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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531224/defining-the-vaccination-window-for-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-using-age-seroprevalence-data-for-children-in-kilifi-kenya
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Joyce U Nyiro, Ivy K Kombe, Charles J Sande, James Kipkoech, Patience K Kiyuka, Clayton O Onyango, Patrick K Munywoki, Timothy M Kinyanjui, D James Nokes
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an important cause of lower respiratory tract disease in early life and a target for vaccine prevention. Data on the age-prevalence of RSV specific antibodies will inform on optimizing vaccine delivery. METHODS: Archived plasma samples were randomly selected within age strata from 960 children less than 145 months of age admitted to Kilifi County Hospital pediatric wards between 2007 and 2010. Samples were tested for antibodies to RSV using crude virus IgG ELISA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531213/perfusion-mr-imaging-detection-of-carcinoma-arising-from-preexisting-salivary-gland-pleomorphic-adenoma-by-computer-assisted-analysis-of-time-signal-intensity-maps
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Ikuo Katayama, Sato Eida, Shuichi Fujita, Yuka Hotokezaka, Misa Sumi, Takashi Nakamura
Tumor perfusion can be evaluated by analyzing the time-signal intensity curve (TIC) after dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MR imaging. Accordingly, TIC profiles are characteristic of some benign and malignant salivary gland tumors. A carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma (CXPA) arises from a long-standing pleomorphic adenoma (PA) and has a distinctive prognostic risk depending on the tumor growth potential such as invasion beyond the preexisting capsule. Differentiating CXPA from PA can be very challenging. In this study, we have attempted to discriminate CXPA from PA based on a two-dimensional TIC mapping algorithm...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529616/lymphocyte-monocyte-ratio-is-a-novel-predictor-for-early-stage-extranodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-nasal-type
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Qiao-Xuan Wang, Shao-Hua Li, Bao-Yan Ji, Han-Yu Wang, Yi-Yang Li, Ling-Ling Feng, Kai Chen, Yun-Fei Xia, Yu-Jing Zhang
Objective: Great heterogeneity exists in clinical behavior and survival outcome in patients with stage IE/IIE extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKTL). In this study, we proposed lymphocyte/monocyte ratio (LMR) as a new prognostic factor for these early stage ENKTL. Methods: We retrospectively examined the LMR as a prognostic variable in a cohort of 379 patients with newly diagnosed stage IE/IIE ENKTL. The relationship between the LMR and clinicopathologic variables were analyzed in Kaplan-Meier log-rank survival analysis, and the Cox proportional hazards model was used to determine the survival significance of the LMR for both progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528350/prevalence-and-impact-of-severe-fatigue-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-patients-in-comparison-with-population-based-controls
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Hanneke Poort, Suzanne E J Kaal, Hans Knoop, Rosemarie Jansen, Judith B Prins, Eveliene Manten-Horst, Petra Servaes, Olga Husson, Winette T A van der Graaf
PURPOSE: The current study determined the prevalence of severe fatigue in adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients (aged 18-35 years at diagnosis) consulting a multidisciplinary AYA team in comparison with gender- and age-matched population-based controls. In addition, impact of severe fatigue on quality of life and correlates of fatigue severity were examined. METHODS: AYAs with cancer (n = 83) completed questionnaires including the Checklist Individual Strength (CIS-fatigue), Quality of Life (QoL)-Cancer Survivor, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (reflecting psychological distress), and the Cancer Worry Scale (reflecting fear of cancer recurrence or progression)...
