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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938749/the-testicular-transcriptome-associated-with-spermatogonia-differentiation-initiated-by-gonadotrophin-stimulation-in-the-juvenile-rhesus-monkey-macaca-mulatta
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Suresh Ramaswamy, William H Walker, Paula Aliberti, Rahil Sethi, Gary R Marshall, Alyxzandria Smith, Seyedmehdi Nourashrafeddin, Alicia Belgorosky, Uma R Chandran, Mark P Hedger, Tony M Plant
STUDY QUESTION: What is the genetic landscape within the testis of the juvenile rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) that underlies the decision of undifferentiated spermatogonia to commit to a pathway of differentiation when puberty is induced prematurely by exogenous LH and FSH stimulation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Forty-eight hours of gonadotrophin stimulation of the juvenile monkey testis resulted in the appearance of differentiating B spermatogonia and the emergence of 1362 up-regulated and 225 down-regulated testicular mRNAs encoding a complex network of proteins ranging from enzymes regulating Leydig cell steroidogenesis to membrane receptors, and from juxtacrine and paracrine factors to transcriptional factors governing spermatogonial stem cell fate...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938713/invited-commentary-can-issues-with-reproducibility-in-science-be-blamed-on-hypothesis-testing
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Clarice R Weinberg
In the accompanying article (Am J Epidemiol. 2017;186(6):646-647), Dr. Timothy Lash makes a forceful case that the problems with reproducibility in science stem from our "culture" of null hypothesis significance testing. He notes that when attention is selectively given to statistically significant findings, the estimated effects will be systematically biased away from the null. Here I revisit the recent history of genetic epidemiology and argue for retaining statistical testing as an important part of the tool kit...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938080/dr-polio-revisiting-fdr-s-medical-legacy
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Robert G Dorfman, Asher Orkaby, Sukumar P Desai
The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (NFIP), the March of Dimes, and the Georgia Warm Springs Resort were reflections of Franklin D. Roosevelt's (FDR) complicated and personal relationship with polio. Between 1934 and 1957, significant advances were made in the care of polio survivors, and new and innovative medical fields gained both public attention and funding. The plight of disabled Americans and questions of accessibility also received widespread national attention. The NFIP helped establish a new prototype for grassroots philanthropy and personified FDR's vision for national health insurance...
September 22, 2017: Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Bulletin Canadien D'histoire de la Médecine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937826/choroidal-variations-in-diabetic-macular-edema-fluorescein-angiography-and-optical-coherence-tomography
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Xiangning Wang, Shuting Li, Wei Li, Yanjun Hua, Qiang Wu
PURPOSES: To (i) evaluate variations in choroidal thickness (CT) and choroidal volume (CV) in diabetic macular edema (DME), as demonstrated by fluorescein angiography (FA) and enhanced depth-imaging (EDI) optical coherence tomography (OCT) (EDI-OCT) and (ii) correlate these variations with visual acuity. METHODS: This study was a retrospective observational case series of patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR) and DME. The study groups comprised 77 DR patients (n = 87), all of whom underwent color fundus photography, FA, and OCT on the same day...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937730/dr-ajit-sachdeva-takes-helm-of-the-society-for-academic-continuing-medical-education
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937527/relationship-between-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-the-presence-and-severity-of-diabetic-retinopathy
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Aimee C Chang, Timothy P Fox, Shutao Wang, Albert Y Wu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the presence and severity of diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: Three hundred seventeen patients with International Classification of Diseases diagnoses of both DR and OSA were evaluated retrospectively. Diabetic retinopathy severity and diabetic macular edema status were determined by diagnostic coding and medical records. Obstructive sleep apnea severity and additional sleep measures were obtained from overnight polysomnography...
September 20, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937201/inaugural-mary-edwards-walker-award-presented-to-dr-maniscalco-theberge
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937005/quota-in-specialty-and-super-specialty-courses-what-does-the-judiciary-say
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Mukul Chandra Kapoor, Shubhendu Anand
Reservations in super-specialty courses have been controversial for decades. A number of practising doctors, medical students and others in society have wanted to do away with reservations in specialty and super-specialty courses, while there are others in favour of persisting with reservations. Article 15 (4) of the Constitution of India states that nothing shall prevent the State from making any special provision for the advancement of any socially and educationally backward classes of citizens or for the Scheduled Castes/Tribes...
