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Romain Capoulade, Xin Zeng, Jessica R Overbey, Gorav Ailawadi, John H Alexander, Deborah Ascheim, Michael Bowdish, Annetine C Gelijns, Paul Grayburn, Irving L Kron, Robert A Levine, Michael J Mack, Serguei Melnitchouk, Robert E Michler, John C Mullen, Patrick O'Gara, Michael K Parides, Peter Smith, Pierre Voisine, Judy Hung
BACKGROUND: In ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR), ring annuloplasty is associated with a significant rate of recurrent MR. Ring size is based on intertrigonal distance without consideration of left ventricular (LV) size. However, LV size is an important determinant of mitral valve (MV) leaflet tethering before and after repair. We aimed to determine whether LV-MV ring mismatch (mismatch of LV size relative to ring size) is associated with recurrent MR in patients with IMR after restrictive ring annuloplasty...
October 25, 2016: Circulation
Torunn Varmdal, Imre Janszky, Inger J Bakken, Hanne Ellekjær, Hild Fjærtoft, Siri E Håberg, Kaare H Bønaa
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a plausible triggering factor for stroke, yet the magnitude of this excess risk remains unclear. This study aimed to quantify the transient change in risk of stroke for up to 12 weeks after PCI. We applied the case-crossover method, using data from the Norwegian Patient Register on all hospitalizations in Norway in the period of 2008 to 2014. The relative risk (RR) of ischemic stroke was highest during the first 2 days after PCI (RR 17.5, 95% confidence interval [CI] 4...
September 29, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Azien Laqmani, Maxim Avanesov, Sebastian Butscheidt, Maximilian Kurfürst, Susanne Sehner, Jakob Schmidt-Holtz, Thorsten Derlin, Cyrus Behzadi, Hans D Nagel, Gerhard Adam, Marc Regier
OBJECTIVE: To compare both image quality and visibility of normal and abnormal findings at submillisievert chest CT (smSv-CT) using filtered back projection (FBP) and the two different iterative reconstruction (IR) techniques iterative model reconstruction (IMR) and iDose(4)™. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This institutional review board approved study was based on retrospective interpretation of clinically indicated acquired data. The requirement to obtain informed consent was waived...
November 2016: European Journal of Radiology
Andrea Szentesi, Emese Tóth, Emese Bálint, Júlia Fanczal, Tamara Madácsy, Dorottya Laczkó, Imre Ignáth, Anita Balázs, Petra Pallagi, József Maléth, Zoltán Rakonczay, Balázs Kui, Dóra Illés, Katalin Márta, Ágnes Blaskó, Alexandra Demcsák, Andrea Párniczky, Gabriella Pár, Szilárd Gódi, Dóra Mosztbacher, Ákos Szücs, Adrienn Halász, Ferenc Izbéki, Nelli Farkas, Péter Hegyi
OBJECTIVE: Biomedical investment trends in 2015 show a huge decrease of investment in gastroenterology. Since academic research usually provides the basis for industrial research and development (R&D), our aim was to understand research trends in the field of gastroenterology over the last 50 years and identify the most endangered areas. METHODS: We searched for PubMed hits for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases for the 1965-2015 period. Overall, 1,554,325 articles were analyzed...
2016: PloS One
Katalin Márta, Nelli Farkas, Imre Szabó, Anita Illés, Áron Vincze, Gabriella Pár, Patrícia Sarlós, Judit Bajor, Ákos Szűcs, József Czimmer, Dóra Mosztbacher, Andrea Párniczky, Kata Szemes, Dániel Pécsi, Péter Hegyi
The recently published guidelines for acute pancreatitis (AP) suggest that enteral nutrition (EN) should be the primary therapy in patients suffering from severe acute pancreatitis (SAP); however, none of the guidelines have recommendations on mild and moderate AP (MAP). A meta-analysis was performed using the preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P). The following PICO (problem, intervention, comparison, outcome) was applied: P: nutrition in AP; I: enteral nutrition (EN); C: nil per os diet (NPO); and O: outcome...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Francesco Nappi, Cristiano Spadaccio, Antonio Nenna, Mario Lusini, Massimiliano Fraldi, Christophe Acar, Massimo Chello
OBJECTIVE: The symmetry of mitral valve tethering and regional left ventricle wall dysfunction are reported to play a fundamental role in the outcomes and long-term durability of surgical repair in ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR). We recently demonstrated in a randomized clinical trial (the Papillary Muscle Approximation trial) the superiority of papillary muscle approximation (PMA) in combination with standard restrictive annuloplasty (RA) in severe IMR over annuloplasty alone in terms of adverse left ventricular remodeling and mitral regurgitation (MR) recurrence...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Abhijit Sen, Signe Opdahl, Linn Beate Strand, Lars Johan Vatten, Lars Erik Laugsand, Imre Janszky
BACKGROUND: The association of insomnia with subsequent breast cancer risk is largely unknown. Therefore, we assessed whether different symptoms of insomnia and their combination are associated with incident breast cancer in a large population-based study. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, 33,332 women were followed to monitor the occurrence of their first invasive breast cancer identified by the Cancer Registry of Norway. Insomnia symptoms including (1) nonrestorative sleep and (2>) difficulty initiating and (3) maintaining sleep were self-reported using a study specific measure reflecting the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria...
