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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544560/fatal-intoxication-by-5f-adb-and-diphenidine-detection-quantification-and-investigation-of-their-main-metabolic-pathways-in-human-by-lc-ms-ms-and-lc-q-tofms
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Maiko Kusano, Kei Zaitsua, Kentaro Taki, Kazuaki Hisatsune, Jun'ichi Nakajima, Takako Moriyasu, Tomomi Asano, Yumi Hayashi, Hitoshi Tsuchihashi, Akira Ishii
Despite the implementation of the new blanket scheduling system in 2013, new psychoactive substance (NPS) abuse remains a serious social concern in Japan. We present a fatal intoxication case involving 5F-ADB (methyl 2-[1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido]-3,3-dimethylbutanoate) and diphenidine. Postmortem blood screening by liquid chromatography/quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC/Q-TOFMS) in the information dependent acquisition (IDA) mode only detected diphenidine. Further urinary screening using an in-house database containing new NPS and metabolites detected not only diphenidine but also possible 5F-ADB metabolites; subsequent targeted screening by LC/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) allowed for the detection of very low level of unchanged 5F-ADB in postmortem heart blood...
May 21, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544542/conditional-macrophage-depletion-increases-inflammation-and-does-not-inhibit-the-development-of-osteoarthritis-in-obese-mafia-mice
#2
Chia-Lung Wu, Jenna McNeill, Kelsey Goon, Dianne Little, Kelly Kimmerling, Janet Huebner, Virginia Kraus, Farshid Guilak
OBJECTIVE: Macrophages are believed to play a critical role in the inflammation associated with the development of osteoarthritis (OA) in obesity. The objective of the study was to investigate whether short-term, systemic depletion of macrophages would mitigate OA following injury in obese mice. METHODS: CSF-1R-GFP(+) Macrophage Fas-Induced Apoptosis (MaFIA) transgenic mice that allow conditional depletion of macrophages were placed on a high-fat diet and underwent surgery to induce knee OA...
May 23, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544348/galectin-1-promotes-an-m2-macrophage-response-to-polydioxanone-scaffolds
#3
Daniel Abebayehu, Andrew Spence, Barbara D Boyan, Zvi Schwartz, John J Ryan, Michael J McClure
Regulating soft tissue repair to prevent fibrosis and promote regeneration is central to creating a microenvironment conducive to soft tissue development. Macrophages play an important role in this process. Their response can be modulated using biomaterials, altering cytokine and growth factor secretion to promote regeneration. Electrospun polydioxanone (PDO) fiber scaffolds promoted an M2 phenotype when macrophages were cultured on large diameter, highly porous scaffolds, but an M1 phenotype on smaller diameter fibers...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544206/prediction-of-t-and-h-phase-two-dimensional-transition-metal-carbides-nitrides-and-their-semiconducting-metallic-phase-transition
#4
Chi Chen, Xiao Ji, Kui Xu, Bao Zhang, Ling Miao, Jianjun Jiang
The discovery of various two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials with different phases is fundamentally and technologically intriguing, leading to diverse physical and chemical properties for expanded applications. Herein, we performed systematic first-principles calculations to explore a series of single-layer MXenes (M2 X: M=Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Zr, Nb, Mo, Hf, Ta; X=C, N). The new H-phase MXenes are firstly predicted, which are compared with the usually synthesized MXenes named as T-phase MXenes on their structure and electronic properties...
