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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934223/ursodeoxycholic-acid-prevents-ventricular-conduction-slowing-and-arrhythmia-by-restoring-t-type-calcium-current-in-fetuses-during-cholestasis
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Oladipupo Adeyemi, Anita Alvarez-Laviada, Francisca Schultz, Effendi Ibrahim, Michael Trauner, Catherine Williamson, Alexey V Glukhov, Julia Gorelik
BACKGROUND: Increased maternal serum bile acid concentrations in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) are associated with fetal cardiac arrhythmias. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) has been shown to demonstrate anti-arrhythmic properties via preventing ICP-associated cardiac conduction slowing and development of reentrant arrhythmias, although the cellular mechanism is still being elucidated. METHODS: High-resolution fluorescent optical mapping of electrical activity and electrocardiogram measurements were used to characterize effects of UDCA on one-day-old neonatal and adult female Langendorff-perfused rat hearts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934146/exploiting-the-capture-effect-to-enhance-rach-performance-in-cellular-based-m2m-communications
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Jonghun Kim, Jaiyong Lee
Cellular-based machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is expected to facilitate services for the Internet of Things (IoT). However, because cellular networks are designed for human users, they have some limitations. Random access channel (RACH) congestion caused by massive access from M2M devices is one of the biggest factors hindering cellular-based M2M services because the RACH congestion causes random access (RA) throughput degradation and connection failures to the devices. In this paper, we show the possibility exploiting the capture effects, which have been known to have a positive impact on the wireless network system, on RA procedure for improving the RA performance of M2M devices...
September 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934139/phyllodulcin-a-natural-sweetener-regulates-obesity-related-metabolic-changes-and-fat-browning-related-genes-of-subcutaneous-white-adipose-tissue-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Eunju Kim, Soo-Min Lim, Min-Soo Kim, Sang-Ho Yoo, Yuri Kim
Phyllodulcin is a natural sweetener found in Hydrangea macrophylla var. thunbergii. This study investigated whether phyllodulcin could improve metabolic abnormalities in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese mice. Animals were fed a 60% HFD for 6 weeks to induce obesity, followed by 7 weeks of supplementation with phyllodulcin (20 or 40 mg/kg body weight (b.w.)/day). Stevioside (40 mg/kg b.w./day) was used as a positive control. Phyllodulcin supplementation reduced subcutaneous fat mass, levels of plasma lipids, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and improved the levels of leptin, adiponectin, and fasting blood glucose...
September 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934097/respiratory-dermal-and-eye-irritation-symptoms-associated-with-corexit%C3%A2-ec9527a-ec9500a-following-the-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-findings-from-the-gulf-study
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Craig J McGowan, Richard K Kwok, Lawrence S Engel, Mark R Stenzel, Patricia A Stewart, Dale P Sandler
BACKGROUND: The large quantities of chemical oil dispersants used in the oil spill response and cleanup (OSRC) work following the Deepwater Horizon disaster provide an opportunity to study associations between dispersant exposure (Corexit™ EC9500A or EC9527A) and human health. OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to examine associations between potential exposure to the dispersants and adverse respiratory, dermal, and eye irritation symptoms. METHODS: Using data from detailed Gulf Long-term Follow-up ( GuLF) Study enrollment interviews, we determined potential exposure to either dispersant from participant-reported tasks during the OSRC work...
