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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110490/high-expression-of-wls-is-associated-with-lymph-node-metastasis-and-advanced-tnm-stage-in-gastric-carcinomas
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Wei Zhang, Hong Tao, Xiao Chen, Haruhiko Sugimura, Jiandong Wang, Ping Zhou
The roles of Wnt protein in carcinogenesis have been well documented in human cancers. Wls is a key modulator for the secretion of Wnt protein. We previously found that Wls was aberrantly expressed in colorectal carcinomas. Studies have revealed that dysregulation of Wnt signal transduction plays an important role in gastric carcinoma. We hypothesized that Wls may play a role in the development and progression of gastric carcinoma. In this study, three gastric cancer cell lines MGC-803, SGC-7901, and AGS, and a set of gastric carcinoma tissue specimens were subjected to immunohistochemistry...
January 22, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110453/update-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cholangiocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Bryan Doherty, Vinod E Nambudiri, William C Palmer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare biliary adenocarcinoma associated with poor outcomes. Cholangiocarcinoma is subdivided into extrahepatic and intrahepatic variants. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is then further differentiated into (1) peripheral mass-forming tumors and (2) central periductal infiltrating tumors. We aimed to review the currently known risk factors, diagnostic tools, and treatment options, as well as highlight the need for further clinical trials and research to improve overall survival rates...
January 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110380/iscev-standard-for-clinical-electro-oculography-2017-update
#3
Paul A Constable, Michael Bach, Laura J Frishman, Brett G Jeffrey, Anthony G Robson
The clinical electro-oculogram (EOG) is an electrophysiological test of the outer retina and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in which changes in the electrical potential across the RPE are recorded during successive periods of dark and light adaptation. This document presents the 2017 EOG Standard from the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV: www.iscev.org ). This standard has been reorganized and updated to include an explanation of the mechanism of the EOG, but without substantive changes to the testing protocol from the previous version published in 2011...
January 21, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110361/the-impact-of-routine-whole-spine-mri-screening-in-the-evaluation-of-spinal-degenerative-diseases
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Rishi Mugesh Kanna, Younis Kamal, Anupama Mahesh, Prakash Venugopal, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, S Rajasekaran
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine is a sensitive investigation, which not only provides detailed images of the spinal column but also adjacent spinal regions and para-vertebral organ systems. Such incidental findings (IF) can be asymptomatic but significant. The efficacy of whole spine T2 sagittal screening in providing additional information has been demonstrated in several spinal diseases but its routine use in patients with spinal degenerative diseases has not been studied...
January 21, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110346/prognostic-value-of-molecular-and-imaging-biomarkers-in-patients-with-supratentorial-glioma
#5
Egesta Lopci, Marco Riva, Laura Olivari, Fabio Raneri, Riccardo Soffietti, Arnoldo Piccardo, Alberto Bizzi, Pierina Navarria, Anna Maria Ascolese, Roberta Rudà, Bethania Fernandes, Federico Pessina, Marco Grimaldi, Matteo Simonelli, Marco Rossi, Tommaso Alfieri, Paolo Andrea Zucali, Marta Scorsetti, Lorenzo Bello, Arturo Chiti
PURPOSE: We evaluated the relationship between (11)C-methionine PET ((11)C-METH PET) findings and molecular biomarkers in patients with supratentorial glioma who underwent surgery. METHODS: A consecutive series of 109 patients with pathologically proven glioma (64 men, 45 women; median age 43 years) referred to our Institution from March 2012 to January 2015 for tumour resection and who underwent preoperative (11)C-METH PET were analysed. Semiquantitative evaluation of the (11)C-METH PET images included SUVmax, region of interest-to-normal brain SUV ratio (SUVratio) and metabolic tumour volume (MTV)...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110343/sex-related-cochlear-impairment-in-cigarette-smokers
#6
Grażyna Lisowska, Jerzy Jochem, Agata Gierlotka, Maciej Misiołek, Wojciech Ścierski
BACKGROUND A number of studies have documented the influence of cigarette smoking on hearing. However, the association between sex and hearing impairment in smokers as measured by otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) has not been clearly established. The aim of this study was to analyze sex-specific effects of smoking on hearing via conventional and ultra-high-frequency pure tone audiometry (PTA), and OAEs, specifically spontaneous OAEs, click-evoked OAEs, and distortion-product OAEs. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 84 healthy volunteers aged 25-45 years (mean 34), among them 46 women (25 non-smokers and 21 smokers) and 38 men (16 non-smokers and 22 smokers)...
January 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110292/biomartr-genomic-data-retrieval-with-r
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Hajk-Georg Drost, Jerzy Paszkowski
MOTIVATION: Retrieval and reproducible functional annotation of genomic data are crucial in biology. However, the current poor usability and transparency of retrieval methods hinders reproducibility. Here we present an open source R package, biomartr, which provides a comprehensive easy-to-use framework for automating data retrieval and functional annotation for meta-genomic approaches. The functions of biomartr achieve a high degree of clarity, transparency and reproducibility of analyses...
