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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229987/kinetics-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-level-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-who-achieved-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-loss-during-pegylated-interferon-alpha-2a-treatment
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Ming-Hui Li, Lu Zhang, Xiao-Jing Qu, Yao Lu, Ge Shen, Shu-Ling Wu, Min Chang, Ru-Yu Liu, Lei-Ping Hu, Zhen-Zhen Li, Wen-Hao Hua, Shu-Jing Song, Yao Xie
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) loss/seroconversion is considered to be the ideal endpoint of antiviral therapy and the ultimate treatment goal in chronic hepatitis B (CHB). This study aimed to assess the patterns of HBsAg kinetics in CHB patients who achieved HBsAg loss during the treatment of pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) α-2a. METHODS: A total of 150 patients were enrolled, composing of 83 hepatitis B envelope antigen (HBeAg)-positive and 67 HBeAg-negative patients...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229197/minimally-invasive-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-vs-standard-pcnl-for-management-of-renal-stones-in-the-flank-free-modified-supine-position-single-center-experience
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Ahmed Sakr, Emad Salem, Mostafa Kamel, Esam Desoky, Ahmed Ragab, Mohamed Omran, Amr Fawzi, Ashraf Shahin
To assess the safety and efficacy of minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPCNL) as compared to standard PCNL (sPCNL) for management of 2-3-cm renal stones in the flank-free modified supine position. Between September 2010 and December 2013, 150 patients (168 renal units) with 2-3-cm renal stones were prospectively randomized into two treatment groups; Group A (75 patients/87 renal units) treated by mPCNL and Group B (75 patients/81 renal units) treated by sPCNL. In both groups, the patients were placed in the flank-free modified supine position...
February 22, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219142/-application-of-high-frequency-ultrasound-in-dermabrasion-of-patients-with-deep-partial-thickness-burns
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C Y Zang, Y Q Cao, W J Xue, R Zhao, M Zhang, Y H Zhang, Z Feng, Y B Wang
Objective: To investigate the application of high-frequency ultrasound in dermabrasion of patients with deep partial-thickness burns. Methods: Twenty-six patients with deep partial-thickness burns conforming to the study criteria were hospitalized in our unit from March 2015 to March 2016. Patients were all performed with dermabrasion. The structure of skin tissue and blood flow signals of uninjured side and wounds before dermabrasion, and those of wounds immediately post dermabrasion and on post dermabrasion day (PDD) 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 14, and 21 were detected with high-frequency ultrasound, and the percentage of blood flow signals was calculated...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219135/-effects-of-prescription-yiqi-huatan-quyu-on-oxidative-stress-level-and-pathological-changes-in-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-rat-liver
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X R He, Q C Lin, Q Chen
Objective: To investigate the effects of Yiqi Huatan Quyu prescription on oxidative stress and pathological changes in chronic intermittent hypoxia rats liver. Methods: A total of 24 male SD rats aged eight weeks were randomly divided into 3 groups by the random number table: normal control group (NC), chronic intermittent hypoxia group (CIH) and chronic intermittent hypoxia plus Yiqi Huatan Quyu prescription supplement group (Chinese medicine group, CM)(n=8 each). The CIH group and CIHN group were exposed to intermittent hypoxia every day for 8 consecutive weeks...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215676/impact-of-phase-of-the-estrous-cycle-and-season-on-lh-surge-profile-and-fertility-in-dairy-cows-treated-with-different-gnrh-analogs-gonadorelin-vs-buserelin
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R Armengol-Gelonch, J M Mallo, D Ponté, A Jimenez, A Valenza, A H Souza
Our aim was to assess the GnRH-induced LH surge profile in dairy cows receiving two GnRH products (gonadorelin vs buserelin) given at proestrus or diestrus phase and to investigate whether season could alter LH surge profile in dairy cows. In Experiment 1, dairy cows at 108.2 ± 2.3 DIM, producing 41.5 ± 0.3 kg/day were randomized to receive, during proestrus and diestrus: Ovarelin(®) i.m. (OVA; n = 56; 100 mg of gonadorelin diacetate tetrahydrate; Ceva Animal Health, France) or Receptal(®) i.m. (REC; n = 52; 10 mcg of buserelin diacetate; MSD, Germany)...
