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Am J Case Rep ; 21: e921146, 2020 Feb 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32034117

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BACKGROUND Serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC) is proposed as the precursor of ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal high-grade serous carcinoma, but the clinical significance remains unclear, especially in the normal population. We report a rare case of STIC in a patient undergoing non-prophylactic surgery who developed PPSC without a strong family history or BRCA mutations. CASE REPORT A 62-year-old woman presented with an abnormal pap smear (ASC-H). She underwent vaginal wall biopsy, endocervical curettage, and HPV testing, which revealed vaginal wall intraepithelial neoplasia 3 and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 3, HPV 68 positive. Laparoscopic total hysterectomy, including an upper vagina and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, was performed. Postoperative histopathologic examination revealed carcinoma in situ of the cervix, and, incidentally, a serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC) in situ of both fallopian tubes. During follow-up, the patient was diagnosed with primary peritoneal serous carcinoma (PPSC), 22 months after the initial operation. BRCA mutations were not detected. The findings in our case, coupled with current evidence, suggest the distal fallopian tube as the source of PPSC. CONCLUSIONS After an incidental diagnosis of STIC, we recommend surveillance for BRCA mutations. Standard management remains unclear, but further surgical evaluation and/or chemotherapy should be considered in patients with isolated STIC.

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World J Gastroenterol ; 26(4): 404-415, 2020 Jan 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32063689

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BACKGROUND: The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in Asia. Numerous risk factors associated with IBD development have been investigated. AIM: To investigate trends and environmental risk factors of Crohn's disease (CD) diagnosed in persons aged ≥ 40 years in South Korea. METHODS: Using the National Health Insurance Service database, a total of 14060821 persons aged > 40 years who underwent national health screening in 2009 were followed up until December 2017. Patients with newly diagnosed CD were enrolled and compared with non-CD cohort. CD was identified according to the International Classification of Diseases 10th revision and the rare/intractable disease registration program codes from the National Health Insurance Service database. The mean follow-up periods was 7.39 years. Age, sex, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, alcohol consumption, regular exercise, body mass index, anemia, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and dyslipidemia were adjusted for in the multivariate analysis model. RESULTS: During the follow-up, 1337 (1.33/100000) patients developed CD. Men in the middle-aged group (40-64 years) had a higher risk than women [adjusted hazard ratio (aHR) 1.46, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.29-1.66]; however, this difference tended to disappear as the age of onset increases. In the middle-aged group, patients with a history of smoking [aHR 1.46, 95%CI: 1.19-1.79) and anemia (aHR 1.85, 95%CI: 1.55-2.20) had a significantly higher CD risk. In the elderly group (age, ≥ 65 years), ex-smoking and anemia also increased the CD risk (aHR 1.68, 95%CI: 1.22-2.30) and 1.84 (95%CI: 1.47-2.30, respectively). Especially in the middle-aged group, those with CKD had a statistically elevated CD risk (aHR 1.37, 95%CI: 1.05-1.79). Alcohol consumption and higher body mass index showed negative association trend with CD incidence in both of the age groups. [Middle-aged: aHR 0.77 (95%CI: 0.66-0.89) and aHR 0.73 (95%CI: 0.63-0.84), respectively] [Elderly-group: aHR 0.57 (95%CI: 0.42-0.78) and aHR 0.84 (95%CI 0.67-1.04), respectively]. For regular physical activity and dyslipidemia, negative correlation between CD incidences was proved only in the middle-aged group [aHR 0.88 (95%CI: 0.77-0.89) and aHR 0.81 (95%CI: 0.68-0.96), respectively]. CONCLUSION: History of cigarette smoking, anemia, underweight and CKD are possible risk factors for CD in Asians aged > 40 years.

