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Characterization of healthy and nonmelanoma-induced mouse utilizing the Stokes-Mueller decomposition.

J Biomed Opt 2018 Dec;23(12):1-8

International University-Vietnam National University HCMC, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ho, Vietnam.

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers, including melanoma and nonmelanoma cancer. Melanoma can be easily detected by the observation of abnormal moles, but nonmelanoma signs and symptoms are not apparent in the early stages. We use the Stokes-Mueller matrix decomposition method to detect nonmelanoma at the early stage by decomposing the characteristics of polarized light interacting with normal and cancerous tissues. Read More

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December 2018
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Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome in Mitochondrial Disease.

Yonsei Med J 2019 Jan;60(1):106-114

Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Purpose: Previous studies have shown that neurologic symptoms are dominant in patients with mitochondrial diseases, and most of these patients have seizure-related disorders. The epileptic classification of these patients as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is as high as 25%. This study aimed to investigate the clinical manifestations, diagnoses, treatments, and epilepsy in LGS, which is associated with mitochondrial disease. Read More

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January 2019

The Usefulness of Muscle Biopsy in Initial Diagnostic Evaluation of Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy, Lactic Acidosis, and Stroke-Like Episodes.

Yonsei Med J 2019 Jan;60(1):98-105

Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Purpose: The disease entity mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) is characterized by an early onset of stroke-like episodes. MELAS is the most dominant subtype of mitochondrial disease. Molecular genetic testing is important in the diagnosis of MELAS. Read More

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January 2019

Platelet-derived growth factor stabilises vascularisation in collagen-glycosaminoglycan scaffolds in vitro.

J Tissue Eng Regen Med 2018 Dec 16. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Kearney Lab, Department of Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dublin 2, Ireland.

Collagen-glycosaminoglycan (CG) scaffolds have been widely developed for a range of regenerative medicine applications. To enhance their efficacy, CG scaffolds have previously been pre-vascularised in vitro using human endothelial cells and mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSC); however, at later time-points, a regression of vascularisation is observed. This is undesirable for longer pre-culture periods (e. Read More

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December 2018

Recommendations on thromboprophylaxis in major joint arthroplasty - many guidelines, little consensus?

J Thromb Haemost 2018 Dec 16. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Section for Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Venous thromboembolic events remain a concern in total hip and knee arthroplasty. Consequently, several guidelines on thromboprophylaxis have been established. However, despite similarities in methodology for evaluation of evidence, discrepancies in guideline recommendations continue to exist. Read More

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December 2018

Behavioral and Imaging Studies of Infant Artificial Grammar Learning.

Top Cogn Sci 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Psychology, University of Arizona.

Artificial grammar learning (AGL) paradigms have proven to be productive and useful to investigate how young infants break into the grammar of their native language(s). The question of when infants first show the ability to learn abstract grammatical rules has been central to theoretical debates about the innate vs. learned nature of grammar. Read More

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December 2018
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Overcoming the challenges of pen-side molecular diagnosis of African swine fever to support outbreak investigations under field conditions.

Transbound Emerg Dis 2018 Dec 16. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden.

African swine fever (ASF) is a devastating disease of pigs. Without a vaccine, early detection and rapid diagnosis of ASF is a crucial step towards effective disease control. In many countries where ASF is endemic, laboratory infrastructure including sampling and sample shipment is inadequate, and a rapid laboratory confirmation would require that the diagnosis is performed at regional laboratories close to the pig farms of concern, or even at the farm-side. Read More

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December 2018

Three-Dimensional Printing in Anatomy Education:Assessing Potential Ethical Dimensions.

Authors:
D Gareth Jones

Anat Sci Educ 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Anatomy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

New technological developments have frequently had major consequences for anatomy education, and have raised ethical queries for anatomy educators. The advent of three-dimensional (3D) printing of human material is showing considerable promise as an educational tool that fits alongside cadaveric dissection, plastination, computer simulation, and anatomical models and images. At first glance its ethical implications appear minimal, and yet the more extensive ethical implications around clinical bioprinting suggest that a cautious approach to 3D printing in the dissecting room is in order. Read More

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December 2018

Genomic insights into the vulnerability of sympatric whitefish species flocks.

