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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724173/a-comparative-study-between-myo-inositol-and-metformin-in-the-treatment-of-insulin-resistant-women
#1
K Nas, L Tűű
OBJECTIVE: Insulin resistance (IR) is a common disorder, which can impair female fertility and is characterized by phenotypic heterogeneity. Life-style treatment and insulin sensitizers are commonly used in the management of women with IR and consequent hyperinsulinemia, in order to restore the normal endocrinological and clinical parameters. Metformin (MET) is considered one of the first approaches to this pathology but new evidences are showing promising results using myo-inositol (MYO) in the management of this pathology...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724125/comparison-of-wound-complications-after-immediate-delayed-and-secondary-breast-reconstruction-procedures
#2
Margaret A Olsen, Katelin B Nickel, Ida K Fox, Julie A Margenthaler, Anna E Wallace, Victoria J Fraser
Importance: Few data are available concerning surgical site infection (SSI) and noninfectious wound complications (NIWCs) after delayed (DR) and secondary reconstruction (SR) compared with immediate reconstruction (IR) procedures in the breast. Objective: To compare the incidence of SSI and NIWCs after implant and autologous IR, DR, and SR breast procedures after mastectomy. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective cohort study included women aged 18 to 64 years undergoing mastectomy from January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2011...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724060/genome-wide-association-mapping-of-crown-rust-resistance-in-oat-elite-germplasm
#3
Kathy Esvelt Klos, Belayneh A Yimer, Ebrahiem M Babiker, Aaron D Beattie, J Michael Bonman, Martin L Carson, James Chong, Stephen A Harrison, Amir M H Ibrahim, Frederic L Kolb, Curt A McCartney, Michael McMullen, Jennifer Mitchell Fetch, Mohsen Mohammadi, J Paul Murphy, Nicholas A Tinker
Oat crown rust, caused by f. sp. , is a major constraint to oat ( L.) production in many parts of the world. In this first comprehensive multienvironment genome-wide association map of oat crown rust, we used 2972 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) genotyped on 631 oat lines for association mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL). Seedling reaction to crown rust in these lines was assessed as infection type (IT) with each of 10 crown rust isolates. Adult plant reaction was assessed in the field in a total of 10 location-years as percentage severity (SV) and as infection reaction (IR) in a 0-to-1 scale...
July 2017: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723686/population-based-study-on-the-epidemiology-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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Saskia G Bruderer, Daniel Bodmer, Nadja A Stohler, Susan S Jick, Christoph R Meier
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ménière's disease (MD) is a disorder of the inner ear typically showing recurrent acute episodes of vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus. Epidemiologic studies on MD are scarce. We assessed the incidence rates (IRs) of MD and describe the characteristics of MD cases, comparing them to control patients without recorded evidence of MD. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective population-based follow-up study and a nested case-control analysis using data from the UK-based Clinical Practice Research Datalink...
July 20, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723409/layering-of-different-materials-to-achieve-optimal-conditions-for-treatment-of-painful-wounds
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T Maver, L Gradišnik, M Kurečič, S Hribernik, D M Smrke, U Maver, K Stana Kleinschek
Despite a range of advanced wound dressings that can facilitate wound healing, there are still no clinically used dressings for effective local pain management. The latter was the main motivation of the present study. We designed a novel wound dressing with three layers. A macro-porous polyethylene terephthalate (PET) mesh with incorporated lidocaine, a fast-acting local anesthetic, was chosen as the layer in direct contact with the skin. Fast release from this layer enables an immediate pain relieving effect, caused by dressing changes...