January 20, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110213/cannabidiol-attenuates-ogd-r-induced-damage-by-enhancing-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-and-modulating-glucose-metabolism-via-pentose-phosphate-pathway-in-hippocampal-neurons
#8
Shanshan Sun, Fangyuan Hu, Jihong Wu, Shenghai Zhang
Deficient bioenergetics and diminished redox conservation have been implicated in the development of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. In this study, the mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective effects of cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychotropic compound derived from Cannabis sativa with FDA-approved antiepilepsy properties, were studied in vitro using an oxygen-glucose-deprivation/reperfusion (OGD/R) model in a mouse hippocampal neuronal cell line. CBD supplementation during reperfusion rescued OGD/R-induced cell death, attenuated intracellular ROS generation and lipid peroxidation, and simultaneously reversed the abnormal changes in antioxidant biomarkers...
December 31, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110176/the-management-of-hiv-in-pregnancy-a-10-year-experience
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Sonia F Raffe, Charlotte Savage, Louisa A Perry, Amie Patel, Tricia Keith, Richard Howell, Robert Bradley, Rob Bomont, Katy Fidler, Yvonne Gilleece
OBJECTIVE: The package of care to reduce HIV mother to child transmission (MTCT) has evolved significantly since trials of ante and intrapartum antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 1994. In the UK MTCT rate has fallen from 25.6% in the 1990s to 0.46%. We review the management of HIV in pregnancy in Brighton in the context of evolving guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: HIV, obstetric and neonatal notes of all HIV positive women, pregnant between 2003 and 2014, were reviewed. RESULTS: 97 pregnancies in 75 women were identified, resulting in 79 live births...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110113/a-photo-voice-perspective-on-factors-contributing-to-the-resilience-of-hiv-positive-yoruba-adolescent-girls-in-nigeria
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Catherine O Adegoke, Miemsie G Steyn
There is a growing discourse worldwide on the impact of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) on "at risk youths". In response, five HIV-positive Nigerian adolescent girls were qualitatively investigated in collaboration with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Ibadan, an urban settlement in Nigeria in 2013. Using a secondary data analysis from a photo voice component of the research, combined with narratives, we show that participants possess the capacity to overcome their adversities from the effects of HIV infection and remain resilient...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110025/do-the-complications-increased-in-the-anterolateral-right-side-approach-to-treat-the-cervical-degenerative-disorders
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Zhaoyu Ba, Fumin Pan, Xiaoming Liu, Jianguang Zhu, Desheng Wu
The dysphagia and recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy are the most common complications of the patients who underwent anterior cervical surgery in the current literature. These morbidities have led to the study of the impact of sidedness in anterior cervical spine surgery. However, many reports documented the left-side was more effective and safe than right-side based on the anatomy. So the right-side approach is more challenging. We retrospectively study 503 patients with cervical degenerative diseases who underwent cervical spinal surgery using anterolateral right-side approach in our spine center from September 1999 to December 2012 and evaluate the efficient and safety of the anterolateral right-side approach to treat the cervical degenerative diseases...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109972/biological-responses-to-phenylurea-herbicides-in-fish-and-amphibians-new-directions-for-characterizing-mechanisms-of-toxicity
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Vicki L Marlatt, Christopher J Martyniuk
Urea-based herbicides are applied in agriculture to control broadleaf and grassy weeds, acting to either inhibit photosynthesis at photosystem II (phenylureas) or to inhibit acetolactate synthase acetohydroxyacid synthase (sulfonylureas). While there are different chemical formulas for urea-based herbicides, the phenylureas are a widely used class in North America and have been detected in aquatic environments due to agricultural run-off. Here, we summarize the current state of the literature, synthesizing data on phenylureas and their biological effects in two non-target animals, fish and amphibians, with a primary focus on diuron and linuron...
January 18, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109942/effect-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-on-tidal-expiratory-flow-limitation-at-rest-and-during-exercise-in-copd-patients
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Elpida P Theodorakopoulou, Sofia-Antiopi Gennimata, Maria Harikiopoulou, Georgios Kaltsakas, Anastasios Palamidas, Antonia Koutsoukou, Charis Roussos, Epameinondas N Kosmas, Petros Bakakos, Nickolaos G Koulouris
We hypothesized that severe COPD patients who present with the disadvantageous phenomenon of Expiratory Flow Limitation (EFL) may benefit as COPD patients without EFL do after implementation of a PR program. Forty-two stable COPD patients were studied at rest and during exercise. EFL and dynamic hyperinflation (DH) were documented using the negative expiratory pressure (NEP) technique and inspiratory capacity (IC) maneuvers, respectively. Patient centered outcomes were evaluated by the Saint-George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) and the mMRC dyspnea scale...
