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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916969/comparison-of-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-ca-19-9-in-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-head-masses-in-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis
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Shanavas Kakkat, Ramesh Rajan, R S Sindhu, Bonny Natesh, S Raviram
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic head ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and inflammatory head masses (IHM) related to chronic pancreatitis are often difficult to differentiate. PDAC produces significant inflammatory response with resultant lymphopenia and thrombocytosis. The prognostic role of platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) as a tumor marker has been defined. We aimed to find the role of PLR as a diagnostic marker for PDAC in differentiating benign head mass comparing with carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9)...
September 16, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893216/antimalarial-efficacy-of-pongamia-pinnata-l-pierre-against-plasmodium-falciparum-3d7-strain-and-plasmodium-berghei-anka
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P V V Satish, K Sunita
BACKGROUND: The objective of the current study was to assess the in vitro antiplasmodial activities of leaf, bark, flower, and the root of Pongamia pinnata against chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum (3D7 strain), cytotoxicity against Brine shrimp larvae and THP-1 cell line. For in vivo study, the plant extract which has shown potent in vitro antimalarial activity was tested against Plasmodium berghei (ANKA strain). METHODS: The plant Pongamia pinnata was collected from the herbal garden of Acharya Nagarjuna University of Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India...
September 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879636/-cr3o-o2cch2ch3-6-h2o-3-no3%C3%A2-h2o-cr3-toxicity-potential-in-bacterial-and-mammalian-cells
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Lu Jiang, John B Vincent, Melissa M Bailey
Chromium(III) has generally been considered to be essential for proper carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, and, despite recent evidence to the contrary, chromium(III)-containing compounds remain one of the most popular commercial dietary supplements. Cr3, or [Cr3O(O2CCH2CH3)6(H2O)3]NO3·H2O, is a trivalent chromium compound that is a promising chromium nutritional supplement. Studies with Cr3 have indicated that it is non-toxic in developmental and short- and long-term exposure studies in rodents, but the safety of this compound to chromosomes and cells has not been explored...
September 7, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870105/characterization-of-volatile-compounds-produced-by-lactobacillus-helveticus-strains-in-a-hard-cheese-model
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Facundo Cuffia, Carina V Bergamini, Irma V Wolf, Erica R Hynes, María C Perotti
Starter cultures of Lactobacillus helveticus used in hard cooked cheeses play an important role in flavor development. In this work, we studied the capacity of three strains of L. helveticus, two autochthonous (Lh138 and Lh209) and one commercial (LhB02), to grow and to produce volatile compounds in a hard cheese extract. Bacterial counts, pH, profiles of organic acids, carbohydrates, and volatile compounds were analyzed during incubation of extracts for 14 days at 37 ℃. Lactobacilli populations were maintained at 10(6) CFU ml(-1) for Lh138, while decreases of approx...
January 1, 2017: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839326/carbohydrate-counting-1-south-asian-framework
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Lovely Gupta, Deepak Khandelwal, Sanjay Kalra
Carbohydrate counting or "carb counting" is a meal planning technique for persons with diabetes for managing blood glucose levels by tracking the grams of carbohydrate consumed at meals. It has shown to improve glycaemic control and glycaemic variability and decreases risk of hypoglycaemia in persons with diabetes especially on insulins. It needs basic education of the patient regarding meal plan, assessment of carbohydrate content of various foods and also exchange lists. It also gives flexibility of food choice, helps to identify patterns in blood glucose levels and adjustment of pre meals short acting insulins as related to food intake...
August 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835510/a-systematic-review-of-performance-enhancing-pharmacologicals-and-biotechnologies-in-the-army
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REVIEW
Henry Ko, K E Hunter, A M Scott, M Ayson, M L Willson
INTRODUCTION: In 2015, the Australian Army commissioned a systematic review to assess the evidence on effectiveness and safety of pharmacological and biotechnological products for cognitive enhancement specifically in Army personnel. METHODS: Searches for studies examining biotechnological and pharmacological products in Army populations were conducted in December 2015. Cochrane CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsycINFO were searched without date or language restrictions...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807307/significance-of-anti-carla-salivary-iga-antibody-in-first-grazing-season-cattle-naturally-infected-with-gastrointestinal-nematodes
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Aurélie Merlin, Richard Shaw, Alain Chauvin, Nathalie Bareille, Christophe Chartier
A carbohydrate larval surface antigen (CarLA) present on infective larvae of all trichostrongylid nematodes is a target antigen for host immunoglobulins (Ig). Levels of anti-CarLA salivary IgA antibody (CarLA-IgA) have been shown to be correlated to the level of protective immunity to GIN in sheep and deer but no information is available in cattle. The first objective of this study was to assess the pattern of CarLA-IgA response in 7 groups (G1-G7) of first grazing season cattle (FGSC) naturally infected with gastrointestinal nematodes...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801371/small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-may-increase-the-likelihood-of-lactose-and-sorbitol-but-not-fructose-intolerance-false-positive-diagnosis
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Tsachi Tsadok Perets, Dalal Hamouda, Olga Layfer, Olga Ashorov, Doron Boltin, Sigal Levy, Yaron Niv, Ram Dickman
BACKGROUND: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is defined as a bacterial count of more than 10(5) colony-forming units per milliliter in duodenal aspirate. It shares many symptoms with carbohydrate intolerance, which makes the clinical distinction of the disorders difficult. The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between a positive carbohydrate breath test and the presence of SIBO suggested by a positive lactulose hydrogen breath test. METHODS: The electronic database of the gastroenterology laboratory of a tertiary medical center was searched for all patients clinically tested for SIBO in 2012-2013 for whom previous results for lactose, fructose, and/or sorbitol breath test were available...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801130/prospective-implementation-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocols-to-radical-cystectomy
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Karl H Pang, Ruth Groves, Suresh Venugopal, Aidan P Noon, James W F Catto
BACKGROUND: Multimodal enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) regimens have improved outcomes from colorectal surgery. OBJECTIVE: We report the application of ERAS to patients undergoing radical cystectomy (RC). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Prospective collection of outcomes from consecutive patients undergoing RC at a single institution. INTERVENTION: Twenty-six components including prehabilitation exercise, same day admission, carbohydrate fluid loading, targeted intraoperative fluid resuscitation, regional local anaesthesia, cessation of nasogastric tubes, omitting oral bowel preparation, avoiding drain use, early mobilisation, chewing gum use, and audit...