October 19, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
Ruo-Kai Lin, Yuh-Feng Lin, Ming-Jen Hsu, Chang-Lin Hsieh, Chen-Yu Wang, Chih-Chiang Huang, Wei-Jan Huang
Some hydroxamate compounds induce cancer cell death by intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). This study introduced the hydroxamate core into lovastatin, a fungus metabolite clinically used for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. The resulting compounds were evaluated for the activity for inducing ROS production. Most compounds exhibited higher activity than original lovastatin. Of these compounds, compound 3c had the most potent activity. Test of cytotoxicity in a panel of human cancer cell lines indicated compound 3c had activities superior to cisplatin in prostate cancer PC-3 cells and breast cancer T47D cells...
October 6, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Joyce Bischoff, Guillem Casanovas, Jill Wylie-Sears, Dae-Hee Kim, Philipp Bartko, J Guerrero, Jacob Dal-Bianco, Jonathan Beaudoin, Michael Garcia, Suzanne Sullivan, Margo Seybolt, Brittan Morris, Joshua Keegan, Whitney Irvin, Elena Aikawa, Robert Levine
RATIONALE: Ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR), a complication after myocardial infarction (MI), induces adaptive mitral valve (MV) responses that may be initially beneficial, but eventually lead to leaflet fibrosis and MV dysfunction. We sought to examine the MV endothelial response and its potential contribution to IMR. OBJECTIVE: Endothelial, interstitial and hematopoietic cells in MVs from post-MI sheep were quantified. MV endothelial CD45, found post-MI, was analyzed in vitro...
October 6, 2016: Circulation Research
Petra Füredi, Zsófia Edit Pápay, Kristóf Kovács, Borbála Dalmadi Kiss, Krisztina Ludányi, István Antal, Imre Klebovich
The number of topical fungal infections is growing, mostly owing to immunosuppressive therapy. Several topical fungal infections, such as eye mycoses, can be treated by local administration of antimycotic drugs. One major group of the antifungal agents is triazole, such as voriconazole (VCZ), which is used as the first line treatment of aspergillosis. A disadvantage of VCZ is its low water solubility making the drug difficult to administer in a liquid preparation. The lipid-based nanoparticles (LNP) have attracted increasing attention due to their advantageous properties...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Christine Koehler, Paul F Sauter, Mirella Wawryszyn, Gemma Estrada Girona, Kapil Gupta, Jonathan J M Landry, Markus Hsi-Yang Fritz, Ksenija Radic, Jan-Erik Hoffmann, Zhuo A Chen, Juan Zou, Piau Siong Tan, Bence Galik, Sini Junttila, Peggy Stolt-Bergner, Giancarlo Pruneri, Attila Gyenesei, Carsten Schultz, Moritz Bosse Biskup, Hueseyin Besir, Vladimir Benes, Juri Rappsilber, Martin Jechlinger, Jan O Korbel, Imre Berger, Stefan Braese, Edward A Lemke
We present a baculovirus-based protein engineering method that enables site-specific introduction of unique functionalities in a eukaryotic protein complex recombinantly produced in insect cells. We demonstrate the versatility of this efficient and robust protein production platform, 'MultiBacTAG', (i) for the fluorescent labeling of target proteins and biologics using click chemistries, (ii) for glycoengineering of antibodies, and (iii) for structure-function studies of novel eukaryotic complexes using single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer as well as site-specific crosslinking strategies...
October 17, 2016: Nature Methods
Irene Fleur Kramer, Lex B Verdijk, Henrike M Hamer, Sjors Verlaan, Yvette C Luiking, Imre W K Kouw, Joan M Senden, Janneau van Kranenburg, Annemarie P Gijsen, Jörgen Bierau, Martijn Poeze, Luc J C van Loon
BACKGROUND: Studying the muscle protein synthetic response to food intake in elderly is important, as it aids the development of interventions to combat sarcopenia. Although sarcopenic elderly are the target group for many of these nutritional interventions, no studies have assessed basal or post-prandial muscle protein synthesis rates in this population. OBJECTIVE: To assess the basal and post-prandial muscle protein synthesis rates between healthy and sarcopenic older men...