March 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215547/next-generation-sequencing-analysis-of-twelve-known-causative-genes-in-congenital-hypothyroidism
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Xin Fan, Chunyun Fu, Yiping Shen, Chuan Li, Shiyu Luo, Qifei Li, Jingsi Luo, Jiasun Su, Shujie Zhang, Xuyun Hu, Rongyu Chen, Xuefan Gu, Shaoke Chen
BACKGROUND: Gene variants have been reported to be associated with congenital hypothyroidism (CH), the purpose of this study was to analyze the mutation spectrum and prevalence of 12 known causative genes (TSHR, PAX8, NKX2.1, NKX2.5, FOXE1, DUOX2, TG, TPO, GLIS3, NIS, SLC26A4 and DEHAL1) in CH in China. METHODS: Peripheral venous blood samples were collected from the patients. Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood leukocytes. All exons and their exon-intron boundary sequences of the 12 known CH associated genes in 66 CH patients were screened by next-generation sequencing (NGS)...
February 16, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213647/increased-and-decreased-pelvic-incidence-sagittal-facet-joint-orientations-are-associated-with-lumbar-spine-osteoarthritis-in-a-large-cadaveric-collection
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Douglas S Weinberg, Raymond W Liu, Katherine K Xie, William Z Morris, Jeremy J Gebhart, Zachary L Gordon
PURPOSE: Degenerative joint disease of the lumbar spine is a pervasive problem in healthcare; however, its aetiology and risk factors remain poorly defined. There have been recent attempts to correlate the anatomic parameters of facet angle and pelvic incidence with spine osteoarthritis, although data remains limited. The purpose of this experiment was to determine how age, gender, race, facet angle, tropism, and pelvic incidence correlate to facet joint osteoarthritis in the lumbar spine...
February 17, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211020/goal-directed-fluid-restriction-during-brain-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jinfeng Luo, Jing Xue, Jin Liu, Bin Liu, Li Liu, Guo Chen
BACKGROUND: The value of goal-directed fluid therapy in neurosurgical patients, where brain swelling is a major concern, is unknown. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of an intraoperative goal-directed fluid restriction (GDFR) strategy on the postoperative outcome of high-risk patients undergoing brain surgery. METHODS: High-risk patients undergoing brain surgery were randomly assigned to a usual care group (control group) or a GDFR group. In the GDFR group, (1) fluid maintenance was restricted to 3 ml/kg/h of a crystalloid solution and (2) colloid boluses were allowed only in case of hypotension associated with a low cardiac index and a high stroke volume variation...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205420/tetrabutylammonium-salts-of-aluminum-iii-and-gallium-iii-phthalocyanine-radical-anions-bonded-with-fluoren-9-olato%C3%AF-anions-and-indium-iii-bromide-phthalocyanine-radical-anions
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Dmitri Konarev, Salavat Khasanov, Manabu Ishikawa, Yoshiaki Nakano, Akihiro Otsuka, Hideki Yamochi, Gunzi Saito, Rimma N Lyubovskaya
Reduction of aluminum(III), gallium(III) and indium(III) chloride phthalocyanines by sodium fluorenone ketyl in the presence of tetrabutylammonium cations yielded crystalline salts (Bu4N+)2[M(III)(HFl-O-)(Pc*3-)](*-)(Br-).1.5C6H4Cl2 (M = Al (1), Ga(2), HFl-O- = Fluoren-9-olato- anion) and (Bu4N+)[In(III)Br(Pc*3-)]*-.0.875C6H4Cl2.0.125C6H14 (3). The salts contain Pc(*3-) radical anions with negatively charged phthalocyanine macrocycles evidenced by the presence of intense bands of (Pc*3-) in the NIR range and noticeable blue shift of both Q- and Soret bands of phthalocyanine...