August 8, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769900/intrinsic-and-extrinsic-aspects-on-campylobacter-jejuni-biofilms
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Roberta T Melo, Eliane P Mendonça, Guilherme P Monteiro, Mariana C Siqueira, Clara B Pereira, Phelipe A B M Peres, Heriberto Fernandez, Daise A Rossi
Biofilm represents a way of life that allows greater survival of microorganisms in hostile habitats. Campylobacter jejuni is able to form biofilms in vitro and on surfaces at several points in the poultry production chain. Genetic determinants related to their formation are expressed differently between strains and external conditions are decisive in this respect. Our approach combines phylogenetic analysis and the presence of seven specific genes linked to biofilm formation in association with traditional microbiology techniques, using Mueller Hinton and chicken juice as substrates in order to quantify, classify, determine the composition and morphology of the biomass of simple and mixed biofilms of 30 C...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758850/a-picture-based-carbohydrate-counting-resource-for-somalis
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Muna Sunni, Carol Brunzell, Jennifer Kyllo, Loren Purcell, Phillip Plager, Antoinette Moran
Objective Carbohydrate counting is essential for effective management of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Somali diet-specific carbohydrate-counting references are lacking, creating an additional barrier to effective diabetes control. We developed a picture-based carbohydrate-counting resource for Somalis with T1D. Methods Traditional Somali foods were selected using a variety of methods. Serving sizes and carbohydrate calculations were tabulated using the United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724470/effect-of-glycerol-supplementation-during-early-lactation-on-milk-yield-milk-composition-nutrient-digestibility-and-blood-metabolites-of-dairy-buffaloes
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A M Saleem, A I Zanouny, A M Singar
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of increasing levels of glycerol in the diet on milk yield and composition, diet digestibility and some blood metabolites of dairy buffaloes in early lactation. A total of 24 buffaloes were blocked by average milk yield, parity and BW and then randomly assigned to three treatments: control without glycerol (CON); low glycerol (LG): control plus glycerol at 150 ml/day per buffalo; and high glycerol (HG): control plus glycerol at 300 ml/day per buffalo. The experimental period lasted for 60 days...
July 20, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716079/the-human-jejunum-has-an-endogenous-microbiota-that-differs-from-those-in-the-oral-cavity-and-colon
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Olof H Sundin, Antonio Mendoza-Ladd, Mingtao Zeng, Diana Diaz-Arévalo, Elisa Morales, B Matthew Fagan, Javier Ordoñez, Philip Velez, Nishaal Antony, Richard W McCallum
BACKGROUND: The upper half of the human small intestine, known as the jejunum, is the primary site for absorption of nutrient-derived carbohydrates, amino acids, small peptides, and vitamins. In contrast to the colon, which contains 10(11)-10(12) colony forming units of bacteria per ml (CFU/ml), the normal jejunum generally ranges from 10(3) to 10(5) CFU per ml. Because invasive procedures are required to access the jejunum, much less is known about its bacterial microbiota. Bacteria inhabiting the jejunal lumen have been investigated by classical culture techniques, but not by culture-independent metagenomics...
July 17, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700249/simulation-based-evaluation-of-dose-titration-algorithms-for-rapid-acting-insulin-in-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-inadequately-controlled-on-basal-insulin-and-oral-antihyperglycemic-medications
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Xiaosu Ma, Jenny Y Chien, Jennal Johnson, James Malone, Vikram Sinha
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective, model-based simulation approach was to evaluate the impact of various rapid-acting mealtime insulin dose-titration algorithms on glycemic control (hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c]). METHODS: Seven stepwise, glucose-driven insulin dose-titration algorithms were evaluated with a model-based simulation approach by using insulin lispro. Pre-meal blood glucose readings were used to adjust insulin lispro doses. Two control dosing algorithms were included for comparison: no insulin lispro (basal insulin+metformin only) or insulin lispro with fixed doses without titration...
