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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445948/combined-mek-and-pi3-kinase-inhibition-reveals-synergy-in-targeting-thyroid-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Oussama ElMokh, Dorothée Ruffieux-Daidié, Matthias A Roelli, Amandine Stooss, Wayne A Phillips, Jürg Gertsch, Matthias S Dettmer, Roch-Philippe Charles
Anaplastic thyroid cancers and radioiodine resistant thyroid cancer are posing a major treat since surgery combined with Iodine131 therapy is ineffective on them. Small-molecule inhibitors are presenting a new hope for patients, but often lead to drug resistance in many cancers. Based on the major mutations found in thyroid cancer, we propose the combination of a MEK inhibitor and a Pi3'-kinase inhibitor in pre-clinical models. We used human thyroid cancer cell lines and genetically engineered double mutant BRAFV600E PIK3CAH1047R mice to evaluate the effect of both inhibitors separately or in combination in terms of proliferation and signaling in vitro; tumor burden, histology, cell death induction and tumor markers expression in vivo...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445231/the-effects-of-multi-day-vs-single-pre-exercise-nitrate-supplement-dosing-on-simulated-cycling-time-trial-performance-and-skeletal-muscle-oxygenation
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Edward Jo, Michelle Fischer, Alexandra T Auslander, Alan Beigarten, Bruce Daggy, Ken Hansen, Lisa Kessler, Adam Osmond, Hong Wang, Rachel Wes
A transient augmentation in the metabolic efficiency of skeletal muscle is the purported basis for dietary nitrate supplementation amongst competitive and recreational athletes alike. Previous studies support the ergogenic effects of nitrate supplementation as findings indicated improved microvascular blood flow, exercise economy, and performance with relatively short-term supplementation. As with most ergogenic aids, the optimum duration of supplementation prior to performance or competition, i.e. loading phase, is a critical determinant for efficacy...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445024/an-economic-evaluation-of-the-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-multisite-implementation-program-for-colorectal-surgery-in-alberta
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Nguyen X. Thanh, Anderson W. Chuck, Tracy Wasylak, Jeannette Lawrence, Peter Faris, Olle Ljungqvist, Gregg Nelson, Leah M. Gramlich
BACKGROUND: In February 2013, Alberta Health Services established an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) implementation program for adopting the ERAS Society colorectal guidelines into 6 sites (initial phase) that perform more than 75% of all colorectal surgeries in the province. We conducted an economic evaluation of this initiative to not only determine its cost-effectiveness, but also to inform strategy for the spread and scale of ERAS to other surgical protocols and sites. METHODS: We assessed the impact of ERAS on patients’ health services utilization (HSU; length of stay [LOS], readmissions, emergency department visits, general practitioner and specialist visits) within 30 days of discharge by comparing pre- and post-ERAS groups using multilevel negative binomial regressions...
December 1, 2016: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444628/moving-beyond-age-an-exploratory-qualitative-study-on-the-context-of-young-african-american-men-and-women-s-sexual-debut
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Yzette Lanier, Jennifer M Stewart, Jean J Schensul, Barbara J Guthrie
African American youth continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. Early sexual debut has been identified as a major determinant of HIV risk. However, emerging research suggests that the overarching context in which first sex occurs may have greater implications for sexual health than simply age alone. The purpose of this exploratory, qualitative study was to better understand the broader context of African Americans' sexual debut. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 African American men and women aged 18-24 years...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444534/metabolic-factors-anthropometric-measures-diet-and-physical-activity-in-long-term-breast-cancer-survivors-change-from-diagnosis-and-comparison-to-non-breast-cancer-controls
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Ana Elisa Lohmann, Marguerite Ennis, Sara K Taylor, Pamela J Goodwin
PURPOSE: We studied metabolic factors, diabetes, and anthropometric measurements at diagnosis and long-term follow-up (LTFU), mean 12.5 years post-diagnosis, in breast cancer (BC) survivors, and compared their status at LTFU to that of age-matched women without BC. Diet and physical activity were also assessed. METHOD: 535 non-diabetic BC patients treated at three University of Toronto hospitals were followed prospectively; 285 surviving patients, without distant recurrence, participated in a LTFU study...
April 25, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444153/computed-tomography-derived-fractional-flow-reserve-testing-in-stable-patients-with-typical-angina-pectoris-influence-on-downstream-rate-of-invasive-coronary-angiography
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Jesper Møller Jensen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Ole Norling Mathiassen, Erik Lerkevang Grove, Kristian Altern Øvrehus, Kamilla Bech Pedersen, Christian Juhl Terkelsen, Evald Høj Christiansen, Michael Maeng, Jonathon Leipsic, Anne Kaltoft, Lars Jakobsen, Jacob Thorsted Sørensen, Troels Thim, Steen Dalby Kristensen, Lars Romer Krusell, Bjarne Linde Nørgaard
Aims: To assess the use of downstream coronary angiography (ICA) and short-term safety of frontline coronary CT angiography (CTA) with selective CT-derived fractional flow reserve (FFRCT) testing in stable patients with typical angina pectoris. Methods and results: Between 1 January 2016 and 30 June 2016 all patients (N = 774) referred to non-emergent ICA or coronary CTA at Aarhus University Hospital on a suspicion of CAD had frontline CTA performed. Downstream testing and treatment within 3 months and adverse events ≥90 days were registered...
