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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471459/descriptive-texture-analyses-of-broiler-breast-fillets-with-the-wooden-breast-condition-stored-at-4%C3%A2-c-and-20%C3%A2-c
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G Sanchez Brambila, B C Bowker, D Chatterjee, H Zhuang
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of the wooden breast (WB) condition on the texture of cooked broiler breast fillets (Pectoralis major) after fresh and frozen storage. Texture characteristics of normal (NORM) and severe WB fillets were studied by both sensory descriptive analyses and Warner-Bratzler shear force. Broiler breast fillets were collected over 3 separate trial days from a commercial deboning line at 3 h postmortem, classified according to the wooden breast condition, and then stored at either 4°C or -20°C prior to cooking and texture evaluation...
February 16, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454776/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-myocardial-feature-tracking-for-optimized-prediction-of-cardiovascular-events-following-myocardial-infarction
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Ingo Eitel, Thomas Stiermaier, Torben Lange, Karl-Philipp Rommel, Alexander Koschalka, Johannes T Kowallick, Joachim Lotz, Shelby Kutty, Matthias Gutberlet, Gerd Hasenfuß, Holger Thiele, Andreas Schuster
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to assess the prognostic significance of cardiac magnetic resonance myocardial feature tracking (CMR-FT) in a large multicenter study and to evaluate the most potent CMR-FT predictor of hard clinical events following myocardial infarction (MI). BACKGROUND: CMR-FT is a new method that allows accurate assessment of global and regional circumferential, radial, and longitudinal myocardial strain. The prognostic value of CMR-FT in patients with reperfused MI is unknown...
February 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384392/factors-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-in-stable-ambulatory-congestive-heart-failure-patients-systematic-review
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Anneleen Baert, Delphine De Smedt, Johan De Sutter, Dirk De Bacquer, Paolo Emilio Puddu, Els Clays, Sofie Pardaens
Background Since improved treatment of congestive heart failure has resulted in decreased mortality and hospitalisation rates, increasing self-perceived health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has become a major goal of congestive heart failure treatment. However, an overview on predictieve factors of HRQoL is currently lacking in literature. Purpose The aim of this study was to identify key factors associated with HRQoL in stable ambulatory patients with congestive heart failure. Methods A systematic review was performed...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373178/current-use-of-beta-blockers-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Charlotte Andreasen, Charlotte Andersson
Beta-blockers have long comprised a cornerstone in the symptomatic treatment of ischemic heart disease and in the secondary prevention of myocardial infarction and heart failure. The majority of studies underlying the evidence of a beneficial effect of beta-blockers on outcomes were conducted more than 25 years ago. In a contemporary era where treatment strategies and secondary prophylactic therapy have undergone several changes, the continued role of beta-blockers in ischemic heart disease has been questioned, especially in the absence of heart failure or a recent myocardial infarction...
January 5, 2018: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365058/colorectal-cancer-crc-monitoring-by-six-monthly-18fdg-pet-ct-an-open-label-multicentre-randomised-trial
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I Sobhani, E Itti, A Luciani, I Baumgaertner, R Layese, T André, M Ducreux, J-M Gornet, G Goujon, T Aparicio, J Taieb, J-B Bachet, F Hemery, A Retbi, M Mons, R Flicoteaux, B Rhein, S Baron, I Cherrak, P Rufat, P Le Corvoisier, N De'Angelis, P-A Natella, H Maoulida, C Tournigand, I Durand Zaleski, S Bastuji-Garin
Background: 18FDG-PET/CT has high sensitivity for detecting recurrences of colorectal cancer (CRC). Our objective was to determine whether adding routine 6-monthly 18FDG-PET/CT to our usual monitoring strategy improved patient outcomes and to assess the effect on costs. Patients and Methods: In this open-label multicentre trial, patients in remission of CRC (stage II perforated, stage III, or stage IV) after curative surgery were randomly assigned (1:1) to usual monitoring alone (3-monthly physical and tumour marker assays, 6-monthly liver ultrasound and chest radiograph, and 6-monthly whole-body computed tomography) or with 6-monthly 18FDG-PET/CT, for 3 years...
