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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432310/efficacy-of-alprostadil-for-preventing-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-a-meta-analysis
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Jing-Zhan Zhang, Xiao-Jing Kang, Ying Gao, Ying-Ying Zheng, Ting-Ting Wu, Long Li, Fen Liu, Yi-Ning Yang, Xiao-Mei Li, Yi-Tong Ma, Xiang Xie
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) has become the third-leading cause of hospital-acquired acute renal injury. Although alprostadil has been proposed as an effective preventative measure, this conclusion remains inconsistent. Thus, we performed a meta-analysis of the published studies on this topic to evaluate the preventative effect of alprostadil on CIN. Databases, including PubMed, the Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Wanfang, the China Biological Medicine Database (SinoMed) and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) were systematically searched...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431582/social-media-engagement-analysis-of-u-s-federal-health-agencies-on-facebook
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Sanmitra Bhattacharya, Padmini Srinivasan, Philip Polgreen
BACKGROUND: It is becoming increasingly common for individuals and organizations to use social media platforms such as Facebook. These are being used for a wide variety of purposes including disseminating, discussing and seeking health related information. U.S. Federal health agencies are leveraging these platforms to 'engage' social media users to read, spread, promote and encourage health related discussions. However, different agencies and their communications get varying levels of engagement...
April 21, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431282/the-role-of-pharmacologic-modulation-of-autophagy-on-anal-cancer-development-in-an-hpv-mouse-model-of-carcinogenesis
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Brooks L Rademacher, Kristina A Matkowskyj, Louise M Meske, Alexis Romero, Hana Sleiman, Evie H Carchman
Autophagy is an intracellular, catabolic process that maintains cellular health. We examined the response of pharmacologic modulation of autophagy in an HPV mouse model of anal carcinogenesis. K14E6/E7 mice were treated with the topical carcinogen DMBA weekly and assessed for tumors over 20 weeks. Concurrently, they were given either chloroquine or BEZ235, to inhibit or induce autophagy, respectively. Time to tumor onset was examined. Immunofluorescence (IF) was performed for LC3β and p62 to examine autophagy...
April 18, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428868/metapopulation-patterns-of-additive-and-nonadditive-genetic-variance-in-the-sea-bass-dicentrarchus-labrax
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Bruno Guinand, Marc Vandeputte, Mathilde Dupont-Nivet, Alain Vergnet, Pierrick Haffray, Hervé Chavanne, Béatrice Chatain
Describing and explaining the geographic within-species variation in phenotypes ("phenogeography") in the sea over a species distribution range is central to our understanding of a variety of eco-evolutionary topics. However, phenogeographic studies that have a large potential to investigate adaptive variation are overcome by phylogeographic studies, still mainly focusing on neutral markers. How genotypic and phenotypic data could covary over large geographic scales remains poorly understood in marine species...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428051/cell-penetrating-peptide-cgkrk-mediates-efficient-and-widespread-targeting-of-bladder-mucosa-following-focal-injury
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James I Griffin, Siu Kit Kevin Cheng, Tomoko Hayashi, Dennis Carson, Manju Saraswathy, Devatha P Nair, Dmitri Simberg
The bladder presents an attractive target for topical drug delivery. The barrier function of the bladder mucosa (urothelium) presents a penetration challenge for small molecules and nanoparticles. We found that focal mechanical injury of the urothelium greatly enhances the binding and penetration of intravesically-administered cell-penetrating peptide CGKRK (Cys-Gly-Lys-Arg-Lys). Notably, the CGKRK bound to the entire urothelium, and the peptide was able to penetrate into the muscular layer. This phenomenon was not dependent on intravesical bleeding and was not caused by an inflammatory response...
April 17, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427536/health-risks-of-food-oxidation
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Mario Estévez, Zhuqing Li, Olugbenga P Soladoye, Thomas Van-Hecke
The impact of dietary habits on our health is indisputable. Consumer's concern on aging and age-related diseases challenges scientists to underline the potential role of food on the extension and guarantee of lifespan and healthspan. While some dietary components and habits are generally regarded as beneficial for our health, some others are being found to exert potential toxic effects and hence, contribute to the onset of particular health disorders. Among the latter, lipid and protein oxidation products formed during food production, storage, processing, and culinary preparation have been recently identified as potentially harmful to humans...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426256/effects-of-foeniculum-vulgare-essential-oil-compounds-fenchone-and-limonene-on-experimental-wound-healing
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I Keskin, Y Gunal, S Ayla, B Kolbasi, A Sakul, U Kilic, O Gok, K Koroglu, H Ozbek
We investigated the wound healing efficacy of the Foeniculum vulgare compounds, fenchone and limonene, using an excisional cutaneous wound model in rats. An excision wound was made on the back of the rat and fenchone and limonene were applied topically to the wounds once daily, separately or together, for 10 days. Tissue sections from the wounds were evaluated for histopathology. The healing potential was assessed by comparison to an untreated control group and an olive oil treated sham group. We scored wound healing based on epidermal regeneration, granulation tissue thickness and angiogenesis...
