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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464937/vascular-dysfunction-elicited-by-a-crosstalk-between-periaortic-adipose-tissue-and-the-vascular-wall-is-reversed-by-pioglitazone
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Isabel Quesada, Jimena Cejas, Rodrigo García, Beatriz Cannizzo, Analía Redondo, Claudia Castro
AIM: Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) is in intimate contact with the vessel wall and extravascular PVAT-derived inflammatory mediators may adversely influence atherosclerotic plaque formation and stability through outside-to-inside signalling. We sought to investigate the role of PVAT on the atheroma development in an experimental animal model of Metabolic Syndrome (MS) associated with oxidative stress and low-grade inflammatory state. We also studied the effect of Pioglitazone an insulin sensitizer, on the aortic wall and its surrounding PVAT, considering a bi-directional communication between both layers...
February 21, 2018: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463996/black-phosphorus-and-its-biomedical-applications
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Jane Ru Choi, Kar Wey Yong, Jean Yu Choi, Azadeh Nilghaz, Yang Lin, Jie Xu, Xiaonan Lu
Black phosphorus (BP), also known as phosphorene, has attracted recent scientific attention since its first successful exfoliation in 2014 owing to its unique structure and properties. In particular, its exceptional attributes, such as the excellent optical and mechanical properties, electrical conductivity and electron-transfer capacity, contribute to its increasing demand as an alternative to graphene-based materials in biomedical applications. Although the outlook of this material seems promising, its practical applications are still highly challenging...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456889/a-bibliometric-analysis-in-gene-research-of-myocardial-infarction-from-2001-to-2015
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Huaqiang Zhou, Wulin Tan, Zeting Qiu, Yiyan Song, Shaowei Gao
Objectives: We aimed to evaluate the global scientific output of gene research of myocardial infarction and explore their hotspots and frontiers from 2001 to 2015, using bibliometric methods. Methods: Articles about the gene research of myocardial infarction between 2001 and 2015 were retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC). We used the bibliometric method and Citespace V to analyze publication years, journals, countries, institutions, research areas, authors, research hotspots, and trends...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451508/-heart-failure-with-mid-range-ejection-fraction-looking-for-middle-earth
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Donato Mele, Giovanni Andrea Luisi, Marianna Nardozza, Roberto Ferrari
The latest guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology have proposed a classification of heart failure based on left ventricular ejection fraction. Three distinct groups have been identified: heart failure with ejection fraction ≥50%, between 40 and 49%, and <40%. This classification has the advantage to be simple but it has been criticized because it is not clear whether the mid-range ejection fraction group is an independent category or just a transition phase between the other two groups. The purpose of this article is to discuss the characteristics and prognosis of mid-range ejection fraction heart failure on the basis of current evidence...
January 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446469/clinical-trials-in-allergen-immunotherapy-current-concepts-and-future-needs
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O Pfaar, M Alvaro, V Cardona, E Hamelmann, R Mösges, J Kleine-Tebbe
Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is a safe, effective treatment for allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and allergic asthma. However, AIT's clinical effect is still contested - primarily due to heterogeneity in clinical trial designs, study populations, therapeutic formulations and efficacy criteria. After discussing current concepts and unmet needs, an international panel of experts made several recommendations: (i) explore and validate definitions for [clinical] responders in AIT-trials; (ii) use of well-documented, standardized provocation tests prior to inclusion of subjects with relevant diseases in AIT trials; (iii) monitoring neo-sensitizations and occurrence of new allergy in extended AIT trials, and exclusion of polyallergic participants; (iv) validation of allergen exposure chambers with regard to natural exposure; (v) in studies of seasonal allergies, focus on peak exposure but also consider organising two parallel, geographically distinct but otherwise identical trials; (vi) discuss adaptive trial designs with the regulatory authorities; (vii) use e-health and m-health technologies to capture more information on individual exposure to allergens; (viii) initiate research on potential psychological, biochemical, immune, neural and even genomic markers of the placebo response; (ix) identify trial designs and primary endpoints that will give children with allergies easier, faster access to AIT formulations; and (x) promote and apply standardized methods for reporting systemic and local adverse events...
February 15, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445417/bioactive-polysaccharides-from-natural-resources-including-chinese-medicinal-herbs-on-tissue-repair
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REVIEW
Qiu Li, Yiming Niu, Panfei Xing, Chunming Wang
Background: Functional polysaccharides can be derived from plants (including herbs), animals and microorganisms. They have been widely used in a broad of biomedical applications, such as immunoregulatory agents or drug delivery vehicles. In the past few years, increasing studies have started to develop natural polysaccharides-based biomaterials for various applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Main body: We discuss in this article the emerging applications of natural polysaccharides-particularly those derived from Chinese medicine-for wound healing...