January 22, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343271/p66shc-gene-expression-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-and-progression-of-diabetic-complications
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Gian Paolo Fadini, Mattia Albiero, Benedetta Maria Bonora, Nicol Poncina, Saula Vigili de Kreutzenberg, Angelo Avogaro
BACKGROUND: The risk of diabetic complications is modified by genetic and epigenetic factors. p66Shc drives the hyperglycaemic cell damage and its deletion prevents experimental diabetic complications. We herein tested whether p66Shc expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) predicts adverse outcomes in people with diabetes. METHODS: In a cohort of 100 patients with diabetes (16 type 1 and 84 type 2), we quantified baseline p66Shc expression in PBMCs by quantitative PCR...
January 17, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284411/prediction-of-posthepatectomy-liver-failure-using-transient-elastography-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jie-Wen Lei, Xiao-Yu Ji, Jun-Feng Hong, Wan-Bin Li, Yan Chen, Yan Pan, Jia Guo
BACKGROUND: It is essential to accurately predict Postoperative liver failure (PHLF) which is a life-threatening complication. Liver hardness measurement (LSM) is widely used in non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis. The aims of this study were to explore the application of preoperative liver stiffness measurements (LSM) by transient elastography in predicting postoperative liver failure (PHLF) in patients with hepatitis B related hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: The study included 247 consecutive patients with hepatitis B related hepatocellular carcinoma who underwent hepatectomy between May 2015 and September 2015...
December 29, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245366/catheter-ablation-versus-rate-control-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure-a-multicenter-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Jin Geng, Yanchun Zhang, Yanhan Wang, Lijuan Cao, Jie Song, Bingjian Wang, Wei Song, Ju Li, Wei Xu
Many trials have shown improvements in left ventricular function, exercise capacity, and quality of life after catheter ablation (CA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with heart failure (HF). We sought to evaluate the impact of CA on hard outcomes in a retrospective cohort study. AF patients with symptomatic HF from 3 hospitals were included. Our primary endpoint was major adverse cardiac events (MACEs), a composite of all-cause mortality, stroke, and unplanned hospitalization. In total, 90 patients underwent CA and 304 ones received rate control (RaC) were included...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224190/metabolic-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-in-obese-individuals
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REVIEW
David E Cummings, Francesco Rubino
Several bariatric operations originally designed to promote weight loss have been found to powerfully treat type 2 diabetes, causing remission in most cases, through diverse mechanisms additional to the secondary consequences of weight loss. These observations have prompted consideration of such operations as 'metabolic surgery', used expressly to treat diabetes, including among patients who are only mildly obese or merely overweight. Large, long-term observational studies consistently demonstrate that bariatric/metabolic surgery is associated with reductions in all cardiovascular risk factors, actual cardiovascular events, microvascular diabetes complications, cancer and death...
December 9, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222911/current-and-future-therapeutic-regimens-for-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-and-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash
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REVIEW
Zobair M Younossi, Rohit Loomba, Mary E Rinella, Elisabetta Bugianesi, Giulio Marchesini, Brent A Neuschwander-Tetri, Lawrence Serfaty, Francesco Negro, Stephen H Caldwell, Vlad Ratziu, Kathleen E Corey, Scott L Friedman, Manal F Abdelmalek, Stephen A Harrison, Arun J Sanyal, Joel E Lavine, Philippe Mathurin, Michael R Charlton, Naga P Chalasani, Quentin M Anstee, Kris V Kowdley, Jacob George, Zachary D Goodman, Keith Lindor
NASH/NAFLD is rapidly becoming one of top causes of cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and indication for liver transplantation. Except for life style modification through diet and exercise, there are currently no other approved treatments for NASH/NAFLD. Although weight loss can be effective, it is hard to achieve and sustain. In contrast, bariatric surgery can improve metabolic conditions associated with NAFLD and has been shown to improve liver histology. In order to have approved regimens for treatment of NASH/NAFLD, a number of issues that must be addressed...
