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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091920/comparative-study-of-antitumor-efficiency-of-intraperitoneal-and-intravenous-cytostatics-in-experimental-rats-with-disseminated-ovarian-cancer
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V G Bespalov, E A Vyshinskaya, I N Vasil'eva, A L Semenov, M A Maidin, N V Barakova, A N Stukov
Antitumor efficiencies of cytostatics dioxadet, cisplatin, mitomycin C, melphalan, and paclitaxel after a single intraperitoneal or intravenous injection in doses of 1.5, 4, 1.5, 2, and 5 mg/kg, respectively, were studied on the model of transplanted ovarian tumor in 124 rats. The antitumor effects were evaluated by the increase in median survival. Dioxadet, cisplatin, and melphalan injected intraperitoneally significantly prolonged the lifespan median - by 79, 88, and 114%, respectively, and were in fact ineffective, when injected intravenously...
January 14, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091349/intranasal-oxytocin-increases-facial-expressivity-but-not-ratings-of-trustworthiness-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-healthy-controls
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J D Woolley, B Chuang, C Fussell, S Scherer, B Biagianti, D Fulford, D H Mathalon, S Vinogradov
BACKGROUND: Blunted facial affect is a common negative symptom of schizophrenia. Additionally, assessing the trustworthiness of faces is a social cognitive ability that is impaired in schizophrenia. Currently available pharmacological agents are ineffective at improving either of these symptoms, despite their clinical significance. The hypothalamic neuropeptide oxytocin has multiple prosocial effects when administered intranasally to healthy individuals and shows promise in decreasing negative symptoms and enhancing social cognition in schizophrenia...
January 16, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089653/priming-theta-burst-stimulation-enhances-motor-cortex-plasticity-in-young-but-not-old-adults
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George M Opie, Eleni Vosnakis, Michael C Ridding, Ulf Ziemann, John G Semmler
BACKGROUND: Primary motor cortex neuroplasticity is reduced in old adults, which may contribute to the motor deficits commonly observed in the elderly. Previous research in young subjects suggests that the neuroplastic response can be enhanced using non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS), with a larger plastic response observed following priming with both long-term potentiation (LTP) and depression (LTD)-like protocols. However, it is not known if priming stimulation can also modulate plasticity in older adults...
January 4, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089603/melatonin-inhibits-snake-venom-and-antivenom-induced-oxidative-stress-and-augments-treatment-efficacy
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Rachana D Sharma, Gajanan D Katkar, Mahalingam S Sundaram, Basavarajaiah Swethakumar, Kesturu S Girish, Kempaiah Kemparaju
Snakebite is a neglected health hazard, its patho-physiology had been focused on systemic and local toxicities; but, venom and antivenom induced oxidative stress has been ignored for a long time. Antivenom therapy although neutralizes venom lethality and saves many lives it remains ineffective against oxidative stress. This prompted us to complement antivenom with an antioxidant molecule melatonin that would protect against oxidative stress and increase the efficacy of the existing snakebite therapy. Here we show that D...
January 12, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089044/cytological-analysis-of-the-effect-of-reactive-oxygen-species-on-sclerotia-formation-in-sclerotinia-minor
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Tomoyuki Osato, Pyoyun Park, Kenichi Ikeda
The Sclerotium is one of the most persistent organs in filamentous fungi. Control of sclerotial formation is promising in the prevention of sclerotial disease. In this study, cytological analyses of sclerotial development were conducted in Sclerotinia minor. Number and size of sclerotia were correlated with nutrient concentration of the media. Interruption of aeration by sealing with parafilm completely suppressed sclerotial formation. We also found that reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated two phases, i...
