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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445138/killer-cell-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-2dl4-is-expressed-in-and-suppresses-the-cell-growth-of-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
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Yusuke Takei, Chiyuki Ueshima, Tatsuki R Kataoka, Masahiro Hirata, Akihiko Sugimoto, Mariyo Rokutan-Kurata, Koki Moriyoshi, Kazuo Ono, Ichiro Murakami, Sanju Iwamoto, Hironori Haga
Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) 2DL4 (CD158d) is a receptor for human leukocyte antigen-G. The function of KIR2DL4 has been reported in human natural killer cell lymphoma and mastocytosis, but not in Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). Herein, we examined the expression and function of KIR2DL4 in LCHs. In pathological specimens, 27 of 36 LCH cases (75.0%) were immunohistochemically positive for KIR2DL4. Its expression was independent of age, gender, location, multi- or single-system, and the status of BRAFV600E immunostaining...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427120/-arthroscopic-treatment-of-eldly-with-massive-rotator-cuff-tear
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J Shen, Y H He, D C Geng, D H Jiang, Y Z Xu
Objective: To investigate the surgical technique and clinical efficacy of arthroscopic treatment of the elderly patients with massive rotator cuff tear. Methods: From June 2012 to June 2015, thirty-six patients with massive rotator cuff tear were treated with arthroscopic and followed up. The visual analog scale(VAS)pain score, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) scores, Constant scores and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons scale(ASES)were used before and after the arthroscopic surgery. Results: All the patients were followed up for average of 18...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410921/a-randomized-trial-to-determine-the-impact-of-a-digestion-resistant-starch-composition-on-the-gut-microbiome-in-older-and-mid-age-adults
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Michelle J Alfa, David Strang, Paramjit S Tappia, Morag Graham, Gary Van Domselaar, Jessica D Forbes, Vanessa Laminman, Nancy Olson, Pat DeGagne, David Bray, Brenda-Lee Murray, Brenden Dufault, Lisa M Lix
BACKGROUND: The elderly often have a diet lacking resistant starch (RS) which is thought to lead to gut microbiome dysbiosis that may result in deterioration of gut colonocytes. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to assess if elderly (ELD; ≥ 70 years age) had microbiome dysbiosis compared to mid-age (MID; 30-50 years age) adults and then determine the impact of daily consumption of MSPrebiotic(®) (a RS) or placebo over 3 months on gut microbiome composition...
March 31, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397581/comparison-of-the-effects-of-denosumab-with-either-active-vitamin-d-or-native-vitamin-d-on-bone-mineral-density-and-bone-turnover-markers-in-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
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Takako Suzuki, Yukio Nakamura, Mizue Tanaka, Mikio Kamimura, Shota Ikegami, Shigeharu Uchiyama, Hiroyuki Kato
Osteoporosis is a worldwide health concern. Although treatment with denosumab plus the active vitamin D alfacalcidol has been found to improve femoral neck (FN) and distal forearm bone mineral density (BMD), there have been no reports on the efficacy or adverse effects of denosumab plus eldecalcitol (ELD) in primary osteoporosis patients. Fifty-six treatment-naïve post-menopausal women with primary osteoporosis were recruited and divided into denosumab plus native vitamin D or denosumab plus ELD. Ultimately, 26 subjects in the native vitamin D group and 24 in the ELD group were analyzed...
