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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437890/does-propolis-have-any-effect-on-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#1
Kemal Kismet, Cigdem Ozcan, Serdar Kuru, Omur Gencay Celemli, Pinar Celepli, Mehmet Senes, Tuncay Guclu, Kadriye Sorkun, Sema Hucumenoglu, Tanju Besler
The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of propolis on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in rats. The rats were randomly divided into 3 groups of 10 as the NAFLD, NAFLD+100 and NAFLD+200 groups. The rats were fed with a fatty diet (25g/kg/day) to provoke NAFLD. Then after the formation of fatty liver, a standard diet (SD) (25g/kg/day) was given to the NAFLD group and the other two groups were fed with SD and 100mg/kg (NAFLD+100 Group) or 200mg/kg propolis (NAFLD+200 Group) for two weeks...
April 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437852/a-diagnostic-microdosing-approach-to-investigate-platinum-sensitivity-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#2
Si-Si Wang, Maike Zimmermann, Hongyong Zhang, Tzu-Yin Lin, Michael Malfatti, Kurt Haack, Kenneth W Turteltaub, George D Cimino, Ralph de Vere White, Chong-Xian Pan, Paul T Henderson
The platinum-based drugs cisplatin, carboplatin and oxaliplatin are often used for chemotherapy, but drug resistance is common. The prediction of resistance to these drugs via genomics is a challenging problem since hundreds of genes are involved. A possible alternative is to use mass spectrometry to determine the propensity for cells to form drug-DNA adducts-the pharmacodynamic drug-target complex for this class of drugs. The feasibility of predictive diagnostic microdosing was assessed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell culture and a pilot clinical trial...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437809/reactive-rather-than-proactive-diabetes-management-in-the-perioperative-period
#3
Inge Hommel, Petra J van Gurp, Alfons A den Broeder, Hub Wollersheim, Femke Atsma, Marlies E J L Hulscher, Cees J Tack
As perioperative hyperglycemia is associated with poor postoperative patient outcomes, clinical guidelines provide recommendations for optimal perioperative glucose control. It is unclear to what extent recommended glucose levels are met in daily practice, and little is known about factors that influence these levels. We describe blood glucose levels throughout the hospital care pathway in 375 non-critically ill patients with diabetes who underwent major surgery (abdominal, cardiac, or orthopedic) in 6 hospitals, examine determinants of these levels including adherence to 9 quality indicators for optimal perioperative diabetes care, and perform qualitative interviews to identify barriers for optimal care...
April 24, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437782/detection-of-renal-hypoxia-in-lupus-nephritis-using-blood-oxygen-level-dependent-mr-imaging-a-multiple-correspondence-analysis
#4
Huilan Shi, Tiekun Yan, Dong Li, Junya Jia, Wenya Shang, Li Wei, Zhenfeng Zheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Nephrologists have pursued ideal, dynamic and noninvasive methods for assessing renal function and disease progression. Blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) imaging is a useful technique for assessing renal disease. This current study was performed to explore the correlation between the hypoxia iconographical index and renal pathological features in lupus nephritis. METHODS: Adult patients with lupus nephritis (LN) and healthy volunteers were recruited for this study...
April 5, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437675/whole-blood-sequencing-reveals-circulating-microrna-associations-with-high-risk-traits-in-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
#5
Alice Wang, Lydia Coulter Kwee, Elizabeth Grass, Megan L Neely, Simon G Gregory, Keith A A Fox, Paul W Armstrong, Harvey D White, E Magnus Ohman, Matthew T Roe, Svati H Shah, Mark Y Chan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although circulating microRNA (miRNAs) have emerged as biomarkers predicting mortality in acute coronary syndrome (ACS), more data are needed to understand these mechanisms. Mapping miRNAs to high-risk traits may identify miRNAs involved in pathways conferring risk for poor outcome in ACS. We aim to investigate the relationship between circulating miRNAs and high-risk traits in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). METHODS: Whole-genome miRNA sequencing was performed on RNA extracted from whole blood of 199 patients with NSTE-ACS...
