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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145170/perioperative-thrombocytopenia-predicts-poor-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Maciej Mitrosz, Remigiusz Kazimierczyk, Malgorzata Chlabicz, Bozena Sobkowicz, Ewa Waszkiewicz, Anna Lisowska, Slawomir Dobrzycki, Wlodzimierz J Musial, Tomasz Hirnle, Karol A Kaminski, Agnieszka M Tycinska
PURPOSE: To determine the time point at which thrombocytopenia after TAVI procedure is an indicator of the worst prognosis, with special consideration of perioperative platelet and coagulation activation as its potential causes. METHODS: Thirty two patients (mean age 78.5±7.9years, 62% females) qualified for TAVI procedure were prospectively evaluated. Platelet counts were assessed at baseline and for the next three postoperative (POD) days. Platelet activation was evaluated by P-selectin (PS, serum, ELISA) and platelet factor 4 (PF-4, CTAD plasma), and blood coagulation activation by prothrombin fragments 1+2 (F1+2, plasma, ELISA)...
November 13, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144171/circadian-gene-methylation-in-rotating-shift-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
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Edyta Reszka, Edyta Wieczorek, Monika Przybek, Ewa Jabłońska, Paweł Kałużny, Agnieszka Bukowska-Damska, Shanbeh Zienolddiny, Beata Pepłońska
Investigating the methylation status of the circadian genes may contribute to a better understanding of the shift work-related circadian disruption in individuals exposed to artificial light at night. In the present study, we determined the methylation status of the circadian genes associated with a shift work pattern among nurses and midwives participating in a cross-sectional study in Lodz, Poland. Quantitative methylation polymerase chain reaction assays were used to assess promoter CpG methylation in PER1, PER2, PER3, CRY1, CRY2, BMAL1, CLOCK, and NPAS2 in genomic DNA from whole blood of 347 women having a rotating-shift work schedule and 363 women working days only...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143884/biominerals-and-waxes-of-calamagrostis-epigejos-and-phragmites-australis-leaves-from-post-industrial-habitats
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Ewa Talik, Adam Guzik, Eugeniusz Małkowski, Gabriela Woźniak, Edyta Sierka
Vascular plants are able to conduct biomineralization processes and collect synthesized compounds in their internal tissues or to deposit them on their epidermal surfaces. This mechanism protects the plant from fluctuations of nutrient levels caused by different levels of supply and demand for them. The biominerals reflect both the metabolic characteristics of a vascular plant species and the environmental conditions of the plant habitat. The SEM/EDX method was used to examine the surface and cross-sections of the Calamagrostis epigejos and Phragmites australis leaves from post-industrial habitats (coal and zinc spoil heaps)...
November 16, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143337/intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas-rapidly-xenografts-in-chicken-eggs-and-predicts-aggressiveness
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Zhefu Zhao, Nathalie Bauer, Ewa Aleksandrowicz, Libo Yin, Jury Gladkich, Wolfgang Gross, Jörg Kaiser, Thilo Hackert, Oliver Strobel, Ingrid Herr
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas has a high risk of progressing to invasive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), but experimental models for IPMN are largely missing. New experimental systems for the molecular characterization of IPMN and for personalized prognosis and treatment options for IPMN are urgently needed. We analyzed the potential use of fertilized chicken eggs for the culture of freshly resected IPMN tissue. We transplanted 49 freshly resected IPMN tissues into eggs and compared the growth characteristics to IPMN tissues transplanted into mice; this was followed by an analysis of histology, morphology and marker expression...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143288/gsk3%C3%AE-controls-mtor-and-prosurvival-signaling-in-neurons
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Malgorzata Urbanska, Agata Gozdz, Matylda Macias, Iwona A Cymerman, Ewa Liszewska, Ilona Kondratiuk, Herman Devijver, Benoit Lechat, Fred Van Leuven, Jacek Jaworski
Glycogen synthase kinases-3β (GSK3β) is a key regulator of cell homeostasis. In neurons, GSK3β contributes to control of neuronal transmission and plasticity. Despite extensive studies in non-neuronal cells, crosstalk between GSK3β and other signaling pathways remains not well defined in neurons. In the present study, we report that GSK3β positively affected the activity of effectors of mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) and complex 2 (mTORC2), in mature neurons in vitro and in vivo. GSK3β also promoted prosurvival signaling and attenuated kainic acid-induced apoptosis...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141550/autophagy-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-breast-cancer-treatment
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Natalia Lisiak, Ewa Toton, Maria Rybczynska
One of the crucial reasons of breast cancer therapy failure is an impairment of mechanisms responsible for metabolism and cellular homeostasis, which makes it difficult to foresee the response to the treatment. Targeted therapy in breast cancer is dictated by the expression of specific molecules such as growth factor or hormone receptors. Many types of breast cancer exhibit different abnormalities in the apoptotic pathway, which confer the resistance to many forms of chemotherapy. Because of the fundamental importance of autophagy in the development and progression of cancer and its ability to affect treatment response, there has been an immense research on molecular regulation and signal transduction mechanisms that control this process...
