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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777582/comparative-study-of-liraglutide-and-insulin-glargine-on-glycemic-control-and-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-db-db-mice
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Yanli Li, Jia Zheng, Yunfeng Shen, Wangen Li, Meimei Liu, Jun Wang, Surong Zhu, Meihua Wu
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the effects of liraglutide, a long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, and insulin glargine, a long-acting insulin analog, on glycemic control and pancreatic β-cell function in db/db mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eight-week-old male db/db mice (n=40) were divided into five groups: the vehicle-treated group (VG) (n=8); the insulin glargine-treated group (GG) (dose, 450 mg/kg) (n=8), the low-dose liraglutide-treated group (LLG) (dose, 75 μg/kg) (n=8), the mid-dose liraglutide-treated group (MLG) (150 μg/kg) (n=8), and the high-dose liraglutide-treated group (HLG) (300 μg/kg) (n=8), treated with subcutaneous injection once daily, from 8-14 weeks-of-age...
May 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777233/visceral-adiposity-and-high-adiponectin-levels-are-associated-with-the-prevalence-of-pancreatic-cystic-lesions
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Suguru Mizuno, Yousuke Nakai, Hiroyuki Isayama, Takeharu Yoshikawa, Kei Saito, Naminatsu Takahara, Hirofumi Kogure, Minoru Tada, Naoto Hayashi, Kazuhiko Koike
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is increasing in developed countries and is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer (PaC). We previously reported that obesity was associated with pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs), which are both precursors of, and risk factors for, PaC. In the present study, we further investigated the relationship between visceral adiposity and adiponectin levels and the extent of PCLs. METHODS: Individuals who underwent comprehensive health screening at our institution between January 2008 and March 2013 were analyzed...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776987/mini-dose-glucagon-as-a-novel-approach-to-prevent-exercise-induced-hypoglycemia-in-type-1-diabetes
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Michael R Rickels, Stephanie N DuBose, Elena Toschi, Roy W Beck, Alandra S Verdejo, Howard Wolpert, Martin J Cummins, Brett Newswanger, Michael C Riddell
OBJECTIVE: Patients with type 1 diabetes who do aerobic exercise often experience a drop in blood glucose concentration that can result in hypoglycemia. Current approaches to prevent exercise-induced hypoglycemia include reduction in insulin dose or ingestion of carbohydrates, but these strategies may still result in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. We sought to determine whether mini-dose glucagon (MDG) given subcutaneously before exercise could prevent subsequent glucose lowering, and to compare the glycemic response to current approaches for mitigating exercise-associated hypoglycemia...
May 18, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776942/postpartum-pneumomediastinum-and-subcutaneous-emphysema
#4
Diaeddin Sagar, Trevor K Rogers, Aldrin Adeni
We present the case of a 22-year-old primigravida with symptoms of neck swelling and difficulty breathing 3 hours after uneventful vaginal delivery. On examination, there was surgical emphysema. A CT scan confirmed air in the subcutaneous tissues and also revealed pneumomediastinum. There was no evidence of pneumothorax and gastro-oesophageal endoscopy showed no signs of oesophageal rupture. The patient remained clinically stable throughout her admission and was discharged home after 48 hours of observation...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776887/satisfaction-fulfillment-of-expectations-and-adherence-to-subcutaneous-biological-drugs-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-arco-study
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Jaime Calvo-Alén, Paloma Vela, Sagrario Bustabad, Francisco Maceiras, Loreto Carmona, Luis Cea-Calvo
OBJECTIVES: In the ARCO study, adherence to subcutaneous biological agents by patients with rheumatoid arthritis improved with monthly administration. We assess whether adherence can be related to fulfillment of expectations and satisfaction with treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Adherence was assessed by calculating the Medication Possession Ratio, and satisfaction and fulfillment of expectations using the «EXPRESAR» group questionnaire. RESULTS: In 346 patients, those who were satisfied/very satisfied with efficacy and tolerability were ≥80% and 64...
May 15, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776658/ustekinumab-for-refractory-giant-cell-arteritis-a-prospective-52-week-trial
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Richard Conway, Lorraine O'Neill, Phil Gallagher, Geraldine M McCarthy, Conor C Murphy, Douglas J Veale, Ursula Fearon, Eamonn S Molloy
OBJECTIVES: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common form of systemic vasculitis. Glucocorticoids are an effective treatment but have significant adverse events and relapses are common. Interleukins 12 (IL-12) and 23 (IL-23) stimulate TH 1 and TH 17 responses and are implicated in the pathogenesis of GCA. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of IL-12/23 blockade with ustekinumab in GCA. METHODS: We performed a prospective open label study of ustekinumab in patients with refractory GCA...