January 18, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109921/coronary-artery-pet-mr-imaging-feasibility-limitations-and-solutions
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Philip M Robson, Marc R Dweck, Maria Giovanna Trivieri, Ronan Abgral, Nicolas A Karakatsanis, Johanna Contreras, Umesh Gidwani, Jagat P Narula, Valentin Fuster, Jason C Kovacic, Zahi A Fayad
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe the authors' initial experience with combined coronary artery positron emission tomographic (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) and (18)F-sodium fluoride ((18)F-NaF) radiotracers, describe common problems and their solutions, and demonstrate the feasibility of coronary PET/MR imaging in appropriate patients. BACKGROUND: Recently, PET imaging has been applied to the aortic valve and regions of atherosclerosis...
January 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109915/ethnobotanical-survey-of-medicinal-plants-used-in-the-traditional-treatment-of-diabetes-in-chtouka-ait-baha-and-tiznit-western-anti-atlas-morocco
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M Barkaoui, A Katiri, H Boubaker, F Msanda
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In Morocco, diabetes mellitus is a major public health problem with more than 1.5 million cases in 2014. Medicinal plants are widely used by the Moroccan population to treat the illness. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this work is to make an inventory of plant species used in folk medicine for the management of diabetes in Chtouka Ait Baha and Tiznit provinces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The survey was carried out by means of semi-structured questionnaires...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109900/microcystin-lr-retards-gonadal-maturation-through-disrupting-the-growth-hormone-insulin-like-growth-factors-system-in-zebrafish
#16
Jie Hou, Yujing Su, Wang Lin, Honghui Guo, Ping Xie, Jun Chen, Zemao Gu, Li Li
Recent studies have documented that microcystins (MCs) have potential toxic effects on growth and reproduction in fish. However, no systematic data exist on whether MCs cause gonadal development retardation through disrupting the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factors (GH/IGFs) system. To this end, zebrafish hatchlings (5 d post-fertilization) were exposed to 0, 0.3, 3 and 30µg/L microcystin-LR (MC-LR) for 90 d until they reached sexual maturity. Life-cycle exposure to MC-LR caused delayed ovarian maturation and sperm development along with ultrapathological lesions in the brain and liver...
January 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109882/is-the-absence-or-intermittent-yf-vaccination-the-major-contributor-to-its-persistent-outbreaks-in-eastern-africa
#17
Marycelin Mandu Baba, Ikusemoran Mayomi
The Europe 2020 strategy and recently ratified Paris agreement are the main documents in the European Union (EU) involving energy and climate policy. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to reveal the possibilities of EU countries to achieve the Europe 2020 strategy and Paris agreement targets. Referring to the regression analysis, the results showed that the growth of economy and primary energy consumption stimulate GHG emissions in EU-28; meanwhile, the increase of RES share decreased them. Moreover, the paper revealed that if the EU will achieve its targets committed in the Europe 2020 strategy, even assuming fast economic growth, the target to reduce GHG emission by 20% by 2020 compared to 1990 will be achieved...
January 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109824/expanding-the-actions-of-cortisol-and-corticosterone-in-wild-vertebrates-a-necessary-step-to-overcome-the-emerging-challenges
#18
REVIEW
Federico Vera, Roxana Zenuto, C Daniel Antenucci
We conducted a review of scientific articles published between 2000 and 2014 and evaluated how frequently various aspects of cortisol and corticosterone (CORT) actions have been considered in studies on wild vertebrates. Results show that (1) the notion that CORT are stress-responsive hormones is central in our theoretical frameworks and it is reflected by the fact that several articles refer to CORT as "stress hormones". (2) The large majority of studies do not contemplate the possibility of decrease and no change in CORT levels in response to chronic stressors...
January 18, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109819/adapting-to-the-global-shortage-of-cholera-vaccines-targeted-single-dose-cholera-vaccine-in-response-to-an-outbreak-in-south-sudan
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REVIEW
Lucy A Parker, John Rumunu, Christine Jamet, Yona Kenyi, Richard Laku Lino, Joseph F Wamala, Allan M Mpairwe, Iza Ciglenecki, Francisco J Luquero, Andrew S Azman, Jean-Clement Cabrol
Shortages of vaccines for epidemic diseases, such as cholera, meningitis, and yellow fever, have become common over the past decade, hampering efforts to control outbreaks through mass reactive vaccination campaigns. Additionally, various epidemiological, political, and logistical challenges, which are poorly documented in the literature, often lead to delays in reactive campaigns, ultimately reducing the effect of vaccination. In June 2015, a cholera outbreak occurred in Juba, South Sudan, and because of the global shortage of oral cholera vaccine, authorities were unable to secure sufficient doses to vaccinate the entire at-risk population-approximately 1 million people...
January 18, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109735/implementation-and-evaluation-of-two-educational-strategies-to-improve-screening-for-eating-disorders-in-pediatric-primary-care
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Holly C Gooding, Elizabeth Cheever, Sara F Forman, Jonathan Hatoun, Farah Jooma, Currie Touloumtzis, Louis Vernacchio
PURPOSE: Routine screening for disordered eating or body image concerns is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We evaluated the ability of two educational interventions to increase screening for eating disorders in pediatric primary care practice, predicting that the "active-learning" group would have an increase in documented screening after intervention. METHODS: We studied 303 practitioners in a large independent practice association located in the northeastern United States...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
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