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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930371/polyhydramnios-frequency-of-congenital-anomalies-in-relation-to-the-value-of-the-amniotic-fluid-index
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Jakub Kornacki, Magdalena Adamczyk, Przemysław Wirstlein, Maciej Osiński, Ewa Wender-Ożegowska
OBJECTIVES: The aims of our study were to assess the correlation between the amniotic fluid index (AFI) value and the frequency and type of fetal anomalies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The material included 94 patients at the third trimester of pregnancy, 60 with mild polyhydramnios, 19 with moderate one, and 15 with severe one. Polyhydramnios was diagnosed if AFI was > 24 cm. All patients were divided into three groups based on the value of AFI: 1) mild polyhydramnios with AFI between 24...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930299/authors-response-july-6-2017-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-concerning-the-paper-impact-of-road-traffic-noise-on-sleep-disturbances-and-attention-disorders-amongst-school-children-living-in-upper-silesian-industrial-zone-poland
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Michał Skrzypek, Małgorzata Kowalska, Elżbieta M Czech, Ewa Niewiadomska, Jan E Zejda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929543/does-the-suburethral-sling-change-its-location
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Wojciech Majkusiak, Andrzej Pomian, Paweł Tomasik, Edyta Horosz, Aneta Zwierzchowska, Jacek Kociszewski, Ewa Barcz
OBJECTIVES: To ascertain whether a phenomenon of sling migration exists after suburethral sling placement, whether this might be responsible for suboptimal sling location and persistent incontinence, and whether a link exists between sling dislocation or migration and risk factors, such as obesity or age. METHODS: The present prospective cohort study was carried out in a group of 244 patients who underwent retropubic sling implantation. Sling location was determined by means of pelvic floor ultrasound, and calculated relative to the individual patient's urethral length measured before the procedure...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929116/the-diagnostic-value-of-nuclear-matrix-proteins-in-bladder-cancer-in-the-aspect-of-environmental-risk-from-carcinogens
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Beata Szymańska, Ewa Sawicka, Anna Guzik, Romuald Zdrojowy, Anna Długosz
BACKGROUND: The interaction of environmental factors with genetic susceptibility and detoxification level seems to be an important causative factor in bladder cancer (BC). The aim of this study was to look for a BC marker panel which reflects the environmental risk. The nuclear matrix protein 22 (NMP22), bladder cancer-4 (BLCA-4), and total level proteins NMP22 and BLCA-4 (NMBL) in BC patients with genetic predisposition NAT2 (classified as slow acetylators, SA), DNA damage (8-OHdG), and detoxification by isoenzyme GSTπ activity were measured...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928904/depletion-of-the-third-complement-component-ameliorates-age-dependent-oxidative-stress-and-positively-modulates-autophagic-activity-in-aged-retinas-in-a-mouse-model
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Dorota Rogińska, Miłosz P Kawa, Ewa Pius-Sadowska, Renata Lejkowska, Karolina Łuczkowska, Barbara Wiszniewska, Kai Kaarniranta, Jussi J Paterno, Christian A Schmidt, Bogusław Machaliński, Anna Machalińska
The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of complement component C3 global depletion on the biological structure and function of the aged retina. In vivo morphology (OCT), electrophysiological function (ERG), and the expression of selected oxidative stress-, apoptosis-, and autophagy-related proteins were assessed in retinas of 12-month-old C3-deficient and WT mice. Moreover, global gene expression in retinas was analyzed by RNA arrays. We found that the absence of active C3 was associated with (1) alleviation of the age-dependent decrease in retinal thickness and gradual deterioration of retinal bioelectrical function, (2) significantly higher levels of antioxidant enzymes (catalase and glutathione reductase) and the antiapoptotic survivin and Mcl-1/Bak dimer, (3) lower expression of the cellular oxidative stress marker-4HNE-and decreased activity of proapoptotic caspase-3, (4) ameliorated retinal autophagic activity with localization of ubiquitinated protein conjugates commonly along the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) layer, and (5) significantly increased expression of several gene sets associated with maintenance of the physiological functions of the neural retina...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928681/how-does-l1-and-l2-exposure-impact-l1-performance-in-bilingual-children-evidence-from-polish-english-migrants-to-the-united-kingdom
