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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922268/early-exercise-in-critically-ill-youth-and-children-a-preliminary-evaluation-the-weecycle-pilot-trial
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Karen Choong, Saif Awladthani, Adeeb Khawaji, Heather Clark, Asm Borhan, Ji Cheng, Sam Laskey, Charmaine Neu, Aimee Sarti, Lehana Thabane, Brian W Timmons, Katina Zheng, Samah Al-Harbi
OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility of conducting a full trial evaluating the efficacy of early mobilization using in-bed cycling as an adjunct to physiotherapy, on functional outcomes in critically ill children. DESIGN: Single center, pilot, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Twelve-bed tertiary care, medical-surgical PICU at McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton, ON, Canada. PATIENTS: Children 3-17 years old who were limited to bed-rest with an expected PICU stay of at least 48 hours...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920706/do-night-and-around-the-clock-firefighters-shift-schedules-induce-deviation-in-tau-from-24-hours-of-systolic-and-diastolic-blood-pressure-circadian-rhythms
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Alain E Reinberg, Michael H Smolensky, Marc Riedel, Cedric Riedel, Eric Brousse, Yvan Touitou
Systolic (S) and diastolic (D) blood pressures (BP) [SBP and DBP] are circadian rhythmic with period (τ) in healthy persons assumed to be maintained at 24.0h. We tested this assumption in a sample of 30 healthy career (mean >12 yrs) 30-to-46 yr-old male Caucasian French firefighters (FFs) categorized into three groups according to work schedule and duties: Group A - 12 FFs working 12h day, 12h night, and occasionally 24h shifts and whose primary duties are firefighting plus paramedical and road rescue services; Group B - 9 FFs working mostly 12h day and 12h night shifts and whose duties are answering incoming emergency calls and coordinating service vehicle dispatch from fire stations with Group A personnel; Group C - 9 day shift (09:00-17:00h) FFs charged with administrative tasks...
September 18, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917360/a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-evaluating-quality-of-life-when-using-a-simple-acupressure-protocol-in-women-with-primary-dysmenorrhea
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Fatemeh Bazarganipour, Seyed-Abdolvahab Taghavi, Helen Allan, Nazafarin Hosseini, Ahmad Khosravi, Rahimeh Asadi, Shohreh Salari, Raziyeh Dehghani, Zahra Jamshidi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Mansoreh Saberian, Fatemeh Javedan, Zahra Salari, Fahimeh Miri
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a simple acupressure protocol in LIV3 and LI4 acupoints in women with primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: This paper reports a randomized, single blinded clinical trial. 90 young women with dysmenorrhea were recruited to three groups to receive 20min acupressure every day in either LIV3 or LI4, or placebo points. Acupressure was timed five days before menstruation for three successive menstrual cycles. On menstruation, each participant completed the Wong Baker faces pain scale, and the quality of life short form -12 (QOL SF-12)...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916367/rucaparib-maintenance-treatment-for-recurrent-ovarian-carcinoma-after-response-to-platinum-therapy-ariel3-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Robert L Coleman, Amit M Oza, Domenica Lorusso, Carol Aghajanian, Ana Oaknin, Andrew Dean, Nicoletta Colombo, Johanne I Weberpals, Andrew Clamp, Giovanni Scambia, Alexandra Leary, Robert W Holloway, Margarita Amenedo Gancedo, Peter C Fong, Jeffrey C Goh, David M O'Malley, Deborah K Armstrong, Jesus Garcia-Donas, Elizabeth M Swisher, Anne Floquet, Gottfried E Konecny, Iain A McNeish, Clare L Scott, Terri Cameron, Lara Maloney, Jeff Isaacson, Sandra Goble, Caroline Grace, Thomas C Harding, Mitch Raponi, James Sun, Kevin K Lin, Heidi Giordano, Jonathan A Ledermann
BACKGROUND: Rucaparib, a poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor, has anticancer activity in recurrent ovarian carcinoma harbouring a BRCA mutation or high percentage of genome-wide loss of heterozygosity. In this trial we assessed rucaparib versus placebo after response to second-line or later platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with high-grade, recurrent, platinum-sensitive ovarian carcinoma. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we recruited patients from 87 hospitals and cancer centres across 11 countries...
