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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933711/using-a-co-production-prioritization-exercise-involving-south-asian-children-young-people-and-their-families-to-identify-health-priorities-requiring-further-research-and-public-awareness
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Logan Manikam, Rakhee Shah, Kate Reed, Gupreet Santini, Monica Lakhanpaul
OBJECTIVES: To facilitate South Asian (SA) families and health-care professionals (HCPs) participation in a prioritization exercise to co-produce child health research and public awareness agendas. DESIGN: A three-stage process was adopted involving the following: (i) systematic literature review, (ii) HCP scoping survey and (iii) focus groups of SA adolescents and families. A Punjabi- and Urdu-speaking community facilitator moderated focus groups. A British Sign Language interpreter assisted in the hard of hearing group...
December 8, 2016: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933614/antiviral-agents-for-infectious-mononucleosis-glandular-fever
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REVIEW
Muireann De Paor, Kirsty O'Brien, Tom Fahey, Susan M Smith
BACKGROUND: Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a clinical syndrome, usually caused by the Epstein Barr virus (EPV), characterised by lymphadenopathy, fever and sore throat. Most cases of symptomatic IM occur in older teenagers or young adults. Usually IM is a benign self-limiting illness and requires only symptomatic treatment. However, occasionally the disease course can be complicated or prolonged and lead to decreased productivity in terms of school or work. Antiviral medications have been used to treat IM, but the use of antivirals for IM is controversial...
December 8, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933294/branched-chain-amino-acid-levels-are-related-with-surrogates-of-disturbed-lipid-metabolism-among-older-men
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Urho M Kujala, Markku Peltonen, Merja K Laine, Jaakko Kaprio, Olli J Heinonen, Jouko Sundvall, Johan G Eriksson, Antti Jula, Seppo Sarna, Heikki Kainulainen
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Existing studies suggest that decreased branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) catabolism and thus elevated levels in blood are associated with metabolic disturbances. Based on such information, we have developed a hypothesis how BCAA degradation mechanistically connects to tricarboxylic acid cycle, intramyocellular lipid storage, and oxidation, thus allowing more efficient mitochondrial energy production from lipids as well as providing better metabolic health. We analyzed whether data from aged Finnish men are in line with our mechanistic hypothesis linking BCAA catabolism and metabolic disturbances...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932528/comorbidities-treatment-patterns-and-cost-of-illness-of-acromegaly-in-sweden-a-register-linkage-population-based-study
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Eva Lesén, Daniel Granfeldt, Aude Houchard, Jérôme Dinet, Anthony Berthon, Daniel S Olsson, Ingela Björholt, Gudmundur Johannsson
OBJECTIVE: Acromegaly is a complex endocrine disease with multiple comorbidities. Treatment to obtain biochemical remission includes surgery, medical therapy and radiation. We aimed to describe comorbidities, treatment patterns and cost-of-illness in patients with acromegaly in Sweden. DESIGN: A nationwide population-based study. METHODS: Patients with acromegaly were identified and followed in national registers in Sweden. Longitudinal treatment patterns were assessed in patients diagnosed between July 2005 and December 2013...
February 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932477/moss-produced-glycosylation-optimized-human-factor-h-for-therapeutic-application-in-complement-disorders
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Stefan Michelfelder, Juliana Parsons, Lennard L Bohlender, Sebastian N W Hoernstein, Holger Niederkrüger, Andreas Busch, Nicola Krieghoff, Jonas Koch, Benjamin Fode, Andreas Schaaf, Thomas Frischmuth, Martin Pohl, Peter F Zipfel, Ralf Reski, Eva L Decker, Karsten Häffner
Genetic defects in complement regulatory proteins can lead to severe renal diseases, including atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and C3 glomerulopathies, and age-related macular degeneration. The majority of the mutations found in patients with these diseases affect the glycoprotein complement factor H, the main regulator of the alternative pathway of complement activation. Therapeutic options are limited, and novel treatments, specifically those targeting alternative pathway activation, are highly desirable...