February 15, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202216/lifestyle-and-health-determinants-of-cardiovascular-disease-among-greek-older-adults-living-in-eastern-aegean-islands-an-adventure-within-the-medis-study
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Alexandra Foscolou, Evangelos Polychronopoulos, Efstratia Paka, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Vassiliki Bountziouka, Akis Zeimbekis, Dimitra Tyrovola, Dilek Ural, Demosthenes Panagiotakos
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate lifestyle and health determinants of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among Greek elderly residents living in Eastern Aegean islands, in both Greece and Turkey. METHODS: Under the context of the MEDIS study, 724 older adults (aged 65 to 100 years) from 8 Eastern Aegean Sea Greek islands (n=100 living in Samothrace, 142 in Lesvos, 150 in Limnos, 76 in Ikaria, 52 in Kassos, 149 in Rhodes and Karpathos) and from Turkey (n=55older adults of Greek origin living on Gökçeada Island) were voluntarily recruited...
November 16, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198522/cardiovascular-drug-utilization-post-implant-is-related-to-clinical-outcome-in-heart-failure-patients-receiving-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Zoltan Bakos, Christian Reitan, Anna Werther-Evaldsson, Anders Roijer, Pyotr PLatonov, Rasmus Borgquist
BACKGROUND: In select patients with heart failure, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is the most common complementary treatment besides medical treatment. We aimed to assess the association between post CRT-implant changes in cardiovascular medication and cardiovascular mortality and heart failure hospitalization. METHODS: 211 patients on optimal medical therapy eligible for CRT were retrospectively included in this study (72 ± 7 years, 80% male, 66% left bundle branch block [LBBB], 48% dilated cardiomyopathy [DCMP]) and investigated at baseline and after 6 months ...
February 15, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197047/dynamic-changes-of-plasma-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-predicted-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
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Azrina Md Ralib, Suhaila Nanyan, Mohd Basri Mat Nor
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: About 50% of patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit have systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and about 10%-20% of them died. Early risk stratification is important to reduce mortality. Plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is increased by inflammation and infection. Its ability to predict mortality in SIRS patients is of interest. We evaluated the ability of serial measurement of NGAL for the prediction of mortality in critically ill patients with SIRS...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186425/influence-of-two-administration-rates-of-propofol-at-induction-of-anaesthesia-on-its-relative-potency-in-cats-a-pilot-study
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Sébastien H Bauquier, Wendy Bayldon, Leon N Warne, Jennifer E Carter, Thierry Beths
Objectives This was a randomised, blinded trial to investigate the influence of administration rate on the dose of propofol required for the orotracheal intubation of cats. Methods Twenty-four female domestic cats undergoing ovariohysterectomy were premedicated with oral tramadol (6 mg/kg) or intramuscular tramadol (4 mg/kg), and intramuscular dexmedetomidine (0.007 mg/kg). Oral or intramuscular (IM) tramadol was administered 60 or 30 mins prior to induction of anaesthesia, respectively. Dexmedetomidine was administered 30 mins prior to anaesthetic induction...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163233/the-impact-of-first-responder-turnout-and-curb-to-care-intervals-on-survival-from-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Nicolaas P DeRuyter, Sofia Husain, Lihua Yin, Michele Olsufka, Andrew M McCoy, Charles Maynard, Leonard A Cobb, Thomas D Rea, Michael R Sayre
PURPOSE: Patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) more likely survive when emergency medical services (EMS) arrive quickly. We studied time response elements in OHCA with attention to EMS intervals before wheels roll and after wheels stop to understand their contribution to total time response and clinical outcome. METHODS: We analyzed EMS responses to OHCA from 2009-2014 in an urban, fire department based system. The Call-to-Care Interval, from call receipt to hands-on EMS care, was comprised of four time intervals: 1) call received to EMS notification (Activation), 2) EMS notification to vehicle wheels rolling (Turnout), 3) wheels rolling to arrival at scene (Travel), and 4) arrival at scene to hands-on EMS care (Curb-to-Care)...
