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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885050/cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-associations-of-neighbourhood-social-environment-and-smoking-behaviour-the-multiethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Stephanie L Mayne, Amy H Auchincloss, Kari A Moore, Yvonne L Michael, Loni Philip Tabb, Sandra E Echeverria, Ana V Diez Roux
BACKGROUND: Social features of neighbourhood environments may influence smoking by creating a stressful environment or by buffering stress through social cohesion. However, the association of the overall neighbourhood social environment (NSE) with smoking, and the association of specific neighbourhood social factors with change in smoking behaviour over time, has rarely been examined. METHODS: This study included 5856 adults aged 45-84 years from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (2000-2012, average follow-up: 7...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882094/the-protective-and-hemodynamic-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-on-hypertensive-cerebral-hemorrhage-patients-in-the-perioperative-period
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Junhui Zhao, Chuixian Zhou
The aim of the present study was to analyze the protective and hemodynamic effects of dexmedetomidine in hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage (HCH) patients during perioperative period. In total, 50 HCH patients were selected and randomly divided into two groups, one group was administered with dexmedetomidine and the other groups with midazolam. The mean arterial pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR) and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) were monitored in the two groups of patients before and during the operation. The MAP, HR, SpO2 and PETCO2 recorded 5 min after admission into the operation room was considered T1, the same parameters recorded 10 min after drug administration were considered T2, just after starting the operation were considered T3 and 30 min after start of operation were considered T4...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872696/incidence-and-clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-hypertensive-acute-ischemic-stroke-an-update-from-tertiary-care-center-of-central-india
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Amit R Nayak, Seema D Shekhawat, Neha H Lande, Anuja P Kawle, Dinesh P Kabra, Nitin H Chandak, Shweta R Badar, Dhananjay V Raje, Hatim F Daginawala, Lokendra R Singh, Rajpal S Kashyap
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the incidence and clinical outcome of patients with hypertensive acute ischemic stroke (AIS) admitted to a tertiary care center in Central India. In addition, we examined the status of stroke biomarkers namely neuron-specific enolase (NSE), glial specific protein (S-100ββ), and inter-α-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain 4(ITIH4) in the serum of patients suffering from AIS with hypertension (HTN) and without HTN. METHODS: A total of 104 patients with AIS were enrolled for the study...
October 2016: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863331/intensive-enhanced-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-severe-and-enduring-anorexia-nervosa-a-longitudinal-outcome-study
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Simona Calugi, Marwan El Ghoch, Riccardo Dalle Grave
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate short- and long-term outcomes in patients with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa (SE-AN), as compared with those with non SE-AN (NSE-AN), both treated via an inpatient programme based on a "recovery model" approach. METHODS: Sixty-six adult patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) were recruited from among consecutive referrals to a community-based eating disorder clinic offering inpatient enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E)...
November 12, 2016: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833970/subsets-of-telocytes-the-progenitor-cells-in-the-human-endocardial-niche
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Florentina Grigoriu, Sorin Hostiuc, Alexandra Diana Vrapciu, Mugurel Constantin Rusu
: Telocytes (TCs) are cells defined by their long and moniliform processes termed telopodes. They were previously identified in the endocardium and express neural markers, such as nestin and neuron-specific enolase (NSE). Previous studies found a positive expression of neuro-filaments in endocardial endothelial cells, and a positive expression of nestin in cardiac side population (CSP) progenitor cells, which allowed us to hypothesize that TCs in the endocardial stem niche could be in fact progenitors that express nestin...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816188/delirium-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-admitted-to-the-non-intensive-stroke-unit-incidence-and-association-between-clinical-features-and-inflammatory-markers
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Hasan Hüseyin Kozak, Faruk Uğuz, İbrahim Kılınç, Ali Ulvi Uca, Osman Serhat Tokgöz, Zehra Akpınar, Nejla Özer
BACKGROUND: Stroke patients with development of delirium have unfavorable outcomes, higher mortality, longer hospitalizations, and a greater degree of dependence after discharge. Studies suggest that delirium is associated with abnormal immunological responses and a resultant increase in inflammatory markers. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine whether there is an entity relationship between delirium, inflammation and acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: Sixty AIS patients admitted to the hospital were consecutively recruited...
October 24, 2016: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816187/neurothekeoma-in-the-middle-cranial-fossa-as-a-rare-location-case-report-and-literature-review
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E B Bulduk, A Aslan, Ö Öcal, A M Kaymaz
Neurothekeoma is a benign cutaneous nerve sheath tumor usually located in the head and neck region. To date, only a few cases of intracranial location have been reported in the literature. We report an extremely rare case of intracranial neurothekeoma located in the brain parenchyma of the middle cranial fossa. A 55-year-old female patient was operated on at our clinic for a right temporal cystic mass lesion with heterogenic contrast enhancement. Histologically, the tumor had a multinodular hypercellular appearance with a myxoid matrix, peripheral fibrosis, and sclerosis...