September 12, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913426/artificial-solid-electrolyte-interphase-for-aqueous-lithium-energy-storage-systems
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Jian Zhi, Alireza Zehtab Yazdi, Gayathri Valappil, Jessica Haime, Pu Chen
Aqueous lithium energy storage systems address environmental sustainability and safety issues. However, significant capacity fading after repeated cycles of charge-discharge and during float charge limit their practical application compared to their nonaqueous counterparts. We introduce an artificial solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) to the aqueous systems and report the use of graphene films as an artificial SEI (G-SEI) that substantially enhance the overall performance of an aqueous lithium battery and a supercapacitor...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913418/unveiling-the-role-and-life-strategies-of-viruses-from-the-surface-to-the-dark-ocean
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Elena Lara, Dolors Vaqué, Elisabet Laia Sà, Julia A Boras, Ana Gomes, Encarna Borrull, Cristina Díez-Vives, Eva Teira, Massimo C Pernice, Francisca C Garcia, Irene Forn, Yaiza M Castillo, Aida Peiró, Guillem Salazar, Xosé Anxelu G Morán, Ramon Massana, Teresa S Catalá, Gian Marco Luna, Susana Agustí, Marta Estrada, Josep M Gasol, Carlos M Duarte
Viruses are a key component of marine ecosystems, but the assessment of their global role in regulating microbial communities and the flux of carbon is precluded by a paucity of data, particularly in the deep ocean. We assessed patterns in viral abundance and production and the role of viral lysis as a driver of prokaryote mortality, from surface to bathypelagic layers, across the tropical and subtropical oceans. Viral abundance showed significant differences between oceans in the epipelagic and mesopelagic, but not in the bathypelagic, and decreased with depth, with an average power-law scaling exponent of -1...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913145/subclinical-hypothyroidism-is-it-important-in-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycles
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Eray Çalışkan, Rahime Nida Ergin, Deniz Can Öztekin, Bülent Kars, Seda Çakır, Kenan Sofuoğlu
OBJECTIVE: To compare intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcomes of women with subclinical hypothyroidism with those of euthyroid women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was conducted. Out of 2529 ICSI cycles evaluated, 41 women with hypothyroidism, 28 women with hyperthyroidism, and 128 women with subclinical hyperthyroidism were excluded, and 2336 cycles were analyzed. Women were identified as having subclinical hypothyroidism (case group, n=105) in the presence of a thyroid-stimulating hormone level >4...
June 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913136/clinical-analyses-of-successful-and-previously-failed-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycle-parameters-in-patients-with-poor-ovarian-reserve
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Tayfun Kutlu, Enis Özkaya, Pınar Kumru, Habibe Ayvacı, Belgin Devranoğlu, İlhan Sanverdi, Yavuz Şahin, Beyhan Sağlam, Ateş Karateke
OBJECTIVE: To determine some major characteristic differences between two consecutive successful and unsuccessful intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles in poor responders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty women with poor ovarian response as determined using the Bologna criteria underwent ICSI cycles following an unsuccessful trial. Some parameters of both cycles including age, body mass index (BMI), serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and estradiol levels, antral follicle count, gonadotropin dosage, duration of stimulation, antagonist starting day, duration of antagonist administration, endometrial thickness at trigger day, number of total and fertilized oocytes, embryo transfer day, number of embryo cells, and fertilization rate were compared in the same patients to identify predictors of cycles with clinical pregnancy...
March 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912872/preclinical-trial-of-the-multi-targeted-lenvatinib-in-combination-with-cellular-immunotherapy-for-treatment-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Chengkuan Cai, Jingyuan Tang, Baixin Shen, Liucheng Ding, Yunpeng Shao, Zhengsen Chen, Yinchao Ma, Haoliang Xue, Zhongqing Wei
Lenvatinib is an oral, multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1-3, fibroblast growth factor receptors 1-4, platelet-derived growth factor receptor β, RET and KIT. Cellular immunotherapy has the potential to be a highly targeted treatment, with low toxicity to normal tissues and a high capacity to eradicate tumor tissue. The present study assessed the safety, maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and preliminary antitumor activity of lenvatinib and cellular immunotherapy in a murine model of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912657/moderate-intensity-cycling-exercise-after-upper-extremity-resistance-training-interferes-response-to-muscle-hypertrophy-but-not-strength-gains
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Shigeto Tomiya, Naoki Kikuchi, Koichi Nakazato
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of 30-min moderate intensity cycling exercise immediately after upper-body resistance training on the muscle hypertrophy and strength gain. Fourteen subjects were randomly divided between two groups. One group performed moderate intensity (55% of maximum oxygen consumption [VO2max], 30 min) cycle training immediately after arm resistance training as concurrent training (CT; n = 7, age: 21.8 ± 0.7 years, height: 1.68 ± 0.06 m, weight: 60.3 ± 7.4 kg); the second group performed the same endurance and arm RT on separate days as control group (SEP; n=7, age: 22...
