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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337823/interest-of-the-trajectory-method-for-the-evaluation-of-outcomes-after-in-utero-drug-exposure-example-of-anxiolytics-and-hypnotics
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Caroline Hurault-Delarue, Cécile Chouquet, Nicolas Savy, Isabelle Lacroix, Anna-Belle Beau, Jean-Louis Montastruc, Christine Damase-Michel
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the potential benefit to take into account duration and intensity of drug exposure using the recently published method based on individual drug trajectories. This approach was used to define profiles of exposure to anxiolytics/hypnotics during pregnancy and to evaluate the potential effect on newborn health. METHODS: The study was performed in EFEMERIS database (54 918 mother-children pairs). An estimation of adaptation to extrauterine life was assessed using several criteria especially cardio-respiratory symptoms...
March 24, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337799/bergamot-citrus-bergamia-essential-oil-inhalation-improves-positive-feelings-in-the-waiting-room-of-a-mental-health-treatment-center-a-pilot-study
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Xuesheng Han, Jacob Gibson, Dennis L Eggett, Tory L Parker
Mental health issues have been increasingly recognized as public health problems globally. Their burden is projected to increase over the next several decades. Additional therapies for mental problems are in urgent need worldwide due to the limitations and costs of existing healthcare approaches. Essential oil aromatherapy can provide a cost-effective and safe treatment for many mental problems. This pilot study observed the effects of bergamot essential oil inhalation on mental health and well-being, as measured by the Positive and Negative Affect Scale, in a mental-health treatment center located in Utah, USA...
March 24, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337797/standardized-sophora-pachycarpa-root-extract-enhances-osteogenic-differentiation-in-adipose-derived-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Samaneh Mollazadeh, Vajiheh Neshati, Bibi Sedigheh Fazly Bazzaz, Mehrdad Iranshahi, Majid Mojarrad, Hojjat Naderi-Meshkin, Mohammad Amin Kerachian
Bone defect is an important topic in public health. Novel therapies are based on osteogenic induction by natural antiosteoporotic compounds including plant-derived estrogens. In the current study, the osteogenic potential of Sophora pachycarpa root extract (SPRE) was explored on human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Herein, adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells were osteoinducted in the presence of increased concentrations of the extract for 21 days. Then, cell viability was evaluated by MTT assay, and the differentiated cells were stained by Alizarin Red S for calcium deposition and subjected to alkaline phosphatase (ALP) assay for enzymatic activity...
March 24, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337776/approaches-to-expanding-the-two-arm-biased-coin-randomization-to-unequal-allocation-while-preserving-the-unconditional-allocation-ratio
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Olga M Kuznetsova, Victoria Plamadeala Johnson
The paper discusses three methods for expanding the biased coin randomization (BCR) to unequal allocation while preserving the unconditional allocation ratio at every step. The first method originally proposed in the contexts of BCR and minimization is based on mapping from an equal allocation multi-arm BCR. Despite the improvement proposed in this paper to ensure tighter adherence to the targeted unequal allocation, this method still distributes the probability mass at least as wide as the permuted block randomization (PBR)...
March 23, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337774/alumina-at-50-and-13%C3%A2-nm-nanoparticle-sizes-have-potential-genotoxicity
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Qinli Zhang, Haiyang Wang, Cuicui Ge, Jeremy Duncan, Kaihong He, Samuel O Adeosun, Huaxin Xi, Huiting Peng, Qiao Niu
Although nanomaterials have the potential to improve human life, their sideline effects on human health seem to be inevitable and still are unknown. Some studies have investigated the genotoxicity of alumina nanoparticles (AlNPs); however, this effect is still unclear due to insufficient evaluation and conflicting results. Using a battery of standard genotoxic assays, the present study offers evidence of the genotoxicity associated with aluminum oxide (alumina) at NP sizes of 50 and 13 nm, when compared with bulk alumina (10 μm)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336411/exogenous-hydrogen-sulfide-eliminates-spatial-memory-retrieval-impairment-and-hippocampal-ca1-ltd-enhancement-caused-by-acute-stress-via-promoting-glutamate-uptake
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Jin He, Ruixian Guo, Pengxin Qiu, Xingwen Su, Guangmei Yan, Jianqiang Feng
Acute stress impairs the hippocampus-dependent spatial memory retrieval, and its synaptic mechanisms are associated with hippocampal CA1 long-term depression (LTD) enhancement in the adult rats. Endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is recognized as a novel gasotransmitter and has the neural protective roles. However, very little attention has been paid to understanding the effects of H2S on spatial memory retrieval impairment. We observed the protective effects of NaHS (a donor of H2S) against spatial memory retrieval impairment caused by acute stress and its synaptic mechanisms...
March 20, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333321/preconception-and-early-pregnancy-maternal-haemodynamic-changes-in-healthy-women-in-relation-to-pregnancy-viability
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F L Foo, A Collins, C M McEniery, P R Bennett, I B Wilkinson, C C Lees
STUDY QUESTION: Are there differences in preconception cardiovascular function between women who have a viable pregnancy and those who have a first trimester miscarriage? SUMMARY ANSWER: Preconception cardiovascular function of central haemodynamics and arterial function are similar between women who have a viable pregnancy and those who have a first trimester miscarriage. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Miscarriages have been associated with increased long-term cardiovascular disease risk, and arterial and cardiovascular dysfunction has been hypothesised as the common link...
