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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353465/assessment-of-cross-correlations-between-selected-macromolecules-in-urine-of-children-with-idiopathic-hypercalciuria
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Katarzyna Jobs, Anna Jung, Sławomir Lewicki, Piotr Murawski, Leszek Pączek, Robert Zdanowski
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was assessment of four selected macromolecules level: osteopontin, calgranulin, uromodulin and bikunin in fresh morning urine sample in children with nephrolithiasis in the course of idiopathic hypercalciuria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 90 subjects aged from 12 months to 18 years. The study group comprised 57 subjects- children with urinary tract lithiasis in the course of idiopathic hypercalciuria and the control group - 33 healthy children with no history of urolithiasis...
January 21, 2018: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353457/fasting-and-fast-food-diet-play-an-opposite-role-in-mice-brain-aging
#2
Paola Castrogiovanni, Giovanni Li Volti, Cristina Sanfilippo, Daniele Tibullo, Fabio Galvano, Michele Vecchio, Roberto Avola, Ignazio Barbagallo, Lucia Malaguarnera, Sergio Castorina, Giuseppe Musumeci, Rosa Imbesi, Michelino Di Rosa
Fasting may be exploited as a possible strategy for prevention and treatment of several diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and aging. On the other hand, high-fat diet (HFD) represents a risk factor for several diseases and increased mortality. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of fasting on mouse brain aging transcriptome and how HFD regulates such pathways. We used the NCBI Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database, in order to identify suitable microarray datasets comparing mouse brain transcriptome under fasting or HFD vs aged mouse brain transcriptome...
January 20, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353454/acute-phase-plasma-osteopontin-as-an-independent-predictor-for-poor-outcome-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Yoshinari Nakatsuka, Masato Shiba, Hirofumi Nishikawa, Mio Terashima, Fumihiro Kawakita, Masashi Fujimoto, Hidenori Suzuki
Experimental studies reported that osteopontin (OPN), a matricellular protein, is induced in brain after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between plasma OPN levels and outcome after aneurysmal SAH in a clinical setting. This is a prospective study consisting of 109 aneurysmal SAH patients who underwent aneurysmal obliteration within 48 h of SAH. Plasma OPN concentrations were serially determined at days 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12 after onset. Various clinical factors as well as OPN values were compared between patients with 90-day good and poor outcomes...
January 20, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353447/the-combined-pn-stage-and-breast-cancer-subtypes-in-breast-cancer-a-better-discriminator-of-outcome-can-be-used-to-refine-the-8th-ajcc-staging-manual
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Zheng-Jun Yang, Yue Yu, Jiang-Rui Chi, Meng Guan, Ying Zhao, Xu-Chen Cao
BACKGROUND: pN stage and breast cancer subtypes (BCS) are both well-recognized prognostic indicators. Our previous work has highlighted that patients even with the same pN stage exhibited a significant survival difference in different BCS. Given this achievement, we hypothesized that a statistical interaction might exist between pN stage and BCS. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to compare the prognostic value of the combined pN stage and BCS (pNnew stage) with either pN stage or BCS alone, and to determine if this combined new stage could serve as an alternative discriminator of outcome...
January 20, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353445/hypermethylation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activating-protein-like-nkapl-promoter-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-suppresses-its-expression-and-predicts-a-poor-prognosis
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Patrick Kwok Shing Ng, Carol Po Ying Lau, Emily Kai Yee Lam, Sheila Sai Kam Li, Vivian Wai Yan Lui, Winnie Yeo, Yuen Keng Ng, Paul Bo San Lai, Stephen Kwok Wing Tsui
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a complicated disease with low survival rate partially due to frequent recurrence and no efficient therapy. Promoter hypermethylation of tumor suppressor genes has been demonstrated as one of the molecular mechanisms contributing to tumorigenesis and progression in HCC. This study aims to investigate regulation of NKAPL expression by promoter methylation and its clinical relevance as a biomarker for HCC. METHODS: We measured mRNA expression of NKAPL in 5 HCC cell lines and a cohort of 62 pairs of primary HCC tumor and their adjacent non-cancer liver tissues...