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PLoS One ; 15(1): e0227012, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31929538

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Temporal trends of the prevalence and incidence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) have not been well established in Asian populations. Using the Korean National Health Insurance Services database, we identified patients with a confirmed diagnosis of HCM between 2010 and 2016. The annual prevalence and incidence of HCM, and their clinical characteristics were investigated. The prevalence of HCM has increased from 0.016% (n = 6313) in 2010 to 0.031% (n = 13,035) in 2016. During a 7-year period, 13,229 patients were newly diagnosed with HCM. The incidence rate increased from 4.15 (per 100,000 person-years) in 2010 to 5.6 in 2016. The prevalence and incidence of HCM increased with age and peaked during the 70s, with male predominance in all age groups. Chest pain is the most frequent clinical presentation followed by shortness of breath and syncope. Hypertension and dyslipidemia were the two most common comorbidities. Heart failure and atrial fibrillation was diagnosed in about 1/3 and 1/4 of patients with HCM, respectively. The prevalence and incidence of HCM gradually increased from 2010 to 2016, possibly due to heightened recognition of the disease. Given the progressively high incidence of HCM with age and high prevalence of coexisting modifiable risk factors, continued efforts are required to increase awareness regarding HCM-related symptoms and potential complications.

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Histopathology ; 2020 Jan 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31985086

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AIMS: We sought to determine Non-terminal respiratory unit (TRU) type adenocarcinoma of lung with invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma (IMA) morphology shows gastric differentiation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed whole section images of 489 cases of lung adenocarcinoma from the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). TCGA data were classified into 426 of TRU type adenocarcinoma, 49 of IMA, and 14 of unclassifiable. Their RNA sequencing data was analyzed by DESeq2 and WGCNA R packages. Gene expression in patients' samples were measured by NanoString assay. Overexpression of genes including REG4, TFF2, MUCL3, FER1L6, B3GALT5, ANXA10, and so on was observed by TCGA analysis in IMA compared to TRU type adenocarcinoma. Many of these genes are those expressed in normal gastric glands and selected for NanoString experiment on 14 IMA and 10 TRU type adenocarcinoma cases. The expression of genes including ANXA10, FER1L6, HNF4a, MUC5AC, REG4, TFF1, TFF2, and VSIGI was increased > 15 fold in IMA. Immunohistochemistry of ANXA10, TFF2, and FER1L6 performed on 31 IMA and 135 TRU type adenocarcinomas showed their predominant expression in IMA while they are not in TRU type adenocarcinoma. CONCLUSION: Our results showed the level of genes expressed in stomach mucosa were increased in IMA compared to TRU type adenocarcinoma, supporting gastric differentiation of IMA. This finding may help to understand the pathogenesis of IMA and find therapeutic targets.

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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 451-458, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892600

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BACKGROUND/AIM: We evaluated the clinical implications of pre- and post-treatment hematological parameters as prognostic factors in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) who received definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 125 patients with LACC (FIGO stage IIB to IIIB) who received definitive CCRT. Clinical factors and hematological parameters, including neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) were assessed pre- and post-CCRT. Univariate and multivariate analysis for disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) were performed using clinicopathological and hematological parameters. RESULTS: Disease recurred in 46 (36.8%) patients, and 24 patients (19.2%) died. On multivariate analysis, post-treatment NLR, ΔNLR (pre-treatment NLR/post-treatment NLR) and ΔPLR (platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio) (pretreatment PLR/post-treatment PLR) were significant prognostic factors for DFS, and only post-treatment NLR was a significant prognostic factor for OS (p<0.001). However, pre-treatment hematological parameters were not associated with prognosis. CONCLUSION: Post-treatment hematological parameters, particularly NLR, may serve as a prognostic indicator in patients with LACC who received definitive CCRT.


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Quimiorradioterapia , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/sangue , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/terapia , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Linfócitos/patologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neutrófilos/patologia , Prognóstico , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/imunologia , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/patologia
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Aliment Pharmacol Ther ; 51(4): 446-456, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31691306