September 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911062/tpf-plus-cetuximab-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-biochemoradiation-with-weekly-cetuximab-plus-weekly-cisplatin-or-carboplatin-a-randomized-phase-ii-eortc-trial
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P M Specenier, E Remenar, J Buter, D L Schrijvers, C Bergamini, L F Licitra, A Awada, P M Clement, C Fortpied, J Menis, J B Vermorken
Background: Our aim was to test the safety of cetuximab added to chemoradiation with either cisplatin or carboplatin after prior induction chemotherapy. Methods: Patients with stage III/IV unresectable, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck received up to four cycles of TPF-E (cisplatin and docetaxel 75 mg/m2 on day 1 followed by 5-FU 750 mg/m2/day as a continuous infusion on days 1-5 plus cetuximab at a loading dose of 400 mg/m2 followed by a weekly dose of 250 mg/m2), with prophylactic antibiotics but no growth factors...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910150/phase-i-ii-trial-of-anticarcinoembryonic-antigen-radioimmunotherapy-gemcitabine-and-hepatic-arterial-infusion-of-fluorodeoxyuridine-postresection-of-liver-metastasis-for-colorectal-carcinoma
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Benjamin Cahan, Lucille Leong, Lawrence Wagman, David Yamauchi, Stephen Shibata, Sharon Wilzcynski, Lawrence E Williams, Paul Yazaki, David Colcher, Paul Frankel, Anna Wu, Andrew Raubitschek, John Shively, Jeffrey Y C Wong
OBJECTIVES: Report the feasibility, toxicities, and long-term results of a Phase I/II trial of (90)Y-labeled anticarcinoembryonic antigen (anti-CEA) (cT84.66) radioimmunotherapy (RIT), gemcitabine, and hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) of fluorodeoxyuridine (FUdR) after maximal hepatic resection of metastatic colorectal cancer to the liver. METHODS: Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer to the liver postresection or ablation to minimum disease were eligible. Each cohort received HAI of FUdR for 14 days on a dose escalation schedule...
September 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906589/neoadjuvant-therapy-of-bevacizumab-in-combination-with-oxaliplatin-and-capecitabine-xelox-for-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-with-unresectable-liver-metastases-a-phase-ii-open-label-single-arm-noncomparative-trial
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Hong-Hwa Chen, Jen-Kou Lin, Joe-Bin Chen, Chieh-Han Chuang, Mei-Ching Liu, Jen-Yi Wang, Chung-Rong Changchien
AIM: This phase II, open-label study evaluated the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant therapy with bevacizumab plus XELOX (capecitabine and oxaliplatin) for untreated metastatic colorectal cancer with unresectable liver metastases and assessed conversion of unresectable to resectable metastases after neoadjuvant treatment. METHODS: Patients received bevacizumab 5 mg/kg and oxaliplatin 85 mg/m(2) on day 1, and capecitabine 1000 mg/m(2) twice daily on days 1-5 followed by 2 days of rest in a 14-day cycle for 12 cycles; bevacizumab was excluded in cycles 6 and 7...
September 14, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906053/the-effects-of-menstrual-cycle-phase-on-the-incidence-of-plateau-at-v%C3%AB-o2max-and-associated-cardiorespiratory-dynamics
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Dan Gordon, Adrian Scruton, Richard Barnes, James Baker, Luciano Prado, Viviane Merzbach
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of menstrual cycle phase on maximal oxygen uptake (V˙O2max) and associated cardiodynamic responses. A total of 16 active females volunteered of which n = 10 formed the non-oral contraceptive pill group (n-OCP), displaying a regular menstrual cycle of 28·4 ± 2·2 days (age 20·6 ± 1·6 years, height 169·9 ± 6·4 cm, mass 68·7 ± 7·9 kg) and n = 6 formed the oral contraceptive pill group (OCP) (monophasic pill) (age 21·7 years ± 2·16, height 168·1 cm ± 6·8 cm, mass 61·6 ± 6·8 kg)...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905508/tandem-thiotepa-with-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-rescue-in-patients-with-recurrent-refractory-or-poor-prognosis-solid-tumor-malignancies
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Diana S Osorio, Ira J Dunkel, Kelly Ann Cervone, Rakesh K Goyal, K M Steve Lo, Jonathan L Finlay, Sharon L Gardner
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility and tolerability of tandem courses of high-dose thiotepa with autologous hematopoietic cell rescue (AHCR) in patients with recurrent, refractory solid tumors who were ineligible for a single course of high-dose therapy due to greater than minimal residual disease. Patients with decreased hearing or poor renal function were eligible. PROCEDURE: Thiotepa was administered intravenously at a dose of 200 mg/m(2) /day (6...