January 20, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353440/healthy-lifestyle-promotion-in-primary-schools-through-the-board-game-kaledo-a-pilot-cluster-randomized-trial
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Emanuela Viggiano, Alessandro Viggiano, Anna Di Costanzo, Adela Viggiano, Andrea Viggiano, Eleonora Andreozzi, Vincenzo Romano, Claudia Vicidomini, Daniela Di Tuoro, Giuliana Gargano, Lucia Incarnato, Celeste Fevola, Pietro Volta, Caterina Tolomeo, Giuseppina Scianni, Caterina Santangelo, Maria Apicella, Roberta Battista, Maddalena Raia, Ilaria Valentino, Marianna Palumbo, Giovanni Messina, Antonietta Messina, Marcellino Monda, Bruno De Luca, Salvatore Amaro
The board game Kaledo was proven to be effective in improving nutrition knowledge and in modifying dietary behavior in students attending middle and high school. The present pilot study aims to reproduce these results in younger students (7-11 years old) attending primary school. A total of 1313 children from ten schools were recruited to participate in the present study. Participants were randomized into two groups: (1) the treatment group which consisted of playing Kaledo over 20 sessions and (2) the no intervention group...
January 20, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353438/examination-of-pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-as-a-potential-biomarker-in-heart-failure-patients
#7
Zsolt Sarszegi, Dora Szabo, Balazs Gaszner, Attila Konyi, Dora Reglodi, Jozsef Nemeth, Beata Lelesz, Beata Polgar, Adel Jungling, Andrea Tamas
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a pleiotropic and multifunctional neuropeptide having neurotrophic, neuroprotective, and general cytoprotective actions in a variety of tissues based on its anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. Several studies have demonstrated its cardioprotective effects in vitro and in various animal models. However, few data are available on the presence of PACAP in human cardiac tissues and its role in the pathomechanism and progression of different cardiac disorders, particularly heart failure...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353421/1-day-or-5-day-fecal-samples-which-one-is-more-beneficial-to-be-used-for-dna-based-gut-microbiota-study
#8
Tingting Su, Rongbei Liu, Yanqin Long, Sheng Quan, Sanchuan Lai, Lan Wang, Jianmin Si, Shujie Chen
Fecal sample collection is an important influential factor for DNA-based gut microbiota study. It is controversial whether the microbiome detected in fecal sample collected at one random day could fully represent the gut microbial community. The aim of the study is to figure out whether the use of fecal sample mixture collected at consecutive 5 days could more accurately represent gut microbial community. 1- and 5-day fecal samples were collected from 8 healthy adults and analyzed by 16S rRNA sequence. Our results indicated that both 1-day fecal samples and 5-day samples exhibited relatively high repeatability...
January 20, 2018: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353420/properties-of-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-isolated-from-onsite-wastewater-treatment-plant-in-relation-to-biofilm-formation
#9
Łukasz Jałowiecki, Joanna Żur, Joanna Chojniak, Helene Ejhed, Grażyna Płaza
The aim of the present study was to determine some properties of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains isolated from onsite wastewater technology in relation to biofilm formation, e.g., autoaggregation and motility. Additionally, biosurfactant production by the isolates was also evaluated. The ability of selected strains to develop a biofilm was assessed by using the crystal violet method, which allows to indirectly quantify the attached bacterial biomass (live, dead cells, and polysaccharides as well). Obtained results showed that 19 of the analyzed strains were able to produce biofilm after 72 h of incubation...
January 20, 2018: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353415/investigation-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-isolated-from-giant-panda-feces-for-potential-probiotics-in-vitro
#10
Qian Liu, Xueqin Ni, Qiang Wang, Zhirong Peng, Lili Niu, Meiling Xie, Yicen Lin, Yi Zhou, Hao Sun, Kangcheng Pan, Bo Jing, Dong Zeng
The present study aimed to isolate an optimal lactic acid bacterial strain from the feces of healthy giant pandas. The strain exhibited good stability at low pH and high bile salt concentrations, activity against pathogens relevant to pandas, and antibiotic susceptibility. In the current study, 25 isolates were obtained from de Man, Rogosa, and Sharpe agar. Two (E21 and G83) and eight (E1, E2, E16, E18, E21, E69, E70, and G83) isolates demonstrated good performance at pH 2.0 and bile 2% (w/v), respectively...
