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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332355/antitumor-activity-of-4-o-methylhonokiol-in-human-oral-cancer-cells-is-mediated-via-ros-generation-disruption-of-mitochondrial-potential-cell-cycle-arrest-and-modulation-of-bcl-2-bax-proteins
#1
Sha Xiao, Fan Chen, Chengzhi Gao
PURPOSE: The plant-derived natural product 4-O-methylhonokiol (MH) has been reported to possess tremendous pharmacological potential ranging from neuroprotection to anticancer activity. However, the anticancer activity of MH in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells has not been evaluated. In the present study, MH was evaluated for its anticancer activity against OSSC PE/CA-PJ41 cells and the possible underlying mechanism was determined. METHODS: Cell cytotoxicity was evaluated by colorimetrybased MTT assay while the effects on cell cycle phase distribution were assessed by flow cytometry...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331855/retrievable-inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-pregnancy-risk-versus-benefit
#2
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David A Crosby, Kevin Ryan, Niall McEniff, Patrick Dicker, Carmen Regan, Caoimhe Lynch, Bridgette Byrne
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism remains one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in the developed world. Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have a role in the prevention of lethal pulmonary emboli when anticoagulation is contraindicated or has failed [1]. It is unclear whether or not the physiological changes in pregnancy influence efficacy and complications of these devices. The decision to place an IVC filter in pregnancy is complex and there is limited information in terms of benefit and risk to the mother...
December 21, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331782/stratification-during-evaporative-assembly-of-multicomponent-nanoparticle-films
#3
Xiao Liu, Weiping Liu, Amanda J Carr, Dayalis Santiago Vazquez, Dmytro Nykypanchuk, Pawel W Majewski, Alexander F Routh, Surita R Bhatia
HYPOTHESIS: Multicomponent coatings with layers comprising different functionalities are of interest for a variety of applications, including electronic devices, energy storage, and biomaterials. Rather than creating such a film using multiple deposition steps, we explore a single-step method to create such films by varying the particle Peclet numbers, Pe. Our hypothesis, based on recent theoretical descriptions of the stratification process, is that by varying particle size and evaporation rate such that Pe of large and small particles are above and below unity, we can create stratified films of polymeric and inorganic particles...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331548/effect-of-outpatient-antibiotics-for-urinary-tract-infections-on-antimicrobial-resistance-among-commensal-enterobacteriaceae-a-multinational-prospective-cohort-study
#4
Andrew J Stewardson, Jascha Vervoort, Niels Adriaenssens, Samuel Coenen, Maciek Godycki-Cwirko, Anna Kowalczyk, Benedikt Huttner, Christine Lammens, Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar, Herman Goossens, Stephan Harbarth
OBJECTIVES: We quantified the impact of antibiotics prescribed in primary care for urinary tract infections (UTIs) on intestinal colonisation by ciprofloxacin-resistant (CIP-RE) and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE), while accounting for household clustering. METHODS: Prospective cohort study from January 2011 to August 2013 at primary care sites in Belgium, Poland and Switzerland. We recruited outpatients requiring antibiotics for suspected UTIs or asymptomatic bacteriuria (exposed patients), outpatients not requiring antibiotics (non-exposed patients), and 1-3 household contacts for each patient...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331359/quantitative-ct-evaluation-of-small-pulmonary-vessels-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#5
Shin Matsuoka, Akiyuki Kotoku, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Shoichiro Matsushita, Atsuko Fujikawa, Kunihiro Yagihashi, Yasuo Nakajima
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation between the computed tomography (CT) cross-sectional area (CSA) of small pulmonary vessels and the CT obstruction index in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) and the correlation between the changes in these measurements after anticoagulant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-two patients with acute PE were selected for this study. We measured the CSA less than 5 mm2 on coronal reconstructed images to obtain the percentage of the CSA (%CSA < 5)...