February 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088455/statistical-considerations-concerning-dissimilar-regulatory-requirements-for-dissolution-similarity-assessment-the-example-of-immediate-release-dosage-forms
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Magdalena Jasińska-Stroschein, Urszula Kurczewska, Daria Orszulak-Michalak
When performing in vitro dissolution testing, especially in the area of biowaivers, it is necessary to follow regulatory guidelines to minimize the risk of an unsafe or ineffective product being approved. The present study examines model-independent and model-dependent methods of comparing dissolution profiles based on various compared and contrasted international guidelines. Dissolution profiles for immediate release solid oral dosage forms were generated. The test material comprised tablets containing several substances, with at least 85% of the labeled amount dissolved within 15 minutes, 20-30 minutes or 45 minutes...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088094/organ-on-a-chip-for-assessing-environmental-toxicants
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REVIEW
Soohee Cho, Jeong-Yeol Yoon
Man-made xenobiotics, whose potential toxicological effects are not fully understood, are oversaturating the already-contaminated environment. Due to the rate of toxicant accumulation, unmanaged disposal, and unknown adverse effects to the environment and the human population, there is a crucial need to screen for environmental toxicants. Animal models and in vitro models are ineffective models in predicting in vivo responses due to inter-species difference and/or lack of physiologically-relevant 3D tissue environment...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087646/wheat-genotypes-with-combined-resistance-to-wheat-curl-mite-wheat-streak-mosaic-virus-wheat-mosaic-virus-and-triticum-mosaic-virus
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Wen-Po Chuang, Lina Maria Aguirre Rojas, Luaay Kahtan Khalaf, Guorong Zhang, Allan K Fritz, Anna E Whitfield, C Michael Smith
The wheat curl mite, Aceria tosichella Keifer, (WCM) is a global pest of bread wheat that reduces yields significantly. In addition, WCM carries Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV, family Potyviridae, genus Tritimovirus), the most significant wheat virus in North America; High Plains wheat mosaic virus (HPWMoV, genus Emaravirus, formerly High plains virus); and Triticum mosaic virus (TriMV, family Potyviridae, genus Poacevirus). Viruses carried by WCM have reduced wheat yields throughout the U.S. Great Plains for >50 yr, with average yield losses of 2-3% and occasional yield losses of 7-10%...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087630/reconstitution-of-torso-signaling-in-cultured-cells-suggests-a-role-for-both-trunk-and-torsolike-in-receptor-activation
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Smita Amarnath, Leslie M Stevens, David S Stein
Formation of the Drosophila embryonic termini is controlled by the localized activation of the receptor tyrosine kinase, Torso. Both Torso and Torso's presumed ligand, Trunk, are expressed uniformly in the early embryo. Polar activation of Torso requires Torsolike, which is expressed by follicle cells adjacent to the ends of the developing oocyte. We find that Torso expressed at high levels in cultured Drosophila cells is activated by individual application of Trunk, Torsolike or another known Torso ligand, Prothoracicotropic Hormone...
January 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087535/efficient-low-ph-iron-removal-by-a-microbial-iron-oxide-mound-ecosystem-at-scalp-level-run
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Christen L Grettenberger, Alexandra R Pearce, Kyle J Bibby, Daniel S Jones, William D Burgos, Jennifer L Macalady
: Acid mine drainage (AMD) is a major environmental problem affecting tens of thousands of km of waterways worldwide. Passive bioremediation of AMD relies on microbial communities to oxidize and remove iron from the system; however, iron-oxidation rates in AMD environments are highly variable across sites. At Scalp Level Run (Cambria County PA), first-order iron-oxidation rates are ten times faster than at other coal associated iron mounds in the Appalachians. We examined the bacterial community at Scalp Level Run to determine whether a unique community is responsible for the rapid iron oxidation rate...
January 13, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087497/developing-nutrition-label-reading-skills-a-web-based-practice-approach
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Lisa M Soederberg Miller, Laurel A Beckett, Jacqueline J Bergman, Machelle D Wilson, Elizabeth A Applegate, Tanja N Gibson
BACKGROUND: Nutrition labels offer the information needed to follow Dietary Guidelines for Americans, yet many individuals use labels infrequently or ineffectively due to limited comprehension and the effort required to use them. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to develop and test a Web-based label-reading training tool to improve individuals' ability to use labels to select more healthful foods. We were particularly interested in determining whether practice can lead to increased accuracy using labels as well as decreased effort, together reflecting greater efficiency...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086885/harnessing-the-early-post-injury-inflammatory-responses-for-cardiac-regeneration
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REVIEW
Bill Cheng, H C Chen, I W Chou, Tony W H Tang, Patrick C H Hsieh
Cardiac inflammation is considered by many as the main driving force in prolonging the pathological condition in the heart after myocardial infarction. Immediately after cardiac ischemic injury, neutrophils are the first innate immune cells recruited to the ischemic myocardium within the first 24 h. Once they have infiltrated the injured myocardium, neutrophils would then secret proteases that promote cardiac remodeling and chemokines that enhance the recruitment of monocytes from the spleen, in which the recruitment peaks at 72 h after myocardial infarction...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081296/short-synthetic-%C3%AE-helical-forming-peptide-amphiphiles-for-fungal-keratitis-treatment-in-vivo
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Hong Wu, Shaoqiong Liu, Nikken Wiradharma, Zhan Yuin Ong, Yan Li, Yi Yan Yang, Jackie Y Ying
The emergence of fungal keratitis is on the rise globally. However, current antifungal therapeutics are ineffective in severe keratomycosis. Previously reported α-helical peptides comprising 8-14 amino acids demonstrate broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity both in vitro and in vivo. Here, α-helical peptides of the optimized sequences are investigated for antifungal biofilm in vitro and in vivo using a fungal biofilm-caused mouse keratitis model. The peptides with the optimal composition demonstrate higher α-helical propensity and improve antifungal activity in dispersing Candida albicans biofilm in vitro...
