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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938405/short-term-high-fat-diet-increases-leptin-activation-of-cart-neurons-and-advances-puberty-in-female-mice
#1
Jade Cabestre Venancio, Lisandra Oliveira Margatho, Rodrigo C Rorato, Roberta Ribeiro Costa Rosales, Lucas Kniess Debarba, Ricardo Coletti, Jose Antunes-Rodrigues, Carol F Elias, Lucila Leico K Elias
Leptin is a permissive factor for puberty initiation, participating as a metabolic cue in the activation of the kisspeptin (Kiss1)-gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuronal circuitry however, it has no direct effect on Kiss1 neurons. Leptin acts on hypothalamic CART neurons, participating in the regulation of energy homeostasis. We investigated the influence of a short-term high-fat diet (HFD) on the effect of leptin on puberty timing. Kiss1-hrGFP female mice received a HFD or regular diet (RD) after weaning at postnatal day 21 (PN21) and were studied at PN28 and PN32...
September 4, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937837/lung-function-functional-capacity-and-respiratory-symptoms-at-discharge-from-hospital-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-a-cross-sectional-study
#2
Jenny S Danielsbacka, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Per-Olof Hansson, Kaisa Mannerkorpi
BACKGROUND: Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a cardiovascular disease with symptoms including respiratory associated chest pain (RACP) and dyspnea. No previous studies exist focusing on lung function, functional capacity, and respiratory symptoms at discharge after PE. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to examine and describe lung function, functional capacity, and respiratory symptoms at discharge in patients with PE and compare to reference values. PATIENTS/METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients with PE admitted to the Acute Medical Unit, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, were included...
September 22, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937273/cone-beam-ct-acquisition-during-transradial-tace-made-easy-use-of-the-swivel-arm-board
#3
Uei Pua, Chia Chia Teo, Pe Thet U, Lawrence Han Hwee Quek
OBJECTIVE: Transradial access for peripheral intervention often requires certain modification from its coronary counterparts. One of the challenges during transradial transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the need for the access arm to be repositioned during cone-beam CT (CBCT) acquisition to allow for C-arm rotation. We recently introduced a swivel arm board to allow seamless repositioning of the access arm during and after CBCT acquisition. The purpose of this study is to detail the technique and feasibility of this useful adjunct to transradial TACE...
September 13, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936964/-a-case-of-large-pulmonary-embolism-in-trunk-and-branches-with-main-manifestation-of-syncope-vomiting-and-shock
#4
Rongbo Wen, Sheng Zhang, Linfeng He, Xiufeng Ji, Peng Wang, Qiuxiang Zhou, Jinlong Qu, Jun Guan, Zhaofen Lin
Pulmonary embolism (PE) refers to the endogenous or exogenous emboli blocking pulmonary trunk or branches, causing clinical and pathophysiological syndrome of pulmonary circulation disorder, the incidence rate is high. Sometimes PE patients were lack of specific symptoms and signs, or without any symptoms, which often result in misdiagnosis, un-timely diagnosis, and the delay of treatment. A PE case with syncope, vomiting and shock, which was proved to be pulmonary artery trunk and branch wide embolism later, was presented so as to improve the understanding of the disease...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935434/diagnosis-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-pregnancy
#5
Wee-Shian Chan
The diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) during pregnancy still relies on objective imaging. Ancillary testing such as clinical prediction rules and D-dimer testing may have a role in excluding both DVT and PE in these pregnant patients even as we await results from prospective management studies. The anatomical distribution of DVT in pregnancy differs from those in non-pregnant patient with a greater propensity for proximal iliac vein thrombosis. Using leg ultrasonography with compression maneuvers from the femoral vein to popliteal vein and doppler assessment of the iliac vein in a single examination, appears adequate in most pregnant women with suspected DVT, in excluding DVT...
September 5, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935249/osteopontin-plays-a-unique-role-in-resistance-of-cd34-cd123-human-leukemia-cell-lines-kg1a-to-parthenolide
#6
Saeed Mohammadi, Mahdi Zahedpanah, Seyed Hamidollah Ghaffari, Mojgan Shaiegan, Mohsen Nikbakht, Mahin Nikugoftar
OBJECTIVES: To determine if parthenolide (PTL) is cytotoxic for leukemia-like KG1a cells and if it involves in certain molecular-mediated resistance, especially osteopontin (OPN). METHODS: PTL/daunorubicin (DNR)-treated KG1a cells were examined for viability using MTT and colony-formation assay, and stained for apoptosis using AV/PI. The gene and protein expression were evaluated by qReal-time PCR and Western blotting analysis, respectively. OPN gene was inhibited by OPN siRNA...
September 19, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935036/inferior-vena-cava-filters-to-prevent-pulmonary-embolism-systematic-review-and%C3%A2-meta-analysis
#7
Behnood Bikdeli, Saurav Chatterjee, Nihar R Desai, Ajay J Kirtane, Mayur M Desai, Michael B Bracken, Frederick A Spencer, Manuel Monreal, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Harlan M Krumholz
BACKGROUND: Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are widely used for prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE). However, uncertainty persists about their efficacy and safety. OBJECTIVES: The authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the published reports on the efficacy and safety of IVC filters. METHODS: The authors searched PubMed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and ClinicalTrials.gov through October 3, 2016, for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or prospective controlled observational studies of IVC filters versus none in patients at risk of PE...