April 11, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388722/thyroid-and-islet-autoantibodies-predict-autoimmune-thyroid-disease-at-type-1-diabetes-diagnosis
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Berglind Jonsdottir, Christer Larsson, Annelie Carlsson, Gun Forsander, Sten Anders Ivarsson, Åke Lernmark, Johnny Ludvigsson, Claude Marcus, Ulf Samuelsson, Eva Örtqvist, Helena Elding Larsson
Context: Screening of autoimmune thyroid disease in children with type 1 diabetes is important but varies between clinics. Objective: To determine the predictive value of thyroid autoantibodies, thyroid function, islet autoantibodies, and HLA-DQ at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes for autoimmune thyroid disease during follow-up. Setting: Forty-three Swedish pediatric endocrinology units. Design, Patients, and Main Outcome Measures: At diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, autoantibodies against thyroid peroxidase (TPOAb), thyroglobulin (TGAb), glutamic acid decarboxylase (GADA), insulin, insulinoma-associated protein-2, and 3 variants of zinc transporter 8 (ZnT8W/R/QA) HLA-DQA1-B1 genotypes and thyroid function were analyzed in 2433 children...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386710/the-effect-of-using-a-robust-optimality-criterion-in-model-based-adaptive-optimization
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Eric A Strömberg, Andrew C Hooker
Optimizing designs using robust (global) optimality criteria has been shown to be a more flexible approach compared to using local optimality criteria. Additionally, model based adaptive optimal design (MBAOD) may be less sensitive to misspecification in the prior information available at the design stage. In this work, we investigate the influence of using a local (lnD) or a robust (ELD) optimality criterion for a MBAOD of a simulated dose optimization study, for rich and sparse sampling schedules. A stopping criterion for accurate effect prediction is constructed to determine the endpoint of the MBAOD by minimizing the expected uncertainty in the effect response of the typical individual...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361371/regional-differences-in-health-related-quality-of-life-in-elderly-heart-failure-patients-results-from-the-cibis-eld-trial
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Mira-Lynn Chavanon, Simone Inkrot, Christine Zelenak, Elvis Tahirovic, Dragana Stanojevic, Svetlana Apostolovic, Aleksandra Sljivic, Arsen D Ristic, Dragan Matic, Goran Loncar, Jovan Veskovic, Marija Zdravkovic, Mitja Lainscak, Burkert Pieske, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Hans-Dirk Düngen
AIM: Patient-reported outcomes such as health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are main treatment goals for heart failure (HF) and therefore endpoints in multinational therapy trials. However, little is known about country-specific differences in HRQoL and in treatment-associated HRQoL improvement. The present work sought to examine those questions. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed data from the Cardiac Insufficiency Bisoprolol Study in Elderly (CIBIS-ELD) trial, in which patients from central and south-eastern Europe completed the HRQoL questionnaire SF-36 at baseline and the end of a 12-week beta-blocker up-titration (follow-up)...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331772/an-automated-gravity-driven-csf-drainage-system-decreases-complications-and-lowers-costs
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Robert E Lieberson, Jan Eckermann, William Meyer, Tung Trang
BACKGROUND: FlowSafe(TM) (BeckerSmith Medical, Irvine, CA, USA) is a novel, robotic, external lumbar drainage (ELD) system, which was designed to control cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage, reduce complications, and decrease treatment costs. METHODS:  Forty-seven consecutive neurosurgical patients requiring ELD were treated using the FlowSafe system. RESULTS: In 39 of 40 patients with traumatic and surgical dural openings, potential CSF leaks were avoided...
February 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287414/an-optically-pumped-magnetometer-working-in-the-light-shift-dispersed-mz-mode
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Volkmar Schultze, Bastian Schillig, Rob IJsselsteijn, Theo Scholtes, Stefan Woetzel, Ronny Stolz
We present an optically pumped magnetometer working in a new operational mode-the light-shift dispersed Mz (LSD-Mz) mode. It is realized combining various features; (1) high power off-resonant optical pumping; (2) Mz configuration, where pumping light and magnetic field of interest are oriented parallel to each other; (3) use of small alkali metal vapor cells of identical properties in integrated array structures, where two such cells are pumped by circularly polarized light of opposite helicity; and (4) subtraction of the Mz signals of these two cells...
