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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811899/angiomyofibroblastoma-of-the-vulva-diagnosed-preoperatively-a-case-report
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Tadahiro Shoji, Ryosuke Takeshita, Rika Mukaida, Tamotsu Sato, Masami Taguchi, Shunichi Sasou
A 50-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 2) first noticed a small nodule in the right labium majus 2 years prior to the initial visit to the Hachinohe Red Cross Hospital (Hachinohe, Japan), which had gradually increased in size. On physical examination, a well-circumscribed, elastic, firm, goose egg-sized, subcutaneous mass protruding from the right labium majus was identified. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the lesion was hypointense on T1-weighted images and was well-circumscribed, strongly enhanced and homogeneous on gadolinium-enhanced images, measuring 7...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810964/a-study-on-the-tactical-safety-of-endotracheal-intubation-under-darkness
#2
Sedat Bilge, Attila Aydin, Meltem Bilge, Cemile Aydin, Erdem Cevik, Mehmet Eryilmaz
OBJECTIVE: Strict blackout discipline is extremely important for all military units. To be able to effectively determine wound characteristics and perform the necessary interventions at nighttime, vision and light restrictions can be mitigated through the use of tactical night vision goggles (NVGs). The lamp of the classical laryngoscope (CL) can be seen with the naked eye; infrared light, on the other hand, cannot be perceived without the use of NVGs. The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety of endotracheal intubation (ETI) procedures in the dark under tactically safe conditions with modified laryngoscope (ML) model...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806418/seasonality-affects-dietary-diversity-of-school-age-children-in-northern-ghana
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Abdul-Razak Abizari, Fusta Azupogo, Miwako Nagasu, Noortje Creemers, Inge D Brouwer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dietary diversity score (DDS) is relatively easy to measure and is shown to be a very useful indicator of the probability of adequate micronutrient intake. Dietary diversity, however, is usually assessed during a single period and little is known about the effect of seasonality on it. This study investigates whether dietary diversity is influenced by seasonality. METHODS: Two cross-sectional surveys were conducted in two different seasons-dry season (October 2010) and rainy season (May 2011) among the same school-age children (SAC) in two rural schools in northern Ghana...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805929/the-impact-of-training-strategies-on-the-accuracy-of-genomic-predictors-in-united-states-red-angus-cattle
#4
J Lee, S D Kachman, M L Spangler
Genomic selection (GS) has become an integral part of genetic evaluation methodology and has been applied to all major livestock species, including beef and dairy cattle, pigs, and chickens. Significant contributions in increased accuracy of selection decisions have been clearly illustrated in dairy cattle after practical application of GS. In the majority of U.S. beef cattle breeds, similar efforts have also been made to increase the accuracy of genetic merit estimates through the inclusion of genomic information into routine genetic evaluations using a variety of methods...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804957/pre-and-post-transfusion-alloimmunization-in-dogs-characterized-by-2-antiglobulin-enhanced-cross-match-tests
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I Goy-Thollot, U Giger, C Boisvineau, R Perrin, M Guidetti, B Chaprier, A Barthélemy, C Pouzot-Nevoret, B Canard
BACKGROUND: When dogs are transfused, blood compatibility testing varies widely but may include dog erythrocyte antigen (DEA) 1 typing and rarely cross-matching. OBJECTIVES: Prospective study to examine naturally occurring alloantibodies against red blood cells (RBCs) and alloimmunization by transfusion using 2 antiglobulin-enhanced cross-match tests. ANIMALS: Eighty client-owned anemic, 72 donor, and 7 control dogs. METHODS: All dogs were typed for DEA 1 and some also for DEA 4 and DEA 7...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800588/non-lethal-genotyping-of-tribolium-castaneum-adults-using-genomic-dna-extracted-from-wing-tissue
#6
Frederic Strobl, J Alexander Ross, Ernst H K Stelzer
The red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum has become the second most important insect model organism and is frequently used in developmental biology, genetics and pest-associated research. Consequently, the methodological arsenal increases continuously, but many routinely applied techniques for Drosophila melanogaster and other insect species are still unavailable. For example, a protocol for non-lethal genotyping has not yet been adapted but is particularly useful when individuals with known genotypes are required for downstream experiments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796948/identification-of-polyphenol-specific-innate-epitopes-originated-from-a-resveratrol-analogue
#7
Mai Furuhashi, Yukinori Hatasa, Sae Kawamura, Takahiro Shibata, Mitsugu Akagawa, Koji Uchida
Polyphenols have received significant attention in disease prevention due to their unique chemical and biological properties. However, the underlying molecular mechanism for their beneficial effects remains unclear. We have now identified a polyphenol as a source of innate epitopes detected in natural IgM and established a unique gain-of-function mechanism in the formation of innate epitopes by polyphenol via the polymerization of proteins. Upon incubation with bovine serum albumin (BSA) under physiological conditions, several polyphenols converted the protein into the innate epitopes recognized by the IgM antibodies...