March 30, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437601/maternal-hemodynamics-in-normal-pregnancies-reference-ranges-and-the-role-of-maternal-characteristics
#6
Dimuthu Vinayagam, Baskaran Thilaganathan, Oliver Stirrup, Elena Mantovani, Asma Khalil
OBJECTIVES: The main aim of this study was to construct reference ranges of the maternal central hemodynamic parameters during pregnancy. The second aim was to determine the maternal and pregnancy characteristics, which influence these hemodynamic parameters. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of low-risk pregnant women attending for routine antenatal care at St George's Hospital, London. The exclusion criteria included any medical disorder present at the time of study recruitment, or development of hypertension or intrauterine fetal growth restriction following study recruitment...
April 24, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437435/infective-respiratory-syncytial-virus-is-present-in-human-cord-blood-samples-and-most-prevalent-during-winter-months
#7
Angela Mary Fonceca, Abha Chopra, Avram Levy, Paul Stanton Noakes, Matthew Wee-Peng Poh, Natasha Leanne Bear, Susan Prescott, Mark Lloyd Everard
BACKGROUND: Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) remains the most common cause of severe lower respiratory tract disease amongst infants, and continues to cause annual epidemics of respiratory disease every winter worldwide. Demonstrating placental transmission of viable RSV in human samples is a major paradigm shift in respiratory routes considered likely for RSV transmission. METHODS: Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) was used to identify RSV present in cord blood mononucleocytes (CBM)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437026/analyzing-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-status-changes-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-at-different-sampling-time-points-of-blood-within-one%C3%A2-day
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Jin Wang, Hua Bai, Chaoyu Hong, Jie Wang, Tong-Hua Mei
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether different sampling time-points within one day would influence epidermal growth factor receptor mutation (EGFRm) status in plasma and evaluated the clinical outcomes according to the quantity analysis of EGFRm in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor naïve advanced NSCLC patients who carried EGFRm in both tissues and ctDNA were enrolled in this study. Plasma samples were collected at three time-points within one day (at 8 am, 11 am and 2 pm) for EGFRm analysis by droplet digital PCR...
April 24, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437005/convergent-erk1-2-p38-and-jnk-mapk-signalling-mediate-catecholoestradiol-induced-proliferation-of-ovine-uterine-artery-endothelial-cells
#9
Rosalina Villalon Landeros, Sheikh O Jobe, Gabrielle Aranda-Pino, Gladys E Lopez, Jing Zheng, Ronald R Magness
Previously we demonstrated that the biologically active metabolites of 17β-oestradiol, 2-hydroxyoestradiol (2-OHE2 ) and 4-hydroxyoestradiol (4-OHE2 ), stimulate pregnancy-specific proliferation of uterine artery endothelial cells derived from pregnant (P-UAECs), but not non-pregnant ewes. However, unlike 17β-oestradiol, which induces proliferation via oestrogen receptor-β (ER-β), the catecholoestradiols mediate P-UAEC proliferation via β-adrenoceptors (β-AR) and independent of classic oestrogen receptors...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436973/a-review-of-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-china-data-and-trends-during-2008-2016
#10
L-P Xu, D-P Wu, M-Z Han, H Huang, Q-F Liu, D-H Liu, Z-M Sun, L-H Xia, J Chen, H-X Wang, C Wang, C-F Li, Y-R Lai, J-M Wang, D-B Zhou, H Chen, Y-P Song, T Liu, K-Y Liu, X-J Huang
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) activity in China was surveyed to assess its current status. A record number of HCTs (21 884: 16 631 allogeneic (76%) and 5253 autologous (24%)) were reported by 76 centers in China between 1 January 2008 and 30 June 2016. HCT trends included continued growth in transplant activity, a continued rapid increase in haploidentical donors (HID), and slower growth for unrelated donors, matched-related donors (MRD) and cord blood transplantation (CBT). The proportion of HID HCT among allogeneic HCTs increased from 29...