April 20, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443988/efficacy-of-minimally-invasive-tonsil-surgery-for-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-in-children
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X-Q Zhang, H Wang, J Zhou, P Zeng, Y Zhao, Y Zhang, C Liu, L-Q Jiang, Y-J Lan
This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of minimally invasive tonsil surgery for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) in children. Tonsil ablation or turbinate reduction was performed on 49 pediatric patients with OSAHS by minimally invasive tonsil surgery. In order to evaluate the efficacy of surgery, a comparison was conducted between pre-operation and post-operation data in terms of the symptoms, signs and polysomnography test. Total effectiveness rate of the surgery was 83...
April 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443790/do-pilates-based-exercises-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-improve-postural-control-and-quality-of-life
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Aysenur Karaman, Inci Yuksel, Gizem Irem Kinikli, Omur Caglar
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective, randomized, controlled study was to investigate the effects of the addition of Pilates-based exercises to standard exercise programs performed after total knee arthroplasty on quality of life and balance. METHOD: Forty-six volunteers were divided into two groups. The control group (n = 17) was assigned a standard exercise program after discharge; the study group (n = 17) was assigned Pilates-based exercises along with the standard exercise program...
April 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443292/measurements-of-metastatic-renal-cell-tumours-as-determined-by-diffusion-weighted-imaging-or-computed-tomography-are-in-close-agreement-a-pilot-study
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J Farnebo, C Suzuki, R Vargas-Paris, P Sandström, L Blomqvist
BACKGROUND: Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) provides both functional and anatomical information regarding tumours but can also be used for tumour detection. Today, tumour treatment response in clinical trials is mainly assessed on Computed Tomography (CT) using established criteria. Despite availability of dedicated software, CT still requires significant manual work for selection and measurement in treatment response evaluation of solid tumours. PURPOSE: To compare the maximum diameter of tumour lesions on CT with the corresponding measurements on diffusion weighted images...
2017: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443046/craving-behavior-intervention-in-ameliorating-college-students-internet-game-disorder-a-longitudinal-study
#10
Lin-Yuan Deng, Lu Liu, Cui-Cui Xia, Jing Lan, Jin-Tao Zhang, Xiao-Yi Fang
Craving, as a central feature of addiction and a precursor of relapse, is targeted recently in addiction intervention. While Internet gaming disorder (IGD), conceptualized as a behavioral addiction, is lack of effective treatment practice and exploration of its mechanism. This research aims to test the effectiveness and detect the active ingredients of craving behavior intervention (CBI) in mitigation of IGD among young adults. A total of 63 male college students with IGD were assigned into the intervention group (six-session CBI intervention) or the waiting-list control group...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442929/an-evaluation-of-two-different-methods-of-coccygectomy-in-patients-with-traumatic-coccydynia
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Hasan Ulas Ogur, Firat Seyfettinoğlu, Ümit Tuhanioğlu, Hakan Cicek, Sefa Zohre
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of partial and total coccyx excisions in patients with traumatic coccydynia resistant to conservative treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 22 patients (from a total of 27) who underwent partial or total coccygectomy because of persistent coccydynia between December 2007 and January 2014. There were 15 females and 7 males with a mean age of 33.6 years (range 23-46 years). Partial coccygectomy was performed in 14 patients and total coccygectomy in 8...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442203/patterns-of-health-care-use-of-injured-adults-a-population-based-matched-cohort-study
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Rebecca J Mitchell, Cate M Cameron, Rod McClure
BACKGROUND: Healthcare use by traumatically injured individuals prior to and subsequent to their injury are not often explored for different types of injuries. This study aims to describe health care use 12 months preceding and 12 months following a traumatic injury by injury type and injury severity. METHOD: Hospital and mortality data from three Australian states were linked in a population-based matched cohort study. Individuals ≥18 years who had an injury-related hospital admission in 2009 were identified as the injured cohort...