August 10, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795466/reduced-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-positivity-among-pregnant-women-born-after-the-national-implementation-of-immunoprophylaxis-for-babies-born-to-hepatitis-b-virus-carrier-mothers-in-japan
#8
Aya Sugiyama, Masayuki Ohisa, Shintaro Nagashima, Chikako Yamamoto, Chuon Channarena, Toshiko Fujii, Tomoyuki Akita, Keiko Katayama, Yoshiki Kudo, Junko Tanaka
AIM: We aimed to estimate hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positivity among birth year-stratified pregnant women in Hiroshima, Japan, and compare prevalence rates among women between born before and after implementation of a national immunoprophylactic vaccination program for babies born to hepatitis B virus (HBV) carrier mothers in Japan. METHODS: Pregnant women who gave birth at all delivery hospitals/clinics in Hiroshima prefecture between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011 were eligible...
August 9, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795213/hospital-workload-for-weapon-wounded-females-treated-by-the-international-committee-of-the-red-cross-more-work-needed-than-for-males
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Peter Andersson, Måns Muhrbeck, Harald Veen, Zaher Osman, Johan von Schreeb
BACKGROUND: Civilians constitute 33-51% of victims in armed conflicts. Several reports on civilian injuries exist, but few have focused on injuries afflicting females. We analyzed routinely collected data on weapon-related injuries from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hospital in northwestern Pakistan in order to define injury patterns and types of surgical treatment for females. METHODS: A total of 3028 patient files (376 females) from consecutively admitted patients to the ICRC-hospital in Peshawar from February 2009 to May 2012 were included...
August 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793850/glycation-oxidation-and-glycoxidation-of-igg-a-biophysical-biochemical-immunological-and-hematological-study
#10
Sidra Islam, Moinuddin, Abdul Rouf Mir, Alok Raghav, Safia Habib, Khursheed Alam, Asif Ali
Glycation and oxidation induce structural alterations in the proteins in an inter-dependent manner with consequent pathological implications. The published literature presents wide range of modifications in conformational characteristics of proteins by glycation and oxidation; however, there is little data that could elaborate the cumulative effect of both the processes. This study has analysed the modifications in IgG by methylglyoxal (MG) (glycative stress), hydroxyl radical (OH(•)) (oxidative stress) and by their combined action i...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789633/variations-in-5s-rdnas-in-diploid-and-tetraploid-offspring-of-red-crucian-carp-%C3%A3-common-carp
#11
Lihai Ye, Chun Zhang, Xiaojun Tang, Yiyi Chen, Shaojun Liu
BACKGROUND: The allotetraploid hybrid fish (4nAT) that was created in a previous study through an intergeneric cross between red crucian carp (Carassius auratus red var., ♀) and common carp (Cyprinus carpio L., ♂) provided an excellent platform to investigate the effect of hybridization and polyploidization on the evolution of 5S rDNA. The 5S rDNAs of paternal common carp were made up of a coding sequence (CDS) and a non-transcribed spacer (NTS) unit, and while the 5S rDNAs of maternal red crucian carp contained a CDS and a NTS unit, they also contained a variable number of interposed regions (IPRs)...
