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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339047/the-impact-of-semilateral-decubitus-position-on-the-dose-volume-parameters-of-the-heart-and-lung-for-left-sided-breast-cancer-patients-a-comparative-dosimetric-study
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Azza Helal, Mohamed Farouk, Sherief H Gamie, Mahran Abdo, Lila Mosa, Amr Abdul Aziz
PURPOSE: When treating breast cancer with radiation therapy, the impact of treatment position on heart and lung dose-volume parameters (DVPs) is largely dependent on the maximal heart distance (MHD) and central lung distance (CLD). We evaluate how much heart and lung sparing can be achieved using the semilateral decubitus (SLD) position without and with breath hold compared with the standard supine position for left-sided breast cancer patients. A secondary aim was to investigate the impact of MHD and CLD on heart and lung DVPs...
December 2, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321484/loss-of-tolerance-to-gut-immunity-protein-glycoprotein-2-gp2-is-associated-with-progressive-disease-course-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Tamas Tornai, David Tornai, Nora Sipeki, Istvan Tornai, Rayan Alsulaimani, Kai Fechner, Dirk Roggenbuck, Gary L Norman, Gabor Veres, Gabriella Par, Alajos Par, Ferenc Szalay, Peter Laszlo Lakatos, Peter Antal-Szalmas, Maria Papp
Glycoprotein 2[GP2] is a specific target of pancreatic autoantibodies[PAbs] in Crohn's disease(CD) and is involved in gut innate immunity processes. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence and prognostic potential of PAbs in primary sclerosing cholangitis(PSC). Sixty-five PSC patients were tested for PAbs by indirect immunofluorescence and compared with healthy (n = 100) and chronic liver disease controls(CLD, n = 488). Additionally, a panel of anti-microbial antibodies and secretory (s)IgA levels were measured, as markers of bacterial translocation and immune dysregulation...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314571/relative-changes-in-handgrip-strength-and-skeletal-muscle-volume-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease-over-two-year-observation-period
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Atsushi Hiraoka, Kojiro Michitaka, Hirofumi Izumoto, Hidetaro Ueki, Shogo Kitahata, Toshihiko Aibiki, Tomonari Okudaira, Hiroka Yamago, Yuji Miyamoto, Ryuichiro Iwasaki, Hideomi Tomida, Kenichiro Mori, Hideki Miyata, Eiji Tsubouchi, Masato Kishida, Masashi Hirooka, Masanori Abe, Bunzo Matsuura, Tomoyuki Ninomiya, Yoichi Hiasa
BACKGROUND/AIM: There are few reports regarding relative changes in muscle function of patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). We examined CLD patients to evaluate relative changes in handgrip strength and muscle volume. MATERIAL/METHODS: We enrolled 413 CLD outpatients who underwent handgrip strength measurements in both 2015 and 2017 [age 67.9±10.0 years, male/female=242/171, HCV/HBV/HBV&HCV/alcohol/others=239/92/4/22/56, Child-Pugh score (CPS) in 2017 (5/6/7/8/9/≥10=319/56/13/11/5/9)]...
January 4, 2018: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305172/gastrointestinal-factors-regulating-lipid-droplet-formation-in-the-intestine
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N Auclair, L Melbouci, D St-Pierre, E Levy
Cytoplasmic lipid droplets (CLD) are considered as neutral lipid reservoirs, which protect cells from lipotoxicity. It became clear that these fascinating dynamic organelles play a role not only in energy storage and metabolism, but also in cellular lipid and protein handling, inter-organelle communication, and signaling among diverse functions. Their dysregulation is associated with multiple disorders, including obesity, liver steatosis and cardiovascular diseases. The central aim of this review is to highlight the link between intra-enterocyte CLD dynamics and the formation of chylomicrons, the main intestinal dietary lipid vehicle, after overviewing the morphology, molecular composition, biogenesis and functions of CLD...
