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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933951/a-developmentally-relevant-approach-to-classifying-nonconsensual-sexual-experiences-in-the-study-of-women-s-sexual-well-being
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Chelsea D Kilimnik, Cindy M Meston
In this article we propose a sexual developmental approach to classifying the onset of nonconsensual sexual experiences (NSEs) that differs from the traditional age cutoff approach. Online measures of sexual self-schemas, sexual response, and sexual functioning were administered to 797 women with and without NSE histories. Women were grouped based on when their NSEs first occurred in reference to their age of menarche and age of their first consensual sexual experience (i.e., premenarche onset, postmenarche preconsensual onset, postconsensual onset, and no NSEs)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931055/serum-copeptin-and-neuron-specific-enolase-are-markers-of-neonatal-distress-and-long-term-neurodevelopmental-outcome
#2
Dorottya Kelen, Csilla Andorka, Miklós Szabó, Aleksander Alafuzoff, Kai Kaila, Milla Summanen
The objective of this study was to evaluate the early changes in serial serum levels of copeptin and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) in neonates diagnosed with birth asphyxia, and to determine whether these biomarkers measured in the first 168 hours after birth are predictive of long-term neurodevelopmental outcome. Copeptin and NSE levels were measured from serum samples collected 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, and 168 hours after birth from 75 term neonates diagnosed with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and treated with therapeutic hypothermia for 72 hours...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929517/neural-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-human-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-gene-modified-in-functionalized-self-assembling-peptide-hydrogel-in-vitro
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Hongbin Luo, Changsheng Xu, Zhiwei Liu, Lin Yang, Yunda Hong, Guisheng Liu, Huifen Zhong, Xinyi Cai, Xuping Lin, Xiaokun Chen, Changsheng Wang, Nanwen Zhang, Weihong Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the biocompatibility and differentiation of human brain-derived neurotrophic factor (hBDNF) gene-modified bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBDNF-rMSCs) in a functionalized self-assembling peptide hydrogel. METHODS: hBDNF were engineered in rMSCs using adenovirus vector and the enhanced green fluorescence protein (eGFP) was used as a reporter gene. MSC-specific surface markers (CD90,CD29 and CD45)were used for identifying rMSCs. Fluorescence microscope was used to detect the transfection of rMSCs...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928901/systematic-correlation-analyses-of-circulating-tumor-cells-with-clinical-variables-and-tumor-markers-in-lung-cancer-patients
#4
Xu Wang, Kewei Ma, Zhiguang Yang, Jiuwei Cui, Hua He, Andrew R Hoffman, Ji-Fan Hu, Wei Li
Measurement of circulating tumor cells (CTC) offers promise as a clinical biomarker to monitor disease status, therapeutic response, and progression in cancer patients. However, its clinical value in lung cancer patients has not been fully explored. We systematically evaluate the association of CTCs with clinical variables and tumor markers in a cohort of lung cancer patients. Using the CELLSEARCH System, CTCs were detected in both small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients prior to therapy...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926140/biological-variation-of-serum-neuron-specific-enolase-and-carbohydrate-antigen-724-tumor-markers
#5
Shuo Wang, Min Zhao, Runqing Mu, Xin Zhang, Ke Yun, Hong Shang
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to assess two tumor markers, carbohydrate antigen 724 (CA724) and neuron-specific enolase (NSE), in 20 healthy individuals. Then, we determined their average intra- and inter-individual biological variations (CVI and CVG ). METHODS: Blood samples were taken at weekly intervals for five weeks from 20 healthy subjects through a detailed questionnaire and physical examination. These samples were stored at -80°C and analyzed in a single run in duplicate...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916477/nse-serum-levels-in-extracorporeal-life-support-patients-relevance-for-neurological-outcome
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Bernhard Floerchinger, Alois Philipp, Daniele Camboni, Maik Foltan, Dirk Lunz, Matthias Lubnow, York Zausig, Christof Schmid
BACKGROUND: Good neurological outcome is a major determinant after cardiac resuscitation. Extracorporeal life support may rapidly stabilize the patient, but cerebral ischemia remains a frequent complication relevant for further therapy. The aim of this study was to prove the value of NSE to indicate cerebral injury in patients with extracorporeal support after CPR. METHODS: 159 patients with CPR were included. NSE 48h peak levels and trends were tested for usability as predictive marker of brain injury, in-hospital mortality and long-term outcome...