August 8, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777954/association-between-blood-folate-concentrations-and-depression-in-reproductive-aged-u-s-women-nhanes-2011-2012
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Brenda Nguyen, Paul Weiss, Hind Beydoun, Vijaya Kancherla
BACKGROUND: Blood folate concentrations have been linked to an increased risk of depression in adults. Depression is particularly pronounced among women; however, the association between folate concentration and depression is not well-examined among women of reproductive age. The purpose of our study was to assess the association between low serum and red blood cell folate concentration and the risk of moderate to severe depression among non-pregnant women of reproductive age in the United States (U...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770907/two-photon-absorption-in-a-series-of-2-6-disubstituted-bodipy-dyes
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Leonardo W T Barros, Thiago A S Cardoso, Angela Bihlmeier, Danny Wagner, Dominik K Kölmel, Anna Hörner, Stefan Bräse, Carlos H Brito Cruz, Lazaro A Padilha
We report on the two-photon absorption spectra of a series of 2,6-disubstituted BODIPY dyes. Depending on the substituents, we observe increasing two-photon absorption cross sections with values up to 350 GM compared to 70 GM in the unsubstituted dye. Quantum chemical calculations are performed to assign the absorption bands and to understand the factors controlling the size of the two-photon absorption cross section. Both the maximum of the two-photon absorption band as well as the red-shift of the whole spectrum correlate with the ability of the substituents to extend the π-electron system of the dye...
August 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768651/combined-bioavailable-isoflavones-and-probiotics-improve-bone-status-and-estrogen-metabolism-in-postmenopausal-osteopenic-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Max Norman Tandrup Lambert, Catrine Bundgaard Thybo, Simon Lykkeboe, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Xavier Frette, Lars Porskjær Christensen, Per Bendix Jeppesen
Background: Female age-related estrogen deficiency increases the risk of osteoporosis, which can be effectively treated with the use of hormone replacement therapy. However, hormone replacement therapy is demonstrated to increase cancer risk. Bioavailable isoflavones with selective estrogen receptor affinity show potential to prevent and treat osteoporosis while minimizing or eliminating carcinogenic side effects.Objective: In this study, we sought to determine the beneficial effects of a bioavailable isoflavone and probiotic treatment against postmenopausal osteopenia...
August 2, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763113/distribution-of-cardiac-troponin-i-in-the-japanese-general-population-and-factors-influencing-its-concentrations
#15
Naoya Abe, Kenichiro Tomita, Mayumi Teshima, Maki Kuwabara, Satoshi Sugawa, Nae Hinata, Masaaki Matsuura, Mutsunori Fujiwara, Kazuhiko Takaya, Toru Hiyoshi, Hiroki Uozumi, Hiroshi Ikenouchi, Rie Ishikawa, Junko Shojima, Junko Komatsu
BACKGROUND: The 99th percentile of cardiac troponin I level in the general population is accepted as the cut-off for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, it is not clear whether the cut-offs derived in racially and geographically different populations are applicable in Japan. METHODS: Troponin I was determined using the Abbott ARCHITECT STAT high-sensitive troponin I immunoassay in 698 apparently healthy individuals who visited the Japanese Red Cross Medical Center for a health checkup...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762753/migraine-in-mitochondrial-disorders-prevalence-and-characteristics
#16
Catello Vollono, Guido Primiano, Giacomo Della Marca, Anna Losurdo, Serenella Servidei
Background Migraine is a well-known feature of mitochondrial disorders (MDs). However, no systematic epidemiological data are available in large populations of patients. Aims The aim of this cross-sectional cohort study was to describe the prevalence and migraine characteristics in a large cohort of patients with mitochondrial encephalomyopathies. Methods We studied 93 consecutive patients with characterised MDs referred to our Neuromuscular Unit during a 12-month period. All patients (age range = 16-78 years; 31 men; 58 progressive external ophthalmoplegia [PEO], 12 myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fibres [MERRF], eight mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes [MELAS], two mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy [MNGIE] and 13 other MDs) underwent a structured diagnostic headache interview using an operational diagnostic tool following the IHS criteria...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760943/individual-and-combined-effects-of-dietary-factors-on-risk-of-incident-hypertension-prospective-analysis-from-the-nutrinet-sant%C3%A3-cohort
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Helene Lelong, Jacques Blacher, Julia Baudry, Solia Adriouch, Pilar Galan, Leopold Fezeu, Serge Hercberg, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot
Dietary intake is pointed as one of the major determinants in hypertension development. Data in the area are mostly obtained from cross-sectional studies. We aimed to investigate the prospective association between (1) individual nutritional factors and (2) adherence to the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension and the risk of incident hypertension in a large cohort study. We prospectively examined the incidence of hypertension among 80 426 French adults participating in the NutriNet-Santé cohort study. Self-reported sociodemographic, lifestyle health questionnaires and dietary consumption assessed by three 24-hour records were completed at baseline and yearly thereafter...