February 2, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162134/influence-of-core-affect-in-the-differential-efficacy-of-a-personality-disorder-intervention-program
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Juan M Ramos, Juan M Sendra, Aintzane Sánchez, Ana Mena
The usual emotional experience of the person (affective style) is an influential factor in therapeutic assimilation. Based on a dynamic model of affect shaped dimensionally by the valence and arousal axes (core affect) that fluctuate over time according to the specific context of the individual, its relationship with different variables was investigated and the changes after a 6-month intervention in a specialized hospital unit (N = 103) were observed. The orthogonal structure of core-affect was confirmed. Emotional valence appeared to be positively related to social skills (r = ...
February 6, 2017: Spanish Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160227/assessment-of-brain-core-temperature-using-mr-dwi-thermometry-in-alzheimer-disease-patients-compared-to-healthy-subjects
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Gianvincenzo Sparacia, Koji Sakai, Kei Yamada, Giovanna Giordano, Rosalia Coppola, Massimo Midiri, Luigi Maria Grimaldi
PURPOSE: To assess the brain core temperature of Alzheimer disease (AD) patients in comparison with healthy volunteers using diffusion-weighted thermometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen AD patients (3 men, 11 women; age range 60-81 years, mean age 73.8 ± 6.1 years) and 14 healthy volunteers, age and sex-matched (mean age 70.1 ± 6.9 years; range 62-84 years; 5 men, 9 women) underwent MR examination between February 2014 and March 2016. MR imaging studies were performed with a 1...
February 3, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143417/early-rising-asexual-parasitaemia-in-nigerian-children-following-a-first-dose-of-artemisinin-based-combination-treatments-of-falciparum-malaria
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Akintunde Sowunmi, Kazeem Akano, Adejumoke I Ayede, Elsie O Adewoye, Godwin Ntadom, Bayo Fatunmbi, Grace O Gbotosho, Onikepe A Folarin, Christian T Happi
BACKGROUND: Early rising asexual parasitaemia (ERAP), initially defined as 'an increase in the parasite count over the baseline pre-treatment level during the first 24 h of treatment' of falciparum malaria with artemisinin derivatives is well documented, but there is no characterization of its risk factors, kinetics, molecular features or relationship to late-appearing anaemia (LAA) in acute falciparum malaria in African children following oral artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs)...
January 31, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142285/effects-of-a-12-week-physical-activities-programme-on-sleep-in-female-university-students
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Rémy Hurdiel, Timothée Watier, Kimberly Honn, Thierry Pezé, Gautier Zunquin, Denis Theunynck
Lack of sleep is known to negatively affect adolescent's health and the links between regular physical activity and sleep are unclear.This pilot study investigated whether the regular practice of physical activities among sedentary female students would improve their sleep. Nineteen female students, identified as sedentary and having poor subjective sleep quality were assigned in two groups to a 12-week university physical activities programme in accordance with the recommendations of World Health Organisation (N = 10) or to a control condition (N = 9)...
February 1, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138258/chidamide-in-the-treatment-of-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma
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Thomas S Chan, Eric Tse, Yok-Lam Kwong
Mature T-cell lymphomas are aggressive malignancies. Treatment outcome is poor with conventional chemotherapy. They are about twice as common in Asia as compared with other non-Asian countries. Histone proteins form the basic structure of chromatin, and their acetylation at lysine residues relaxes chromatin structure, facilitating gene transcription. Conversely, histone deacetylation, catalyzed by histone deacetylases, compacts chromatin and represses gene transcription. Histone deacetylase inhibitors are an important class of antineoplastic agents...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138134/time-spent-in-sedentary-posture-is-associated-with-waist-circumference-and-cardiovascular-risk
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W W Tigbe, M H Granat, N Sattar, M E J Lean
BACKGROUND: The relationship between metabolic risk and time spent sitting, standing and stepping has not been well established. The present study aimed to determine associations of objectively measured time spent siting, standing and stepping, with coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of healthy non-smoking Glasgow postal workers, n=111 (55 office-workers, 5 women, and 56 walking/delivery-workers, 10 women), who wore activPAL physical activity monitors for seven days...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
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