January 10, 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331316/pharmacological-activities-of-the-organic-extracts-and-chemical-fatty-acids-composition-of-the-petroleum-ether-extract-from-haplophyllum-tuberculatum-leaves
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Assia Hamdi, Kaouther Majouli, Amal Abdelhamid, Hela Belghith, Imed Chraief, Abderrahman Bouraoui, Zohra Marzouk, Yvan Vander Heyden
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Haplophyllum tuberculatum is used in traditional medicine to treat many disorders including inflammation and pain. The aim of this study is to investigate the organic extracts from H. tuberculatum leaves against inflammation, gastric ulcer and pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acute toxicity was studied in vivo to determine the toxic doses of the leaves organic extracts. Anti-inflammatory activity was also evaluated in vivo using carrageenan-induced paw edema in Wistar rats...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331167/the-association-between-psychotic-experiences-and-traumatic-life-events-the-role-of-the-intention-to-harm
#7
Tais Silveira Moriyama, Marjan Drukker, Ary Gadelha, Pedro Mario Pan, Giovanni Abrahão Salum, Gisele Gus Manfro, Jair de Jesus Mari, Eurípedes Constantino Miguel, Luis Augusto Rohde, Guilherme Vanoni Polanczyk, Jim van Os, Rodrigo Affonseca Bressan
BACKGROUND: Previous work showed traumatic life events (TLE) with intention to harm, like bullying and abuse, to be more strongly associated with psychotic experiences (PE) than other types of trauma, like accidents. However, this association is subject to reporting bias and can be confounded by demographic characteristics and by differences in dose of exposure across different trauma categories. We studied the association between TLE with and without intention to harm and PE, taking into account potential confounders and biases...
January 14, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329621/first-parasitological-histopathological-and-molecular-characterization-of-echinococcus-vogeli-rausch-and-bernstein-1972-from-cuniculus-paca-linnaeus-1766-in-the-cerrado-biome-mato-grosso-do-sul-brazil
#8
Fernanda Bittencourt-Oliveira, Paulo Teixeira, Alba Alencar, Rodrigo Menezes, Christiane Corrêa, Leandro Neves, Fernanda Almeida, Daniel Daipert-Garcia, José Roberto Machado-Silva, Rosângela Rodrigues-Silva
Polycystic echinococcosis (PE) is caused by Echinococcus vogeli metacestodes (larval stage) in Neotropical countries. E. vogeli is trophically-transmitted between predators bush dogs (Speothos venaticus) and prey pacas (Cuniculus paca). In Brazil, reported PE cases are restricted to the Amazon biome. In this study, metacestodes from a paca hunted in Mato Grosso do Sul state (Cerrado biome) were identified morphological and histopathological techniques and further confirmed by molecular testing (sequencing of cytochrome C oxidase subunit I (cox1) gene) for the first time...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329472/impact-of-thrombus-sidedness-on-presentation-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-proximal-lower-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis
#9
Behnood Bikdeli, Babak Sharif-Kashani, Bavand Bikdeli, Reina Valle, Conxita Falga, Antoni Riera-Mestre, Lucia Mazzolai, Peter Verhamme, Philip S Wells, Juan Francisco Sánchez Muñoz Torrero, Luciano Lopez-Jiménez, Manuel Monreal
Small studies have suggested differences in demographics and outcomes between left- and right-sided deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and also unilateral versus bilateral DVT. We investigated the clinical presentation and outcomes of patients with DVT based on thrombus sidedness. The authors used the data from the Registro Informatizado Enfermedad TromboEmbólica (RIETE) database (2001-2016) to identify patients with symptomatic proximal lower-extremity DVT. Main outcomes included cumulative 90-day symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) and 1-year mortality...
January 12, 2018: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329199/pressure-induced-densification-and-compression-in-a-reprocessed-borosilicate-glass
#10
Kathryn J Ham, Yoshio Kono, Parimal J Patel, Steven M Kilczewski, Yogesh K Vohra
Pressure induced densification and compression of a reprocessed sample of borosilicate glass has been studied by X-ray radiography and energy dispersive X-ray diffraction using a Paris-Edinburgh (PE) press at a synchrotron X-ray source. The reprocessing of a commercial borosilicate glass was carried out by cyclical melting and cooling. Gold foil pressure markers were used to obtain the sample pressure by X-ray diffraction using its known equation of state, while X-ray radiography provided a direct measure of the sample volume at high pressure...