December 8, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932128/liver-transplantation-results-by-donor-age
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A V Rabelo, M D Bastante, A M Raya, C S M Méndez, A R G Ramirez, Y F Suarez
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare liver transplantation outcomes as a function of donor age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed 212 liver transplantations between 2008 and 2014. We described a prospective cohort study and grouped the patients by liver donor age. We compared quantitative and categorical variables using statistical analysis. RESULTS: No statistically significant differences were found among any graft age groups in gender (always more males), time on waiting list, age, height, Child Pugh Turcotte (CHILD) score, Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, need for intraoperative blood products, or intensive care unit stay...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932125/survival-outcomes-in-liver-transplantation-with-elderly-donors-analysis-of-andalusian-transplant-register
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C Cepeda-Franco, C Bernal-Bellido, L Barrera-Pulido, J M Álamo-Martínez, J H Ruiz-Matas, G Suárez-Artacho, L M Marín-Gómez, J Tinoco-González, C Díaz-Aunión, F J Padillo-Ruiz, M Á Gómez-Bravo
Recently, there has been a large discrepancy between the number of patients on the waiting list for a liver transplant and the availability of deceased donors, with an increase in annual wait list mortality rates. Elderly donor livers are thought to be marginal grafts; however, in recent years, their utilization has constantly increased. The aim of this study is to evaluate the utilization of elderly donors in Andalusia and post-transplant outcomes. This retrospective observational study of 2408 liver transplants, performed in Andalusia between 2000 and 2014, analyzes the outcomes from donors aged 70 plus (n = 423) in terms of survival rates of the graft and the recipient, the type of transplant, donor age, and D-MELD score (product of donor age and preoperative Model for End-stage Liver Disease score)...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932122/analysis-of-the-first-1000-liver-transplants-in-virgen-del-roc%C3%A3-o-hospital
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J Tinoco-González, G Suárez-Artacho, C Bernal-Bellido, C Cepeda-Franco, I Ramallo-Solis, L Marín-Gómez, J M Álamo-Martínez, J Serrano-Díez-Canedo, J Padillo-Ruíz, M A Gómez-Bravo
The goal of this work has been to analyze the first 1000 liver transplantations (LTs) performed in the Virgen del Rocío Hospital of Seville and to evaluate the changes in that time. We included 916 patients who had 1000 LTs. We distinguish 2 stages in the follow-up: the first stage, between 1990 and 2002, and the second, from 2003 to 2013 (Model for End-stage Liver Disease [MELD] stage). We analyzed recipient features, LT indications, donation criteria, surgical technique, complications, and survival both for patients and grafts...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932096/study-of-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-i-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-chronic-renal-failure-as-a-predisposing-factor-for-the-development-of-anti-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-i-auto-antibodies
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M Serrano, O Cabrera-Marante, J A Martínez-Flores, P Morales, D Pérez, S Mora, F García, E González, E Paz-Artal, J M Morales, A Serrano
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin (Ig)A anti-β2-glycoprotein I (aB2GP1) antibodies are associated with thrombotic events, cardiovascular morbidity, and death in dialysis patients. About 30% of patients with chronic renal disease are positive for IgA aB2GP1; however, the origin of these antibodies is unknown. It has been speculated that dialysis membranes, age, or etiology of renal base disease are possible precipitating factors, although these factors do not appear to be the source of antibodies...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931921/risk-factors-for-taenia-saginata-cysticercus-infection-in-cattle-in-the-united-kingdom-a-farm-level-case-control-study-and-assessment-of-the-role-of-movement-history-age-and-sex
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L R Marshall, B Chengat Prakashbabu, J Pinto Ferreira, S N Buzdugan, K D C Stärk, J Guitian
Bovine cysticercosis is caused by Taenia saginata cysticercus, the larval stage of the human tapeworm Taenia saginata. Recent European initiatives have highlighted the poor sensitivity of current surveillance for this parasite in cattle at slaughter; calling for more targeted, risk based and cost effective methods of T. saginata cysticercus detection. The aim of this study was to provide evidence that could inform such improved meat inspection activities in the United Kingdom (UK). The study included three components: (i) a farm-level case control study; (ii) the characterization of the network of movements of T...
