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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641154/serum-albumin-adjusted-glycated-albumin-as-a-better-indicator-of-glycemic-control-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-with-short-duration-of-hemodialysis
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Takahiro Yajima, Kumiko Yajima, Makoto Hayashi, Hiroshi Takahashi, Keigo Yasuda
AIMS: Serum albumin-adjusted glycated albumin (adjusted GA) is reportedly a better predictor of mortality than GA in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) on hemodialysis (HD). We compared how accurately GA and adjusted GA reflected glycemic control in these patients. METHODS: We enrolled 31 patients with T2DM on HD. They were divided into two groups according to duration of HD: ≤6months (short HD group, N=16) and >6months (long HD group, N=15). GA or adjusted GA and parameters of glycemic control obtained by continuous glucose monitoring were measured, and the correlations between these were analyzed...
June 9, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636655/changes-in-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-hcv-infected-patients-undergoing-direct-acting-antiviral-containing-regimens-with-or-without-interferon
#2
Claudia Mascia, Serena Vita, Paola Zuccalà, Raffaella Marocco, Tiziana Tieghi, Stefano Savinelli, Raffaella Rossi, Marco Iannetta, Irene Pozzetto, Caterina Furlan, Fabio Mengoni, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Vincenzo Vullo, Miriam Lichtner
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Increased levels of chemokine interferon-gamma (IFN-γ)-inducible protein-10 (CXCL10), soluble CD163 (sCD163) and soluble CD14 (sCD14) have been reported in HCV infection. The aim of this study was to compare, sCD163 and sCD14 levels in HCV-infected patients undergoing direct acting antiviral (DAA)-containing regimens with or without interferon (IFN). METHODS: sCD163, sCD14 and CXCL10 were longitudinally measured by ELISA in 159 plasma samples from 25 HCV-infected patients undergoing IFN-based treatment plus telaprevir or boceprevir and 28 HCV infected subjects treated with DAA IFN-free regimens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636497/size-segregated-particulate-matter-and-its-association-with-respiratory-deposition-doses-among-outdoor-exercisers-in-dhanbad-city-india
#3
Sunil Kumar Gupta, Suresh Pandian Elumalai
Regular exercise improves physiological processes and yields positive health outcomes. However, it is relatively less known that PM exposure during outdoor exercises may increase several respiratory health problems depending on PM levels. In this study, the respiratory deposition doses (RDDs) in head airway (HD), tracheobronchial (TB) and alveolar (AL) regions of various PM size fractions (PM10, PM2.5 and PM1) were estimated in healthy males and females exercisers in urban outdoor and within house premise. The highest RDDs were found for PM during morning hour in winter compared to remaining periods...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636460/evaluation-of-bovine-high-density-snp-genotyping-array-in-indigenous-dairy-cattle-breeds
#4
S Dash, A Singh, A K Bhatia, S Jayakumar, A Sharma, S Singh, I Ganguly, S P Dixit
In total 52 samples of Sahiwal ( 19 ), Tharparkar ( 17 ), and Gir ( 16 ) were genotyped by using BovineHD SNP chip to analyze minor allele frequency (MAF), genetic diversity, and linkage disequilibrium among these cattle. The common SNPs of BovineHD and 54K SNP Chips were also extracted and evaluated for their performance. Only 40%-50% SNPs of these arrays was found informative for genetic analysis in these cattle breeds. The overall mean of MAF for SNPs of BovineHD SNPChip was 0.248 ± 0.006, 0.241 ± 0...
June 21, 2017: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636340/three-dimensional-modeling-of-quasicrystal-structures-from-x-ray-diffraction-an-icosahedral-al-cu-fe-alloy
#5
Seung-Tae Hong
Quasicrystals (QCs) are well-ordered but aperiodic crystals with classically forbidden symmetries (such as 5-fold). High-dimensional (HD) crystallography is a standard method to locate atom positions explicitly. However, in practice, it is still challenging because of its complexity. Here, we report a new simple approach to three-dimensional (3D) atomic modeling derived from X-ray diffraction data, and apply it to the icosahedral QC Al0.63Cu0.25Fe0.12. Electron density maps were calculated directly from 3D diffraction data indexed with noninteger (fractional) numbers as measured, with proper phases; each of 2(5) = 32 possible phase assignments for the five strongest reflections was used for Fourier synthesis...
