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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446018/development-of-personalized-urination-recognition-technology-using-smart-bands
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Sung-Jong Eun, Taeg-Keun Whangbo, Dong Kyun Park, Khae-Hawn Kim
PURPOSE: This study collected and analyzed activity data sensed through smart bands worn by patients in order to resolve the clinical issues posed by using voiding charts. By developing a smart band-based algorithm for recognizing urination activity in patients, this study aimed to explore the feasibility of urination monitoring systems. METHODS: This study aimed to develop an algorithm that recognizes urination based on a patient's posture and changes in posture...
April 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445993/berberine-nanoparticles-protects-tubular-epithelial-cells-from-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Da Xie, Yong Xu, Wang Jing, Zeng Juxiang, Li Hailun, Hu Yu, Dong-Hui Zheng, Yong-Tao Lin
Renal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is one of the most common causes of acute renal failure, the prognosis of which remains poor and there still lacks of effective therapeutics available in the clinic. This study aimed at investigating the effects of Berberine nanoparticles (BBR-NP) on the ischemia-reperfusion injury of renal tubular epithelial cells and underlying the mechanisms. Our results showed that in a rat model of renal I/R injury, BBR and BBR-NP protected renal against injury both functionally (as assessed by serum urea nitrogen and creatinine level) and morphologically (as assessed by HE staining, transmission electron microscopy and TUNEL staining) in a dose-dependent manner, with the effects of BBR-NP superior to BBR alone...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445973/plasmodium-parasite-as-an-effective-hepatocellular-carcinoma-antigen-glypican-3-delivery-vector
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Quan Liu, Yijun Yang, Xuefang Tan, Zhu Tao, Dickson Adah, Songlin Yu, Junnan Lu, Siting Zhao, Limei Qin, Li Qin, Xiaoping Chen
We have previously demonstrated that malaria parasite infection has an anti-tumor effect in a mouse model. This research aimed to investigate the possibility of using Plasmodium parasite as a novel vaccine vector for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) immunotherapy. We constructed a Plasmodium yoelii 17XNL strain (P.y) expressing murine glypican-3 (GPC3) protein (P.y-GPC3), and examined its therapeutic potency in a murine Hepa1-6-induced hepatoma model that highly expressed GPC3 protein. The prerequisites for invoking a CD8+ T cell response were assessed after P...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445972/the-prognostic-value-of-d-dimer-levels-in-endometrial-cancer-patients-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
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Xiaojing Yang, Hanru Ren, Yi Sun, Lihua Zhang, Xinmiao Yang, Hongling Li, Yuhui Shao, Jie Fu
Explain the important role of plasma D-dimer in cancers. Plasma D-dimer is increased in various tumors. However, the predictive value of plasma D-dimer is unclear. This study is aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of the D-dimer level in patients managed with intensity-modulated radiation for endometrial cancer. The D-dimer levels of forty patients with endometrial cancer were assessed before (D1) and after (D2) intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), respectively. The D-dimer level changes (ΔD) were defined as D2 minus D1...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445971/stat3-regulates-glycolysis-via-targeting-hexokinase-2-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Man Li, Rui Jin, Weihua Wang, Tieying Zhang, Jiao Sang, Na Li, Qunying Han, Wenxuan Zhao, Chunyan Li, Zhengwen Liu
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) and hexokinase 2 (HK2) are involved in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Deregulation of cellular energetics involving an increase in glycolysis is a characteristic of HCC. This study examined whether STAT3 regulates HCC glycolysis through the HK2 pathway in HCC cells. Human HCC cell lines HepG2 and Hep3B cells were transfected with pcDNA3.1(+)-EGFP-STAT3, STAT3 siRNA and HK2 siRNA, respectively, or treated with rapamycin, an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), and the effects on STAT3 and HK2 expression and cell glycolysis were determined...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445955/metformin-is-associated-with-survival-benefit-in-pancreatic-cancer-patients-with-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ping-Ting Zhou, Bo Li, Fu-Rao Liu, Mei-Chao Zhang, Qian Wang, Yan-Yan Li, Ci Xu, Yuan-Hua Liu, Yuan Yao, Dong Li
