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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542953/zebrafish-tmem230a-cooperates-with-the-delta-notch-signaling-pathway-to-modulate-endothelial-cell-number-in-angiogenic-vessels
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Silvia Carra, Lorenzo Sangiorgio, Paride Pelucchi, Solei Cermenati, Alessandra Mezzelani, Valentina Martino, Mira Palizban, Alberto Albertini, Martin Götte, James Kehler, Gianluca Deflorian, Monica Beltrame, Antonio Giordano, Rolland Reinbold, Franco Cotelli, Gianfranco Bellipanni, Ileana Zucchi
During embryonic development, new arteries and veins form from preexisting vessels in response to specific angiogenic signals. Angiogenic signaling is complex since not all endothelial cells exposed to angiogenic signals respond equally. Some cells will be selected to become tip cells and acquire migration and proliferation capacity necessary for vessel growth while others, the stalk cells become trailer cells that stay connected with pre-existing vessels and act as a linkage to new forming vessels. Additionally, stalk and tip cells have the capacity to interchange their roles...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541779/attitudes-toward-bile-extraction-from-living-bears-survey-of-citizens-and-students-in-beijing
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Zhao Liu, Zhigang Jiang, Aifang Yang, Bingbing Xu, Hongxia Fang, Zongping Xie, Ning Li, Chunwang Li, Zhibin Meng, Yan Zeng
Bear bile is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for millennia. Several arguments support and oppose the use of bear farming in terms of conservation and nonhuman animal welfare. This study involved designing a questionnaire and surveying a random sample of general citizens and college students in Beijing to elicit their attitudes on bile extraction from living bears. Older people and people with lower education levels used more bear bile medicines. In total, 29.47% (n = 204) of citizens and 23...
July 2017: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science: JAAWS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540710/genetic-diversity-analysis-of-medicinally-important-horticultural-crop-aegle-marmelos-by-issr-markers
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Farina Mujeeb, Preeti Bajpai, Neelam Pathak, Smita Rastogi Verma
Inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers help in identifying and determining the extent of genetic diversity in cultivars. Here, we describe their application in determining the genetic diversity of bael (Aegle marmelos Corr.). Universal ISSR primers are selected and their marker characteristics such as polymorphism information content, effective multiplex ratio and marker index have been evaluated. ISSR-PCR is then performed using universal ISSR primers to generate polymorphic bands. This information is used to determine the degree of genetic similarity among the bael varieties/accessions by cluster analysis using unweighted pair-group method with arithmetic averages (UPGMA)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532933/clinical-outcomes-of-femtosecond-laser-assisted-cataract-surgery-versus-conventional-phacoemulsification-surgery-for-hard-nuclear-cataracts
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Xinyi Chen, Yinhui Yu, Xiaohui Song, Yanan Zhu, Wei Wang, Ke Yao
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes between femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (femtosecond group) and conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery (conventional group) in patients with hard nuclear cataract. SETTING: Eye Center, Second Affiliated Hospital of School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. DESIGN: Prospective consecutive nonrandomized comparative cohort study. METHODS: According to the Emery-Little classification, cataract patients with a grade 4 or 5 hard nuclei were assigned to 1 of the 2 groups...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529748/local-modulated-electro-hyperthermia-in-combination-with-traditional-chinese-medicine-vs-intraperitoneal-chemoinfusion-for-the-treatment-of-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-with-malignant-ascites-a-phase-ii-randomized-trial
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Clifford L K Pang, Xinting Zhang, Zhen Wang, Junwen Ou, Yimin Lu, Pengfei Chen, Changlin Zhao, Xiaopu Wang, Hongyu Zhang, Sergey V Roussakow
The purpose of this study was to develop a safe and non-toxic alternative to the conventional conservative treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis with malignant ascites (PCMA) by investigating the efficacy and safety of local modulated electro-hyperthermia (mEHT) combined with the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) 'Shi Pi' herbal decoction, compared with standard intraperitoneal chemoinfusion (IPCI). A randomized, controlled, single-center, open-label clinical trial (phase II) with two parallel groups (allocation ratio, 1:1) was conducted to investigate the efficacy and safety of mEHT+TCM (study group, SG) vs...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508566/initial-observation-of-cin2-does-not-appear-to-reduce-quality-of-life-in-women-under-25%C3%A2-years-of-age
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Katayoun Taghavi, Sára Morell, Jillian Lamb, Helene MacNab, Carrie Innes, Kate Coffey, Jonathan Williman, Bryony Simcock, Peter Sykes
BACKGROUND: Although the patient perspective is implicit in the practice of medicine, research evaluating this remains scarce. In a climate where clinicians and policy-makers constantly strive to achieve more patient-centred models of care, this omission warrants attention. AIM: To assess health-related quality of life (HrQoL) in women under 25 years of age with cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia grade 2 (CIN2) receiving conservative management (colposcopy follow-up, with treatment if necessary) compared with those receiving immediate excisional treatment with large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ)...
