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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936225/evaluation-of-antigens-for-development-of-a-serological-test-for-human-african-trypanosomiasis
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Sylvain Biéler, Harald Waltenberger, Michael P Barrett, Richard McCulloch, Jeremy C Mottram, Mark Carrington, Wilhelm Schwaeble, James McKerrow, Margaret A Phillips, Paul A Michels, Philippe Büscher, Jean-Charles Sanchez, Richard Bishop, Derrick R Robinson, James Bangs, Michael Ferguson, Barbara Nerima, Audrey Albertini, Gerd Michel, Magdalena Radwandska, Joseph Mathu Ndung'u
BACKGROUND: Control and elimination of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) can be accelerated through the use of diagnostic tests that are more accurate and easier to deploy. The goal of this work was to evaluate the immuno-reactivity of antigens and identify candidates to be considered for development of a simple serological test for the detection of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense or T. b. rhodesiense infections, ideally both. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The reactivity of 35 antigens was independently evaluated by slot blot and ELISA against sera from both T...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936188/risk-factors-for-complications-after-reduction-mammoplasty-a-meta-analysis
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Min-Xia Zhang, Chun-Ye Chen, Qing-Qing Fang, Ji-Hua Xu, Xiao-Feng Wang, Bang-Hui Shi, Li-Hong Wu, Wei-Qiang Tan
BACKGROUND: Reduction mammoplasty (RM) is a proven method of treating macromastia, but the risk factors for postoperative complications have not been clearly identified. Through this meta-analysis, the authors aimed to identify the risk factors of RM complications. METHODS: An extensive search of the literature describing complications after RM was performed using the PubMed Central, Embase, and Cochrane databases. The following risk factors were extracted: age, body mass index (BMI), tissue resection weight per breast (TRW), smoking and radiation therapy...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934498/naphthoquinone-oxindole-alkaloids-coprisidins-a-and-b-from-a-gut-associated-bacterium-in-the-dung-beetle-copris-tripartitus
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Soohyun Um, Duc-Hiep Bach, Bora Shin, Chan-Hong Ahn, Seong-Hwan Kim, Hea-Son Bang, Ki-Bong Oh, Sang Kook Lee, Jongheon Shin, Dong-Chan Oh
Coprisidins A and B (1 and 2) were isolated from a gut-associated Streptomyces sp. in the dung beetle Copris tripartitus. Using a combination of spectroscopic techniques, the structures of the compounds were determined to be the first examples of natural naphthoquinone-oxindole alkaloids. Coprisidin A was found to inhibit the action of Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase, and coprisidin B showed activity for the induction of NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1.
November 18, 2016: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930557/application-of-array-comparative-genomic-hybridization-in-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Lin Liu, Hong-Dan Wang, Cun-Ying Cui, Dong Wu, Tao Li, Tai-Bing Fan, Bang-Tian Peng, Lian-Zhong Zhang, Cheng-Zeng Wang
To explore the underlying pathogenesis and provide references for genetic counseling and prenatal gene diagnosis, we analyzed the chromosome karyotypes and genome-wide copy number variations (CNVs) in 86 patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) by G-banding karyotype analysis and array-comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), respectively. And then quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to validate these candidate CNVs. Based on their different properties, CNVs were categorized into benign CNVs, suspiciously pathogenic CNVs, and indefinite CNVs...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930515/usefulness-of-the-maximum-rate-of-pressure-rise-in-the-central-and-peripheral-arteries-after-weaning-from-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-pediatric-congenital-heart-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis
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Jung-Won Kim, Ji-Yeon Bang, Chun Soo Park, Mijeung Gwak, Won-Jung Shin, Gyu-Sam Hwang
The maximum rate of pressure rise (dP/dtmax) in radial artery has been proposed as a noninvasive surrogate of aortic dp/dtmax, reflecting left ventricular (LV) contractility in children. The aim of this study was to investigate relationship between aortic and radial dp/dtmax at weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and usefulness of these indices for estimating postoperative outcomes in pediatric congenital heart surgery.Aortic and radial arterial pressure waveforms were analyzed simultaneously during weaning from CPB in 29 congenital heart surgery...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926672/mechanisms-predisposing-factors-and-prognosis-of-intra-operative-vertebral-subluxation-during-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy-in-surgical-correction-of-thoracolumbar-kyphosis-secondary-to-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Bang-Ping Qian, Sai-Hu Mao, Jun Jiang, Bin Wang, Yong Qiu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the mechanisms, predisposing factors and prognosis of the intraoperative vertebral subluxation (VS) during pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) for thoracolumbar kyphosis secondary to ankylosing spondylitis (AS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: VS is one of the most daunting challenges that surgeons encounter during PSO closure, especially in AS patients with ankylosed and mostly osteoporotic spine...
