patent-foramen-ovale
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Nermin Bayar, Selçuk Küçükseymen, Zehra Erkal, Ramazan Güven, Erkan Köklü, Çağın Mustafa Üreyen, Şakir Arslan
OBJECTIVE: Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is commonly encountered in patients with cryptogenic stroke. Mean platelet volume (MPV), an indicator of platelet reactivity, has been reported in recent trials to be higher in patients with PFO than in normal population. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a difference in MPV between patients with PFO and stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) and that of patients with asymptomatic PFO. METHODS: Patients with PFO who were younger than 55 years of age were enrolled in this retrospective study...
January 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104918/triglycerides-glucose-index-is-a-useful-surrogate-marker-of-insulin-resistance-among-adolescents
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B Kang, Y Yang, E Y Lee, H K Yang, H-S Kim, S-Y Lim, J-H Lee, S-S Lee, B-K Suh, K-H Yoon
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to investigate the association between the triglycerides/glucose index (TyG index) and the homeostasis model assessment-estimated insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in the prediction of insulin resistance (IR) among adolescents. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among 221 Korean adolescents (168 males and 53 females aged 9-13 years) from May to June 2014 in Chung-ju city. The TyG index was calculated as ln [triglycerides (mg/dl) × fasting glucose (mg/dl)/2]...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103934/the-triglyceride-and-glucose-index-tyg-is-an-effective-biomarker-to-identify-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Shujun Zhang, Tingting Du, Jianhua Zhang, Huiming Lu, Xuan Lin, Junhui Xie, Yan Yang, Xuefeng Yu
BACKGROUND: The triglyceride and glucose index (TyG) has been proposed as a marker of insulin resistance. We aimed to investigate the ability of TyG, through comparing with the predictive value of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), to identify individuals at risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a Chinese health examination cohort of 10 761 people aged above 20 years. NAFLD was diagnosed by ultrasonography...
January 19, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103812/can-coefficient-of-variation-of-time-domain-analysis-be-valuable-for-detecting-cardiovascular-autonomic-neuropathy-in-young-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-a-case-control-study
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Dovile Razanskaite-Virbickiene, Evalda Danyte, Giedre Mockeviciene, Rimante Dobrovolskiene, Rasa Verkauskiene, Rimantas Zalinkevicius
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) increases morbidity and mortality in diabetes through association with a high risk of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death, possibly related to silent myocardial ischemia. During the sub-clinical stage, CAN can be detected through reduction in heart rate variability (HRV). The aim of our study was to estimate if the time and frequency-domain analysis can be valuable for detecting CAN in young patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM)...
January 19, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101787/a-recombinant-highly-thermostable-%C3%AE-mannanase-retman26-from-thermophilic-bacillus-subtilis-tbs2-expressed-in-pichia-pastoris-and-its-ph-and-temperature-stability
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Zhangcai Luo, Jing Miao, Guoying Li, Yao Du, Xiaobin Yu
A gene encoding a highly thermostable β-mannanase from a thermophilic Bacillus subtilis (TBS2) was successfully expressed in Pichia pastoris. The maximum activity of the recombinant thermostable β-mannanase (ReTMan26) was 5435 U/mL, which was obtained by high-density, fed-batch cultivation after 168-h induction with methanol in a 50-L bioreactor. The protein yield reached 3.29 mg/mL, and the protein had a molecular weight of ~42 kDa. After fermentation, ReTMan26 was purified using a 10-kDa cut-off membrane and Sephadex G-75 column...
January 18, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099956/high-body-mass-index-worsens-survival-in-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-esophagectomy
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Xiao-Feng Duan, Peng Tang, Xiao-Bin Shang, Hong-Jing Jiang, Qiang Zhao, Zhen-Tao Yu
AIMS: To investigate the prognostic significance of body mass index (BMI) on the survival of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) after esophagectomy. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2008, 291 patients with ESCC who met the inclusion criteria were included in the study. The BMI cut-off values were as follows: 18.5-23 kg/m2 for normal weight; 23-27.5 kg/m2 for overweight; and ≥27.5 kg/m2 for those with obesity. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify prognostic factors for long-term survival...