December 1, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930649/multiple-factors-affect-socioeconomics-and-wellbeing-of-artisanal-sea-cucumber-fishers
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Steven W Purcell, Poasi Ngaluafe, Simon J Foale, Nicole Cocks, Brian R Cullis, Watisoni Lalavanua
Small-scale fisheries are important to livelihoods and subsistence seafood consumption of millions of fishers. Sea cucumbers are fished worldwide for export to Asia, yet few studies have assessed factors affecting socioeconomics and wellbeing among fishers. We interviewed 476 men and women sea cucumber fishers at multiple villages within multiple locations in Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga and New Caledonia using structured questionnaires. Low rates of subsistence consumption confirmed a primary role of sea cucumbers in income security...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930476/combustible-tobacco-and-smokeless-tobacco-use-among-working-adults-united-states-2012-to-2014
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Girija Syamlal, Ahmed Jamal, Jacek M Mazurek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine tobacco use among working adults at least 18 years of age. METHODS: The 2012 to 2014 National Health Interview Survey (n = 105,779) was used to estimate prevalences for cigarette smoking, other combustible tobacco use, and smokeless tobacco use and prevalence odds ratios (PORs) for any tobacco product use among working adults at least 18 years of age, by industry and occupation. RESULTS: Of the estimated 144 million currently employed adults, 17% were cigarette smokers, 7...
December 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930341/analysis-of-138-pathogenic-mutations-in-presenilin-1-on-the-in-vitro-production-of-a%C3%AE-42-and-a%C3%AE-40-peptides-by-%C3%AE-secretase
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Linfeng Sun, Rui Zhou, Guanghui Yang, Yigong Shi
A hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the aggregation of β-amyloid peptides (Aβ) into amyloid plaques in patient brain. Cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) by the intramembrane protease γ-secretase produces Aβ of varying lengths, of which longer peptides such as Aβ42 are thought to be more harmful. Increased ratios of longer Aβs over shorter ones, exemplified by the ratio of Aβ42 over Aβ40, may lead to formation of amyloid plaques and consequent development of AD. In this study, we analyzed 138 reported mutations in human presenilin-1 (PS1) by individually reconstituting the mutant PS1 proteins into anterior-pharynx-defective protein 1 (APH-1)aL-containing γ-secretases and examining their abilities to produce Aβ42 and Aβ40 in vitro...
December 5, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929753/generation-and-characterization-of-abbv642-a-dual-variable-domain-immunoglobulin-molecule-dvd-ig-that-potently-neutralizes-vegf-and-pdgf-bb-and-is-designed-for-the-treatment-of-exudative-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Kun Ding, Lucia Eaton, Diana Bowley, Matthew Rieser, Qing Chang, Maria C Harris, Anca Clabbers, Feng Dong, Jikui Shen, Sean F Hackett, Debra S Touw, Jacqueline Bixby, Suju Zhong, Lorenzo Benatuil, Sahana Bose, Christine Grinnell, Gregory M Preston, Ramesh Iyer, Ramkrishna Sadhukhan, Susan Marchie, Gary Overmeyer, Tariq Ghayur, Deborah A van Riet, Shibo Tang, Peter A Campochario, Jijie Gu
Exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of moderate and severe vision loss in developed countries. Intraocular injections of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF or VEGF-A)-neutralizing proteins provide substantial benefit, but frequent, long-term injections are needed. In addition, many patients experience initial visual gains that are ultimately lost due to subretinal fibrosis. Preclinical studies and early phase clinical trials suggest that combined suppression of VEGF and platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) provides better outcomes than suppression of VEGF alone, due to more frequent regression of neovascularization (NV) and suppression of subretinal fibrosis...