December 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815467/molecular-heterogeneity-of-canine-cutaneous-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-a-drawback-in-the-diagnosis-refinement
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Sílvia Teixeira, Irina Amorim, Alexandra Rêma, Fátima Faria, Fátima Gärtner
BACKGROUND/AIM: Peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNSTs) belong to a very heterogeneous group of neoplasms occurring both in dogs and humans. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the histological and immunohistochemical features of canine cutaneous PNSTs contributing to further refine their diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The histopathological phenotype and biological behavior of 40 canine cutaneous PNSTs were evaluated and vimentin, S-100, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), desmin, alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and Ki-67 immunoreactivity were assessed...
November 2016: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813258/congenital-cutaneous-melanoma-in-a-dog
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Bruna Meyrer, Simone Passos Bianchi, Saulo Petinatti Pavarini, Daniel Guimarães Gerardi
BACKGROUND: Melanocytic tumours are derived from melanocytes and are common in older dogs with dark pigmented skin. Primary congenital cutaneous melanoma has been described in domestic mammals although there are no reports in the dog. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVE: We describe a case of canine congenital cutaneous melanoma with rapid progression to metastasis and death. ANIMAL: A male, mixed breed dog was born with a circular ulcerated lesion near the left ear...
November 4, 2016: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809850/the-association-and-significance-of-h3k27me3-and-a-folate-metabolic-gene-acat2-in-neural-tube-defects
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Sifan Zhai, Mingzuo Zhao, Changcheng Zhou, Fenggang Lu, Huankai Zhang, Li Na, Shanshan Feng, Xiaoxin Qiang, Yong Du
AIM: To study the association between the expression of H3K27me3 and ACat2 (a folate metabolic protein), in order to elucidate the protective mechanism of folic acid (FA) in neural tube defects (NTDs). METHODS: Eighteen female SD rats were randomly divided into normal, NTD and FA group. NTD group was induced by all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) at E10d. FA group was fed with FA supplementation since 2 weeks before pregnancy, followed by ATRA induction. At E15d, FA level in the embryonic neural tube was determined by ELISA...
November 3, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803193/imprints-and-dppa3-are-bypassed-during-pluripotency-and-differentiation-coupled-methylation-reprogramming-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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J Keith Killian, Lambert C J Dorssers, Britton Trabert, Ad J M Gillis, Michael B Cook, Yonghong Wang, Joshua J Waterfall, Holly Stevenson, William I Smith, Natalia Noyes, Parvathy Retnakumar, J Hans Stoop, J Wolter Oosterhuis, Paul S Meltzer, Katherine A McGlynn, Leendert H J Looijenga
Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) share germline ancestry but diverge phenotypically and clinically as seminoma (SE) and nonseminoma (NSE), the latter including the pluripotent embryonal carcinoma (EC) and its differentiated derivatives, teratoma (TE), yolk sac tumor (YST), and choriocarcinoma. Epigenomes from TGCTs may illuminate reprogramming in both normal development and testicular tumorigenesis. Herein we investigate pure-histological forms of 130 TGCTs for conserved and subtype-specific DNA methylation, including analysis of relatedness to pluripotent stem cell (ESC, iPSC), primordial germ cell (PGC), and differentiated somatic references...
November 2016: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802617/polymer-loaded-microemulsions-changeover-from-finite-size-effects-to-interfacial-interactions
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B Kuttich, O Ivanova, I Grillo, B Stühn
Form fluctuations of microemulsion droplets are observed in experiments using dielectric spectroscopy (DS) and neutron spin echo spectroscopy (NSE). Previous work on dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate based water in oil microemulsions in the droplet phase has shown that adding a water soluble polymer (Polyethylene glycol M = 1500 g mol(-1)) modifies these fluctuations. While for small droplet sizes (water core radius rc < 37 Å) compared to the size of the polymer both methods consistently showed a reduction in the bending modulus of the surfactant shell as a result of polymer addition, dielectric spectroscopy suggests the opposite behaviour for large droplets...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800469/the-serum-changes-of-neuron-specific-enolase-and-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1-in-patients-with-diffuse-axonal-injury-following-progesterone-administration-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Nader Shahrokhi, Zahra Soltani, Mohammad Khaksari, Saeid Karamouzian, Behshad Mofid, Gholamreza Asadikaram
BACKGROUND: Improvement of neurologic outcome in progesterone-administered patients with diffuse axonal injury (DAI) has been found in a recent study. Also, there has been interest in the importance of serum parameters as predictors of outcome in traumatic brain injury. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of progesterone administration on serum levels of neuron-specific enolase (NSE), and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in clinical DAI...