July 16, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723129/carbon-dioxide-in-a-supported-ionic-liquid-membrane-structural-and-rotational-dynamics-measured-with-2d-ir-and-pump-probe-experiments
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Jae Yoon Shin, Steven A Yamada, Michael D Fayer
Supported ionic liquid membranes (SILMs) are porous membranes impregnated with ionic liquids (ILs) and used as advanced carbon capture materials. Here, two-dimensional infrared (2D IR) and IR polarization selective pump-probe (PSPP) spectroscopies were used to investigate CO2 reorientation and spectral diffusion dynamics in SILMs. The SILM contained 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonly)imide in the poly(ether sulfone) membrane with average pore size of ~350 nm. Two ensembles of CO2 were observed in the SILM, one in the IL phase in the membrane pores and the other in the supporting membrane polymer...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723093/plasmonic-aerogels-as-a-3d-nanoscale-platform-for-solar-fuels-photocatalysis
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Paul A DeSario, Jeremy J Pietron, Adam Dunkelberger, Todd H Brintlinger, Olga Baturina, Rhonda M Stroud, Jeffrey C Owrutsky, Debra R Rolison
We use plasmonic Au-TiO2 aerogels as a platform in which to marry synthetically thickened particle-particle junctions in TiO2 aerogel networks and Au||TiO2 interfaces and then investigate their cooperative influence on photocatalytic hydrogen (H2) generation under both broadband (i.e., UV + visible light) and visible-only excitation. In doing so, we elucidate the dual functions that incorporated Au can play as a water reduction/H2 generation co-catalyst and as a plasmonic sensitizer. We also introduce non-plasmonic Pt co-catalyst nanoparticles into our composite aerogels in order to leverage the catalytic water-reducing abilities of Pt...
July 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723090/transformative-heterointerface-evolution-and-plasmonic-tuning-of-anisotropic-trimetallic-nanoparticles
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Mouhong Lin, Gyeong-Hwan Kim, Jae-Ho Kim, Jeong-Wook Oh, Jwa-Min Nam
Multi-component nanoparticles that incorporate multiple nano-crystal domains into a single particle represent an important class of material with highly tailorable structures and properties. The controlled synthesis of multi-component NPs with 3 or more components with the desired structure, particularly aniso-tropic structures, and property is, however, highly challenging. Here, we developed a polymer and galvanic replacement reac-tion-based transformative heterointerface evolution (THE) method to form and tune gold-copper-silver multi-metallic ani-sotropic nanoparticles (MAPs) with well-defined configurations, including structural order, uniformity and junction geometry, giving rise to extraordinarily high tunability in the structural design, synthesis and optical property of tri-metallic plasmonic nanoantenna structures...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723067/structural-and-spectroscopic-properties-of-assemblies-of-self-replicating-peptide-macrocycles
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Pim W J M Frederix, Julien Idé, Yigit Altay, Gaël Schaeffer, Mathieu Surin, David Beljonne, Anna S Bondarenko, Thomas L C Jansen, Sijbren Otto, Siewert J Marrink
Self-replication at the molecular level is often seen as essential to the early origins of life. Recently a mechanism of self-replication has been discovered in which replicator self-assembly drives the process. We have studied one of the examples of such self-assembling self-replicating molecules to a high level of structural detail using a combination of computational and spectroscopic techniques. Molecular Dynamics simulations of self-assembled stacks of peptide-derived replicators provide insights into the structural characteristics of the system and serve as the basis for semi-empirical calculations of the UV/Vis, circular dichroism (CD) and infrared (IR) absorption spectra that reflect the chiral organization and peptide secondary structure of the stacks...
July 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722180/a-generic-tg-186-shielded-applicator-for-commissioning-model-based-dose-calculation-algorithms-for-high-dose-rate-192-ir-brachytherapy
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Yunzhi Ma, Javier Vijande, Facundo Ballester, Åsa Carlsson Tedgren, Domingo Granero, Annette Haworth, Firas Mourtada, Gabriel Paiva Fonseca, Kyveli Zourari, Panagiotis Papagiannis, Mark J Rivard, Frank André Siebert, Ron S Sloboda, Ryan Smith, Marc J P Chamberland, Rowan M Thomson, Frank Verhaegen, Luc Beaulieu
PURPOSE: A joint working group was created by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), and the Australasian Brachytherapy Group (ABG) with the charge, among others, to develop a set of well-defined test case plans and perform model-based dose calculation algorithms (MBDCA) dose calculations and comparisons. Its main goal is to facilitate a smooth transition from the AAPM Task Group No. 43 (TG-43) dose calculation formalism, widely being used in clinical practice for brachytherapy, to the one proposed by Task Group No...