2018: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443421/diabetes-uk-evidence-based-nutrition-guidelines-for-the-prevention-and-management-of-diabetes
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P A Dyson, D Twenefour, C Breen, A Duncan, E Elvin, L Goff, A Hill, P Kalsi, N Marsland, P McCardle, D Mellor, L Oliver, K Watson
A summary of the latest evidence-based nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes is presented. These guidelines are based on existing recommendations last published in 2011, and were formulated by an expert panel of specialist dietitians after a literature review of recent evidence. Recommendations have been made in terms of foods rather than nutrients wherever possible. Guidelines for education and care delivery, prevention of Type 2 diabetes, glycaemic control for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease risk management, management of diabetes-related complications, other considerations including comorbidities, nutrition support, pregnancy and lactation, eating disorders, micronutrients, food supplements, functional foods, commercial diabetic foods and nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners are included...
February 14, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442205/antibacterial-and-immunomodulatory-activities-of-bovine-lactoferrin-against-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-infections-in-cattle
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Evelien Kieckens, Joanna Rybarczyk, Eric Cox, Daisy Vanrompay
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O157:H7 is a zoonotic pathogen that causes food-borne disease in humans ranging from watery diarrhea to bloody diarrhea and severe hemorrhagic colitis, renal failure and hemolytic uremic syndrome. Cattle, the most important source of E. coli O157:H7 transmission to humans, harbor the bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract without showing clinical symptoms. Prevention of E. coli O157:H7 infections in ruminants could diminish the public health risk. However, there is no specific treatment available nor a vaccine or a therapeutic agent which completely prevents E...
February 13, 2018: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440930/advances-in-the-treatment-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma-focus-on-eribulin
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Panagiotis Koliou, Vasilios Karavasilis, Maria Theochari, Seth M Pollack, Robin L Jones, Khin Thway
Eribulin mesylate is a synthetic derivative of halichondrin B isolated from a marine sponge. Its mechanism of action is through microtubule inhibition, which is different from that of taxanes. Eribulin has been approved for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer and more recently for non-operable or metastatic liposarcoma in patients who have received prior anthracycline chemotherapy. The major side effects of eribulin are bone marrow suppression including neutropenia, leukopenia, anemia, and fatigue/weakness, which can be well managed...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434830/pediatric-sarcomas
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Junhua Cao, Qi An, Lei Wang
Sarcomas arise from primitive mesenchymal cells, which are classified, into two main groups: Bone and soft tissue sarcomas. We have searched all-important electronic databases including Google scholar and PubMed for the collection of latest literature pertaining to pediatric sarcomas. Latest literature confirmed that these tumors are relatively rare and represent only 1% of all malignancies but they have higher incidence in children. Pediatric sarcomas comprise about 13% of all pediatric malignancies and are ranked third in childhood cancers...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433713/pulmonologist-s-road-map-to%C3%A2-mediastinal-lymph-node%C3%A2-imaging
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Hamza Jawad, Jonathan H Chung
Mediastinal lymph node station maps are intended to facilitate nodal staging in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. These maps have been revised over time and the International Association for Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) map is the latest rendition. This article illustrates the imaging appearance of each of the IASLC map mediastinal lymph node stations, overviews some of the mediastinal lymph node sampling techniques, and discusses common pitfalls of the IASLC map. It also reviews mediastinal anatomic variants and pathologic features that may simulate lymphadenopathy...
March 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432238/nervous-system-malformations
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John Gaitanis, Tomo Tarui
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides an overview of the most common nervous system malformations and serves as a reference for the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Major advances have occurred in recognizing the genetic basis of nervous system malformations. Environmental causes of nervous system malformations, such as perinatal infections including Zika virus, are also reviewed. Treatment for nervous system malformations begins prior to birth with prevention...
February 2018: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429482/enteric-coronavirus-infection-in-adult-horses
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N Pusterla, R Vin, C M Leutenegger, L D Mittel, T J Divers
A new enteric virus of adult horses, equine coronavirus (ECoV), has recently been recognized. It is associated with fever, lethargy, anorexia, and less frequently, colic and diarrhea. This enteric virus is transmitted via the feco-oral route and horses become infected by ingesting fecally contaminated feed and water. Various outbreaks have been reported since 2010 from Japan, Europe and the USA. While the clinical signs are fairly non-specific, lymphopenia and neutropenia are often seen. Specific diagnosis is made by the detection of ECoV in feces by either quantitative real-time PCR, electron microscopy or antigen-capture ELISA...