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BACKGROUND: The relationships between lipid profiles and IBD remain elusive. AIM: To determine the association of IBD with serum lipid profiles. METHODS: A nationwide population-based study was performed using claims data from the Korean National Healthcare Insurance service. A total of 9 706 026 subjects undergoing medical check-ups in 2009 were enrolled and followed up until 2016. Individuals who developed Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) were identified during follow-up. Adjusted hazard ratio (aHR) by age, sex, body mass index, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, exercise, income and underlying comorbidities was calculated to define the impact of serum lipid profiles on developing IBD. RESULTS: During a median follow-up of 7.3 years, IBD was detected in 7,058 (0.07%) individuals. Compared with the highest quartile of serum total cholesterol (TC) levels, lower TC levels were associated with higher incidence of CD (aHR: Q1, 2.52; Q2, 1.52; Q3, 1.27), but not UC. Lower serum LDL-C levels were associated with higher incidence of CD (aHR: Q1, 1.92; Q2, 1.47; Q3, 1.22), but not UC. Moreover, lower serum HDL-C levels were associated with higher incidence of CD (aHR: Q1, 2.49; Q2, 1.90; Q3, 1.43), but not UC. In contrast, lower serum triglyceride levels were associated with higher incidence of UC (aHR: Q1, 1.22; Q2, 1.19; Q3, 1.19), but not CD. CONCLUSIONS: Low serum TC, LDL-C and HDL-C levels were associated with CD. Low serum triglyceride levels were related to UC.

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Biomacromolecules ; 21(1): 143-151, 2020 Jan 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31559819

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A poly(ethylene glycol)-based thermogel can capture an iron ion (Fe3+) through a crown ether-like coordination bond between the oxygen atom and metal ions, thus, providing a sustained Fe3+-releasing system. Poly(ethylene glycol)-l-poly(alanine) thermogel was used in this study. The polypeptide forms a rather robust gel, and the degradation products are a neutral amino acid, which provides cyto-compatible neutral pH environments during the cell culture. During the heat-induced sol-to-gel transition at 37 °C, tonsil-derived mesenchymal stem cells (TMSCs) and iron ions were incorporated, leading to the formation of a three-dimensional matrix toward neuronal differentiation of the incorporated TMSCs. The initial concentration of the iron ions was varied between 0, 15, 30, and 60 mM. About 10% of the loaded iron ions was released over 21 days, which continuously supplied iron ions to the cells. The incorporation of iron ions not only increased the gel modulus at 37 °C from 107 to 680 Pa, but also promoted cell aggregation with a significant secretion of the cell adhesion signal of FAK. Expression of biomarkers related to the neuronal differentiation of TMSCs, including NFM, MAP2, GFAP, NURR1, NSE, and TUBB3, increased 4-35-fold at the mRNA level in the Fe3+-containing system compared to that of the system without Fe3+. Immunofluorescence studies also confirmed pronounced cell aggregation and a significant increase in neuronal biomarkers at the protein level. This study suggests that an iron ion-releasing thermogelling system can be a promising injectable scaffold toward neuronal differentiation of stem cells.

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Gut Liver ; 14(1): 89-99, 2020 01 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31158951

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Background/Aims: We aimed to investigate the differences in direct healthcare costs between patients with and without inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and changes in direct healthcare costs before and after IBD diagnosis. Methods: This population-based study identified 34,167 patients with IBD (11,014 patients with Crohn's disease and 23,153 patients with ulcerative colitis) and 102,501 age-and sex-matched subjects without IBD (the control group) from the National Health Insurance database using the International Classification of Disease, 10th revision codes and the rare intractable disease registration program codes. The mean healthcare costs per patient were analyzed for 3 years before and after IBD diagnosis, with follow-up data available until 2015. Results: Total direct healthcare costs increased and peaked at $2,396 during the first year after IBD diagnosis, but subsequently dropped sharply to $1,478 during the second year after diagnosis. Total healthcare costs were higher for the IBD patients than for the control group, even in the third year before the diagnosis ($497 vs $402, p<0.001). The costs for biologics for the treatment of IBD increased steeply over time, rising from $720.8 in the first year after diagnosis to $1,249.6 in the third year after diagnosis (p<0.001). Conclusions: IBD patients incurred the highest direct healthcare costs during the first year after diagnosis. IBD patients had higher costs than the control group even before diagnosis. The cost of biologics increased steeply over time, and it can be assumed that biologics could be the main driver of costs during the early period after IBD diagnosis.

