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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547316/preliminary-study-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-medium-chain-triglycerides-for-use-as-an-intraocular-tamponading-agent-in-minipigs
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Vincent J Soler, Camille Laurent, Frédéric Sakr, Alain Regnier, Cyrielle Tricoire, Olivier Cases, Renata Kozyraki, Jean-Yves Douet, Véronique Pagot-Mathis
PURPOSE: To date, only silicone oils and gases have the appropriate characteristics for use in vitreo-retinal surgery as vitreous substitutes with intraocular tamponading properties. This preliminary study evaluated the safety and efficacy of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) for use as a tamponading agent in minipigs. METHODS: In 15 minipigs, 15 right eyes underwent vitrectomies followed by injection of MCT tamponade (day 1). Two groups were defined. In Group A (ten eyes), the surgical procedure before MCT injection included induced rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD), retina flattening, and retinopexy...
May 25, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541060/metacognition-and-cognition-in-inpatient-mct-and-cbt-for-comorbid-anxiety-disorders-a-study-of-within-person-effects
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Sverre Urnes Johnson, Asle Hoffart, Hans M Nordahl, Pål G Ulvenes, KariAnne Vrabel, Bruce E Wampold
Psychotherapists have long questioned what mediating processes are linked to outcome of psychotherapy. Few studies examining this question have assessed within-person changes in the process outcome relationship over time. The present study examined changes in cognition and metacognition over the course of therapy using a dataset from a randomized controlled trial comparing Metacognitive therapy (MCT) and Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The sample included 74 patients measured on process and symptom instruments weekly throughout therapy...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Counseling Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533073/the-impact-of-sevoflurane-on-coupling-of-the-left-ventricular-to-systemic-vasculature-in-rats-with-chronic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Lu Wang, Hui Luo, Gang Qin, Yanan Cao, Xiaowei Gao, Zhong Zhang, Zhi Ye, Junjie Zhang, Qulian Guo, E Wang
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between left ventricular function and afterload has not been investigated as much as the right ventricular function under chronic pulmonary hypertension (PH) during anesthesia. This study was designed to investigate effects of sevoflurane on the intrinsic coupling relationship between the left ventricle and systemic vasculature in the presence of PH. DESIGN: A randomized, controlled study. SETTING: University hospital...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528095/structural-and-mechanical-properties-of-organogels-role-of-oil-and-gelator-molecular-structure
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Miguel A Cerqueira, Luiz H Fasolin, Carolina S F Picone, Lorenzo M Pastrana, Rosiane L Cunha, António A Vicente
This work aims at evaluating the influence of oil and gelator structure on organogels' properties through rheological measurements, polarized microscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). Four different food-grade gelators (glyceryl tristearate - GT; sorbitan tristearate - ST; sorbitan monostearate - SM and glyceryl monostearate - GM) were tested in medium-chain triglyceride and high oleic sunflower (MCT and LCT, respectively) oil phases. Organogels were prepared by mixing the oil phase and gelator at different concentrations (5, 10, 15, 20 and 25%) at 80°C during 30min...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525493/influence-of-myelography-and-postmyelographic-ct-on-therapeutic-decisions-in-degenerative-diseases-of-the-cervical-spine
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Thomas Westermaier, Christina Doerr, Christian Stetter, Thomas Linsenmann, Stefan Koehler, Joerg Eriskat, Laszlo Solymosi, Ralf-Ingo Ernestus
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of clinical records and radiologic imaging by 3 independent reviewers to assess the indication for surgical treatment with and without myelography and postmyelographic computed tomography (MCT). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether myelography and MCT obtained in addition to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) influence therapeutic decisions in degenerative diseases of the cervical spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MRI has become the standard examination in spinal diseases...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523263/a-rare-case-of-an-autoamputated-ovary-with-mature-cystic-teratoma
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Hwi Gon Kim, Yong Jung Song, Yong Jin Na, Juseok Yang, Ook Hwan Choi
Autoamputated ovary with mature cystic teratoma (MCT) is a rarely reported gynecologic entity with an unknown prevalence. A 34-year-old woman referred to our clinic for presumed left ovarian tumor. Pelvic examination, ultrasonography and computed tomography scan revealed a 5-cm, cystic ovarian mass with calcification and fat component, and tumor markers were as follows, cancer antigen (CA) 125; 10.4 U/mL, CA19-9; 2 U/mL. Laparoscopy was performed. The mass was identified in the left adnexal region without any ligamentous or direct connection with the pelvic organs...