November 14, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140158/endosomal-trafficking-regulates-receptor-mediated-transcytosis-of-antibodies-across-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Arsalan S Haqqani, Christie E Delaney, Eric Brunette, Ewa Baumann, Graham K Farrington, William Sisk, John Eldredge, Wen Ding, Tammy-Lynn Tremblay, Danica B Stanimirovic
Current methods for examining antibody trafficking are either non-quantitative such as immunocytochemistry or require antibody labeling with tracers. We have developed a multiplexed quantitative method for antibody 'tracking' in endosomal compartments of brain endothelial cells. Rat brain endothelial cells were co-incubated with blood-brain barrier (BBB)-crossing FC5, monovalent FC5Fc or bivalent FC5Fc fusion antibodies and control antibodies. Endosomes were separated using sucrose-density gradient ultracentrifugation and analyzed using multiplexed mass spectrometry to simultaneously quantify endosomal markers, receptor-mediated transcytosis (RMT) receptors and the co-incubated antibodies in each fraction...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138205/long-term-prognosis-of-young-breast-cancer-patients-%C3%A2-40-years-who-did-not-receive-adjuvant-systemic-treatment-protocol-for-the-paradigm-initiative-cohort-study
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Gwen Mhe Dackus, Natalie D Ter Hoeve, Mark Opdam, Willem Vreuls, Zsuzsanna Varga, Esther Koop, Stefan M Willems, Carolien Hm Van Deurzen, Emilie J Groen, Alicia Cordoba, Jos Bart, Antien L Mooyaart, Jan G van den Tweel, Vicky Zolota, Jelle Wesseling, Anna Sapino, Ewa Chmielik, Ales Ryska, Frederic Amant, Annegien Broeks, Ron Kerkhoven, Nikolas Stathonikos, Mitko Veta, Adri Voogd, Katarzyna Jozwiak, Michael Hauptmann, Marlous Hoogstraat, Marjanka K Schmidt, Gabe Sonke, Elsken van der Wall, Sabine Siesling, Paul J van Diest, Sabine C Linn
INTRODUCTION: Currently used tools for breast cancer prognostication and prediction may not adequately reflect a young patient's prognosis or likely treatment benefit because they were not adequately validated in young patients. Since breast cancers diagnosed at a young age are considered prognostically unfavourable, many treatment guidelines recommend adjuvant systemic treatment for all young patients. Patients cured by locoregional treatment alone are, therefore, overtreated. Lack of prognosticators for young breast cancer patients represents an unmet medical need and has led to the initiation of the PAtients with bReAst cancer DIaGnosed preMenopausally (PARADIGM) initiative...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137650/recessive-vars2-mutation-underlies-a-novel-syndrome-with-epilepsy-mental-retardation-short-stature-growth-hormone-deficiency-and-hypogonadism
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Abdulaziz Alsemari, Banan Al-Younes, Ewa Goljan, Dyala Jaroudi, Faisal BinHumaid, Brian F Meyer, Stefan T Arold, Dorota Monies
BACKGROUND: Most mitochondrial and cytoplasmic aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (aaRSs) are encoded by nuclear genes. Syndromic disorders resulting from mutation of aaRSs genes display significant phenotypic heterogeneity. We expand aaRSs-related phenotypes through characterization of the clinical and molecular basis of a novel autosomal-recessive syndrome manifesting severe mental retardation, ataxia, speech impairment, epilepsy, short stature, microcephaly, hypogonadism, and growth hormone deficiency...