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Sci Rep ; 9(1): 18055, 2019 Dec 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31792292

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Although chronic kidney disease is known to increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), the impact of the variability of renal function on the risk of incident AF is unknown. We aimed to evaluate the association between variability of renal function and the risk of developing AF among the general population. We evaluated a total of 3,551,249 adults who had three annual health check-ups provided by the National Health Insurance Service. The variability of renal function was defined as GFR-VIM, which is variability independent of the mean (VIM) of creatinine-based estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The study population was divided into four groups (Q1-4) based on the quartiles of GFR-VIM, and the risks of incident AF by each group were compared. During a mean of 3.2 ± 0.5 years follow-up, incident AF occurred in 15,008 (0.42%) subjects. The incidence rates of AF increased from Q1 to Q4 (0.98, 1.42, 1.27, and 1.63 per 1,000 person-years, respectively). Adjusting with multiple variables, Q4 showed an increased risk of incident AF compared to Q1 (hazard ratio (HR) 1.125, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.071-1.181). Variability of serum creatinine or other definitions of variability showed consistent results. On subgroup analyses, Q4 in males or those with a decreasing trend of eGFR had significantly increased risks of incident AF compared to Q1 (HR 1.127, 95% CI 1.082-1.175; and HR 1.115, 95% CI 1.059-1.173, respectively). High variability of eGFR was associated with an increased risk of incident AF, particularly in males or those with decreasing trends of eGFR during follow-up.

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Gut Liver ; 2019 Dec 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31816671

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Background/Aims: Ghrelin agonists are emerging prokinetic agents for treating gastroparesis. Although recent clinical trials have demonstrated their efficacy in patients with diabetic gastroparesis (DG), the impact of such agents on symptoms and gastric dysmotility remains unclear. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ghrelin agonists in patients with DG. Methods: A search of common electronic databases (MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials) was preformed, using keyword combinations that referenced ghrelin and DG and retrieving all eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of ghrelin agonists versus placebo in patients with DG. The primary outcome measure was the change in patient-reported overall gastroparesis symptom scores. Secondary outcomes included the change in gastric emptying time, specific symptoms related to gastroparesis, and adverse events. A random-effects model was applied to all study outcomes. Heterogeneity among studies was determined by the chi-square test and I2 statistics. Results: We selected six RCTs of patients with DG (n=557) for meta-analysis. Ghrelin agonist administration (vs placebo) significantly improved overall gastroparesis symptoms (standardized mean difference, -0.34; 95% confidence interval, -0.56 to -0.13) and significantly improved symptoms related to gastroparesis, including nausea, vomiting, early satiety, and abdominal pain. Adverse events recorded for ghrelin agonists and placebo did not differ significantly. There was no significant heterogeneity among eligible studies. Conclusions: Compared with placebo, ghrelin agonists are effective and well-tolerated for the treatment of DG.

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Gut Liver ; 2019 12 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31816672

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Background/Aims: The risk for colonoscopic postpolypectomy bleeding (PPB) in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) remains unclear. We determined the incidence and risk factors for colonoscopic PPB in patients with CLD, especially those with liver cirrhosis. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with CLD who underwent colonoscopic polypectomy at Seoul National University Hospital between 2011 and 2014. The study endpoints were immediate and delayed PPB. Results: A total of 1,267 consecutive patients with CLD were included in the study. Immediate PPB occurred significantly more often in the Child-Pugh (CP) B or C cirrhosis group (17.5%) than in the CP-A (6.3%) and chronic hepatitis (4.6%) groups (p<0.001). Moreover, the incidence of delayed PPB in the CP-B or C cirrhosis group (4.4%) was significantly higher than that in the CP-A (0.7%) and chronic hepatitis (0.2%) groups (p<0.001). The independent risk factors for immediate PPB were CP-B or C cirrhosis (p=0.011), a platelet count <50,000/µL (p<0.001), 3 or more polyps (p=0.017), endoscopic mucosal resection or submucosal dissection (p<0.001), and polypectomy performed by trainees (p<0.001). The independent risk factors for delayed PPB were CP-B or C cirrhosis (p=0.009), and polyps >10 mm in size (p=0.010). Conclusions: Patients with CP-B or C cirrhosis had an increased risk for bleeding following colonoscopic polypectomy.