May 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525975/venous-thromboembolism-in-hospitalized-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-for-malignancies-at-japanese-community-hospital-prospective-observational-study
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Hiromitsu Kitayama, Tomohiro Kondo, Junko Sugiyama, Kazutomo Kurimoto, Yasuhiro Nishino, Michiaki Hirayama, Yasushi Tsuji
BACKGROUND: Although Asian population was recognized to have a lower risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), its increasing prevalence and incidence remain unclear in patients with malignancies. We attempted to predict VTE development using activation markers of coagulation and fibrinolysis. METHODS: We enrolled patients with malignancy admitted to Tonan Hospital between April and December 2014 to receive a new-for-them chemotherapy regimen. All patients were examined for VTE by computed tomography and whole-leg compression ultrasonography before chemotherapy and three months later...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525876/discrete-category-of-mother-to-infant-bonding-disorder-and-its-identification-by-the-mother-to-infant-bonding-scale-a-study-in-japanese-mothers-of-a-1-month-old
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Asami Matsunaga, Fumie Takauma, Katsuhiko Tada, Toshinori Kitamura
BACKGROUND: Difficulty of maternal bonding towards a baby is widely recognised. It is unclear whether this phenomenon is dimensional or categorical. If categorical, an optimal cut-off score of a screening instrument is needed in clinical settings. AIMS: In this study, we investigated whether maternal bonding is dimensional or categorical phenomenon and try to set optimal cut-off score of screening instruments. METHODS: Self-report questionnaire studies were conducted in a general hospital and four antenatal clinics...
May 16, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525810/tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-patients-with-her2-positive-breast-cancer-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-plus-trastuzumab-lapatinib-or-their-combination-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
C Solinas, M Ceppi, M Lambertini, M Scartozzi, L Buisseret, S Garaud, D Fumagalli, E de Azambuja, R Salgado, C Sotiriou, K Willard-Gallo, M Ignatiadis
BACKGROUND: A relationship between baseline tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) and outcomes has been described in HER2-positive breast cancer. Nevertheless, the magnitude of this association and whether this effect differs based on the type of anti-HER2 agent remain controversial. This meta-analysis investigated the association between baseline TIL and pathologic complete response (pCR) rates in HER2-positive breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus trastuzumab and lapatinib either alone or in combination...
May 2, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525582/challenges-in-the-estimation-of-the-annual-risk-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-in-children-aged-under-5-years
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P Y Khan, J R Glynn, T Mzembe, D Mulawa, R Chiumya, A C Crampin, K Kranzer, K L Fielding
Accurate estimates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) infection in young children provide a critical indicator of on-going community M.tb transmission. Cross reactions due to infection with environmental mycobacteria and/or Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination compromise the estimates derived from population-level tuberculin skin test surveys using traditional cut-off methods. Newer statistical approaches are prone to failure of model convergence, especially in settings where the prevalence of M.tb infection is low and environmental sensitisation is high...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524237/in-vitro-dialysis-of-cytokine-rich-plasma-with-high-and-medium-cut-off-membranes-reduces-its-procalcific-activity
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Kevin Willy, Michael Hulko, Markus Storr, Rose Speidel, Julia Gauss, Ralf Schindler, Daniel Zickler
Recently developed high-flux (HF) dialysis membranes with extended permeability provide better clearance of middle-sized molecules such as interleukins (ILs). Whether this modulation of inflammation influences the procalcific effects of septic plasma on vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is not known. To assess the effects of high cut-off (HCO) and medium cut-off (MCO) membranes on microinflammation and in vitro vascular calcification we developed a miniature dialysis model. Plasma samples from lipopolysaccharide-spiked blood were dialyzed with HF, HCO, and MCO membranes in an in vitro miniature dialysis model...