January 20, 2018: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353414/oral-administration-of-compound-probiotics-ameliorates-hfd-induced-gut-microbe-dysbiosis-and-chronic-metabolic-inflammation-via-the-g-protein-coupled-receptor-43-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-rats
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Yinji Liang, Shu Liang, Yupei Zhang, Yuanjun Deng, Yifang He, Yanning Chen, Chan Liu, Chenli Lin, Qinhe Yang
The aim of this study was to investigate how the effects of compound probiotics modulate the gut microbiota, short-chain fatty acid (SCFA), body composition, serum and liver lipids, and inflammatory markers in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) rats. Twenty-four male SD rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: normal control group (standard feed), high-fat diet (HFD) feeding group (83% standard feed + 10% lard oil + 1.5% cholesterol + 0.5% cholate + 5% sucrose), and compound probiotics intervention group (HFD + 0...
January 20, 2018: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353400/a-stard-compliant-prediction-model-for-diagnosing-thrombotic-microangiopathies
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Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Gianmarco Lombardi, Alessandro Naticchia, Antonio Sturniolo, Cecilia Zuppi, Valerio De Stefano, Patrizia Bonelli, Ruggero Buonocore, Gianfranco Cervellin, Giuseppe Lippi, Giovanni Gambaro
Aim of the study was the definition of a predictive model for the initial diagnosis of thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA). We retrospectively collected data on all adult patients admitted to the Gemelli Hospital from 2010 to 2014. ICD-9 codes from primary diagnoses were used for TMA diagnosis. Demographic and laboratory characteristics on admission of patients with TMA were then compared with a random sample of 500 patients with other diagnoses. The prediction model was externally validated in a cohort from another hospital...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353398/new-strategies-of-arv-the-road-to-simplification
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REVIEW
Rosa de Miguel Buckley, Rocio Montejano, Natalia Stella-Ascariz, Jose R Arribas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Simplification of antiretroviral therapy is a strategy aiming to reduce pill burden, drug interactions, and toxicity. This review focuses on the most recent and important studies evaluating a reduction on the number of drugs for HIV treatment, both in naive and virologically suppressed patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Interesting studies have been performed in the past years testing dual therapy and monotherapy, with variable rates of virological control...
January 20, 2018: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353394/comparison-of-the-effects-of-the-l-dopa-and-insulin-tolerance-tests-on-cortisol-secretion
#14
S Acar, A Paketçi, H Tuhan, K Demir, E Böber, A Abaci
PURPOSE: The aims of the present study are to evaluate the effect of L-dopa on the secretion of cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in short children and compare the performance of this test with the insulin tolerance test (ITT) in a large number of patients. METHODS: A total of 29 short but otherwise healthy children [mean age 9.5 ± 3.1 years (range 3.7-14.9 years)] who had inadequate growth hormone (GH) responses to ITT, which was performed as the first test, were consecutively enrolled in this study...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353392/a-preliminary-survey-on-prevalence-and-knowledge-about-different-aspects-of-somnambulism-in-buner-district-of-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan
#15
Wajiha, Zaigham Hasan, Rabia Afridi, Lubna Rahman, Naveeda Akhtar Qureshi, Kausar Saeed, Humera Afridi
PURPOSE: Present study was aimed to investigate the prevalence and knowledge about different aspects of somnambulism in general population of Buner District, KP, Pakistan, during December 2015-November 2016. METHODS: Data was collected through convenient sampling technique which was comprised of structured and detailed questionnaire. Collected data regarding different actions performed by sleepwalkers were adjusted through a weighted variable to generalize results...