April 20, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423788/medical-and-healthcare-curriculum-exploratory-analysis
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Martin Komenda, Matěj Karolyi, Andrea Pokorná, Christos Vaitsis
In the recent years, medical and healthcare higher education institutions compile their curricula in different ways in order to cover all necessary topics and sections that the students will need to go through to success in their future clinical practice. A medical and healthcare curriculum consists of many descriptive parameters, which define statements of what, when, and how students will learn in the course of their studies. For the purpose of understanding a complicated medical and healthcare curriculum structure, we have developed a web-oriented platform for curriculum management covering in detail formal metadata specifications in accordance with the approved pedagogical background, namely outcome-based approach...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423239/a-novel-jak-inhibitor-jte-052-reduces-skin-inflammation-and-ameliorates-chronic-dermatitis-in-rodent-models-comparison-with-conventional-therapeutic-agents
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Atsuo Tanimoto, Yuichi Shinozaki, Yasuo Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Katsuda, Eriko Riya, Kaoru Toyoda, Kochi Kakimoto, Yukari Kimoto, Wataru Amano, Noriko Konishi, Mikio Hayashi
Janus kinases (JAKs) are required for several inflammatory cytokine signaling pathways and are implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic dermatitis, including atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. JAK inhibitors are therefore promising therapeutic candidates for chronic dermatitis. In this study, we evaluated the effects of the novel JAK inhibitor JTE-052 on inflammatory responses associated with chronic dermatitis, and compared its profile with those of conventional therapeutic agents in rodent models of chronic dermatitis...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422661/correlated-topic-vector-for-scene-classification
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Pengxu Wei, Fei Qin, Fang Wan, Yi Zhu, Jianbin Jiao, Qixiang Ye
Scene images usually involve semantic correlations, particularly when considering large-scale image datasets. This paper proposes a novel generative image representation, Correlated Topic Vector, to model such semantic correlations. Oriented from the correlated topic model, Correlated Topic Vector intends to naturally utilize the correlations among topics which are seldom considered in the conventional feature encoding, e.g., Fisher Vector, but do exist in scene images. It is expected that the involvement of correlations can increase the discriminative capability of the learned generative model and consequently improve the recognition accuracy...
April 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422484/direct-synthesis-of-dextran-based-antibacterial-hydrogels-for-extended-release-of-biocides-and-eradication-of-topical-biofilms
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Jiaul Hoque, Jayanta Haldar
Cationic small molecular biocides have been developed as promising antibiofilm agents because of their tunability in chemical structures and ability to disrupt established biofilms. However, the impact of biocides in antibiofilm treatment is largely limited due to lack of an effective delivery system that can ensure sustained release of biocide at the target site. Herein we report biocide-encapsulated antibacterial and antibiofilm hydrogel that acts as efficient delivery vehicle for the biocide and eradicates matured bacterial biofilm...
April 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422370/leisure-riding-horses-research-topics-versus-the-needs-of-stakeholders
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REVIEW
Iwona Janczarek, Izabela Wilk
Horses intended for leisure riding do not undergo any selection and most often retired sports horses or defective horses are chosen, as a low selling price determines their purchase by a leisure riding center. Unfortunately, horses bought at low prices usually have low utility value, are difficult to handle, require a special or individual approach and do not provide satisfaction in riding. However, neither modern horse breeding nor scientific research address the need to breed horses for leisure activities...
April 19, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421967/lung-tumor-induction-by-26-week-dermal-application-of-1-2-dichloroethane-in-cb6f1-tg-rash2-mice
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Mayuko Suguro, Takamasa Numano, Mayumi Kawabe, Yuko Doi, Norio Imai, Yukinori Mera, Seiko Tamano
Short-term alternatives to traditional 2-year carcinogenic studies in rodents are being actively pursued. Recently, a 26-week short-term carcinogenicity study using CB6F1-Tg rasH2@Jcl (rasH2) mice has become a worldwide standard for the evaluation of chemical carcinogenesis. However, an acceptable short-term carcinogenic study model for dermally applied products is still lacking. To investigate the suitability of using the rasH2 mouse to test carcinogenic potential, 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCE) was dermally applied to rasH2 mice: 1,2-DCE is a known carcinogen that causes lung bronchiolo-alveolar adenomas and adenocarcinomas when administered topically, orally, or by inhalation exposure; 1,2-DCE at a dose level of 126 mg/mouse in 200 μl acetone or acetone alone (vehicle control) was applied to the dorsal skin of 10 mice of each sex 3 times a week for 26 weeks...
April 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421465/the-role-of-the-molecular-clock-in-skeletal-muscle-and-what-it-is-teaching-us-about-muscle-bone-crosstalk
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REVIEW
Lance A Riley, Karyn A Esser
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes what has been learned about the interaction between skeletal muscle and bone from mouse models in which BMAL1, a core molecular clock protein has been deleted. Additionally, we highlight several genes which change following loss of BMAL1. The protein products from these genes are secreted from muscle and have a known effect on bone homeostasis. RECENT FINDINGS: Circadian rhythms have been implicated in regulating systems homeostasis through a series of transcriptional-translational feedback loops termed the molecular clock...
