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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156875/sex-related-differences-in-the-efficacy-of-dexamethasone-pretreatment-for-postoperative-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Cheol Lee, Jae-Yoon Chung, Myeongjong Lee
Background/aim: Sex-related differences in response to pain have become a topic of increasing interest. However, sex-related differences in the efficacy of dexamethasone for postoperative analgesia have not been previously addressed. Materials and methods: The study included 196 men and 196 women, aged between 18 and 45 years, who were scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The patients were randomly allocated into dexamethasone (M/F: 98/98) and control (normal saline; M/F: 98/98) groups. Patients in the study group received intravenous dexamethasone at 0...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156872/plasma-human-leukocyte-antigen-g-hla-g-in-patients-with-thyroid-cancer
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Murat Akın, Latife Arzu Aral, Aydın Yavuz, Harun Karabacak, Kürşat Dikmen, Hasan Bostancı
Background/aim: A number of tumor markers detected in the serum or pathological specimens using immunohistochemical methods are used for early detection of malignancies and postoperative follow-up. Human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) is a nonclassic HLA class I molecule. Recent studies suggested a relationship between HLA-G positivity and the stage or the phenotype of the malignancy. In this study, the relationship between serum HLA-G positivity and thyroid cancer was investigated. Materials and methods: Fifty patients with thyroid cancer and 45 healthy volunteers were included in this study...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156856/clinical-and-surgical-outcomes-of-upper-lumbar-disc-herniations-a-retrospective-study
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Burak Karaaslan, Ayfer Aslan, Alp Özgün Börcek, Memduh Kaymaz
Background/aim: Upper lumbar disc herniation (LDH), generally involving L1?L2 and L2?L3 level herniation, is less common than lower LDH and, in this retrospective study, the clinical and radiological findings of patients who suffered from upper LDH and were operated on due to this pathology were reviewed. Materials and methods: Data regarding neurological and radiological findings of patients operated on between January 2005 and December 2013 were retrospectively collected. During this period, 3494 patients had surgery for LDH, and 129 of these patients had disc herniation at the upper levels...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156841/efficacy-of-intra-articular-hyaluronic-acid-injections-in-hip-osteoarthritis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Bei Wu, Yao-Min Li, Yan-Cheng Liu
There is less credible evidence of using of intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) to treat hip osteoarthritis (OA). This study is to determine the therapeutic effects and risk of adverse events of HA administration for hip OA. The MEDLINE, Cochrane of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Clinical Trial Register and EMBASE, were searched for articles published. Eligible studies were limited to trials of HA with a randomized design. A total of six studies were included in this the meta-analysis. The pooled effect size of improved pain scores from pretreatment was -0...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156807/halofuginone-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-bmp-signaling-and-in-combination-with-zoledronic-acid-enhances-inhibition-of-breast-cancer-bone-metastasis
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Patricia Juárez, Pierrick G J Fournier, Khalid S Mohammad, Ryan C McKenna, Holly W Davis, Xiang H Peng, Maria Niewolna, Alain Mauviel, John M Chirgwin, Theresa A Guise
More efficient therapies that target multiple molecular mechanisms are needed for the treatment of incurable bone metastases. Halofuginone is a plant alkaloid-derivative with antiangiogenic and antiproliferative effects. Here we demonstrate that halofuginone is an effective therapy for the treatment of bone metastases, through multiple actions that include inhibition of TGFβ and BMP-signaling. Halofuginone blocked TGF-β-signaling in MDA-MB-231 and PC3 cells showed by inhibition of TGF-β-induced Smad-reporter, phosphorylation of Smad-proteins, and expression of TGF-β-regulated metastatic genes...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156750/somatic-mutations-in-cdh1-and-ctnnb1-in-primary-carcinomas-at-13-anatomic-sites
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Evan L Busch, Jason L Hornick, Renato Umeton, Adem Albayrak, Neal I Lindeman, Laura E MacConaill, Elizabeth P Garcia, Matthew Ducar, Timothy R Rebbeck
Metastases are involved in most cancer deaths. Evidence has suggested that cancer cell detachment from primary tumors might occur largely via the mechanism of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) activated by epigenetic events, but data addressing other possible triggers of detachment, particularly genetic mutations, have been limited. Using the Profile study of cancer genomics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we examined somatic mutations in the EMT genes CDH1 in 5,106 primary carcinomas and CTNNB1 in 7,578 primary carcinomas across 13 anatomic sites: urinary bladder, breast, colon/rectum, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, lung, ovary, pancreas, prostate, skin (non-melanoma), stomach, and thyroid...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156707/infradiaphragmatic-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-large-series-of-patients-staged-with-pet-ct
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Cédric Rossi, Morgane Mounier, Pauline Brice, Violaine Safar, Emmanuelle Nicolas-Virelizier, Philippe Rey, Aspasia Stamatoullas-Bastard, Marion Alcantara, Adrien Chauchet, Emilie Reboursière, Lauriane Filliatre, Aurore Perrot, Sylvain Garciaz, Gilles Salles, Bertrand Coiffier, Hervé Ghesquières, René-Olivier Casasnovas
Introduction: Infradiaphragmatic Hodgkin Lymphoma (IDHL) accounts for 3-11% of adult cases of stage I-II Hodgkin Lymphoma and the treatment strategy in IDHL is still heterogeneous. All previous published studies were conducted before the PET-CT era. PET may provide a more accurate evaluation of IDHL stage. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical and biological characteristics of IDHL patients staged by CT scan or PET-CT in eight French hematology departments and their impact on outcomes in these patients...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156647/effects-of-nutritional-interventions-during-pregnancy-on-infant-and-child-cognitive-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rachael M Taylor, Shanna M Fealy, Alessandra Bisquera, Roger Smith, Clare E Collins, Tiffany-Jane Evans, Alexis J Hure
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that folate, iodine and iron intake during pregnancy impacts on foetal brain development and cognitive function. However, in human studies, the relationship with other dietary nutrients is less clear. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aims to critically appraise the current literature and meta-analyses results from nutritional interventions during pregnancy that aimed to optimise infant and child cognitive outcomes...