March 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235885/attitudes-towards-end-of-life-decisions-in-case-of-long-term-care-dependency-a-survey-among-the-older-population-in-austria
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Erwin Stolz, Hannes Mayerl, Anja Waxenegger, Éva Rásky, Wolfgang Freidl
BACKGROUND: Research on attitudes towards end-of-life decisions (ELDs) contextually most often refers to the very end of life, that is, to situations of terminally ill patients or severe pain, but it is rarely applied to the broader context of long-term care dependency in old age. METHODS: In a representative survey among older Austrians (50+, n=968), respondents were asked about their approval of assisted suicide and euthanasia (EUT) when requested by an older, severely care-dependent person...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215678/the-impact-of-ovarian-stimulation-protocol-on-oocyte-quality-subsequent-in%C3%A2-vitro-embryo-development-and-pregnancy-after-transfer-to-recipients-in-eld-s-deer-rucervus-eldii-thamin
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Ampika Thongphakdee, Debra K Berg, Theerawat Tharasanit, Nikorn Thongtip, Wanlaya Tipkantha, Chainarong Punkong, Daraka Tongthainan, Sakhon Noimoon, Umaporn Maikeaw, Nudthakamol Kajornklin, Boripat Siriaroonrat, Pierre Comizzoli, Sumate Kamolnorranath
Propagating genetically valuable individuals through oocyte collection, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer is critical to maintain sustainable populations of the endangered Eld's deer. The objectives of this study were to assess the impact of exogenous FSH injections on (1) the number and in vitro competence of oocytes collected and (2) the developmental potential of resulting IVF embryos after transfer into recipients during the breeding season (February-April). In a pilot experiment, estrus synchronization was conducted in three surplus females (using intravaginal progesterone-releasing devices, CIDRG for 14 days and injections of buserelin (a GnRH agonist)...
March 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215156/medicinal-plants-targeting-cardiovascular-diseases-in-view-of-avicenna
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Zahra Sobhani, Saeed Reza Nami, Seyed Ahmad Emami, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Behjat Javadi
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a spectrum of diseases involving the heart and blood vessels, and the first cause of mortality worldwide. Medicinal plants have been used for thousands of years to treat CVD. In Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM), there is a special focus on heart diseases. Avicenna, a Persian physician of the eleventh century compiled a book devoted to this field named "The treatise on cardiac drugs" which is a compendium of TPM knowledge on CVD. Avicenna mentioned 50 cardiovascular active plants and described their therapeutic effects in the treatment of CVDs...
February 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177161/vdr-in-osteoblast-lineage-cells-primarily-mediates-vitamin-d-treatment-induced-increase-in-bone-mass-by-suppressing-bone-resorptiontdg-ang-tok
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Yuko Nakamichi, Nobuyuki Udagawa, Kanji Horibe, Toshihide Mizoguchi, Yoko Yamamoto, Takashi Nakamura, Akihiro Hosoya, Shigeaki Kato, Tatsuo Suda, Naoyuki Takahashi
Long-term treatment with active vitamin D [1α,25(OH)2 D3 ] and its derivatives is effective for increasing bone mass in patients with primary and secondary osteoporosis. Derivatives of 1α,25(OH)2 D3 , including eldecalcitol (ELD), exert their actions through the vitamin D receptor (VDR). ELD is more resistant to metabolic degradation than 1α,25(OH)2 D3 . It is reported that ELD treatment causes a net increase in bone mass by suppressing bone resorption rather than by increasing bone formation in animals and humans...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134825/application-of-the-pamono-sensor-for-quanti%C3%AF-cation-of-microvesicles-and-determination-of-nano-particle-size-distribution
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Victoria Shpacovitch, Irina Sidorenko, Jan Eric Lenssen, Vladimir Temchura, Frank Weichert, Heinrich Müller, Klaus Überla, Alexander Zybin, Alexander Schramm, Roland Hergenröder
The PAMONO-sensor (plasmon assisted microscopy of nano-objects) demonstrated an ability to detect and quantify individual viruses and virus-like particles. However, another group of biological vesicles-microvesicles (100-1000 nm)-also attracts growing interest as biomarkers of different pathologies and needs development of novel techniques for characterization. This work shows the applicability of a PAMONO-sensor for selective detection of microvesicles in aquatic samples. The sensor permits comparison of relative concentrations of microvesicles between samples...
