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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343321/a-risk-score-based-on-admission-characteristics-to-predict-progressive-hemorrhagic-injury-from-traumatic-brain-injury-in-children
#1
Guo-Wen Hu, Hai-Li Lang, Hua Guo, Lei Wu, Pei Zhang, Wei Kuang, Xin-Gen Zhu
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability in children, and progressive hemorrhagic injury (PHI) post TBI is associated with poor outcomes. Therefore, the objective of this study was to develop and validate a prognostic model that uses the information available at admission to determine the likelihood of PHI occurrence after TBI in children. The identified demographic data, cause of injury, clinical predictors on admission, computed tomography scan characteristics, and routine laboratory parameters were collected and used to develop a PHI prognostic model with logistic regression analysis, and the prediction model was validated in 68 children...
March 25, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343043/clonal-integration-increases-tolerance-of-a-phalanx-clonal-plant-to-defoliation
#2
Pu Wang, Huan Li, Xiao-Yu Pang, Ao Wang, Bi-Cheng Dong, Jing-Pin Lei, Fei-Hai Yu, Mai-He Li
Defoliation by herbivores commonly imposes negative effects on plants, and physiological integration (resource sharing) can enhance the ability of guerilla clonal plants to tolerate stresses. Here we examined whether physiological integration can increase the ability of phalanx clonal plants to withstand defoliation. On a high mountain grassland in southwestern China, we subjected the phalanx clonal plant Iris delavayi within 10cm×10cm plots to three levels of defoliation intensity, i.e., control (no defoliation), moderate (50% shoot removal to simulate moderate herbivory) and heavy defoliation (100% shoot removal to simulate heavy herbivory), and kept rhizomes at the plot edges connected (allowing physiological integration) or disconnected (preventing integration) with intact ramets outside the plots...
March 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342863/disturbed-tryptophan-metabolism-correlating-to-progression-and-metastasis-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#3
Jing Cheng, Hai Jin, Xiaobei Hou, Jie Lv, Xianfu Gao, Guangyong Zheng
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most frequent malignancies worldwide. Lymph node metastasis is the leading cause of death in ESCC patients. To identify early diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of ESCC and elucidate underlying pathogenesis of the disease, a targeted metabolomics strategy based on liquid chromatography combined with tandem mass spectrometry was applied to explore tryptophan metabolism between ESCC patients, metastatic ESCC patients (mESCC), and healthy controls. Statistical analysis on metabolite expression abundance and compound concentration ratio was conducted to discriminate patients from healthy controls...
March 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342380/optimization-of-the-compton-camera-for-measuring-prompt-gamma-rays-in-boron-neutron-capture-therapy
#4
Chun-Hui Gong, Xiao-Bin Tang, Di-Yun Shu, Hai-Yan Yu, Chang-Ran Geng
Optimization of the Compton camera for measuring prompt gamma rays (0.478MeV) emitted during boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) was performed with Geant4. The parameters of the Compton camera were determined as follows: 3cm thick - 10cm wide scatter detector (Silicon), 10cm thick - 10cm wide absorber detector (Germanium), and 1cm distance between the scatter and absorber detectors. For a typical brain tumor treatment, the overall detection efficiency of the optimized Compton camera was approximately 0.1425% using the Snyder's head phantom with a sphere tumor (4cm diameter and ~1cm depth)...
March 19, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340254/the-unfininished-issue-of-ischaemic-stroke-and-embolic-events-during-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-the-authors-reply
#5
Yang Liu, Xianzhang Zhan, Yumei Xue, Hai Deng, Xianhong Fang, Hongtao Liao, Jun Huang, Fangzhou Liu, Yuanhong Liang, Wei Wei, Shulin Wu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340123/rapid-ascent-from-zero-quality-to-international-organization-for-standardization-accreditation%C3%A2-a-case-study-of-hai-duong-preventive-medicine-center-in-vietnam-2012-2013
#6
Cuong Ngoc Duong, Kyle B Bond, Humberto Carvalho, Hien Bui Thi Thu, Thuong Nguyen, Thomas Rush
Objectives: In 2012, the Vietnam Ministry of Health sought to improve the quality of health laboratories by introducing international quality standards. Methods: Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA), a year-long, structured, quality improvement curriculum (including projects and mentorship) was piloted in 12 laboratories. Progress was measured using a standardized audit tool (Stepwise Laboratory Quality Improvement Process Towards Accreditation)...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339861/constitutive-luteinizing-hormone-receptor-signaling-causes-sexual-dysfunction-and-leydig-cell-adenomas-in-male-mice1
#7
Lan Hai, Deepak S Hiremath, Marilène Paquet, Prema Narayan
The luteinizing hormone receptor (LHCGR) is necessary for fertility and genetic mutations cause defects in reproductive development and function. Activating mutations in LHCGR cause familial male limited precocious puberty (FMPP). We have previously characterized a mouse model (KiLHRD582G) for FMPP that exhibits the same phenotype of precocious puberty, Leydig cell hyperplasia and elevated testosterone as boys with the disorder. We observed that KiLHRD582G male mice became infertile by 6 months of age although sperm count and motility were normal...
