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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228943/a-case-series-of-cholecystectomy-in-jamaican-sickle-cell-disease-patients-the-need-for-a-new-strategy
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Pierre-Anthony Leake, Marvin Reid, Joseph Plummer
: High morbidity rates related to cholecystectomy in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients have been previously reported in the region. This study serves to assess the current outcomes related to cholecystectomy in a Jamaican SCD population. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of SCD patients undergoing elective cholecystectomy at the University Hospital of the West Indies over a 6-year period was performed providing relevant information for analysis. Patients were grouped on an intention-to-treat basis into an open and laparoscopic group...
March 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222491/the-predictors-of-quality-of-life-in-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Fatemeh Aliasghari, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh Charandabi, Tahereh Behroozi Lak
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorder that may be effective in reducing the quality of life. This study aimed to determine the predictors of quality of life in women with PCOS. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 174 women with PCOS who attended in public and private fertility clinics in Urmia (West Azerbaijan, Iran), 2015. The data were collected through the questionnaires of sociodemographic and obstetrics characteristics, quality of life and Beck depression inventory-II...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216184/vaccine-development-for-emerging-virulent-infectious-diseases
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Joel N Maslow
The recent outbreak of Zaire Ebola virus in West Africa altered the classical paradigm of vaccine development and that for emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) in general. In this paper, the precepts of vaccine discovery and advancement through pre-clinical and clinical assessment are discussed in the context of the recent Ebola virus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and Zika virus outbreaks. Clinical trial design for diseases with high mortality rates and/or high morbidity in the face of a global perception of immediate need and the factors that drive design in the face of a changing epidemiology are presented...
February 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209769/seizures-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-and-white-matter-injury
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Monica S Cooper, Mark T Mackay, Michael Fahey, Dinah Reddihough, Susan M Reid, Katrina Williams, A Simon Harvey
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to describe the prevalence, syndromes, and evolution of seizure disorders in children with cerebral palsy (CP) due to white matter injury (WMI). METHODS: For this population-based cohort study, brain MRI scans and medical records were reviewed in children in the Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register born between 1999 and 2006 recorded as having WMI. Children were excluded if they had features of an undiagnosed syndrome, associated cortical malformation or injury, or no medical contact in the preceding year...
February 16, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187946/inducible-caspase-9-selectively-modulates-the-toxicities-of-cd19-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells
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Iulia Diaconu, Brandon Ballard, Ming Zhang, Yuhui Chen, John West, Gianpietro Dotti, Barbara Savoldo
Immunotherapy with T cells expressing the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) specific for the CD19 antigen (CD19.CAR-Ts) is a very effective treatment in B cell lymphoid malignancies. However, B cell aplasia and cytokine release syndrome (CRS) secondary to the infusion of CD19.CAR-Ts remain significant drawbacks. The inclusion of safety switches into the vector encoding the CAR is seen as the safest method to terminate the effects of CD19.CAR-Ts in case of severe toxicities or after achieving long-term sustained remissions...
February 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185575/integration-of-metabolomics-lipidomics-and-clinical-data-using-a-machine-learning-method
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Animesh Acharjee, Zsuzsanna Ament, James A West, Elizabeth Stanley, Julian L Griffin
BACKGROUND: The recent pandemic of obesity and the metabolic syndrome (MetS) has led to the realisation that new drug targets are needed to either reduce obesity or the subsequent pathophysiological consequences associated with excess weight gain. Certain nuclear hormone receptors (NRs) play a pivotal role in lipid and carbohydrate metabolism and have been highlighted as potential treatments for obesity. This realisation started a search for NR agonists in order to understand and successfully treat MetS and associated conditions such as insulin resistance, dyslipidaemia, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, obesity and cardiovascular disease...
November 22, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177729/association-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-parathyroid-hormone-with-the-metabolic-syndrome-in-black-south-african-women
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Olusola Funmilayo Sotunde, Herculina Salome Kruger, Hattie H Wright, Lize Havemann-Nel, Carina Mc Mels, Chrisna Ravyse, Marlien Pieters
The relationship between 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), parathyroid hormone (PTH) and metabolic traits appear to differ among ethnicities and may be influenced by obesity. The aim of the study was to examine the association of serum 25(OH)D and PTH, respectively, with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) while controlling for adiposity in black women. Using a cross-sectional study design, 209 urban black women aged ≥ 43 years from the North West Province, South Africa, were included. Multiple regression models were used to explore the relationship between 25(OH)D, PTH and body composition...