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is a highly lethal disease with a poor prognosis while metformin has been associated with a decreased risk of pancreatic cancer. Although the benefit of metformin was observed for pancreatic cancer prevention, it is not clear whether it can also affect the survival of pancreatic cancer patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to assess the effect of metformin on the survival of pancreatic cancer patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445949/lmp1-slamf1high-cells-are-associated-with-drug-resistance-in-epstein-barr-virus-positive-farage-cells
#7
Heejei Yoon, Young Hyeh Ko
How Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) affects the clinical outcome of EBV-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) remains largely unknown. The viral oncogene LMP1 is at the crux of tumorigenesis and cell survival. Therefore, we examined the association between LMP1high cells drug resistance. We first assessed SLAMF1 as a surrogate marker for LMP1high cells. LMP1 and its target gene CCL22 were highly expressed in SLAMF1high Farage cells. These cells survived longer following treatment with a combination of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (CHOP)...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445921/assessment-of-the-synergic-effect-of-immunomodulation-on-nerve-repair-using-multi-parametric-mr-imaging
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Chu-Shan Zheng, Xiang Zhang, Yue-Yao Chen, Fang Zhang, Xiao-Hui Duan, Mei-Wei Chen, Lie-Jing Lu, Jun Shen
Introduction:The immune system plays a pivotal role in nerve injury. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of multi-parametric magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the evaluation of the synergic effect of immunomodulation on nerve regeneration in neurotmesis. METHODS: Rats with sciatic nerve neurotmesis and surgical repair underwent serial multi-parametric MR examinations over an 8 week period after subepineurial microinjection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and subsequent subcutaneous injection of FK506 or subepineurial microinjection of LPS or phosphate buffered saline (PBS) alone...
April 26, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445910/influence-of-contrast-media-on-bone-mineral-density-bmd-measurements-from-routine-contrast-enhanced-mdct-datasets-using-a-phantom-less-bmd-measurement-tool
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Andrea Toelly, Constanze Bardach, Michael Weber, Rui Gong, Yanbo Lai, Pei Wang, Yulin Guo, Jan Kirschke, Thomas Baum, Michael Gruber
Aim To evaluate the differences in phantom-less bone mineral density (BMD) measurements in contrast-enhanced routine MDCT scans at different contrast phases, and to develop an algorithm for calculating a reliable BMD value. Materials and Methods 112 postmenopausal women from the age of 40 to 77 years (mean age: 57.31 years; SD 9.61) who underwent a clinically indicated MDCT scan, consisting of an unenhanced, an arterial, and a venous phase, were included. A retrospective analysis of the BMD values of the Th12 to L4 vertebrae in each phase was performed using a commercially available phantom-less measurement tool...
April 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445909/transient-severe-motion-artifact-related-to-gadoxetate-disodium-enhanced-liver-mri-frequency-and-risk-evaluation-at-a-german-institution
#10
Lennart Well, Vanessa Hanna Rausch, Gerhard Adam, Frank Oliver Henes, Peter Bannas
Purpose Varying frequencies (5 - 18 %) of contrast-related transient severe motion (TSM) imaging artifacts during gadoxetate disodium-enhanced arterial phase liver MRI have been reported. Since previous reports originated from the United States and Japan, we aimed to determine the frequency of TSM at a German institution and to correlate it with potential risk factors and previously published results. Materials and Methods Two age- and sex-matched groups were retrospectively selected (gadoxetate disodium n = 89; gadobenate dimeglumine n = 89) from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI examinations in a single center...