April 22, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776601/echo-intensity-versus-muscle-function-correlations-in-older-adults-are-influenced-by-subcutaneous-fat-thickness
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Matt S Stock, Morgan Whitson, Adam M Burton, Nicole T Dawson, Eric J Sobolewski, Brennan J Thompson
Recently, an equation that allows investigators to correct echo intensity for subcutaneous fat was developed. We evaluated correlations between uncorrected and corrected echo intensity versus measures of lower-extremity function. Twenty-three older adults (11 men, 12 women; mean age = 72 y) participated. B-Mode ultrasonography was used to quantify rectus femoris echo intensity and subcutaneous fat thickness. Knee extensor isometric peak torque and rate of torque development at 200 ms (RTD200) were determined (joint angle = 90°)...
May 15, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776423/minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-repair-via-right-mini-thoracotomy-in-patient-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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Takura Taguchi, Hiroyuki Nishi, Kimihiro Kurose, Kohei Horikawa, Go Kanazawa, Toshiki Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients is challenging because anemia and neutropenia develop as a result of the syndrome, leading to infection and bleeding tendency during surgery. We report the case of minimally invasive mitral valve repair via a right mini-thoracotomy and perioperative use of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in a patient with MDS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old man with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) was referred for surgical treatment for mitral valve regurgitation and underwent a minimally invasive mitral valve repair via a right mini-thoracotomy (MICS mitral procedure)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775892/microrna-135a-inhibits-cardiac-fibrosis-induced-by-isoproterenol-via-trpm7-channel
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Yan Wu, Yonghui Liu, Yitong Pan, Chunxiao Lu, Haonan Xu, Xiaozhi Wang, Tingting Liu, Kai Feng, Yiqun Tang
BACKGROUND: Cardiac fibrosis is a crucial factor of heart failure. It has been reported that several microRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) were involved in cardiac fibrosis, however, the role and possible regulatory mechanism of microRNA-135a (miR-135a) in cardiac fibrosis have not been investigated. Here, we explored the regulation mechanism of miR-135a on cardiac fibrosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: In vitro, cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) from neonatal rats were treated by isoproterenol (ISO) at the final concentration of 10 μM for 24 h and miR-135a expression was decreased obviously...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775673/gender-dependent-contribution-of-muscarinic-receptors-in-memory-retrieval-under-sub-chronic-stress
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Habiba Rashid, Touqeer Ahmed
Stress induces retrograde amnesia in humans and rodents. Muscarinic antagonism under normal physiological conditions causes gender dependent impairment in episodic memory retrieval. We aimed to explore the gender dependent role of muscarinic receptors in memory retrieval under sub-chronic stress condition. Male and female mice were trained for Morris water maze test and contextual fear conditioning, followed by 3 hour restraint stress per day for five days. Stress was either given alone or in combination with a daily subcutaneous injection of scopolamine (1 mg/kg) or donepezil (1 mg/kg)...
May 15, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775630/the-basolateral-amygdala-dopaminergic-system-contributes-to-the-improving-effect-of-nicotine-on-stress-induced-memory-impairment-in-rats
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Elnaz Keshavarzian, Zahra Ghasemzadeh, Ameneh Rezayof
Stress seems to be an important risk factor in the beginning and continuing stages of cigarette tobacco smoking in humans. Considering that both of nicotine administration and stress exposure affect cognitive functions including memory formation, the aim of the present study was 1) to evaluate the effect of subcutaneous (s.c.) administration of nicotine on memory formation under stress and 2) to assess the possible role of the basolateral amygdala (BLA) dopamine D1 and D2 receptors in the effect of nicotine on stress-induced memory retrieval impairment...
