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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343379/hepatitis-c-virus-nonstructural-5a-protein-hcv-ns5a-inhibits-hepatocyte-apoptosis-through-the-nf-kappab-mir-503-bcl-2-pathway
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Xie Zheng Yuan, Xiao Zhi Hua, Wang Fen Fen
The nonstructural protein 5A (NS5A) encoded by the human hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA genome is a multifunctional phosphoprotein. To analyse the influence of NS5A on apoptosis, we established an Hep-NS5A cell line (HepG2 cells that stably express NS5A) and induced apoptosis using tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha. We utilised the MTT assay to detect cell viability, real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction and Western blot to analyse gene and protein expression, and a luciferase reporter gene experiment to investigate the targeted regulatory relationship...
March 27, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343358/expression-of-the-cyanobacterial-enzyme-cyanase-increases-cyanate-metabolism-and-cyanate-tolerance-in-arabidopsis
#2
Rashad Kebeish, Omar Al-Zoubi
Cyanate and its derivatives are considered as environmental hazardous materials. Cyanate is released to the environment through many chemical industries and mining wastewater. Cyanase enzyme converts cyanate into CO2 and NH3 in a bicarbonate-dependent reaction. At low cyanate concentrations, the endogenous plant cyanases play a vital role in cyanate detoxification. However, such cyanate biodegradation system is probably insufficient due to the excess cyanate concentrations at contaminated sites. In this study, we have transferred the activity of the cyanobacterial cyanase into Arabidopsis thaliana plants in order to enhance plant resistance against cyanate toxicity...
March 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343356/development-of-a-novel-strategy-to-target-cd39-antithrombotic-activity-to-the-endothelial-platelet-microenvironment-in-kidney-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Maithili Sashindranath, Karen M Dwyer, Shala Dezfouli, Carly Selan, Sandra Crikis, Bo Lu, Yuping Yuan, Michael J Hickey, Karlheinz Peter, Simon C Robson, Peter J Cowan, Harshal H Nandurkar
Kidney ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is common during transplantation. IRI is characterised by inflammation and thrombosis and associated with acute and chronic graft dysfunction. P-selectin and its ligand PSGL-1 are cell adhesion molecules that control leukocyte-endothelial and leukocyte-platelet interactions under inflammatory conditions. CD39 is the dominant vascular nucleotidase that facilitates adenosine generation via extracellular ATP/ADP-phosphohydrolysis. Adenosine signalling is protective in renal IRI, but CD39 catalytic activity is lost with exposure to oxidant stress...
March 25, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343350/an-exploration-of-differences-between-japan-and-two-european-countries-in-the-self-reporting-and-valuation-of-pain-and-discomfort-on-the-eq-5d
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Yan Feng, Mike Herdman, Floortje van Nooten, Charles Cleeland, David Parkin, Shunya Ikeda, Ataru Igarashi, Nancy J Devlin
PURPOSE: To investigate the systematic differences in the self-reporting and valuation of overall health and, in particular, pain/discomfort between three countries (England/UK, Japan, and Spain) on the EQ-5D. METHODS: Existing datasets were used to explore differences in responses on the EQ-5D descriptive system between Japan (3L and 5L), the UK (3L), England (5L), and Spain (5L), particularly on the dimension of pain/discomfort. The role of different EQ dimensions in determining self-reported overall health scores for the EuroQol visual analog scale (EQ-VAS) was investigated using ordinary least squares regression...
March 25, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343344/simultaneous-detection-of-chlorinated-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-with-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-by-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Meng Qiao, Wei Cao, Bochuan Liu, Xu Zhao, Jiuhui Qu
Chlorinated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (ClPAHs), including polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs), are hazardous and widespread in the environment, but studies of these substances in the wastewater environment are lacking. In this study, five typical PCNs and five typical ClPAHs (other than PCNs) were simultaneously detected along with their parent polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in wastewater samples. All these compounds could be analyzed by gas chromatography- electron ionization mass spectrometry in selected ion monitoring mode and separated on a DB-17ms column...
March 25, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343329/stress-fractures-of-the-foot-and-ankle-part-2-site-specific-etiology-imaging-and-treatment-and-differential-diagnosis
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Jacob C Mandell, Bharti Khurana, Stacy E Smith
Stress fractures of the foot and ankle are a commonly encountered problem among athletes and individuals participating in a wide range of activities. This illustrated review, the second of two parts, discusses site-specific etiological factors, imaging appearances, treatment options, and differential considerations of stress fractures of the foot and ankle. The imaging and clinical management of stress fractures of the foot and ankle are highly dependent on the specific location of the fracture, mechanical forces acting upon the injured site, vascular supply of the injured bone, and the proportion of trabecular to cortical bone at the site of injury...
March 25, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343309/breast-cancer-detection-and-tumor-characteristics-in-brca1-and-brca2-mutation-carriers
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Julia Krammer, Katja Pinker-Domenig, Mark E Robson, Mithat Gönen, Blanca Bernard-Davila, Elizabeth A Morris, Debra A Mangino, Maxine S Jochelson
PURPOSE: To describe imaging findings, detection rates, and tumor characteristics of breast cancers in a large series of patients with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations to potentially streamline screening strategies. METHODS: An IRB-approved, HIPAA-compliant retrospective analysis of 496 BRCA mutation carriers diagnosed with breast carcinoma from 1999 to 2013 was performed. Institutional database and electronic medical records were reviewed for mammography and MRI imaging...