December 21, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176534/effects-of-piroxicam-on-tissue-distribution-of-sulfadimidine-in-west-african-dwarf-male-and-female-goats
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E I Akogwu, S A Saganuwan, P A Onyeyili
Cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome have been increasingly reported in Nigeria by individuals who consumed meat products of animals especially goats injected sulfonamides. Hence, tissue distribution and residues of intramuscular sulfadimidine were studied in West African Dwarf (WAD) goats. Twenty goats divided into two groups of 10 each (five males; five females) weighing 10.4 ± 1.63 kg were administered intramuscular sulfadimidine (100 mg/kg body weight), and the second group was coadministered 5 mg/kg of piroxicam via right and left thigh muscle, respectively...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164314/a-probable-case-of-west-nile-virus-transfusion-transmission
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Jamel A Groves, Hedyeh Shafi, Jim H Nomura, Ross M Herron, Devin Baez, Roger Y Dodd, Susan L Stramer
BACKGROUND: Transfusion-transmitted West Nile virus (WNV) infection is infrequent as a result of minipool (MP) and individual-donation (ID) nucleic acid testing (NAT) of blood donations. ID-NAT is triggered on the basis of local WNV activity identified by MP-NAT. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A 78-year-old male patient who was treated for cardiac disease received 14 blood components from 30 donors in August 2016. He was discharged 7 days after aortic valve replacement and coronary bypass surgery, but was re-admitted on Day 12 with symptoms of viral infection, and eventually was diagnosed with aseptic meningitis...
February 5, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152048/zika-virus-antagonizes-type-i-interferon-responses-during-infection-of-human-dendritic-cells
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James R Bowen, Kendra M Quicke, Mohan S Maddur, Justin T O'Neal, Circe E McDonald, Nadia B Fedorova, Vinita Puri, Reed S Shabman, Bali Pulendran, Mehul S Suthar
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne flavivirus that is causally linked to severe neonatal birth defects, including microcephaly, and is associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome in adults. Dendritic cells (DCs) are an important cell type during infection by multiple mosquito-borne flaviviruses, including dengue virus, West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, and yellow fever virus. Despite this, the interplay between ZIKV and DCs remains poorly defined. Here, we found human DCs supported productive infection by a contemporary Puerto Rican isolate with considerable variability in viral replication, but not viral binding, between DCs from different donors...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149636/lung-ultrasound-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-and-beyond
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Cameron Baston, T Eoin West
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December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112049/kidney-disease-in-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-positive-children-experience-from-a-centre-in-south-west-nigeria-and-a-review-of-the-nigerian-literature
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Adanze O Asinobi, Adebowale D Ademola, Clement A Okolo, Adedayo A Adepoju, Susan M Samuel, Wendy E Hoy
BACKGROUND: Kidney disease is an important extra-hepatic manifestation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. However, there is paucity of recent literature on kidney disease in children and adolescents with HBV infection from several parts of sub-Saharan Africa including Nigeria. OBJECTIVE: To review the pattern of kidney disease in hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive children and adolescents seen at a tertiary hospital in south-west Nigeria. METHODS: A retrospective study was undertaken of HBsAg-seropositive children with kidney disease managed at University College Hospital, Ibadan, from January 2004 to December 2015...
January 23, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106904/planned-early-delivery-versus-expectant-management-for-hypertensive-disorders-from-34-weeks-gestation-to-term
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Catherine Cluver, Natalia Novikova, Corine M Koopmans, Helen M West
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are significant contributors to maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. These disorders include well-controlled chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension (pregnancy-induced hypertension) and mild pre-eclampsia. The definitive treatment for these disorders is planned early delivery and the alternative is to manage the pregnancy expectantly if severe uncontrolled hypertension is not present, with close maternal and fetal monitoring...
January 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099980/challenges-faced-in-translating-the-benefits-of-surfactant-replacement-therapy-to-a-resource-limited-setting
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N Hamilton, Helen Trotman
Aim To determine the challenges, if any, in translating the benefits of surfactant replacement therapy (SRT) to a resource-limited setting. Method This was a retrospective descriptive study comparing the outcome of 75 cases who received surfactant and 69 controls who did not at the University Hospital of the West Indies during the period 2001 to 2011. Descriptive analyses were performed. Statistical significance was taken at the level p < 0.05. Results Only 13% of neonates with respiratory distress syndrome received surfactant therapy...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069378/role-of-n-glycosylation-on-zika-virus-e-protein-secretion-viral-assembly-and-infectivity
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M Mossenta, S Marchese, M Poggianella, J L Slon Campos, O R Burrone
Zika virus has rapidly spread reaching a global distribution pattern similar to that of dengue virus, and has been associated with serious neurological and developmental pathologies, like congenital malformation during pregnancy and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Sequence analysis of different clinical and laboratory isolates has shown the existence of mutants with loss of the conserved N-glycosylation motif on domain I of protein E that is common to all flaviviruses. We found that loss of E N-linked glycosylation leads to compromised expression and secretion of E ectodomain from mammalian cells...