September 15, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933336/bioavailability-of-oxycodone-after-administration-of-a-new-prolonged-release-once-daily-tablet-formulation-in-healthy-subjects-in-comparison-to-an-established-twice-daily-tablet%C3%A2
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Bernhard Scheidel, Martina A Maritz, Yves J Gschwind, Kerstin Steigerwald, Volker Guth, Peter Kovacs, Helene Rey
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and to compare the bioavailability, the influence of food intake on the bioavailability, and the safety and tolerability of a newly-developed oxycodone once-daily (OOD) prolonged-release tablet with an established oxycodone twice-daily (OTD) prolonged-release tablet after single-dose administration under fasting or fed conditions as well as after multiple-dose administration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three single-center, open-label, randomized, balanced, two-treatment, two-period, two-sequence crossover studies were conducted...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932641/response-to-first-line-chemotherapy-regimen-is-associated-with-efficacy-of-nivolumab-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Courèche-Guillaume Kaderbhai, Corentin Richard, Jean David Fumet, Anne Aarnink, Sandra Ortiz-Cuaran, Maurice Pérol, Pascal Foucher, Bruno Coudert, Laure Favier, Aurélie Lagrange, Emeric Limagne, Romain Boidot, Sylvain Ladoire, Michel Poudenx, Marius Ilie, Paul Hofman, Pierre Saintigny, François Ghiringhelli
Nivolumab, an anti PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor has demonstrated efficacy in metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after failure to standard chemotherapy. Standard chemotherapy agents could promote antitumor immune response. We thus examined whether the response to first line chemotherapy could impact on nivolumab benefit. One hundred and 15 patients with NSCLC were included in this retrospective study from 4 different French centers. Forty-three squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), and 72 non-SCC received nivolumab between 2015 and 2016 (3 mg/kg IV Q2W)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932111/the-use-of-the-practice-walk-test-in-pulmonary-rehabilitation-program-national-copd-audit-pulmonary-rehabilitation-workstream
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Ali Hakamy, Tricia M McKeever, Michael C Steiner, C Michael Roberts, Sally J Singh, Charlotte E Bolton
Our aim was to evaluate the use and impact of the practice walk test on enrolment, completion, and clinical functional response to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) using the 2015 UK National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Pulmonary Rehabilitation audit data. Patients were assessed according to whether a baseline practice walk test was performed or not. Study outcomes included use of the practice walk test, baseline and change in incremental shuttle walk test distance (ISWD) or 6-minute walk test distance (6MWD), and enrolment to and completion of PR program...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931807/ti-oi-pr-4-promoted-photoenolization-diels-alder-reaction-to-construct-polycyclic-rings-and-its-synthetic-applications
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Baochao Yang, Kuaikuai Lin, Yingbo Shi, Shuanhu Gao
Stereoselective construction of polycyclic rings with all-carbon quaternary centers, and vicinal all-carbon quaternary stereocenters, remains a significant challenge in organic synthesis. These structures can be found in a wide range of polycyclic natural products and drug molecules. Here we report a Ti(Oi-Pr)4-promoted photoenolization/Diels-Alder (PEDA) reaction to construct hydroanthracenol and related polycyclic rings bearing all-carbon quaternary centers. This photolysis proceeds under mild conditions and generates a variety of photo-cycloaddition products in good reaction efficiency and stereoselectivity (48 examples), and has been successfully used in the construction of core skeleton of oncocalyxones, tetracycline and pleurotin...
September 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931018/pyrethroid-resistance-alters-the-blood-feeding-behavior-in-puerto-rican-aedes-aegypti-mosquitoes-exposed-to-treated-fabric
#9
Natasha M Agramonte, Jeffrey R Bloomquist, Ulrich R Bernier
Emerging insecticide resistance is a major issue for vector control. It decreases the effectiveness of insecticides, thereby requiring greater quantities for comparable control with a net increase in risk of disease resurgence, product cost, and damage risk to the ecosystem. Pyrethroid resistance has been documented in Puerto Rican populations of Aedes aegypti (L.) mosquitoes. In this study, topical toxicity of five insecticides (permethrin, etofenprox, deltamethrin, DDT, transfluthrin) was determined for susceptible (Orlando-ORL) and resistant (Puerto Rico-PR) strains of Ae...