December 9, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164306/a-structure-activity-relationship-linking-non-planar-pcbs-to-functional-deficits-of-neural-crest-cells-new-roles-for-connexins
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Johanna Nyffeler, Petra Chovancova, Xenia Dolde, Anna-Katharina Holzer, Vladimir Purvanov, Ilona Kindinger, Anna Kerins, David Higton, Steve Silvester, Barbara M A van Vugt-Lussenburg, Enrico Glaab, Bart van der Burg, Richard Maclennan, Daniel F Legler, Marcel Leist
Migration of neural crest cells (NCC) is a fundamental developmental process, and test methods to identify interfering toxicants have been developed. By examining cell function endpoints, as in the 'migration-inhibition of NCC (cMINC)' assay, a large number of toxicity mechanisms and protein targets can be covered. However, the key events that lead to the adverse effects of a given chemical or group of related compounds are hard to elucidate. To address this issue, we explored here, whether the establishment of two overlapping structure-activity relationships (SAR)-linking chemical structure on the one hand to a phenotypic test outcome, and on the other hand to a mechanistic endpoint-was useful as strategy to identify relevant toxicity mechanisms...
November 21, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156022/anaortic-off-pump-versus-clampless-off-pump-using-the-pas-port-device-versus-conventional-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-mid-term-results-from-a-matched-propensity-score-analysis-of-5422-unselected-patients
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Nobuyuki Furukawa, Oliver Kuss, Konstantin Preindl, André Renner, Anas Aboud, Kavous Hakim-Meibodi, Michael Benzinger, Thomas Pühler, Stephan Ensminger, Buntaro Fujita, Tobias Becker, Jan F Gummert, Jochen Börgermann
OBJECTIVES: Meta-analyses from observational and randomized studies have demonstrated benefits of off-pump surgery for hard and surrogate endpoints. In some of them, increased re-revascularization was noted in the off-pump groups, which could impact their long-term survival. Therefore, we analyzed the course of all patients undergoing isolated coronary surgery regarding the major cardiac and cerebrovascular event (MACCE) criteria. METHODS: A prospective register was taken from a high-volume off-pump center recording all anaortic off-pump (ANA), clampless off-pump (PAS-Port) and conventional (CONV) coronary artery bypass operations between July 2009 and June 2015...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143297/impact-of-trimetazidine-treatment-on-5-year-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-significant-coronary-artery-spasm-a-propensity-score-matching-study
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Yong Hoon Kim, Ae-Young Her, Seung-Woon Rha, Byoung Geol Choi, Se Yeon Choi, Jae Kyeong Byun, Ahmed Mashaly, Yoonjee Park, Won Young Jang, Woohyeun Kim, Jah Yeon Choi, Eun Jin Park, Jin Oh Na, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Eung Ju Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the additive benefit of trimetazidine with well-known antispasmodic agents such as calcium channel blockers and nitrate in patients with significant coronary artery spasm (CAS) as assessed by acetylcholine provocation test up to 5 years. METHODS: A total 1727 patients with significant CAS were enrolled. They were divided into two groups: a trimetazidine group (trimetazidine, diltiazem, and nitrate, n = 695), and control group (diltiazem and nitrate, n = 473)...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137590/a-closing-chapter-hepatitis-c-genotype-3-elimination-in-liver-transplant-sofosbuvir-daclatasvir-in-a-hard-to-treat-population
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Eva Maria Teegen, Brigitta Globke, Eckart Schott, Johann Pratschke, Dennis Eurich
OBJECTIVES: Historically, hepatitis C virus genotype 3 infection has not been as hard to treat as genotype 1 using interferon-based therapy. Now, genotype 3 infection can be treated using interferon-free regimes such as the combination of sofosbuvir and daclatasvir, which is a highly successful and reliable therapeutic option before liver transplant. However, real world data are rather limited regarding the use of antivirals (sofosbuvir/daclatasvir) for hepatitis C virus genotype 3 recurrence after liver transplant...