Mol Ecol 2018 Dec 16. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Department of Fish Ecology and Evolution, Centre of Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry, EAWAG Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Seestrasse 79, 6047, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland.

The erosion of habitat heterogeneity can reduce species diversity directly but can also lead to the loss of distinctiveness of sympatric species through speciation reversal. We know little about changes in genomic differentiation during the early stages of these processes, which can be mediated by anthropogenic perturbation. Here, we analyse three sympatric whitefish species (Coregonus spp) sampled across two neighbouring and connected Swiss pre-alpine lakes, which have been differentially affected by anthropogenic eutrophication. Read More

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December 2018

The role of robotic aortic lymphadenectomy in gynecological cancer: surgical and oncological outcome in a single institution experience.

J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 16. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Background And Objective: This study aims to investigate the surgical outcomes observed in robotic transperitoneal aortic lymphadenectomy (AL) in gynecological cancer patients.

Methods: Retrospective data were collected and analyzed on 71 patients undergoing robotic surgical procedures for gynecological cancers, including transperitoneal AL, between December 2014 and February 2018 at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.

Results: Median age of the sample population was 50 years (range, 26-76 years). Read More

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December 2018

Fecal volatile organic compounds for early detection of colorectal cancer: where are we now?

J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, AG&M Research Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Introduction: The fecal volatolome, which is composed of fecal volatile organic compounds (VOCs), seems to hold potential as non-invasive biomarker for the detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) and its precursor lesions advanced adenomas (AA). The potential of the fecal volatolome has been subject of various studies using either chemical analytical or pattern-recognition techniques. The available literature on the potential of the fecal volatolome as CRC and AA biomarker was reviewed. Read More

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December 2018

The effect of hyperosmolality application time on production, quality, and biopotency of monoclonal antibodies produced in CHO cell fed-batch and perfusion cultures.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Shanghai Taiyin Biotech Co., Ltd., Shanghai, 201203, China.

Hyperosmolality has been commonly investigated due to its effects on the production and quality characteristics of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) produced in CHO cell fed-batch cultures. However, the application of hyperosmolality at different times and its effect on biopotency have seldom been researched, especially in perfusion culture. In our study, different degrees of hyperosmolality induced by sodium chloride were investigated in anti-IgE rCHO cell fed-batch cultures and anti-CD52 rCHO cell perfusion cultures during the initial and stable phases. Read More

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December 2018

Cancer control planning: self-assessment for pre-planning, development, implementation and evaluation of national cancer control plans.

Cancer Causes Control 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA.

The development of cancer control plans as a clearly defined concept began in the U.S. in the early 1990s. Read More

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December 2018

Neurocognitive and functional outcomes at 5 years of age after renal transplant in early childhood.

Pediatr Nephrol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Pediatrics, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, University of Alberta, 11405 - 87 Ave, Edmonton, AB, T6G 1C9, Canada.

Background: Clinicians often use information about developmental outcomes in decision-making around offering complex, life-saving interventions in children such as dialysis and renal transplant. This information in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is limited, particularly when ESRD onset is in infancy or early childhood.

Methods: Using data from an ongoing prospective, longitudinal, inception cohort study of children with renal transplant before 5 years of age, we evaluated (1) the risk of adverse neurocognitive and functional outcomes at 5 years of age and (2) predictors of developmental outcomes. Read More

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December 2018

IL12B gene polymorphisms have sex-specific effects in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

Acta Neurol Belg 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Molecular biology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, Medical Faculty, Trakia University, Armeiska 11 str, 6000, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

IL-12-family cytokines play a pivotal role in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The aim of the study was to evaluate whether two polymorphisms in IL12B gene, rs17860508 and rs3212227, are associated with RRMS, and to define their function effect on serum level of IL-12p40 and IL-23 and degree of disability in RRMS cases. In total 156 Bulgarian patients with Expanded Disability Status Scale score ranging from 1. Read More

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December 2018
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Overexpression of the cancer stem cell marker CD133 confers a poor prognosis in invasive breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Res Treat 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre, Division of Cancer and Stem Cells, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Purpose: CD133/ prominin 1 is a cancer stem cell marker associated with cancer progression and patient outcome in a variety of solid tumours, but its role in invasive breast cancer (BC) remains obscure. The current study aims to assess the prognostic value of CD133 expression in early invasive BC.