January 20, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353390/image-based-analysis-of-emotional-facial-expressions-in-full-face-transplants
#16
Merve Bedeloglu, Çagdas Topcu, Arzu Akgul, Ela Naz Döger, Refik Sever, Ozlenen Ozkan, Omer Ozkan, Hilmi Uysal, Ovunc Polat, Omer Halil Çolak
In this study, it is aimed to determine the degree of the development in emotional expression of full face transplant patients from photographs. Hence, a rehabilitation process can be planned according to the determination of degrees as a later work. As envisaged, in full face transplant cases, the determination of expressions can be confused or cannot be achieved as the healthy control group. In order to perform image-based analysis, a control group consist of 9 healthy males and 2 full-face transplant patients participated in the study...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353384/the-effect-of-self-care-education-on-emotional-intelligence-of-iranian-nursing-students-a-quasi-experimental-study
#17
Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Masoumeh Bagheri Nesami, Parisa Sedghi, Mahsan Gholami, Maryam Faraji, Mahdi Babaei Hatkehlouei
This study aimed to determine the effect of self-care training on emotional intelligence of nursing students. This quasi-experimental study was conducted on nursing students of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in 2016. The subjects (60 students) that were collected with random sampling method were divided into experimental and control groups, and then, self-care behaviors were taught to the experimental group' students in 12 sessions by using a checklist. The subjects of control group were not taught...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353379/coagulase-negative-staphylococci-are-associated-to-the-mild-inflammatory-pattern-of-healthcare-associated-meningitis-a-retrospective-study
#18
S Couffin, D Lobo, F Cook, P H Jost, V Bitot, R Birnbaum, B Nebbad, B Aït-Mamar, W Lahiani, M Martin, G Dhonneur, R Mounier
The epidemiology of healthcare-associated meningitis (HAM) is dominated by commensal bacteria from the skin, as coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS). We hypothesized that the pauci-symptomatic and mild inflammatory patterns of HAM are related to the low pathogenic state of CoNS. Our aim was to describe clinical and biological features of CoNS HAM, compared to other HAM. All consecutive patients with HAM admitted in our hospital were retrospectively included from 2007 to 2014. HAM due to CoNS were compared to HAM caused by other bacteria (controls) for clinical and laboratory patterns...
January 20, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353377/highly-synergistic-activity-of-melittin-with-imipenem-and-colistin-in-biofilm-inhibition-against-multidrug-resistant-strong-biofilm-producer-strains-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
#19
Ali Mohammadi Bardbari, Mohammad Reza Arabestani, Manoochehr Karami, Fariba Keramat, Hossein Aghazadeh, Mohammad Yousef Alikhani, Kamran Pooshang Bagheri
The rapid increase of drug resistance and failure of available antibiotics to treat biofilm-associated infections is of great health concern. Accordingly, our study aimed to evaluate the synergistic antibacterial, biofilm inhibitory, and biofilm removal activities of melittin in combination with colistin, imipenem, and ciprofloxacin against multidrug-resistant (MDR) strong biofilm producer Acinetobacter baumannii isolates. The kinetics of biofilm formation were evaluated for the isolates for 144 h. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs), minimum bactericidal concentrations (MBCs), minimum biofilm inhibitory concentrations (MBICs), and biofilm removal activities for melittin and combinations with antibiotics were determined...
January 20, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353357/heath-risk-among-pesticide-sellers-in-bamenda-cameroon-and-peripheral-areas
#20
Jean Sonchieu, Edouard Nantia Akono, Cheche Tanwi Ngwamitang, Benoït Martin Ngassoum
In Bamenda and peripheral zones, studies have been focused on the effects of pesticides on farmers (pesticide users) while nothing has been done to assess the exposure of sellers to pesticides. This study aimed at evaluating the exposure of pesticide sellers in the same area. Thirty-two questionnaires were administered to 32 pesticide sellers systematically selected, and chi-square was used for statistical analysis. From each shop, a respondent was chosen among the workers according to its daily time spent in the workplace...
January 20, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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