September 12, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914671/endometrial-polyps-and-benign-endometrial-hyperplasia-present-increased-prevalence-of-dna-fragmentation-factors-40-and-45-dff40-and-dff45-together-with-the-antiapoptotic-b-cell-lymphoma-bcl-2-protein-compared-with-normal-human-endometria
#7
Tomasz Banas, Kazimierz Pitynski, Marcin Mikos, Joanna Cielecka-Kuszyk
DNA fragmentation factor 40 (DFF40) is a key executor of apoptosis. It localizes to the nucleus together with DNA fragmentation factor 45 (DFF45), which acts as a DFF40 inhibitor and chaperone. B-cell lymphoma (Bcl-2) protein is a proven antiapoptotic factor present in the cytoplasm. In this study, we aimed to investigate DFF40, DFF45, and Bcl-2 immunoexpression in endometrial polyps (EPs) and benign endometrial hyperplasia (BEH) tissue compared with that in normal proliferative endometrium (NPE) and normal secretory endometrium (NSE) as well as normal post menopausal endometrium (NAE)...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910952/-establishment-of-cut-off-value-of-serum-pro-gastrin-releasing-peptide-for-diagnosis-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-evaluation-on-the-clinical-diagnosis-efficiency
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D Shen, B B Han, F Chen, B J Wei, C J Cui, G J Wang, W Cui
Objective: To determine critical reference value (cut-off value) of serum pro-gastrin-releasing peptide (ProGRP) and neuron specific enolase(NSE) in the diagnosis of small cell lung cancer(SCLC). To evaluate the clinical significance of serum levels of ProGRP and NSE in diagnosis and differential diagnosis in SCLC. Methods: Three hundred and fifty-two SCLC patients, 163 non small cell lung cancer(NSCLC)patients , 193 benign pulmonary disease patients and 140 healthy people visiting in National Cancer Hospital were analyzed retrospectively from January 2014 to July 2017...
September 12, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903317/pd-l1-and-c-met-expression-and-survival-in-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
#9
Lulu Miao, Yunyun Lu, Yanjun Xu, Gu Zhang, Zhiyu Huang, Lei Gong, Yun Fan
BACKGROUND: Blocking the binding between the PD-1 and PD-L1 has been reported to produce antitumor responses. The MET/HGF axis appears to be another signaling pathway frequently altered in small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Our study was aimed to investigate the expression and prognostic roles of PD-L1 and c-MET in SCLC. METHODS: The expression levels of PD-L1 and c-MET were evaluated by immunohistochemical analysis in 83 SCLC specimens. Survival analysis was performed using the Kaplan-Meier method...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900380/meta-analysis-of-neuron-specific-enolase-in-predicting-pediatric-brain-injury-outcomes
#10
Babak Nakhjavan-Shahraki, Mahmoud Yousefifard, Alireza Oraii, Arash Sarveazad, Mostafa Hosseini
A reliable biomarker has not been identified to predict the outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children. Therefore, the present systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the association between neuron specific enolase (NSE) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children. Two independent reviewers searched electronic databases of EMBASE, Cochrane library, Medline and Scopus and then they summarized the results and did a quality control check. At the end, standardized mean difference (SMD) with 95 % confidence interval (CI) and performance of NSE were assessed...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890110/methyl-aspartylphenylalanine-the-pons-and-cerebellum-in-mice-an-evaluation-of-motor-morphological-biochemical-immunohistochemical-and-apoptotic-effects
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A Y Onaolapo, O J Onaolapo, P U Nwoha
In this study, adult mice were assigned to five groups, and administered vehicle (distilled water), or aspartame (20, 40, 80 and 160mg/kg body weight) for 28days. Behavioural tests to assess motor-balance and gait were conducted on day 28, following which animals were sacrificed. Sections of the cerebellar cortex and pons were processed, for general histology and Bielschwosky's silver staining protocol. Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) immunoreactivity were assessed. Antioxidant status and aspartic acid/cysteine-aspartic acid protease (caspase)-3 levels were also assessed using homogenates of the cerebellum and pons...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885659/the-role-of-serum-neuron-specific-enolase-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-recent-literature
#12
Barbara Muoio, Mariarosa Pascale, Enrico Roggero
In this systematic review, we evaluated the value of serum concentrations of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) in order to clarify the possible role of NSE in the diagnosis, management, treatment and monitoring of PCa. A comprehensive search of the recent literature was conducted to find relevant data on the role of NSE in PCa. Two hundred and eighty-two records were revealed, and 19 articles including 1,772 patients with PCa (either confirmed or suspected) were selected. After reviewing the articles, the major result was that elevated serum NSE appears to correlate with prognosis in advanced PCa, particularly in patients with progressive and metastatic castration-resistant PCa...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883688/a-controversial-medicolegal-issue-timing-the-onset-of-perinatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Vittorio Fineschi, Rocco Valerio Viola, Raffaele La Russa, Alessandro Santurro, Paola Frati
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, as a result of chronic, subacute, and acute insults, represents the pathological consequence of fetal distress and birth or perinatal asphyxia, that is, "nonreassuring fetal status." Hypoxic-ischemic injury (HII) is typically characterized by an early phase of damage, followed by a delayed inflammatory local response, in an apoptosis-necrosis continuum. In the early phase, the cytotoxic edema and eventual acute lysis take place; with reperfusion, additional damage should be assigned to excitotoxicity and oxidative stress...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881455/the-impact-of-enhancing-perceived-self-efficacy-in-torture-survivors
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Naser Morina, Richard A Bryant, Emma L Doolan, Chantal Martin-Sölch, Michael Plichta, Monique C Pfaltz, Ulrich Schnyder, Matthis Schick, Angela Nickerson
BACKGROUND: Perceived self-efficacy (SE) is an important factor underlying psychological well-being. Refugees suffer many experiences that can compromise SE. This study tested the impact of enhancing perceived SE on coping with trauma reminders and distress tolerance in tortured refugees. METHODS: Torture survivors (N = 40) were administered a positive SE induction in which they retrieved mastery-related autobiographical memories, or a non-SE (NSE) induction, and then viewed trauma-related images...
