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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500433/the-effect-of-orbital-radiation-therapy-on-thyroid-associated-orbitopathy-complicated-with-dysthyroid-optic-neuropathy
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Yang Wang, Huifang Zhou, Xianqun Fan
Thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO) is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder. The most serious complication of TAO is dysthyroid optic neuropathy (DON), which can lead to permanent vision loss because of volume expansion in the orbital apex. Orbital radiation therapy (ORT) is an anti-inflammatory treatment used in the treatment of active TAO. Clinical studies support radiotherapy as having a modest effect on DON, and early radiotherapy may protect against disease progression to DON. Current studies suggest that radiotherapy is generally safe...
May 13, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500432/quality-and-readability-of-online-information-resources-on-insomnia
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Yan Ma, Albert C Yang, Ying Duan, Ming Dong, Albert S Yeung
The internet is a major source for health information. An increasing number of people, including patients with insomnia, search for remedies online; however, little is known about the quality of such information. This study aimed to evaluate the quality and readability of insomnia-related online information. Google was used as the search engine, and the top websites on insomnia that met the inclusion criteria were evaluated for quality and readability. The analyzed websites belonged to nonprofit, commercial, or academic organizations and institutions such as hospitals and universities...
May 13, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500431/molecular-aspects-of-mers-cov
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Ali A Rabaan, Ali M Bazzi, Shamsah H Al-Ahmed, Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a betacoronavirus which can cause acute respiratory distress in humans and is associated with a relatively high mortality rate. Since it was first identified in a patient who died in a Jeddah hospital in 2012, the World Health Organization has been notified of 1735 laboratory-confirmed cases from 27 countries, including 628 deaths. Most cases have occurred in Saudi Arabia. MERS-CoVancestors may be found in OldWorld bats of the Vespertilionidae family...
May 13, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500430/postnatal-feeding-with-high-fat-diet-induces-obesity-and-precocious-puberty-in-c57bl-6j-mouse-pups-a-novel-model-of-obesity-and-puberty
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Rahim Ullah, Yan Su, Yi Shen, Chunlu Li, Xiaoqin Xu, Jianwei Zhang, Ke Huang, Naveed Rauf, Yang He, Jingjing Cheng, Huaping Qin, Yu-Dong Zhou, Junfen Fu
Childhood obesity and obesity-related metabolic complications are induced by a high-fat postnatal diet. The lack of a suitable animal model, however, remains a considerable challenge in obesity studies. In the current study, we provided high-fat diet (HFD) to dams during lactation and to pups after weaning. We also developed a novel model of C57BL/6J mouse pups with HFD-induced postnatal obesity. Results showed that feeding with HFD induces fat deposition and obesity in pups. Furthermore, HFD more potently increased the body weight (BW) of male than female pups...
May 13, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500429/the-antibiotic-resistome-gene-flow-in-environments-animals-and-human-beings
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Yongfei Hu, George F Gao, Baoli Zhu
The antibiotic resistance is natural in bacteria and predates the human use of antibiotics. Numerous antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) have been discovered to confer resistance to a wide range of antibiotics. The ARGs in natural environments are highly integrated and tightly regulated in specific bacterial metabolic networks. However, the antibiotic selection pressure conferred by the use of antibiotics in both human medicine and agriculture practice leads to a significant increase of antibiotic resistance and a steady accumulation of ARGs in bacteria...
May 13, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500428/a-novel-classification-method-for-aid-decision-of-traditional-chinese-patent-medicines-for-stroke-treatment
#6
Yufeng Zhao, Bo Liu, Liyun He, Wenjing Bai, Xueyun Yu, Xinyu Cao, Lin Luo, Peijing Rong, Yuxue Zhao, Guozheng Li, Baoyan Liu
Traditional Chinese patent medicines are widely used to treat stroke because it has good efficacy in the clinical environment. However, because of the lack of knowledge on traditional Chinese patent medicines, many Western physicians, who are accountable for the majority of clinical prescriptions for such medicine, are confused with the use of traditional Chinese patent medicines. Therefore, the aid-decision method is critical and necessary to help Western physicians rationally use traditional Chinese patent medicines...
May 13, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493198/risk-factors-of-prognosis-after-acute-kidney-injury-in-hospitalized-patients
#7
Sasa Nie, Zhe Feng, Lihua Xia, Jiuxu Bai, Fenglin Xiao, Jian Liu, Li Tang, Xiangmei Chen
The risk factors, especially laboratory indicators, of prognosis after acute kidney injury (AKI) remain unclear. We conducted a retrospective survey of Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 according to the AKI diagnosis standard issued by Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes. The epidemiological features and factors influencing hospital mortality and renal function recovery were evaluated through logistic regression analysis. Among 77 662 cases of hospitalized patients, 1387 suffered from AKI...