November 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156645/the-short-term-effects-of-visibility-and-haze-on-mortality-in-a-coastal-city-of-china-a-time-series-study
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Shaohua Gu, Jun Yang, Alistair Woodward, Mengmeng Li, Tianfeng He, Aihong Wang, Beibei Lu, Xiaobo Liu, Guozhang Xu, Qiyong Liu
Few studies have been conducted to investigate the acute health effects of visibility and haze, which may be regarded as proxy indicators of ambient air pollution. We used a distributed lag non-linear model (DLNM) combined with quasi-Poisson regression to estimate the relationship between visibility, haze and mortality in Ningbo, a coastal city of China. We found that the mortality risk of visibility was statistically significant only on the current day, while the risk of haze and PM10 peaked on the second day and could last for three days...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156640/clinical-beneficial-effects-of-using-crystalloid-only-in-recipients-of-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Chia-Jung Huang, Kwok-Wai Cheng, Chao-Long Chen, Shao-Chun Wu, Tsung-Hsiao Shih, Sheng-Chun Yang, Sin-Ei Juang, Ying-En Lee, Chiu-En Huang, Bruno Jawan, Chih-Hsien Wang
OBJECTIVE: Liver transplantation (LT) is a major surgery associated with intraoperative massive fluid shift, which is usually replaced by crystalloid, 5% albumin (colloid) and blood products. We studied 15 patients from 477 consecutive recipients of adult living donor liver transplantation. Each patient received crystalloid only during LT. Whether LT provides any clinical benefit is not clear and must be determined. METHODS AND PATIENTS: The anesthesia records of 477 adult LDLT were reviewed retrospectively...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156630/anti-bacteria-and-microecosystem-regulating-effects-of-dental-implant-coated-with-dimethylaminododecyl-methacrylate
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Bolei Li, Yang Ge, Yao Wu, Jing Chen, Hockin H K Xu, Minggang Yang, Mingyun Li, Biao Ren, Mingye Feng, Michael D Weir, Xian Peng, Lei Cheng, Xuedong Zhou
The effects of dimethylaminododecyl methacrylate (DMADDM) modified titanium implants on bacterial activity and microbial ecosystem of saliva-derived biofilm were investigated for the first time. Titanium discs were coated with DMADDM solutions at mass fractions of 0 mg/mL (control), 1, 5 and 10 mg/mL, respectively. Biomass accumulation and metabolic activity of biofilms were tested using crystal violet assay and MTT (3-(4,5-Dimethyl-thiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) assay. 16S rRNA gene sequencing was performed to measure the microbial community...
November 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156611/immunodetection-of-porcine-red-blood-cell-containing-food-ingredients-using-a-porcine-hemoglobin-specific-monoclonal-antibody
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Jack A Ofori, Yun-Hwa P Hsieh
Monoclonal antibody (mAb) 24C12-E7 has been found to bind to a 12 kDa antigenic protein in the red blood cell (RBC) of porcine blood. The purpose of this study was to determine the identity of this 12 kDa protein and consequently examine its potential as a marker for monitoring porcine RBC-containing ingredients (PRBCIs) in foods. Proteomic techniques identified the 12 kDa antigenic protein to be a monomer of the tetrameric hemoglobin molecule. Further heat-processing of spray-dried PRBCIs diminishes its detectability...
November 20, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156598/novel-montmorillonite-tio%C3%A2-mnal-mixed-oxide-composites-prepared-from-inverse-microemulsions-as-combustion-catalysts
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Bogna D Napruszewska, Alicja Michalik-Zym, Melania Rogowska, Elżbieta Bielańska, Wojciech Rojek, Adam Gaweł, Monika Wójcik-Bania, Krzysztof Bahranowski, Ewa M Serwicka
A novel design of combustion catalysts is proposed, in which clay/TiO₂/MnAl-mixed oxide composites are formed by intermixing exfoliated organo-montmorillonite with oxide precursors (hydrotalcite-like in the case of Mn-Al oxide) obtained by an inverse microemulsion method. In order to assess the catalysts' thermal stability, two calcination temperatures were employed: 450 and 600 °C. The composites were characterized with XRF (X-ray fluorescence), XRD (X-ray diffraction), HR SEM (high resolution scanning electron microscopy, N₂ adsorption/desorption at -196 °C, and H₂ TPR (temperature programmed reduction)...