May 19, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521445/low-expression-levels-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-3-are-correlated-with-poor-prognosis-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jinjin Yan, Xinzheng Yang, Lin Li, Pengtao Liu, Honghui Wu, Zhanao Liu, Qingyi Li, Guozhen Liao, Xinlong Wang
Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) has previously been identified as a putative tumor suppressor gene. The present study investigated the clinical and prognostic significance of IGFBP-3 expression levels in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Immunohistochemistry (IHC) probing for IGFBP-3 was performed on paraffin-embedded tissue samples obtained from 120 patients with HCC, including tissue samples from 120 primary cancer sites and 50 matched adjacent non-malignant sites. Receiver-operator curve (ROC) analysis was used to determine the cut-off scores for the presence of IGFBP-3-positive tumor cells and to estimate the survival time of the patients...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521029/soluble-taci-and-soluble-bcma-as-biomarkers-in-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma
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Franziska S Thaler, Sarah A Laurent, Marion Huber, Matthias Mulazzani, Martin Dreyling, Uwe Ködel, Tania Kümpfel, Andreas Straube, Edgar Meinl, Louisa von Baumgarten
Background: B-cell survival is regulated through interactions of B-cell-activating factor (BAFF) and a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) with their receptors transmembrane activator and CAML interactor (TACI) and B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA). We evaluated the diagnostic potential of soluble TACI (sTACI) and soluble BCMA (sBCMA) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum as biomarkers in primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL). Methods: CSF (n=176) and serum samples (n=105) from patients with clinically or radiologically suspected PCNSL as well as from control patients were collected prospectively...
May 17, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520729/top-quality-blastocyst-formation-rates-in-relation-to-progesterone-levels-on-the-day-of-oocyte-maturation-in-gnrh-antagonist-ivf-icsi-cycles
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V S Vanni, E Somigliana, M Reschini, L Pagliardini, E Marotta, S Faulisi, A Paffoni, P Vigano', W Vegetti, M Candiani, E Papaleo
Cycles with progesterone elevation during controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) for IVF/ICSI are commonly managed with a "freeze-all" strategy, due to a well-recognized detrimental effect of high progesterone levels on endometrial receptivity. However, also a detrimental effect of elevated progesterone on day-3 embryo quality has recently been found with regards to top quality embryo formation rate. Because blastocyst culture and cryopreservation are largely adopted, we deemed relevant to determine whether this detrimental effect is also seen on blastocyst quality on day 5-6...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516344/defining-optimal-cutoff-value-of-mgmt-promoter-methylation-by-roc-analysis-for-clinical-setting-in-glioblastoma-patients
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Guoqiang Yuan, Liang Niu, Yinian Zhang, Xiaoqing Wang, Kejun Ma, Hang Yin, Junqiang Dai, Wangning Zhou, Yawen Pan
Resistance to temozolomide (TMZ) chemotherapy poses a significant challenge in the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM). Hypermethylation in O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter is thought to play a critical role in this resistance. Pyrosequencing (PSQ) has been shown to be accurate and robust for MGMT promoter methylation testing. The unresolved issue is the determination of a cut-off value for dichotomization of quantitative MGMT PSQ results into "MGMT methylated" and "MGMT unmethylated" patient subgroups as a basis for further treatment decisions...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515975/prospective-functional-performance-testing-and-relationship-to-lower-extremity-injury-incidence-in-adolescent-sports-participants
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Joseph Smith, Nick DePhillipo, Iris Kimura, Morgan Kocher, Ronald Hetzler
BACKGROUND: Due to the high number of adolescent athletes and subsequent lower extremity injuries, improvements of injury prevention strategies with emphasis on clinic-based and practical assessments are warranted. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to prospectively investigate if a battery of functional performance tests (FPT) could be used as a preseason-screening tool to identify adolescent athletes at risk for sports-related acute lower extremity injury via comparison of injured and uninjured subjects...
April 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515633/association-between-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-anthropometric-measurements-a-case-control-study-in-south-india
#15
REVIEW
A Awasthi, C R Rao, D S Hegde, K Rao N
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Clinical evidence indicates a stronger association of diabetes with central obesity than general obesity. The present study aimed to compare the association between type 2 diabetes mellitus and different anthropometric measurements and evaluate the usefulness of these measurements in clinical practice. METHODS: A case-control study was done among 102 individuals; of whom 51 cases included diagnosed T2DM (≥ 20 years age) patients attending the Medicine out-patient consultation of a tertiary care hospital and 51 controls who were screen negative for T2DM and recruited from the local community...