Methods: CD133 mRNA was assessed in the METABRIC cohort and at the proteomic level using immunohistochemistry utilising a large well-characterised BC cohort. Read More

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December 2018

Comparative analysis of intracellular metabolites, proteins and their molecular functions in a flor yeast strain under two enological conditions.

World J Microbiol Biotechnol 2018 Dec 15;35(1). Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Microbiology, Severo Ochoa (C6) building, Agrifood Campus of International Excellence ceiA3, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain.

Flor yeasts confer a wide range of organoleptic properties to Sherry-type wines during a process called "biological aging" that takes place after alcoholic fermentation. These kinds of yeasts adapt to a biological aging condition by forming a biofilm known as "flor velum" and by changing from fermentative to oxidative metabolism. It has been reported that some functions such as increase of cell surface hydrophobicity or changes to lipid metabolism are enhanced when yeasts switch to biofilm lifestyle. Read More

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December 2018

Eating-related distress in advanced cancer patients with cachexia and family members: a survey in palliative and supportive care settings.

Support Care Cancer 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Palliative Medicine, Osaka City General Hospital, 2-13-22 Miyakojima-hondori, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka City, Osaka, 534-0021, Japan.

Purpose: Few studies have investigated nutrition impact symptoms and eating-related distress among advanced cancer patients and their families. This is a questionnaire survey to examine the severity of nutrition impact symptoms and the prevalence of eating-related distress among them in palliative and supportive care settings.

Methods: Questionnaires for patients and their families were preliminarily developed. Read More

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December 2018
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Neurocognitive, academic and functional outcomes in survivors of infant ependymoma (UKCCSG CNS 9204).

Childs Nerv Syst 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, Academic Division of Child Health, Queen's Medical Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK.

Purpose: This is the first UK multi-centre case-controlled study with follow-up in excess of 10 years to report the neurocognitive, academic and psychological outcomes of individuals diagnosed with a brain tumour in early childhood. Children enrolled into the UKCCSG CNS 9204 trial, diagnosed with intracranial ependymoma when aged ≤ 36 months old, who received a primary chemotherapy strategy to defer or avoid radiotherapy, were recruited.

Methods: Outcomes of those who relapsed and subsequently received radiotherapy (n = 13) were compared to those enrolled who did not relapse (n = 16), age-matched controls-diagnosed with solid non-central nervous system (SN-CNS; n = 15) tumours or low-grade posterior fossa pilocytic astrocytoma (PFPA; n = 15), and normative data. Read More

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December 2018

MIG Th1 chemokine in Vitiligo.

Authors:
G Elia

Clin Ter 2018 Nov-Dec;169(6):e303-e307

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

The importance of the Type-1 helper immune response in the development of Vitiligo (Vit), and of chemokine receptor (CXCR)3 receptor and its chemokine monokine induced by interferon (IFN)-γ(MIG) has been shown by several studies. MIG/ interferon (IFN)-γ-inducible protein 10 (IP10) /CXCR3 axis mediated T-cell recruitment into the skin in Vit is an early event in the progression of the disease. MIG and IP10 circulating levels are increased in progressive Vit. Read More

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December 2018
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MIG in psoriatic arthritis.