April 24, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436732/administrative-license-suspension-does-length-of-suspension-matter
#11
James C Fell, Michael Scherer
OBJECTIVE: Administrative license revocation (ALR) laws, which provide that the license of a driver with a blood alcohol concentration at or over the illegal limit is subject to an immediate suspension by the state department of motor vehicles, are an example of a traffic law in which the sanction rapidly follows the offense. The power of ALR laws has been attributed to how swiftly the sanction is applied, but does the length of suspension matter? Our objectives were to (a) determine the relationship of the ALR suspension length to the prevalence of drinking drivers relative to sober drivers in fatal crashes and (b) estimate the extent that the relationship is associated to the general deterrent effect compared to the specific deterrent effect of the law...
February 10, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436169/plasma-concentrations-of-lipids-during-pregnancy-and-the-risk-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-longitudinal-study
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Wei Bao, Sharon Dar, Yeyi Zhu, Jing Wu, Shristi Rawal, Shanshan Li, Natalie L Weir, Michael Y Tsai, Cuilin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Abnormal lipid profiles have been associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), but studies with longitudinal measures of lipids throughout pregnancy are sparse. We aimed to characterize the longitudinal changes in lipid profiles throughout pregnancy and prospectively examine the associations of plasma lipid levels with risk of GDM. METHODS: This is a nested case-control study including 107 GDM cases and 214 matched non-GDM controls from participants in the NICHD Fetal Growth Studies-Singleton Cohort...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436023/activation-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-by-metformin-ablates-angiotensin-ii-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-hypertension-in-mice-in-vivo
#13
Quanlu Duan, Ping Song, Ye Ding, Ming-Hui Zou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Metformin, one of the most frequently prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes, reportedly exerts blood pressure (BP)-lowering effects in patients with diabetes; however, the effects and underlying mechanisms of metformin on BP in non-diabetic condition remains to be determined. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of metformin on angiotensin II (Ang II) infusion-induced hypertension in vivo. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The effects of metformin on BP were investigated in wild-type (WT, C57BL/6 J) and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPKα2) knockout (AMPKα2(-/-) ) mice with or without Ang II-infusion...
April 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435917/effect-of-employment-status-on-length-of-hospital-stay-30-day-readmission-and-patient-reported-outcomes-after-spine-surgery
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Owoicho Adogwa, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Jared Fialkoff, Ankit I Mehta, Raul A Vasquez, Joseph Cheng, Isaac O Karikari, Carlos A Bagley
BACKGROUND: Growing scrutiny has placed hospitals at the center of readmission prevention. The relationship between pre-operative employment status, length of hospital stays (LOS) and 30-day readmission rates after elective spine surgery remains unclear. METHODS: The medical records of 360 patients (employed: n=174, unemployed: n=70, retired: n=40, disabled: n=76) undergoing elective spine surgery at a major academic medical center were reviewed. Patient demographics, comorbidities, and post-operative complication rates were recorded...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435742/immobilisation-induced-hypercalcemia-following-spinal-cord-injury-affecting-the-kidney-function-in-two-young-native-greenlanders
#15
Michael V Linstow, Fin Biering-Sørensen
INTRODUCTION: Immobilisation-induced hypercalcemia following SCI affecting the kidney function, is a rare but potentially serious condition. We report immobilisation-induced hypercalcemia affecting the kidney function in two young native Greenlanders with spinal cord injury (SCI). CASE PRESENTATIONS: Two 15- and 24-year-old male native Greenlanders, both with traumatic C5 SCI were admitted to our spinal cord unit. They were non-smokers without history of daily alcohol intake pre- or immediately post-injury...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435678/screening-for-immune-response-against-dengue-virus-in-vietnamese-non-human-primates-implications-for-vaccine-developers
#16
Laura Lazo Vázquez, Edith Suzarte Portal, Jorge Castro Velazco, Phuong Yen, Le Trung Dung, Lázaro Gil González, Iris Valdés Prado, Ernesto Marcos López, Karem Cobas Acosta, Nguyen Dang Hien, Gerardo Guillén Nieto, Lisset Hermida Cruz
One of the major problems faced for the development of a vaccine against Dengue virus is the lack of a suitable animal model. Although non-human primates do not show overt signs of disease, these animals develop viremia after the infection and are the best model to evaluate vaccine candidates against this pathogen. However, for that purpose, the screening of all animals is mandatory to discard those with previous natural immunity. The most common technique used in the screening is the plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT)...