August 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692324/effect-of-goat-s-milk-supplementation-with-tamr-on-free-fatty-acids-antioxidant-activity-and-probiotic-bacteria-of-bio-rayeb-milk
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Mohamed N F Hamad, Magdy M Ismail, Esraa M Elraghy
Tamr (dried dates) has a high sugar content, essential vitamins, and high nutrient density. Dairy products still are the most typical carriers of probiotic bacteria. Six treatments of bio-rayeb milk were manufactured from goat's milk fortified with 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, and 25% Tamr using ABT-5 culture. Rayeb milk containing tamr had lower pH and fat and higher carbohydrate, total solids, dietary fiber, ash, total protein, water-soluble nitrogen, and total volatile fatty acids. Mixing tamr with bio-rayeb milk increased nutritional value by decreasing saturated fatty acids and increasing unsaturated fatty acids, oleic, linoleic, α-linolenic acids, and antioxidant activity values...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675686/the-challenges-of-achieving-postprandial-glucose-control-using-closed-loop-systems-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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REVIEW
Véronique Gingras, Nadine Taleb, Amélie Roy-Fleming, Laurent Legault, Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret
For patients with type 1 diabetes, closed-loop delivery systems (CLS) combining an insulin pump, a glucose sensor and a dosing algorithm allowing a dynamic hormonal infusion have been shown to improve glucose control when compared to conventional therapy. Yet, reducing glucose excursion as well as simplification of prandial insulin doses remains a challenge. The objective of this literature review is to examine current meal-time strategies in the context of automated delivery systems in adults and children with type 1 diabetes...
July 4, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668719/evaluation-of-the-timing-and-coordination-of-prandial-insulin-administration-in-the-hospital
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Dhuha Alwan, Esther Chipps, Po-Yin Yen, Kathleen Dungan
AIMS: The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between measures of coordinated insulin delivery and capillary blood glucose (CBG) levels among hospitalized patients and to assess nurse perceptions of insulin administration. METHODS: Hospitalized patients (n=451) receiving rapid acting insulin analog (RAIA) using carbohydrate counting were retrospectively analyzed. Nurses (n=35) were asked to complete an 18-item anonymous survey assessing perception of RAIA dosing...
June 22, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666975/use-of-and-beliefs-about-mobile-phone-apps-for-diabetes-self-management-surveys-of-people-in-a-hospital-diabetes-clinic-and-diabetes-health-professionals-in-new-zealand
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Leah Boyle, Rebecca Grainger, Rosemary M Hall, Jeremy D Krebs
BACKGROUND: People with diabetes mellitus (DM) are using mobile phone apps to support self-management. The numerous apps available to assist with diabetes management have a variety of functions. Some functions, like insulin dose calculators, have significant potential for harm. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to establish (1) whether people with DM in Wellington, New Zealand, use apps for DM self-management and evaluate desirable features of apps and (2) whether health professionals (HPs) in New Zealand treating people with DM recommend apps to patients, the features HPs regard as important, and their confidence with recommending apps...
June 30, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656485/controlling-nutritional-status-conut-score-is-a-prognostic-marker-for-gastric-cancer-patients-after-curative-resection
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Daisuke Kuroda, Hiroshi Sawayama, Junji Kurashige, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Tsugio Eto, Ryuma Tokunaga, Yuki Kitano, Kensuke Yamamura, Mayuko Ouchi, Kenichi Nakamura, Yoshifumi Baba, Yasuo Sakamoto, Yoichi Yamashita, Naoya Yoshida, Akira Chikamoto, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND: Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT), as calculated from serum albumin, total cholesterol concentration, and total lymphocyte count, was previously shown to be useful for nutritional assessment. The current study investigated the potential use of CONUT as a prognostic marker in gastric cancer patients after curative resection. METHODS: Preoperative CONUT was retrospectively calculated in 416 gastric cancer patients who underwent curative resection at Kumamoto University Hospital from 2005 to 2014...
June 27, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655700/phytochemical-screening-and-assessment-of-analgesic-anti-inflammatory-and-hematological-properties-of-the-fruit-of-berberis-baluchistanica
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Faheem Ahmed Siddiqui, Mansoor Ahmad, - Mehjabeen, Noor Jahan, Muhammad Imran Sajid
Traditionally Berberis species have been used as anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, analgesic and anti-anemic drugs. This study was aimed to determine chemical constituents and to assess analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hematological effects of the crude extract of the berries of Berberis baluchistanica to verify these folkloric claims. Phytochemical screening, carried out by using different chemical reagents and techniques like Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) and Fourier Transform infra-Red (FTIR) indicated presence of flavonoids, saponins, phytosterols and carbohydrates including reducing sugars...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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