March 16, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333011/utility-of-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-for-left-sided-breast-radiation-therapy-in-preventing-early-cardiac-perfusion-defects-a-prospective-study
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Timothy M Zagar, Orit Kaidar-Person, Xiaoli Tang, Ellen E Jones, Jason Matney, Shiva K Das, Rebecca L Green, Arif Sheikh, Amir H Khandani, William H McCartney, Jorge Daniel Oldan, Terence Z Wong, Lawrence B Marks
PURPOSE: To evaluate early cardiac single photon computed tomography (SPECT) findings after left breast/chest wall postoperative radiation therapy (RT) in the setting of deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed a prospective single-institution single-arm study of patients who were planned for tangential RT with DIBH to the left breast/chest wall (± internal mammary nodes). The DIBH was done by use of a controlled surface monitoring technique (AlignRT, Vision RT Ltd, London, UK)...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332747/ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-hyphenated-with-quadrupole-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry-for-simultaneous-determination-of-necine-core-structure-pyrrolizidine-alkaloids-in-crotalaria-sessiliflora-l-without-all-corresponding-standards
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Wei Zhang, Wenbei Huai, Yi Zhang, Jincan Shen, Xunyou Tang, Xiujuan Xie, Ke Wang, Huajun Fan
INTRODUCTION: Crotalaria sessiliflora L. is a Chinese traditional herb for treatment of cutaneum carcinoma and cervical carcinoma. In addition to monocrotaline, coexisting pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) also require further quantification for quality control and pharmaceutical uses of the herb. OBJECTIVE: To establish a UPLC-Q-Orbitrap/MS method of simultaneous determination of coexisting PAs with same parent structure for quality control and comprehensive researches of Crotalaria sessiliflora L...
March 23, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332736/dementia-related-restlessness-relationship-to-characteristics-of-persons-with-dementia-and-family-caregivers
#10
Natalie G Regier, Laura N Gitlin
OBJECTIVE: Dementia-related restlessness is commonly endorsed by caregivers but not well understood. This study examines differences in characteristics (demographics, cognitive status, physical function, pain, and mood) of persons with dementia whose caregivers endorse restlessness versus those who do not. We also examine the relationship of restlessness to caregiver well-being including burden, upset with behaviors, mastery, and depressive symptomatology. METHODS: We combined baseline data from three caregiver intervention studies of community-dwelling persons with dementia who exhibited neuropsychiatric symptoms (n = 569) as measured by the Agitated Behaviors in Dementia Scale...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332732/spanish-version-of-the-mattis-dementia-rating-scale-2-for-early-detection-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Elina Boycheva, Israel Contador, Bernardino Fernández-Calvo, Francisco Ramos-Campos, Verónica Puertas-Martín, Alberto Villarejo-Galende, Félix Bermejo-Pareja
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to analyse the clinical utility of the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale (MDRS-2) for early detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in a sample of Spanish older adults. METHODS: A total of 125 participants (age = 75.12 ± 6.83, years of education =7.08 ± 3.57) were classified in three diagnostic groups: 45 patients with mild AD, 37 with amnestic MCI-single and multiple domain and 43 cognitively healthy controls (HCs)...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332723/evidence-for-persistent-organochlorine-pollutants-in-the-human-adrenal-cortex
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Enza Fommei, Roberta Turci, Andrea Ripoli, Silvana Balzan, Fabrizio Bianchi, Luca Morelli, Alessio Coi
Environmental pollutants may act as endocrine disruptors in animals. Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) enter the food chain and may accumulate in the fatty animal tissues, including adrenals. To our knowledge, no previous study has investigated their presence in the human normal adrenal (NA) cortex and aldosterone-producing adenomas (APA). Surgical fragments of APA from 11 patients and NA from 8 kidney donors were analyzed for 16 PCBs congeners and 10 OCPs. A Matrix Solid-Phase Dispersion (MSPD) method for simultaneous determination of the target compounds in cortex homogenates was developed...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332449/estimated-daily-intake-and-safety-of-fd-c-food-colour-additives-in-the-us-population
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Maria Bastaki, Thomas Farrell, Sachin Bhusari, Xiaoyu Bi, Carolyn Scrafford
A refined exposure assessment was undertaken to calculate the Estimated Daily Intake (EDI) of the seven FD&C straight colour additives and five FD&C colour lakes ("synthetic" food colours) approved in the United States (US). The EDIs were calculated for the US population as a whole and specific age groups, including children 2-5 y, children 6-12 y, adolescents 13-18 y, and adults 19+ y. Actual use data were collected from an industry survey of companies who are users of these colour additives in a variety of products, with additional input from food colour manufacturers...