May 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936432/severity-of-premenstrual-symptoms-predicted-by-second-to-fourth-digit-ratio
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Yoshiki Kaneoke, Tomohiro Donishi, Akihiko Iwahara, Toshio Shimokawa
Women of reproductive age often experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms prior to the onset of menstruation. While genetics may influence the variability of these symptoms and their severity among women, the exact causes remain unknown. We hypothesized that symptom variability originates from differences in the embryonic environment and thus development caused by variation in exposure to sex hormones. We measured the second to fourth digit ratios (2D:4D) in 402 young women and investigated the potential relationships of this ratio premenstrual symptoms using a generalized linear model...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936333/kinetic-resolution-of-racemic-2-substituted-1-2-dihydroquinolines-via-asymmetric-cu-catalyzed-borylation
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Duanyang Kong, Suna Han, Rui Wang, Meina Li, Guofu Zi, Guohua Hou
A highly efficient kinetic resolution of racemic 2-substituted 1,2-dihydroquinolines via asymmetric Cu-catalyzed borylation has been realized for the first time. Under mild conditions, a variety of chiral 3-boryl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinolines containing two vicinal stereogenic centers as well as the recovered 2-substituted 1,2-dihydroquinolines were afforded after 30 minutes in high yields with up to 99% ee (dr > 99 : 1) and over 98% ee values, respectively, corresponding to kinetic selectivity factors of up to 569...
June 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935774/immunotherapy-a-new-and-old-approach-to-treatment-of-soft-tissue-and-bone-sarcomas
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Michael J Nathenson, Anthony P Conley, Edward Sausville
Soft tissue and bone sarcomas are a rare and heterogeneous form of cancer. With standard of care treatment options including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, the long-term survival is still low for high-risk soft tissue sarcoma patients. New treatment strategies are needed. Immunotherapy offers a new potential treatment paradigm with great promise. Immunotherapy of soft tissue sarcomas dates back to Dr. Coley's first use of toxins in the late 1800s. A variety of strategies of immunotherapy have been tried in soft tissue and bone sarcomas, including various vaccines and cytokines, with limited success...
September 21, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935574/taurocholate-induces-biliary-differentiation-of-liver-progenitor-cells-causing-hepatic-stellate-cell-chemotaxis-in-the-ductular-reaction-role-in-pediatric-cystic-fibrosis-liver-disease
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Katarzyna N Pozniak, Michael A Pearen, Tamara N Pereira, Cynthia Sm Kramer, Priyakshi Kalita-De Croft, Sujeevi K Nawaratna, Manuel A Fernandez-Rojo, Geoffrey N Gobert, Janina Ee Tirnitz-Parker, John K Olynyk, Ross W Shepherd, Peter J Lewindon, Grant A Ramm
Cystic fibrosis liver disease (CFLD) in children causes progressive fibrosis leading to biliary cirrhosis, however its cause(s) and early pathogenesis are unclear. We hypothesised that a bile acid-induced Ductular Reaction (DR) drives fibrogenesis. We evaluated the DR by cytokeratin-7 immunohistochemistry in liver biopsies, staged for fibrosis, from 60 children with CFLD and demonstrated that the DR was significantly correlated with hepatic fibrosis stage and biliary taurocholate levels. To examine the mechanisms involved in DR induction liver progenitor cells (LPCs) were treated with taurocholate and key events in DR evolution were assessed: LPC proliferation, LPC biliary differentiation and hepatic stellate cell (HSC) chemotaxis...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934910/extracts-of-black-and-brown-rice-powders-improve-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-via-the-activation-of-ppar%C3%AE-in-obese-and-diabetic-model-mice
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Angelina Dr Felix, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Mami Takahashi, Rie Katsumata-Tsuboi, Ryo Satoh, Teoh Soon Hui, Katsuhiro Miyajima, Dai Nakae, Hirofumi Inoue, Mariko Uehara
Rice powder extract (RPE) from black and brown rice (Oryza sativa L. indica) improves hepatic lipid accumulation in obese and diabetic model mice via peroxisomal fatty acid oxidation. RPE showed PPARα agonistic activity which did not differ between black and brown RPE despite a higher anthocyanin content in black RPE.