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Ewa Haman, Zofia Wodniecka, Marta Marecka, Jakub Szewczyk, Marta Białecka-Pikul, Agnieszka Otwinowska, Karolina Mieszkowska, Magdalena Łuniewska, Joanna Kołak, Aneta Miękisz, Agnieszka Kacprzak, Natalia Banasik, Małgorzata Foryś-Nogala
Most studies on bilingual language development focus on children's second language (L2). Here, we investigated first language (L1) development of Polish-English early migrant bilinguals in four domains: vocabulary, grammar, phonological processing, and discourse. We first compared Polish language skills between bilinguals and their Polish non-migrant monolingual peers, and then investigated the influence of the cumulative exposure to L1 and L2 on bilinguals' performance. We then examined whether high exposure to L1 could possibly minimize the gap between monolinguals and bilinguals...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925376/quantification-of-nanoparticle-concentration-in-colloidal-suspensions-by-a-non-destructive-optical-method
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Sandhya Clement, Brint Gardner, Wan Aizuddin W Razali, Victoria Coleman, Åsa Jämting, Heather Catchpoole, Ewa M Goldys, Jan Herrmann, Andrei V Zvyagin
The estimation of nanoparticle number concentration in colloidal suspensions is a prerequisite in many procedures, and in particular in multi-stage, low-yield reactions. Here, we describe a rapid, non-destructive method based on optical extinction and dynamic light scattering, which combines measurements using common bench-top instrumentation with a numerical algorithm to calculate the particle size distribution and concentration. These quantities were derived from Mie theory applied to measurements of the optical extinction spectrum of homogeneous, non-absorbing nanoparticles, and the relative particle size distribution of a colloidal suspension...
September 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924491/sstr4-childhood-adversity-self-efficacy-and-suicide-risk-in-alcoholics
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Dominika Berent, Gerard Emilien, Michał Podgórski, Ewa Kusideł, Dominika Kulczycka-Wojdala, Bożena Szymańska, Marian Macander, Zofia Pawłowska
BACKGROUND: Patients with alcohol dependence (AD) are known to develop poor social skills, to report a higher number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and to attempt suicide more frequently than the general population. The background for the association between ACEs and a higher risk of suicide still remains understudied. SSTR4 rs2567608 is a functional polymorphism of the gene for somatostatin receptor subtype 4, predominantly found in the CA1 hippocampus area and involved in memory formation...
2017: Translational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924374/no-association-of-proton-pump-inhibitor-use-with-fasting-or-postload-glycaemia-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-study
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Olga Kruszelnicka, Marcin Kuźma, Iwona Z Pena, Ian B Perera, Bernadeta Chyrchel, Ewa Wieczorek-Surdacka, Andrzej Surdacki
Background: Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use was reportedly associated with an excess of adverse cardiovascular (CV) events, thus making their systemic effects relevant to public health. PPIs reduce gastric acid secretion, causing increased gastrin release. Gastrin stimulates β-cell neogenesis and enhances insulin release, exerting an incretin-like effect. Our aim was to assess, if PPI usage is associated with altered glycaemia in patients with CV disease. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed medical records of 102 subjects (80 with ischemic heart disease) who underwent a routine oral glucose tolerance test while hospitalized in a cardiology department...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923932/cell-cycle-targeting-micrornas-promote-differentiation-by-enforcing-cell-cycle-exit
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Tobias Otto, Sheyla V Candido, Mary S Pilarz, Ewa Sicinska, Roderick T Bronson, Michaela Bowden, Iga A Lachowicz, Kristin Mulry, Anne Fassl, Richard C Han, Emmanuelle S Jecrois, Piotr Sicinski
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been known to affect various biological processes by repressing expression of specific genes. Here we describe an essential function of the miR-34/449 family during differentiation of epithelial cells. We found that miR-34/449 suppresses the cell-cycle machinery in vivo and promotes cell-cycle exit, thereby allowing epithelial cell differentiation. Constitutive ablation of all six members of this miRNA family causes derepression of multiple cell cycle-promoting proteins, thereby preventing epithelial cells from exiting the cell cycle and entering a quiescent state...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922455/stem-cell-mobilization-in-patients-with-dialysis-dependent-multiple-myeloma-report-of-the-polish-multiple-myeloma-group
