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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529266/preoperative-biliary-drainage-versus-direct-surgery-for-perihilar-cholangiocarcinoma-a-retrospective-study-at-a-single-center
#1
Yulong Cai, Qi Tang, Xianze Xiong, Fuyu Li, Hui Ye, Peipei Song, Nansheng Cheng
Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (pCC, also known as a Klatskin tumor) is the most common type of cholangiocarcinoma (CC). Preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) is indicated for pCC patients with acute cholangitis or patients who need portal vein embolization (PVE). However, the routine performance of PBD in other patients with pCC is still controversial. The current study retrospectively examined patients with pCC who did not undergo PVE and who did not have cholangitis who were seen at this Hospital to assess the advantages and disadvantages of PBD...
May 22, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529265/comparative-transcriptomic-analysis-identifies-reprogramming-and-differentiation-genes-differentially-expressed-in-uipscs-and-escs
#2
Liang Shi, Yazhou Cui, Xiaoyan Zhou, Jing Luan, Linli Wang, Jinxiang Han
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) technology has garnered worldwide attention for its therapeutic applications in vivo. Researchers have previously shown that non-viral induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be generated from urine. As a potential alternative, Urinary iPSCs (UiPSCs) are highly similar to embryonic stem cells (ESCs) in many aspects such as morphology, expression of pluripotency markers and the capacity to develop into three germ layers in vitro and in vivo. However, the degree of gene expression similarity between iPSCs and ESCs has not been completely elucidated...
May 20, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484189/perfusion-and-drainage-difference-in-the-liver-parenchyma-regional-plane-in-segment-6
#3
Hayato Abe, Shintaro Yamazaki, Masamichi Moriguchi, Tokio Higaki, Tadatoshi Takayama
The differences between the perfusion areas of portal vein and the drainage areas of hepatic vein result in the occurrence of either ischemic or congested areas after liver resection. To elucidate which factors are related to the differences between these areas of segment (S) 6 were therefore investigated. The portal-vein-based and hepatic-vein-based regional planes of S6 were defined using the region-growing and Voronoi tessellation methods in 103 consecutive patients who undergo liver resection. Finally, factors related to the difference between the perfusion and drainage areas of S6 were identified...
May 8, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484188/c-to-u-editing-and-site-directed-rna-editing-for-the-correction-of-genetic-mutations
#4
Luyen Thi Vu, Toshifumi Tsukahara
Cytidine to uridine (C-to-U) editing is one type of substitutional RNA editing. It occurs in both mammals and plants. The molecular mechanism of C-to-U editing involves the hydrolytic deamination of a cytosine to a uracil base. C-to-U editing is mediated by RNA-specific cytidine deaminases and several complementation factors, which have not been completely identified. Here, we review recent findings related to the regulation and enzymatic basis of C-to-U RNA editing. More importantly, when C-to-U editing occurs in coding regions, it has the power to reprogram genetic information on the RNA level, therefore it has great potential for applications in transcript repair (diseases related to thymidine to cytidine (T>C) or adenosine to guanosine (A>G) point mutations)...
May 8, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484187/time-series-analysis-of-weekly-influenza-like-illness-rate-using-a-one-year-period-of-factors-in-random-forest-regression
#5
Hongyan Wu, Yunpeng Cai, Yongsheng Wu, Ren Zhong, Qi Li, Jing Zheng, Denan Lin, Ye Li
Influenza, a disease caused by a respiratory virus, sickened over 5,043,127 citizens in Shenzhen, China, from January 2014 to April 2016. An accurate forecasting of outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI, here we refer to ILI as the upper respiratory infection) could facilitate public health officials to suggest public health actions earlier. In this study, a random forest regression constructed with a one-year period of factors was adopted to forecast the weekly ILI rate using the clinical data from Shenzhen Health Information Center...
May 8, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484186/index-of-convexity-a-novel-method-for-assessing-liver-functional-reserve-using-technetium-99m-galactosyl-human-serum-albumin-liver-scintigraphy
#6
Takafumi Sato, Junichi Arita, Yosuke Inoue, Rintaro Koga, Yu Takahashi, Akio Saiura
Preoperative evaluation of liver functional reserve is important in hepatobiliary surgery. Although the indocyanine green retention rate at 15 minutes (ICG-R15) is the gold standard for this purpose, a new method without technical complexity would be preferable. We assessed the usefulness of the previously established index of convexity (IOC). In total, 159 consecutive patients who underwent both technetium-99m-galactosyl human serum albumin ((99m)Tc-GSA) scintigraphy and the ICG-R15 were included. Correlation coefficients between indices from (99m)Tc-GSA scintigraphy and blood examinations including ICG-R15 were evaluated, and a conversion formula from the IOC to the ICG-R15 was established...