January 2, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297966/waiting-list-outcome-of-peld-meld-exceptions-a-single-center-experience-in-argentina
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Leandro Lauferman, Marcelo Dip, Esteban Halac, Guillermo Cervio, Diego Aredes, Mauro Capparelli, Hayellen Reijenstein, Julia Minetto, Luis Rojas, Javier Goñi, Agustina Jacobo Dillon, Roxana Martinitto, Oscar Imventarza
As PELD/MELD-based allocation policy was adopted in Argentina in 2005, a system of exception points has been in place in order to award increased waitlist priority to those patients whose severity of illness is not captured by the PELD/MELD score. We aimed to investigate the WL outcome of patients with granted PELD/MELD exceptions. A retrospective cohort study was conducted in children under 18 years old. WL outcomes were evaluated using univariable analysis. From 07/2005 to 01/2014, 408 children were listed for LT...
January 3, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297940/oral-mucosa-lesions-and-gingival-bleeding-can-indicate-the-progression-of-liver-disease-in-children-and-adolescents-aged-two-to-18-years
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Dorota Olczak-Kowalczyk, Ewa Krasuska-Sławińska, Dariusz Gozdowski, Wojciech Kowalczyk, Joanna Pawłowska
AIM: This study assessed correlations between systemic disturbances of paediatric chronic liver diseases (CLD) and oral symptoms in subjects aged 2-18 years. METHODS: It was carried out during outpatient appointments at the Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland, from 2010-2015 and comprised 52 CLD patients with a mean age of 12.3 ±4.6. We also recruited 54 generally healthy controls with a mean age of 12.0 ±3.7 from the Department of Paediatric Dentistry at the Medical University of Warsaw...
January 3, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287004/non-invasive-markers-of-portal-hypertension-appraisal-of-adult-experience-and-potential-utilisation-in-children
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Harry Sutton, Anil Dhawan, Tassos Grammatikopoulos
Portal Hypertension (PHT) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in children with chronic liver disease (CLD) and portal vein obstruction. Increased portal pressure results in variceal formation along the gastrointestinal (GI) tract resulting in major bleeding. Identifying children with significant PHT who are more likely to suffer GI bleeding has been challenging and the role of surveillance upper GI endoscopy has been debated. This review analyses research done on serum biomarkers and imaging techniques as possible predictors of significant PHT...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282143/azithromycin-versus-placebo-for-the-treatment-of-hiv-associated-chronic-lung-disease-in-children-and-adolescents-breathe-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Carmen Gonzalez-Martinez, Katharina Kranzer, Grace McHugh, Elizabeth L Corbett, Hilda Mujuru, Mark P Nicol, Sarah Rowland-Jones, Andrea M Rehman, Tore J Gutteberg, Trond Flaegstad, Jon O Odland, Rashida A Ferrand
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related chronic lung disease (CLD) among children is associated with substantial morbidity, despite antiretroviral therapy. This may be a consequence of repeated respiratory tract infections and/or dysregulated immune activation that accompanies HIV infection. Macrolides have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, and we hypothesised that azithromycin would reduce decline in lung function and morbidity through preventing respiratory tract infections and controlling systemic inflammation...
December 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278878/impact-of-etiology-of-chronic-liver-disease-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-biomarkers
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Gabriele Ricco, Daniela Cavallone, Chiara Cosma, Gian Paolo Caviglia, Filippo Oliveri, Alessandra Biasiolo, Maria Lorena Abate, Mario Plebani, Antonina Smedile, Ferruccio Bonino, Patrizia Pontisso, Maurizia Rossana Brunetto
BACKGROUND: The role of serum biomarkers in the surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is controversial. OBJECTIVE: We assessed the diagnostic performances of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and protein-induced by vitamin-K-absence/antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) in 388 cirrhotic patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). METHODS: Biomarkers were quantified by automated chemiluminescent-enzyme-immunoassays (Fujirebio, Tokyo, Japan) at HCC diagnosis in 258 patients (204 males; median age 66...
