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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030575/time-course-of-leptin-in-patients-with-anorexia-nervosa-during-inpatient-treatment-longitudinal-relationships-to-bmi-and-psychological-factors
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Esther Stroe-Kunold, Magdalena Buckert, Hans-Christoph Friederich, Daniela Wesche, Stefan Kopf, Wolfgang Herzog, Beate Wild
BACKGROUND: Leptin, a hormone secreted by adipose tissue, appears to play a major role in the homeostasis of body weight and psychobiological processes associated with anorexia nervosa (AN). However, there is scarce data on its exact influence on this disorder, in particular data over time. OBJECTIVE: The present study addresses whether leptin changes during inpatient treatment play a role for treatment outcome and psychological factors in underweight AN patients...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026733/long-term-function-following-periprosthetic-fractures
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J Zwingmann, M Krieg, F Thielemann, N Südkamp, P Helwig
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Clinical results of long-term follow-up after traumatic periprosthetic femur fractures and different therapies (ORIF vs. revision arthroplasty) MATERIAL AND METHODS The Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Harris-Hip-Score (HHS), Oxford-Hip-Score (OHS), Oxford-Knee-Score (OKS), Knee-Society-Score (KSS), SF-36 Questionnaire and Funktionsfragebogen Hannover (FFH) were used to evaluate outcome and functionality. Radiological examinations were performed and the Vancouver (THA) and Lewis and Rorabeck (TKA) classifications used...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004939/fabrication-of-photocatalytic-paper-using-tio2-nanoparticles-confined-in-hollow-silica-capsules
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Kensei Fujiwara, Yasutaka Kuwahara, Yuki Sumida, Hiromi Yamashita
TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) encapsulated in hollow silica spheres (TiO2@HSSs) show a shielding-effect that can insulate photocatalytically active TiO2 NPs from the surrounding environment and thus prohibit the self-degradation of organic support materials under ultraviolet (UV)-light irradiation. In this study, photocatalytically active papers were fabricated by combining TiO2@HSS and cellulose fibers, and their photocatalytic activities and durability under UV-light irradiation were examined. The yolk-shell nanostructured TiO2@HSS, which has an ample void space between inner TiO2 NPs and an outer silica shell, was synthesized using a facile single-step method utilizing an oil-in-water microemulsion as an organic template...
December 30, 2016: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991906/hepatic-stimulator-substance-inhibits-calcium-overflow-through-the-mitochondria-associated-membrane-compartment-during-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Fan Xiao, Jing Zhang, Can Zhang, Wei An
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is considered a disorder of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondria. Recent studies have shown that the ER and mitochondrial membranes overlap by 15-20%, a region referred to as the 'mitochondria-associated ER membrane' (MAM). Some proteins, including sarco/ER calcium ATPase (SERCA), are located in the MAM and have an important role in Ca(2+) signaling and homeostasis between the ER and the mitochondria. Our previous study showed that hepatic stimulator substance (HSS) inhibits the ER stress induced by reactive oxygen species, thus reducing mitochondrial damage...
December 19, 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986840/dedicated-health-systems-strengthening-of-the-global-fund-to-fight-aids-tuberculosis-and-malaria-an-analysis-of-grants
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Victoria Y Fan, Feng-Jen J Tsai, Zubin C Shroff, Branden Nakahara, Nabil Vargha, Scott Weathers
BACKGROUND: This study aims to understand the determinants of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria's dedicated channel for health systems strengthening (HSS) funding across countries and to analyze their health system priorities expressed in budgets and performance indicators. METHODS: We obtained publicly available data for disease-specific and HSS grants from the Global Fund over 2004-2013 prior to the new funding model. Regression analysis was employed to assess the determinants of dedicated HSS funding across 111 countries...
January 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981617/utility-of-the-hemangioma-severity-scale-as-a-triage-tool-and-predictor-of-need-for-treatment
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Jamie L Mull, Sarah L Chamlin, Jin-Shei Lai, Jennifer L Beaumont, David Cella, Elizabeth A Rancour, Eulalia Baselga, Anita N Haggstrom
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are commonly encountered in primary care and most often remain asymptomatic, resolving without sequelae. Certain characteristics are associated with a greater risk of complications, associated anomalies, and disfigurement. The heterogeneous presentation poses a clinical challenge for physicians in determining the need for treatment and subspecialty referral. This study aims to evaluate the utility of the previously published Hemangioma Severity Scale (HSS) to predict the need for treatment...