January 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065618/pathological-features-and-clinical-behavior-of-lynch-syndrome-associated-ovarian-cancer
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N A J Ryan, D G Evans, K Green, E J Crosbie
OBJECTIVE: Lynch syndrome (LS) is an inherited tumor predisposition condition caused by mutations in the mismatch repair (MMR) genes. Mutation carriers are at increased risk of various malignancies, including ovarian cancer (OC). Relatively little is known about the pathological features and clinical behavior of LS associated OC. METHODS: We analyzed the data of 1047 proven MMR mutated individuals from a prospectively maintained database at a large referral center for genomic medicine in the North West of England...
January 5, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063258/eating-attitudes-and-its-relationship-with-nutritional-status-a-micro-level-study-on-a-group-of-adolescent-girls-in-the-city-of-howrah-west-bengal
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Nadira Mallick, Susmita Mukhopadhyay, Subha Ray
BACKGROUND: To assess the relationship between eating attitudes and nutritional status. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 400 adolescent girls (258 aged 14-17 years and 142 aged 18-21 years) from the city of Howrah, West Bengal. Eating attitude was measured using eating distress syndrome (EDS) questionnaire. Nutritional status was assessed using body mass index, waist-hip ratio (WHR) and body fat percentage (BF%). RESULTS: Participants with disordered eating attitudes revealed significantly higher values for body mass index (BMI), WHR and BF% than those with normal eating attitudes (p≤0...
January 7, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061903/detection-of-west-nile-virus-in-six-mosquito-species-in-synchrony-with-seroconversion-among-sentinel-chickens-in-india
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Siraj A Khan, Purvita Chowdhury, Parveena Choudhury, Prafulla Dutta
BACKGROUND: West Nile virus (WNV) is a zoonotic flavivirus maintained in mosquito-bird transmission cycle. Although humans are accidental hosts, fatal outcomes following WNV infection have been reported from India. Studies have identified WNV as an important etiological agent causing acute encephalitis syndrome in Assam, Northeast India. While circulation of WNV is evident, the role of vectors and avian hosts involved in the transmission remains unclear. In this study we identified local mosquito species for evidence of WNV infection along with seroconversion among sentinel chickens...
January 7, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053010/mutations-in-gabrb3-from-febrile-seizures-to-epileptic-encephalopathies
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Rikke S Møller, Thomas V Wuttke, Ingo Helbig, Carla Marini, Katrine M Johannesen, Eva H Brilstra, Ulvi Vaher, Ingo Borggraefe, Inga Talvik, Tiina Talvik, Gerhard Kluger, Laurence L Francois, Gaetan Lesca, Julitta de Bellescize, Susanne Blichfeldt, Nicolas Chatron, Nils Holert, Julia Jacobs, Marielle Swinkels, Cornelia Betzler, Steffen Syrbe, Marina Nikanorova, Candace T Myers, Line H G Larsen, Sabina Vejzovic, Manuela Pendziwiat, Sarah von Spiczak, Sarah Hopkins, Holly Dubbs, Yuan Mang, Konstantin Mukhin, Hans Holthausen, Koen L van Gassen, Hans A Dahl, Niels Tommerup, Heather C Mefford, Guido Rubboli, Renzo Guerrini, Johannes R Lemke, Holger Lerche, Hiltrud Muhle, Snezana Maljevic
OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of mutations in GABRB3 encoding the β3 subunit of the GABAA receptor in individual patients with epilepsy with regard to causality, the spectrum of genetic variants, their pathophysiology, and associated phenotypes. METHODS: We performed massive parallel sequencing of GABRB3 in 416 patients with a range of epileptic encephalopathies and childhood-onset epilepsies and recruited additional patients with epilepsy with GABRB3 mutations from other research and diagnostic programs...
January 31, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031324/overweight-and-obese-but-not-normal-weight-women-with-pcos-are-at-increased-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-prospective-population-based-cohort-study
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M-M E Ollila, S West, S Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, J Jokelainen, J Auvinen, K Puukka, A Ruokonen, M-R Järvelin, J S Tapanainen, S Franks, T T Piltonen, L C Morin-Papunen
STUDY QUESTION: What are the respective roles of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), long-term weight gain and obesity for the development of prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) by age 46 years? SUMMARY ANSWER: The risk of T2DM in women with PCOS is mainly due to overweight and obesity, although these two factors have a synergistic effect on the development of T2DM. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: PCOS is associated with an increased risk of prediabetes and T2DM...
February 2017: Human Reproduction
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