December 8, 2016: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929439/cell-death-in-chondrocytes-osteoblasts-and-osteocytes
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REVIEW
Toshihisa Komori
Cell death in skeletal component cells, including chondrocytes, osteoblasts, and osteocytes, plays roles in skeletal development, maintenance, and repair as well as in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Chondrocyte proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis are important steps for endochondral ossification. Although the inactivation of P53 and RB is involved in the pathogenesis of osteosarcomas, the deletion of p53 and inactivation of Rb are insufficient to enhance chondrocyte proliferation, indicating the presence of multiple inhibitory mechanisms against sarcomagenesis in chondrocytes...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928689/fluoride-vitamin-d-tablet-supplementation-in-infants-effects-on-dental-health-after-10%C3%A2-years
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Jan Kühnisch, Elisabeth Thiering, Roswitha Heinrich-Weltzien, Elmar Hellwig, Reinhard Hickel, Joachim Heinrich
OBJECTIVE: We examined whether fluoride/vitamin D supplementation in the first year of life is associated with caries or molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) at 10 years of age. METHODS: The study population consisted of 406 children for whom information on fluoride/vitamin D supplementation during the first year of life was available. Dental examination at the age of 10 included caries and MIH registration. The results of logistic regression models were adjusted for gender, age, BMI, parental education, and equivalent income...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927976/metabolic-profiling-reveals-differences-in-plasma-concentrations-of-arabinose-and-xylose-after-consumption-of-fiber-rich-pasta-and-wheat-bread-with-differential-rates-of-systemic-appearance-of-exogenous-glucose-in-healthy-men
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Andre J Pantophlet, Suzan Wopereis, Coby Eelderink, Roel J Vonk, Johanna H Stroeve, Sabina Bijlsma, Leo van Stee, Ivana Bobeldijk, Marion G Priebe
BACKGROUND: The consumption of products rich in cereal fiber and with a low glycemic index is implicated in a lower risk of metabolic diseases. Previously, we showed that the consumption of fiber-rich pasta compared with bread resulted in a lower rate of appearance of exogenous glucose and a lower glucose clearance rate quantified with a dual-isotope technique, which was in accordance with a lower insulin and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide response. OBJECTIVE: To gain more insight into the acute metabolic consequences of the consumption of products resulting in differential glucose kinetics, postprandial metabolic profiles were determined...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927265/trends-and-risk-factors-for-human-q-fever-in-australia-1991-2014
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T S Sloan-Gardner, P D Massey, P Hutchinson, K Knope, E Fearnley
Australian abattoir workers, farmers, veterinarians and people handling animal birthing products or slaughtering animals continue to be at high risk of Q fever despite an effective vaccine being available. National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System data were analysed for the period 1991-2014, along with enhanced risk factor data from notified cases in the states of New South Wales and Queensland, to examine changes in the epidemiology of Q fever in Australia. The national Q fever notification rate reduced by 20% [incident rate ratio (IRR) 0·82] following the end of the National Q fever Management Program in 2006, and has increased since 2009 (IRR 1·01-1·34)...
December 8, 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926970/management-of-endometriosis-involving-the-urinary-tract
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Mobolaji O Ajao, Jon I Einarsson
Endometriosis is a common cause of infertility and disabling pelvic pain in reproductive age women. The most widely accepted theory of its pathogenesis is the retrograde flow of menstrual products, although extra-abdominal and extrapelvic diagnoses have been made. After the pelvic peritoneum and gynecologic structures, the most commonly affected sites are the lower gastrointestinal and urinary tracts. When the urinary tract is involved, the bladder is the predominant site, followed by the ureters. The focus of this seminar will thus be these two anatomic sites...
December 7, 2016: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926922/high-speed-mouse-backcrossing-through-the-female-germ-line
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Erin Grove, Sigrid Eckardt, K John McLaughlin
Transferring mouse mutations into specific mouse strain backgrounds can be critical for appropriate analysis of phenotypic effects of targeted genomic alterations and quantitative trait loci. Speed congenic breeding strategies incorporating marker-assisted selection of progeny with the highest percentage target background as breeders for the next generation can produce congenic strains within approximately 5 generations. When mating selected donor males to target strain females, this may require more than 1 year, with each generation lasting 10 to 11 weeks including 3 weeks of gestation and 7 to 8 weeks until the males reach sexual maturity...
2016: PloS One
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