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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429906/eating-glutinous-brown-rice-for-one-day-improves-glycemic-control-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-assessed-by-continuous-glucose-monitoring
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Yuko Terashima, Yoshio Nagai, Hiroyuki Kato, Akio Ohta, Yasushi Tanaka
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether intake of non-glutinous brown rice (BR) or glutinous brown rice (GBR) for 1 day had an influence on the daily glucose profile measured by continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) when compared with intake of non-glutinous white rice (WR). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A total of 37 inpatients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) were recruited for a 3-day randomized triple cross-over trial in which they ate WR, BR, or GBR for 1 day each...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401197/platelet-rich-fibrin-prf-in-implants-dentistry-in-combination-with-new-bone-regenerative-flapless-technique-evolution-of-the-technique-and-final-results
#2
Antonio Cortese, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Massimo Amato, Candace M Howard, Lorenzo Pedicini, Pier Paolo Claudio
Most common techniques for alveolar bone augmentation are guided bone regeneration (GBR) and autologous bone grafting. GBR studies demonstrated long-term reabsorption using heterologous bone graft. A general consensus has been achieved in implant surgery for a minimal amount of 2 mm of healthy bone around the implant. A current height loss of about 3-4 mm will result in proper deeper implant insertion when alveolar bone expansion is not planned because of the dome shape of the alveolar crest. To manage this situation a split crest technique has been proposed for alveolar bone expansion and the implants' insertion in one stage surgery...
January 2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399529/in-utero-exposure-to-germinated-brown-rice-and-its-gaba-extract-attenuates-high-fat-diet-induced-insulin-resistance-in-rat-offspring
#3
Hadiza Altine Adamu, Mustapha Umar Imam, Ooi Der-Jiun, Maznah Ismail
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have reported on the influence of diet on insulin resistance. Our study provides insight into the effect of germinated brown rice (GBR) and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) on early environment-driven programming and susceptibility to insulin resistance in rat offspring. METHODS: Male rat offspring from female Sprague-Dawley rats fed with a high-fat diet (HFD) alone, HFD + GBR, or HFD + GABA extract throughout pregnancy and lactation were weaned 4 weeks after delivery and followed up for 8 weeks...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378530/guided-bone-regeneration-with-particulate-vs-block-xenogenic-bone-substitutes-a-pilot-cone-beam-computed-tomographic-investigation
#4
Goran I Benic, Daniel S Thoma, Ronald E Jung, Ignacio M Sanz, Silvan Unger, Antonio Cantalapiedra, Christoph H F Hämmerle
AIM: To test whether an equine bone substitute block used for guided bone regeneration (GBR) of peri-implant defects differs from bovine block or particulate bone substitutes regarding the hard and soft tissue contours of the augmented ridge. MATERIAL & METHODS: Two semi-saddle bone defects were prepared in each side of the mandible of eight dogs, and one titanium implant was inserted into every defect. The defects were randomly allocated to receive one of the following treatments: bone augmentation by GBR using (1) particulate deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) + a collagen membrane (CM), (2) block DBBM + CM, (3) equine bone substitute block + CM, and (4) empty controls...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348238/evolving-polycentric-governance-of-the-great-barrier-reef
#5
Tiffany H Morrison
A growing field of sustainability science examines how environments are transformed through polycentric governance. However, many studies are only snapshot analyses of the initial design or the emergent structure of polycentric regimes. There is less systematic analysis of the longitudinal robustness of polycentric regimes. The problem of robustness is approached by focusing not only on the structure of a regime but also on its context and effectiveness. These dimensions are examined through a longitudinal analysis of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) governance regime, drawing on in-depth interviews and demographic, economic, and employment data, as well as organizational records and participant observation...