November 15, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136307/using-electromagnetic-articulography-to-measure-denture-micromovement-during-chewing-with-and-without-denture-adhesive
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Phyllis Hoke, Mark Tiede, Julie Grender, Malgorzata Klukowska, Jill Peters, Gregory Carr
PURPOSE: To study the effects of denture adhesive upon denture micromovements in three dimensions during the chewing of hard, sticky, and tough food items observed using a novel method involving an electromagnetic articulograph (EMA) speech research system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten volunteers (mean age 60.9 ± 10.4 years) with fair- or poor-fitting complete maxillary dentures were enrolled. Chewing experiments were conducted using two treatments (adhesive or no-adhesive control) and three foods: carrots (hard), raisins (sticky), and processed meat stick (tough)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063869/role-of-chemotherapy-in-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Rita Nader, Joelle El Amm, Jeanny B Aragon-Ching
Chemotherapy in prostate cancer (PCa) has undergone dramatic landscape changes. While earlier studies utilized varying chemotherapy regimens which were found to be largely palliative in nature and hardly resulted in durable or meaningful responses, docetaxel resulted in the first chemotherapy agent that showed improvement in overall survival in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). However, combination chemotherapy or any agents added to docetaxel have failed to yield incremental benefits...
October 20, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063671/magnesium-supplementation-a-consideration-in-dialysis-patients
#17
EDITORIAL
Mugurel Apetrii, Adrian Covic, Ziad A Massy
Even though disorders of magnesium (Mg) balance are common in dialyzed patients, this cation is often neglected. Many factors interfere with serum magnesium including diet, medications (eg, antacids or phosphate binders), and the dialysis prescription. Mg supplementation may help reduce serum phosphate concentration, PTH, and interfere with vascular calcification and bone mineralization. It could also decrease the all-cause and cardiovascular mortalities, although the results of current studies are conflicting...
January 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057334/antouka-super-%C3%A2-induced-oxidative-stress-and-reproductive-toxicity-in-male-japanese-quail-coturnix-coturnix-japonica
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Ngoula Ferdinand, Ngoumtsop Victor Herman, Ngouateu Kenfack Omer Bebe, Kenfack Augustave, Mutwedu Valence, Nguemmogne Tamdem Ghislaine, Tchoffo Herve, Azafack Kana Dorice, Deutcheu Sorelle, Manjeli Yacouba
BACKGROUND: Antouka Super(®) (AS), a combination of insecticide (Pirimiphos-methyl 16% and Permethrin 3%), is one of the most widely used pesticides in agriculture, public health, home and garden, with high potential for human and animal exposure. OBJECTIVE: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of AS on the serum testosterone, oxidative stress biomarkers, testis histology and fertility of male Japanese quail. METHODS: Thirty-two (32) male Japanese quails twenty-eight (28) days were randomly divided into four groups: C0 (control), T1, T2 and T3, exposed daily (gavage) to 0, 37...
October 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038665/c-reactive-protein-as-an-independent-cardiovascular-risk-predictor-in-hiv-patients-a-focused-review-of-published-studies
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REVIEW
Tarvinder S Gilotra, Stephen A Geraci
Patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV+) are living longer and at heightened risk for developing cardiovascular events (CVEs). Commonly used prediction tools appear to misrepresent their CVE risk to varying degrees and in varying directions. Inclusion of markers of cellular infection, chronic immune activation and/or systemic inflammation into risk models might provide better predictive accuracy. Observational studies assessing the relationship of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) to CVE in HIV+ patients have reported inconsistent findings...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020417/the-reducer-device-in-patients-with-angina-pectoris-mechanisms-indications-and-perspectives
#20
Maayan Konigstein, Francesco Giannini, Shmuel Banai
Despite available pharmacological and interventional therapies, refractory angina is a common and disabling clinical condition, and a major public health problem, which affects patients' quality-of-life, and has a significant impact upon health care resources. Persistent angina is common not only in patients who are not good candidates for revascularization, but also in patients following successful revascularization. Clearly, there is a need for additional treatment options for refractory angina beyond currently available pharmacological and interventional therapies...
August 31, 2017: European Heart Journal
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