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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716595/the-risk-stratification-and-prognostic-evaluation-of-soluble-programmed-death-1-on-patients-with-sepsis-in-emergency-department
#1
Yongzhen Zhao, Yumei Jia, Chunsheng Li, Yingying Fang, Rui Shao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of soluble programmed death-1 (sPD-1) for risk stratification and prediction of 28-day mortality in patients with sepsis, we compared serum sPD-1 with procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and the Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis (MEDS) score. METHODS: A total of 60 healthy volunteers and 595 emergency department (ED) patients were recruited for this prospective cohort study. According to the severity of their condition on ED arrival, the patients were allocated to the systemic inflammatory response syndrome group (130 cases), sepsis group (276 cases), severe sepsis group (121 cases), and septic shock group (68 cases)...
July 4, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712990/supervoxel-based-statistical-analysis-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-schizotypal-personality-disorder
#2
Teng Zhang, Lin Shi, Qing Zhang, Jianlin Wu, Jian Lv, Defeng Wang
To study white matter changes in schizotypal personality disorder (SPD), we developed a new statistical analysis method based on supervoxels for diffusion tensor imaging. Twenty patients with SPD and eighteen healthy controls were recruited from a pool of 3000 first-year university undergraduates, and underwent MRI using a 3T scanner. Diffusion tensors were first normalized into ICBM-152 space followed by a supervoxel segmentation based on graph clustering to segment white matter tensors into diffusion homogeneous supervoxels...
July 13, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699025/polyamines-increase-nitric-oxide-and-reactive-oxygen-species-in-guard-cells-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-during-stomatal-closure
#3
Srinivas Agurla, Gunja Gayatri, Agepati S Raghavendra
A comprehensive study which was undertaken on the effect of three polyamines (PAs) on stomatal closure was examined in relation to nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in guard cells of Arabidopsis thaliana. Three PAs-putrescine (Put), spermidine (Spd), and spermine (Spm)-induced stomatal closure, while increasing the levels of NO as well as ROS in guard cells. The roles of NO and ROS were confirmed by the reversal of closure by cPTIO (NO scavenger) and catalase (ROS scavenger). The presence of L-NAME (NOS-like enzyme inhibitor) reversed PA-induced stomatal closure, suggesting that NOS-like enzyme played a significant role in NO production during stomatal closure...
July 11, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694504/melatonin-alleviates-chilling-stress-in-cucumber-seedlings-by-up-regulation-of-cszat12-and-modulation-of-polyamine-and-abscisic-acid-metabolism
#4
Hailiang Zhao, Kai Zhang, Xiaoting Zhou, Linjie Xi, Yuping Wang, Hongjun Xu, Tonghua Pan, Zhirong Zou
To obtain new insights into the mechanisms of the positive effects of exogenous melatonin applications to cucumber seedlings during chilling, we investigated its role in regulating photosynthesis, the transcription level of csZat12 and the metabolism of polyamines (PAs) and of abscisic acid (ABA). The negative effects of chilling were clearly alleviated in cucumber seedlings by irrigation with 200 μM melatonin solution. This was evidenced by alleviation of the decline in net photosynthesis rate and also in electrolyte leakage in chilled plants...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688630/treatment-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-using-a-sleep-positioning-device-a-prospective-cohort-study
#5
William S Tierney, Scott L Gabbard, Claudio F Milstein, Michael S Benninger, Paul C Bryson
OBJECTIVE: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms are often resistant to management and cause significant quality of life impairment to patients with this disease. This study assesses the utility of a sleep-positioning device (SPD) in treating LPR. DESIGN: Single center prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary medical center PARTICIPANTS: 27 adult patients with diagnosed laryngopharyngeal reflux. INTERVENTION: An SPD consisting of a two-component wedge-shaped base pillow and a lateral positioning body pillow (Medcline, Amenity Health Inc...
