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Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are identifying novel candidate genes for several neurological diseases (NDs). However, a global functional analysis of those genes derived from GWAS for NDs is missing. We explored the genomic and functional features of novel candidate genes for five common NDs: Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Stroke and Migraine.
The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, is prevalent worldwide, will parasitize animal reservoirs of plague, and is associated with human habitations in known plague foci. Despite its pervasiveness, limited information is available about the cat flea's competence as a vector for Yersinia pestis. It is generally considered to be a poor vector, based on studies examining early-phase transmission during the first week after infection, but transmission potential by the biofilm-dependent proventricular-blocking mec...
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the re-emerging Ebola virus disease (EVD) are closely intertwined and remain a persistent public health threat and global challenge. Their origin and rapid transmission and spread have similar boundaries and share overlapping impact characteristics, including related symptoms and other interactions. The controversies and global threat of these viruses require rapid response policy and evidence-based implementation findings. The constraints and dual burden inflicted by ...
Reminiscing activity groups are commonly seen in various elder care settings This study addresses the impact of reminiscence activity groups, specifically a program where group members create their own mementos, on healthy Jewish elders' sense of satisfaction and meaning. In particular, this research focused on the specific factors involved in creating the mementos themselves.
Mutations that result in the defective trafficking of the γ2 subunit containing GABAA receptors (γ2-GABAARs) are known to reduce synaptic inhibition. Whether perturbed clustering of non-mutated GABAARs similarly reduces synaptic inhibition in vivo is less clear. In this study we provide evidence that the loss of postsynaptic γ2-GABAARs upon postnatal ablation of gephyrin, its principle scaffolding protein, from mature principle neurons within the forebrain results in reduced induction of long-term potent...
Ferritins are a superfamily of iron oxidation, storage and mineralization proteins found throughout the animal, plant, and microbial kingdoms. The majority of ferritins consist of 24 subunits that individually fold into 4-α-helix bundles and assemble in a highly symmetric manner to form an approximately spherical protein coat around a central cavity into which an iron-containing mineral can be formed. Channels through the coat at inter-subunit contact points facilitate passage of iron ions to and from the ...
Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) is one of the nine strategies recommended for prevention and control of HIV globally. In this study, we assessed the awareness and utilisation of VCT services among residents of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality (LMKM) in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
We conducted this study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of adjuvant chemotherapy using taxane plus carboplatin (CBDCA) for high-risk stage IB-IIB patients with uterine cervical non-squamous cell carcinoma after radical hysterectomy.
With the introduction of the Sysmex XN haematology analyser, the white blood cell differentiation channel (WDF) and abnormal cell detection channel (WPC) have been added with algorithms for flagging blasts and abnormal or atypical lymphocytes.
Little attention has been placed on assessment tools to evaluate image acquisition quality for focused critical care echocardiography. We designed a novel assessment tool to objectively evaluate the image acquisition skills of critical care trainees learning focused critical care echocardiography and examined the tool for evidence of validity.
The role of fruit and vegetable (FV) intake in relation to prostate health remains inconclusive. This 4-year longitudinal study aims to explore the association of FV intake and the development of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS, a cluster of chronic urinary symptoms occurring in bladder, prostate and urethra), incidence of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and erectile dysfunction (ED) in Chinese elderly men.Data were obtained from a 4 years longitudinal study (Mr OS Hong Kong, the largest p...
A single incisional laparoscopic surgery (SILS) approach is increasingly being used, taking advantage of the minimally invasive technique. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and the validation of SILS procedure for small bowel obstruction (SBO).Sixteen consecutive patients with SBO who underwent SILS release of ileus between April 2010 and March 2015 were compared with the conventional multiport laparoscopic treatment group of 16 patients matched for age, gender, and surgical procedure.La...
To describe a new technique for performing fluoroscopically guided lumbar facet joint injections using an interlaminar approach and loss-of-resistance technique and to report the initial success rate of this technique in a small series of patients.
The association between fruit and vegetables (FVs) consumption and hypertension risk remains controversial. A systematic search was performed in PubMed and the Web of Science for relevant articles published in English or Chinese up to April 2015. A total of 25 studies with 334,468 patients (41,713 cases) were included in the present meta-analysis. When comparing the highest with the lowest consumption, the pooled relative risks of hypertension were 0.812 (95% confidence interval, 0.740-0.890) for FVs, 0.732...
Joint fractures of the fingers often entail operative interventions in contrast to extra-articular fractures. These types of fracture are inclined to dislocate in addition to the actual fracture. The proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint in particular often shows comminuted fractures due to the long leverage of the finger and a relatively small diameter of the joint. The clinical examination, X-ray diagnostics and if necessary computed tomography allow the classification into stable and unstable fractures. U...
A family sense of coherence is central to successfully coping with family stressors and facilitates positive adaptation. Little is known about the implications of family sense of coherence for family adaptation during the transition to parenthood.
The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of unilateral parathyroidectomy in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and negative or discordant localization studies. We included in our study 72 patients with preoperative diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism who had negative or discordant preoperative studies. In 66 patients, studies were discordant while in six were both negative. In 40 (55.6 %) patients initial approach was a bilateral exploration. In 32 cases (44.4 %) initial surger...
Transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) is an effective surgical approach to treat forefoot infection and gangrene in diabetic patients. However, a high rate of complications and failure to heal require reamputation in a large number of cases. We analysed the outcomes of TMA to define the role of revascularization, wound healing and ambulatory status. From January 2008 to January 2013, 218 diabetic patients with foot infection and gangrene, submitted to TMA associated to revascularization were followed until heali...
Exposure to environmental contaminants has been implicated as a factor in global amphibian decline. Mercury (Hg) is a particularly widespread contaminant that biomagnifies in amphibians and can cause a suite of deleterious effects. However, monitoring contaminant exposure in amphibian tissues may conflict with conservation goals if lethal take is required. Thus, there is a need to develop non-lethal tissue sampling techniques to quantify contaminant exposure in amphibians. Some minimally invasive sampling t...
As the Ebola virus disease is still sustained in Sierra Leone, we analysed the epidemic for a recent period (21 December 2014 to 17 April 2015) using a small-world networked model and forecasted its evolution. Policy-control scenarios for the containment of the epidemic were also examined.
This study investigated whether mutations of receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) genes detected using next-generation sequencing (NGS) are suitable therapeutic targets.