September 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934940/human-development-index-hdi-of-the-maternal-country-of-origin-as-a-predictor-of-perinatal-outcomes-a-longitudinal-study-conducted-in-spain
#8
S Garcia-Tizon Larroca, J Arevalo-Serrano, A Duran Vila, M P Pintado Recarte, I Cueto Hernandez, A Solis Pierna, S Lizarraga Bonelli, J De Leon-Luis
BACKGROUND: In an era of worldwide population displacement, recent studies have identified strong associations between social situations and perinatal outcomes among immigrants. Little is known about the effect of maternal social background on pregnancy outcomes. The Human Development Index (HDI) assesses the following dimensions of human development: life expectancy, education level and income. The objective of our study was to determine if maternal HDI may be used to identify women at increased odds of poor pregnancy outcomes...
September 21, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934872/a-structural-equation-model-of-patient-healthcare-provider-relationships-and-hiv-infected-patient-outcomes-in-chinese-populations
#9
Wei-Ti Chen, Chengshi Shiu, Joyce P Yang, Peing Chuang, Lin Zhang, Meijuan Bao, Hongzhou Lu
Obtaining maximum antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence is critical for maintaining a high CD4 count and strong immune function in PLWHA. Key factors for achieving optimum adherence include good medication self-efficacy, decreased medication-taking difficulties, and positive patient-healthcare provider (HCP) relationships. Limited studies have analyzed the correlation of these factors and ART adherence in Chinese population. In this paper, structural equation modeling was performed to assess the proposed model of relations between patient-HCP relationships and adherence...
September 21, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934708/different-partition-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-on-environmental-particulates-in-freshwater-microplastics-in-comparison-to-natural-sediment
#10
Wenfeng Wang, Jun Wang
Microplastics pollution in the aquatic ecosystems has aroused increasing concerns in recent years. Though microplastics are known to sorb organic contaminants from water, the interaction mechanisms between microplastics and organic chemicals are not yet well understood. Here we investigated the partition characteristics of phenanthrene (Phe) in three mass-produced plastic particles, including polyethylene (PE), polystyrene (PS) and polyvinylchloride (PVC), and one natural sediment, as a comparison. The sorption kinetics of Phe onto microplastics and natural sediment were successfully described by the pseudo-second-order model (R(2) > 0...
September 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934260/characterization-of-the-nasal-and-oral-microbiota-of-detection-dogs
#11
Anitha Isaiah, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann, Russ Kelley, Paul Mundell, Jörg M Steiner, Jan S Suchodolski
Little is known about physiological factors that affect the sense of olfaction in dogs. The objectives of this study were to describe the canine nasal and oral microbiota in detection dogs. We sought to determine the bacterial composition of the nasal and oral microbiota of a diverse population of detection canines. Nasal and oral swabs were collected from healthy dogs (n = 81) from four locations-Alabama, Georgia, California, and Texas. Nasal and oral swabs were also collected from a second cohort of detection canines belonging to three different detection job categories: explosive detection dogs (SP-E; n = 22), patrol and narcotics detection dogs (P-NDD; n = 15), and vapor wake dogs (VWD-E; n = 9)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933797/perivascular-perfusion-on-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-is-associated-with-inflammation-in-patients-with-acute-deep-vein-thrombosis
#12
Mathias Kaspar, Stephan Imfeld, Sasan Partovi, Markus Aschwanden, Thomas Baldi, Alexander Dikkes, Deborah R Vogt, Dimitrios A Tsakiris, Daniel Staub
Background Inflammatory processes of the venous wall in acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) play a role in thrombus formation and resolution. However, direct evaluation of the perivascular inflammation is currently not feasible. Objective To assess perivascular perfusion in acute proximal DVT using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) reflecting perivenous inflammation and its association with systemic inflammatory markers in a single-centre, prospective observational study. Patients/Methods Twenty patients with proximal DVT underwent CEUS imaging in the thrombosed and contralateral popliteal vein at baseline and after 2 weeks and 3 months...
September 21, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933788/angptl4-mediates-the-protective-role-of-ppar%C3%AE-activators-in-the-pathogenesis-of-preeclampsia
#13
Lei Liu, Xu Zhuang, Meng Jiang, Fei Guan, Qin Fu, Jianhua Lin
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) has been shown to be a therapeutic target for preeclampsia (PE). Angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4) is a multifunctional secretory protein involved in regulating lipid metabolism and angiogenesis in various tissues. However, the expression of PPARγ and ANGPTL4 and their interaction in PE remain elusive. Here we showed that PPARγ agonist rosiglitazone upregulated the expression and secretion of ANGPTL4 in a dose-dependent manner in HTR8/SVneo cells, human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and placental explants...