January 19, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099667/clinical-functional-vulnerability-index-20-ivcf-20-rapid-recognition-of-frail-older-adults
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Edgar Nunes de Moraes, Juliana Alves do Carmo, Flávia Lanna de Moraes, Raquel Souza Azevedo, Carla Jorge Machado, Dalia Elena Romero Montilla
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the adequacy of the Clinical-Functional Vulnerability Index-20, a rapid triage instrument to test vulnerability in Brazilian older adults, for the use in primary health care. METHODS: The study included convenience sample of 397 patients aged older than or equal to 60 years attended at Centro de Referência para o Idoso (Reference Center for Older Adults) and of 52 older adults the same age attended at the community. The results of the questionnaire, consisting of 20 questions, were compared with those of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, considered a reference for identifying frail older adults...
December 22, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099551/cholesterol-and-prevention-of-atherosclerotic-events-limits-of-a-new-frontier
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Luís Eduardo Teixeira de Macedo, Faerstein E
Control of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease - a highly prevalent condition and one of the main causes of mortality in Brazil and worldwide - is a recurrent subject of great interest for public health. Recently, three new guidelines on dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis prevention have been published. The close release of these important publications is a good opportunity for comparison: the Brazilian model has greater sensitivity, the English model does not work with risk stratification, and the American model may be overestimating the risk...
January 12, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099511/extracellular-fluid-intracellular-fluid-volume-ratio-as-a-novel-risk-indicator-for-all-cause-mortality-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Eun-Jung Kim, Myung-Jin Choi, Jeoung-Hwan Lee, Ji-Eun Oh, Jang-Won Seo, Young-Ki Lee, Jong-Woo Yoon, Hyung-Jik Kim, Jung-Woo Noh, Ja-Ryong Koo
BACKGROUND: In hemodialysis patients, fluid overload and malnutrition are accompanied by extracellular fluid (ECF) expansion and intracellular fluid (ICF) depletion, respectively. We investigated the relationship between ECF/ICF ratio (as an integrated marker reflecting both fluid overload and malnutrition) and survival and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the context of malnutrition-inflammation-arteriosclerosis (MIA) complex. METHODS: Seventy-seven patients from a single hemodialysis unit were prospectively enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099134/carboxyhemoglobin-the-forgotten-parameter-of-neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia
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Douggl G N Bailey, Hans Fuchs, Roland Hentschel
BACKGROUND: Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is influenced by a wide variety of factors, one of which is hemolysis. Serious hyperbilirubinemia may lead to a kernicterus with detrimental neurologic sequelae. Patients suffering from hemolytic disease have a higher risk of developing kernicterus. Carbon monoxide (CO), a byproduct of hemolysis or heme degradation, was described by Sjöstrand in the 1960s. It is transported as carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) and exhaled through the lungs. We were interested in a potential correlation between COHb and total serum bilirubin (TSB) and the time course of both parameters...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098285/kb-po4-f-a-novel-acentric-deep-ultraviolet-material
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Ji-Hong Jiang, Lin-Chuan Zhang, Ya-Xi Huang, Zhi-Mei Sun, Yuanming Pan, Jin-Xiao Mi
Two challenges to grow KBe2BO3F2 (KBBF), the best known deep-ultraviolet nonlinear optical (NLO) material to date, are the limited crystal sizes and the use of a highly toxic element (Be). Herein we report on the discovery of a novel anhydrous non-centrosymmetric alkali fluorinated borophosphate KB(PO4)F (KBPF) featuring a cut-off wavelength of less than 200 nm and a large second-harmonic generation (SHG) effect similar to KH2PO4 (KDP), hence representing a new promising deep-ultraviolet NLO material. The KBPF crystals consisting of common elements can be grown using green and cost effective processes and do not show any detectable hygroscopicity...
January 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097894/high-serum-ykl-40-level-positively-correlates-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Yan Jin, Jia-Ning Cao, Chun-Xia Wang, Qiu-Ting Feng, Xin-He Ye, Xin Xu, Cheng-Jian Yang
AIM: We investigated the predictive value of chitinase-like protein YKL-40 in coronary artery disease (CAD). PATIENTS: Serum YKL-40 levels in 116 CAD patients and 82 healthy controls were analyzed. Severity of CAD was evaluated using Gensini scores. Spearman's correlation was used to evaluate the correlation between Gensini scores and YKL-40 levels. The predictive value of YKL-40 was determined by receivers operating characteristic curve analysis. RESULTS: Serum YKL-40 levels were significantly elevated in CAD group as compared with control group...
January 18, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095885/symptoms-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-among-adult-eating-disorder-patients
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Nils Erik Svedlund, Claes Norring, Ylva Ginsberg, Yvonne von Hausswolff-Juhlin
BACKGROUND: Very little is known about the prevalence of ADHD symptoms in Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder and even less in other eating disorders. This knowledge gap is of clinical importance since stimulant treatment is proven effective in Binge Eating Disorder and discussed as a treatment possibility for Bulimia Nervosa. The objective of this study was to explore the prevalence and types of self-reported ADHD symptoms in an unselected group of eating disorder patients assessed in a specialized eating disorder clinic...