December 16, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941973/immune-inflammatory-and-metabolic-effects-of-high-dose-furosemide-plus-hypertonic-saline-solution-hss-treatment-in-cirrhotic-subjects-with-refractory-ascites
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Antonino Tuttolomondo, Domenico Di Raimondo, Chiara Bellia, Giuseppe Clemente, Rosaria Pecoraro, Carlo Maida, Irene Simonetta, Valerio Vassallo, Danilo Di Bona, Eliana Gulotta, Marcello Ciaccio, Antonio Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic liver diseases are usually thin as a result of hypermetabolism and malnutrition expressed by reduced levels of leptin and impairment of other adyponectins such as visfatin. AIMS: We evaluated the metabolic and inflammatory effects of intravenous high-dose furosemide plus hypertonic saline solutions (HSS) compared with repeated paracentesis and a standard oral diuretic schedule, in patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941254/rapid-and-simultaneous-quantitation-of-amoxicillin-and-clavulanic-acid-in-human-plasma-and-urine-by-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-and-its-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study
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Yaxin Fan, Xiaojie Wu, Miao Zhao, Beining Guo, Guoying Cao, Jicheng Yu, Yuancheng Chen, Jing Zhang
Rapid, accurate and sensitive ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) methods were developed and validated for the simultaneous quantitation of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in human plasma and urine samples. Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in both plasma and urine were extracted using a solid-phase extraction method. The compounds were separated on an Acquity UPLC HSS T3 column (2.1 × 100 mm, 1.8 μm). Ampicillin was used as the internal standard (IS) in plasma, while amoxicillin-d4 and sulbactam were used as ISs in urine...
2016: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938337/performance-of-syphilis-sentinel-surveillance-in-the-context-of-endemic-treponematoses-experience-from-ghana
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Edward Tieru Dassah, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Philippe Mayaud
BACKGROUND: Use of treponemal tests to screen for syphilis (caused by Treponema pallidum pallidum) poses challenges with infection status classification, especially in settings where other treponemal infections are endemic. This study aimed to determine the validity of the syphilis surveillance testing strategy implemented since 2004 using two treponemal tests, and estimate the seroprevalence of active syphilis infection in Ghana where yaws (caused by Treponema pallidum pertenue) is endemic...
December 9, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935994/comparison-of-polyethylene-wear-before-and-after-hip-revision-with-liner-exchange-fixed-with-the-original-locking-mechanism
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Xinfeng Gu, Jie He, Yiwen Tang, Yuxin Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To compare the wear of conventional ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (CUHMWPE) and highly cross-linked polyethylene (HCLPE) in hip revision with liner exchange fixed with original locking mechanism using analysis of history medical data. METHODS: From Jan. 1, 2000, to Dec. 31, 2007, 26 patients (with 29 involved hips) underwent liner exchange revision fixed with the original locking mechanism due to wear of CUHMWPE and/or osteolysis. The mean age was 53 ± 9 years at the time of the primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and 64 ± 9 years at the revision...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935213/uhplc-q-tof-ms-based-metabolomics-approach-to-compare-the-saponin-compositions-of-xueshuantong-injection-and-xuesaitong-injection
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Changliang Yao, Wenzhi Yang, Jingxian Zhang, Shi Qiu, Ming Chen, Xiaojian Shi, Huiqin Pan, Wanying Wu, Dean Guo
Various traditional Chinese medicine preparations developed from Notoginseng total saponins, including Xueshuantong Injection and Xuesaitong Injection, are extensively used in China to treat cardio-cerebrovascular diseases. However, the difference of their saponin compositions remains unknown. An ultra high performance liquid chromatography with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry based metabolomics approach was developed to probe the saponin discrimination between Xueshuantong and Xuesaitong and the related factors by large sample analysis...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930972/the-anti-hyperplasia-of-mammary-gland-effect-of-protein-extract-hss-from-tegillarca-granosa
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Yuping Jia, Xiu Liu, Qingwen Jia, Wei Zhang, Chao Sun, Dongdong Yuan, Haoran Zhang, Ena Jiang, Dongshun Zhou
Tegillarca granosa Linnaeus, possesses various biological functions and has been used a Chinese traditional medicine more than one century, but there is no report about anti-hyperplasia of mammary gland (HMG) activity of drugs from T. granosa. In this study, we investigated the anti-HMG effect of protein extract named HSS from T. granosa. The HMG model of virgin female Sprague Dawley rats was prepared by injecting estrogen in the thigh muscle of the rats and progestogen consecutively. HMG rats were treated with either HSS or positive control drug by i...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929700/the-mediating-effects-of-coping-strategies-on-the-relationship-between-secondary-traumatic-stress-and-burnout-in-professional-caregivers-in-the-uae
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Abdalla A R M Hamid, Saif A Musa
BACKGROUND: Professional caregivers dealing with traumatized victims or mental health clients are at increased risk for developing the same symptoms as persons who are exposed directly to the trauma. AIMS: This research was aimed at examining the relationship between secondary traumatic stress, burnout and coping strategies in 502 professional caregivers who work in schools, hospitals, charity institutes and welfare centers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A further aim was to test the mediating effect of coping on the relationship between burnout and secondary traumatic stress...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919072/structure-and-regulation-of-the-chromatin-remodeller-iswi
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Lijuan Yan, Li Wang, Yuanyuan Tian, Xian Xia, Zhucheng Chen
ISWI is a member of the SWI2/SNF2 family of chromatin remodellers, which also includes Snf2, Chd1, and Ino80. ISWI is the catalytic subunit of several chromatin remodelling complexes, which mobilize nucleosomes along genomic DNA, promoting replication progression, transcription repression, heterochromatin formation, and many other nuclear processes. The ATPase motor of ISWI is an autonomous remodelling machine, whereas its carboxy (C)-terminal HAND-SAND-SLIDE (HSS) domain functions in binding extranucleosomal linker DNA...