December 15, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274607/growth-parameters-influencing-uptake-of-chlordecone-by-miscanthus-species
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Yohan Liber, Clarisse Létondor, Sophie Pascal-Lorber, François Laurent
Because of its high persistence in soils, t1/2=30years, chlordecone (CLD) was classified as a persistent organic pollutant (POP) by the Stockholm Convention in 2009.The distribution of CLD over time has been heterogeneous, ranging from banana plantations to watersheds, and contaminating all environmental compartments. The aims of this study were to (i) evaluate the potential of Miscanthus species to extract chlordecone from contaminated soils, (ii) identify the growth parameters that influence the transfer of CLD from the soil to aboveground plant parts...
December 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217909/predictive-factors-for-small-intestinal-and-colonic-anastomotic-leak-a-multivariate-analysis
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Ahmad Sakr, Sameh Hany Emile, Emad Abdallah, Waleed Thabet, Wael Khafagy
Anastomotic leak (AL) is a serious complication of intestinal surgery with various predisposing factors. This study aims to assess several risk factors associated with AL after small intestinal and colonic anastomoses through a multivariate analysis. Two hundred twenty-four patients (126 males) with intestinal anastomosis of a median age of 44 years were reviewed. Independent factors associated with AL were male gender (OR = 2.59, P = 0.02), chronic liver disease (CLD) (OR = 8.03, P < 0.0001), more than one associated comorbidity (OR = 5...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209118/chronic-liver-disease-is-universal-in-children-with-biliary-atresia-living-with-native-liver
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Way Seah Lee, Sik Yong Ong, Hee Wei Foo, Shin Yee Wong, Chen Xi Kong, Ru Bin Seah, Ruey Terng Ng
AIM: To examine the medical status of children with biliary atresia (BA) surviving with native livers. METHODS: In this cross-sectional review, data collected included complications of chronic liver disease (CLD) (cholangitis in the preceding 12 mo, portal hypertension, variceal bleeding, fractures, hepatopulmonary syndrome, portopulmonary hypertension) and laboratory indices (white cell and platelet counts, total bilirubin, albumin, international normalized ratio, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, γ-glutamyl transpeptidase)...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208662/antenatal-corticosteroids-in-impending-preterm-deliveries-before-25-weeks-gestation
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Mangesh Deshmukh, Sanjay Patole
Antenatal corticosteroid (ANC) use before 25 weeks' gestation is controversial. Our previous systematic review (eight observational studies, n=10 109) showed that ANC exposure was associated with significantly reduced mortality and severe intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH)/periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) in neonates born <25 weeks. We update our review by adding data (n=3334) from a recent study. We used Cochrane methodology and summarised the results using GRADE (The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) guidelines...
December 5, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207755/correlation-of-trace-elements-in-patients-of-chronic-liver-disease-with-respect-to-child-turcotte-pugh-scoring-system
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Amit Agarwal, Shilpa Avarebeel, Narendra S Choudhary, Mohan Goudar, C J Tejaswini
Introduction: Zinc, copper, manganese and magnesium are essential trace elements whose role in chronic liver disease and its complications is not clear. Aim: To study the concentration of these elements in patients with Chronic Liver Disease (CLD) with respect to Child-Torcotte-Pugh (CTP) scoring. Materials and Methods: This was an observational study carried out in the Department of Medicine, JSS Hospital, Mysore, India, between October 2013 and October 2015...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204660/association-of-age-with-risk-of-hospitalization-for-respiratory-syncytial-virus-in-preterm-infants-with-chronic-lung-disease
#15
Almut G Winterstein, Yoonyoung Choi, H Cody Meissner
Importance: It is unknown whether the age threshold (≤24 months) for preterm infants with chronic lung disease (CLD) to receive immunoprophylaxis for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) as currently recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines correctly identified infants at higher risk for hospitalization for RSV. Objective: To determine the age when the risk of hospitalization for RSV among preterm infants with CLD becomes equivalent to the risk for healthy, 1-month-old term infants who do not qualify for immunoprophylaxis...
December 4, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184608/role-of-pregnane-x-receptor-in-regulating-bacterial-translocation-in-chronic-liver-diseases
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REVIEW
Sundhar Mohandas, Balasubramaniyan Vairappan
Bacterial translocation (BT) has been impeccably implicated as a driving factor in the pathogenesis of a spectrum of chronic liver diseases (CLD). Scientific evidence accumulated over the last four decades has implied that the disease pathologies in CLD and BT are connected as a loop in the gut-liver axis and exacerbate each other. Pregnane X receptor (PXR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor and nuclear receptor that is expressed ubiquitously along the gut-liver-axis. PXR has been intricately associated with the regulation of various mechanisms attributed in causing BT...