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681293/ferrous-activated-peroxymonosulfate-oxidation-of-antimicrobial-agent-sulfaquinoxaline-and-structurally-related-compounds-in-aqueous-solution-kinetics-products-and-transformation-pathways
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Yuefei Ji, Lu Wang, Mengdi Jiang, Yan Yang, Peizeng Yang, Junhe Lu, Corinne Ferronato, Jean-Marc Chovelon
Sulfaquinoxaline (SQX) is a coccidiostatic drug widely used in poultry and swine production and has been frequently detected in various environmental compartments such as surface water, groundwater, soils, and sediments. In the present study, degradation of SQX by ferrous ion-activated peroxymonosulfate oxidation process (Fe(II)/PMS), a promising in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) technique, was systematically investigated. Experimental results showed that Fe(II)/PMS process appeared to be more efficient for SQX removal relative to Fe(II)/persulfate process (Fe(II)/PS)...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677821/development-and-validation-of-a-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-method-for-the-quantification-of-talazoparib-in-rat-plasma-application-to-plasma-protein-binding-studies
#7
Mahendra Kumar Hidau, Srikanth Kolluru, Srinath Palakurthi
A sensitive and selective RP-HPLC method has been developed and validated for the quantification of a highly-potent poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor talazoparib (TZP) in rat plasma. Chromatographic separation was performed with isocratic elution method. Absorbance for TZP was measured with UV detector (SPD-20A UV-VIS) at λmax of 227 nm. Protein precipitation method was used to extract the drug form plasma samples using methanol: acetonitrile (65:35) as a precipitating solvent. Method was shown sensitive and reproducible over 100-2000 ng/mL linearity range with LLQC of 100 ng/mL...
July 5, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677399/super-cationic-carbon-quantum-dots-synthesized-from-spermidine-as-an-eye-drop-formulation-for-topical-treatment-of-bacterial-keratitis
#8
Hong-Jyuan Jian, Ren-Siang Wu, Tzu-Yu Lin, Yu-Jia Li, Han-Jia Lin, Scott G Harroun, Jui-Yang Lai, Chih-Ching Huang
We have developed a one-step method to synthesize carbon quantum dots (CQDPAs) from biogenic polyamines (PAs) as an antibacterial agent for topical treatment of bacterial keratitis (BK). CQDs synthesized by direct pyrolysis of spermidine (Spd) powder through a simple dry heating treatment exhibit a solubility and yield much higher than those from putrescine and spermine. We demonstrate that CQDs obtained from Spds (CQDSpds) possess effective antibacterial activities against non-multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis bacteria and also against the multidrug-resistant bacteria, methicillin-resistant S...
July 5, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675014/-soluble-programmed-death-1-and-soluble-programmed-death-ligand-1-protein-expression-and-immune-status-in-patients-with-recurrent-aphthous-ulcer
#9
Jiang Nan, Luo Liang, Liu Li, Sun Xiaoqin, Jiang Xing, Cai Yang
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the possible role and significance of soluble programmed death-1 (sPD-1)  /soluble programmed death ligand 1 (sPD-L1) in the immune pathogeneses of recurrent aphthous ulcer (RAU). METHODS: A total of 30 RAU cases (18 cases of minor RAU, 5 cases of major RAU, and 7 cases of herpetiform ulcers) were enrolled in this study. A total of 18 healthy people served as controls. Lymphocyte subsets (CD3⁺, CD4⁺, CD8⁺, CD19⁺, and CD16⁺+56⁺) were investigated by flow cytometric analysis...
June 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659980/comparing-facial-emotional-recognition-in-patients-with-borderline-personality-disorder-and-patients-with-schizotypal-personality-disorder-with-a-normal-group
#10
Aida Farsham, Tahereh Abbaslou, Reza Bidaki, Bonnie Bozorg
Objective: No research has been conducted on facial emotional recognition on patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and schizotypal personality disorder (SPD). The present study aimed at comparing facial emotion recognition in these patients with the general population. The neurocognitive processing of emotions can show the pathologic style of these 2 disorders. Method: Twenty BPD patients, 16 SPD patients, and 20 healthy individuals were selected by available sampling method. Structural Clinical Interview for Axis II, Millon Personality Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory and Facial Emotional Recognition Test was were conducted for all participants...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653023/electronic-cigarette-expectancies-in-smokers-with-psychological-distress
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Mollie E Miller, Jennifer W Tidey, Damaris J Rohsenow, Stephen T Higgins
OBJECTIVES: Very few studies have evaluated perceptions of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) among smokers with mental illness. This study assessed expectancies about the effects of smoking combustible cigarettes or using ENDS among current smokers with and without severe psychological distress (SPD). METHODS: We used a crowdsourcing system to survey 268 smokers on their expectancies for the effects of combustible cigarettes and ENDS. Positive expectancies assessed included negative affect reduction, stimulation, positive social effects and weight control, and negative expectancies included negative physical effects, negative psychosocial effects and future health concerns...