March 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435674/the-three-rs-recruitment-retention-and-residence-of-leukocytes-in-the-liver
#17
REVIEW
Hayley A McNamara, Ian A Cockburn
The composition of leukocytes in the liver is highly distinct from that of the blood and lymphoid organs. In particular, the liver is highly enriched in non-conventional T cells such as natural killer T (NKT) cells, γδ T cells and mucosal-associated invariant T cells. In addition, there are significant populations of tissue-resident NK cells (or innate lymphoid cells (ILC1)) and memory CD8(+) T cells. These cells are joined in conditions of inflammation by neutrophils, monocytes and macrophages. In recent years a multitude of studies have generated insights into how these cells arrest, move and remain resident in the liver...
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435464/clinical-efficacy-of-omalizumab-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-is-associated-with-a-reduction-of-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri-positive-cells-in-the-skin
#18
Martin Metz, Petra Staubach, Andrea Bauer, Randolf Brehler, Janine Gericke, Michael Kangas, Joanna Ashton-Chess, Philip Jarvis, Panayiotis Georgiou, Janice Canvin, Rainer Hillenbrand, Veit J Erpenbeck, Marcus Maurer
Background. Treatment with omalizumab, a humanized recombinant monoclonal anti-IgE antibody, results in clinical efficacy in patients with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU). The mechanism of action of omalizumab in CSU has not been elucidated in detail. Objectives. To determine the effects of omalizumab on levels of high affinity IgE receptor-positive (FcεRI(+)) and IgE-positive (IgE(+)) dermal cells and blood basophils. Treatment efficacy and safety were also assessed. Study design. In a double-blind study, CSU patients aged 18‑75 years were randomized to receive 300 mg omalizumab (n=20) or placebo (n=10) subcutaneously every 4 weeks for 12 weeks...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435445/cardiometabolic-risk-factors-metabolic-syndrome-and-pre-diabetes-in-adolescents-in-the-sierra-region-of-ecuador
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Sharon L Casapulla, Cheryl A Howe, Gabriela Rosero Mora, Darlene Berryman, Mario J Grijalva, Edgar W Rojas, Masato Nakazawa, Jay H Shubrook
BACKGROUND: Excess weight (overweight and obesity) is the major modifiable risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and other non-communicable diseases. However, excess weight may not be as predictive of diabetes risk as once thought. While excess weight and other obesity-related non-communicable diseases are of growing concern in low-middle income countries in Latin America, there is limited research on risk factors associated with T2DM in adolescents. This study investigated prevalence of overweight, obesity, prediabetes, diabetes and metabolic syndrome in adolescents in Ecuador...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435285/exploratory-cohort-study-and-meta-analysis-of-bim-deletion-polymorphism-in-patients-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
#20
Si Sun, Hui Yu, Huijie Wang, Xinmin Zhao, Xintai Zhao, Xianghua Wu, Jie Qiao, Jianhua Chang, Jialei Wang
BACKGROUND: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations might develop primary and secondary resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). The proapoptotic protein Bcl-2-like 11 (BIM) is a key modulator of apoptosis triggered by EGFR-TKIs. The recent studies have indicated that some patients with positive EGFR mutations were refractory to EGFR-TKIs if they harbored a BIM deletion polymorphism. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether BIM polymorphism predicts treatment efficacy of EGFR-TKIs in Chinese NSCLC patients...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
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