May 8, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484111/liver-fibrosis-after-antiretroviral-therapy-in-a-longitudinal-cohort-of-sexually-infected-hiv-patients-in-eastern-china
#7
Qian Wei, Haijiang Lin, Yingying Ding, Xing Liu, Qionghai Wu, Weiwei Shen, Meiyang Gao, Na He
We assessed the factors that influenced improvement or progression in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients who were receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). This was a retrospective cohort study of HIV-infected patients receiving cART in Taizhou, Zhejiang, China, 2009-2015. Liver fibrosis was assessed by Fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) score. Improvement of liver fibrosis was defined as having > 30% decrease in FIB-4 from baseline, whereas progression of liver fibrosis was defined as having > 30% increase in FIB-4 score from baseline...
May 6, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484110/traditional-chinese-medicine-for-human-papillomavirus-hpv-infections-a-systematic-review
#8
Jing Lin, Lanting Chen, Xuemin Qiu, Na Zhang, Qiting Guo, Yan Wang, Mingyan Wang, Hans-Jürgen Gober, Dajin Li, Ling Wang
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are common and generally harmless, but persistent infections can bring health problems like cancer and genital warts. For the uninfected group, HPV vaccines provide safe and effective protection, but they're type-restricted and expensive. For those infected, so far there have been a handful of treatments for HPV-associated benign or malignant diseases, traditional Chinese medicine being one of them. This systematic review focuses on the application of traditional Chinese medicine in HPV infection and related diseases on the basis of clinical findings...
May 6, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458382/propelling-medical-humanities-in-china
#9
Wei Tang
Advances in the study of the medical humanities and medical humanities education have been made over the past few decades. Many influential journals have published articles examining the role of medical humanities and medical humanities education, the development and evaluation of medical humanities, and the design of a curriculum for medical humanities education in Western countries. However, most articles related to medical humanities in China were published in Chinese, moreover, researchers have worked in relative isolation and published in disparate journals, so their work has not been systematically presented to and evaluated by international readers...
April 30, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458381/using-films-and-television-shows-with-a-medical-theme-as-a-medium-to-accelerate-the-spread-of-medical-humanities
#10
Wenting Chen, Haihong Qian
People have more visual experiences than ever before, and the same is true for situations in medicine. More mature films and television shows with a medical theme have been available over the past 20 years. In mainland China, the TV series "Angel Heart" has generated a wave of universal concern since it truly depicts the work of health care workers and it reflects the sharp distinction between doctors and patients to a certain extent. Riding this wave, many medical documentaries like The Human World have also been launched in China and have garnered sizable audiences...
April 30, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458335/communication-skills-training-adapting-to-the-trends-and-moving-forward
#11
Ye Liu, Yiqin Huang, Hong Gao, Xunjia Cheng
Communication ability is one of the core requirements of doctors' competency. Teaching communication to medical students and junior doctors has attracted much attention. With the challenge of escalating demands, the status of training communication skills has been promoted in the past several decades. The training content was integrated with other courses and various pedagogic approaches have been applied and proved to be effective. Practical strategies and mixed types were highly recommended. However, there are still many problems, including the fragmentation of the training, insufficient practice, inadequate qualified teachers, case adaptation, course localization and impediment from the environment...
April 29, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458334/an-upcoming-program-for-medical-humanities-education-in-fudan-university-s-school-of-basic-medical-sciences
#12
Ye Liu, Xunjia Cheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 29, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458333/emphasizing-humanities-in-medical-education-promoting-the-integration-of-medical-scientific-spirit-and-medical-humanistic-spirit
#13
Peipei Song, Wei Tang
In the era of the biological-psychological-social medicine model, an ideal of modern medicine is to enhance the humanities in medical education, to foster medical talents with humanistic spirit, and to promote the integration of scientific spirit and humanistic spirit in medicine. Throughout the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), other Western countries, and some Asian countries like Japan, many medical universities have already integrated the learning of medical humanities in their curricula and recognized their value...