February 17, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339452/reply-to-percutaneous-vertebral-augmentation-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-schmorl-s-nodes-our-viewpoint-and-experience
#8
Shi-Cheng He, Bin-Yan Zhong, Hai-Dong Zhu, Gao-Jun Teng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339437/complications-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-following-full-endoscopic-interlaminar-lumbar-discectomy-a-large-single-center-retrospective-study
#9
Tian-Hang Xie, Jian-Cheng Zeng, Zhu-Hai Li, Liang Wang, Hong-Fei Nie, Hu-Shan Jiang, Yue-Ming Song, Qing-Quan Kong
BACKGROUND: The new surgical procedure of full-endoscopic interlaminar lumbar discectomy (FILD) has achieved favorable effects in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH). Along with the wide range of applications of FILD, a series of complications related to the operation has gradually emerged. OBJECTIVE: To describe the types, incidences, and characteristics of complications following FILD and to explore preventative and treatment measures. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339138/cognitive-performance-and-the-alteration-of-neuroendocrine-hormones-in-chronic-tension-type-headache
#10
Ping Qu, Jin-Xia Yu, Lan Xia, Gui-Hai Chen
Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most prevalent primary headache. Chronic TTH (CTTH), the most serious form of TTH, is refractory, with a high socio-economic burden. Research studies have shown patients with migraine often had cognitive impairment, but few studies have focused on the cognition in CTTH patients. In the present study, we assumed that patients with CTTH also have cognitive impairments, which are modulated by the neuroendocrine state. Participants were recruited, including CTTH patients and healthy controls...
March 24, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339018/role-of-autophagy-in-the-progression-of-osteoarthritis-the-autophagy-inhibitor-3-methyladenine-aggravates-the-severity-of-experimental-osteoarthritis
#11
Ni-Tao Cheng, Hai Meng, Li-Feng Ma, Liang Zhang, Hao-Miao Yu, Zhen-Zhong Wang, Ai Guo
Accumulating evidence suggests that autophagy is closely related to the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of this study was to determine the changes in autophagy during the progression of OA and to elucidate the specific role of autophagy in OA. For this purpose, a cellular model of OA was generated by stimulating SW1353 cells with interleukin (IL)-1β and a rabbit model of OA was also established by an intra-articular injection of collagenase, followed by treatment with the autophagy specific inhibitor, 3-methyladenine (3-MA)...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339007/mir%C3%A2-217-inhibits-osteogenic-differentiation-of-rat-bone-marrow%C3%A2-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-binding-to-runx2
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Yu-Long Zhu, Shui Wang, De-Gang Ding, Liang Xu, Hai-Tao Zhu
The elucidation of the underlying molecular mechanisms regulating the osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) is of great importance in improving the treatment of bone‑associated diseases. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been proven to regulate the osteogenic differentiation of BMSCs. The present study investigated the role of miR‑217 in the osteogenic differentiation of rat BMSCs. It was observed that miR‑217 expression levels were downregulated during the process of osteogenic differentiation...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339005/curcumin-inhibits-angiotensin-ii-induced-inflammation-and-proliferation-of-rat-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-by-elevating-ppar-%C3%AE-activity-and-reducing-oxidative-stress
#13
Hai-Yu Li, Mei Yang, Ze Li, Zhe Meng
Angiotensin II (AngII)-induced production of inflammatory factors and proliferation in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) play an important role in the progression of atherosclerotic plaques. Growing evidence has demonstrated that activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) effectively attenuates AngII-induced inflammation and intercellular reactive oxygen species (iROS) production. Curcumin (Cur) inhibits inflammatory responses by enhancing PPAR-γ activity and reducing oxidative stress in various tissues...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338681/dynamics-of-the-triplet-pair-state-reveals-the-likely-coexistence-of-coherent-and-incoherent-singlet-fission-in-crystalline-hexacene
#14
Nicholas R Monahan, Dezheng Sun, Hiroyuki Tamura, Kristopher W Williams, Bolei Xu, Yu Zhong, Bharat Kumar, Colin Nuckolls, Avetik R Harutyunyan, Gugang Chen, Hai-Lung Dai, David Beljonne, Yi Rao, X-Y Zhu
The absorption of a photon usually creates a singlet exciton (S1) in molecular systems, but in some cases S1 may split into two triplets (2×T1) in a process called singlet fission. Singlet fission is believed to proceed through the correlated triplet-pair (1)(TT) state. Here, we probe the (1)(TT) state in crystalline hexacene using time-resolved photoemission and transient absorption spectroscopies. We find a distinctive (1)(TT) state, which decays to 2×T1 with a time constant of 270 fs. However, the decay of S1 and the formation of (1)(TT) occur on different timescales of 180 fs and <50 fs, respectively...
