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Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30165732/psychology-of-cross-cultural-communication-an-impact-on-the-health-care-system
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X Xu, X Gao, C Guan, J Hu
Cross culture communication has become an integral part of today's world, especially in developed countries with a large population of immigrants. The health care system is one of the important areas in which health care practitioners and patients may be of different cultures, therefore there is a need of effective communication between culturally different patients and health practitioners. However, cross-culture communication is affected by psychological factors related to cultures and mind-set. Acculturation orientation is one of the important factors, and people with different orientations interact differently with people of different cultures...
August 31, 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30062870/patient-reported-quality-of-life-after-endoscopic-surgery-for-pituitary-lesions-a-meta-analysis
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C H Wang, N Zhu
Patient-reported outcomes are now considered as an important part of overall outcome assessment of a surgical intervention. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the patient-reported quality of life (QoL) of the subjects of endoscopic pituitary surgery. A literature search was carried out in several electronic databases and study selection was based on pre-determined eligibility criteria. Meta-analyses of standardized mean difference (SMD) were conducted to observe significance of difference between preoperative and postoperative scores of important tools...
July 31, 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043593/the-relevance-of-the-mometasone-furoate-nasal-spray-in-clinical-practice
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G Ciprandi, A Varricchio
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is characterized by mucosal inflammation, therefore anti-inflammatory drugs are indicated for its treatment, mainly concerning intranasal administration. Mometasone furoate nasal spray (MFNS) has been on the market under the brand Nasonex® for 20 years and has high effectiveness and an excellent safety profile. From a clinical point of view, an ideal topical medication should respect a series of requirements, including handy device, good sensory characteristics, aptitude to the reach posterior nasal cavity, long residence time, and optimal pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic activities...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043592/the-use-of-casein-in-sport-mouthguards-microbiological-and-ecological-variations-in-oral-cavity
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D Tripodi, D Martinelli, C Ciaravino, D Fulco, M Tieri, S J D'Ercole
Sport mouthguards have the potential to become a microbial reservoir, produce oral and systemic diseases and cause negative changes in the oral cavity. The aim of this study was to monitor oral environmental changes caused by casein and sport-mouthguard in vivo, through clinical, salivary and bacterial markers of young athletes. Forty-eight active young athletes in different disciplines were selected and analysed at different times: baseline (T0); after three months of casein application on the mouthguard (T1); and after six months of application (T2)...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043591/performance-assessment-of-a-fully-automated-electro-chemiluminescence-immunoassay-system-for-serum-s100b-protein
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E Anastasi, G Gennarini, C Del Monte, B Colaprisca, S Tartaglione, C Di Segni, A Angeloni
The altered expression levels of S100 proteins can lead to four different categories of diseases: diseases of the heart and of the central nervous system, inflammatory disorders and cancer. Various studies have shown the lack of harmonization of the results obtained with different methods, mainly due to different performances and measurements of S100B. The purpose of this work was to compare quantitatively the fully automated Elecsys® immunoassay with the reference immunoenzimatic method CanAg® EIA for serum S100B protein...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043590/immunohistochemical-study-of-osteopontin-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-allied-to-fractal-dimension
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G D'Addazio, L Artese, T Traini, C Rubini, S Caputi, B Sinjari
The aim of the study was to consider a possible correlation between the intensity of expression of osteopontin and grading established by the pathologist. Furthermore, a correlation was investigated between the increase of fractal dimension and osteopontin in order to use this marker as an early and reliable diagnostic tool for the degree of cell transformation in oral squamous carcinoma. Ten histologically healthy oral samples and sixty-four primary oral squamous cell carcinomas specimens were analysed by a single pathologist...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043589/digital-flow-in-medicine-and-dentistry-what%C3%A2-s-new
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L Pacifici, A Pacifici
The increasing requirements of standardization in medical applications have led physicians towards a deep revision of their protocols. The phenomenon of ‘digital health’ has revolutionized the way a patient accesses medical information, but it has also improved the way the doctor handles the surgical and clinical phases. In digital dentistry, the working steps are mainly reported as digital image acquisition, preparation and/or processing of data, device production and clinical application on patients; the new technologies have brought significant benefits to both the dentist and the patient...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043588/proanthocyanidin-may-improve-the-shear-bond-strength-at-the-composites-dentine-interface