June 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636166/could-intradialytic-nutrition-improve-refractory-anaemia-in-patients-undergoing-haemodialysis
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Ahmad F Thabet, Sawsan M Moeen, Mohammed O Labiqe, Medhat A Saleh
BACKGROUND: This prospective randomised study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN) therapy in malnourished patients with refractory anaemia. METHODS: Forty patients who were malnourished with a BMI not greater than 23 (17-23) kg/m(2) , undergoing regular HD were included. Of those, 20 patients received 500-1000 ml of IDPN at a rate of 250-300 ml/h at each HD session three days per week for six consecutive months...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635363/early-mortality-risk-in-incident-chinese-hemodialysis-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#7
Xinju Zhao, Mei Wang, Li Zuo
BACKGROUND: Early mortality risk of maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients varies by country and ethnicity. Here, early mortality in incident Chinese HD patients were studied. METHODS: Data from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013 were pulled from Beijing dialysis registry system. All included patients were followed to the end of 2013. This time period of dialysis was divided into six intervals (≤120, 121-365 days; 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, ≥5 years). Patients' demographics, primary cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), date of first HD, date of death, cause for death, date and cause of censoring were extracted from the registry database...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634105/genetic-diversity-in-the-c-terminus-of-merozoite-surface-protein-1-among-plasmodium-knowlesi-isolates-from-selangor-and-sabah-borneo-malaysia
#8
Nan Jiun Yap, Xiang Ting Goh, Anson V Koehler, Timothy William, Tsin Wen Yeo, Indra Vythilingam, Robin B Gasser, Yvonne A L Lim
Plasmodium knowlesi, a malaria parasite of macaques, has emerged as an important parasite of humans. Despite the significance of P. knowlesi malaria in parts of Southeast Asia, very little is known about the genetic variation in this parasite. Our aim here was to explore sequence variation in a molecule called the 42kDa merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1), which is found on the surface of blood stages of Plasmodium spp. and plays a key role in erythrocyte invasion. Several studies of P. falciparum have reported that the C-terminus (a 42kDa fragment) of merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-142; consisting of MSP-119 and MSP-133) is a potential candidate for a malaria vaccine...
June 17, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633674/primary-tumor-volume-delineation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-missing-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
#9
Olgun Elicin, Dario Terribilini, Mohamed Shelan, Werner Volken, Etienne Mathier, Alan Dal Pra, Daniel M Aebersold, Michael K Fix, Peter Manser
BACKGROUND: The aim was to evaluate the geometric and corresponding dosimetric differences between two delineation strategies for head and neck tumors neighboring air cavities. METHODS: Primary gross and clinical tumor volumes (GTV and CTV) of 14 patients with oropharynx or larynx tumors were contoured using a soft tissue window (S). In a second strategy, the same volumes were contoured with an extension to include the parts which became visible on lung window (L)...
June 20, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633139/mitochondrial-metabolism-in-a-large-animal-model-of-huntington-disease-the-hunt-for-biomarkers-in-the-spermatozoa-of-presymptomatic-minipigs
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Jana Krizova, Hana Stufkova, Marie Rodinova, Monika Macakova, Bozena Bohuslavova, Daniela Vidinska, Jiri Klima, Zdenka Ellederova, Antonin Pavlok, David S Howland, Jiri Zeman, Jan Motlik, Hana Hansikova
BACKGROUND: Huntington disease (HD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder involving reduced muscle coordination, mental and behavioral changes, and testicular degeneration. In order to further clarify the decreased fertility and penetration ability of the spermatozoa of transgenic HD minipig boars (TgHD), we applied a set of mitochondrial metabolism (MM) parameter measurements to this promising biological material, which can be collected noninvasively in longitudinal studies. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to optimize methods for MM measurements in spermatozoa and to establish possible biomarkers of HD in TgHD spermatozoa expressing the N-terminal part of mutated human huntingtin...