January 12, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328749/thromboembolic-diseases-and-the-use-of-vena-cava-filters
#11
Samanthi De Silva
Mr GW is a 77-year-old gentleman who is hoping to have a total knee replacement of his left knee. He underwent a knee replacement on the right in 2011 under spinal anaesthetic, where his postoperative period was complicated by a saddle pulmonary embolus (PE).
April 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328396/placenta%C3%A2-associated-serum-exosomal-mir%C3%A2-155-derived-from-patients-with-preeclampsia-inhibits-enos-expression-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#12
Li Shen, Yujing Li, Ruotian Li, Zhenyu Diao, Muyi Yany, Mengfei Wu, Haixiang Sun, Guijun Yan, Yali Hu
Preeclampsia (PE) is considered to be initiated by abnormal placentation in early pregnancy and results in systemic endothelial cell dysfunction in the second or third trimester. MicroRNAs (miRs) expressed in the human placenta can be secreted into maternal circulation via exosomes, which are secreted extracellular vesicles that serve important roles in intercellular communication. The present study hypothesized that upregulation of placenta‑associated serum exosomal miR‑155 from patients with PE may suppress endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression in endothelial cells...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327535/catheter-assisted-management-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism
#13
Amey Beedkar, Rohan Parikh, Bhavesh Patel, Mahendra Mhaske, Sunil Washimkar, Pradeep Deshmukh, Mukund Deshpande
Pulmonary thromboembolism is common and missed by clinicians. We report a case of massive pulmonary embolism which was life threatening treated by the catheter assisted technique. Anticoagulation is the mainstay of therapy for most patients, with thrombolytic therapy reserved for some patients.1 Recent studies have suggested a role for systemic or catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy in selected patients.2 We present a case of a patient who presented with an PE, was successfully treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326416/strategies-to-restore-adenosine-triphosphate-atp-level-after-more-than-20-hours-of-cold-ischemia-time-in-human-marginal-kidney-grafts
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Matteo Ravaioli, Maurizio Baldassare, Francesco Vasuri, Gianandrea Pasquinelli, Maristella Laggetta, Sabrina Valente, Vanessa De Pace, Flavia Neri, Antonio Siniscalchi, Chiara Zanfi, Valentina R Bertuzzo, Paolo Caraceni, Davide Trerè, Pasquale Longobardi, Antonio D Pinna
BACKGROUND The persisting organ shortage in the field of transplantation recommends the use of marginal kidneys which poorly tolerate ischemic damage. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) depletion during cold ischemia time (CIT) is considered crucial for graft function. We tested different strategies of kidney perfusion before transplantation in the attempt to improve the technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty human discarded kidneys from donors after brain death and with at least 20 hours of CIT were randomized to the following experimental groups (treatment time three-hours at 4°C): a) static cold storage (CS); b) static cold hyperbaric oxygenation (Hyp); c) hypothermic perfusion (PE); d) hypothermic perfusion in hyperbaric oxygenation (PE-Hyp); and e) hypothermic oxygenated perfusion (PE-O2)...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325874/perceptual-changes-with-monopolar-and-phantom-electrode-stimulation
#15
Silke Klawitter, David M Landsberger, Andreas Büchner, Waldo Nogueira
Phantom electrode (PE) stimulation is achieved by simultaneously stimulating out-of-phase from two adjacent intra-cochlear electrodes with different amplitudes. If the basal electrode stimulates with a smaller amplitude than the apical electrode of the pair, the resulting electrical field is pushed away from the basal electrode producing a lower pitch. There is great interest in using PE stimulation in a processing strategy as it can be used to provide stimulation to regions of the cochlea located more apically than the most apical contact on the electrode array...