March 23, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332260/biological-characterization-of-novel-nitroimidazole-peptide-conjugates-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Ralf Bergmann, Katrin Splith, Jens Pietzsch, Michael Bachmann, Ines Neundorf
Recently, we reported on the design of a multimodal peptide conjugate useful as delivery platform for targeting hypoxic cells. A nitroimidazole (2-(2-nitroimidazol-1-yl)acetic acid, NIA) moiety, which is selectively entrapped in hypoxic cells, was coupled to a cell-penetrating peptide serving as the transporter. Furthermore, attachment of a bifunctional linker allowed the introduction of a diagnostic or therapeutic radiometal. However, although selective tumor accumulation could be detected in vivo, a fast renal clearance of the compound was observed...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332258/n-terminal-chemical-protein-labeling-using-the-naturally-split-gos-terl-intein
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Anne-Lena Bachmann, Henning D Mootz
Chemoselective and regioselective chemical protein labeling is of great importance, yet no current technique is sufficiently general and simple to perform. Protein trans-splicing by split inteins can be used to ligate short tags with chemical labels to either the N or the C terminus of a protein. The CysTag approach exploits split intein fragments without a cysteine fused with such a short tag containing a single cysteine that is easily amenable to selective modification using classical cysteine bioconjugation...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330815/antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-combined-to-periodontal-treatment-experimental-model
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Estéfani L Belinello-Souza, Letícia H Alvarenga, Cintia Lima-Leal, Patrícia Almeida, Carolina Guimarães Leite, Tairine R Lima, Jhosepher Previati-Oliveira, Lucas de Pretto, Anderson Zanardi de Freitas, Adjaci U Fernandes, Rodrigo L Marcos, Renato A Prates
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) has been used as an adjuvant treatment for periodontitis. It combines a photosensitizer with a light source to induce reactive oxygen species and kill microbial cells. PpNetNI is a protoporphyrin derivative, and it has a chemical binding site at biofilm and great affinity to microbial cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of aPDT as an adjuvant treatment for periodontitis. METHODS: Thirty healthy male rats Wistar (Rattus norvegicus) were used in this study (Approved by UNINOVE Ethical committee AN0029/2015)...
March 18, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328738/inhibition-of-hippocampal-long-term-potentiation-by-high-fat-diets-is-it-related-to-an-effect-of-palmitic-acid-involving-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3
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Ana Contreras, Danila Del Rio, Ana Martínez, Carmen Gil, Lidia Morales, Mariano Ruiz-Gayo, Nuria Del Olmo
High-fat diets (HFD) impair hippocampal-dependent learning and memory and produce important changes in synaptic transmission by enhancing glutamate uptake, decreasing synaptic efficacy, and inhibiting plasticity mechanisms such as N-methyl-D-aspartate-mediated long-term depression (LTD) within the hippocampus. Adolescent animals seem to be particularly susceptible to the detrimental effect of HFD as dietary treatments carried out between weaning and early adulthood are much more efficient in terms of hippocampal damage that those carried out during the adult period...
March 21, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328716/vertical-jump-and-leg-power-normative-data-for-colombian-schoolchildren-aged-9-17-9-years-the-fuprecol-study
#18
Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Jorge E Correa-Bautista, Felipe Lobelo, Eduardo L Cadore, Alicia M Alonso-Martinez, Mikel Izquierdo
Ramírez-Vélez, R, Correa-Bautista, JE, Lobelo, F, Cadore, EL, Alonso-Martinez, AM, and Izquierdo, M. Vertical jump and leg power normative data for Colombian schoolchildren aged 9-17.9 years: the FUPRECOL study. J Strength Cond Res 31(4): 990-998, 2017-The aims of the present study were to generate normative vertical jump height and predicted peak power (Ppeak) data for 9- to 17.9-year-olds and to investigate between-sex and age group differences in these measures. This was a cross-sectional study of 7,614 healthy schoolchildren (boys n = 3,258 and girls n = 4,356, mean [SD] age 12...
April 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328040/purification-of-baso4-precipitate-contaminated-with-organic-matter-for-oxygen-isotope-measurements-%C3%AE-18-o-and-%C3%AE-17-o
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Luhua Xie, Baruch Spiro, Gangjian Wei
RATIONALE: Sulfate precipitates are often contaminated with nitrates and organic materials (OM), which reduce the precision and accuracy of measurements of δ(18) O and Δ(17) O values in the sulfate. Although nitrates can be effectively removed using diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid solution, removing OM from the precipitates is often difficult. One effective approach is to heat powdered precipitates to high temperatures. In this study, the effect of this procedure on the δ(18) O and Δ(17) O values of BaSO4 precipitate was fully examined...
July 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328039/reduction-of-metal-adducts-in-oligonucleotide-mass-spectra-in-ion-pair-reversed-phase-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-analysis
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Robert E Birdsall, Martin Gilar, Henry Shion, Ying Qing Yu, Weibin Chen
RATIONALE: Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)-based techniques commonly used in oligonucleotide analyses are known to be sensitive to alkali metal adduct formation. Adducts directly impact the sensitivity of MS-based analyses as the available charge is distributed across the parent peak and adduct(s). The current study systematically evaluated common liquid chromatography (LC) components in LC/ESI-MS configurations used in oligonucleotide analysis to identify metal adduct contributions from LC instrumentation...
July 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
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