April 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521513/astragalus-polysaccharides-attenuate-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-rats
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Lin-Bo Yuan, Chun-Yan Hua, Sheng Gao, Ya-Ling Yin, Mao Dai, Han-Yan Meng, Piao-Piao Li, Zhong-Xin Yang, Qing-Hua Hu
Astragalus polysaccharides (APS) have been shown to possess a variety of biological activities including anti-oxidant and anti-inflammation functions in a number of diseases. However, their function in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is still unknown. Rats received APS (200[Formula: see text]mg/kg once two days) for 2 weeks after being injected with monocrotaline (MCT; 60[Formula: see text]mg/kg). The pulmonary hemodynamic index, right ventricular hypertrophy, and lung morphological features of the rat models were examined, as well as the NO/eNOS ratio of wet lung and dry lung weight and MPO...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515551/combining-metacognitive-strategies-with-traditional-cognitive-behavior-therapy-in-generalized-anxiety-disorder-a-case-illustration
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Paulomi M Sudhir, Systla Rukmini, Mahendra Prakash Sharma
CONTEXT: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a challenging clinical condition to manage. Recent psychological models of GAD emphasis on the need to focus on metacognitive processes in addition to symptom reduction. AIMS: We examined the application of metacognitive strategies in addition to conventional cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) techniques in an adult patient with GAD. SETTINGS AND DESIGNS: Asingle case design with pre- and post-assessments on clinician-rated scales was adopted...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513167/quercetin-luteolin-phloretin-and-morin-are-dietary-flavonoid-inhibitors-of-monocarboxylate-transporter-6
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Robert Spencer Jones, Mark Parker, Marilyn Emily Morris
Monocarboxylate transporter 6 (MCT6; SLC16A5) has been recognized for its role as a xenobiotic transporter, with characterized substrates probenecid, bumetanide, and nateglinide. To date, the impact of commonly ingested dietary compounds on MCT6 function has not been investigated and therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate a variety of flavonoids for their potential MCT6-specific interactions. Flavonoids are a large group of polyphenolic phytochemicals found in commonly consumed plant-based products that have been recognized for their dietary health benefits...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511651/high-resolution-mucociliary-transport-measurement-in-live-excised-large-animal-trachea-using-synchrotron-x-ray-imaging
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Martin Donnelley, Kaye S Morgan, Maged Awadalla, Nigel R Farrow, Chris Hall, David W Parsons
BACKGROUND: The Australian Synchrotron Imaging and Medical Beamline (IMBL) was designed as the world's widest synchrotron X-ray beam, enabling both clinical imaging and therapeutic applications for humans as well as the imaging of large animal models. Our group is developing methods for imaging the airways of newly developed CF animal models that display human-like lung disease, such as the CF pig, and we expect that the IMBL can be utilised to image airways in animals of this size. METHODS: This study utilised samples of excised tracheal tissue to assess the feasibility, logistics and protocols required for airway imaging in large animal models such as pigs and sheep at the IMBL...
May 16, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510703/long-chain-fatty-acid-triglyceride-tg-metabolism-disorder-impairs-male-fertility-a-study-using-adipose-triglyceride-lipase-deficient-mice
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Hidetake Masaki, Namhyo Kim, Hitomi Nakamura, Keiichi Kumasawa, Eriko Kamata, Ken-Ichi Hirano, Tadashi Kimura
STUDY QUESTION: Does the deletion of adipose triglyceride lipase (Atgl) gene impair male fertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: The deletion of Atgl gene impaired male fertility but the effect was partially reversed by a low long chain triglyceride (TG) diet. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: ATGL specifically hydrolyses long-chain fatty acid triglyceride (TG) to diacylglycerol and a high level of expression of ATGL in testes has been reported. However, the role of ATGL in male fertility is unknown...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496027/expression-profile-of-matricellular-proteins-in-hypertrophied-right-ventricle-of-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertensive-rats
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Keisuke Imoto, Muneyoshi Okada, Hideyuki Yamawaki
Matricellular proteins, a non-structural extracellular matrix (ECM) component, bind to and modulate various molecules including growth factor, cytokine, protease, other ECM components and cell membrane receptors. While most matricellular proteins are hardly expressed in normal adult tissue, they are re-expressed in heart tissue during cardiac diseases. The present study aimed to clarify the mRNA expression profile of matricellular proteins [secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine: SPARC, hevin, thrombospondin (TSP)-1, -2 and -4, CCN1 and 5, tenascin (Tn)C and N, periostin and osteopontin (OPN)] in hypertrophied right ventricle (RV) of monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary hypertensive rats...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490470/metal-artifact-reduction-of-ct-scans-to-improve-pet-ct
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Charlotte S van der Vos, Anne Ij Arens, Jim Hamill, Christian Hofmann, Vladimir Y Panin, Antoi Pw Meeuwis, Eric P Visser, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei
In recent years different metal artifact reduction (MAR) methods have been developed for computed tomography (CT). These methods have only recently been introduced for positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) even though they could be beneficial for interpretation, segmentation and quantification of the PET/CT images. In this study, phantom and patient scans were analyzed visually and quantitatively to measure the effect on PET images of iterative metal artifact reduction (iMAR) of CT data...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488917/contrasting-gender-and-combat-versus-military-sexual-traumas-psychiatric-symptom-severity-and-morbidities-in-treatment-seeking-veterans