November 14, 2017: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136959/alterations-of-biomechanics-in-cancer-and-normal-cells-induced-by-doxorubicin
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Kaja Fraczkowska, Marcin Bacia, Magda Przybyło, Dominik Drabik, Aleksandra Kaczorowska, Justyna Rybka, Ewa Stefanko, Slawomir Drobczynski, Jan Masajada, Halina Podbielska, Tomasz Wrobel, Marta Kopaczynska
Mechanical properties of biological structures play an important role in regulating cellular activities and are critical for understanding metabolic processes in cancerous cells and the effects of drugs. For some cancers, such as acute myeloid leukaemia, chemotherapy is one of preferential methods. However, due to the lack of selectivity to cancer cells, cytostatic agents cause toxicity to normal tissues. Here, we study the effect of doxorubicin (DOX) on the mechanical properties of DNA molecules, leukemic blast cells and erythrocytes, using optical tweezers...
November 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136617/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-an-implanted-pacemaker-after-80-years-of-age-in-a-4-year-follow-up
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Krystyna Krzemień-Wolska, Andrzej Tomasik, Celina Wojciechowska, Karolina Barańska-Pawełczak, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska, Wojciech Jacheć
BACKGROUND: The controversy over electrotherapy for patients aged >80 years occurs already at the stage of qualification for this treatment type and concerns optimal device selection, the implantation strategy, and the overall benefit from pacemaker therapy. The group also has a considerable number of cardiovascular risk factors, and the data from the literature on the impact of the pacing mode on the remote prognosis of this group are ambiguous. OBJECTIVE: Assessment of the risk factors for death among patients with implanted pacemakers >80 years of age in a 4-year follow-up...
November 15, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135307/correlation-between-flicker-induced-retinal-vessel-vasodilatation-and-plasma-biomarkers-of-endothelial-dysfunction-in-hypertensive-patients
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Machalińska Anna, Pius-Sadowska Ewa, Babiak Katarzyna, Sałacka Anna, Safranow Krzysztof, Kawa Miłosz Piotr, Machaliński Bogusław
PURPOSE: Hypertension (HT) strongly affects the vascular endothelium, resulting in chronic inflammatory disease. Dynamic vessel analysis (DVA) is a modern methodological approach to analyze vascular function in the retinal microcirculation. The aim of this study was to examine whether a defective retinal vessels response is associated with HT-induced endothelial dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retinal vessel reactions to flicker stimulation were examined by DVA in both eyes of 37 hypertensive and 41 healthy control subjects...
November 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134616/zonulin-inflammation-and-iron-status-in-patients-with-early-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Ewelina Lukaszyk, Mateusz Lukaszyk, Ewa Koc-Zorawska, Anna Bodzenta-Lukaszyk, Jolanta Malyszko
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Zonulin is the only known regulator of intestinal permeability. It is also considered as a potential inflammatory marker in several conditions such as diabetes and inflammatory bowel syndrome. The aim of the study was to investigate zonulin levels in patients with early stages of CKD and its possible correlation with inflammation, anemia and iron status parameters. METHODS: Eighty-eight patients with early stages of CKD and 23 healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study...
November 13, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132095/inhibition-of-tnf-reduces-mechanical-orofacial-hyperalgesia-induced-by-complete-freund-s-adjuvant-by-a-trpv1-dependent-mechanism-in-mice
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Krzysztof Lis, Tomasz Grygorowicz, Agnieszka Cudna, David E Szymkowski, Ewa Bałkowiec-Iskra
BACKGROUND: Inflammation in the orofacial region results in pain and is associated with many pathological states, including migraine, neuralgias and temporomandibular disorder. Although extensively studied, the mechanisms responsible for these conditions are not known and effective treatments are lacking. We reported earlier that the proinflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF) plays an important role in regulation of trigeminal ganglion (TG) neuron function in vitro. In the present study we investigated the role of TNF in mechanical hypersensitivity in mice...