December 28, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325458/a-diagnostic-test-accuracy-meta-analysis-of-maternal-serum-ischemia-modified-albumin-for-detection-of-preeclampsia
#16
Varikasuvu Seshadri Reddy, Munikumar Manne, Pragathi Duggina, Neelakant Varma
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) has been widely accepted as a serological biomarker. IMA has been proposed as a simple and novel marker of oxidative stress in preeclampsia (PE). This systematic review and diagnostic test accuracy meta-analysis aims to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of this novel serological biomarker, IMA to detect PE. METHODS: A systematic search of major databases was performed to identify all published diagnostic accuracy studies on IMA...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325127/inhibiting-trophoblast-par-1-overexpression-suppresses-sflt-1-induced-anti-angiogenesis-and-abnormal-vascular-remodeling-a-possible-therapeutic-approach-for-preeclampsia
#17
Yin Zhao, YanFang Zheng, XiaoXia Liu, QingQing Luo, Di Wu, XiaoPing Liu, Li Zou
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to improve vascular remodeling by inhibiting the excessive expression of protease activated receptor 1 (PAR-1) in trophoblast of abnormal placenta? SUMMARY ANSWER: Inhibition of trophoblast PAR-1 overexpression may promote placental angiogenesis and vascular remodeling, offering an alternative therapeutic approach for preeclampsia. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: PAR-1 is high-affinity receptor of thrombin. Thrombin increases sFlt-1 secretion in trophoblast via the activation of PAR-1...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324936/the-impact-of-lung-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-the-emergency-management-of-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
#18
Cristina Ferrari, Alessandra Cimino, Giacomo Bianco, Francesca Iuele, Alessandra Di Palo, Margherita Fanelli, Artor Niccoli-Asabella, Giuseppe Rubini
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is an emergency condition that requires immediate treatment. As the symptoms and the risk factors are nonspecific, PE differential diagnosis is often required. Even if angio-CT is considered the gold standard for PE diagnosis, the frequent allergic condition and/or chronic renal failure of patients make, in most cases, not possible the use of contrast enhancement in emergency with even more increasing use of Lung Perfusion Scintigraphy (LPS), as a simple and fast examination with no preparation/contraindication...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324668/effect-of-ultrasonic-extraction-on-production-and-structural-changes-of-c-phycocyanin-from-marine-spirulina-maxima
#19
Woon Yong Choi, Hyeon Yong Lee
This work first showed that very high amounts of phycocyanins, such as 11.3 mg/mL C-phycocyanin (C-PC), 3.1 mg/mL allophycocyanin (APC), and 0.8 mg/mL phycoerythrin (PE), can be obtained using an ultrasonic extraction process (UE) with a 60 kHz frequency and 3 h of process time at 25 °C, without any other pretreatments. These yields were higher than those from most conventional water extractions at 4 °C for 24 h (Control condition) or at 25 °C for 24 h (WE), namely, 9.8 and 5.7 mg/mL C-PC, 2.3 and 1.2 mg/mL APC, and 0...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324503/%C3%AE-asarone-alleviated-chronic-constriction-injury-induced-neuropathic-pain-through-inhibition-of-spinal-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-an-liver-x-receptor-dependent-manner
#20
Yulong Gui, Aiyuan Li, Jie Zhang, Guan Li, Xia Ruan, Qulian Guo, Wangyuan Zou
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain is an intractable and complex disease. Recent studies have shown a close relationship between endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and neuropathic pain. Here, we investigated the effect of α-asarone, an ER stress inhibitor, on chronic constriction injury (CCI)-induced neuropathic pain. METHODS: Two parts were included in this study. In part 1, rats were assigned to 7 groups: the sham group, the sham + α-asarone 20 mg/kg group, the CCI group, the CCI + vehicle group, the CCI + α-asarone 5 mg/kg group, the CCI + α-asarone 10 mg/kg group, and the CCI + α-asarone 20 mg/kg group...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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