November 19, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156593/site-directed-mutagenesis-of-the-fibronectin-domains-in-insulin-receptor-related-receptor
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Igor E Deyev, Natalia A Chachina, Egor S Zhevlenev, Alexander G Petrenko
The orphan insulin receptor-related receptor (IRR), in contrast to its close homologs, the insulin receptor (IR) and insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-IR) can be activated by mildly alkaline extracellular medium. We have previously demonstrated that IRR activation is defined by its extracellular region, involves multiple domains, and shows positive cooperativity with two synergistic sites. By the analyses of point mutants and chimeras of IRR with IR in, we now address the role of the fibronectin type III (FnIII) repeats in the IRR pH-sensing...
November 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156588/cytotoxicity-of-poly-alkyl-cyanoacrylate-nanoparticles
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Einar Sulheim, Tore-Geir Iversen, Vu To Nakstad, Geir Klinkenberg, Håvard Sletta, Ruth Schmid, Anne Rein Hatletveit, Ane Marit Wågbø, Anders Sundan, Tore Skotland, Kirsten Sandvig, Ýrr Mørch
Although nanotoxicology has become a large research field, assessment of cytotoxicity is often reduced to analysis of one cell line only. Cytotoxicity of nanoparticles is complex and should, preferentially, be evaluated in several cell lines with different methods and on multiple nanoparticle batches. Here we report the toxicity of poly(alkyl cyanoacrylate) nanoparticles in 12 different cell lines after synthesizing and analyzing 19 different nanoparticle batches and report that large variations were obtained when using different cell lines or various toxicity assays...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156587/a-subnano-g-electrostatic-force-rebalanced-flexure-accelerometer-for-gravity-gradient-instruments
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Shitao Yan, Yafei Xie, Mengqi Zhang, Zhongguang Deng, Liangcheng Tu
A subnano-g electrostatic force-rebalanced flexure accelerometer is designed for the rotating accelerometer gravity gradient instrument. This accelerometer has a large proof mass, which is supported inversely by two pairs of parallel leaf springs and is centered between two fixed capacitor plates. This novel design enables the proof mass to move exactly along the sensitive direction and exhibits a high rejection ratio at its cross-axis directions. Benefiting from large proof mass, high vacuum packaging, and air-tight sealing, the thermal Brownian noise of the accelerometer is lowered down to less than 0...
November 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156581/an-enhanced-non-coherent-pre-filter-design-for-tracking-error-estimation-in-gnss-receivers
#17
Zhibin Luo, Jicheng Ding, Lin Zhao, Mouyan Wu
Tracking error estimation is of great importance in global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. Any inaccurate estimation for tracking error will decrease the signal tracking ability of signal tracking loops and the accuracies of position fixing, velocity determination, and timing. Tracking error estimation can be done by traditional discriminator, or Kalman filter-based pre-filter. The pre-filter can be divided into two categories: coherent and non-coherent. This paper focuses on the performance improvements of non-coherent pre-filter...
November 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156554/a-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-assay-method-for-the-determination-of-lidocaine-in-human-serum
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Hamdah M Al Nebaihi, Matthew Primrose, James S Green, Dion R Brocks
Here we report on the development of a selective and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of lidocaine in human serum. The extraction of lidocaine and procainamide (internal standard) from serum (0.25 mL) was achieved using diethyl ether under alkaline conditions. After liquid-liquid extraction, the separation of analytes was accomplished using reverse phase extraction. The mobile phase, a combination of acetonitrile and monobasic potassium phosphate, was pumped isocratically through a C18 analytical column...
November 18, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156474/ct-and-mri-findings-in-cerebral-aspergilloma
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Friederike Gärtner, Julia Forstenpointner, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Babak Hooshmand, Christian Riedel, Olav Jansen
Purpose Invasive aspergillosis usually affects immunocompromised patients. It carries a high risk of morbidity and mortality and usually has a nonspecific clinical presentation. Early diagnosis is essential in order to start effective treatment and improve clinical outcome. Materials and Methods In a retrospective search of the PACS databases from two medical centers, we identified 9 patients with histologically proven cerebral aspergilloma. We systematically analyzed CT and MRI imaging findings to identify typical imaging appearances of cerebral aspergilloma...
November 20, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156465/-pseudophacic-additive-lenses
#20
Fritz H Hengerer, Ina Conrad-Hengerer
Implantation of artificial intraocular lenses (IOL) after cataract removal today represents the standard of care in the field of anterior segment surgery. In refractive lens exchange cases the natural lens is replaced by an IOL to correct different types of refractive situations. In the majority of the operations the refractive result is satisfying with only few deviations from target refraction.But daily practice reveals some outliers from the intended corrections with the need for further refractive enhancements, respectively...
November 20, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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