April 29, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458332/medical-humanities-play-an-important-role-in-improving-the-doctor-patient-relationship
#14
Fan Wang, Zhenzhen Song, Wen Zhang, Yawen Xiao
Doctors in China have been wounded or even killed in frequent violence as conflict between doctors and patients has intensified. China has had a massive dearth of medical students over the past decade and doctors are dissatisfied with conditions in their profession. Conditions in medicine are not conducive to medical reform. This paper notes that the main factors affecting the doctor-patient relationship are a lack of humanity in medicine, the predominance of techniques and technologies, and inappropriate administration of hospitals...
April 29, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458331/preliminary-thoughts-on-research-in-medical-humanities
#15
Xiaojing Yun, Jiawei Guo, Haihong Qian
Medical humanities (MH) is an interdisciplinary field of medicine which includes the humanities (literature, philosophy, ethics, history, and religion), social sciences (anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, and health geography), and the arts (literature, theater, film, and visual arts) and their application to medical education and practice. Studies of MH should not be limited to theoretical discussions. Research results must be translated into use of methodologies to formulate medical policies, guide clinical practices, and help resolve physical or mental problems...
April 29, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420822/re-entry-and-related-predictors-among-hiv-infected-clients-receiving-methadone-maintenance-treatment-in-guangdong-province-china
#16
Xiaofeng Luo, Xiao Gong, Peizhen Zhao, Xia Zou, Wen Chen, Li Ling
This study examined the re-entry characteristics and related predictors among HIV-infected methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clients in Guangdong, China. Data on HIV-infected MMT clients was obtained from the clinic MMT registration system in Guangdong. Of the 653 participants, only 9.0% remained in the MMT program until the end of the study. For the drop-outs, 70.0% returned to MMT at least once by the end of the study. Re-entry was independently associated with marital status (ORnever married = 2.24, 95% CI: 1...
April 18, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420861/potential-proteins-targeted-by-let-7f-5p-in-hela-cells
#17
Yu Wang, Xiujuan Chen, Yi Zhang, Jiandong Song
MicroRNAs are a class of small, endogenous, non-coding RNAs mediating posttranscriptional gene silencing. The current authors hypothesized that let-7f-5p is likely involved in cell invasion and proliferation by regulating the expression of target genes. The current study combined let-7f-5p with iTRAQ to assess its effect on gene expression in HeLa cells. Results indicated that 164 proteins were expressed at different levels in HeLa cells overexpressing let-7f-5p and negative controls and that 172 proteins were expressed at different levels in let-7f-5p-silenced HeLa cells and negative controls...
April 17, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420860/comparison-of-the-docetaxel-concentration-in-human-plasma-measured-with-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-lc-ms-ms-and-a-nanoparticle-immunoassay-and-clinical-applications-of-that-assay
#18
Chunmei Geng, Pingli Li, Xuwang Chen, Guiyan Yuan, Nan Guo, Huanjun Liu, Rui Zhang, Ruichen Guo
To determine the feasibility of using a nanoparticle immunoassay for clinical therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of docetaxel concentrations, a sensitive and simple method of liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was established to measure the docetaxel concentration in human plasma and the results of LC-MS/MS and the immunoassay were compared. Docetaxel and paclitaxel (the internal standard, or IS) in human plasma were extracted through protein precipitation, separated on a Diamonsil C18 column (150 mm × 4...
April 17, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381702/livebearing-or-egg-laying-mammals-27-decisive-nucleotides-of-fam168
#19
Subrata Pramanik, Arne Kutzner, Klaus Heese
In the present study, we determine comprehensive molecular phylogenetic relationships of the novel myelin-associated neurite-outgrowth inhibitor (MANI) gene across the entire eukaryotic lineage. Combined computational genomic and proteomic sequence analyses revealed MANI as one of the two members of the novel family with sequence similarity 168 member (FAM168) genes, consisting of FAM168A and FAM168B, having distinct genetic differences that illustrate diversification in its biological function and genetic taxonomy across the phylogenetic tree...
April 3, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320981/relationship-between-thromboelastography-and-long-term-ischemic-events-as-gauged-by-the-response-to-clopidogrel-in-patients-undergoing-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#20
Xumin Hou, Wenzheng Han, Qian Gan, Yuan Liu, Weiyi Fang
Ischemic events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain a major concern for patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). The aim of the current study was to investigate whether thromboelastography (TEG) was a satisfactory technique to measure platelet function in vitro in order to improve risk stratification and the individual response to antiplatelet therapy. The diagnostic and prognostic utility of the maximum amplitude of adenosine diphosphate induced platelet-fibrin clots (MAADP) was measured with TEG in 759 patients undergoing elective PCI...
March 19, 2017: Bioscience Trends
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