November 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150796/gender-differences-in-chronic-liver-diseases-in-two-cohorts-of-2001-and-2014-in-italy
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Evangelista Sagnelli, Tommaso Stroffolini, Caterina Sagnelli, Mario Pirisi, Sergio Babudieri, Guido Colloredo, Maurizio Russello, Nicola Coppola, Giovanni Battista Gaeta, Bruno Cacopardo, Massimo De Luca, Piero Luigi Almasio
BACKGROUND: Gender differences in chronic liver disease (CLD) have been partially investigated. To extend the present knowledge, we evaluated 12,263 patients with CLD enrolled in two national surveys (9997 in 2001 and 2557 in 2014). METHODS: The two surveys prospectively recruited patients aged ≥ 18 referring to Italian liver units throughout the country using a similar clinical approach and analytical methods. RESULTS: The overall male to female ratio (M/F) was 1...
November 17, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148925/degradation-of-chlordecone-and-beta-hexachlorocyclohexane-by-photolysis-photo-fenton-oxidation-and-ozonation
#18
Germán Cruz-González, Carine Julcour, Hélène Chaumat, Valérie Bourdon, Felipe Ramon-Portugal, Sarra Gaspard, Ulises J Jáuregui-Haza, Henri Delmas
Intensive use of chlorinated pesticides from the 1960s to the 1990s has resulted in a diffuse contamination of soils and surface waters in the banana-producing areas of the French West Indies. The purpose of this research was, for the first time, to examine the degradation of two of these persistent pollutants - chlordecone (CLD) and beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (β-HCH) in 1 mg L(-1) synthetic aqueous solutions by means of photolysis, (photo-) Fenton oxidation and ozonation processes. Fenton oxidation is not efficient for CLD and yields less than 15% reduction of β-HCH concentration in 5 h...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142780/molecular-mechanism-of-enzymatic-chlorite-detoxification-insights-from-structural-and-kinetic-studies
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Irene Schaffner, Georg Mlynek, Nicola Flego, Dominic Pühringer, Julian Libiseller-Egger, Leighton Coates, Stefan Hofbauer, Marzia Bellei, Paul G Furtmüller, Gianantonio Battistuzzi, Giulietta Smulevich, Kristina Djinović-Carugo, Christian Obinger
The heme enzyme chlorite dismutase (Cld) catalyzes the degradation of chlorite to chloride and dioxygen. Although structure and steady-state kinetics of Clds have been elucidated, many questions remain (e.g., the mechanism of chlorite cleavage and the pH dependence of the reaction). Here, we present high-resolution X-ray crystal structures of a dimeric Cld at pH 6.5 and 8.5, its fluoride and isothiocyanate complexes and the neutron structure at pH 9.0 together with the pH dependence of the Fe(III)/Fe(II) couple, and the UV-vis and resonance Raman spectral features...
November 3, 2017: ACS Catalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140896/cold-water-ingestion-improves-exercise-tolerance-of-heat-sensitive-people-with-ms
#20
Georgia K Chaseling, Davide Filingeri, Michael Barnett, Phu Hoang, Scott L Davis, Ollie Jay
PURPOSE: Heat intolerance commonly affects the exercise capacity of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) during bouts of hot weather. Cold-water ingestion is a simple cooling strategy but its efficacy for prolonging exercise capacity with MS remains undetermined. We sought to identify whether cold-water ingestion blunts exercise-induced rises in body temperature and improves exercise tolerance in heat-sensitive individuals with MS. METHODS: On two separate occasions, 20 participants (10 relapsing-remitting MS (EDSS: 1-5); 10 age-matched healthy controls (CON)) cycled at ~40% VO2max at 30°C, 30%RH until volitional exhaustion (or a maximum of 60 min)...
November 15, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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