March 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347944/regulating-the-gaps-between-folds-on-the-surface-of-silk-fibroin-membranes-via-lbl-deposition-for-improving-their-biomedical-properties
#6
Guomin Wu, Hongbing Deng, Tao Jiang, Hu Tu, Jiajia Chen, Yingfei Zhan, Yining Wang, Xiao Ma
Silk fibroin (SF) has become a promising biomaterial in guided bone regeneration (GBR). In an attempt to modify the size of the gaps on the surface of SF barrier membrane and improve its antibacterial activity, biological and mechanical properties, positively charged Lysozyme (LY)-Collagen Type-I (COL) composites and negatively charged SF were introduced to the negatively charged surface of SF substrates utilizing the electrostatic layer-by-layer (LBL) self-assembly technique. The morphology, chemical structures and element content of the LBL structured membranes were investigated...
March 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345934/amphiphilic-nucleating-agents-to-enhance-calcium-phosphate-growth-on-polymeric-surfaces
#7
Laura C E da Silva, Bruna A Más, Eliana A R Duek, Richard Landers, Celso A Bertran, Maria C Gonçalves
Poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) is an aliphatic polyester widely explored in the preparation of guided bone regeneration (GBR) membranes because of its interesting mechanical properties and biodegradability. However, PCL high hydrophobicity often impairs cell adhesion and proliferation as well as calcium phosphate growth, all of which are crucial to achieving suitable bone-tissue integration. In this work, aimed at achieving less-hydrophobic surfaces, amphiphilic molecules were added at low concentrations to the polymeric dope solutions that generated the GBR membranes...
April 6, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335814/symbiosis-and-microbiome-flexibility-in-calcifying-benthic-foraminifera-of-the-great-barrier-reef
#8
Martina Prazeres, Tracy Ainsworth, T Edward Roberts, John M Pandolfi, William Leggat
BACKGROUND: Symbiosis is a phenomenon that allows organisms to colonise a wide range of environments and occupy a variety of ecological niches in marine environments. Large benthic foraminifera (LBF) are crucial marine calcifiers that rely on photo-endosymbionts for growth and calcification, yet the influence of environmental conditions in shaping their interactions with prokaryotic and eukaryotic associates is poorly known. RESULTS: Here, we used next-generation sequencing to identify eukaryotic photosynthesizing and prokaryotic microbes associated with the common LBF Amphistegina lobifera across a physio-chemical gradient on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR)...
March 23, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333628/rate-distortion-optimized-graph-based-representation-for-multiview-images-with-complex-camera-configurations
#9
Xin Su, Thomas Maugey, Christine Guillemot
Graph-based representation (GBR) has recently been proposed for describing color and geometry of multiview video content. The graph vertices represent the color information, while the edges represent the geometry information, i.e., the disparity, by connecting corresponding pixels in two camera views. In this paper, we generalize the GBR to multiview images with complex camera configurations. Compared with the existing GBR, the proposed representation can handle not only horizontal displacements of the cameras but also forward/backward translations, rotations, etc...
June 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331137/evaluation-of-surgical-procedures-for-t2-gallbladder-cancer-in-terms-of-recurrence-and-prognosis
#10
Ryuichi Kawahara, Takahisa Shirahama, Shyoichirou Arai, Daisuke Muroya, Yoriko Nomura, Shogo Fukutomi, Nobuhisa Shirahama, Katsuaki Takagi, Yuichi Goto, Masanori Akashi, Yuichirou Maruyama, Hisamune Sakai, Hiroto Ishikawa, Toru Hisaka, Masafumi Yasunaga, Hiroyuki Horiuchi, Koji Okuda, Yoshito Akagi, Hiroyuki Tanaka
T2 (tumor invades perimuscular connective tissue; no extension beyond serosa or into liver) gallbladder cancer has generally been treated by S4aS5 subsegmentectomy (S4aS5 HR). We investigated the therapeutic effect of full-thickness cholecystectomy (FC) and gallbladder bed resection (GBR), in terms of tumor location and resection margin (distance from the tumor). At our department we employ the following protocol to determine the extent of resection needed to achieve R0 status: (1) A tumor located in the gallbladder fundus (Gf) or body (Gb) and only on the free peritoneal side was classified as P-type, for which full-thickness cholecystectomy and regional lymph node dissection were performed...