April 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445908/diagnosis-of-pulmonary-artery-embolism-comparison-of-single-source-ct-and-3rd-generation-dual-source-ct-using-a-dual-energy-protocol-regarding-image-quality-and-radiation-dose
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Bernhard Petritsch, Aleksander Kosmala, Tobias Gassenmaier, Andreas Max Weng, Simon Veldhoen, Andreas Steven Kunz, Thorsten Alexander Bley
Purpose To compare radiation dose, subjective and objective image quality of 3 rd generation dual-source CT (DSCT) and dual-energy CT (DECT) with conventional 64-slice single-source CT (SSCT) for pulmonary CTA. Materials and Methods 180 pulmonary CTA studies were performed in three patient cohorts of 60 patients each. Group 1: conventional SSCT 120 kV (ref.); group 2: single-energy DSCT 100 kV (ref.); group 3: DECT 90/Sn150 kV. CTDIvol, DLP, effective radiation dose were reported, and CT attenuation (HU) was measured on three central and peripheral levels...
April 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445901/comparative-pharmacokinetics-of-cholecalciferol-in-dogs-from-2-different-oral-formulations-using-corrective-measures-to-overcome-interference-from-endogenous-cholecalciferol
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Harilal Patel, Prakash Patel, Chandrakant Bhatt, Ashok Ghoghari, Urvesh Patel, Mukesh Ukawalal, Shafiq Sheikh, Vikram Ramanathan, Nuggehally R Srinivas
The aim of the preclinical investigation was to obtain single dose pharmacokinetics in dogs from 2 different oral cholecalciferol formulations using corrective measures to overcome the interference of endogenous cholecalciferol. 6 dogs were fasted overnight and the following day received 60 000 IU dose cholecalciferol [reference, Eris(®), vs. test, Sunbless(®)] by oral dosing. Blood samples were collected on day 0 (baseline establishment) and after dosing on day 1 up to 28 days. The serum samples were extracted using protein precipitation/solid phase extraction and analysed to determine cholecalciferol by LC-MS/MS assay with calibrators prepared from cholecalciferol free serum...
April 26, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445900/central-and-peripheral-glucagon-reduces-hyperlipidemia-in-rats-and-hamsters
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Vishal Patel, Amit Joharapurkar, Samadhan Kshirsagar, Hiren M Patel, Dheerendra Pandey, Dipam Patel, Kiran Shah, Rajesh Bahekar, Gaurang B Shah, Mukul R Jain
Increased lipid levels in blood contribute to increasing the risk of diabetic complications. Glucagon exerts lipid lowering effects in diabetic state. However, the mechanism behind the lipid reduction by glucagon independent of glucose homeostasis is not well understood. We assessed the actions of glucagon on lipid modulation in blood and markers in liver in hyperlipidemic hamsters and rats. Male Sprague Dawley rats and Golden Syrian hamsters on a hyperlipidemic diet for 2 weeks were administered a single dose of glucagon by subcutaneous (SC, 150 and 300 µg/kg) or intracerebroventricular (ICV, 15 and 30 µg/animal) route...
April 26, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445896/total-serum-antioxidant-capacity-in-healthy-normal-weight-and-asymptomatic-overweight-adults
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Ana Petelin, Paola Tedeschi, Annalisa Maietti, Mihaela Jurdana, Vincenzo Brandolini, Zala Jenko Pražnikar
Obesity and overweight are major contributors to the burden of chronic disease. Both are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation and by increased production of free radicals leading to oxidative stress. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether overweight and fat accumulation is associated with serum total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in men and women, irrespective of nutritional habits, nutrient intakes, physical activity, smoking, and other confounders, which may be responsible for modifying the association between serum TAC and overweight/obesity measures...
April 26, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445892/feasibility-of-modified-folfox-in-elderly-patients-aged-%C3%A2-80-years-with-metastatic-gastric-cancer-or-colorectal-cancer
#15
Kyu-Hyoung Lim, Hui-Young Lee, Sung Bae Park, Seo-Young Song
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of a modified FOLFOX regimen as first-line treatment in elderly patients with metastatic gastric cancer (GC) or colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: We included chemotherapy-naïve patients over 80 years old with metastatic GC or CRC in our study. From September 2008 to November 2014, 28 consecutive patients were enrolled and treated with modified FOLFOX. RESULTS: The study population consisted of an equal number of GC and CRC patients...
