- Association between thyroid stimulating hormone receptor gene intron polymorphisms and autoimmune thyroid disease in a Chinese Han population. [Journal Article]
- EJEndocr J 2012; 59(8):717-23
- Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) is a multifactorial disease with a genetic susceptibility and environmental factors. The thyroid stimulating hormone receptor gene (TSHR) which is expressed on the s...
Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) is a multifactorial disease with a genetic susceptibility and environmental factors. The thyroid stimulating hormone receptor gene (TSHR) which is expressed on the surface of the thyroid epithelial cell is thought to be the main auto-antigen and a significant candidate for genetic susceptibility to AITD. This case-control study aimed at evaluating the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) of TSHR and AITD in a Chinese Han population. We recruited 404 patients with Graves' disease (GD), 230 patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) and 242 healthy controls. The Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (MALDI-TOF-MS) Platform was used to detect five SNPs (rs179247, rs12101255, rs2268475, rs1990595, and rs3783938) in TSHR gene. The frequencies of allele T and TT genotype of rs12101255 in GD patients were significantly increased compared with those of the controls (P=0.004/0.015, OR=1.408/1.446). The allele A frequency of rs3783938 was greater in HT patients than in the controls (P=0.025, OR=1.427). The AT haplotype (rs179247-rs12101255) was associated with an increased risk of GD (P=0.010, OR=1.368). The allele A of rs179247 was associated with ophthalmopathy in GD patients. These data suggest that the polymorphisms of rs12101255 and rs3783938 are associated with GD and HT, respectively.
- Antidepressants for chronic non-cancer pain in children and adolescents. [Review]
- CDCochrane Database Syst Rev 2017 08 05; 8:CD012535
- CONCLUSIONS: We identified only a small number of studies with small numbers of participants and insufficient data for analysis.As we could undertake no meta-analysis, we are unable to comment about efficacy or harm from the use of antidepressants to treat chronic non-cancer pain in children and adolescents. Similarly, we cannot comment on our remaining secondary outcomes: Carer Global Impression of Change; requirement for rescue analgesia; sleep duration and quality; acceptability of treatment; physical functioning; and quality of life.There is evidence from adult randomised controlled trials that some antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, can provide some pain relief in certain chronic non-cancer pain conditions.There is no evidence from randomised controlled trials to support or refute the use of antidepressants to treat chronic non-cancer pain in children or adolescents.
- Replacement of Refined Starches and Added Sugars with Egg Protein and Unsaturated Fats Increases Insulin Sensitivity and Lowers Triglycerides in Overweight or Obese Adults with Elevated Triglycerides. [Randomized Controlled Trial]
- JNJ Nutr 2017; 147(7):1267-1274
- Background: Hypertriglyceridemia is a common condition in the United States and is often associated with other metabolic disturbances, including insulin resistance, metabolic synd...
Background: Hypertriglyceridemia is a common condition in the United States and is often associated with other metabolic disturbances, including insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and a predominance of small dense LDL particles.Objective:The objective of this trial was to evaluate the effects of a combination of egg protein (Epro) and unsaturated fatty acids (UFAs) substituted for refined starches and added sugars on insulin sensitivity (primary outcome) and other cardiometabolic health markers in overweight or obese adults with elevated triglyceride (TG) concentrations.Methods:Subjects with elevated TG concentrations were given test foods prepared by using Epro powder (∼8% of energy) and vegetable oil (∼8% of energy; Epro and UFA condition) or test foods prepared by using refined starch and sugar (∼16% of energy; carbohydrate condition) in a randomized, double-blind, controlled-feeding, crossover trial (3 wk/condition, 2-wk washout). The Matsuda insulin sensitivity index (MISI), fasting lipids, and other cardiometabolic health markers were assessed at baseline and the end of each diet condition. Responses were compared by using repeated-measures ANCOVA.Results:Twenty-five participants [11 men, 14 women; mean ± SEM: age, 46.3 ± 2.4 y; body mass index (in kg/m2), 31.8 ± 1.0] with a median (interquartile range limits) fasting serum TG concentration of 173 mg/dL (159, 228 mg/dL) completed the trial. The MISI value increased 18.1% ± 8.7% from baseline during the Epro and UFA condition and decreased 5.7% ± 6.2% from baseline during the carbohydrate condition (P< 0.001). The disposition index increased 23.8% ± 20.8% during the Epro and UFA condition compared with a decrease of 16.3% ± 18.8% during carbohydrate (P= 0.042) and LDL peak particle size increased 0.12 nm (-0.12, 0.28 nm) with Epro and UFA compared with a decrease of 0.15 nm (-0.33, 0.12 nm) with carbohydrate (P= 0.019). TG and VLDL cholesterol concentrations were lowered by 18.5% (-35.7%, -6.9%) and 18.6% (-34.8%, -7.4%), respectively, after the Epro and UFA condition and by 2.5% (-13.4%, 17.0%) and 3.6% (-12.5%, 16.2%), respectively, after the carbohydrate diet condition (P< 0.002).Conclusions:The replacement of refined carbohydrates with a combination of Epro and UFA increased the MISI value and altered several markers of cardiometabolic health in overweight or obese adults with elevated TG concentrations. This trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT02924558.