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Anna Waszczuk-Gajda, Joanna Drozd-Sokołowska, Piotr Boguradzki, Jarosław Dybko, Tomasz Wróbel, Grzegorz Władysław Basak, Krzysztof Mądry, Emilian Snarski, Grzegorz Charliński, Ewa Frączak, Joanna Matuszkiewicz-Rowińska, Marian Klinger, Hanna Augustyniak-Bartosik, Magdalena Krajewska, Paweł Żebrowski, Maria Król, Elżbieta Urbanowska, Artur Jurczyszyn, Michał Taszner, Wieslaw Wiktor Jędrzejczak, Jadwiga Dwilewicz-Trojaczek
INTRODUCTION: High-dose chemotherapy with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) improves the outcome of patients with multiple myeloma (MM). It seems that auto-HSCT is also a feasible therapeutic option in MM dialysis-dependent (MMDD) patients. However, to perform transplantation, a sufficient number of stem cells must be collected. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Given that data on mobilization of auto-HSC efficacy and safety in dialysis-dependent patients are limited, we report data from all Polish Centers belonging to the Polish Multiple Myeloma Group...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922436/genetic-risk-factors-for-autoimmune-thyroid-disease-might-affect-the-susceptibility-to-and-modulate-the-progression-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Aleksander Kuś, Magdalena Arłukowicz-Grabowska, Konrad Szymański, Ewa Wunsch, Małgorzata Milkiewicz, Rafał Płoski, Zakera Shums, Gary L Norman, Piotr Milkiewicz, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Marcin Krawczyk
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) frequently suffer from extrahepatic autoimmune conditions, of which autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) is one of the most common. Previous studies identified several genetic variants increasing the odds of developing AITD. Here we investigate whether AITD-associated polymorphisms might also play a role in the development and clinical course of PBC and PBC associated with AITD (PBC-AITD). METHODS: To this end, we prospectively recruited 230 patients with PBC and 421 healthy controls...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921975/intricacies-of-van-der-waals-interactions-in-systems-with-elongated-bonds-revealed-by-electron-groups-embedding-and-high-level-coupled-cluster-approaches
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Ewa Pastorczak, Jun Shen, Michal Hapka, Piotr Piecuch, Katarzyna Pernal
Non-covalent interactions between molecules with stretched intramonomer covalent bonds are a fascinating, yet little studied area. This shortage of information stems largely from the inability of most of the commonly used computational quantum chemistry methods to accurately describe weak long-range and strong non-dynamic correlations at the same time. In this work, we propose a geminal-based approach, abbreviated as EERPA-GVB, capable of describing such systems in a robust manner using relatively inexpensive computational steps...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921772/interplay-of-classic-exp-and-specific-vfm-quorum-sensing-systems-on-the-phenotypic-features-of-dickeya-solani-strains-exhibiting-different-virulence-levels
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Marta Potrykus, Nicole Hugouvieux-Cotte-Pattat, Ewa Lojkowska
Bacteria from the genus Dickeya cause severe symptoms on numerous economically important plants. D. solani is the Dickeya species most frequently found on infected potato plants in Europe. D. solani strains from different countries show high genetic homogeneity but significant differences in their virulence level. Dickeya species possess two quorum sensing (QS) mechanisms: the Exp system based on classic N-acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) signals and a specific system depending on the production and perception of a molecule of unknown structure, Virulence Factor Modulating (VFM)...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921412/how-close-are-we-to-therapies-for-sanfilippo-disease
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Lidia Gaffke, Karolina Pierzynowska, Ewa Piotrowska, Grzegorz Węgrzyn
Sanfilippo disease is one of mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS), a group of lysosomal storage diseases characterized by accumulation of partially degraded glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). It is classified as MPS type III, though it is caused by four different genetic defects, determining subtypes A, B, C and D. In each subtype of MPS III, the primary storage GAG is heparan sulfate (HS), but mutations leading to A, B, C, and D subtypes are located in genes coding for heparan N-sulfatase (the SGSH gene), α-N-acetylglucosaminidase (the NAGLU gene), acetyl-CoA:α-glucosaminide acetyltransferase (the HGSNAT gene), and N-acetylglucosamine-6-sulfatase (the GNS gene), respectively...