May 24, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543190/effects-of-shrna-mediated-silencing-of-pkm2-gene-on-aerobic-glycolysis-cell-migration-cell-invasion-and-apoptosis-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
#5
Xiao-Ling Yan, Xue-Bin Zhang, Ran Ao, Lin Guan
This study aims to explore the effects of shRNA-mediated silencing on Pyruvate kinase type M2 (PKM2) gene during aerobic glycolysis in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. CRC tissues and adjacent normal tissues were obtained from 136 patients diagnosed with qRT-PCR, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry (IHC) were performed to detect mRNA and protein expressions of PKM2. CRC cells were divided into a blank, vector and PKM2-shRNA groups. Hexokinase (HK) and PKM2 activity were both determined by glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) coupled colorimetric assay and enzyme coupling rate method...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542658/-cardiovascular-disease-in-pediatric-patients-under-chronic-peritoneal-dialysis
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Paula Lehmann F, Francisco Cano Sc
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is the most common renal replacement therapy used in pediatric patients with end stage renal disease. This population has a mortality rate 1,000 times greater compare to pediatric population, mainly due to cardiovascular causes. OBJECTIVE: To characterize pediatric patients on chronic PD in relation to dialysis and cardiovascular outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Cross sectional study. Patients in stable PD according to DOQI criteria were selected...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542547/determination-of-diagnostic-standards-on-saturated-soil-extracts-for-cut-roses-grown-in-greenhouses
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John Jairo Franco-Hermida, María Fernanda Quintero, Raúl Iskander Cabrera, José Miguel Guzman
This work comprises the theoretical determination and validation of diagnostic standards for the analysis of saturated soil extracts for cut rose flower crops (Rosa spp.) growing in the Bogota Plateau, Colombia. The data included 684 plant tissue analyses and 684 corresponding analyses of saturated soil extracts, all collected between January 2009 and June 2013. The tissue and soil samples were selected from 13 rose farms, and from cultivars grafted on the 'Natal Briar' rootstock. These concurrent samples of soil and plant tissues represented 251 production units (locations) of approximately 10,000 m2 distributed across the study area...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542490/repeated-bouts-of-exhaustive-exercise-increase-circulating-cell-free-nuclear-and-mitochondrial-dna-without-development-of-tolerance-in-healthy-men
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Robert Stawski, Konrad Walczak, Piotr Kosielski, Pawel Meissner, Tomasz Budlewski, Gianluca Padula, Dariusz Nowak
OBJECTIVE: Acute single strenuous exercise increases circulating cell free DNA (cf DNA). We tested whether three repeated bouts of exhaustive exercise induced the cf DNA response without development of tolerance in healthy men. METHODS: Eleven average-trained men (age 34.0±5.2 years, body mass index 26.2±3.1 kg/m2, maximal oxygen consumption-VO2max 49.6±4.5 ml/kg*min) performed three treadmill exercise tests to exhaustion at speed corresponding to 70% VO2max separated by 72 hours of resting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542294/pre-pregnancy-weight-status-early-pregnancy-lipid-profile-and-blood-pressure-course-during-pregnancy-the-abcd-study
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Adriëtte J J M Oostvogels, Wim B Busschers, Eline J M Spierings, Tessa J Roseboom, Maaike G J Gademan, Tanja G M Vrijkotte
OBJECTIVE: Although pre-pregnancy weight status and early pregnancy lipid profile are known to influence blood pressure course during pregnancy, little is known about how these two factors interact. The association between pre-pregnancy weight status and blood pressure course during pregnancy was assessed in the prospective ABCD study and the role (independent/mediating/moderating) of early pregnancy lipid profile in this association was determined. METHODS: We included 2500 normal weight (<25 kg/m2) and 600 overweight (≥25 kg/m2) women from the prospective ABCD-study with available measurements of non-fasting early pregnancy lipids [median (IQR): 13 (12-14) weeks of gestation] and blood pressure during pregnancy [mean (SD) = 10 (2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542159/clonorchis-sinensis-antigens-alter-hepatic-macrophage-polarization-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Eun-Min Kim, You Shine Kwak, Myung-Hee Yi, Ju Yeong Kim, Woon-Mok Sohn, Tai-Soon Yong
Clonorchis sinensis infection elicits hepatic inflammation, which can lead to cholangitis, periductal hepatic fibrosis, liver cirrhosis, and even cholangiocarcinoma. Hepatic macrophages are an intrinsic element of both innate and acquired immunity. This study was conducted to demonstrate the dynamics of hepatic macrophage polarization during C. sinensis infection in mice and to identify factors regulating this polarization. Treatment of hepatic macrophages isolated from normal mice with C. sinensis excretory/secretory products (ESPs) resulted in the preferential generation of classically activated hepatic macrophages (M1 macrophages) and the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines...