March 22, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321131/does-activation-of-midbrain-dopamine-neurons-promote-or-reduce-feeding
#11
L Boekhoudt, T J M Roelofs, J W de Jong, A E de Leeuw, M C M Luijendijk, I G Wolterink-Donselaar, G van der Plasse, R A H Adan
BACKGROUND: Dopamine (DA) signalling in the brain is necessary for feeding behaviour, and alterations in the DA system have been linked to obesity. However, the precise role of DA in the control of food intake remains debated. On the one hand, food reward and motivation are associated with enhanced DA activity. On the other hand, psychostimulant drugs that increase DA signalling suppress food intake. This poses the questions of how endogenous DA neuronal activity regulates feeding, and whether enhancing DA neuronal activity would either promote or reduce food intake...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319771/a-fancy-eco-compatible-wastewater-treatment-system-green-bio-sorption-reactor
#12
Yaqian Zhao, Ranbin Liu, Jinhui Zhao, Lei Xu, Caroline Sibille
A novel concept was proposed and preliminarily investigated by embedding alum sludge-based constructed wetland into conventional activated sludge system in terms of Green Bio-sorption Reactor (GBR). This novel GBR inherited the aesthetic value of constructed wetland and owned the robust phosphorus (P) adsorption along with the benefit of carriers' addition (dewatered alum sludge). The preliminary demonstration was conducted in a lab-scale sequencing batch reactor (SBR) system without biological phosphorus removal process...
March 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318155/-biomineralization-of-electrospun-polycaprolactone-guided-bone-regeneration-membrane
#13
Deng Xia, Bai Shi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the biomineralization of the tissue-engineering electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffold and its potential use for guided bone regeneration (GBR) membranes. METHODS: PCL ultrafinefiber scaffolds were fabricated by electrospinning and then immersed in supersaturated calcification solution (SCS) for biomineralization investigation. The electrospun PCL scaffolds and the calcium phosphate coating were identified by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292328/age-dependent-dopamine-transporter-dysfunction-and-serine129-phospho-%C3%AE-synuclein-overload-in-g2019s-lrrk2-mice
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Francesco Longo, Daniela Mercatelli, Salvatore Novello, Ludovico Arcuri, Alberto Brugnoli, Fabrizio Vincenzi, Isabella Russo, Giulia Berti, Omar S Mabrouk, Robert T Kennedy, Derya R Shimshek, Katia Varani, Luigi Bubacco, Elisa Greggio, Michele Morari
Mutations in the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene are the most common genetic cause of Parkinson's disease. Here, we investigated whether the G2019S LRRK2 mutation causes morphological and/or functional changes at nigro-striatal dopamine neurons. Density of striatal dopaminergic terminals, nigral cell counts, tyrosine hydroxylase protein levels as well as exocytotic dopamine release measured in striatal synaptosomes, or striatal extracellular dopamine levels monitored by in vivo microdialysis were similar between ≥12-month-old G2019S knock-in mice and wild-type controls...
March 14, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291849/vertical-ridge-augmentation-in-the-atrophic-mandible-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Basel Elnayef, Alberto Monje, Jordi Gargallo-Albiol, Pablo Galindo-Moreno, Hom-Lay Wang, Federico Hernández-Alfaro
PURPOSE: To systematically appraise the effectiveness/reliability of vertical ridge augmentation (VRA) in the atrophic mandible. Articles that addressed any one of the following four areas were included in this study: amount of VRA, implant survival (ISR) and success rates (SSR) in the area of newly regenerated bone, complication rate during the bone augmentation procedure, and bone resorption. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic literature search was conducted by two independent reviewers in several databases, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane Oral Health Group Trials Register databases for articles reporting VRA in the atrophic mandible via distraction osteogenesis (DO), inlay block grafting (IBG), onlay block grafting (OBG), and guided bone regeneration (GBR)...
