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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351091/plasma-betatrophin-levels-of-subjects-classified-with-normal-impaired-and-diabetic-glucose-tolerance-and-subjects-with-impaired-fasting-glucose
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Sibel Ozyazgan, Burak Onal, Eda Merve Kurtulus, Hafize Uzun, Gokhan Akkan, Dildar Konukoglu
This study was aimed to investigate whether betatrophin shows glucose intolerance or not. To access the plasma betatrophin levels after basal and glucose load, groups were classified as normal glucose tolerance (NGT), impaired fasting glucose (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and diabetic glucose tolerance (DGT) according to WHO 2012 criteria. An oral glucose tolerance test was performed on age-matched subjects (n=220) with a body mass index (BMI)<27 kg/m(2). Subjects were categorized as normoglycemic (n=55), IFG (n=50), IGT (n=60), and DM (n=55) according to the WHO criteria...
March 28, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351088/premature-progesterone-rise-positively-correlates-with-clinical-pregnancy-rate-in-in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-and-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-icsi-patients-with-good-ovarian-response
#2
Na Cui, Jie Zhang, Yueming Xu, Lei Jiang, Aimin Yang, Guimin Hao
Infertility affects millions of couples worldwide resulting in distress and depression. In the past several decades, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) have been developed with high efficiency and success rate. The possible effects of gonadotropin administration on follicular metabolism have been discussed but the outcomes remain controversial. The aim of this study was to identify whether serum progesterone on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration and the ratio of serum progesterone and the number of oocyte retrieved (P/O) had a predictive role for the outcomes of IVF/ICSI...
March 28, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351086/independent-risk-factors-predicting-central-lymph-node-metastasis-in-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma
#3
Xiaolong Yu, Xuejia Song, Wenhai Sun, Shihua Zhao, Jiajun Zhao, Yan-Gang Wang
The incidence of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) has risen rapidly in recent years, and PTMC patients with central lymph node metastasis (CLNM) usually have poor prognosis. Independent risk factors predicting CLNM in PTMC have not been well understood. The aim of our study was to identify useful clinicopathological risk factors predicting CLNM in PTMC patients. This was a retrospective study of 917 patients with PTMC treated with surgery from January 2014 to December 2015 in our hospital. The relationship between clinicopathological factors and CLNM was analyzed to identify those factors predicting CLNM in PTMC...
March 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351071/neurologic-deficits-have-a-negative-impact-on-patient-related-outcomes-in-primary-presentation-adult-symptomatic-lumbar-scoliosis-surgical-treatment-at-one-year-follow-up
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Daniel G Kang, Christine Baldus, Steven D Glassman, Christopher I Shaffrey, Jon D Lurie, Keith H Bridwell
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of prospective, multicenter National Institute of Health clinical trial. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the rate of neurologic complications and impact of new neurologic deficits on 1-year postoperative patient-reported outcomes (PROs). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There are limited studies evaluating the impact of new neurologic deficits on PROs following surgery for primary presentation adult lumbar scoliosis...
April 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351066/bringing-rounds-back-to-the-patient-a-one-year-evaluation-of-the-chiefs-service-model-for-inpatient-teaching
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Nadia L Bennett, Judd D Flesch, Peter Cronholm, James B Reilly, Jack Ende
PURPOSE: The Chiefs' Service (CS), a structured approach to inpatient teaching rounds, focuses on resident education and patient-centered care without disrupting patient census sizes or admitting cycles. It has five key elements: morning huddles; bedside rounds; diagnostic "time-outs"; day-of-discharge rounds; and postdischarge follow-up rounds. The authors hypothesized the CS model would be well received by residents and considered more effective than more-traditional rounds. METHOD: The CS was implemented on Penn Presbyterian Medical Center's general medicine inpatient service using a quasi-experimental design...
April 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351058/central-macular-thickness-monitoring-after-a-taxane-based-therapy-in-visually-asymptomatic-patients
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Elias Chelala, Nicolas Arej, Joelle Antoun, Hampig Raphael Kourie, Karen Zaarour, Fady Ghassan Haddad, Fadi Farhat, Fadi El Karak, Joseph Kattan
BACKGROUND: Taxanes are drugs used in various chemotherapeutical protocols to treat solid tumors. They have multiple systemic adverse effects, such as bone marrow suppression, alopecia, nausea, and vomiting, and may rarely cause ocular symptoms. In the past decade, a few reported cases have shown the occurrence of a cystoid macular edema with significant visual loss after the use of a taxane-based chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to compare the central macular thickness (CMT) before and after the initiation of a taxane-based therapy in visually asymptomatic patients and to elucidate the possible impact of these drugs on the vision of cancer patients...