April 18, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420208/serum-insulin-like-growth-factor-axis-and-the-risk-of-pancreatic-cancer-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yuanfeng Gong, Bingyi Zhang, Yadi Liao, Yunqiang Tang, Cong Mai, Tiejun Chen, Hui Tang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between serum concentration of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) and the risk of pancreatic cancer (PaC). METHODS: We identified eligible studies in Medline and EMBASE databases (no reference trials from 2014 to 2016) in addition to the reference lists of original studies and review articles on this topic. A summary of relative risks with 95% confidence intervals (CI) was calculated using a random-effects model. The heterogeneity between studies was assessed using Cochran Q and I² statistics...
April 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420091/dietary-sugars-and-endogenous-formation-of-advanced-glycation-endproducts-emerging-mechanisms-of-disease
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REVIEW
Manuela Aragno, Raffaella Mastrocola
The rapid increase in metabolic diseases, which occurred in the last three decades in both industrialized and developing countries, has been related to the rise in sugar-added foods and sweetened beverages consumption. An emerging topic in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases related to modern nutrition is the role of Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs). AGEs can be ingested with high temperature processed foods, but also endogenously formed as a consequence of a high dietary sugar intake. Animal models of high sugar consumption, in particular fructose, have reported AGE accumulation in different tissues in association with peripheral insulin resistance and lipid metabolism alterations...
April 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419600/reformulations-of-well-known-active-ingredients-in-the-topical-treatment-of-psoriasis-vulgaris-can-improve-clinical-outcomes-for-patients
#17
REVIEW
L Iversen, E Dauden, S Segaert, K Freeman, S Magina, D Rigopoulos, D Thaci
BACKGROUND: Although the majority of patients with psoriasis vulgaris are treated exclusively with topical therapies, research to develop more effective topical therapies that are associated with higher patient satisfaction has lagged behind the development of systemic agents. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this literature review was to determine whether there is documented evidence that applying an innovative approach to improving the formulation of active ingredients commonly used in the topical treatment of psoriasis can have a positive effect on clinical outcomes and patient-reported outcomes (PROs)...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416548/pharmacokinetics-and-preliminary-safety-of-pod-intravaginal-rings-delivering-the-monoclonal-antibody-vrc01-n-for-hiv-prophylaxis-in-a-macaque-model
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Chunxia Zhao, Manjula Gunawardana, Francois Villinger, Marc M Baum, Mariana Remedios-Chan, Thomas R Moench, Larry Zeitlin, Kevin J Whaley, Ognian Bohorov, Thomas J Smith, Deborah J Anderson, John A Moss
The broadly neutralizing antibody (bNAb) VRC01, capable of neutralizing 91% of known HIV-1 isolates in vitro, is a promising candidate microbicide for preventing sexual HIV infection when administered topically to the vagina; however, accessibility to antibody-based prophylactic treatment by target populations in sub-Saharan Africa and other under-developed regions may be limited by the high cost and limited manufacturing capacity of conventionally produced antibodies. Intravaginal rings of the pod design (pod-IVRs) delivering Nicotiana-manufactured VRC01-N over a range of release rates have been developed...
April 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415197/quantum-walks-the-first-detected-passage-time-problem
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H Friedman, D A Kessler, E Barkai
Even after decades of research, the problem of first passage time statistics for quantum dynamics remains a challenging topic of fundamental and practical importance. Using a projective measurement approach, with a sampling time τ, we obtain the statistics of first detection events for quantum dynamics on a lattice, with the detector located at the origin. A quantum renewal equation for a first detection wave function, in terms of which the first detection probability can be calculated, is derived. This formula gives the relation between first detection statistics and the solution of the corresponding Schrödinger equation in the absence of measurement...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414465/topical-intestinal-aminoimidazole-agonists-of-g-protein-coupled-bile-acid-receptor-1-promote-glucagon-like-peptide-1-secretion-and-improve-glucose-tolerance
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Manuel Lasalle, Vanessa Hoguet, Nathalie Hennuyer, Florence Leroux, Catherine Piveteau, Loic Belloy, Sophie Lestavel, Emmanuelle Vallez, Emilie Dorchies, Isabelle Duplan, Emmanuel Sevin, Maxime Culot, Fabien Gosselet, Rajaa Boulahjar, Adrien Herledan, Bart Staels, Benoit Deprez, Anne Tailleux, Julie Charton
The role of the G-Protein-coupled Bile Acid Receptor TGR5 in various organs, tissues and cell types, specifically in intestinal endocrine L-cells and brown adipose tissue, has made it a promising therapeutical target in several diseases, especially type-2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. However, recent studies have shown deleterious on-target effects of systemic TGR5 agonists. To avoid these systemic effects while stimulating Glucagon Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) secreting enteroendocrine L-cells, we have designed TGR5 agonists with low intestinal permeability...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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