September 21, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933113/-evaluation-of-pharmacokinetics-and-in-vitro-in-vivo-correlation-of-ibuprofen-with-essential-oils-as-penetration-enhancer-following-transdermal-administration
#14
Qiu-Dong Jiang, Ye-Ming Wu, Hui Zhang, Pei Liu, Jun Chen, Jin-Ao Duan
The study was carried out to investigate the pharmacokinetics and in vitro/in vivo correlation of ibuprofen with essential oils as penetration enhancers (PE) following transdermal administration. With Azone as the positive control, ibuprofen hydrogels containing Chuanxiong oil, Angelica oil or Cinnamon oil as PE were prepared and administered to the rat abdominal skin. Then the pharmacokinetics of ibuprofen following transdermal administration were investigated and compared. In comparison with negative control (no PE was added), the relative bioavailability values with the addition of Chuanxiong oil, Angelica oil, Cinnamon oil and Azone as PE were determined to be 161...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932537/the-role-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-management-of-symptomatic-pleural-effusion-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-best-evidence-topic-report
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REVIEW
Alfonso Fiorelli, Francesco Caronia, Aldo Prencipe, Mario Santini, Brendon Stiles
A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written addressing whether video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) talc pleurodesis could be justified in patients with pleural effusion (PE) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and no-responded to repeated thoracentesis. Ten papers were identified to answer the question. Of these, two were case-series study including ≥4 patients, 7 retrospective analytical studies, and one observational study but no randomized controlled trial (RCTs) was included in the analysis...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931100/-venous-thromboembolism-vte-current-diagnosis-and-therapy-with-special-attention-towards-oncologic-patients
#16
György Pfliegler
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), or with the common name venous thromboembolism (VTE) are frequent manifestations of pathologic hemostasis in malignancies, thereby contributing to the large number of patients despite recent developments in thrombosis prevention. In the present paper up-to-date practice of diagnosis and therapy will be discussed partly based on the author's previous publications on epidemiology and prophylaxis of VTE in oncological patients.
September 20, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930373/venous-thromboembolism-in-obese-pregnant-women-approach-to-diagnosis-and-management
#17
Ann Kinga Malinowski, Dorota Bomba-Opoń, Jacqueline Parrish, Urszula Sarzyńska, Dan Farine
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains among the leading causes of maternal mortality in the developed world, presenting variably as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) or cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT), among others. Obesity in particular has been recognized as the principal contributing factor to the risk of VTE in pregnancy and with the global increase in the rates of obesity affecting reproductive age women, heightened awareness of the risk and consequences of VTE in this population are vital...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929937/extracurricular-physical-activity-programs-in-california-private-secondary-schools
#18
David Kahan, Thomas L McKenzie
PURPOSE: Interscholastic, intramural, and club physical activity (PA) programs can be important contributors to student PA accrual at schools. Few studies have assessed factors related to the provision of these extracurricular PA programs, especially in private schools. METHODS: We used a 16-item questionnaire to assess the associations and influences of selected factors relative to extracurricular PA program policies and practices in 450 private California secondary schools...
September 20, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929610/identification-of-bottlenecks-in-the-accumulation-of-cyclic-fatty-acids-in-camelina-seed-oil
#19
Xiao-Hong Yu, Rebecca E Cahoon, Patrick J Horn, Hai Shi, Richa Rawat Prakash, Yuanheng Cai, Maegan Hearney, Kent D Chapman, Edgar B Cahoon, Jorg Schwender, John Shanklin
Modified fatty acids (mFA) have diverse uses, e.g., cyclopropane fatty acids (CPA) are feedstocks for producing coatings, lubricants, plastics, and cosmetics. The expression of mFA-producing enzymes in crop and model plants generally results in lower levels of mFA accumulation than in their natural-occurring source plants. Thus, to further our understanding of metabolic bottlenecks that limit mFA accumulation, we generated transgenic Camelina sativa lines co-expressing Escherichia coli cyclopropane synthase (EcCPS) and Sterculia foetida lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase (SfLPAT)...
September 20, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929598/levels-of-serum-circulating-angiogenic-factors-within-1-week-prior-to-delivery-are-closely-related-to-conditions-of-pregnant-women-with-pre-eclampsia-gestational-hypertension-and-or-fetal-growth-restriction
#20
Sakiko Nanjo, Sawako Minami, Mika Mizoguchi, Madoka Yamamoto, Tamaki Yahata, Saori Toujima, Michihisa Shiro, Aya Kobayashi, Yasuteru Muragaki, Kazuhiko Ino
AIM: We aimed to investigate maternal serum angiogenic marker profiles within 1 week prior to delivery in cases of gestational hypertension (GH), pre-eclampsia (PE), and/or fetal growth restriction (FGR) with different clinical conditions. METHODS: We enrolled 165 women with singleton pregnancy. The participants were classified based on three characteristics: (i) proteinuria (GH and PE); (ii) FGR (PE with FGR [PE + FGR], PE alone, and FGR alone); and (iii) onset (early onset PE [EO PE] and late-onset PE [LO PE])...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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