September 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930303/mitigation-measures-of-electromagnetic-field-exposure-in-the-vicinity-of-high-frequency-welders
#10
Bartłomiej Zubrzak, Pawel Bieńkowski, Pawel Cała
BACKGROUND: Presented information about the welding process and equipment, focusing on the emission of electromagnetic field (EMF) with levels significant in terms of the labor safety regulations in force in Poland - the ordinances of the Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy that came into force on June 27, 2016 and June 29, 2016 - emerged due to harmonization with EU directive 2013/35/EU of 26 June 2013 of the European Parliament and the Council. They presented methods of determination of the EMF distribution in the welding machine surroundings and analyzed the background knowledge from the available literature...
September 20, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930302/-accidental-severe-poisoning-with-methemoglobinogenic-substance-a-case-report
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Kinga Rośniak-Bąk, Marek Bąk, Renata Winnicka, Anna Krakowiak
A 45-year-old male patient was admitted to the Regional Poison Center because of poisoning with dimethyloaniline contained in a toxic resin-curing dimethyl aniline-based formulation ingested inadvertently. Intoxication happened at workplace. The patient was then transferred to the Toxicology Clinic, where he stayed for 3 weeks. During the hospitalization, the primary method of treatment involved administration of methylene blue, which is the antidote of choice in such cases. During the intensive care and treatment of the patient massive intravascular hemolysis was seen...
September 20, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929346/o-glcnac-dependent-regulation-of-progesterone-receptor-function-in-breast-cancer
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Gloria M Trinca, Merit L Goodman, Evangelia K Papachristou, Clive S D'Santos, Prabhakar Chalise, Rashna Madan, Chad Slawson, Christy R Hagan
Emerging clinical trial data implicate progestins in the development of breast cancer. While the role for the progesterone receptor (PR) in this process remains controversial, it is clear that PR, a steroid-activated nuclear receptor, alters the transcriptional landscape of breast cancer. PR interacts with many different types of proteins, including transcriptional co-activators and co-repressors, transcription factors, nuclear receptors, and proteins that post-translationally modify PR (i.e., kinases and phosphatases)...
September 19, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928422/role-of-chemotherapy-in-dedifferentiated-liposarcoma-of-the-retroperitoneum-defining-the-benefit-and-challenges-of-the-standard
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J A Livingston, D Bugano, A Barbo, H Lin, J E Madewell, W L Wang, A J Lazar, W W Tseng, C L Roland, B W Feig, R Pollock, A P Conley, R S Benjamin, S Patel, N Somaiah
Benefit from chemotherapy for well-differentiated/de-differentiated (WD/DD) liposarcomas has been reported to be minimal, however traditional response criteria may not adequately capture positive treatment effect. In this study, we evaluate benefit from first-line chemotherapy and characterize imaging response characteristics in patients with retroperitoneal (RP) WD/DD liposarcoma treated at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Response was assessed using RECIST (Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors) and an exploratory analysis of vascular response was characterized...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927797/the-decline-of-pregnancy-rate-and-abnormal-uterine-responsiveness-of-steroid-hormones-in-aging-mice
#14
Meng-Qi Li, Mei-Nan Yao, Jia-Qi Yan, Zi-Long Li, Xiao-Wei Gu, Shuai Lin, Wei Hu, Zeng-Ming Yang
Reproductive capacity in animals and women declines with increasing age. Although ovarian aging is considered as a main cause for the decline of pregnancy rate, whether uterine aging occurs remains unclear. Even if blastocysts are transferred from young donors to older pseudopregnant recipients, the rate of implantation is still low, suggesting the occurrence of uterine aging. In this study, we compared the pregnancy rate and the uterine responsiveness of steroid hormones in ovariectomized mice at age between 2- and 12-month-old...
September 16, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927692/prognostic-influence-of-tumor-stroma-on-breast-cancer-subtypes
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Sandra Cid, Noemi Eiro, Berta Fernández, Rosario Sánchez, Alejandro Andicoechea, Pablo Ignacio Fernández-Muñiz, Luis O González, Francisco J Vizoso
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the present work was to evaluate the impact of the phenotype of both intratumoral mononuclear inflammatory cells (MICs) and cancer-associated fibroblast (CAFs), assessed as to their expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) on prognosis in different breast cancer subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 247 tumors of patients with primary ductal invasive breast cancer were categorized into 1 of 4 major subtypes, using the 3 standard immunohistochemical markers (estrogen receptor [ER], progesterone receptor [PR], and human epidermal growth factor receptor/Neu 2 [HER2] receptor status)...