January 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095794/development-of-an-algorithm-for-phenotypic-screening-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-the-routine-laboratory
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Jérôme Robert, Alix Pantel, Audrey Merens, Elodie Meiller, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Marie-Hélène Nicolas-Chanoine
BACKGROUND: Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are difficult to identify among carbapenem non-susceptible Enterobacteriaceae (NSE). We designed phenotypic strategies giving priority to high sensitivity for screening putative CPE before further testing. METHODS: Presence of carbapenemase-encoding genes in ertapenem NSE (MIC > 0.5 mg/l) consecutively isolated in 80 French laboratories between November 2011 and April 2012 was determined by the Check-MDR-CT103 array method...
January 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095279/overweight-and-obesity-in-italian-adolescents-examined-prevalence-and-socio-demographic-factors
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Myriam Galfo, Laura D'Addezio, Laura Censi, Romana Roccaldo, Deborah Martone
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of overweight and obesity derived from measured data of weight and height in a cross-sectional sample of adolescents in the Italian region of Lazio and to analyse their association with different socio-demographic factors. METHODS: The study was conducted in a representative sample of 15-16-year-old adolescents recruited in secondary schools between December 2011 and May 2012. 369 adolescents were investigated. Body weight, height and waist circumference were measured...
December 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094084/incontinence-and-psychological-symptoms-in-individuals-with-mowat-wilson-syndrome
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Justine Niemczyk, Stewart Einfeld, David Mowat, Monika Equit, Catharina Wagner, Leopold Curfs, Alexander von Gontard
BACKGROUND: Mowat-Wilson Syndrome (MWS) is caused by deletion/mutation of the ZEB2 gene on chromosome 2q22. MWS is characterized by a distinctive facial appearance, severe intellectual disability and other anomalies, e.g. seizures and/or Hirschsprung disease (HSCR). Most individuals have a sociable demeanor, but one third show psychological problems. AIMS: The aim was to investigate incontinence and psychological problems in MWS. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: 26 children (4-12 years), 13 teens (13-17 years) and 8 adults (>18years) were recruited through a MWS support group...
January 13, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093438/risk-for-metabolic-diseases-in-normal-weight-individuals-with-visceral-fat-accumulation-a-cross-sectional-study-in-japan
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Yukako Tatsumi, Yoko M Nakao, Izuru Masuda, Aya Higashiyama, Misa Takegami, Kunihiro Nishimura, Makoto Watanabe, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Tomonori Okamura, Yoshihiro Miyamoto
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between visceral fat area (VFA) and metabolic syndrome (Mets) among normal weight Japanese. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTING: The health check-up centre of the Takeda Hospital group in Kyoto, Japan. METHODS: This study involved 1674 men and 1448 women aged 30-74 years who underwent medical check-ups in 2012 in the health check-up centre. They were stratified by Body Mass Index (BMI cut-off for obesity is set at 23...
January 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092641/performance-characterization-of-a-novel-electronic-number-connection-test-to-detect-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-cirrhotic-patients
#19
Tilo Wuensch, Darius Ferenc Ruether, Caroline Zöllner, Tobias Mueller, Tobias Jung, Magnus Kaffarnik, Ursula Kassner, Eckart Schott, Stephan Kiefer, Johann Pratschke, Martin Stockmann, Maximilian Jara
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a frequent complication of cirrhosis, characterized by cognitive deficits that negatively impact patients' quality of life. The mild, minimal hepatic encephalopathy (mHE) can only be detected by psychometric tests and early mHE detection can prevent more severe complications or even survival times. Here, we aimed to investigate the feasibility and validity of the novel-developed electronic number connection test (eNCT), which is designed as a fast and easy-to-perform mHE patient self-test...
January 12, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091743/increased-expression-of-mir-15b-is-associated-with-clinicopathological-features-and-poor-prognosis-in-cervical-carcinoma
#20
Fang Wen, Jia-Zhen Xu, Xian-Rong Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to explore the expression of microRNA-15b (miR-15b) in cervical carcinoma and to correlate its expression with clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis. METHODS: Quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction analysis was conducted to quantify the expression level of miR-15b in 607 cervical tissues, including 185 cervical carcinoma tissues, 124 CIN I lesions, 148 CIN II-III lesions, and 150 normal cervical tissues...
January 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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