September 18, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920921/increased-intracellular-proteolysis-reduces-disease-severity-in-an-er-stress-associated-dwarfism
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Lorna A Mullan, Ewa J Mularczyk, Louise H Kung, Mitra Forouhan, Jordan Ma Wragg, Royston Goodacre, John F Bateman, Eileithyia Swanton, Michael D Briggs, Raymond P Boot-Handford
The short-limbed dwarfism metaphyseal chondrodysplasia type Schmid (MCDS) is linked to mutations in type X collagen, which increase ER stress by inducing misfolding of the mutant protein and subsequently disrupting hypertrophic chondrocyte differentiation. Here, we show that carbamazepine (CBZ), an autophagy-stimulating drug that is clinically approved for the treatment of seizures and bipolar disease, reduced the ER stress induced by 4 different MCDS-causing mutant forms of collagen X in human cell culture...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917729/hplc-apci-ms-ms-method-development-and-validation-for-determination-of-tocotrienols-in-human-breast-adipose-tissue
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Ewa Bartosińska, Julia Jacyna, Agnieszka Borsuk-De Moor, Michał Kaliszan, Wiesław Janusz Kruszewski, Zbigniew Jankowski, Danuta Siluk
For the last decade, significant attention has been paid to the potential role of tocotrienols in prevention and therapy of breast cancer. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop and validate analytical method for quantitative determination of tocotrienols (α-, β-, γ- and δ-tocotrienol) in human breast adipose tissue with the use of high performance liquid chromatography coupled with APCI-MS/MS detection. Separation of target compounds was achieved within 10min with the use of naphthylethyl Cosmosil 2...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915241/the-relative-contribution-of-dna-methylation-and-genetic-variants-on-protein-biomarkers-for-human-diseases
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Muhammad Ahsan, Weronica E Ek, Mathias Rask-Andersen, Torgny Karlsson, Allan Lind-Thomsen, Stefan Enroth, Ulf Gyllensten, Åsa Johansson
Associations between epigenetic alterations and disease status have been identified for many diseases. However, there is no strong evidence that epigenetic alterations are directly causal for disease pathogenesis. In this study, we combined SNP and DNA methylation data with measurements of protein biomarkers for cancer, inflammation or cardiovascular disease, to investigate the relative contribution of genetic and epigenetic variation on biomarker levels. A total of 121 protein biomarkers were measured and analyzed in relation to DNA methylation at 470,000 genomic positions and to over 10 million SNPs...
September 15, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914821/biocompatibility-of-titania-nanotube-coatings-enriched-with-silver-nanograins-by-chemical-vapor-deposition
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Piotr Piszczek, Żaneta Lewandowska, Aleksandra Radtke, Tomasz Jędrzejewski, Wiesław Kozak, Beata Sadowska, Magdalena Szubka, Ewa Talik, Fabrizio Fiori
Bioactivity investigations of titania nanotube (TNT) coatings enriched with silver nanograins (TNT/Ag) have been carried out. TNT/Ag nanocomposite materials were produced by combining the electrochemical anodization and chemical vapor deposition methods. Fabricated coatings were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and Raman spectroscopy. The release effect of silver ions from TNT/Ag composites immersed in bodily fluids, has been studied using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
September 15, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913981/age-dependent-expression-of-nav1-9-channels-in-medial-prefrontal-cortex-mpfc-pyramidal-neurons-in-rats
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Maciej Gawlak, Bartłomiej Szulczyk, Adam Berlowski, Katarzyna Grzelka, Anna Stachurska, Justyna Pelka, Katarzyna Czarzasta, Maciej Malecki, Przemyslaw Kurowski, Ewa Nurowska, Pawel Szulczyk
Developmental changes that occur in the prefrontal cortex during adolescence alter behavior. These behavioral alterations likely stem from changes in prefrontal cortex neuronal activity, which may depend on the properties and expression of ion channels. Nav1.9 sodium channels conduct a Na(+) current that is TTX resistant with a low threshold and noninactivating over time. The purpose of this study was to assess the presence of Nav1.9 channels in medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) layer II and V pyramidal neurons in young (20-day-old), late adolescent (60-day-old) and adult (6-7-month-old) rats...
September 15, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
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