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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166762/a-portable-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-system-for-the-pancreas-with-3d-electronic-steering-a-preclinical-study-in-a-swine-model
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Won Chang, Jae Young Lee, Jae Hwan Lee, Jae Seok Bae, Yeon Jin Cho, Kook Jin Kang, Keonho Son, Yul Ri Chung, Kyoung Bun Lee, Joon Koo Han
Purpose: The aim of this animal study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of a portable, ultrasonography-guided, high-intensity focused ultrasound (USg-HIFU) system to treat the pancreas. Methods: Eight swine were included. Using a portable HIFU device (ALPIUS 900, Alpinion Medical Systems), ablations were performed on the pancreas in vivo. Different acoustic intensities were applied (1.7 kW/cm2 or 1.5 kW/cm2 , n=2 [group A for a pilot study]; 1.5 kW/ cm2 , n=3 [group B]; and 1...
October 13, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166711/-effects-of-caspase-1-inhibitor-vx765-on-cold-restraint-stress-induced-acute-gastric-ulcer-in-mice
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S Q Zheng, X D Hong, T S Chen, P F Luo, S C Xiao
Objective: To investigate the protective effects of caspase-1 inhibitor VX765 on gastric mucosa of mice with cold-restraint stress-induced acute gastric ulcer. Methods: Twenty-four specific pathogen free male C57BL/6J mice were divided into normal control group (NC), cold restrain group (CR), VX765 pre-treatment+ cold restrain group (VCR), and rabeprazole pre-treatment+ cold restrain group (RCR) according to the random number table, with 6 mice in each group. Mice in group NC were injected intraperitoneally with solution of 10 mL/kg dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) and phosphate buffer solution (PBS)...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166708/-effects-of-astragalus-polysaccharide-on-cardiac-dysfunction-in-rabbits-with-severe-scald-injury
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L Zhong, J H Zhan, J H Luo, X Cheng
Objective: To investigate the effects of astragalus polysaccharide (AP) on cardiac dysfunction in rabbits with severe scald injury. Methods: Sixty-four New Zealand white rabbits were divided into pure scald group and AP group according to the random number table, with 32 rabbits in each group. Rabbits in the two groups were all inflicted with 30% total body surface area full-thickness scald on the back. Immediately after injury, rabbits in two groups were intraperitoneally injected with lactated Ringer's solution once for antishock...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166574/altered-tnf-%C3%AE-response-by-aconibal-%C3%A2-and-methotrexate-in-a-lipopolysaccharide-induced-setting-of-inflammatory-conditions-potential-on-a-synergistic-combination
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Gunhyuk Park, Seoung Hoon Lee, Ji-Ye Han, Dal-Seok Oh
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aconitum carmichaelii (AC) is a common herbal medicine used as anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent in Eastern Asia. In Korea, a commercial processed AC (Aconibal(®)) is traditionally used to treat the symptoms of spondylosis deformans and rheumatic pain. AIM OF STUDY: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is systemic and auto-immune disease characterized by chronic inflammation. Methotrexate (MTX) is often the first-line therapy for RA. If MTX monotherapy is ineffective or RA is initially severe, adding a tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitor to the treatment can be beneficial...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166258/application-of-a-skin-adhesive-to-maintain-seal-in-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-demonstration-of-a-new-technique
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Murad Karadsheh, Josh Nelson, Benjamin Rechner, Richard Wilcox
Optimal wound healing with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) relies on a properly sealed vacuum system. Anatomically difficult wounds impair the adhesive dressing, which results in air leaks that disrupt the integrity of the NPWT system and hinder wound healing. OBJECTIVE: The authors demonstrate a new technique using a cyanoacrylate-based tissue adhesive to maintain an airtight, durable seal in NPWT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 52-year-old woman with a degloving injury to the right thigh extending into the groin, resulting in massive necrosis, presented to the emergency department...
November 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166179/imbalance-between-subpopulations-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-copd
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Xia Yang, Bo Huo, Xiaoning Zhong, Wenyan Su, Wenting Liu, Yumei Li, Zhiyi He, Jing Bai
Human regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been reported to be not significantly different in the peripheral blood of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and healthy controls. Recent research has identified some new markers for Tregs and indicated that Tregs are composed of distinct subpopulations. The aim of the study was to describe the changing patterns of circulating Treg subpopulations in patients with acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) and healthy controls, and to explore their potential roles in AECOPD pathogenesis...
November 22, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165433/management-of-free-flap-failure-in-head-and-neck-surgery
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C Copelli, K Tewfik, L Cassano, N Pederneschi, S Catanzaro, A Manfuso, R Cocchi
Free flap surgery is overall considered the gold standard in head and neck reconstruction, with a success rate of 95%. The management of a total flap necrosis and which solution, between a pedicled or a second free flap, is safer for a salvage procedure is still controversial. Object of this study is to describe the authors' management of total free flap loss in head and neck reconstruction and compare the choices and results to those reported in the literature. From January 2012 to January 2016, 149 consecutive free flaps were performed at the Maxillo- Facial Operative Unit of the Hospital Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza in San Giovanni Rotondo (Italy) for reconstruction of head and neck defects...