May 11, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493197/risk-factors-for-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-among-patients-undergoing-major-oncological-surgery-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#8
Yutao Liu, Yaxia Di, Shuai Fu
Patients undergoing major oncological surgery for head and neck cancer (SHNC) have a particularly high risk of nosocomial infections. We aimed to identify risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in patients undergoing SHNC. The study included 465 patients who underwent SHNC between June 2011 and June 2014. The rate of VAP, risk factors for VAP, and biological aspects of VAP were retrospectively evaluated. The incidence of VAP was 19.6% (n = 95) in patients who required more than 48 h of mechanical ventilation...
May 11, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488232/triage-for-management-of-cervical-high-grade-squamous-intraepithelial-lesion-patients-with-positive-margin-by-conization-a-retrospective-analysis
#9
Yuya Dou, Xiaodan Zhang, Yang Li, Fenfen Wang, Xing Xie, Xinyu Wang
The objective of this study is to guide a triage for the management of cervical high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) patients with positive margin by conization. Clinico-pathological data of HSIL patients with positive margin by conization were retrospectively collected from January 2009 to December 2014. All patients underwent secondary conization or hysterectomy within 6 months. The rate of residual lesion was calculated, and the factors associated with residual lesion were analyzed by univariate and multivariate analyses...
May 10, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474164/free-radical-scavenging-window-of-infertile-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-correlation-with-embryo-quality
#10
Bo Huang, Zhou Li, Xinling Ren, Jihui Ai, Lixia Zhu, Lei Jin
The activity of free radicals in follicular fluid was related to ovarian responsiveness, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and embryo transfer success rate. However, studies analyzing the relationship between the free radical scavenging capacity and embryo quality of infertile women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) were lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the free radical scavenging window of women with PCOS and their embryo quality. The free radical scavenging capacity of follicular fluid from women with PCOS was determined by a,a-diphenyl-b-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2-azinobis (3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) assay, superoxide radical, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) assay...
May 5, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470508/overexpressed-mir-9-promotes-tumor-metastasis-via-targeting-e-cadherin-in-serous-ovarian-cancer
#11
Bo Zhou, Hongbin Xu, Meng Xia, Chaoyang Sun, Na Li, Ensong Guo, Lili Guo, Wanying Shan, Hao Lu, Yifan Wu, Yuan Li, Degui Yang, Danhui Weng, Li Meng, Junbo Hu, Ding Ma, Gang Chen, Kezhen Li
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in the development and progression in various cancers. Dysfunctional miR-9 expression remains ambiguous, and no consensus on the metastatic progression of ovarian cancer has been reached. In this study, results from the bioinformatics analysis show that the 3'-UTR of the E-cadherin mRNA was directly regulated by miR-9. Luciferase reporter assay results confirmed that miR-9 could directly target this 3'-UTR. miR-9 and E-cadherin expression in ovarian cancer tissue was quantified by qRT-PCR...
May 4, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432540/preliminary-clinical-study-on-non-transecting-anastomotic-bulbomembranous-urethroplasty
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Wei Le, Chao Li, Jinfu Zhang, Denglong Wu, Bo Liu
This study aims to investigate the effect of non-transecting anastomotic urethroplasty for treatment of posterior urethral stricture. A total of 23 patients with traumatic posterior urethral stricture were enrolled and then divided into two groups. In one group, 12 patients underwent non-transecting anastomotic urethroplasty. In the other group, 11 patients underwent conventional posterior urethra end-to-end anastomosis. The effect of operation was evaluated using the following parameters: the bleeding amount during operation, operation time, IIEF-5 scores after operation, maximum flow rate (Qmax), and rating scale of quality of life (QoL)...