July 31, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759859/temperature-responsive-nanogel-multilayers-of-poly-n-vinylcaprolactam-for-topical-drug-delivery
#18
Oleksandra Zavgorodnya, Carlos A Carmona-Moran, Veronika Kozlovskaya, Fei Liu, Timothy M Wick, Eugenia Kharlampieva
We report nanothin temperature-responsive hydrogel films of poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) nanoparticles (νPVCL) with remarkably high loading capacity for topical drug delivery. Highly swollen (νPVCL)n multilayer hydrogels, where n denotes the number of nanoparticle layers, are produced by layer-by-layer hydrogen-bonded assembly of core-shell PVCL-co-acrylic acid nanoparticles with linear PVPON followed by cross-linking of the acrylic acid shell with either ethylene diamine (EDA) or adipic acid dihydrazide (AAD)...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757581/identification-of-urinary-polyphenol-metabolite-patterns-associated-with-polyphenol-rich-food-intake-in-adults-from-four-european-countries
#19
Hwayoung Noh, Heinz Freisling, Nada Assi, Raul Zamora-Ros, David Achaintre, Aurélie Affret, Francesca Mancini, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Anna Flögel, Heiner Boeing, Tilman Kühn, Ruth Schübel, Antonia Trichopoulou, Androniki Naska, Maria Kritikou, Domenico Palli, Valeria Pala, Rosario Tumino, Fulvio Ricceri, Maria Santucci de Magistris, Amanda Cross, Nadia Slimani, Augustin Scalbert, Pietro Ferrari
We identified urinary polyphenol metabolite patterns by a novel algorithm that combines dimension reduction and variable selection methods to explain polyphenol-rich food intake, and compared their respective performance with that of single biomarkers in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study. The study included 475 adults from four European countries (Germany, France, Italy, and Greece). Dietary intakes were assessed with 24-h dietary recalls (24-HDR) and dietary questionnaires (DQ)...
July 25, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755992/microgels-of-silylated-hpmc-as-a-multimodal-system-for-drug-co-encapsulation
#20
Mohamed Zayed, Corine Tourne-Peteilh, Michel Ramonda, Gildas Rethore, Pierre Weiss, Jean Martinez, Gilles Subra, Ahmad Mehdi, Jean-Marie Devoisselle, Philippe Legrand
Combined therapy is a global strategy developed to prevent drug resistance in cancer and infectious diseases. In this field, there is a need of multifunctional drug delivery systems able to co-encapsulate small drug molecules, peptides, proteins, associated to targeting functions, nanoparticles. Silylated hydrogels are alkoxysilane hybrid polymers that can be engaged in a sol-gel process, providing chemical cross linking in physiological conditions, and functionalized biocompatible hybrid materials. In the present work, microgels were prepared with silylated (hydroxypropyl)methyl cellulose (Si-HPMC) that was chemically cross linked in soft conditions of pH and temperature...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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