March 29, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351056/comparison-of-umbilical-serum-copeptin-relative-to-erythropoietin-and-s100b-as-asphyxia-biomarkers-at-birth
#7
Milla Summanen, Laura Seikku, Petri Rahkonen, Vedran Stefanovic, Kari Teramo, Sture Andersson, Kai Kaila, Leena Rahkonen
BACKGROUND: Birth asphyxia, estimated to account for a million neonatal deaths annually, can cause a wide variety of neurodevelopmental impairments. There is a need to develop new, swift methods to identify those neonates who would benefit from neuroprotective treatments such as hypothermia. OBJECTIVES: To examine the utility of cord serum copeptin, a stable byproduct of arginine vasopressin release, as a biomarker of birth asphyxia based on a comparison with 2 biomarkers of hypoxia and brain trauma: erythropoietin and S100B...
March 29, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351048/retinitis-pigmentosa-and-other-dystrophies
#8
Sarah Mrejen, Isabelle Audo, Sébastien Bonnel, José-Alain Sahel
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a heterogeneous group of inherited retinal degenerations characterized by progressive degeneration of rod and cone cells that affects predominantly peripheral visual fields. Macular edema may cause additional central visual acuity decrease. Cystoid macular edema (CME) is one of the few treatable causes of visual loss in RP. The prevalence of CME in RP has been found to be between 10 and 20% on fluorescein angiography-based studies, and as high as 49% on reports based on optical coherence tomography...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351039/prognostic-value-of-the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-in-newborns-with-hypoxic-ischaemic-encephalopathy-treated-with-therapeutic-hypothermia
#9
Eva-Marie Heursen, Amaya Zuazo Ojeda, Isabel Benavente Fernández, Gema Jimenez Gómez, Rosalía Campuzano Fernández-Colima, José Paz-Expósito, Simón Pedro Lubián López
BACKGROUND: Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) quantification has been proven to be of prognostic value in term newborns with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) who were treated under normothermia. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prognostic value of ADC in standardized brain regions in neonates with HIE who were treated with therapeutic hypothermia (TH). METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 54 term newborns who were admitted with HIE and treated with TH...
March 29, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351036/hypoxia-induces-multidrug-resistance-via-enhancement-of-epidermal-growth-factor-like-domain-7-expression-in-non-small-lung-cancer-cells
#10
Xiaochun Shen, Qiaoming Zhi, Yunliang Wang, Zhi Li, Jin Zhou, Jianan Huang
Chemotherapy is widely used in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment, yet multidrug resistance (MDR) is a major chemotherapeutic obstacle in both resectable and advanced NSCLC. Epidermal growth factor-like domain 7 (EGFL7), also known as vascular endothelial stain, is an endothelial cell-derived secreted factor that regulates vascular tube formulation. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential relationships between EGFL7 and MDR in NSCLC cells. We first obtained the CDDP-based MDR phenotype cell line A549/CDDP by repeated exposure to a proper concentration of CDDP (cisplatin) from original A549 cells...
March 29, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351030/a-comparison-of-different-training-methods-in-the-successful-learning-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
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Wen Chao Zhang, Wei Chen, Jian Ping Zhou, Andrew D Lerner, Lei Ni, Ji Min Shen, Tian Li Yan, Min Zhou, Guo Chao Shi, Yi Xiang
BACKGROUND: Standardized training of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS- TBNA) is available only in highly developed countries. OBJECTIVE: To compare the skill differences in the performance of EBUS-TBNA by pulmonologists trained under different learning methods. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 145 EBUS-TBNA cases. We set up 3 comparative training groups: a standardized training group, a teaching group, and a self-study group...
March 29, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351026/common-variants-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-and-susceptibility-to-coronary-artery-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shahab Alizadeh, Kurosh Djafarian, Hamzeh Alizadeh, Reza Mohseni, Sakineh Shab-Bidar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: ApaI, FokI, TaqI, and BsmI polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene have been reported to be associated with the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), although the results of previous studies have been inconsistent. The aim of this study was to explore whether these polymorphisms play a role in the genetic susceptibility to CAD. METHODS: A comprehensive search of Medline and Embase databases was conducted for studies evaluating the association between the VDR polymorphisms and CAD risk...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351025/decidual-bleeding-as-a-cause-of-spontaneous-hemoperitoneum-in-pregnancy-and-risk-of-preterm-birth
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Marit C I Lier, Ivo A Brosens, Velja Mijatovic, Marwan Habiba, Giuseppe Benagiano
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous hemoperitoneum in pregnancy (SHiP) is a rare, life-threatening event, particularly relevant to women with endometriosis or deciduosis. METHODS: To determine the type of lesions leading to SHiP, a literature search was conducted among all published SHiP cases. From a total of 1,339 publications, information on pathological findings at the bleeding site with histological data was found in 24 case reports (16 pregnant, 8 postpartum). RESULTS: Among pregnant women (81% primigravida), 75% had a diagnosis of endometriosis and 25% of deciduosis...