April 27, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445885/patterns-of-microglial-cell-activation-in-alzheimer-disease-and-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration
#16
Ricardo Taipa, Paulo Brochado, Andrew Robinson, Inês Reis, Patrício Costa, David M Mann, Manuel Melo Pires, Nuno Sousa
AIMS: Microglia-driven neuroinflammation can play an important role in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disorders. In this study, we sought to characterize the distribution of microglial cell activation in 2 neurodegenerative dementias with distinct protein signatures, Alzheimer disease (AD) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) of the TDP subtype, and to determine if there was an anatomical correlation with the phenotypes most commonly associated with these conditions...
April 27, 2017: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445878/differential-allelic-expression-of-htr1b-in-suicide-victims-genetic-and-epigenetic-effect-of-the-cis-acting-variants
#17
Ali Bani-Fatemi, Aaron Howe, Clement Zai, James L Kennedy, John Vincent, John Strauss, Albert Wong, Vincenzo De Luca
OBJECTIVES: In the present study, we tested the allelic imbalance of the C861G single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of HTR1B in the frontal cortex of suicide victims. METHODS: The study was conducted using 3 sets of samples. First, C861G allele-specific mRNA levels in the frontal cortex were compared between suicide (n = 13) and nonsuicide controls (n = 13) from the Stanley Medical Research postmortem brain collection. Second, we tested common variants in the HTR1B promoter for linkage disequilibrium (LD) with the C861G variant in an unrelated sample of suicide attempters (SA; n = 38) and non-SA (NSA; n = 42)...
April 27, 2017: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445877/benign-exocrine-pancreatic-diseases-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#18
Raffaele Pezzilli, Nico Pagano
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the involvement of the pancreas during the course of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are scarce and conflicting. AIM: To assess the frequency of benign pancreatic diseases, that is, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis (CP), and autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP), in a population with IBD. METHODS: A search for patients with IBD who presented at our hospital between January 2006 and January 2015 with a diagnosis of IBD was carried out...
April 27, 2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445874/erythropoietin-treatment-exacerbates-moderate-injury-after-hypoxia-ischemia-in-neonatal-superoxide-dismutase-transgenic-mice
#19
R Ann Sheldon, Christine Windsor, Byong Sop Lee, Olatz Arteaga Cabeza, Donna M Ferriero
The neonatal brain is highly susceptible to oxidative stress as developing endogenous antioxidant mechanisms are overwhelmed. In the neonate, superoxide dismutase (SOD) overexpression worsens hypoxic-ischemic injury due to H2O2 accumulation in the brain. Erythropoietin (EPO) is upregulated in 2 phases after HI, early (4 h) and late (7 days), and exogenous EPO has been effective in reducing the injury, possibly through reducing oxidative stress. We hypothesized that exogenous EPO would limit injury from excess H2O2 seen in SOD1-overexpressing mice, and thus enhance recovery after HI...
April 27, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445871/three-year-clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-coronary-disease-and-increased-event-risk-treated-with-newer-generation-drug-eluting-stents-from-the-randomized-dutch-peers-trial
#20
Liefke C van der Heijden, Marlies M Kok, Marije M Löwik, Peter W Danse, Gillian A J Jessurun, Marc Hartmann, Martin G Stoel, K Gert van Houwelingen, Raymond W M Hautvast, Gerard C Linssen, Carine J M Doggen, Clemens von Birgelen
OBJECTIVE: Limited data is available on the long-term outcome of patients with increased cardiovascular event risk, treated with newer-generation durable polymer drug-eluting stents (DES). METHODS: We therefore assessed 3-year follow-up data of high-risk versus low- to intermediate-risk patients of the randomized DUTCH PEERS trial (NCT01331707). In both risk groups we also compared patients treated with Resolute Integrity versus Promus Element DES. Patients were categorized as "high-risk" if they met ≥1 of the following criteria: (1) diabetes (17...
April 27, 2017: Cardiology
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