April 22, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425045/soluble-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cell-1-strem-1-a-potential-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-of-infectious-diseases
#13
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Changlin Cao, Jingxian Gu, Jingyao Zhang
Sensitive and useful biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of infectious diseases have been widely developed. An example of these biomarkers is triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cell-1 (TREM-1), which is a cell surface receptor expressed on monocytes/macrophages and neutrophils. TREM-1 amplifies inflammation by activating the TREM-1/DAP12 pathway. This pathway is triggered by the interaction of TREM-1 with ligands or stimulation by bacterial lipopolysaccharide. Consequently, pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines are secreted...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425044/systematic-review-for-geo-authentic-lonicerae-japonicae-flos
#14
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Xingyue Yang, Yali Liu, Aijuan Hou, Yang Yang, Xin Tian, Liyun He
In traditional Chinese medicine, Lonicerae Japonicae Flos is commonly used as anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antipyretic herbal medicine, and geo-authentic herbs are believed to present the highest quality among all samples from different regions. To discuss the current situation and trend of geo-authentic Lonicerae Japonicae Flos, we searched Chinese Biomedicine Literature Database, Chinese Journal Full-text Database, Chinese Scientific Journal Full-text Database, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Wanfang, and PubMed...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425043/innovative-development-path-of-ethnomedicines-a-case-study
#15
Zhaoyun Zhu, Yali Gui, Li Wang, Ting Wang, Yang Yang, Yunzhuang Niu, Dehuan Fu, Jingkun Wang, Tao Cui
Innovative development extends the vitality of ethnomedicines. Developing ethnomedicines is not only beneficial to the public but also to the related industry and transforms economic growth, driving local social and economic development further. Its economic benefit can be used to optimize and promote the hardware and software of the platform, as well as support the sustainable development of ethnomedicines. Apart from research and discussion on the innovative development of ethnomedicines on the basis of theory and regulations, this series of articles also summarizes cases that are conducive to the overall understanding of the necessity and feasibility of the innovative development...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425042/arsenic-trioxide-induced-rhabdomyolysis-a-rare-but-severe-side-effect-in-an-apl-patient-a-case-report
#16
Haiyan He, Ran An, Jian Hou, Weijun Fu
Arsenic trioxide (ATO), a component of the traditional Chinese medicine arsenic sublimate, promotes apoptosis and induces leukemic cell differentiation. Combined with all-trans-retinotic acid (ATRA), ATO has become the first-line induction therapy in treating acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). The most common side effects of ATO include hepatotoxicity, gastrointestinal symptoms, water-sodium retention, and nervous system damage. In this report, we present a rare side effect, rhabdomyolysis, in a 68-year-old female APL patient who was treated with ATO...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425041/familial-amyloid-cardiomyopathy-masquerading-as-chronic-guillain-barre-syndrome-things-are-not-always-what-they-seem
#17
Die Hu, Ling Liu, Shuguang Yuan, Yuhong Yi, Daoquan Peng
Familial amyloid cardiomyopathy is a challenging condition that mimics many other diseases, particularly in patients with pronounced neurological presentations and unexplained or equivocal cardiac abnormalities. In this case, a 57-year-old man was admitted for outpatient cardiological evaluation of progressive right heart failure and limb paraesthesias. The patient presented with hypertension, chronic Guillain-Barre syndrome, and sick sinus syndrome. Transthoracic echocardiograms showed a thickened ventricular wall and enlarged atrium...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367597/salvage-therapy-with-lenalidomide-containing-regimen-for-relapsed-refractory-castleman-disease-a-report-of-three-cases
#18
Xinping Zhou, Juying Wei, Yinjun Lou, Gaixiang Xu, Min Yang, Hui Liu, Liping Mao, Hongyan Tong, Jie Jin
Castleman disease (CD) is uncommon non-clonal lymphoproliferative disorder with unknown etiology. No standard therapy is recommended for relapsed/refractory CD patients, thus requiring development of novel experimental approaches. Our cohort of three adult patients with multicentric CD (MCD) were treated with refractory to traditional chemotherapy lenalidomide-containing regimens (10-25 mg lenalidomide perorally administered on days 1-21 in 28-day cycle) as second- to fourth-line treatment. Partial remission was achieved in first plasma-cell CD patient, who relapsed seven months after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and then failed to respond to four cycles of chemotherapy...
April 3, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349301/effect-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-combined-with-western-therapy-on-primary-hepatic-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#19
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Li Ma, Bin Wang, Yuanxiong Long, Hanmin Li
Primary hepatic carcinoma (PHC) is a common malignant tumor in China. Cancer is comprehensively treated with various therapeutic regimes, including traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM has been widely used to improve the quality of life, delay the time of cancer progression, and prolong the median survival time. This systematic review with meta-analysis aimed to assess the effect of TCM combined with Western therapy on primary hepatic carcinoma. A comprehensive literature search was conducted in six databases, including CNKI, VIP, Wan-Fang Database, CBM, PubMed, and Cochrane library...
March 27, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349300/behavioral-methods-for-the-functional-assessment-of-hair-cells-in-zebrafish
#20
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Qin Yang, Peng Sun, Shi Chen, Hongzhe Li, Fangyi Chen
Zebrafish is an emerging animal model for studies on auditory system. This model presents high comparability with humans, good accessibility to the hearing organ, and high throughput capacity. To better utilize this animal model, methodologies need to be used to quantify the hearing function of the zebrafish. Zebrafish displays a series of innate and robust behavior related to its auditory function. Here, we reviewed the advantage of using zebrafish in auditory research and then introduced three behavioral tests, as follows: the startle response, the vestibular-ocular reflex, and rheotaxis...
March 27, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
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