September 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904325/new-medical-education-reform-in-china-towards-healthy-china-2030
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Peipei Song, Chunlin Jin, Wei Tang
On July 11, 2017, the State Council of China issued a bold plan to revolutionize medical education and promote collaboration between medical education and practice. The cornerstone of the plan is training more qualified medical professionals to improve public healthcare on the path to Healthy China 2030. According to this plan, a "5+3" training system will be instituted to train medical professionals in China, and top medical colleges will be encouraged to recruit more students. However, given the less-than-ideal professional status of Chinese doctors, the frequent incidents of violence against them, long working hours and a heavy workload, and an unsatisfactory income, attracting personnel to work in medicine and health care has become a challenge...
2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903025/experimental-neospora-caninum-infection-in-chickens-gallus-gallus-domesticus-with-oocysts-and-tachyzoites-of-two-recent-isolates-reveals-resistance-to-infection
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Solange Oliveira, Juliana Aizawa, Herbert Sousa Soares, Daniela Pontes Chiebao, Márcio Botelho de Castro, Aline S Hora, Marcos Gomes Lopes, Gereon Schares, Mark C Jenkins, Oliver C H Kwok, Ricardo Augusto Dias, Solange Maria Gennari, Jitender P Dubey, Hilda Fátima Jesus Pena
The importance of birds in the biological cycle of Neospora caninum is not clear. We report unsuccessful Neospora infection in chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) using two isolates of N. caninum. In experiment #1, 30 White Leghorn chickens were orally inoculated with viable N. caninum oocysts (NC-SP1 isolate, 200 oocysts per bird) via the crop at 21 days of age. Groups of three birds were euthanized at intervals of 7 days (a total of 9 weeks) and one group was challenged with the same oocyst dose at 37 days p...
September 10, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901484/molecular-iodine-impairs-chemoresistance-mechanisms-enhances-doxorubicin-retention-and-induces-downregulation-of-the-cd44-cd24-and-e-cadherin-vimentin-subpopulations-in-mcf-7-cells-resistant-to-low-doses-of-doxorubicin
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Alexander Bontempo, Brenda Ugalde-Villanueva, Evangelina Delgado-González, Ángel Luis Rodríguez, Carmen Aceves
One of the most dreaded clinical events for an oncology patient is resistance to treatment. Chemoresistance is a complex phenomenon based on alterations in apoptosis, the cell cycle and drug metabolism, and it correlates with the cancer stem cell phenotype and/or epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Molecular iodine (I2) exerts an antitumor effect on different types of iodine-capturing neoplasms by its oxidant/antioxidant properties and formation of iodolipids. In the present study, wild-type breast carcinoma cells (MCF-7/W) were treated chronically with 10 nM doxorubicin (DOX) to establish a low-dose DOX-resistant mammary cancer model (MCF-7/D)...
September 1, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900499/profiling-chemotherapy-associated-myelotoxicity-among-chinese-gastric-cancer-population-receiving-cytotoxic-conventional-regimens-epidemiological-features-timing-predictors-and-clinical-impacts
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Ci Zhu, Yan Wang, Xicheng Wang, Chunmei Bai, Dan Su, Bing Cao, Jianming Xu
Objectives: We aim to evaluate the epidemiological features, timing, predictors and clinical impacts of chemotherapy-associated myelotoxicity in Chinese gastric cancer population receiving six established cytotoxic conventional regimens (CF/XP, EC(O)F/EC(O)X, DC(O)F/DC(O)X, PC(O)F/PC(O)X, FOLFOX4, or mFOLFOX7/XELOX). Patients and methods: A 4-year multicenter, prospective, observational study was conducted in multiple hospitals/institutes spanning three major regions in China. A total of 1,285 patients with gastric cancer, treated with six selected regimens between 2010 and 2014 were included...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895052/the-effects-of-periostin-in-a-rat-model-of-isoproterenol-mediated-cardiotoxicity
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Mahmut Sözmen, Alparslan K Devrim, Yonca B Kabak, Tuba Devrim, Mert Sudagidan
Periostin is an extracellular matrix protein from fasciclin family, and it plays an important role in the cell adhesion, migration, and growth of the organism. Periostin prevents apoptosis while stimulating cardiomyocytes. The present study was designed to investigate cardioprotective effects of the recombinant murine periostin peptide administration in a rat model of isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial injury. The experiment was performed on 84 adult male Sprague Dawley rats in 4 groups (n = 21): control group (1), periostin-treated group (2), ISO-treated group (3), and ISO + periostin-treated group (4)...
September 11, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
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