October 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165430/subcutaneous-administration-of-infliximab-attenuated-silica-induced-lung-fibrosis
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Hua Zhang, Jun-Na Sui, Lei Gao, Jian Guo
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of the anti-tumor necrosis factor-α infliximab (IFX) in the case of rats with silicosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-eight Wistar rats were randomly divided into 3 groups. The study group (N = 16) - silicosis was induced by intratracheal instillation of 50 mg silica on day 1, and IFX was subcutaneously administered at a dose of 15 mg/kg of body weight from day 2 to day 6, the vehicle group (N = 16) - silica used as the study group but without IFX, the sham group (N = 16) - 1 ml of saline was intratracheal-used...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165288/treatment-related-noncontiguous-radiologic-changes-in-children-with-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-treated-with-expanded-irradiation-fields-and-antiangiogenic-therapy
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Zoltan Patay, Thomas E Merchant, Rosa Nguyen, Christopher R Pierson, Arzu Onar-Thomas, Alberto Broniscer
PURPOSE: We previously reported the cases of 3 children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) in whom noncontiguous treatment-related abnormalities (NCTRAs) developed in the brain after expanded-field radiation therapy (RT). To investigate the occurrence and putative mechanism of NCTRAs, we reviewed brain magnetic resonance imaging studies of patients with DIPG treated in 2 consecutive phase I clinical trials (trials 1 and 2). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The 55 children included in these trials received small-molecule inhibitors: vandetanib in trial 1 (n=32; mean age 6...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165220/epidemiological-and-experimental-evidence-for-sex-dependent-differences-in-the-outcome-of-leishmania-infantum-infection
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Nilda E Rodríguez, Iraci D Lima, Upasna Gaur Dixit, Elizabeth A Turcotte, Ryan D Lockard, Hemali Batra-Sharma, Eliana L Nascimento, Selma M B Jeronimo, Mary E Wilson
Leishmania infantum causes visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in Brazil. We previously observed that VL is more common in males than females living in endemic neighborhoods, despite similar exposure. Using a larger sample, we document that VL is more common in males than females, but only after puberty. BALB/c and C57BL/6 mouse models confirmed that there is a biological basis for male susceptibility to symptomatic VL, showing higher parasite burdens in males than females. Female C57BL/6 mice generated more antigen-induced cytokines associated with curative responses (interferon-γ, interleukin [IL]-1β)...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165163/the-potential-protective-effect-of-commelina-nudiflora-l-against-carbon-tetrachloride-ccl4-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats-mediated-by-suppression-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation
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Muhammad Dawood Shah, Urban J A D'Souza, Mohammad Iqbal
BACKGROUND: This study aims to assess the hepatoprotective potential of Commelina nudiflora against CCl4-induced hepatic injury in rats. METHOD: Antioxidant activities were determined. Phytochemical analysis was performed by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS). In the in vivo study, Sprague Dawley rats were pretreated with C. nudiflora (150, 300, and 450 mg kg body weight (b.wt.)) once daily for 14 days followed by two doses of CCl4 (1 ml/kg b.wt.). After 2 weeks, the rats were sacrificed and hepatoprotective analysis was performed...
September 11, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165098/effects-of-olive-oil-on-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-6-in-humans-implication-in-obesity-and-frailty
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Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Angela Polito, Ilaria Peluso
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-6 are important mediators of chronic low-grade systemic inflammation. The latter plays a central role in several obesity-related pathologies, such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. Besides, these cytokines have been also implicated in geriatric and cancer-induced anorexia, cachexia, sarcopenia and frailty. Potential interventions for both obesity and frailty include dietary advice and nutraceuticals...