April 14, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441914/systematic-review-of-the-literature-on-reproducibility-of-the-interpretation-of-renal-biopsy-in-lupus-nephritis
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M Restrepo-Escobar, P A Granda-Carvajal, F Jaimes
Objective Before using a test, it should be determined whether the results are reliable. The reliability of the interpretation of renal biopsy in patients with lupus nephritis has not been clearly elucidated. Our objective was to estimate inter and intra-observer reliability of the histological classification, as well as activity and chronicity indices in renal biopsy of patients with lupus nephritis. Methods We conducted a systematic search of the literature, which included articles in any language, using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane and Lilacs databases...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441849/-feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-percutaneous-ventricular-septal-defect-closure-under-solely-guidance-of-echocardiography
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Y Liu, G L Guo, W B Ouyang, M Z Li, X B Pan
Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of percutaneous ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure under solely guidance of echocardiography and fluoroscopy. Methods: The retrospective study was conducted at Fuwai Hospital, between February 2014 and February 2015. The patients were divided into two groups. VSD closure was conducted in 42 patients under solely guidance of echocardiography, and 100 patients who were treated with percutaneous catheter closure under fluoroscopy guidance were selected as a control group...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441408/short-term-internet-search-using-makes-people-rely-on-search-engines-when-facing-unknown-issues
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Yifan Wang, Lingdan Wu, Liang Luo, Yifen Zhang, Guangheng Dong
The Internet search engines, which have powerful search/sort functions and ease of use features, have become an indispensable tool for many individuals. The current study is to test whether the short-term Internet search training can make people more dependent on it. Thirty-one subjects out of forty subjects completed the search training study which included a pre-test, a six-day's training of Internet search, and a post-test. During the pre- and post- tests, subjects were asked to search online the answers to 40 unusual questions, remember the answers and recall them in the scanner...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440727/foam-sclerotherapy-of-the-great-saphenous-vein-in-association-with-pre-terminal-saphenous-junction-ligation-division-as-an-office-based-procedure-12-month-results
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Moro Leo, Ricci Stefano, Antonelli Incalzi Raffaele
Objective Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) - one of the most frequently recommended methods for treating great saphenous vein incompetence - is easy and inexpensive. However, it achieves a lower occlusion rate compared to endovenous thermal ablation. The application of UGFS to pre-terminal great saphenous vein interruption, eliminating the saphenous stem wash out effect, enhances the short-term occlusion rate. This study explores the results of this technique at 12 months. Method Thirty great saphenous veins (28 patients) with junction incompetence, with calibres >6 mm and >30 cm reflux stem length were submitted to echo-guided pre-terminal great saphenous vein interruption and foam great saphenous vein occlusion...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440654/holocene-atmospheric-mercury-levels-reconstructed-from-peat-bog-mercury-stable-isotopes
#17
Maxime Enrico, Gael Le Roux, Lars-Eric Heimburger, Pieter Van Beek, Marc Souhaut, Jerome Chmeleff, Jeroen E Sonke
Environmental regulations on mercury (Hg) emissions and associated ecosystem restoration are closely linked to what Hg levels we consider natural. It is widely accepted that atmospheric Hg deposition has increased by a factor 3±1 since pre-industrial times. However, no long-term historical records of actual atmospheric gaseous elemental Hg (GEM) concentrations exist. In this study we report Hg stable isotope signatures in Pyrenean peat records (southwestern Europe) that are used as tracers of Hg deposition pathway (Δ(200)Hg, wet vs dry Hg deposition) and atmospheric Hg sources and cycling (δ(202)Hg, Δ(199)Hg)...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440515/-interpretation-of-the-international-joint-statement-on-metabolic-surgery-in-the-treatment-algorithm-for-type-2-diabetes
#18
Peng Zhang, Chengzhu Zheng
Along with the soaring prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) globally, metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) has been rapidly developing into a major surgical subspecialty. However, the indications, benefits and potential risks of MBS are still controversial so far. In September 2015, the 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS-II() was successfully convened, and later on an international joint statement on metabolic surgery in the treatment algorithm for T2DM was released based upon the consensus reached in DSS-II(, aiming to serve as a new global clinical guideline...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439881/effect-of-cocoa-on-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
Karin Ried, Peter Fakler, Nigel P Stocks
BACKGROUND: High blood pressure is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, contributing to about 50% of cardiovascular events worldwide and 37% of cardiovascular-related deaths in Western populations. Epidemiological studies suggest that cocoa-rich products reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Flavanols found in cocoa have been shown to increase the formation of endothelial nitric oxide which promotes vasodilation and therefore blood pressure reduction. Here we update previous meta-analyses on the effect of cocoa on blood pressure...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439875/epigenetic-repression-of-mir-375-is-the-dominant-mechanism-for-constitutive-activation-of-the-pdpk1-rps6ka3-signalling-axis-in-multiple-myeloma
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Shotaro Tatekawa, Yoshiaki Chinen, Masaki Ri, Tomoko Narita, Yuji Shimura, Yayoi Matsumura-Kimoto, Taku Tsukamoto, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Eri Kawata, Nobuhiko Uoshima, Tomohiko Taki, Masafumi Taniwaki, Hiroshi Handa, Shinsuke Iida, Junya Kuroda
Cytogenetic/molecular heterogeneity is the hallmark of multiple myeloma (MM). However, we recently showed that the serine/threonine kinase PDPK1 and its substrate RPS6KA3 (also termed RSK2) are universally active in MM, and play pivotal roles in myeloma pathophysiology. In this study, we assessed involvement of aberrant miR-375 repression in PDPK1 overexpression in MM. An analysis of plasma cells from 30 pre-malignant monoclonal gammopathies of undetermined significance and 73 MM patients showed a significant decrease in miR-375 expression in patient-derived plasma cells regardless of the clinical stage, compared to normal plasma cells...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
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