December 15, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917793/high-dose-oral-furosemide-with-salt-ingestion-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-ascites-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Tolga Yakar, Mehmet Demir, Ozlem Dogan, Alper Parlakgumus, Birol Ozer, Ender Serin
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of high-dose furosemide+salt orally by comparing HSS+ furosemide (i.v.) and repeated paracentesis in patients with RA. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 78 cirrhotic patients with RA, randomized into three groups: Group A (n= 25) i.v. furosemide (200-300 mg bid) and 3% hypotonic saline solution (HSS) (once or twice a day); Group B (n= 26) oral furosemide tablets (360-520 mg bid) and salt (2...
1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912782/health-systems-strengthening-in-german-development-cooperation-making-the-case-for-a-comprehensive-strategy
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REVIEW
Khullat Munir, Ilse Worm
In the aftermath of the Ebola crisis and with renewed attention to resilient health systems, the process of improving approaches of global health actors to health systems strengthening is of great relevance. Despite the increased amount of attention paid to health systems strengthening, there is no standard definition of this concept among global health actors. Germany is no exception. Though there have been recent commitments to increase resources allocated to health systems strengthening, German Development Cooperation has no comprehensive strategy for its pursuit...
December 3, 2016: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903348/-clinical-observations-of-medial-compartment-knee-osteoarthritis-by-proximal-fibular-osteotomy-with-arthroscopy
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G Tong, Q Xie
Objective: To explore the clinical short-term result of proximal fibular osteotomy with arthroscopy in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Methods: From August 2015 to March 2016 thirty six patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis were treated by proximal fibular osteotomy with arthroscopy in Department of Orthopaedics, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University.The preoperative and postoperative visual analogue scale (VAS) and the hospital for special surgery (HSS) knee score were compared in follow-up...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893437/silicon-nanowire-heterostructures-for-advanced-energy-and-environmental-applications-a-review
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Ramesh Ghosh, P K Giri
Semiconductor nanowires (NWs), in particular Si NWs, have attracted much attention in the last decade for their unique electronic properties and potential applications in several emerging areas. With the introduction of heterostructures (HSs) on NWs, new functionalities are obtained and the device performance is improved significantly in many cases. Due to the easy fabrication techniques, excellent optoelectronic properties and compatibility of forming HSs with different inorganic/organic materials, Si NW HSs have been utilized in various configurations and device architectures...
January 6, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889405/primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-for-elderly-complex-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Jie-Feng Huang, Jian-Jian Shen, Jun-Jie Chen, Pei-Jian Tong
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical and radiologic results of primary Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) for elderly complex tibial plateau fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between November 2010 and February 2012, six cases of elderly complex tibial plateau fractures were treated with primary TKA using the standard medial parapatellar approach. All six patients were available at follow up with mean duration of 32.3 months (range 25-41 months)...
November 23, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886359/normal-population-reference-values-for-the-oxford-and-harris-hip-scores-electronic-data-collection-and-its-implications-for-clinical-practice
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James M Mclean, Jacob Cappelletto, Jock Clarnette, Catherine L Hill, Tiffany Gill, Daniel Mandziak, Jordan Leith
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess whether the Harris Hip Score (HHS) and the Oxford Hip Score (OHS) were comparable in normal, healthy, pathology-free individuals of different age, gender, ethnicity, handedness and nationality. The purpose of this study was to establish normal population values for the HHS and OHS using an electronic data collection system. METHODS: 317 Australian and 310 Canadian citizens with no active hip pain, injury or pathology in the ipsilateral hip corresponding to their dominant arm, were evaluated...
November 15, 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
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