December 6, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924459/patient-reported-outcomes-and-quality-of-life-with-sunitinib-versus-placebo-for-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-results-from-an-international-phase-iii-trial
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Aaron Vinik, Andrew Bottomley, Beata Korytowsky, Yung-Jue Bang, Jean-Luc Raoul, Juan W Valle, Peter Metrakos, Dieter Hörsch, Rajiv Mundayat, Arlene Reisman, Zhixiao Wang, Richard C Chao, Eric Raymond
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this analysis was to compare patient-reported outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a pivotal phase III trial of sunitinib versus placebo in patients with progressive, well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NCT00428597). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients received sunitinib 37.5 mg (n = 86) or placebo (n = 85) on a continuous daily-dosing schedule until disease progression, unacceptable adverse events (AEs), or death...
December 6, 2016: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919588/diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-berlin-questionnaire-stop-bang-stop-and-epworth-sleepiness-scale-in-detecting-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-bivariate-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hsiao-Yean Chiu, Pin-Yuan Chen, Li-Pang Chuang, Ning-Hung Chen, Yu-Kang Tu, Yu-Jung Hsieh, Yu-Chi Wang, Christian Guilleminault
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent sleep disorder; however, it remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. Although screening tools such as the Berlin questionnaire (BQ), STOP-BANG questionnaire (SBQ), STOP questionnaire (STOP), and Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) are widely used for OSA, the findings regarding their diagnostic accuracy are controversial. Therefore, this meta-analysis investigated and compared the summary sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) among the BQ, SBQ, STOP, and ESS according to the severity of OSA...
November 5, 2016: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919484/vitamin-d-supplementation-reduces-relapse-rate-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients-treated-with-natalizumab
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Julie Hejgaard Laursen, Helle Bach Søndergaard, Per Soelberg Sørensen, Finn Sellebjerg, Annette Bang Oturai
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D insufficiency is common among multiple sclerosis patients, and hypovitaminosis D has been associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) risk and disease activity. OBJECTIVE: To investigate how recommendations on vitamin D3 supplements affect 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels in patients with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) and to examine the clinical effects associated with changes in 25(OH)D levels. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, baseline blood samples were collected from 170 natalizumab-treated RRMS patients during winter 2009-2010 and were repeated the following winter...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919300/a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-of-transcranial-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-in-patients-with-multiple-chemical-sensitivity
#10
Marie Thi Dao Tran, Sine Skovbjerg, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Karl Bang Christensen, Jesper Elberling
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of transcranially applied pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) on functional impairments and symptom severity in multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) patients. METHODS: The study was conducted as a nationwide trial in Denmark using a randomised, parallel-group, double-blind and placebo-controlled design. Sample size was estimated at 40 participants. Eligibility criteria were age 18-75 years and fulfilment of the MCS case criteria...
December 6, 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918825/early-postnatal-hyperoxia-in-mice-leads-to-severe-persistent-vitreoretinopathy
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Paul G McMenamin, Rachel Kenny, Sjakon Tahija, Jeremiah Lim, Cecilia Naranjo Golborne, Xiangting Chen, Sheena Bouch, Foula Sozo, Bang Bui
Purpose: To describe a mouse model of hyperoxia-induced vitreoretinopathy that replicated some of the clinical and pathologic features encountered in infants with severe retinopathy of prematurity and congenital ocular conditions such as persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous. Methods: Experimental mice (C57BL/6J) were exposed to 65% oxygen between postnatal days (P)0 to P7 and studied at P10, P14, and 3, 5, 8, 20, and 40 weeks. Controls were exposed to normoxic conditions...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918764/effect-of-fluorouracil-leucovorin-and-oxaliplatin-with-or-without-onartuzumab-in-her2-negative-met-positive-gastroesophageal-adenocarcinoma-the-metgastric-randomized-clinical-trial
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Manish A Shah, Yung-Jue Bang, Florian Lordick, Maria Alsina, Meng Chen, Stephen P Hack, Jean Marie Bruey, Dustin Smith, Ian McCaffery, David S Shames, See Phan, David Cunningham
Importance: Dysregulation of the mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) signaling pathway is associated with poor prognosis in gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma (GEC). We report results of METGastric, a phase 3 trial of the MET inhibitor onartuzumab plus standard first-line chemotherapy for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, MET-positive, advanced GEC. Objective: To determine whether the addition of onartuzumab to first-line fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin (mFOLFOX6) improves efficacy compared with mFOLFOX6 plus placebo in HER2-negative, MET-positive GEC...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917934/c-met-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
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Ha-Jeong Kim, Aera Yoon, Ji-Yoon Ryu, Young-Jae Cho, Jung-Joo Choi, Sang Yong Song, Heejin Bang, Ji Soo Lee, William Chi Cho, Chel Hun Choi, Jeong-Won Lee, Byoung-Gie Kim, Duk-Soo Bae
In this study, we investigated the therapeutic effects of c-MET inhibition in ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC). Expression levels of c-MET in the epithelial ovarian cancers (EOCs) and normal ovarian tissues were evaluated using real-time PCR. To test the effects of c-MET inhibitors in OCCC cell lines, we performed MTT and apoptosis assays. We used Western blots to evaluate the expression of c-MET and its down-stream pathway. In vivo experiments were performed to test the effects of c-MET inhibitor on tumor growth in orthotopic mouse xenografts of OCCC cell line RMG1 and a patient-derived tumor xenograft (PDX) model of OCCC...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917578/threat-detection-and-attentional-bias-to-threat-in-women-recovered-from-anorexia-nervosa-neural-alterations-in-extrastriate-and-medial-prefrontal-cortices
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Lasse Bang, Øyvind Rø, Tor Endestad
OBJECTIVE: Behavioral studies have shown that anorexia nervosa (AN) is associated with attentional bias to general threat cues. The neurobiological underpinnings of attentional bias to threat in AN are unknown. This study investigated the neural responses associated with threat-detection and attentional bias to threat in AN. METHODS: We measured neural responses to a dot-probe task, involving pairs of angry and neutral face stimuli, in 22 adult women recovered from AN and 21 comparison women...