January 2017: Tobacco Regulatory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650333/simultaneous-determination-of-ace-inhibitors-and-dexibuprofen-in-active-pharmaceutical-ingredient-formulations-and-human-serum-by-rp-hplc
#12
Aisha Sana, Safila Naveed, Fatima Qamar, Sadia Shakeel
The contemporary work describes a rapid and cost effective reversed phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography (RP-HPLC) method for the quantification of Captopril, Lisinopril and Dexibuprofen (DXP) simultaneously in dosage formulations, active pharmaceutical ingredients and human serum. The chromatographic system included LC-20A pump, Sil-20A auto sampler and SPD-20A UV/visible detector. The estimation was carried out by using a C18 (5μm, 250 ×4.6 mm) column with mobile phase methanol: water (80:20 v/v, pH 3...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644644/highly-nuclear-spin-polarized-deuterium-atoms-from-the-uv-photodissociation-of-deuterium-iodide
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Dimitris Sofikitis, Pavle Glodic, Greta Koumarianou, Hongyan Jiang, Lykourgos Bougas, Peter C Samartzis, Alexander Andreev, T Peter Rakitzis
We report a novel highly spin-polarized deuterium (SPD) source, via the photodissociation of deuterium iodide at 270 nm. I(^{2}P_{3/2}) photofragments are ionized with m-state selectivity, and their velocity distribution measured via velocity-map slice imaging, from which the D polarization is determined. The process produces ∼100% electronically polarized D at the time of dissociation, which is then converted to ∼60% nuclear D polarization after ∼1.6  ns. These production times for SPD allow collision-limited densities of ∼10^{18}  cm^{-3} and at production rates of ∼10^{21}  s^{-1} which are 10^{6} and 10^{4} times higher than conventional (Stern-Gerlach separation) methods, respectively...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638732/serum-levels-of-soluble-programmed-death-protein-1-spd-1-and-soluble-programmed-death-ligand-1-spd-l1-in-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Stephan Kruger, Marie-Louise Legenstein, Verena Rösgen, Michael Haas, Dominik Paul Modest, Christoph Benedikt Westphalen, Steffen Ormanns, Thomas Kirchner, Volker Heinemann, Stefan Holdenrieder, Stefan Boeck
Up to now, the efficacy of programmed death protein 1/programmed death ligand 1 (PD-1/PD-L1) blockade in pancreatic cancer (PC) remains uncertain. Serum levels of soluble PD-1 and PD-L1 (sPD-1/sPD-L1) have been reported to be independent prognostic factors in solid tumors susceptible to checkpoint blockade. Provenience, regulation and immunologic function of sPD-1 and sPD-L1 in cancer are poorly understood. To the best of our knowledge, sPD-1 and sPD-L1 have not been measured conjointly in any cancer type yet...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630870/placental-abca1-expression-is-increased-in-spontaneous-preterm-deliveries-compared-with-iatrogenic-preterm-deliveries-and-term-deliveries
#15
Xie Cheng-Mao, Long Yan, Lin Li, Jin Hua, Wang Xiao-Ju, Zhang Jie-Wen
OBJECTIVE: Abnormal expression of ABCA1 and ABCG1 in the placenta can elicit lipid metabolism disorder and adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, whether it is associated with preterm delivery remains unclear. Our present study aimed to evaluate the relationship between abnormal expression of ABCA1 or ABCG1 and preterm delivery. METHODS: Maternal blood and placental tissues from women with spontaneous deliveries (SPD), iatrogenic deliveries (IPD), and term deliveries (TD) were collected...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630404/activation-of-d1r-pka-mtor-signaling-cascade-in-medial-prefrontal-cortex-underlying-the-antidepressant-effects-of-l-spd
#16
Bing Zhang, Fei Guo, Yuqin Ma, Yingcai Song, Rong Lin, Fu-Yi Shen, Guo-Zhang Jin, Yang Li, Zhi-Qiang Liu