November 20, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165015/lessons-learned-from-volar-plate-fixation-of-scaphoid-fracture-nonunions
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Seth D Dodds, John B Williams, Max Seiter, Clark Chen
Treating scaphoid nonunions presents difficulties particularly when there is bone loss, significant humpback deformity or avascular necrosis. We describe a new type of fixation with a volar scaphoid plate that adds to the methods of internal fixation that are available for the treatment of recalcitrant scaphoid nonunions. We will also discuss 'lessons learned' from a cases series. The case series includes 20 consecutive patients treated with volar buttress plating and a pedicled vascularized bone graft from the ipsilateral volar distal radius...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164887/pterostilbene-enhances-trail-induced-apoptosis-through-the-induction-of-death-receptors-and-downregulation-of-cell-survival-proteins-in-trail-resistance-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Chao-Ming Hung, Liang-Chih Liu, Chi-Tang Ho, Ying-Chao Lin, Tzong-Der Way
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-induced ligand (TRAIL) is nontoxic to normal cells and preferentially cytotoxic to cancer cells. However, recent data suggest that malignant breast cancer cells tend to be resistant to TRAIL. Pterostilbene (PTER), a natural dimethylated analog of resveratrol, is known to have diverse pharmacologic activities, including anticancer properties. In the present study, we investigated whether PTER affects TRAIL-induced apoptosis and its mechanism in TRAIL-resistant triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164576/potentiation-of-treatment-efficacy-against-colon-cancer-of-dopamine-via-elevating-klf2-expression-in-tumor-vascular-endothelial-cells
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S Chen, Y-M Zhang, Y-G Zhang, J Jia, R-W Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the anti-tumor effect and potential mechanism of dopamine combined with 5-FU in colon cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Babl/c F1 generation male mice (N = 60) were inoculated with mouse C26 colon cancer cells below the pit to construct colon cancer model. Tumor-bearing mice were then divided into 4 groups (N = 8 each): model control group, dopamine group, 5-FU group and dopamine combined with 5-FU group. Dopamine (100 mg/kg/d) was intraperitoneally injected into mice...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164560/the-expression-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-in-myocardial-tissue-and-concentration-of-serum-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-myocardial-remodeling-of-sprague-dawley-rats-treated-with-carvedilol
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R Yi, G Xiangyu, S Min
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to observe the expression of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) in myocardial tissue and the concentration of serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in myocardial remodeling of Sprague-Dawley rats induced by isoproterenol (ISO) and the effects of carvedilol intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty rats were divided randomly into three groups: (1) Control group: rats were injected with 5 mL/(kg·d) of saline for 10 days, followed by 10 mL/(kg·d) of saline by gavage for 4 weeks...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164450/accuracy-of-early-ct-findings-for-predicting-disease-course-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
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Onur Taydas, Emre Unal, Ali Devrim Karaosmanoglu, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Erhan Akpinar
PURPOSE: To investigate whether computed tomography (CT)-based scoring systems obtained within 72 h of symptoms onset can predict disease course in acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Between October 2007 and December 2015, 189 patients (age range 21-93 years) who underwent abdominopelvic CT for the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis were included in the study. Balthazar grade and original and modified versions of CT severity index (CTSI) measurements were carried out for each patient...
November 21, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164336/stimulation-of-chemokines-in-human-endometrial-stromal-cells-by-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-interferon-%C3%AE-is-similar-under-apoptotic-and-non-apoptotic-conditions
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Julia Spratte, Henriette Princk, Florian Schütz, Joachim Rom, Marek Zygmunt, Herbert Fluhr
PURPOSE: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interferon (IFN)-γ are pro-inflammatory cytokines which have been shown to be involved in the pathophysiology of implantation disorders. Both cytokines in combination are able to sensitize primarily resistant human endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) to Fas-induced apoptosis. Since CCL (CC-chemokine ligand) 5 and CCL2 are important regulators of the endometrial immune cell population, we examined the impact of TNF-α and IFN-γ on these two chemokines under non-apoptotic and apoptotic conditions...
November 21, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164277/high-prevalence-of-dengue-antibodies-and-the-arginine-variant-of-the-fc%C3%AE-riia-polymorphism-in-asymptomatic-individuals-in-a-population-of-minas-gerais-state-southeast-brazil
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Anna Carolina Toledo da Cunha Pereira, Tatiane Ribeiro de Siqueira, Andressa Anunciação de Oliveira Prado, Camila Almeida Veiga da Silva, Thaís de Fátima Silva Moraes, Alan Alex Aleixo, José Carlos de Magalhaes, Gabriel Augusto Pires de Souza, Betânia Paiva Drumond, Gustavo Portela Ferreira, Breno de Mello Silva, Cintia Lopes de Brito Magalhães, Luciana Lara Santos, Jaqueline Maria Siqueira Ferreira, Luiz Cosme Cotta Malaquias, Luiz Felipe Leomil Coelho
Dengue is the most prevalent arthropod-borne viral illness in humans worldwide. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes involved in the immune response, such as dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3-grabbing non-integrin (DC-SIGN), IgG Fc receptor II-A (FcγRIIa), vitamin D receptor (VDR), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), were previously reported to be associated with susceptibility to dengue disease in different human populations. Therefore, due to the relevant association of host immune and genetic status with disease susceptibility/severity of dengue, this work aims to verify the frequency of anti-dengue virus antibodies and some dengue-associated risk SNPs in a population in Minas Gerais State, Southeast Brazil...
November 21, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164057/diagnostic-and-prognostic-significance-of-methionine-uptake-and-methionine-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-in-gliomas
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Kamalakannan Palanichamy, Arnab Chakravarti
The present most common image diagnostic tracer in clinical practice for glioma is (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) for brain tumors diagnosis and prognosis. PET is a promising molecular imaging technique, which provides real-time information on the metabolic behavior of the tracer. The diffusive nature of glioblastoma (GBM) and heterogeneity often make the radiographic detection by FDG-PET inaccurate, and there is no gold standard. FDG-PET often leads to several controversies in making clinical decisions due to their uptake by normal surrounding tissues, and pose a challenge in delineating treatment-induced necrosis, edema, inflammation, and pseudoprogression...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
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