July 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722041/ultrafast-dynamics-and-solvent-dependent-deactivation-kinetics-of-bodipy-molecular-rotors
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Tomislav Suhina, Saeed Amirjalayer, Sander Woutersen, Daniel Bonn, Albert M Brouwer
Molecular rotors based on meso-substituted boron-dipyrromethane (BODIPY) are widely recognized fluorescent viscosity sensors. The viscosity dependence of their fluorescence arises from an efficient excited-state deactivation process that can only occur when molecular-scale motion is not hindered. Here, we use visible and IR pump-probe spectroscopies combined with TD-DFT calculations to show that this fluorescence deactivation takes place through a fast and irreversible process which does not involve intermediate electronic states...
July 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722040/a-new-set-of-cd-ii-coordination-polymers-with-mixed-ligands-of-dicarboxylate-and-pyridyl-substituted-diaminotriazine-selective-sorption-towards-co2-and-cationic-dyes
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Santanu Chand, Syed Meheboob Elahi, Arun Pal, Madhab C Das
On the basis of a mixed ligand system of L(NH2)2 (6-(pyridin-4-yl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine) and dicarboxylic acids, three new Cd(ii) coordination polymers viz. {[Cd0.5(tdc)0.5(L(NH2)2)0.5(H2O)]·DMF·H2O}n (1), {[Cd0.5(bdc)0.5(L(NH2)2)(H2O)]·DMF·H2O}n (2), and {[Cd(ipa)(L(NH2)2)(DMF)]·H2O}n (3) (tdcH2 = thiophene-2,5-dicarboxylic acid, bdcH2 = benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid, ipaH2 = benzene-1,3-dicarboxylic acid) were synthesized under diverse reaction conditions and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction, PXRD, elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy and TGA...
July 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721672/ir-maldesi-mass-spectrometry-imaging-at-50-micron-spatial-resolution
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Mark T Bokhart, Jeffrey Manni, Kenneth P Garrard, Måns Ekelöf, Milad Nazari, David C Muddiman
High spatial resolution in mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) is crucial to understanding the biology dictated by molecular distributions in complex tissue systems. Here, we present MSI using infrared matrix-assisted laser desorption electrospray ionization (IR-MALDESI) at 50 μm resolution. An adjustable iris, beam expander, and an aspherical focusing lens were used to reduce tissue ablation diameters for MSI at high resolution. The laser beam caustic was modeled using laser ablation paper to calculate relevant laser beam characteristics...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721477/imipenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacterial-isolates-carried-by-persons-upon-medical-examination-in-korea
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So Yeon Kim, Sang Yop Shin, Ji-Young Rhee, Kwan Soo Ko
Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (CR-GNB) have emerged and disseminated worldwide, become a great concern worldwide including Korea. The prevalence of fecal carriage of imipenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (IR-GNB) in persons in Korea was investigated. Stool samples were collected from 300 persons upon medical examination. Samples were screened for IR-GNB by using MacConkey agar with 2 μl/ml imipenem. Species were identified by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, and antimicrobial susceptibility was determined by the broth microdilution method...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721138/the-effect-of-orlistat-versus-metformin-on-body-composition-and-insulin-resistance-in-obese-premenopausal-women-3-month-randomized-prospective-open-label-study
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Magdalena Kujawska-Łuczak, Katarzyna Musialik, Monika Szulińska, Ewelina Swora-Cwynar, Angelina Kargulewicz, Małgorzata Grzymisławska, Danuta Pupek-Musialik, Paweł Bogdański
INTRODUCTION: Our aim was to evaluate the effects of metformin and orlistat on body composition and glucose-insulin homeostasis in obese premenopausal women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-three obese premenopausal Caucasian women aged 32.4 ±8.3 years were treated with either metformin (1000 mg/day; n = 37) or orlistat (360 mg/day; n = 36). Anthropometric parameters were measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Glucose tolerance, using the oral glucose tolerance test; insulin resistance, using the homeostasis model assessment (HOMA-IR); and insulin sensitivity, using the Matsuda insulin sensitivity index (ISI Matsuda), were assessed at the commencement of the study and after 3 months...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720806/heteroborospherene-clusters-nin%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-b40-n%C3%A2-%C3%A2-1-4-and-heteroborophene-monolayers-ni2%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-b14-with-planar-heptacoordinate-transition-metal-centers-in-%C3%AE-7-b7-heptagons