May 15, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775072/exploring-the-patients-experiences-of-living-with-a-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Jacqueline Forman, Jennifer Baumbusch, Heather Jackson, Jen Lindenberg, Alyssa Shook, Jamil Bashir
BACKGROUND: The implantable cardioverter defibrillator provides effective treatment for the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest but significant risks associated with transvenous implantation persist. The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator has proven to be an alternative and innovative treatment option for select patients to mitigate these risks. Obtaining the patients' perspectives can provide clinicians with essential information to guide implant selection, procedural decision-making, and support patient management...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775015/-the-safety-study-of-percutaneous-dilational-tracheostomy-in-a-large-sample
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X Zhai, J L Zhang, J C He, G Liu
Objective: The aim of this study is to analyze the safety of a large number cases of percutaneous dilatation tracheostomy. Method: Retrospective analyzed the clinical data of PDT (1 200 cases) and TT (326 cases) patients which were recruited. The postoperative complications were analyzed statistically. PDT and TT randomized controlled trials (PDT and TT) were conducted with 80 cases in each group. The intraoperative conditions (including operative time, intraoperative bleeding volume and incision size) and postoperative complications in the two groups were statistically analyzed...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774498/microrna-1231-exerts-a-tumor-suppressor-role-through-regulating-the-egfr-pi3k-akt-axis-in-glioma
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Jiale Zhang, Jie Zhang, Wenjin Qiu, Jian Zhang, Yangyang Li, Enjun Kong, Ailin Lu, Jia Xu, Xiaoming Lu
PURPOSE: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been shown to be involved in the initiation and progression of glioma. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are still unclear. METHODS: We performed microarray analysis to evaluate miRNA expression levels in 158 glioma tissue samples, and examined miR-1231 levels in glioma samples and healthy brain tissues using qRT-PCR. In vitro analyses were performed using miR-1231 mimics, inhibitors, and siRNA targeting EGFR. We used flow cytometry, CCK-8 assays, and colony formation assays to examine glioma proliferation and cell cycle analysis...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774367/a-subcutaneous-tumour-on-the-posterior-neck-a-quiz
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Jun Omatsu, Ryosuke Saigusa, Takuya Miyagawa, Hiroko Numajiri, Kaname Akamata, Yuri Masui, Daisuke Yamada, Shinichi Sato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2018: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774206/emphysema-following-air-powder-abrasive-treatment-for-peri-implantitis
#16
Sung-Tak Lee, Malavika Geetha Subu, Tae-Geon Kwon
Background: Subcutaneous emphysema refers to swelling caused by the presence of air or gas in the interstices of loose connective tissue. In the head and neck area, it may follow the fascial planes and is characterized by sudden swelling, crepitus on palpation, infrequent pain, and air emboli on radiography. It usually occurs as a complication in dental treatment. Some reports have described subcutaneous emphysema caused by dental procedures; however, severe emphysema related to peri-implantitis after treatment has not been documented...
December 2018: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774117/investigation-of-tumor-tumor-interactions-in-a-double-human-cervical-carcinoma-xenograft-model-in-nude-mice
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Barbara Mertens, Tatiane Cristina de Araujo Nogueira, Dimitrios Topalis, Ruzena Stranska, Robert Snoeck, Graciela Andrei
Tumor-tumor distant interactions within one organism are of major clinical relevance determining clinical outcome. To investigate this poorly understood phenomenon, a double human cervical xenograft model in nude mice was developed. A first tumor was induced subcutaneously by injection of human papillomavirus positive cervical carcinoma cells into the mouse lower right flank and 3 weeks later, animals were challenged with the same tumor cell line injected subcutaneously into the upper left flank. These tumors had no direct physical contact and we found no systemic changes induced by the primary tumor affecting the growth of a secondary tumor...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774080/microrna-193b-3p-regulates-chondrogenesis-and-chondrocyte-metabolism-by-targeting-hdac3
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Fangang Meng, Zhiwen Li, Zhiqi Zhang, Zibo Yang, Yan Kang, Xiaoyi Zhao, Dianbo Long, Shu Hu, Minghui Gu, Suiwen He, Peihui Wu, Zongkun Chang, Aishan He, Weiming Liao
Histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) plays a pivotal role in the repression of cartilage-specific gene expression in human chondrocytes. The aim of this study was to determine whether microRNA-193b-3p (miR-193b-3p) regulates the expression of HDAC3 during chondrogenesis and chondrocyte metabolism. Methods: miR-193b-3p expression was assessed in a human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) model of chondrogenesis, in interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-treated primary human chondrocytes (PHCs), and in non-degraded and degraded cartilage...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774076/the-human-somatostatin-receptor-type-2-as-an-imaging-and-suicide-reporter-gene-for-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-therapy-of-myocardial-infarction
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Katrien Neyrinck, Natacha Breuls, Bryan Holvoet, Wouter Oosterlinck, Esther Wolfs, Hubert Vanbilloen, Olivier Gheysens, Robin Duelen, Willy Gsell, Ivo Lambrichts, Uwe Himmelreich, Catherine M Verfaillie, Maurilio Sampaolesi, Christophe M Deroose
Rationale: Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) are being investigated as a cell source for regenerative medicine since they provide an infinitive pool of cells that are able to differentiate towards every cell type of the body. One possible therapeutic application involves the use of these cells to treat myocardial infarction (MI), a condition where billions of cardiomyocytes (CMs) are lost. Although several protocols have been developed to differentiate PSCs towards CMs, none of these provide a completely pure population, thereby still posing a risk for neoplastic teratoma formation...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774075/plectin-targeted-liposomes-enhance-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-a-parp-inhibitor-in-the-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer
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Siva Sai Krishna Dasa, Galina Diakova, Ryo Suzuki, Anne M Mills, Michael F Gutknecht, Alexander L Klibanov, Jill K Slack-Davis, Kimberly A Kelly
Advances in genomics and proteomics drive precision medicine by providing actionable genetic alterations and molecularly targeted therapies, respectively. While genomic analysis and medicinal chemistry have advanced patient stratification with treatments tailored to the genetic profile of a patient's tumor, proteomic targeting has the potential to enhance the therapeutic index of drugs like poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. PARP inhibitors in breast and ovarian cancer patients with BRCA1/2 mutations have shown promise...
2018: Theranostics
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