- Hospital nurses using new rapid influenza test. [News]
- NTNurs Times 2015 Dec 16; 111(51-52):5
- Preventive Therapies for Chronic Migraine. [Letter]
- NEJMN Engl J Med 2018 Feb 22; 378(8):773-4
- Adjunctive Glucocorticoid Therapy in Patients with Septic Shock. [Randomized Controlled Trial]
- NEJMN Engl J Med 2018 03 01; 378(9):797-808
- CONCLUSIONS: Among patients with septic shock undergoing mechanical ventilation, a continuous infusion of hydrocortisone did not result in lower 90-day mortality than placebo. (Funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and others; ADRENAL ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01448109 .).
- Does Atrial Septal Defect Increase the Risk of Stroke Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty? [Journal Article]
- STSurg Technol Int 2017 Dec 22; 31:177-181
- CONCLUSIONS: Patients with ASD undergoing THA and TKA are predisposed to stroke in the postoperative period. Orthopaedic surgeons indicating patients for surgery and internists performing preoperative medical clearance should be aware of these risks and discuss them prior to surgery. The efficacy of pharmacological and surgical measures to reduce postoperative stroke within this patient population should be topics of future investigation.
- Characterization of oseltamivir-resistant influenza virus populations in immunosuppressed patients using digital-droplet PCR: Comparison with qPCR and next generation sequencing analysis. [Journal Article]
- ARAntiviral Res 2017; 145:160-167
- CONCLUSIONS: RT-ddPCR demonstrated better performances than classical RT-qPCR to estimate oseltamivir-resistant IV proportions. This technique could be used to detect earlier emergence of H275Y-NA substitution.
- Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of intravascular catheter-related infection: 2009 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. [Practice Guideline]
- CIClin Infect Dis 2009 Jul 01; 49(1):1-45
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- The Effect of Offloading Heels on Sacral Pressure. [Journal Article]
- AJAORN J 2017; 106(3):194-200
- Offloading a patient's heels during supine surgical procedures is a common practice to prevent heel pressure injuries. This practice may increase sacral pressure and jeopardize sacral skin integrity,...
Offloading a patient's heels during supine surgical procedures is a common practice to prevent heel pressure injuries. This practice may increase sacral pressure and jeopardize sacral skin integrity, but prophylactic dressings may help protect sacral skin. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of offloading the heels and of multilayered silicone foam dressings on sacral pressure. We measured the sacral pressure of 50 healthy volunteers using a pressure-mapping system under four conditions: heels not offloaded and sacral dressing applied, heels offloaded and dressing applied, heels not offloaded and no dressing, and heels offloaded and no dressing. We used linear mixed-effects modeling to compare the effects of these conditions on sacral pressure. Offloading the heels significantly increased sacral pressure (P < .001), whereas the dressing had no effect on sacral pressure (P = .49). Offloading a patient's heels may increase the risk of sacral pressure injuries.