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Histopathology ; 2019 Dec 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31841221

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AIM: Interaction between programmed death-1 ligand (PD-L1) and its receptor (PD-1) on T cells inactivates antitumor immune responses. PD-L1 expression has been associated with poor prognosis in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and predicts adverse outcome. This study was designed to evaluate the impact of PD-L1 expression and the immune microenvironment on the clinical outcome in Xp11 translocation renal cell carcinoma (TRCC) and, therefore, their potential relevance as prognostic biomarkers. METHODS AND RESULTS: The present retrospective analysis investigated expression of PD-L1 and immune cells CD8, CD4, CD3, FOXP3, and PD-1 in TRCC compared to other types of RCC. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) specimens were collected between 2011 and 2017 from 311 patients who underwent nephrectomy at our institution for RCC. Specimens were immunostained for PD-L1, CD8, CD4, CD3, FOXP3, and PD-1, and outcome analysis was conducted. PD-L1 expression rate was highest in TRCC (68%, 16/25), followed by mucinous tubular and spindle cell RCC and collecting duct carcinoma (33%, 1/3), papillary RCC (27%, 7/26), clear cell RCC (16%, 29/233), chromophobe RCC (11%, 2/18), and multilocular cystic RCC (0%, 0/3). In TRCC, PD-L1 expression was associated with poor recurrence-free survival (RFS) (p=0.041). The CD4High and FOXP3High groups showed a significantly shorter RFS (p=0.05 and p=0.031, respectively) compared to CD4Low and FOXP3Low groups. CONCLUSION: PD-L1 expression was higher in TRCC than in other types of RCC. High PD-L1 tumour cell expression and tumour infiltration by CD4+ and FOXP3+ immune cells were associated with poor RFS in TRCC.

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J Am Heart Assoc ; 8(23): e012771, 2019 Dec 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31771440

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Background While high levels of lipids and lipid variability are established risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, their roles in the development of atrial fibrillation (AF) are unclear, with previous studies suggesting a "cholesterol paradox." Methods and Results A nationwide population-based cohort of 3 660 385 adults (mean age 43.4 years) from the Korean National Health Insurance Service database, with ≥3 annual lipid measurements from 2009 to 2012 and without a history of AF or prescription of lipid-lowering medication before 2012, were identified. Total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglycerides levels were measured, and lipid variability was calculated using variability independent of the mean. The cohort was divided into quartiles by lipid levels and lipid variability and followed up for incident AF. During a median 5.4 years of follow-up, AF was newly diagnosed in 27 581 (0.75%). AF development was inversely associated with high lipid levels (for top versus bottom quartile; total cholesterol, HR 0.78, 95% CI 0.76-0.81; low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HR 0.81, 95% CI 0.78-0.84; high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HR 0.94, 95% CI 0.91-0.98; triglycerides, HR 0.88, 95% CI 0.85-0.92). Meanwhile, AF development was associated with high lipid variability (for top versus bottom quartile; total cholesterol, HR 1.09, 95% CI 1.06-1.13; low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HR 1.12, 95% CI 1.08-1.16; high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HR 1.08, 95% CI 1.04-1.12; triglycerides, HR 1.05, 95% CI 1.01-1.08). Men showed greater risk reduction with high triglyceride levels and greater risk with high triglyceride variability for incident AF. Conclusions Low cholesterol levels and high cholesterol variability were associated with a higher risk of AF development.

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Am J Cardiol ; 124(12): 1881-1888, 2019 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31668346

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The relation of progression of type 2 diabetes and detailed fasting glucose level with risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) is not well known. A total of 6,199,629 subjects not diagnosed with AF who underwent health check-up in 2009 were included from the Korean National Health Insurance Service database. Risk of AF was compared among subjects with normal fasting glucose (NFG), subjects with impaired fasting glucose (IFG), patients with diabetes duration <5 years (early diabetes mellitus [DM]), and patients with diabetes duration ≥5 years (late DM). Next, risk of AF stratified by fasting glucose level per 10 mg/dL was assessed. During a mean follow-up of 7.2 years, the risk of AF significantly increased across the time course of type 2 diabetes (adjusted hazard ratio (aHR) 1.04, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.02 to 1.05 for IFG; aHR 1.06, 95% CI 1.04 to 1.08 for early DM; aHR 1.09, 95% CI 1.07 to 1.11 for late DM). The risk of AF was significantly higher in subjects who progressed to type 2 diabetes in the IFG group. Risk of AF increased with a 10 mg/dL increment of fasting blood glucose (p-for-trend <0.0001). However, there was a U-shape relationship between fasting blood glucose and risk of AF in those who received antidiabetic medication. In conclusion, the risk of AF increased with the time course of type 2 diabetes. However, low blood glucose in antidiabetic medication user was associated with an increased risk of AF.