January 27, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134800/immune-modulation-by-androgen-deprivation-and-radiation-therapy-implications-for-prostate-cancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Jennifer L Kalina, David S Neilson, Alexandra P Comber, Jennifer M Rauw, Abraham S Alexander, Joanna Vergidis, Julian J Lum
Prostate cancer patients often receive androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in combination with radiation therapy (RT). Recent evidence suggests that both ADT and RT have immune modulatory properties. First, ADT can cause infiltration of lymphocytes into the prostate, although it remains unclear whether the influx of lymphocytes is beneficial, particularly with the advent of new classes of androgen blockers. Second, in rare cases, radiation can elicit immune responses that mediate regression of metastatic lesions lying outside the field of radiation, a phenomenon known as the abscopal response...
January 27, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134668/factors-predicting-pelvic-lymph-node-metastasis-relapse-and-disease-outcome-in-pattern-c-endocervical-adenocarcinomas
#16
Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Andres A Roma, Kay J Park, Joanne K L Rutgers, Elvio G Silva
A pattern-based classification system has recently been proposed for invasive endocervical adenocarcinoma (EAC), which is predictive of the risk for lymph node metastases (LNM). The main utility of the system lies in separating cases with very low risk for LNM (pattern A) from those with higher risk (pattern B and C). Different growth patterns (GPs) are found in pattern C cases. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of GP on the behavior of pattern C EAC. By reevaluating 189 pattern C EACs, we documented 6 architectural GPs: diffuse destructive (DD), confluent (CON), extensive linear destructive (ELD), band-like lymphocytic infiltrate (BLL), solid (SOL), and micropapillary (MP)...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127835/residual-beta-cell-function-in-diabetes-children-followed-and-diagnosed-in-the-teddy-study-compared-to-community-controls
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Andrea K Steck, Helena Elding Larsson, Xiang Liu, Riitta Veijola, Jorma Toppari, William A Hagopian, Michael J Haller, Simi Ahmed, Beena Akolkar, Åke Lernmark, Marian J Rewers, Jeffrey P Krischer
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during islet autoantibody surveillance through The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study retain greater islet function than children diagnosed through the community. METHODS: TEDDY children identified at birth with high-risk human leukocyte antigen and followed every 3 months until diabetes diagnosis were compared to age-matched children diagnosed with diabetes in the community...
January 27, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120085/neuropsychological-assessment-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-an-important-tool-for-the-maintenance-and-restoration-of-neuronal-and-neuropsychological-functions
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Carmela Sindorio, Rosaria Viola Abbritti, Giovanni Raffa, Stefano M Priola, Antonino Germanò, Massimiliano Visocchi, Maria C Quattropani
Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is a progressive clinical syndrome that includes gait disturbances, urinary incontinence, and cognitive impairment. iNPH shows similarities to other neurodegenerative disorders, primarily Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Definition of the neuropsychological profile of iNPH and the qualitative analysis of systematic mistakes made in cognitive tests could represent a valid method for systematizing possible specific markers of iNPH dementia and differentiating it from other dementias...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110932/global-aphasia-without-hemiparesis-may-be-caused-by-blunt-head-trauma-an-adolescent-boy-with-transient-aphasia
#19
Sevim Şahin, Dilşad Türkdoğan, Nilüfer Eldeş Hacıfazlıoğlu, Emek Uyur Yalçın, Zehra Yılmaz Eksen, Gazanfer Ekinci
Global aphasia without hemiparesis is a rare condition often associated with embolic stroke. Posttraumatic causes have not been reported, in the literature, to our knowledge. We report a 15-year old boy with transient global aphasia without hemiparesis due to blunt head trauma. In our case, clinical findings occurred 1week later following head trauma. Emergence of the symptoms after a period of the first mechanical head trauma, draws attention to the importance of secondary process in traumatic brain injury...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107981/recent-progress-challenges-and-trends-in-trace-determination-of-drug-analysis-using-molecularly-imprinted-solid-phase-microextraction-technology
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REVIEW
Saeedeh Ansari, Majid Karimi
The quantification of drugs in biological samples is a significant task for determination of the physiological efficiency in evaluated drugs in the drug discovery. To analysis of the chemical compounds at the trace and ultratrace levels, adequate analytical procedures should be applied. Therefore, sample preparation method undoubtedly is the most important stage in the trace determination process. In spite of the great growth of analytical instrumentation during the recent years, sample preparation is still nowadays considered the impasse of the all analytical procedure, especially in drugs analysis...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
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