June 21, 2017: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632780/metformin-intake-associates-with-better-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-huntington-s-disease
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David Hervás, Victoria Fornés-Ferrer, Ana Pilar Gómez-Escribano, María Dolores Sequedo, Carmen Peiró, José María Millán, Rafael P Vázquez-Manrique
Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited, dominant neurodegenerative disorder caused by an abnormal expansion of CAG triplets in the huntingtin gene (htt). Despite extensive efforts to modify the progression of HD thus far only symptomatic treatment is available. Recent work suggests that treating invertebrate and mice HD models with metformin, a well-known AMPK activator which is used worldwide to treat type 2-diabetes, reduces mutant huntingtin from cells and alleviates many of the phenotypes associated to HD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632387/poly-trehalose-nanoparticle-prevents-amyloid-aggregation-and-suppress-polyglutamine-aggregation-in-huntington-s-disease-model-mouse
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Koushik Debnath, Nibedita Pradhan, Brijesh Kumar Singh, Nihar R Jana, Nikhil R Jana
Prevention and therapeutic strategy of various neurodegenerative disease focus on inhibiting protein fibrillation, clearing of aggregated protein plaques from brain and lowering of protein aggregate-induced toxicity. We have designed poly(trehalose) nanoparticle that can inhibit amyloid/polyglutamine aggregation under extra-/intra-cellular condition, reduce such aggregation-derived cytotoxicity and prevents polyglutamine aggregation in Huntington's disease (HD) model mouse brain. Nanoparticle has 20-30 nm hydrodynamic size, composed of 6 nm iron oxide core and zwitterionic polymer shell with covalently linked trehalose of ~5-12 wt %...
June 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630788/evaluation-of-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-thickness-after-vitreoretinal-surgery-with-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling-in-cases-with-idiopathic-macular-hole
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Sibel Demirel, Ahmed Abdullayev, Özge Yanık, Figen Batıoğlu, Emin Özmert
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate macular retinal ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thickness after vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling for idiopathic macular holes using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen eyes of 18 patients with unilateral idiopathic macular hole who underwent vitrectomy with ILM peeling were retrospectively analyzed. Healthy fellow eyes of the patients and 18 eyes of 18 age-matched healthy individuals constituted the control group...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628928/-accurate-oct-angiography-interpretation-detection-and-exclusion-of-artifacts
#14
Gabriele E Lang, Christian Enders, Max Loidl, Gerhard K Lang, Jens Ulrich Werner
Background Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) provides, non-invasively, a three-dimensional visualization of the microvasculature of the retina and choroid. However, image artifacts may occur in OCTA and have an impact on clinical interpretation. The aim of this article is to describe image artifacts of OCTA and to present a nomenclature. Methods OCTA examinations were performed with the AngioPlex(™) OCTA-technology in combination with the CIRRUS HD-OCT 5000 (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., Dublin, USA) as well as with the PlexElite 9000 (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc...
June 19, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628549/a-classification-system-to-guide-physical-therapy-management-in-huntington-disease-a-case-series
#15
Nora E Fritz, Monica Busse, Karen Jones, Hanan Khalil, Lori Quinn
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Individuals with Huntington disease (HD), a rare neurological disease, experience impairments in mobility and cognition throughout their disease course. The Medical Research Council framework provides a schema that can be applied to the development and evaluation of complex interventions, such as those provided by physical therapists. Treatment-based classifications, based on expert consensus and available literature, are helpful in guiding physical therapy management across the stages of HD...