August 19, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927315/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-epidemiology-of-polyautoimmunity-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-secondary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-focusing-on-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases
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H Alani, J R Henty, N L Thompson, E Jury, C Ciurtin
OBJECTIVE: The epidemiology of polyautoimmunity in Sjögren's syndrome (secondary Sjögren's syndrome - sSS) is not well defined and has not been investigated before using a systematic approach. We conducted a systematic review of the epidemiology of sSS associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), scleroderma, and myositis, assessing the prevalence rates (PRs) and clinical and serological features of sSS. METHOD: A systematic literature search of PubMed and Embase databases (updated to March 2016) was performed to identify all published data on PR, demographic profile, clinical manifestations, laboratory features, and causes of death associated with sSS...
September 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927120/expression-and-clinical-significance-of-satb1-and-tlr4-in-breast-cancer
#17
Xuebo Wang, Xiumei Yu, Qingli Wang, Yingying Lu, Haixia Chen
This study investigated the expression of special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 1 (SATB1) and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) protein in breast cancer and its clinical significance. We collected breast cancer tissues from 120 patients and adjacent non-cancerous tissue from 53 patients. SATB1 was expressed in 89 cases of breast cancer (74.17%) and in 7 cases of adjacent non-cancerous tissue (13.21%). TLR4 was expressed in 70 cases of breast cancer tissues (58.33%) and in 48 cases of adjacent non-cancerous tissue (90...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926895/-clinical-utility-study-of-21-gene-assay-in-927-chinese-patients-with-early-breast-cancer
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J Y Wu, Y Fang, L Lin, Y Zong, X S Chen, O Huang, J R He, L Zhu, W G Chen, Y F Li, K W Shen
Objective: To investigate the distribution patterns of 21-gene assay and its influencing factors in Chinese patients with early breast cancer. Methods: Nine hundred and twenty-seven early breast cancer patients were retrospectively recruited from January 2009 to December 2015 at Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine. The 21-gene reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction(RT-PCR) assay were conducted in paraffin-embedded tumor tissues to calculate the Recurrence Score(RS). Immunohistochemistry(IHC) assay was used to measure the expression levels of estrogen receptor(ER), progesterone receptor(PR) and Ki-67...
September 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926515/is-the-age-at-menopause-a-cause-of-sexual-dysfunction-a-brazilian-population-based-study
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Caio Lett, Ana L R Valadares, Luiz F Baccaro, Adriana O Pedro, Jeffrey L Filho, Marcelo Lima, Lucia Costa-Paiva
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between age at menopause and sexual dysfunction and the components of sexual function in postmenopausal women. METHODS: In this cross-sectional population-based study, data of 540 women aged 45 to 60 years regarding the age they were when they achieved menopause and its association with sexual dysfunction (evaluated using the Short Personal Experiences Questionnaire) were obtained through interviews...
September 18, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926265/tobacco-mosaic-virus-delivered-cisplatin-restores-efficacy-in-platinum-resistant-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Christina E Franke, Anna E Czapar, Ravi B Patel, Nicole F Steinmetz
Platinum resistance in ovarian cancer is the major determinant of disease prognosis. Resistance can first appear at the onset of disease or develop in response to platinum-based chemotherapy. Due to poor response to alternate chemotherapies and lack of targeted therapies, there is an urgent clinical need for a new avenue toward treatment of platinum-resistant (PR) ovarian cancer. Nanoscale delivery systems hold potential to overcome resistance mechanisms. In this work, we present tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) as a nanocarrier for cisplatin for treatment of PR ovarian cancer cells...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
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