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G Autieri, F Mussano, M Petruzzi, M Carossa, T Genova, M Corsalini, S Carossa
TThis study aimed at assessing whether proanthocyanidin, a collagen cross-linker, affects the adhesion strength of resin composites on the dentine surface. Freshly extracted, caries-free, human molars (N=55) were embedded in transparent resin and bisected. The halves were then assigned to either a treated or a non-treated group, where the treatment consisted of a 10 min incubation in a 6.5% proanthocyanidin solution in PBS. A resin composite cylinder was polymerized perpendicularly to the dentinal surfaces and shear tests were made, using an Instron-like machine...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043587/minimally-invasive-osteotome-sinus-floor-elevation-combined-with-short-implants-and-platelet-rich-plasma-for-edentulous-atrophic-posterior-maxilla-a-five-year-follow-up-prospective-study
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S Taschieri, L Karanxha, L Francetti, R Weinstein, A B Giannì, M Del Fabbro
The aim of this study was to investigate the success of the combination of short implants, osteotome sinus floor elevation technique (OSFE) and pure platelet rich plasma (P-PRP), for the rehabilitation of atrophic posterior maxilla. Fifty-one patients were included in this study, receiving a total of 88 short implants in three different lengths (6.5 mm, 7.5 mm, 8.5 mm), depending on the residual bone height level. A total of 39 standard implants were also inserted when judged necessary, and splinted with one or more short implants in order to support a fixed prosthesis...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043586/plasma-fatty-acid-profile-as-biomarker-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-pilot-study-using-fourth-generation-artificial-neural-networks
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E Dozio, E Vianello, E Grossi, L Menicanti, G Schmitz, M M Corsi Romanelli
Many studies, focused on identifying new biomarkers for coronary artery disease (CAD) risk computation and monitoring, suggested a potential diagnostic role for fatty acids (FA). In the present study, we explored the potential diagnostic role of FA by using a data mining approach based on fourth generation artificial neural networks (ANN). Forty-one male subjects were enrolled. According to coronary angiography, 31 displayed CAD and 10 did not (non-CAD, control group). FA analysis was performed on plasma samples using a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry system and analyses were performed by an ANN method...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043585/an-innovative-pick-up-impression-technique
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G De Marco, A Lanza, F Di Francesco
Precision of impression is one of the keys for the success of implant-prosthetic rehabilitation. The choice of correct techniques, performance materials, and operator skills, can improve the accuracy of impression. The proposed technique describes a modified pick-up impression technique, both for single and multiple implants, aiming to combine the advantages of direct technique (open-tray or pick-up impression) with those of indirect technique (closed-tray or transfer type impression technique) in order to improve the accuracy of implant impression...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043584/quantitative-determination-of-endogenous-cardiolipin-in-rat-cerebral-tissues-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-using-standard-addition-method
#12
T Wu, Y Wang, S Yin, Y S Cong, S H Qi
Cardiolipin is an important cellular component, and its normal level is a key prerequisite for maintaining the structure and function of mitochondria. To accurately quantify endogenous cardiolipin content in mitochondria, a standard addition method (SAM) was developed to establish a high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) technique that is both reliable and accurate. Increasing amounts of cardiolipin standards were added to a constant amount of isolated mitochondria prior to the extraction procedure, and the two were extracted together...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043583/effects-of-astragalus-glycoprotein-on-th17-treg-cells-in-mice-with-collagen-induced-arthritis
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Z H Wang, C Qin, T Ran, D Q Yang, J H Guo
In this study of Th17/Treg cells, the therapeutic effect of Astragalus glycoprotein on collagen-induced arthritis in mice (CIA) was explored, and a basis for the clinical treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is provided. Sixty mice were selected for the establishment of a CIA mouse model, and were then randomly divided into a CIA model group, a hydrocortisone control group, a low, medium, and high dose group of Astragalus glycoprotein, respectively. The same number of control groups with same number of mice was established and after basic immunization, intraperitoneal injections were given once daily for two weeks in the treatment...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043582/combined-treatment-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-and-western-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
#14
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J Y Xu, H Y Gao