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J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 29(12): 1947-1956, 2019 Dec 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31601060

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The gut microbiome influences the health and well-being of dogs. However, little is known about the impact of breed on the fecal microbiome composition in dogs. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the differences in the fecal microbiome in three breeds of dog fed and housed under the same conditions, namely eight Maltese (8.0 ± 0.1 years), eight Miniature Schnauzer (8.0 ± 0.0 years), and nine Poodle dogs (8.0 ± 0.0 years). Fresh fecal samples were collected from the dogs and used to extract metagenomic DNA. The composition of the fecal microbiome was evaluated by 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing on the MiSeq platform. A total of 840,501 sequences were obtained from the 25 fecal samples and classified as Firmicutes (32.3-97.3% of the total sequences), Bacteroidetes (0.1-62.6%), Actinobacteria (0.2-14.7%), Fusobacteria (0.0-5.7%), and Proteobacteria (0.0-5.1%). The relative abundance of Firmicutes was significantly lower in the Maltese dog breed than that in the other two breeds, while that of Fusobacteria was significantly higher in the Maltese than in the Miniature Schnauzer breed. At the genus level, the relative abundance of Streptococcus, Fusobacterium, Turicibacter, Succinivibrio, and Anaerobiospirillum differed significantly among the three dog breeds. These genera had no correlation with age, diet, sex, body weight, vaccination history, or parasite protection history. Within a breed, some of these genera had a correlation with at least one blood chemistry value. This study indicates that the composition of the fecal microbiome in dogs is affected by breed.

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Heart Rhythm ; 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31585180

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BACKGROUND: Obesity and weight gain are established risk factors for atrial fibrillation (AF). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether bodyweight variability is also a risk factor for AF development. METHODS: A nationwide population-based cohort of 8,091,401 adults from the Korean National Health Insurance Service database without a history of AF and with ≥3 measurements of bodyweight over a 5-year period were followed up for incident AF. Intraindividual bodyweight variability was calculated using variability independent of mean, and high bodyweight variability was defined as the quartile with the highest variability (Q4) with Q1-Q3 as reference. RESULTS: During median 8.1 years of follow-up, each increase of 1 SD in bodyweight variability was associated with a 5% increased risk of AF development, and the quartile with the highest bodyweight variability showed 14% increased risk of AF development compared to the quartile with the lowest variability (hazard ratio 1.14; 95% confidence interval 1.12-1.15), after adjustment for baseline bodyweight, height, age, sex, lifestyle factors, and comorbidities. High bodyweight variability was significantly associated with AF development in all baseline body mass index (BMI) groups except the very obese (BMI ≥30), and this association was stronger in subjects with lower bodyweight. High bodyweight variability was associated with increased risk of incident AF in all weight change groups, with a stronger association in those who lost weight. CONCLUSION: Bodyweight fluctuation was independently associated with an increased risk of AF development, especially in individuals with low bodyweight, and regardless of weight gain or loss.