September 29, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Victoria Grèze, Florence Brugnon, Fanny Chambon, Pascale Halle, Michel Canis, Clotilde Amiot, Anne-Sophie Grémeau, Bruno Pereira, Yania Yáñez Peralta, Andrei Tchirkov, Justyna Kanold
BACKGROUND: Ovarian tissue cryopreservation (OTC) is the only option available to preserve fertility in prepubertal females with neuroblastoma (NB), a childhood solid tumor that can spread to the ovaries, with a risk of reintroducing malignant cells after an ovarian graft. PROCEDURE: We set out to determine whether the analysis of TH (tyrosine hydroxylase), PHOX2B (paired-like homeobox 2b), and DCX (doublecortin) transcripts using quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) could be used to detect NB contamination in ovarian tissue...
October 12, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Orsolya K Gondor, Tibor Janda, Vilmos Soós, Magda Pál, Imre Majláth, Malay K Adak, Ervin Balázs, Gabriella Szalai
Salicylic acid is a promising compound for the reduction of stress sensitivity in plants. Although several biochemical and physiological changes have been described in plants treated with salicylic acid, the mode of action of the various treatments has not yet been clarified. The present work reports a detailed comparative study on the effects of different modes of salicylic acid application at the physiological, metabolomic, and transcriptomic levels. Seed soaking and hydroponic treatments were found to induce various changes in the protective mechanisms of wheat plants...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
Krisztina Somogyári, Péter Móricz, Imre Gerlinger, László Kereskai, István Szanyi, Ildikó Takács
The aim of this study was to evaluate the short and medium-term effects of radiofrequency (RF) and potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) and neodymium-yttrium-aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser treatment on the inferior turbinate mucosa in a porcine model. Following randomization, the inferior turbinates were treated either with RF submucosally or with the KTP or the Nd:YAG laser on the surface under videoendoscopic control. Tissue samples were taken at the end of postoperative weeks 1 and 6, and were evaluated macroscopically and histopathologically...
October 11, 2016: Surgical Innovation
Sang-Don Park, Man-Jong Lee, Yong-Soo Baek, Sung-Woo Kwon, Sung-Hee Shin, Seong-Ill Woo, Dae-Hyeok Kim, Jun Kwan, Keum-Soo Park
AIMS: Ticagrelor has shown greater, more rapid and more consistent platelet inhibition than clopidogrel. However, the superiority of ticagrelor for preventing ischaemic damage in STEMI patients has not been proven. The aim of this trial was to assess whether ticagrelor is superior to clopidogrel in preventing microvascular injury in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with STEMI underwent prospective random assignment to receive a loading dose (LD) of clopidogrel 600 mg or ticagrelor 180 mg (1:1 ratio) before primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
October 10, 2016: EuroIntervention
Karin Kraehenbuehl, Nicole Page-Zoerkler, Olivier Mauroux, Karin Gartenmann, Imre Blank, Rachid Bel-Rhlid
Chlorogenic acid lactones have been identified as key contributors to coffee bitterness. These compounds are formed during roasting by dehydration and cyclization of their precursors, the chlorogenic acids (CGAs). In the present study, we investigated an approach to decompose these lactones in a selective way without affecting the positive coffee attributes developed during roasting. A model system composed of (3-caffeoylquinic acid lactone (3-CQAL), 4- caffeoyl quinic acid lactone (4-CQAL), and 4-feruloylquinic acid lactone (4-FQAL)) was used for the screening of enzymes before treatment of the coffee extracts...
March 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
B Söveges, T Imre, T Szende, Á L Póti, G B Cserép, T Hegedűs, P Kele, K Németh
Correction for 'A systematic study of protein labeling by fluorogenic probes using cysteine targeting vinyl sulfone-cyclooctyne tags' by B. Söveges, et al., Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 6071-6078.
September 26, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Jessica Natascha Prinz, Wolfgang Lutz, Eran Bar-Kalifa, Eshkol Rafaeli
Imagery Rescripting (ImRs) is an emotion-focused treatment technique, which was developed for persons suffering from traumatic experiences. ImRs includes imaginary exposure and rescripting alongside cognitive re-structuring. The principle of ImRs is based on the activation of emotions and the structuring of dysfunctional affective-cognitive schemata. ImRs is an effective treatment for PTSD and could be adapted to suit other psychological disorders. The current state of research focuses primarily on the wide range of uses...
October 6, 2016: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
Vladimir V Zhivonitko, Kristina Sorochkina, Konstantin Chernichenko, Bianka Kótai, Tamás Földes, Imre Pápai, Ville-Veikko Telkki, Timo Repo, Igor Koptyug
The parahydrogen-induced polarization (PHIP) phenomenon, observed when parahydrogen is used in H2 addition processes, provides a means for substantial NMR signal enhancements and mechanistic studies of chemical reactions. Commonly, noble metal complexes are used for parahydrogen activation, whereas metal-free activation is rare. Herein, we report a series of unimolecular metal-free frustrated Lewis pairs based on an ansa-aminoborane (AAB) moiety in the context of PHIP. These molecules, which have a "molecular tweezers" structure, differ in their substituents at the boryl site (-H, -Ph, -o-iPr-Ph, and -Mes)...
October 12, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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