March 25, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343301/comparison-of-optical-see-through-head-mounted-displays-for-surgical-interventions-with-object-anchored-2d-display
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Long Qian, Alexander Barthel, Alex Johnson, Greg Osgood, Peter Kazanzides, Nassir Navab, Bernhard Fuerst
PURPOSE: Optical see-through head-mounted displays (OST-HMD) feature an unhindered and instantaneous view of the surgery site and can enable a mixed reality experience for surgeons during procedures. In this paper, we present a systematic approach to identify the criteria for evaluation of OST-HMD technologies for specific clinical scenarios, which benefit from using an object-anchored 2D-display visualizing medical information. METHODS: Criteria for evaluating the performance of OST-HMDs for visualization of medical information and its usage are identified and proposed...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343274/predictive-score-of-haematological-toxicity-in-patients-treated-with-linezolid
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J González-Del Castillo, F J Candel, R Manzano-Lorenzo, L Arias, E J García-Lamberechts, F J Martín-Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: The aims of our study were to determine the factors associated with developing haematological toxicity (HT) in patients taking linezolid (LZD), to develop a predictive model of HT in these patients, and to evaluate factors associated with 30-day mortality. METHODS: This was an observational retrospective cohort study of patients treated for at least 5 days with LDZ in 2015. Demographic, clinical and analytical data were collected. Development of HT was defined as a 25% platelet count decrease between the basal count and the 1-week lab test...
March 25, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343267/tumor-associated-macrophages-and-regulatory-t-cells-infiltration-and-the-clinical-outcome-in-colorectal-cancer
#10
Dariusz Waniczek, Zbigniew Lorenc, Mirosław Śnietura, Mariusz Wesecki, Agnieszka Kopec, Małgorzata Muc-Wierzgoń
The aim of the study is the assessment of the intensity of the infiltration of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) CD68(+)/iNOS(-) and Tregs CD8(+)/FoxP3(+) in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients as prognostic factors with respect to disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). In this retrospective study, tissue samples were obtained from 89 patients undergoing resection for CRC (stage IIA, pT3N0M0 and stages IIIB and IIIC, pT3N1-2M0). Recurrence was observed in 45 patients at the time of the follow-up (10 local recurrences, 35 distant metastases)...
March 25, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343261/stress-processes-linking-parent-child-disconnection-to-disease-risk-in-young-adulthood-amplification-by-genotype
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Dayoung Bae, Kandauda A S Wickrama
Previous studies have documented that early stressful family relationships influence subsequent stressful life circumstances and health outcomes over the life course. Less is known, however, about whether stressful parent-child relationships increase the influence of proximal stressors on youth health operating as a stress-sensitizing life context, and individual genetic variations have effects on these developmental processes. Informed by life course stress process theory, which focuses on the proliferation, accumulation, and interactions of stressors over the life course as health risks, we examined whether (a) parent-child disconnection influences the occurrence of stressful life events in young adulthood, (b) parent-child disconnection potentiates the impact of stressful life events on young adults' health, or (c) potential health impact is intensified further by individual genotype...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343250/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-changes-predict-survival-after-intra-arterial-bevacizumab-treatment-in-recurrent-glioblastoma
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Naveen Galla, Gloria Chiang, Shamik Chakraborty, Ranjodh Singh, A John Tsiouris, John Boockvar, Ilhami Kovanlikaya
PURPOSE: Superselective intra-arterial cerebral infusion (SIACI) of bevacizumab (BV) has emerged as a novel therapy in the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma (GB). This study assessed the use of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in predicting length of survival after SIACI BV and overall survival in patients with recurrent GB. METHODS: Sixty-five patients from a cohort enrolled in a phase I/II trial of SIACI BV for treatment of recurrent GB were retrospectively included in this analysis...
March 25, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343240/childhood-angular-kyphosis-a-plea-for-involvement-of-the-pediatric-neurosurgeon
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E Cornips, S Koudijs, J Vles, L van Rhijn
INTRODUCTION: Childhood angular kyphosis is rare, as most children are affected by a mixed kyphotic and scoliotic deformity. Published series involving a mix of kyphosis and kyphoscoliosis, pediatric and adult, congenital and acquired cases are almost exclusively authored by orthopedic surgeons, suggesting that (pediatric) neurosurgeons are not involved. CASE SERIES: We present five cases that illustrate the spectrum of angular kyphosis, and these were treated by a multidisciplinary team including child neurologist, orthopedic surgeon, and pediatric neurosurgeon as complementary partners...