May 16, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506903/ethnozoological-assessment-of-animals-used-by-mon-traditional-medicine-vendors-at-kyaiktiyo-myanmar
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Vincent Nijman, Chris R Shepherd
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Wild animals are widely used in traditional Asian medicine but information from Myanmar is lacking. We show that a wide range of animals are used at a pilgrimage site, mostly for their rendered fats and oils to be used in mixed concoctions. The majority of species were sold to be used to treat aching joints, muscle ache and skin diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess wildlife for sale for medicinal purposes, and document their medicinal use at Kyaiktiyo, a pilgrimage site at a 1100m tall mountain, with many of the pilgrims climbing to the top...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499300/-recent-surgical-options-for-vestibular-vertigo
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Stefan Volkenstein, Stefan Dazert
Vertigo is not a well defined symptom but a heterogenous entity diagnosed and treated mainly by otolaryngologists, neurologists, internal medicine and primary care physicians. Most vertigo syndroms have a good prognosis and management is predominantly conservative, whereas the need for surgical therapy is rare, but for a subset of patients often the only remaining option. In this paper, we describe the development of surgical therapy for hydropic inner ear diseases, Menière disease, dehiscence syndroms, perilymphatic fistulas, and benign paroxysmal vertigo...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495845/edmund-goodwyn-and-the-first-description-of-diving-bradycardia
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Jose L Vega
Diving bradycardia is a primordial oxygen-conserving reflex by which the heart rate of air-breathing vertebrates, including humans, slows down in response to water immersion. Its discovery is attributed to Paul Bert whose seminal observation was published in 1870 as part of a series of experiments that examined physiological adaptations to asphyxia in ducks and other animals. However, Edmund Goodwyn, a British physician who studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh had already published descriptions of this reflex in his doctoral thesis, which was originally published in Latin in 1786, and again in English in 1788...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494789/micrornas-important-regulators-of-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Na Li, Bo Long, Wei Han, Shumin Yuan, Kun Wang
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells and have multi-lineage differentiation potential. Generally, stem cells are classified into adult stem cells, embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Stem cells have great potential in clinical therapy due to their pluripotency and self-renewal ability. microRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs which are evolutionarily conserved and participate in the pathogenesis of many diseases, cell cycle regulation, apoptosis, aging, cell fate decisions, and different signaling pathways...
May 11, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492441/residual-enoxaparin-activity-anti-xa-levels-and-concerns-about-the-american-society-of-regional-anesthesia-and-pain-medicine-anticoagulation-guidelines
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Daryl S Henshaw, James D Turner, Daniel J Forest, Garrett R Thompson, Robert S Weller
Currently, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) anticoagulation guidelines recommend that before the performance of a neuraxial procedure a minimum of 24 hours should elapse following a treatment dose of enoxaparin (1 mg/kg twice daily or 1.5 mg/kg once daily). The guidelines have since their inception also consistently recommended against the routine use of anti-Xa level monitoring for patients receiving enoxaparin. However, we noted in our clinical practice that anti-Xa levels were frequently still elevated despite patients meeting the time-based recommendation for treatment dose enoxaparin...
May 10, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490924/improving-molecular-testing-and-personalized-medicine-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-ontario
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C Lim, H S Sekhon, J C Cutz, D M Hwang, S Kamel-Reid, R F Carter, G da Cunha Santos, T Waddell, M Binnie, M Patel, N Paul, T Chung, A Brade, R El-Maraghi, C Sit, M S Tsao, N B Leighl
BACKGROUND: Although molecular testing has become standard in managing advanced nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (nsclc), most patients undergo minimally invasive procedures, and the diagnostic tumour specimens available for testing are usually limited. A knowledge translation initiative to educate diagnostic specialists about sampling techniques and laboratory processes was undertaken to improve the uptake and application of molecular testing in advanced lung cancer. METHODS: A multidisciplinary panel of physician experts including pathologists, respirologists, interventional thoracic radiologists, thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists developed a specialty-specific education program, adapting international clinical guidelines to the local Ontario context...
April 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489013/-incidence-cause-and-treatment-of-colonic-perforations-in-iceland-1998-2007-a-nationwide-study
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Kristin Jonsdottir, Elsa B Valsdottir, Shreekrishna Datye, Fritz Berndsen, Pall Helgi Moller
INTRODUCTION: Colon perforation is a serious illness with mortality reported from 0-39%. Surgery used to be the gold standard but treatment has changed as studies have indicated comparable results with less invasive treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of acute colon perforations in Iceland, causes and treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, nationwide, multicenter analysis was performed based on ICD-10 codes from databases of the main hospitals in Iceland...