January 2018: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428122/depressive-disorder-anxiety-disorder-and-chronic-pain-multiple-manifestations-of-a-common-clinical-and-pathophysiological-core
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Cesar A Arango-Dávila, Hernán G Rincón-Hoyos
INTRODUCTION: A high proportion of depressive disorders are accompanied by anxious manifestations, just as depression and anxiety often present with many painful manifestations, or conversely, painful manifestations cause or worsen depressive and anxious expressions. There is increasingly more evidence of the pathophysiological, and neurophysiological and technical imaging similarity of pain and depression. METHODS: Narrative review of the pathophysiological and clinical aspects of depression and chronic pain comorbidity...
January 2018: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425187/the-differential-effects-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-on-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-a-systematic-review
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Jacqueline K Innes, Philip C Calder
A large body of evidence supports the cardioprotective effects of the long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). There is increasing interest in the independent effects of EPA and DHA in the modulation of cardiometabolic risk factors. This systematic review aims to appraise the latest available evidence of the differential effects of EPA and DHA on such risk factors. A systematic literature review was conducted up to May 2017. Randomised controlled trials were included if they met strict eligibility criteria, including EPA or DHA > 2 g/day and purity ≥ 90%...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423958/differences-in-the-temporal-typology-of-alcohol-hangover
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Joris C Verster, Marith van Schrojenstein Lantman, Marlou Mackus, Aurora J A E van de Loo, Johan Garssen, Andrew Scholey
BACKGROUND: At a group level, hangover severity during the day has been described to follow an inverted U-shaped curve, with gradually increasing severity scores that, after reaching a peak, gradually decrease towards zero. The aim of the current study was to examine if and how individual drinkers' hangover severity scores vary during the day. METHODS: Data from a survey (Penning et al. 2012) in which N=732 drinkers reported on their latest alcohol hangover were re-analysed...
February 9, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423955/new-and-emerging-techniques-for-endoscopic-treatment-of-zenker-s-diverticulum-a-state-of-the-art-review
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Sauid Ishaq, Haleema Sultan, Keith Siau, Toshio Kuwai, C J J Mulder, Helmut Neumann
Zenker's diverticulum (ZD), or pharyngeal pouch, is an anatomical defect characterised by herniation of the posterior pharyngeal wall through Killian's dehiscence, and may result in dysphagia and regurgitation. Multiple therapeutic modalities including surgery, rigid and flexible endoscopy have been developed to manage ZD. Although surgical management with open and endoscopically-assisted techniques have historically been the mainstay of ZD treatment, minimally invasive flexible endoscopic techniques, performed under conscious sedation, are increasingly favoured...
February 9, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419720/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-neuromuscular-scoliosis-results-and-complications-in-a-series-of-one-hundred-patients
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Lotfi Miladi, Mathilde Gaume, Nejib Khouri, Michael Johnson, Vicken Topouchian, Christophe Glorion
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. OBJECTIVES: To report the results of an alternative technique using a minimally invasive fusionless surgery. The originality is based on the progressive correction of the deformities with proximal and distal fixation and on the reliability of the pelvic fixation using ilio-sacral screws on osteoporotic bones. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal deformities are common in neuromuscular diseases. Conventional treatment involves bracing, followed by spinal instrumented fusion...
February 6, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29418041/intrageneric-variability-between-the-chloroplast-genomes-of-trachelomonas-grandis-and-trachelomonas-volvocina-and-phylogenomic-analysis-of-phototrophic-euglenoids
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Nadja Dabbagh, Angelika Preisfeld
The latest studies of chloroplast genomes of phototrophic euglenoids yielded different results according to intrageneric variability such as cluster arrangement or diversity of introns. Whereas the genera Euglena and Monomorphina in those studies show high syntenic arrangements at the intrageneric level, the two investigated Eutreptiella species comprise low synteny. Furthermore T. volvocina show low synteny to the chloroplast genomes of the sister genera Monomorphina aenigmatica, M. parapyrum, Cryptoglena skujae, Euglenaria anabaena, Strombomonas acuminata, all of which were highly syntenic...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412475/review-concludes-that-specific-recommendations-and-stringent-conditions-are-needed-to-harmonise-the-provision-of-fresh-mother-s-milk-to-their-preterm-infants
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J C Picaud, R Buffin, G Gremmo-Feger, J Rigo, G Putet, C Casper
AIM: There are no specific recommendations for using a mother's fresh milk for her preterm infant. We reviewed the available evidence on its collection, storage and administration. METHODS: The working group of the French Neonatal Society on fresh human milk use in preterm infants searched the MEDLINE database and Cochrane Library up to June 2017 for papers published in English or French. They specifically analysed 282 papers providing information on prospective, retrospective and clinical studies and examined guidelines from various countries...
February 7, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
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