Authors:
G Elia

Clin Ter 2018 Nov-Dec;169(6):e297-e302

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

Monokine induced by interferon (IFN)-γ (MIG) / chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 9 (CXCL)9 is involved in the pathogenesis of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). It was demonstrated that both blood plasma-derived dendritic cells (pDCs) and pDCs isolated from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and PsA synovial fluid (SF), expressed CXC receptor (R) 3 and CXCR4, and that the chemotaxis of blood-derived pDCs is stimulated by MIG, (IFN)-γ-inducible protein 10 (IP-10)/CXCL10, IFN-inducible T-cell α chemoattractant (I-TAC) )/CXCL11 and stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF-1)/ CXCL12, present in RA and PsA SF. In PsA patients have been found a Th1 immune predominance at early stage of disease, while a reduction of these chemokines has been observed in long lasting PsA, with a significant increase of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1/IP-10 ratio. Read More

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December 2018

Giant-cell arteritis without cranial manifestations presenting as fever of unknown origin: a diagnostic value of 18F-FDG PET/CT.

Clin Ter 2018 Nov-Dec;169(6):e274-e276

Department of Infectious Diseases, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.

We present a case of 68-year-old female with four months history of fever, fatigue, and weight loss. She was classified as case of fever of unknown origin. The physical examination was normal, the laboratory tests showed anemia, elevation of C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and fibrinogen. Read More

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December 2018
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Health status, diseases and vaccinations of the homeless in the city of Palermo, Italy.

Ann Ig 2019 Jan-Feb;31(1):21-34

Department of Science for Health Promotion and Mother-Child Care "G. D'Alessandro", University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

Introduction: In Italy, as in the rest of the world, the number of homeless people is increasing considerably. Many of them suffer from chronic conditions, mental health problems and addiction to alcohol, drugs or smoking, and need complex medical care. Their health status is often exacerbated by greater difficulty in accessing primary care. Read More

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December 2018

Minimally Invasive Function-Preserving Gastrectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy for Early Gastric Cancer.

Digestion 2018 Dec 14;99(1):14-20. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Recently, minimally invasive approaches such as endoscopic treatment or laparoscopic gastrectomy for early gastric cancer have made rapid progress. However, the extent of gastrectomy and lymphadenectomy in laparoscopic surgery is radical, similar to that of open gastrectomy for patients with early gastric cancer diagnosed as not indicated for endoscopic treatment. Since it is well known that lymph node metastasis is an important prognostic factor, the standard procedure of gastrectomy with radical lymph node dissection has been performed for the purpose of curative resection. Read More

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December 2018
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Recurrence Patterns and Outcomes of Salvage Surgery in Cases of Non-Curative Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection without Additional Radical Surgery for Early Gastric Cancer.

Digestion 2018 Dec 14;99(1):52-58. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Division of Gastroenterology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.

Background/aims: The outcomes of salvage surgery for recurrence after non-curative endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) without additional radical surgery for early gastric cancer (EGC) remain unclear. We determined the recurrence patterns and outcomes of salvage surgery in such cases using data from a multicenter, retrospective study.

Methods: Of 15,785 patients who underwent ESD for EGC at 19 participating institutions between January 2000 and August 2011, 1,969 failed to meet the current curative criteria after ESD. Read More

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December 2018
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Gastric Cancer with Submucosal Invasion after Successful Helicobacter pylori Eradication: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis of Patients with Annual Patient Endoscopic Survey.

Digestion 2018 Dec 14;99(1):59-65. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Medicine and Molecular Science, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.

Background And Aim: The incidence of gastric cancer occurring after successful Helicobacter pylori eradication has been increasing. We aimed to clarify the influence of eradication therapy on the ability to diagnose early gastric cancer after successful H. pylori eradication in patients who underwent annual endoscopic screening. Read More

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December 2018

Effects of Early Initiation of Solid Versus Liquid Diet after Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection on Quality of Life and Postoperative Outcomes: A Prospective Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.

Digestion 2018 Dec 14:1-10. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Gastroenterology, Asahi General Hospital, Chiba, Japan.

Background/aims: Feeding recommendations after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for gastric neoplasms are not established and based on clinical experience.