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), a common complication of diabetes, has a high morbidity, and currently there is no effective therapy. To investigate the clinical effect of traditional Chinese medicine in combination with Western medicine, 88 patients with early DPN who were admitted to Binzhou City Center Hospital, Shandong, China, between November 2015 and November 2016, were selected as the research subjects and were randomly divided into a control group and an observation. Patients in the control group were treated by conventional Western medicine, while patients in the observation group were treated by traditional Chinese medicine in addition to conventional Western medicine...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043581/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-distal-limb-microcirculatory-disturbance-caused-by-steroid-injection
#15
LETTER
Y Liu, L Chen, Z G Liu, R J Li
Corticosteroid is commonly used for the clinical treatment of pain. It is safe, reliable and a simple procedure with other advantages. However, a possible potential catastrophic complication of corticosteroid injections in distal limbs (e.g., the wrist) is acute radial artery ischemia due to the injection into the radial artery. This may result from spasm attributed to the steroids. While the complication of corticosteroids in the wrist is rare, ischemia of the hand caused by corticosteroid injections in radial artery has been reported in several articles...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043580/the-effect-of-topical-minoxidil-treatment-on-follicular-sulfotransferase-enzymatic-activity
#16
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A Goren, J Mccoy, M Kovacevic, M Situm, J Chitalia, R Dhurat, T Naccarato, T Lotti
Minoxidil is the only US FDA-approved topical drug for the treatment of female and male pattern hair loss. Previously, it was demonstrated that topical minoxidil is metabolized to its active metabolite, minoxidil sulfate, by sulfotransferase enzymes located in the outer root sheath of hair follicles. The expression of sulfotransferase in the scalp varies greatly between individuals, and this difference in expression explains the varied response to minoxidil treatment. Previously, we have demonstrated the clinical utility of detecting sulfotransferase in plucked hair follicles to predict minoxidil response in pattern hair loss patients...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043579/genetic-diversity-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-northern-greece
#17
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G Kazdaglis, B Molina-Moya, K Manika, P Ioannidis, D Papaventsis, E Vogiatzakis, M Panopoulou, A Melidou, J Domínguez, N Malisiovas, G Gioula
The aim of the present study was to describe the genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tuberculosis) strains circulating in the region of Northern Greece. A total of thirty-seven M. tuberculosis clinical isolates were analysed by the spoligotyping method. According to the results, six clusters comprising seventeen strains were detected, and the remaining twenty strains showed unique patterns. The M.tuberculosis families according to SITVITWEB were distributed as follows: Haarlem (H) (27.0%); T (24...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043578/drug-loaded-nanobubbles-for-ultrasound-mediated-antitumor-treatment
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C F Liu, J Zhou, X R Chen, J Yu
Polylactic acid (PLA) bubbles that can act both as ultrasound contrast agents and drug carriers have the disadvantage of low encapsulation efficiency and do not allow effective extravasation into the tumor tissue. In this regard, PLA and lecithin are considered drug carriers. The present study used a modified ultrasonic double emulsion-solvent evaporation technology in order to prepare paclitaxel-loaded PLA-lecithin nanobubbles. X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) was used to investigate the state of the drug in the bubbles, whereas the tumor weight and the inhibition rate of tumor bearing mice in the ultrasound-mediated function were further examined...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043577/polymorphism-of-the-androgen-receptor-gene-cag-repeat-sequence-and-male-climacteric-syndrome
#19
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Z L Hong, Q Xu, Y F Mao, Y Z Ye, J G Mao, M F Wan, M Y Jiang
The aim of this study was to analyze the association between polymorphism of the androgen receptor (AR) gene CAG repeat sequence and the climacteric syndrome in men. The study was performed in 103 males with climacteric syndrome and 111 males without the clinical syndrome of climacteric, aged between 40 and 70 years. DNA sequencing of the CAG repeat sequence in the N-terminal domain of the first exon of the AR gene was analyzed. The AR allele length ranged from 18-34 CAG repeats in males with climacteric syndrome...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043576/a-case-of-metastatic-cutaneous-melanoma-to-the-liver
#20
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Y Chen, S Yu, H Li, J H Yang, C Y E
Cutaneous melanoma (CM) with liver lesions is uncommon in Asia and found in only 14-20% of all cases. Here, we report the case of a 70-year-old male patient with cutaneous melanoma with metastases to the liver. Computerized tomography (CT) revealed multiple hepatic cystic lesions, and hepatic puncture biopsy was used for definitive diagnostics. The primary lesion was found on the patient’s scalp. We briefly reviewed the literature to summarize the recent progress in diagnosis and treatment of metastatic cutaneous melanoma...
July 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
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