March 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515006/two-dimensional-multi-heart-cutting-centrifugal-partition-chromatography-liquid-chromatography-for-the-preparative-isolation-of-antioxidants-from-edelweiss-plant
#16
Léa Marlot, Magali Batteau, Marie-Claire Escofet, Sylvie Nuccio, Véronique Coquoin, René De Vaumas, Karine Faure
The Edelweiss plant has been recognized as a very valuable source of anti-aging principles due to its composition of antioxidants compounds: leontopodic acid A and 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid. In this work, off-line multi-heart cutting CPC-LC separation was set up at industrial scale in order to isolate and produce new high quality reference material of these two antioxidants from Edelweiss. For this purpose, CPC and HPLC methods were developed and optimized at laboratory scale and a comprehensive CPCxHPLC analysis of the crude extract was established...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512468/molecular-identification-and-karyological-analysis-of-a-rampant-aspen-populus-tremula-l-salicaceae-clone
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Dmitry V Politov, Yuri S Belokon, Anna V Shatokhina, Maryana M Belokon, Nail A Khanov, Elena A Mudrik, Tatyana A Polyakova, Anna B Azarova, Konstantin A Shestibratov
A rampant highly heterozygous aspen (Populus tremula L.) clone "Meshabash" has been revealed in course of population genetic diversity analysis in a native stand in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. Here we report the results of karyological analysis showing that this highly vigorous clone is diploid (2n = 38) while typically triploid aspen demonstrates increased growth rate and resistance to aspen trunk rot caused by fungus Phellinus tremulae. By means of DNA identification of a series of model trees using 14 SSR loci we outlined the area occupied by this clone (at least 1...
2017: International Journal of Plant Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511998/a-j-shaped-association-between-soy-food-intake-and-depressive-symptoms-in-chinese-adults
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Bin Yu, Fei Yu, Qian Su, Qing Zhang, Li Liu, Ge Meng, Hongmei Wu, Yang Xia, Xue Bao, Hongbin Shi, Yeqing Gu, Liyun Fang, Huijun Yang, Shaomei Sun, Xing Wang, Ming Zhou, Qiyu Jia, Qi Guo, Huijun Liu, Kun Song, Kaijun Niu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Soy food has been proven to have multiple positive effects on human health, however, no study has yet investigated the association between habitual intake of soy food and depressive symptoms in general population. The objective of this study was to examine this association. METHODS: In a cross-sectional analysis, we studied a sample of 13,760 adults (mean age 43.5 years) in Tianjin, China. The Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) was used to assess depressive symptoms, with four cut-off points (SDS ≥40, 45, 48 or 50) indicating increased level of depressive symptoms...
April 30, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509579/findings-of-cognitive-impairment-at-high-altitude-relationships-to-acetazolamide-use-and-acute-mountain-sickness
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Lara Phillips, Buddha Basnyat, Yuchiao Chang, Erik R Swenson, N Stuart Harris
Phillips, Lara, Buddha Basnyat, Yuchiao Chang, Erik R. Swenson, and N. Stuart Harris. Findings of cognitive impairment at high altitude: relationships to acetazolamide use and acute mountain sickness. High Alt Med Biol. 00:000-000, 2017.-Objective: Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is defined by patient-reported symptoms using the Lake Louise Score (LLS), which provides limited insight into any possible underlying central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction. Some evidence suggests AMS might coexist with altered neural functioning...
May 16, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508511/clinical-nociceptive-and-psychological-profiling-to-predict-acute-pain-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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I E Luna, H Kehlet, M A Petersen, E K Aasvang
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative identification of high-pain responders for acute pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) could lead to targeted analgesic trials and individualized analgesic strategies to improve recovery and potentially reduce the risk of persistent post-surgical pain. The aim of this study was to use simple clinical tests and questionnaires to identify predictive nociceptive and psychological factors for acute post-TKA pain. METHODS: Sixty consecutive TKA patients were included in a prospective descriptive study of pain during a 5-m walk-test 24 h post-operatively as the primary outcome...
May 16, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
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