June 3, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131849/modelling-the-cost-effectiveness-of-hiv-care-shows-a-clear-benefit-when-transmission-risk-is-considered-in-the-calculations-a-message-for-central-and-eastern-europe
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Justyna D Kowalska, Grzegorz Wójcik, Jakub Rutkowski, Magdalena Ankiersztejn-Bartczak, Ewa Siewaszewicz
BACKGROUND: HIV epidemic remains a major global health issue. Data from cost-effectiveness analyses base on CD4+ count and morbidity in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic HIV infection. The approach adopted in these analyses includes many other factors, previously not investigated. Additionally, we evaluate the impact of sexual HIV transmission due to delayed cART on the cost-effectiveness of care. METHODS: A lifetime Markov model (1-month cycle) was developed to estimate the cost per quality adjusted life years (QALY) for a 1- and 3-year delay in starting cART (as compared to starting immediately at linkage to care) lifetime costs, clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131570/identification-and-characterisation-of-dual-inhibitors-of-the-usp25-28-deubiquitinating-enzyme-subfamily
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Jonathan D Wrigley, Gerald Gavory, Iain Simpson, Marian Preston, Helen Plant, Jenna Bradley, Anne U Goeppert, Ewelina Rozycka, Gareth Davies, Jarrod Walsh, Andrea Valentine, Keeva McClelland, Krzysztofa Ewa Odrzywol, Jonathan Renshaw, Joanna Boros, Jonathan Tart, Lindsey Leach, Thorsten Nowak, Richard A Ward, Timothy Harrison, David M Andrews
The Ubiquitin Proteasome System is widely postulated to be a new and important field of drug discovery for the future, with the Ubiquitin Specific Proteases (USP) representing one of the more attractive target classes within the area. Many USPs have been linked to critical axes for therapeutic intervention, and the finding that USP28 is required for c-Myc stability suggests that USP28 inhibition may represent a novel approach to target this so far undruggable oncogene. Here we describe the discovery of the first reported inhibitors of USP28, which we demonstrate are able to bind to and inhibit USP28, and whilst displaying a dual activity against the closest homologue USP25, these inhibitors show a high degree of selectivity over other deubiquitinases...
November 13, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131412/oxidation-of-polynuclear-aromatic-hydrocarbons-using-ruthenium-ion-catalyzed-oxidation-the-role-of-aromatic-ring-number-in-reaction-kinetics-and-product-distribution
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Stuart H Taylor, Ewa Nowicka, Tomos Clarke, Meenakshisundaram Sankar, Robert Jenkins, David Knight, Stanislaw Golunski, Graham Hutchings, David Willock, Manuel Francisco
Oxidation of aromatic hydrocarbons with differing numbers of fused aromatic rings (2-5), have been studied in two solvents environments (monophasic and biphasic) using ruthenium ion catalyzed oxidation (RICO). RICO reduces the aromaticity of the polyaromatic core of the molecule in a controlled manner by selective oxidative ring opening. Moreover, the nature of the solvent system determines the product type and distribution, for molecules with more than 2 aromatic rings. Competitive oxidation between substrates with different numbers of aromatic rings has been studied in detail...
November 13, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131286/conscious-sedation-for-transcatheter-implantation-of-atrial-septal-occluders-with-the-2d-and-3d-transesophageal-echocardiography-guidance-the-feasibility-and-safety-study
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Piotr Lipiec, Dawid Miśkowiec, Jan Z Peruga, Michał Plewka, Ewa Szymczyk, Paulina Wejner-Mik, Karolina Kupczyńska, Jarosław D Kasprzak
BACKGROUND: General anesthesia may have negative impact on patients mortality and morbidity, as well as overall procedure costs in atrial septal occluders (ASO) implantation. AIM: We sought to evaluate the safety, efficacy and feasibility of conscious sedation for transcatheter implantation of ASO. METHODS: 122 patients (pts) referred for transcatheter implantation of ASO were included. Mean patients' age was 51±15 years, 43 patients were male (35%)...
November 13, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131283/quantitative-myocardial-blush-score-qube-allows-the-prediction-of-heart-failure-development-in-long-term-follow-up-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-proof-of-concept-study
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Andrzej Tomasik, Tomasz Młyńczak, Edyta Nowak, Katarzyna Pigoń, Artur Iwasieczko, Mariusz Opara, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) might lead to left ventricular remodeling. Adequate myocardial perfusion is critical to prevent this adverse remodeling. Quantitative myocardial blush evaluator (QuBE) software, available on-line, is a simple analysis tool which enables the precise quantification of myocardial perfusion in the infarct area immediately after interventional treatment. The aim of this study was to assess whether the results of QuBE analysis might predict the development of HF in AMI patients in 3 year-long follow-up...
November 13, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130350/podocyturia-as-an-early-diagnostic-marker-of-preeclampsia-a-literature-review
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Karolina Panek-Laszczyńska, Andrzej Konieczny, Ewa Milewska, Krystyna Dąbrowska, Remigiusz Bąchor, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Zbigniew Szewczuk
CONTEXT: Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-related disease, and it is a leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. It is characterized by the new onset of hypertension after 20 weeks of gestation together with signs of organ damage, most commonly the kidneys. The treatment of PE is symptomatic and final intervention requires delivery, regardless of the gestational age of the foetus. Furthermore, PE is a risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease - even many years after the delivery...
November 13, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
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