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Minden B Sexton, Greer A Raggio, Lauren B McSweeney, Caitlin C Authier, Sheila A M Rauch
BACKGROUND: Military sexual trauma (MST) and military combat trauma (MCT) are significant risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, no studies have directly contrasted the clinical profiles of Veterans between military-related traumas. Moreover, a notable gender difference in the likelihood of trauma exposure limits our ability to disentangle gender and trauma type. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To address these gaps, we aimed at (1) contrasting psychiatric complaints in Veterans with MST versus MCT exposure and (2) investigating gender differences in Veterans with MST histories...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485364/a-review-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-arising-in-mature-cystic-teratoma-of-the-ovary
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N Abhilasha, U D Bafna, V R Pallavi, P S Rathod, S Krishnappa
INTRODUCTION: Germ cell tumors account for 20-25% of ovarian neoplasms. Mature cystic teratoma (MCT) is the most common ovarian germ cell tumor. Malignancy in MCT is seen in 1-2% of the cases. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) accounts for 80% of the cases and carries a poor prognosis. AIM: To study the clinicopathological factors, management protocols and its outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Case records reviewed from August 2006 to August 2011 at our institute identified 10 women with SCC in ovarian MCT...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474513/bone-marrow-endothelial-progenitor-cells-are-the-cellular-mediators-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-the-murine-monocrotaline-injury-model
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Jason M Aliotta, Mandy Pereira, Sicheng Wen, Mark S Dooner, Michael Del Tatto, Elaine Papa, Yan Cheng, Laura Goldberg, Corey E Ventetuolo, Olin Liang, James R Klinger, Peter J Quesenberry
The role of bone marrow (BM) cells in modulating pulmonary hypertensive responses is not well understood. Determine if BM-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) induce pulmonary hypertension (PH) and if this is attenuated by mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs). Three BM populations were studied: (a) BM from vehicle and monocrotaline (MCT)-treated mice (PH induction), (b) BM from vehicle-, MCT-treated mice that received MSC-EV infusion after vehicle, MCT treatment (PH reversal, in vivo), (c) BM from vehicle-, MCT-treated mice cultured with MSC-EVs (PH reversal, in vitro)...
May 5, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474140/comparison-of-psma-hbed-and-psma-i-t-as-diagnostic-agents-in-prostate-carcinoma
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Michael McCarthy, Tiffany Langton, Divesh Kumar, Andrew Campbell
PURPOSE: Gallium(68)-labelled prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) radiopharmaceuticals can be used to detect prostate cancer (PCa) cells due the their over expression of PSMA. The (68)Ga HBED-PSMA (PSMA-HBED) ligand has been most widely used and can be considered the current gold standard agent. Further PSMA ligands based on the DOTAGA and DOTA conjugates have more recently been developed. These agents (PSMA-I&T and PSMA-617) have potential theranostic capabilities as they can be conjugated with therapeutic radioisotopes...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468322/virus-like-particle-vlp-plus-microcrystalline-tyrosine-mct-adjuvants-enhance-vaccine-efficacy-improving-t-and-b-cell-immunogenicity-and-protection-against-plasmodium-berghei-vivax
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Gustavo Cabral-Miranda, Matthew D Heath, Mona O Mohsen, Ariane C Gomes, Paul Engeroff, Amy Flaxman, Fabiana M S Leoratti, Aadil El-Turabi, Arturo Reyes-Sandoval, Murray A Skinner, Matthias F Kramer, Martin F Bachmann
Vaccination is the most effective prophylactic tool against infectious diseases. Despite continued efforts to control malaria, the disease still generally represents a significant unmet medical need. Microcrystalline tyrosine (MCT) is a well described depot used in licensed allergy immunotherapy products and in clinical development. However, its proof of concept in prophylactic vaccines has only recently been explored. MCT has never been used in combination with virus-like particles (VLPs), which are considered to be one of the most potent inducers of cellular and humoral immune responses in mice and humans...
May 2, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467670/high-cox-2-expression-in-canine-mast-cell-tumours-is-associated-with-proliferation-angiogenesis-and-decreased-overall-survival
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H Gregório, T Raposo, F L Queiroga, I Pires, L Pena, J Prada
COX-2 overexpression is associated with several hallmarks of carcinogenesis such as proliferation, angiogenesis, invasion and metastasis. Fifty cases of canine mast cell tumours (MCT) were retrospectively evaluated and submitted to immunohistochemistry for COX-2, CD31, Ki-67, MAC-387 and CD3. Furthermore its relationship with clinicopathological variables and overall survival (OS) was analysed. COX-2 intensity (P = 0.016), but not COX-2 extension nor score was associated with decreased OS and higher grades of malignancy according to Patnaik (P = 0...
November 7, 2016: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467505/performance-comparison-of-heuristic-algorithms-for-task-scheduling-in-iaas-cloud-computing-environment
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Syed Hamid Hussain Madni, Muhammad Shafie Abd Latiff, Mohammed Abdullahi, Shafi'i Muhammad Abdulhamid, Mohammed Joda Usman
Cloud computing infrastructure is suitable for meeting computational needs of large task sizes. Optimal scheduling of tasks in cloud computing environment has been proved to be an NP-complete problem, hence the need for the application of heuristic methods. Several heuristic algorithms have been developed and used in addressing this problem, but choosing the appropriate algorithm for solving task assignment problem of a particular nature is difficult since the methods are developed under different assumptions...
2017: PloS One
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