January 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081179/effect-of-straw-amendment-on-soil-zn-availability-and-ageing-of-exogenous-water-soluble-zn-applied-to-calcareous-soil
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Yanlong Chen, Juan Cui, Xiaohong Tian, Aiqing Zhao, Meng Li, Shaoxia Wang, Xiushaung Li, Zhou Jia, Ke Liu
Organic matter plays a key role in availability and transformation of soil Zn (zinc), which greatly controls Zn concentrations in cereal grains and human Zn nutrition level. Accordingly, soils homogenized with the wheat straw (0, 12 g straw kg-1) and Zn fertilizer (0, 7 mg Zn kg-1) were buried and incubated in the field over 210 days to explore the response of soil Zn availability and the ageing of exogenous Zn to straw addition. Results indicated that adding straw alone scarcely affected soil DTPA-Zn concentration and Zn fractions because of the low Zn concentration of wheat straw and the high soil pH, and large clay and calcium carbonate contents...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080315/we-know-who-likes-us-but-not-who-competes-against-us
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Noah Eisenkraft, Hillary Anger Elfenbein, Shirli Kopelman
Research on dyadic meta-accuracy suggests that people can accurately judge how their acquaintances feel toward them. However, existing studies have focused exclusively on positive feelings, such as liking. We present the first research on dyadic meta-accuracy for competition, a common dynamic among work colleagues. Data from the sales staff at a car dealership and students working on project teams suggest that the prevailing model of dyadic meta-accuracy breaks down for judgments of competition. For liking, projecting one's own feelings promotes dyadic meta-accuracy because colleagues tend to reciprocate each other's liking...
January 1, 2017: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079915/intravenous-immunoglobulin-for-the-treatment-of-kawasaki-disease
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Stanford T Shulman
Standard first-line therapy for Kawasaki disease (KD) consists of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and aspirin. Current guidelines recommend 2 g/kg of IVIG and 80 to 100 mg/kg of aspirin administered within the first 10 days of illness. This regimen has marked efficacy in preventing the development of coronary artery aneurysms. Approximately 15% to 20% of treated patients require a second dose of IVIG to control the inflammatory process. The role of adjunctive corticosteroid therapy with IVIG and aspirin is evolving, with Japanese studies showing a clear benefit in those patients at highest risk for development of coronary disease...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079742/the-hybrid-method-for-the-treatment-of-congenital-talipes-equinovarus-preliminary-results-on-92-consecutive-feet
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Federico Canavese, Mounira Mansour, Guillemette Moreau-Pernet, Yannael Gorce, Alain Dimeglio
Over the past 4 years, our pediatric orthopedic unit has developed a new hybrid protocol combining the advantages of Ponseti's method and the French functional physiotherapy method. Sixty-one patients (92 feet) completed treatment. Clubfoot was unilateral in 30 (49.2%) patients and bilateral in 31 (50.8%) patients. The mean Dimeglio score at the start of treatment was 13.5/20 (range: 6/20-19/20). All patients had clinical and radiographic follow-up for at least 2 years (range: 2-4 years). If orthopedic treatment was ineffective and feet showed no improvement, further surgery was performed...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079588/the-cricoid-force-necessary-to-occlude-the-esophageal-entrance-is-there-a-gender-difference
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Ahed M Zeidan, M Ramez Salem, Munir Bamadhaj, Jean-Xavier Mazoit, Hussein Sadek, Hassan Houjairy, Kamal Abdulkhaleq, Nabil Bamadhaj
BACKGROUND: We tested the hypothesis whether gender differences exist in the applied cricoid force necessary to prevent regurgitation. Real-time visual and dynamic means were used to assess the effectiveness of different applied cricoid forces in occluding the esophageal entrance in men (group 1) and in women (group 2). METHODS: In anesthetized and paralyzed patients, the glottis and esophageal entrance were visualized with a Glidescope video laryngoscope. Trained operators performed cricoid pressure (CP) and gastric tube insertion trials...
January 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079567/cardiac-calcium-release-channel-ryanodine-receptor-2-regulation-by-halogenated-anesthetics
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Derek R Laver, John Attia, Christopher Oldmeadow, Anthony W Quail
BACKGROUND: Halogenated anesthetics activate cardiac ryanodine receptor 2-mediated sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca release, leading to sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca depletion, reduced cardiac function, and providing cell protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury. Anesthetic activation of ryanodine receptor 2 is poorly defined, leaving aspects of the protective mechanism uncertain. METHODS: Ryanodine receptor 2 from the sheep heart was incorporated into artificial lipid bilayers, and their gating properties were measured in response to five halogenated anesthetics...
January 12, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079242/application-of-baros-questionnaire-in-obese-patients-undergoing-bariatric-surgery-with-2-years-of-evolution
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Caetano de Queiroz, José Afonso Sallet, Pedro Gabriel Melo DE Barros E Silva, Luzia da Gloria Pereira de Sousa Queiroz, Jélis Arenas Pimentel, Paulo Clemente Sallet
BACKGROUND: -In recent decades, the high prevalence of obesity in the general population has brought serious concerns in terms of public health. Contrarily to conventional treatment involving dieting and physical exercising, often ineffective in generating long term results, bariatric opera-tions have been an effective method for sustained weight loss in morbidly obese individuals. The Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System (BAROS) is an objective and recognized system in the overall evaluation of results after bariatric surgery...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
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