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by diverse symptoms. Although several antidepressants can influence dopamine system in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), but the role of D1R or D2R subtypes of dopamine receptor during anti-depression process is still vague in PFC region. To address this question, we investigate the antidepressant effect of levo-stepholidine (l-SPD), an antipsychotic medication with unique pharmacological profile of D1R agonism and D2R antagonism, and clarified its molecular mechanisms in the mPFC...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625107/associations-between-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-25-oh-d-and-psychological-distress-among-inuit-in-canada
#17
Hans-Ragnar Skogli, Dominique Geoffroy, Hope A Weiler, Grethe S Tell, Laurence J Kirmayer, Grace M Egeland
BACKGROUND: Inuit in Canada have experienced dietary changes over recent generations, but how this relates to psychological distress has not been investigated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how nutritional biomarkers are related to psychological distress. DESIGN: A total of 36 communities in northern Canada participated in the International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey (2007-2008). Of 2796 households, 1901 (68%) participated; 1699 Inuit adults gave blood samples for biomarker analysis and answered the Kessler 6-item psychological distress questionnaire (K6)...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614056/spermine-and-spermidine-reversed-age-related-cardiac-deterioration-in-rats
#18
Hao Zhang, Junying Wang, Lingxu Li, Nannan Chai, Yuhan Chen, Feixiang Wu, Weihua Zhang, Lina Wang, Sa Shi, Li Zhang, Shuling Bian, Changqing Xu, Ye Tian, Yajun Zhao
Aging is the most important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Slowing or reversing the physiological impact of heart aging may reduce morbidity and mortality associated with age-related CVD. The polyamines, spermine (SP) and spermidine (SPD) are essential for cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis, and levels of both decline with age. To explore the effects of these polyamines on heart aging, we administered SP or SPD intraperitoneally to 22- to 24-month-old rats for 6 weeks. Both treatments reversed and inhibited age-related myocardial morphology alterations, myocardial fibrosis, and cell apoptosis...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603492/magnetoencephalographic-imaging-of-auditory-and-somatosensory-cortical-responses-in-children-with-autism-and-sensory-processing-dysfunction
#19
Carly Demopoulos, Nina Yu, Jennifer Tripp, Nayara Mota, Anne N Brandes-Aitken, Shivani S Desai, Susanna S Hill, Ashley D Antovich, Julia Harris, Susanne Honma, Danielle Mizuiri, Srikantan S Nagarajan, Elysa J Marco
This study compared magnetoencephalographic (MEG) imaging-derived indices of auditory and somatosensory cortical processing in children aged 8-12 years with autism spectrum disorder (ASD; N = 18), those with sensory processing dysfunction (SPD; N = 13) who do not meet ASD criteria, and typically developing control (TDC; N = 19) participants. The magnitude of responses to both auditory and tactile stimulation was comparable across all three groups; however, the M200 latency response from the left auditory cortex was significantly delayed in the ASD group relative to both the TDC and SPD groups, whereas the somatosensory response of the ASD group was only delayed relative to TDC participants...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601864/effect-of-a-high-protein-diet-versus-standard-protein-diet-on-weight-loss-and-biomarkers-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
Ismael Campos-Nonato, Lucia Hernandez, Simon Barquera
BACKGROUND: Some studies have shown that protein-enriched diets can lead to greater weight loss and improvements in biomarkers of metabolic syndrome (MeS) than standard protein diets. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the effect of increased protein intake on weight loss in Mexican adults with MeS. METHODS: Randomized controlled trial in 118 adults aged 47.4 ± 11.5 years and meeting the established criteria for MeS were randomized to prescribed hypocaloric diets (500 kcal less than resting metabolic rate) providing either 0...
2017: Obesity Facts
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