September 22, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934852/stereoselective-tandem-bis-electrophile-couplings-of-diborylmethane
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Stephanie A Murray, Michael Z Liang, Simon J Meek
A copper-catalyzed three-component linchpin coupling method for the stereoselective union of readily available epoxides and allyl electrophiles is disclosed. Transformations employ [B(pin)]2-methane as a conjunctive reagent, resulting in the formation of two C-C bonds at a single carbon center bearing a C(sp3) organoboron functional group. Products are obtained in 42-99% yield, and up to >20:1 dr. The utility of the approach is highlighted by stereospecific transformations entailing allylation, tandem cross coupling, and application to the synthesis 1,3-polyol motifs...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934217/elevated-humoral-response-to-cytomegalovirus-in-hiv-infected-individuals-with-poor-cd4-t-cell-immune-recovery
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Elisabet Gómez-Mora, Marta Massanella, Elisabet García, David Giles, Marta Bernadó, Victor Urrea, Jorge Carrillo, Dan Ouchi, Jordi Puig, Eugenia Negredo, Bonaventura Clotet, Julià Blanco, Cecilia Cabrera
Some HIV-infected c-ART-suppressed individuals show incomplete CD4+ T-cell recovery, abnormal T-cell activation and higher mortality. One potential source of immune activation could be coinfection with cytomegalovirus (CMV). IgG and IgM levels, immune activation, inflammation and T-cell death in c-ART-suppressed individuals with CD4+ T-cell counts >350 cells/μL (immunoconcordant, n = 133) or <350 cells/μL (immunodiscordant, n = 95) were analyzed to evaluate the effect of CMV humoral response on immune recovery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933227/burr-holes-bone-flaps-and-goose-quills-dr-frank-turnbull-vancouver-s-first-neurosurgeon
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Vincent C Ye
Dr Frank Turnbull was a pioneer neurosurgeon - the first neurosurgeon in Vancouver, Canada. He started his practice in 1933 after spending time during a neurosurgical 'residency' with Dr Kenneth Mackenzie, Canada's first neurosurgeon. Dr Turnbull practiced at a time when the perception of his speciality was dim, and the resources available to him were limited. However, Dr Turnbull overcame these obstacles, and two World Wars to help change the landscape of neurosurgery in the northwest Canada, and his career achievements also extend into medical politics and medical education...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Biography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932869/world-journal-of-surgery-welcomes-dr-timothy-craig-hardcastle-as-associate-editor
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John G Hunter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932024/prof-dr-r-viswanathan
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K Ranganathan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931831/hyperhomocysteinemia-alters-retinal-endothelial-cells-barrier-function-and-angiogenic-potential-via-activation-of-oxidative-stress
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Riyaz Mohamed, Isha Sharma, Ahmed S Ibrahim, Heba Saleh, Nehal M Elsherbiny, Sadanand Fulzele, Khaled Elmasry, Sylvia B Smith, Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, Amany Tawfik
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is associated with several human visual disorders, such as diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Breakdown of the blood-retinal barrier (BRB) is linked to vision loss in DR and AMD. Our previous work revealed that HHcy altered BRB in retinal endothelial cells in vivo. Here we hypothesize that homocysteine (Hcy) alters retinal endothelial cell barrier function and angiogenic potential via activation of oxidative stress. Human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) treated with and without different concentrations of Hcy showed a reduction of tight junction protein expression, increased FITC dextran leakage, decreased transcellular electrical resistance and increased angiogenic potential...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931798/to-the-memory-of-the-late-dr-seiyo-sano
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Masayuki Ikeda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
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