February 2017: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488274/quantitative-single-breath-hold-renal-arterial-spin-labeling-imaging-at-7t
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Xiufeng Li, Edward J Auerbach, Pierre-Francois Van de Moortele, Kamil Ugurbil, Gregory J Metzger
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of quantitative single breath-hold renal arterial spin labeling (ASL) imaging at 7T. METHODS: A single-shot fast spin echo FAIR (flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery) method was used to perform two studies. First, a multi-delay perfusion study was performed to estimate the spin labeling temporal bolus width achievable with a local transceiver array coil at 7T. Second, with a conservatively defined bolus width, a quantitative perfusion study was performed using the single subtraction approach...
May 9, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487653/chinese-herbal-medicines-attenuate-acute-pancreatitis-pharmacological-activities-and-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Hong Xiang, Qingkai Zhang, Bing Qi, Xufeng Tao, Shilin Xia, Huiyi Song, Jialin Qu, Dong Shang
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a commonly occurring gastrointestinal disorder. An increase in the annual incidence of AP has been observed, and it causes acute hospitalization and high mortality. The diagnosis and treatment guidelines for AP recommend conservative medical treatments focused on reducing pancreatic secretion and secondary injury, as a primary therapeutic approach. Unfortunately, the existing treatment options have limited impact on the incidence and severity of AP due to the complex and multifaceted pathological process of this disease...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487118/pittosporum-viridiflorum-sims-pittosporaceae-a-review-on-a-useful-medicinal-plant-native-to-south-africa-and-tropical-africa
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REVIEW
B Madikizela, L J McGaw
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims, a Pittosporaceae species, is used extensively in African traditional medicine (ATM) by various tribes. This review is an appraisal of the information concerning the description, distribution, conservation status, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of this species with the aim of reconciling it with its traditional use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A wide-ranging literature search was conducted using database platforms such as Scopus, Google Scholar, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, PubMed and books including local reports and thesis submissions...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484472/inferring-genetic-variation-and-demographic-history-of-michelia-yunnanensis-franch-magnoliaceae-from-chloroplast-dna-sequences-and-microsatellite-markers
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Xue Zhang, Shikang Shen, Fuqin Wu, Yuehua Wang
Michelia yunnanensis Franch., is a traditional ornamental, aromatic, and medicinal shrub that endemic to Yunnan Province in southwest China. Although the species has a large distribution pattern and is abundant in Yunnan Province, the populations are dramatically declining because of overexploitation and habitat destruction. Studies on the genetic variation and demography of endemic species are necessary to develop effective conservation and management strategies. To generate such knowledge, we used 3 pairs of universal cpDNA markers and 10 pairs of microsatellite markers to assess the genetic diversity, genetic structure, and demographic history of 7 M...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483683/the-use-of-dehydrated-human-amnion-chorion-membrane-allograft-injection-for-the-treatment-of-tendinopathy-or-arthritis-a-case-series-involving-40-patients
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Alfred C Gellhorn, Alex Han
BACKGROUND: Degenerative joint and tendon injuries remain difficult to treat, with few effective conservative treatment options available. Regenerative approaches aim to promote the inherent healing capacity of injured tissues. Micronized dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) injection is an emerging regenerative option with promising preclinical results. OBJECTIVE: To test the clinical effectiveness of dHACM injection in patients with chronic tendinopathy and arthropathy...
May 6, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482859/an-ethnopharmacological-evaluation-of-navapind-and-shahpur-virkanin-district-sheikupura-pakistan-for-their-herbal-medicines
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Maria Zahoor, Zubaida Yousaf, Tahreem Aqsa, Manahil Haroon, Nadia Saleh, Arusa Aftab, Sadia Javed, Mouzma Qadeer, Habiba Ramazan
BACKGROUND: The chief aim of this study was to enlist the ethnobotanical uses of wild plants in district Sheikhupura, province Punjab, Pakistan. Due to extreme geographical and climatic conditions, Pakistan has a great floral diversity. Plants have been used by the indigenous people for treatment of different ailments since long. They are still dependent on the plants for their domestic purposes. Moreover, plants are used as first aid to treat diverse ailments such as cold, cough, influenza, asthma, cancer, antidote, gastric and hepatic disorders...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480387/politics-of-biopiracy-an-adventure-into-hoodia-xhoba-patenting-in-southern-africa
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Lere Amusan
BACKGROUND: Africa is being described as the wretched of the earth, despite this, the continent is endowed with natural resources, dynamic ecosystem, and different species of plants and animals, and species derivatives. This paper area of departure is to focus on Hoodia, a plant that is being a source of food, medicine and water for the San and Khoe indigenous peoples before the advent of Europeans into southern Africa. South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) dubiously patented Hoodia without observing the basic indices of geographical indications (GIs), indigenous knowledge (IK), novelty, access sharing benefit (ASB), prior informed consent (PIC) and sustainability of ecosystem before the rights was sold to Phytopharm pharmaceutical company...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
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