September 7, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877268/combining-pet-ct-with-serum-tumor-markers-to-improve-the-evaluation-of-histological-type-of-suspicious-lung-cancers
#15
Rifeng Jiang, Ximin Dong, Wenzhen Zhu, Qing Duan, Yunjing Xue, Yanxia Shen, Guopeng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Histological type is important for determining the management of patients with suspicious lung cancers. In this study, PET/CT combined with serum tumor markers were used to evaluate the histological type of lung lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with suspicious lung cancers underwent 18F-FDG PET/CT and serum tumor markers detection. SUVmax of the tumor and serum levels of tumor markers were acquired. Differences in SUVmax and serum levels of tumor markers among different histological types of lung cancers and between EGFR mutation statues of adenocarcinoma were compared...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873259/increased-enteric-glial-cells-in-proximal-margin-of-resection-is-associated-with-postoperative-recurrence-of-crohn-s-disease
#16
Yi Li, Yuanyuan Ge, Weiming Zhu, Jianfeng Gong, Lei Cao, Zhen Guo, Lili Gu, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The enteric nervous system can amplify or modulate intestinal inflammation through secretion of neuropeptides, and enteric glial cells has been implicated in the pathophysiology of Crohn's disease. The goal of the study was to search for an association between the density of neurons, neuropeptides, as well as enteric glial cells and postoperative recurrence. METHODS: The ileal proximal uninflamed section from ileocolonic sample was studied using immunohistochemistry with antibodies directed against vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), substance P (SP), neuron-specific enolase (NES), and the glial marker protein S100...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872355/the-role-of-stump-pressure-and-cerebral-oximetry-in-predicting-ischaemic-brain-damage-during-carotid-endarterectomy
#17
Kuzhuget Rossi, Starodubtsev Vladimir, Ignatenko Pavel, Starodubtseva Alexandra, Voroshilina Olga, Ruzankin Pavel, Karpenko Andrey
Objective is to compare the predictive value of stump pressure (SP) and cerebral oximetry (rSO2) levels in the evaluation of ischaemic injury of the cerebrum during clamping of the carotid artery (CCA) without temporary shunt (TS). Methods We included 84 patients with an asymptomatic stenosis (>70%) of the internal carotid artery (ICA) who underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under GA. Cerebral ischaemic tolerance (CIT) was determined on the basis of SP, rSO2 and ∆rSO2 (↓rSO2 from baseline) during CCA...
September 5, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870943/prospective-evaluation-of-neuromediator-dynamics-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-patients-during-docetaxel
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
Jost VON Hardenberg, Maike Schwartz, Thorsten Werner, Stefan Fuxius, Markus Müller, Thomas Frangenheim, Christian Bolenz, Christel Weiss, Elmar Heinrich
AIM: Aim of the study was to detect small cell/neuroendocrine (SCNC) transformation in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) that is a challenging procedure. We investigated the role of neuromediator dynamics as potential evidence of SCNC in patients undergoing docetaxel therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multi-institutional, prospective observational study was conducted. Patients undergoing docetaxel treatment were included. Chromogranin A (CGA), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), and pro-gastrin releasing peptide (Pro-GRP) were sequentially evaluated at predefined time points...
September 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858130/effect-of-bispectral-index-guided-anesthesia-on-consumption-of-anesthetics-and-early-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction-after-liver-transplantation-an-observational-study
#19
Ying-Hao Cao, Ping Chi, Yan-Xing Zhao, Xi-Chen Dong
The objective of this study was to summarize the incidence of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) after 7days following liver transplantation (LT), and to evaluate the effectiveness of bispectral index (BIS) guided anesthetic intervention in reducing POCD. Additional serum concentrations of S100β and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) were detected during surgery to determine whether they were reliable predictors of POCD.Patients who underwent LT at Beijing YouAn Hospital Affiliated to Capital University of Medical Science from January 2014 to December 2015 were enrolled...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854885/is-neuron-specific-enolase-useful-for-diagnosing-malignant-pleural-effusions-evidence-from-a-validation-study-and-meta-analysis
#20
Jing Zhu, Mei Feng, Liqun Liang, Ni Zeng, Chun Wan, Ting Yang, Yongchun Shen, Fuqiang Wen
BACKGROUND: Neuron-Specific enolase (NSE) has been used as a typical tumor marker and shows a potential to diagnose malignant pleural effusion (MPE). The ability of NSE in diagnosing MPE has been investigated in many studies, but with inconsistent conclusions. This study sought to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of NSE for MPE through a clinical study and together with a meta-analysis. METHODS: Pleural effusion samples from 136 patients with MPE and 102 patients with benign pleural effusion (BPE) were collected, and NSE levels were measured by electrochemiluminescence immunoassay...
August 30, 2017: BMC Cancer
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