December 4, 2016: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917148/corrigendum-distrust-as-a-disease-avoidance-strategy-individual-differences-in-disgust-sensitivity-regulate-generalized-social-trust
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Lene Aarøe, Mathias Osmundsen, Michael Bang Petersen
[This corrects the article on p. 1038 in vol. 7, PMID: 27516744.].
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914653/antithrombotic-therapy-after-bioprosthetic-aortic-valve-implantation-warfarin-versus-aspirin-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sulman Rafiq, Daniel Andreas Steinbrüchel, Nikolaj Bang Lilleør, Christian Holdflod Møller, Jens Teglgaard Lund, Jens Juel Thiis, Lars Køber, Peter Skov Olsen
BACKGROUND: The optimal medical strategy for prevention of thromboembolic events after surgical bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement (BAVR) is still debated. The objective of this study was to compare warfarin therapy (target INR of 2.0 to 3.0) with aspirin 150mg daily as antithrombotic therapy for the first three months after BAVR with or without concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The aim was to evaluate thromboembolic complications, major bleeding complications and death...
November 25, 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914330/synergistic-effect-of-p-n-heterojunction-supporting-and-zeolite-nanoparticles-in-enhanced-photocatalytic-activity-of-nio-and-sno2
#17
Hadis Derikvandi, Alireza Nezamzadeh-Ejhieh
Increased photocatalytic activity of NiO and SnO2 was achieved by coupling and supporting of them onto clinoptilolite nanoparticles (NC) via calcination of Ni(II)-Sn(IV) - exchanged NC in photocatalytic degradation of metronidazole (MZ) aqueous solution. XRD, XRF, FTIR, SEM, X-ray mapping, DRS, TEM, BET Cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy techniques (EIS) were used for characterization of samples. Red shift occurred in bang gap energies of the coupled semiconductors with respect to monocomponent one...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913163/centralized-reminder-recall-to-increase-immunization-rates-in-young-children-how-much-bang-for-the-buck
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Allison Kempe, Alison W Saville, Brenda Beaty, L Miriam Dickinson, Dennis Gurfinkel, Sheri Eisert, Heather Roth, Diana Herrero, Lynn Trefren, Rachel Herlihy
OBJECTIVES: We compared effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of: 1) centralized reminder/recall (C-R/R) using the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) versus practice-based reminder/recall (PB-R/R) approaches to increase immunization rates; 2) different levels of C-R/R intensity; and 3) C-R/R with versus without the name of the child's provider. METHODS: We conducted 3 sequential cluster-randomized trials involving children 19-25 months in 15 Colorado counties in 3/2013 (trial 1), 10/2013 (trial 2), and 5/2014 (trial 3)...
November 29, 2016: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913007/higher-post-acute-myocardial-infarction-plasma-haptoglobin-level-is-associated-with-poor-long-term-overall-survival
#19
Kuang-Hsing Chiang, Yung-Ta Kao, Hsin-Bang Leu, Po-Hsun Huang, Shao-Sung Huang, Tsai-Mu Cheng, Ju-Pin Pan
AIM: To evaluate the association of post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) plasma haptoglobin (Hp) levels with long-term overall survival in AMI patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients who were diagnosed of AMI were recruited and their Hp phenotypes and plasma levels were determined. According to previously reported cutoff point for Hp level (288.4ng/ml), patients were classified as higher Hp group (>288.4ng/ml) and lower Hp group (≤288.4ng/ml). The primary outcome was overall survival...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912731/predicting-the-recurrence-of-noncoding-regulatory-mutations-in-cancer
#20
Woojin Yang, Hyoeun Bang, Kiwon Jang, Min Kyung Sung, Jung Kyoon Choi
BACKGROUND: One of the greatest challenges in cancer genomics is to distinguish driver mutations from passenger mutations. Whereas recurrence is a hallmark of driver mutations, it is difficult to observe recurring noncoding mutations owing to a limited amount of whole-genome sequenced samples. Hence, it is required to develop a method to predict potentially recurrent mutations. RESULTS: In this work, we developed a random forest classifier that predicts regulatory mutations that may recur based on the features of the mutations repeatedly appearing in a given cohort...
December 3, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
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