#16
Hai-Ru Li, Xin-Xin Tian, Xue-Mei Luo, Miao Yan, Yue-Wen Mu, Hai-Gang Lu, Si-Dian Li
With inspirations from recent discoveries of the cage-like borospherene B40 and perfectly planar Co ∈ B18(-) and based on extensive global minimum searches and first-principles theory calculations, we present herein the possibility of the novel planar Ni ∈ B18 (1), cage-like heteroborospherenes Nin ∈ B40 (n = 1-4) (2-5), and planar heteroborophenes Ni2 ∈ B14 (6, 7) which all contain planar or quasi-planar heptacoordinate transition-metal (phTM) centers in η(7)-B7 heptagons. The nearly degenerate Ni2 ∈ B14 (6) and Ni2 ∈ B14 (7) monolayers are predicted to be metallic in nature, with Ni2 ∈ B14 (6) composed of interwoven boron double chains with two phNi centers per unit cell being the precursor of cage-like Nin ∈ B40 (n = 1-4) (2-5)...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720547/novel-water-soluble-morpholine-substituted-zn-ii-phthalocyanine-synthesis-characterization-dna-bsa-binding-dna-photocleavage-and-topoisomerase-i-inhibition
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Burak Barut, Ümit Demirbaş, Arzu Özel, Halit Kantekin
In this study, novel peripherally tetra 3-morpholinophenol substituted zinc(II) phthalocyanine (4) and its water soluble form quaternized zinc(II) phthalocyanine (ZnQ) were synthesized for the first time. These novel compounds were characterized by a combination of different spectroscopic techniques such as FT-IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, UV-Vis and mass. The DNA binding of ZnQ was investigated using UV-vis absorption titration, competitive ethidium bromide, thermal denaturation and viscosity experiments that the ZnQ bound to CT-DNA via intercalation mode...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720408/comparative-investigation-of-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-immunoreactivity-in-rat-and-human-claustrum
#18
Boycho Landzhov, Dimka Hinova-Palova, Lawrence Edelstein, Elena Dzhambazova, Ilina Brainova, Georgi P Georgiev, Vesela Ivanova, Adrian Paloff, Wladimir Ovtscharoff
We compared the distribution, density and morphological characteristics of nitric oxide synthase-immunoreactive (NOS-ir) neurons in the rat and human claustrum. These neurons were categorized by diameter into three main types: large, medium and small. In the human claustrum, large neurons ranged from 26 to 40μm in diameter, medium neurons from 20 to 25μm and small neurons from 13 to 19μm. In the rat claustrum, large neurons ranged from 19 to 23μm in diameter, medium neurons from 15 to 18μm and small neurons from 10 to 14μm...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719862/green-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-using-leaves-extract-of-artemisia-vulgaris-and-their-potential-biomedical-applications
#19
Tahir Rasheed, Muhammad Bilal, Hafiz M N Iqbal, Chuanlong Li
Biosynthesis of nanoparticles from plant extracts is receiving enormous interest due to their abundant availability and a broad spectrum of bioactive reducing metabolites. In this study, the reducing potential of Artemisia vulgaris leaves extract (AVLE) was investigated for synthesizing silver nanoparticles without the addition of any external reducing or capping agent. The appearance of blackish brown color evidenced the complete synthesis of nanoparticles. The synthesized silver nanoparticles were characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy, scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), transmission electron microscope (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) analysis...
July 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719227/simvastatin-as-an-adjunctive-therapy-to-risperidone-in-treatment-of-autism-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Ehsan Moazen-Zadeh, Fatemeh Shirzad, Mohammad-Ali Karkhaneh-Yousefi, Rasoul Khezri, Mohammad-Reza Mohammadi, Shahin Akhondzadeh
OBJECTIVES: Providing novel treatments for autism has been a subject of long-standing research. Based on etiopathological findings, we aim at assessing potential therapeutic effects of statins, here simvastatin, on autism symptoms for the first time. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group 10-week clinical trial, 70 drug-free children aged 4 to 12 years old with diagnosis of autistic disorder based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision, who had an Aberrant Behavior Checklist-Community (ABC-C) scale irritability subscale score of ≥12, were equally randomized to receive either simvastatin (20-40 mg/day) or placebo as an adjunct to risperidone (1-2 mg/day) whereas administration of both drugs was started simultaneously from baseline...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
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