Methods: This was a prospective pilot randomized controlled trial. Patients undergoing ESD for gastric neoplasms were randomly assigned to solid (n = 50) or liquid diet (n = 50) groups. Read More

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December 2018

Diagnostic Accuracy of Digital Retinal Fundus Image Analysis in Detecting Diabetic Maculopathy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Ophthalmic Res 2018 Dec 14:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, Belfast, United Kingdom.

Background: Digital retinal imaging is the gold standard technique for diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular oedema (DME) assessment during DR screening.

Objectives: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of digital retinal fundus image (DRFI) analysis in detecting DME using three manual grading systems (MGS) and comparing it with optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings.

Method: A total of 287 DRFI of 287 eyes were analysed. Read More

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December 2018

Questionnaire-Based Survey on Management of Ulcerative Colitis-Associated Cancer in East Asian Countries.

Digestion 2018 Dec 14;99(1):86-94. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Sino United Health Clinic, Gopher Medical Center, Rui Jing Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Background/aims: To elucidate the current management of ulcerative colitis (UC)-associated cancer, a questionnaire-based survey was conducted to gather current opinions on colitis-associated cancer in different East Asian countries.

Methods: The questionnaire, based on physicians, contains 9 questions focused on UC management and cancer surveillance. In addition, the questionnaire based on neoplastic cases, which contains 17 questions, was collected and analyzed. Read More

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December 2018

The caroticoclinoid foramen in fetal and infantile orbitosphenoid, presphenoid, and sphenoid bones: developmental and neurosurgical considerations.

Authors:

J Neurosurg Pediatr 2018 Dec 14:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

OBJECTIVEThe presence of a caroticoclinoid foramen may increase the likelihood of adverse neurosurgical events. Despite the clinical importance of the caroticoclinoid foramen, its study has been mostly limited to adult populations. Therefore, the object of this study was to describe the prevalence, morphology, and development of the caroticoclinoid foramen among varied sexes and races in early life. Read More

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December 2018

Use of supplemental oxygen in emergency patients: a systematic review and recommendations for military clinical practice.

J R Army Med Corps 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Emergency Department, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK.

Introduction: Supplemental oxygen is a key element of emergency treatment algorithms. However, in the operational environment, oxygen supply poses a challenge. The lack of high-quality evidence alongside emerging technologies provides the opportunity to challenge current guidelines. Read More

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December 2018

Impact of India's National Tobacco Control Programme on bidi and cigarette consumption: a difference-in-differences analysis.

Tob Control 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Health Promotion Division, Public Health Foundation of India, Gurugram, India.

Background: Despite the importance of decreasing tobacco use to achieve mortality reduction targets of the Sustainable Development Goals in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), evaluations of tobacco control programmes in these settings are scarce. We assessed the impacts of India's National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), as implemented in 42 districts during 2007-2009, on household-reported consumption of bidis and cigarettes.

Methods: Secondary analysis of cross-sectional data from nationally representative Household Consumer Expenditure Surveys (1999-2000; 2004-2005 and 2011-2012). Read More

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December 2018

Use of Consensus Methodology to Determine Candidate Items for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Classification Criteria.

J Rheumatol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

S.R. Johnson MD PhD FRCPC, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. D. Khanna MD MS, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, USA. R. Cervera MD PhD FRCP, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain. N. Costedoat-Chalumeau MD PhD AP-HP, Cochin Hospital, Internal Medicine Department, Centre de référence maladies auto-immunes et systémiques rares d'île de France, Paris, France ; Université Paris Descartes-Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France ; INSERM U 1153, Center for Epidemiology and Statistics Sorbonne Paris Cité (CRESS), Paris, France. D.D. Gladman MD FRCPC, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. B.H. Hahn MD, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA. F. Hiepe MD, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany. J. Sánchez-Guerrero MD MSc, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital/University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico. E. Massarotti MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. D.T. Boumpas MD FACP FACR, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, and Biomedical Research Foundation of the Athens Academy, Athens, Greece. K.H Costenbader MD MPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. D. Daikh MD, University of California, San Francisco, USA. D. Jayne MD FRCP FRCPE FMedSci, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. T. Dörner MD, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany. D.L. Kamen MD MSCR, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA. M. Mosca MD PhD, University of Pisa, Italy. R. Ramsey-Goldman MD DrPH, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA. J.S. Smolen MD, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. D. Wofsy MD, University of California, San Francisco, USA. M. Aringer MD, University Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany. Address correspondence to Sindhu Johnson MD PhD, Division of Rheumatology, Ground Floor, East Wing, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2S8. Phone 1-416-603-6417 Fax.1-416-603- 4348. Email:

Objective: Given the complexity and heterogeneity of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), high performing classification criteria are critical to advancing research and clinical care. A collaborative effort by EULAR and ACR was undertaken to generate candidate criteria, and then to reduce them to a smaller set. The objective of the current study was to select a set of criteria that maximizes the likelihood of accurate classification of SLE, particularly early disease. Read More

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December 2018

Abnormal Nailfold Capillaroscopy Is Common in Patients with Connective Tissue Disease and Associated with Abnormal Pulmonary Function Tests.

J Rheumatol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, and the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen; Department of Rheumatology, Medical Center Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. A.M. van Roon, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen; C.C. Huisman, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen; A.M. van Roon, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen; D. Zhang, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Medical Center Leeuwarden; A.J. Stel, MD, PhD, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen; A.J. Smit, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen; H. Bootsma, MD, PhD, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen; D.J. Mulder, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen. Address correspondence to A.M. van Roon, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Huispostcode AA41, Hanzeplein 1, Postbus 30 001, Groningen, the Netherlands. E-mail: Accepted for publication September 11, 2018.

Objective: To assess the presence of a systemic sclerosis (SSc) pattern on nailfold capillary microscopy (NCM) in patients with Raynaud phenomenon (RP) and to explore its association with abnormal pulmonary function tests (PFT).

Methods: NCM patterns were assessed in 759 consecutive patients with RP. Patterns were classified as normal (n = 354), nonspecific (n = 159), or SSc pattern (n = 246). Read More

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December 2018

Mapping Oat Crown Rust Resistance Gene Confirms Association with .

G3 (Bethesda) 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Molecular mapping of crown rust resistance genes is important to effectively utilize these genes and improve breeding efficiency through marker-assisted selection. is a major race-specific crown rust resistance gene initially identified in the wild hexaploid oat in the early 1970s. This gene was transferred to cultivated oat () and has been used as a differential for identification of crown rust races since 1974. Read More

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December 2018

Disruption of periaqueductal grey-default mode network functional connectivity predicts persistent post-traumatic headache in mild traumatic brain injury.

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Medical Imaging, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China

Objective: Post-traumatic headache (PTH) is one of the most frequent and persistent physical symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and develop in more than 50% of this population. This study aimed to investigate the periaqueductal grey (PAG)-seeded functional connectivity (FC) in patients with mTBI with acute post-traumatic headache (APTH) and further examine whether the FC can be used as a neural biomarker to identify patients developing chronic pain 3 months postinjury.

Methods: 70 patients with mTBI underwent neuropsychological measurements and MRI scans within 7 days postinjury and 56 (80%) of patients were followed up at 3 months. Read More

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December 2018

A taxonomy of duties to report child sexual abuse: Legal developments offer new ways to facilitate disclosure.

Authors:
Ben Mathews

Child Abuse Negl 2018 Dec 13;88:337-347. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

School of Law, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia; Faculty of Law, QUT, Australia; Childhood Adversity Research Program, Faculty of Health, QUT, Australia; Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States. Electronic address:

Background: Child sexual abuse is undisclosed for many reasons that are resistant to change. Citizens can play an important role in disclosing cases of child sexual abuse to authorities. Professionals who deal with children also play a crucial role. Read More

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December 2018

Linkage between teen mother's childhood adversity and externalizing behaviors in their children at age 11: Three aspects of parenting.