May 24, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542148/modulation-of-liver-regeneration-via-myeloid-pten-deficiency
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Wen-Tao Ma, Yan-Jie Jia, Qing-Zhi Liu, Yan-Qing Yang, Jing-Bo Yang, Zhi-Bin Zhao, Zhen-Ye Yang, Qing-Hua Shi, Hong-Di Ma, M Eric Gershwin, Zhe-Xiong Lian
Molecular mechanisms that modulate liver regeneration are of critical importance for a number of hepatic disorders. Kupffer cells and natural killer (NK) cells are two cell subsets indispensable for liver regeneration. We have focused on these two populations and, in particular, the interplay between them. Importantly, we demonstrate that deletion of the myeloid phosphatase and tensin homolog on chromosome 10 (PTEN) leading to an M2-like polarization of Kupffer cells, which results in decreased activation of NK cells...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542037/long-term-use-of-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-to-a-cumulative-dose-of-4600%C3%A2-mg-m2-in-recurrent-ovarian-cancer
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Adam Pendlebury, Robert DeBernardo, Peter G Rose
Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) is used widely in gynecologic oncology and other oncology disciplines. Native doxorubicin use is associated with the potential for significant toxicity. Cardiac toxicity in particular limits lifetime dose. PLD has not been shown to be associated with clinical cardiac toxicity. We report on the long-term use of PLD in a patient with recurrent high-grade serous ovarian cancer to a lifetime dose of 4600 mg/m. This therapy was associated with long-term stable disease, good performance status, and minimal adverse effects...
May 24, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541856/early-and-late-complications-in-laparoscopic-gastric-bypass-comparative-study-between-manual-and-stapled-anastomosis
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Débora Acín-Gándara, Fernando Pereira-Pérez, Manuel Medina-García, Gil Rodriguez-Caravaca, Beatriz Martínez-Torres, Alfonso Antequera-Pérez, Alejandro Nájar García-Muñoz
The aim of this study is to evaluate the early and late complications of laparoscopic gastric bypass (GBP) with manual versus stapled gastrojejunal anastomosis. Eighty-two patients with morbid obesity and body mass index (35-56 kg/m2) who underwent GBP were divided into two groups: manual gastrojejunal anastomosis (Group 1) and stapled anastomosis (Group 2). Early and late complications were evaluated. No differences were found between both groups in age, sex, body mass index, American Society of Anesthesia classification, and comorbidity...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541593/clinical-and-prognostic-relevancy-of-left-ventricular-trabeculation-assessed-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Joanna Petryka, Mateusz Śpiewak, Barbara Miłosz-Wieczorek, Łukasz A Małek, Anna Jasińska, Ewelina Jarmus, Magdalena Marczak, Jolanta Misko, Jacek Grzybowski
BACKGROUND AND AIM: We sought to search for factors that are associated with the magnitude of trabeculation by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), and evaluate the impact of trabeculations on outcomes in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS: We evaluated clinical profiles and outcomes of 276 subjects with DCM (age - 33,2+/-13,3 years, 160 males). Trabeculation was quantified as trabeculated/total myocardial mass ratio (TM/M). Subjects were stratified into 3 subgroups (A, B, and C) according to the tertiles of rising TM/M values (33% ranges)...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541555/effective-chemomobilization-with-etoposide-and-cytarabine-ec-regimen-in-lymphoma-patients-a-single-center-retrospective-observational-study
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Daisuke Koyama, Satoshi Nishiwaki, Yasuhiko Harada, Satomi Yamamoto, Shingo Kurahashi, Takumi Sugimoto, Toshihiro Iwasaki, Isamu Sugiura
Objective: Autologous stem cell transplantation is an important strategy for patients with relapsed or refractory lymphoma. Although various regimens for peripheral blood stem cell collection have been used, the optimal regimen has not yet been established. We aimed to evaluate the mobilization efficacy and safety of the regimen consisted of etoposide and cytarabine (EC regimen). Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 46 lymphoma patients who received peripheral blood stem cell mobilization with the EC regimen [etoposide (100 mg/m2/day, days 1-4) and cytarabine (100 mg/m2/day, days 1-4)] at Toyohashi municipal hospital from 2004 to 2013...