March 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290313/high-hydrostatic-pressure-treatments-enhance-volatile-components-of-pre-germinated-brown-rice-revealed-by-aromatic-fingerprinting-based-on-hs-spme-gc-ms-and-chemometric-methods
#16
Qiang Xia, Jun Mei, Wenjuan Yu, Yunfei Li
Germination favors to significantly enhance functional components and health attributes of whole-grain brown rice (BR), but the production of germinated BR (GBR) compromises the typical rice flavor perception due to soaking process. Simultaneously, high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) is considered as an effective processing technique to enhance micronutrients utilization efficiency of GBR and improve products flavor, but no information about the effects of HHP treatments on volatile fingerprinting of GBR has been reported...
January 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240815/antimicrobial-and-immunomodulatory-surface-functionalized-electrospun-membranes-for-bone-regeneration
#17
Asha Mathew, Cedryck Vaquette, Saeed Hashimi, Irani Rathnayake, Flavia Huygens, Dietmar W Hutmacher, Saso Ivanovski
Guided bone regeneration (GBR) is a surgical procedure utilizing occlusive membranes for providing space maintenance and enabling selective repopulation of the damaged area. While this technique is effective in regenerating bone, bacterial infiltration occurs frequently and can compromise the regenerative outcome. In this study, the authors describe the development and characterization of a GBR membrane made of medical grade polycaprolactone (mPCL) electrospun fibers with antibacterial and immunomodulatory properties...
February 27, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207942/effect-of-ridge-preservation-for-early-implant-placement-is-there-a-need-to-remove-the-biomaterial
#18
Daniel S Thoma, Nadja Naenni, Goran I Benic, Fernando Munoz, Christoph H F Hämmerle, Ronald E Jung
AIM: to assess i) bone regeneration around implants placed early in sites with or without ridge preservation and i) if the bone substitute material (DBBM-C) has to be removed at implant placement MATERIALS AND METHODS: In eight beagle dogs, three sites were randomly assigned to ridge preservation (DBBM-C plus collagen matrix (CMX)) (two sites; RP) or spontaneous healing (1 site; SH). Four weeks later, in one of the RP sites, dental implants were placed without removing the DBBM-C (RP1), whereas in RP2 and SH sites all non-integrated DBBM-C and/or granulation tissue was removed before implant placement and concomitant GBR...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196275/symbiodinium-dinophyceae-community-patterns-in-invertebrate-hosts-from-inshore-marginal-reefs-of-the-southern-great-barrier-reef-australia
#19
Linda Tonk, Eugenia M Sampayo, Aaron Chai, Verena Schrameyer, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
The broad range in physiological variation displayed by Symbiodinium spp. has proven imperative during periods of environmental change and contribute to the survival of their coral host. Characterizing how host and Symbiodinium community assemblages differ across environmentally distinct habitats provides useful information to predict how corals will respond to major environmental change. Despite the extensive characterizations of Symbiodinium diversity found amongst reef cnidarians on the Great Barrier Reef substantial biogeographic gaps exist, especially across inshore habitats...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192870/clinical-and-immunohistochemical-performance-of-lyophilized-platelet-rich-fibrin-ly-prf-on-tissue-regeneration
#20
Jianming Zhang, Xingying Qi, Xiaoding Luo, Dan Li, Haorong Wang, Ting Li
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) has been widely used in oral implantology and other fields, but benefits of the fresh PRF (FPRF (fresh platelet-rich fibrin)) were consequently limited because of its short-term application. Thus, a protocol for the combination of PRF and lyophilization comes up in the present study to address the issue of PRF storage and delayed clinical application, which has little been reported in this field at home and abroad by now. PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the applicability of lyophilized platelet-rich fibrin (Ly-PRF) used as the scaffold material for craniofacial tissue regeneration and to compare its biochemical properties with commonly used fresh PRF...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
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