Child Abuse Negl 2018 Dec 13;88:326-336. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

University of Southern California, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Los Angeles, CA, 669 W. 34th Street, 90089, United States.

Background: Experiences of childhood adversity are consistently associated with compromised behavioral health later in life. Less clear is the intergenerational influence of maternal childhood adversity on developmental outcome in children. Completely unknown are the mechanisms linking teen mother's childhood adversity to child developmental outcomes. Read More

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December 2018

Inhibition of CTHRC-1 by its specific monoclonal antibody attenuates cervical cancer cell metastasis.

Biomed Pharmacother 2018 Dec 13;110:758-763. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital South Campus, Shanghai 201499, PR China. Electronic address:

Although combination of surgery and chemo-radiotherapy could cure 80-95% of patients with early cervical cancer, there is still no satisfactory therapeutic strategies for locally advanced and metastatic cervical cancer patients. Our previous study has already investigated that CTHRC-1 is highly expressed not only in the local tissue but also in circulating serum of patients with cervical cancer and played important function on metastasis of cervical cancer cells. In present study, we aimed to see whether circulating specific monoclonal antibody (mAb) to CTHRC-1could inhibit the metastasis of advanced cervical cancer. Read More

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December 2018

Genetic variability in the serotoninergic system and age of onset in anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Psychiatry Res 2018 Dec 6;271:554-558. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Institute of Neurosciences, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, C/ Villarroel 170, E-08036 Barcelona, Spain; Department of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; The August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Carlos III Health Institute, Spain. Electronic address:

The age of onset of some psychiatric disorders may have etiopathogenic and clinical effects and may influence outcome. Following on from previous work by our group where we showed that early onset anorexia nervosa (AN) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) shared a common genetic background, the aim of the present study is to assess genetic pleiotropy related to the serotonergic system (SLC6A4, 5HTR2A, 5HTR2C, TPH2, SLC18A1), in a common phenotype such as very-early age of onset. One hundred and sixteen adolescents diagnosed with AN and 74 adolescents diagnosed with OCD participated in the present study. Read More

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December 2018

Cancer diagnosis using nanomaterials based electrochemical nanobiosensors.

Biosens Bioelectron 2018 Nov 19;126:773-784. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Nanotechnology, Faculty of Advanced Sciences and Technology, Tehran Medical Sciences , Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Cancer is one of the most important causes of mortality in the world, which can be severely reduced by early detection to avoid future problems in the field of economics and mental health. Hence, electrochemical nanobiosensors as portable devices for rapid detection of  cancer biomarkers, have found an important place in clinical medicine for diagnosis, managements or cancer screening. Although, these biosensors have been receiving attention in the recent years, their principles are unchanged. Read More

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November 2018
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Utility of sheathless capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry for metabolic profiling of limited sample amounts.

J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 2018 Dec 6;1105:10-14. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Biomedical Microscale Analytics, Division of Systems Biomedicine and Pharmacology, Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research, Leiden University, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Metabolomics studies using a small amount of cells may save time and money, while in some cases (e.g., profiling pathogenic cells in an early-stage tissue), only a small number of cells are accessible for analysis. Read More

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December 2018

The ketogenic diet as a potential treatment and prevention strategy for Alzheimer's disease.

Nutrition 2018 Oct 10;60:118-121. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease, a chronic neurodegenerative condition, is increasing as is the need for effective treatments and preventions. The underlying pathology of Alzheimer's is not yet fully understood, so existing research has focused on understanding the prominent features of the disease. These include amyloid plaques, which accumulate in the brains of those with Alzheimer's disease; impaired glucose metabolism; and neuronal cell death. Read More

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Long-term disability in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder with a history of myelitis is associated with age at onset, delay in diagnosis/preventive treatment, MRI lesion length and presence of symptomatic brain lesions.