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Yeungnam Univ J Med ; 2019 Oct 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31661751

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Backgroud: To minimize damage to the ovarian reserve, it is necessary to evaluate the follicular density in the ovarian tissue surrounding endometrioma on preoperative imaging. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the usefulness of subtraction pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect ovarian reserve. Methods: A subtracted T1-weighted image (subT1WI) was obtained by subtracting unenhanced T1WI from contrast-enhanced T1WI (ceT1WI) with similar parameters in 22 patients with ovarian endometrioma. The signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in ovarian endometrioma, which was classified into the high signal intensity and iso-to-low signal intensity groups on the T2-weighted image, was compared to that in normal ovarian tissue. To evaluate the effect of contrast enhancement, a standardization map was obtained by dividing subT1WI by ceT1WI. Results: On visual assessment of 22 patients with ovarian endometrioma, 16 patients showed a high signal intensity, and 6 patients showed an iso-to-low signal intensity on T1WI. Although SNR in endometrioma with a high signal intensity was higher than that with an iso-to-low signal intensity, there was no difference in SNR after the subtraction (13.72±77.55 vs. 63.03±43.90, p=0.126). The area of the affected ovary was smaller than that of the normal ovary (121.10±22.48 vs. 380.51±75.87 mm2, p=0.002), but the mean number of pixels in the viable remaining tissue of the affected ovary was similar to that of the normal ovary (0.53±0.09 vs. 0.47±0.09, p=0.682). Conclusion: The subtraction technique used with pelvic MRI could reveal the extent of endometrial invasion of the normal ovarian tissue and viable remnant ovarian tissue.

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Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol ; 12(11): e007428, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31661971

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BACKGROUND: The association of lifetime exposure to endogenous sex hormone with incident atrial fibrillation (AF) and subsequent ischemic stroke has never been studied. METHODS: This study involved 4 638 299 natural postmenopausal waomen aged ≥40 years without prior history of AF and with national breast cancer check-up between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2014. The primary end point was incident AF, and the secondary end point was subsequent ischemic stroke once AF has developed. Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was used to estimate the risk of end points. RESULTS: During the mean follow-up of 6.3 years, shorter total reproductive years (<30 years) were associated with 7% increased risk of AF after adjusting for confounding variables (adjusted hazard ratio [aHR], 1.07 [95% CI, 1.05-1.09]). Risk of AF declined progressively with every 5-yearly increment in total reproductive years (P-for-trend <0.001). However, the prolonged (≥2 years) use of hormone replacement therapy after menopause was paradoxically associated with a 3% increase in AF risk (aHR, 1.03 [95% CI, 1.01-1.05]). For the secondary end point analysis, the risk of ischemic stroke after AF development significantly decreased with each 5-yearly increment in total reproductive years (with <30 years as reference; aHR, 0.93 [95% CI, 0.88-0.99] for 30-34 years; aHR, 0.84 [95% CI, 0.79-0.89] for 35-39 years; and aHR, 0.88 [95% CI, 0.80-0.97] for ≥40 years, P-for-trend <0.001). CONCLUSIONS: In women with natural menopause, shorter lifetime exposure to endogenous sex hormone, that is, shorter total reproductive years, was significantly associated with a higher risk of AF and subsequent ischemic stroke. Paradoxically, prolonged exogenous hormone replacement therapy increased the risk of incident AF.

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Biochem Biophys Res Commun ; 519(2): 323-329, 2019 Nov 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31506179

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Although mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) show great potential for use in regenerative medicine, their therapeutic efficacy remains limited because of their low adaptation efficiency and viability observed in clinical trials. To potentiate the adaptation and survival efficiency of MSCs after administration in vivo, silk fibroin nanofibers (SFNs) were applied as a scaffold. SFNs are biocompatible, biodegradable polymers with tunable architectures and mechanical properties. Treatment with interferon (IFN)-γ for 18 h increased the expression of immunomodulatory functional cytokines, IDO and COX2 in MSCs. Further, the MSCs grown on SFN sheets showed enhanced IDO1 and COX2 expression following IFN-γ treatment. MSCs showed significantly greater migratory ability on SFN sheets than on glass surfaces or PLGA control sheets. Though IFN-γ treatment slightly reduced the migration ability of MSCs cultured on glass or poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanofiber sheets, it did not alter MSC motility on SFN sheets. Furthermore, MSCs cultured on SFN sheets dramatically suppressed TNF-α secretion from lipopolysaccharide-activated murine splenocytes, suggesting that the immunomodulatory function of MSCs was enhanced by the SFN sheets. Taken together, these data demonstrate that SFN sheets potentiate the reparative and regenerative properties of MSCs.

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