May 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541435/lessons-from-singapore-s-national-weight-management-program-lose-to-win
#16
Kathryn Vasquez, Rahul Malhotra, Truls Østbye, Wilson Low, Mei Fen Chan, Ling Chew, Annie Ling
The prevalence of overweight and obesity in Singapore is lower than in most countries, but it is increasing. There is evidence health complications may appear at lower weights among Asians. We describe the evolution of a national weight management program [Lose To Win (LTW)] organized by the Singapore Health Promotion Board from 2009 to 2013. LTW is a 12-week program comprising nutrition education, physical activity and mental wellbeing sessions and interim assessments. Individuals aged 18-69 years with a body mass index (BMI) between 23 and 37...
May 24, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539464/phase-ib-pilot-study-to-evaluate-reparixin-in-combination-with-weekly-paclitaxel-in-patients-with-her-2-negative-metastatic-breast-cancer-mbc
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Anne F Schott, Lori Goldstein, Massimo Cristofanilli, Pier Adelchi Ruffini, Susan McCanna, James M Reuben, Raymond Perez, Giraldo Kato, Max S Wicha
CXCR1 is recognized as an actionable receptor selectively expressed by breast cancer stem cells (BCSC). Reparixin is an investigational allosteric inhibitor of chemokine receptors 1 and 2 (CXCR1/2), and demonstrates activity against BCSC in human breast cancer xenografts. This Phase Ib clinical trial examined dose, safety, and pharmacokinetics of paclitaxel plus reparixin therapy, and explored effects of reparixin on BCSCs in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients (Trial registration ID: NCT02001974). <p>Experimental Design: Eligible patients had MBC and were candidates for paclitaxel therapy...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539184/effects-of-age-related-shifts-in-cellular-function-and-local-microenvironment-upon-the-innate-immune-response-to-implants
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REVIEW
Bryan N Brown, Martin J Haschak, Samuel T Lopresti, Elizabeth C Stahl
The host macrophage response is now well recognized as a predictor of the success or failure of biomaterial implants following placement. More specifically, shifts from an "M1" pro-inflammatory towards a more "M2-like" anti-inflammatory macrophage polarization profile have been shown to result in enhanced material integration and/or tissue regeneration downstream. As a result, a number of biomaterials-based approaches to controlling macrophage polarization have been developed. However, the ability to promote such activity is predicated upon an in-depth, context-dependent understanding of the host response to biomaterials...
May 20, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539128/impaired-cardiac-output-during-exercise-in-adults-operated-for-ventricular-septal-defect-in-childhood-a-hitherto-unrecognised-pathophysiological-response
#19
Benjamin Asschenfeldt, Johan Heiberg, Steffen Ringgaard, Marie Maagaard, Andrew Redington, Vibeke E Hjortdal
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated that surgical ventricular septal defect closure in childhood is associated with reduced functional capacity and disruption of the right ventricular force-frequency relationship during exercise. To further describe long-term cardiac function, we performed a non-invasive assessment of cardiac index during exercise in adults having undergone surgery for ventricular septal defect in early childhood. METHODS: A total of 20 patients (surgical age 2...
May 25, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539044/the-effect-of-resveratrol-on-modulation-of-endothelial-cells-and-macrophages-for-rapid-vascular-regeneration-from-electrospun-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffolds
#20
Zhihong Wang, Yifan Wu, Jianing Wang, Chuangnian Zhang, Hongyu Yan, Meifeng Zhu, Kai Wang, Chen Li, Qingbo Xu, Deling Kong
Rapid endothelialization is one key factor that determines the success of small diameter vascular grafts as an artery substitute in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Aimed to facilitate vascular regeneration, we developed a vascular scaffold loaded with resveratrol, which is a natural compound extracted from plants and showed multifaceted effects in cardiovascular protection. The tubular poly (ε-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffold was prepared by electrospinning with resveratrol in the PCL solution. In vitro assay demonstrated that resveratrol could be released from the scaffolds in a sustained and controlled manner...
May 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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