March 25, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343226/the-effect-of-ineffective-esophageal-motility-on-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Shingo Kasamatsu, Tomoaki Matsumura, Yuki Ohta, Shinsaku Hamanaka, Hideaki Ishigami, Takashi Taida, Kenichiro Okimoto, Keiko Saito, Daisuke Maruoka, Tomoo Nakagawa, Tatsuro Katsuno, Mai Fujie, Atsuko Kikuchi, Makoto Arai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) is the most common gastrointestinal motility disorder. Studies have reported that IEM is related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, the relationship between IEM and GERD remains uncertain. This study aims to clarify this relationship retrospectively. METHODS: We analyzed 195 subjects who underwent high-resolution manometry between January 2011 and September 2016. Of these subjects, 72 had normal esophageal motility (NEM) and 26 had IEM...
March 25, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343224/the-evidence-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-community-and-for-primary-care-interventions
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Lauren Emmett, James Tollitt, Sheila McCorkindale, Smeeta Sinha, Dimitrios Poulikakos
BACKGROUND: Almost two-thirds of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) damage their kidneys whilst in the community. This paper aims to review existing data on incidence, mortality, and morbidity of AKI within the community and explore the evidence base for primary care strategies aimed at reducing incidence and improving early detection and management of AKI. METHODS: A literature search was carried out using PubMed; key words including AKI, primary care, community acquired, and electronic alerts (e-alerts) were used to capture relevant data...
March 25, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343202/european-experience-of-regulating-distance-selling-of-medicines-for-ukraine
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Vitalii Pashkov, Yevhen Hrekov, Maryna Hrekova
INTRODUCTION: Some countries have already tried and tested mechanisms of regulating distance sales as form of distribution of medicines that have been used more or less effectively for a fairly long time. Herewith, so far, the approach of the competent authorities of some countries including Ukraine can be called prevailing in quantitative terms under which the official prohibition on distance sales of medicines is set. AIM: The aim of this study is a detailed examination of the nature of the prohibition of the medicines distance selling in Ukraine, namely the an analysis of advantages and disadvantages of this form of distribution of medicines and identification of appropriate ways for gradual repeal of the prohibition in terms of regulatory reform in Ukraine in the sphere of circulation of medicines due to the process of adaptation of statutory regulation in this area to the EU legislation...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343171/circulating-free-light-chain-measurement-in-the-diagnosis-prognostic-assessment-and-evaluation-of-response-of-al-amyloidosis-comparison-of-freelite-and-n-latex-flc-assays
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Giovanni Palladini, Arnaud Jaccard, Paolo Milani, David Lavergne, Andrea Foli, Sebastien Bender, Francesca Lavatelli, Tiziana Bosoni, Veronica Valentini, Laura Pirolini, Giovanni Ferraro, Marco Basset, Francesca Russo, Mario Nuvolone, Riccardo Albertini, Michel Cogne, Giampaolo Merlini
BACKGROUND: The measurement of circulating free light chain (FLC) is essential in the diagnosis, prognostic stratification and evaluation of response to therapy in light chain (AL) amyloidosis. For more than 10 years, this has been done with an immunonephelometric assay based on polyclonal antibodies (Freelite), and cutoffs for staging and response assessment have been validated with this method. Recently, a new assay based on monoclonal antibodies (N latex FLC) has been marketed in Europe...
March 27, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343115/patterns-of-drinking-and-driving-offenses-among-nightclub-patrons-in-brazil
#18
Gabriela A Wagner, Zila M Sanchez
BACKGROUND: Brazil has a strict drinking and driving law known as the Brazilian "Dry Law". The aim of the present study was to investigate characteristics associated with the breaking of the Brazilian traffic law, on drinking and driving, at nightclub exit among a representative sample of nightclub patrons in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: Portal survey realized with a two-stage cluster sampling survey design to collect data from 2422 patrons at the entrance and 1822 patrons at the exit of 31 nightclubs in the city of São Paulo, Brazil...
March 23, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343088/pathway-of-protection-ethnic-identity-self-esteem-and-substance-use-among-multiracial-youth
#19
Sycarah Fisher, Tamika C B Zapolski, Chelsea Sheehan, Jessica Barnes-Najor
Fifty percent of adolescents have tried an illicit drug and 70% have tried alcohol by the end of high school, with even higher rates among multiracial youth. Ethnic identity is a protective factor against substance use for minority groups. However, little is known about the mechanisms that facilitate its protective effects, and even less is known about this relationship for multiracial youth. The purpose of the present study was to examine the protective effect of ethnic identity on substance use and to determine whether this relationship operated indirectly through self-esteem, a strong predictor of substance use for among adolescent populations...
March 9, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343083/life-satisfaction-and-perceived-stress-among-young-offenders-in-a-residential-therapeutic-community-latent-change-score-analysis
#20
Kristen N S Tang, Christian S Chan
Recent rehabilitation frameworks underscore the importance of strength-based interventions for young offenders who may lack internal and external resources to manage their stress and plan for their life. This multi-wave longitudinal study investigated the dynamic relationship between perceived stress and life satisfaction among a group of young ex-offenders in a residential therapeutic community. Four waves of data were collected from 117 Hong Kong youths (24.0% female, mean age = 17.7) over one year. Latent change score analysis was employed to examine the univairate and bivariate changes of their perceived stress and life satisfaction...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Adolescence
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