Mult Scler Relat Disord 2018 Dec 9;28:64-68. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Background: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that preferentially targets the spinal cord and optic nerves. Increasing disability is accrued with each inflammatory attack. Disability has been shown to be an independent predictor of poor quality of life in those with NMOSD. Read More

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December 2018

Association between prenatal opioid exposure, neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, and neurodevelopmental and behavioral outcomes at 5-8 months of age.

Early Hum Dev 2018 Dec 13;128:69-76. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States of America.

Background: While use of prescription opioids and medication assisted therapy (MAT) for opioid use disorder in pregnancy, as well as the incidence of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) continue to rise, little is known about outcomes for children with NOWS beyond the newborn period.

Methods: We examined 1) prenatal MAT exposure vs. unexposed healthy controls [HC]; and 2) treatment for NOWS and NOWS severity on infant neurodevelopmental and behavioral outcomes at 5-8 months of age in 78 maternal-infant pairs from the ENRICH prospective cohort study. Read More

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December 2018

Pathological laughter as an early and unusual presenting symptom of petroclival meningioma: A case report and review of literature.

World Neurosurg 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow, India.

Background: Pathological laughter is inappropriate, involuntary and unmotivated laughter episodes which may or may not be associated with mirth or amusement. Though associated with many diffuse brain pathologies, its association with intracranial focal mass lesions causing ventrolateral brainstem compression like petroclival meningioma is very rare. The exact pathophysiology of this interesting and unusual clinical symptom is unknown but probably involves disinhibition and release of the so-called coordination center located in the upper brainstem due to compression by the tumor. Read More

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December 2018

Lipidomic analysis reveals the efficiency of Eclipta prostrata on diet-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in rats.

J Pharm Biomed Anal 2018 Nov 30;165:224-232. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Therapeutic Chemistry, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a leading cause of chronic liver disease in western countries. The current study aimed to detect and evaluate lipidomic biomarkers for early detection of NAFLD as well as the potential efficiency of methanolic extract of Eclipta prostrata (E. prostrata) on disease management. Read More

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November 2018

A novel experimental approach for liver analysis in rats exposed to Bisphenol A by means of LC-mass spectrometry and infrared spectroscopy.

J Pharm Biomed Anal 2018 Dec 10;165:207-212. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania "L. Vanvitelli", Via S. M. di Costantinopoli, 16, 80138, Naples, Italy.

An innovative complementary approach using a liquid chromatographic-mass spectrometer method and infrared spectroscopy is proposed for measuring internal biological exposure to dangerous chemical contaminants and for monitoring biochemical changes in target organs. The proposed methodologies were validated and applied in the case of rats exposed to low-doses of Bisphenol A (BPA). A liquid chromatographic method coupled to a tandem mass spectrometer was used in order to measure BPA concentration in rat livers. Read More

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December 2018

Assessing the risk of drug crystallization in vivo.

J Pharmacol Toxicol Methods 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Research & Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ, USA; University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA.

Introduction: Low intrinsic solubility leading to poor oral bioavailability is a common challenge in drug discovery that can often be overcome by formulation strategies, however, it remains a potential limitation that can pose challenges for early risk assessment and represent a significant obstacle to drug development. We identified a selective inhibitor (BMS-986126) of the IL-1 receptor-associated kinase 4 (IRAK4) with favorable properties as a lead candidate, but with unusually low intrinsic solubility of <1 μg/mL.

Methods: Conventional histopathology identified the issue of crystal formation in vivo. Read More

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December 2018

EGR-mediated control of STIM expression and function.

Cell Calcium 2018 Dec 6;77:58-67. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, USA; Department of Medical Genetics & Molecular Biochemistry, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, USA. Electronic address:

Ca is a ubiquitous, dynamic and pluripotent second messenger with highly context-dependent roles in complex cellular processes such as differentiation, proliferation, and cell death. These Ca signals are generated by Ca-permeable channels located on the plasma membrane (PM) and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and shaped by PM- and ER-localized pumps and transporters. Differences in the expression of these Ca homeostasis proteins contribute to cell and context-dependent differences in the spatiotemporal organization of Ca signals and, ultimately, cell fate. Read More

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