July 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627943/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-adjuvant-interferon-alfa-therapy-in-the-evolving-treatment-landscape-for-resected-high-risk-melanoma
#16
Van Anh Trinh, Chrystia Zobniw, Wen-Jen Hwu
Patients with resected stage II or III melanoma are at high risk of recurrence, with 5-year mortality rate of 40-60%. Adjuvant interferon-alfa has demonstrated a small RFS and OS benefit versus observation in this patient population. However, the adjuvant treatment landscape is evolving rapidly. Areas covered: This review aims to summarize the safety and efficacy profiles of adjuvant IFNα/PEG-IFNα, revisit the controversy surrounding its application, and reappraise its position in the rapidly changing treatment landscape of resected melanoma...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626779/optical-coherence-tomography-and-visual-evoked-potentials-in-pediatric-ms
#17
Amy T Waldman, Grant T Liu, Amy M Lavery, Geraldine Liu, William Gaetz, Tomas S Aleman, Brenda L Banwell
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relative ability of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and pattern-reversal visual evoked potentials (pVEPs) to detect visual pathway involvement in pediatric-onset MS. METHODS: Pediatric-onset MS participants (onset <18 years) and healthy controls (HCs) underwent OCT (Cirrus HD-OCT) and pVEPs. Retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), ganglion cell layer to inner plexiform layer (GCL-IPL), and P100 pVEP latency were measured. Generalized estimating equation models were used to compare the groups, adjusting for age and intereye correlations...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626466/identification-characterization-and-functional-validation-of-drought-responsive-micrornas-in-subtropical-maize-inbreds
#18
Jayaraman Aravind, Sharma Rinku, Banduni Pooja, Mittal Shikha, Shiriga Kaliyugam, Mallana Gowdra Mallikarjuna, Arun Kumar, Atmakuri Ramakrishna Rao, Thirunavukkarasu Nepolean
MicroRNA-mediated gene regulation plays a crucial role in controlling drought tolerance. In the present investigation, 13 drought-associated miRNA families consisting of 65 members and regulating 42 unique target mRNAs were identified from drought-associated microarray expression data in maize and were subjected to structural and functional characterization. The largest number of members (14) was found in the zma-miR166 and zma-miR395 families, with several targets. However, zma-miR160, zma-miR390, zma-miR393, and zma-miR2275 each showed a single target...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625927/entrainment-and-high-density-three-dimensional-mapping-in-right-atrial-macro-reentry-provide-critical-complementary-information-entrainment-may-unmask-visual-reentry-as-passive
#19
Bhupesh Pathik, Geoffrey Lee, Chrishan Nalliah, Stephen Joseph, Joseph B Morton, Paul B Sparks, Prashanthan Sanders, Peter M Kistler, Jonathan M Kalman
BACKGROUND: With the recent advent of high-density(HD) 3D mapping, the utility of entrainment is uncertain. On the other hand, the limitations of visual representation and interpretation of these high-resolution 3D maps are unclear. OBJECTIVES: Using both HD 3D mapping and entrainment mapping in right atrial(RA) macro-reentry, we sought to determine their strengths and limitations. METHODS: 15 patients were studied. The number and type of circuits accounting for ≥90% of the tachycardia cycle length(TCL) using HD 3D mapping were verified using systematic entrainment mapping...
June 15, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625246/-effects-of-high-flow-hemodialysis-on-the-biomarker-of-myocardium-injury-and-the-cardiac-function-related-records-in-uremia-patients
#20
Ling Tang, Xiaofeng Deng, Qing Dai, Hengfen Xiao, Yue Shu, Min Jiang, Ling Wei, Li Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of high flow hemodialysis (HFHD) on cardiac function in uremia patients. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled study was conducted. Sixty patients who were diagnosed with uremia, taken maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) and 30 healthy controls admitted to the Second People's Hospital of Guiyang from December 2014 to June 2015 were enrolled. They were randomly divided into two groups: HFHD group (HFHD three times a week) and the routine hemodialysis group (HD group, HD three times a week), with 30 in each group...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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