April 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338434/coexistence-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-worsens-the-overall-outcome-of-intracranial-aneurysm-a-pioneer-study
#15
Shyamal C Bir, Anil Nanda, Hugo Cuellar, Hai Sun, Bharat Guthikonda, Cesar Liendo, Alireza Minagar, Oleg Y Chernyshev
OBJECTIVE Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with the progression of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. However, the role of OSA in the overall outcome of intracranial aneurysms (IAs) has not yet been established. Authors of this report investigated the role of OSA in the overall outcome of IAs. METHODS Radiological and clinical data on patients (from 2010 through 2015) with confirmed IA were retrospectively reviewed. Significant differences between the OSA and non-OSA groups were determined using a chi-square test...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337308/erratum-effect-of-granatin-b-on-the-glioma-cancer-by-inducing-apoptosis
#16
Zheng Jin, Ying Yu, Ri-Hua Jin, Yu-Bo Wang, Hai-Yang Xu
[This corrects the article on p. 3970 in vol. 8, PMID: 27725877.].
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337261/glutathione-s-transferase-a-4-gsta4-suppresses-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-targeting-akt-pathway
#17
Chang Jun Liu, Jin Hui Yang, Fei Zhou Huang, Wan Pin Nie, Chu Ping Liu, Xian Hai Mao, Xin Min Yin, Xian Bo Shen, Chuang Peng, Mei Fu Chen, Bo Jiang, Xun Yang Liu, Jin Shu Wu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most lethal malignancies of cancers and its prognosis remains dismal due to the paucity of effective therapeutic targets. Up-regulation of glutathione-s-transferase A 4 (GSTA4) is associated with poor prognosis of HCC, but its functional mechanism in HCC remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the roles of GSTA4 in tumor growth and metastasis of HCC and found that GSTA4 was frequently up-regulated in HCC tissues. Through gain- and loss-of-function studies, GSTA4 was demonstrated to significantly regulate cell proliferation, migration, and invasion in vitro...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335802/use-of-low-dose-computed-tomography-to-assess-pulmonary-tuberculosis-among-healthcare-workers-in-a-tuberculosis-hospital
#18
Wei He, Bu-Dong Chen, Yan Lv, Zhen Zhou, Jin-Ping Xu, Ping-Xin Lv, Xin-Hua Zhou, Feng-Gang Ning, Cheng-Hai Li, Dong-Po Wang, Jie Zheng
BACKGROUND: According to the World Health Organization, China is one of 22 countries with serious tuberculosis (TB) infections and one of the 27 countries with serious multidrug-resistant TB strains. Despite the decline of tuberculosis in the overall population, healthcare workers (HCWs) are still at a high risk of infection. Compared with high-income countries, the TB prevalence among HCWs is higher in low- and middle-income countries. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is becoming more popular due to its superior sensitivity and lower radiation dose...
March 24, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335550/preparation-of-biodegradable-and-elastic-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-co-lactide-copolymers-and-evaluation-as-a-localized-and-sustained-drug-delivery-carrier
#19
Ji Hoon Park, Bo Keun Lee, Seung Hun Park, Mal Geum Kim, Jin Woo Lee, Hye Yun Lee, Hai Bang Lee, Jae Ho Kim, Moon Suk Kim
To develop a biodegradable polymer possessing elasticity and flexibility, we synthesized MPEG-b-(PCL-co-PLA) copolymers (PCxLyA), which display specific rates of flexibility and elasticity. We synthesize the PCxLyA copolymers by ring-opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone and l-lactide. PCxLyA copolymers of various compositions were synthesized with 500,000 molecular weight. The PCxLyA copolymers mechanical properties were dependent on the mole ratio of the ε-caprolactone and l-lactide components. Cyclic tensile tests were carried out to investigate the resistance to creep of PCxLyA specimens after up to 20 deformation cycles to 50% elongation...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335495/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-loaded-ps80-pbca-nanocarrier-for-in-vitro-neural-differentiation-of-mouse-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#20
Chiu-Yen Chung, Martin Hsiu-Chu Lin, I-Neng Lee, Tsong-Hai Lee, Ming-Hsueh Lee, Jen-Tsung Yang
Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) can induce neural differentiation in stem cells and has the potential for repair of the nervous system. In this study, a polysorbate 80-coated polybutylcyanoacrylate nanocarrier (PS80 PBCA NC) was constructed to deliver plasmid DNAs (pDNAs) containing BDNF gene attached to a hypoxia-responsive element (HRE-cmvBDNF). The hypoxia-sensing mechanism of BDNF expression and inductiveness of the nano-formulation on mouse induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to differentiate into neurons following hypoxia was tested in vitro with immunofluorescent staining and Western blotting...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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