September 2016: Archives of Trauma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799974/demsoplastic-small-round-cell-tumor-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-dilemma
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Moeinadin Safavi, Jahanbanoo Shahryari, Mohammad Mehdi Moeini Aghtaei, Hossein Nikpour
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSCRT) is a rare variant of sarcoma with a highly aggressive behavior. It usually affects abdominal cavity and has a male predominance. Its correct diagnosis and treatment is sophisticated and requires an experienced multidisciplinary team. Hereby we present a 25 yr old man from Kerman Province in 2013 with abdominal mass and ascites who underwent sonography guided percutaneous needle biopsy which was misleading and inconclusive for diagnosis. Thus an open biopsy was fulfilled which revealed solid nests of small round cells with hyperchromatic nuclei and clear cytoplasm surrounded by a desmoplastic stroma suggestive for DSCRT...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793866/dementia-epilepsy-and-polyneuropathy-in-a-mercury-exposed-patient-investigation-identification-of-an-obscure-source-and-treatment
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Tobias Zellner, Nicolas Zellner, Norbert Felgenhauer, Florian Eyer
We present a patient aged 54 years with early onset of dementia, epilepsy and peripheral polyneuropathy. A mercury intoxication was diagnosed in 2010, chelation therapy with 2,3-dimercaptopropane-1-sulfonate had failed. A source of exposure could not be identified. MRI showed unspecific hyperintense brain lesions in 2015. She was referred for diagnosis and treatment. Neuropsychological testing indicated severe memory loss and nerve conduction speed measurements showed chronic neurogenically changed potentials...
October 28, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780987/prediction-of-outcome-in-diabetic-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-a-hospital-based-pilot-study-report
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Amit R Nayak, Shweta R Badar, Neha Lande, Anuja P Kawle, Dinesh P Kabra, Nitin H Chandak, Dhananjay V Raje, Lokendra R Singh, Hatim F Daginawala, Rajpal S Kashyap
BACKGROUND: Demographic and clinical characteristics are known to influence the outcome in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. PURPOSE: This study is aimed at evaluating short- and long-term outcomes in diabetic AIS patients. In addition, the study also evaluates the impact of diabetes on the performance of indigenously reported biomarker, inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain 4 (ITIH4) and known biomarkers, neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and glial-derived S-100 beta beta protein (S-100ββ)...
October 2016: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779250/the-preparation-of-rat-s-acellular-spinal-cord-scaffold-and-co-culture-with-rat-s-spinal-cord-neuron-in-vitro
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D-X Ban, Y Liu, T-W Cao, S-J Gao, S-Q Feng
STUDY DESIGN: The rat's acellular spinal cord scaffold (ASCS) and spinal cord neurons were prepared in vitro to explore their biocompatibility. OBJECTIVES: The preparation of ASCS and co-culture with neuron may lay a foundation for clinical treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, ChinaMethods:ASCS was prepared by chemical extraction method. Hematoxylin and eosin (H&E), myelin staining and scanning electron microscope were used to observe the surface structure of ASCS...
October 25, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777203/-clinical-significance-of-serum-carbohydrate-antigen-125-in-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#18
Ming Zhang, Ya-Li Li, Xia Yang, Hu Shan, Qiu-Hong Zhang, Xiang-Li Feng, Ying-Ying Xie, Jing-Jing Tang, Jie Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To study the serum level of carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125) in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) and its relation with pulmonary hypertension. METHODS: Forty-six patients with AECOPD complicated by pulmonary hypertension, 46 with AECOPD and 38 healthy control subjects were examined for their clinical data, pulmonary function, echocardiographic findings, and serum levels of lung tumor markers and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP)...
October 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773560/surgical-resection-of-sinonasal-hemangiopericytoma-involving-anterior-skull-base-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Jonathan C Simmonds, Elie E Rebeiz
Hemangiopericytomas are soft tissue tumors composed of pericytic cells that are characterized by their "staghorn" vascular branching and their variable clinical presentation. Fifteen to 25% of all HPC occur in the head and neck, with only 5% found in the nose or paranasal sinuses. Sinonasal hemangiopericytoma (SNHPC) is considered distinct from its soft tissue counterpart - the former showing a more uniform cellular organization, has convincing pericytic differentiation and is associated with a far better prognosis...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769082/nursing-student-self-efficacy-in-psychomotor-skills-findings-from-a-validation-longitudinal-and-correlational-study
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Giampiera Bulfone, Roberta Fida, Valerio Ghezzi, Loreana Macale, Alessandro Sili, Rosaria Alvaro, Alvisa Palese
Student perceptions of self-efficacy (SE) prevent stress and burnout and improve engagement in nursing education, thus increasing learning outcomes. The study aims were to (1) validate a scale measuring nursing SE in psychomotor skills (NSE-PS), (2) describe changes in NSE-PS over time, and (3) explore NSE-PS correlations with burnout and engagement. A total of 1117 nursing students participated. A significant increase in the NSE-PS scores over the years has emerged; in addition, all NSE-PS dimensions were correlated negatively with burnout and positively with engagement...
November 2016: Nurse Educator
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