March 29, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351024/evaluating-the-prognostic-value-of-microrna-203-in-solid-tumors-based-on-a-meta-analysis-and-the-cancer-genome-atlas-tcga-datasets
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Yingjie Shao, Wendong Gu, Zhonghua Ning, Xing Song, Honglei Pei, Jingting Jiang
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that miR-203 expression was aberrant in various types of cancers, and it could be used as a prognostic biomarker. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of miR-203 expression in solid tumors by using meta-analysis and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) datasets. METHODS: By doing a literature research in PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library (last update by December 2016), we were able to identify the studies assessing the prognostic role of miR-203 in various tumors...
March 24, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351021/effects-of-handedness-saccadic-bilateral-eye-movements-on-the-specificity-of-past-autobiographical-memory-episodic-future-thinking
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Andrew Parker, Adam Parkin, Neil Dagnall
The present research investigated the effects of personal handedness and saccadic eye movements on the specificity of past autobiographical memory and episodic future thinking. Handedness and saccadic eye movements have been hypothesised to share a common functional basis in that both influence cognition through hemispheric interaction. The technique used to elicit autobiographical memory and episodic future thought involved a cued sentence completion procedure that allowed for the production of memories spanning the highly specific to the very general...
March 25, 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351018/profiles-of-amino-acids-and-biogenic-amines-in-the-plasma-of-cri-du-chat-patients
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Danielle Zildeana Sousa Furtado, Fernando Brunale Vilela de Moura Leite, Cleber Nunes Barreto, Bernadete Faria, Leticia Dias Lima Jedlicka, Elisângela de Jesus Silva, Heron Dominguez Torres da Silva, Etelvino Jose Henriques Bechara, Nilson Antonio Assunção
Cri-du-chat syndrome (CDCS) is a rare innate disease attributed to chromosome 5p deletion characterized by a cat-like cry, craniofacial malformation, and altered behavior of affected children. Metabolomic analysis and a chemometric approach allow description of the metabolic profile of CDCS as compared to normal subjects. In the present work, UHPLC/MS was employed to analyze blood samples withdrawn from CDCS carriers (n=18) and normal parental subjects (n=18), all aged 0-34 years, aiming to set up a representative CDCS profile constructed from 33 targeted amino acids and biogenic amines...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351008/aerosol-characteristics-and-sources-in-yangzhou-china-resolved-by-offline-aerosol-mass-spectrometry-and-other-techniques
#17
Xinlei Ge, Ling Li, Yanfang Chen, Hui Chen, Dan Wu, Junfeng Wang, Xinchun Xie, Shun Ge, Zhaolian Ye, Jianzhong Xu, Mindong Chen
Detailed chemical characterization of fine aerosols (PM2.5) is important for reducing air pollution in densely populated areas, such as the Yangtze River Delta region in China. This study systematically analyzed PM2.5 samples collected during November 2015 to April 2016 in urban Yangzhou using a suite of techniques, in particular, an Aerodyne soot particle aerosol mass spectrometry (SP-AMS). The techniques used here reconstructed the majority of total PM2.5 measured where extracted species comprised on average 91...
March 25, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351004/temporal-changes-in-the-prevalence-of-disordered-eating-behaviors-among-adolescents-living-in-the-metropolitan-area-of-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
#18
Danilo Dias Santana, Erica Guimarães Barros, Rosana Salles da Costa, Gloria Valeria da Veiga
To investigate temporal changes in the prevalence of disordered eating behaviors among adolescents, and their association with socio demographic factors and overweight. Using probability sampling, two population-based cross-sectional surveys were conducted: one in 2005 (n=511) and the other in 2010 (n=314). The frequency of disordered eating behaviors (binge eating, strict dieting or fasting and compensatory behaviors) was investigated using a self-administered questionnaire. The presence of binge eating increased by 18...
March 21, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351002/significance-of-lipoprotein-a-levels-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia-and-coronary-artery-disease
#19
Sha Li, Na-Qiong Wu, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Yan Zhang, Yuan-Lin Guo, Ying Gao, Xiao-Lin Li, Ping Qing, Chuan-Jue Cui, Rui-Xia Xu, Jing Sun, Geng Liu, Qian Dong, Jian-Jun Li
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are often characterized by premature coronary artery disease (CAD) with heterogeneity at onset. The aim of the present study was to investigate the associations of lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] with the FH phenotype, genotype and roles of Lp(a) in determining CAD risk among patients with and without FH. METHODS: We enrolled 8050 patients undergoing coronary angiography, from our Lipid clinic. Clinical FH was diagnosed using the Dutch Lipid Clinic Network criteria...
March 18, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350994/the-reduction-of-chlorella-vulgaris-concentrations-through-uv-c-radiation-treatments-a-nature-based-solution-nbs
#20
Erika S Chen, Thomas B Bridgeman
Algal blooms have become a pressing issue in inland freshwater systems on local and global scales. A plausible approach to reducing algae without the use of chemical/biological agents is through the use of UV-C radiation from lamps potentially powered by in situ solar panels to eliminate algae. Yet, the quantitative scientific base has not been established. Our objective is to conduct a controlled experiment to quantify the effectiveness of UV-C radiation on the reduction of Chlorella vulgaris, a common algal species in the Great Lakes region...
March 25, 2017: Environmental Research
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