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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437852/a-diagnostic-microdosing-approach-to-investigate-platinum-sensitivity-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Si-Si Wang, Maike Zimmermann, Hongyong Zhang, Tzu-Yin Lin, Michael Malfatti, Kurt Haack, Kenneth W Turteltaub, George D Cimino, Ralph de Vere White, Chong-Xian Pan, Paul T Henderson
The platinum-based drugs cisplatin, carboplatin and oxaliplatin are often used for chemotherapy, but drug resistance is common. The prediction of resistance to these drugs via genomics is a challenging problem since hundreds of genes are involved. A possible alternative is to use mass spectrometry to determine the propensity for cells to form drug-DNA adducts-the pharmacodynamic drug-target complex for this class of drugs. The feasibility of predictive diagnostic microdosing was assessed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell culture and a pilot clinical trial...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437738/simultaneous-spectrophotometric-determination-of-glimepiride-and-pioglitazone-in-binary-mixture-and-combined-dosage-form-using-chemometric-assisted-techniques
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Asmaa A El-Zaher, Ehab F Elkady, Hanan M Elwy, Mahmoud Abo El Makarim Saleh
In the present work, pioglitazone and glimepiride, 2 widely used antidiabetics, were simultaneously determined by a chemometric-assisted UV-spectrophotometric method which was applied to a binary synthetic mixture and a pharmaceutical preparation containing both drugs. Three chemometric techniques - Concentration residual augmented classical least-squares (CRACLS), principal component regression (PCR), and partial least-squares (PLS) were implemented by using the synthetic mixtures containing the two drugs in acetonitrile...
March 14, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437681/predicting-wellbeing-among-people-with-epilepsy-using-illness-cognitions
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Kirstie A Salter, Kirsty N Prior, Malcolm J Bond
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to examine the synergistic contribution of illness-related perceptions (stigma, severity, and threat) and illness behavior to wellbeing among people with epilepsy. Poorer wellbeing was expected among those who perceived greater stigma, illness severity, and threat and had more extreme illness behavior. METHODS: Individuals with a diagnosis of epilepsy (N=210), recruited through local and online support groups, completed a questionnaire comprising demographic and epilepsy-specific information, and validated measures of illness perceptions and behavior, epilepsy-related quality of life, and general psychological health...
April 21, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437667/social-identity-shapes-stress-appraisals-in-people-with-a-history-of-depression
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Alexandra Isaksson, Peter Martin, Jan Kaufmehl, Markus Heinrichs, Gregor Domes, Nicolas Rüsch
Ingroup perception or the views people with depression have about their group, may influence their vulnerability to social identity threat and lead to enhanced stress reactions and impaired performance. It is unclear how ingroup perception can influence stress appraisals in performance situations among people with a history of depression who are currently in remission. We investigated the impact of ingroup perception on primary stress appraisal, i.e. how threatening a test situation is perceived, as well as on secondary stress appraisal, or perceived coping resources...
April 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437613/evaluating-the-role-of-multidrug-resistance-protein-3-mdr3-inhibition-in-predicting-drug-induced-liver-injury-using-125-pharmaceuticals
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Michael D Aleo, Falgun Shah, Kan He, Paul D Bonin, A David Rodrigues
The role of bile salt export protein (BSEP) inhibition in drug-induced liver injury (DILI) has been investigated widely, while inhibition of the canalicular multidrug resistant protein 3 (MDR3) has received less attention. This transporter plays a pivotal role in secretion of phospholipids into bile and functions coordinately with BSEP to mediate the formation of bile acid-containing biliary micelles. Therefore, inhibition of MDR3 in human hepatocytes was examined across 125 drugs (70 of Most- and 55 of No-DILI-concern)...
April 24, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437601/maternal-hemodynamics-in-normal-pregnancies-reference-ranges-and-the-role-of-maternal-characteristics
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Dimuthu Vinayagam, Baskaran Thilaganathan, Oliver Stirrup, Elena Mantovani, Asma Khalil
OBJECTIVES: The main aim of this study was to construct reference ranges of the maternal central hemodynamic parameters during pregnancy. The second aim was to determine the maternal and pregnancy characteristics, which influence these hemodynamic parameters. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of low-risk pregnant women attending for routine antenatal care at St George's Hospital, London. The exclusion criteria included any medical disorder present at the time of study recruitment, or development of hypertension or intrauterine fetal growth restriction following study recruitment...
April 24, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437515/a-new-equation-for-predicting-evolution-of-oral-pain-in-orthodontic-treatment-a-longitudinal-prospective-cohort-study
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Monica Larrea, Rosario Salvador, Rosa Cibrian, Jose Luis Gandia, Vanessa Paredes-Gallardo
AIMS: To develop an equation capable of relating the evolution of oral pain to the time elapsed, measured from the moment of dental archwire fitting and identifying when pain begins, peaks, and ends; and secondly, to compare pain during orthodontic treatment in relation to archwire material (steel or nickel-titanium [Ni-Ti]) and position (maxillary or mandibular) and patient age (child, teenager, or adult) and gender (male or female). METHODS: A longitudinal prospective cohort study was conducted of 112 patients who filled in a scale to evaluate pain, noting the times when the pain occurred...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437452/enhanced-antibacterial-metabolite-production-through-the-application-of-statistical-methodologies-by-a-streptomyces-nogalater-niist-a30-isolated-from-western-ghats-forest-soil
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Jubi Jacob, Reshma Uma Rajendran, Syama Hari Priya, Jayamurthy Purushothaman, Dileep Kumar Bhaskaran Nair Saraswathy Amma
Streptomyces strains isolated from Nelliyampathy forest soil of Western Ghats, Kerala, India were evaluated for their antibacterial efficacy against two indicator pathogenic bacteria (Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus). Among 140 strains tested, sixteen recorded potent antibacterial properties and were further screened against eleven bacterial pathogens. A strain identified as Streptomyces nogalater and designated as NIIST A30 exhibited maximum inhibition against all the test pathogens. Among the eight fermentation media tested, inorganic salts starch broth recorded the best for antibacterial production...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437443/relative-predictive-value-of-lung-cancer-screening-ct-versus-myocardial-perfusion-attenuation-correction-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-coronary-calcium
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Grant Bailey, Abigail Healy, Bryan D Young, Esseim Sharma, Judith Meadows, Hyung J Chun, Wen-Chih Wu, Gaurav Choudhary, Alan R Morrison
Coronary artery calcium scores (CACS) from lung cancer screening computed tomography (LCSCT) or myocardial perfusion attenuation correction computed tomography (ACCT) are not routinely performed or reported. CACS from LCSCT and ACCT have not been directly compared in the same patient population. We identified 66 patients who underwent both LCSCT (non-gated) and ECG-gated cardiac CT (CCT) within a 2-year span. Of this population, 40 subjects had also undergone ACCT. Using the Agatston method, CACS for 264 individual vessels from the LCSCT population and for 160 vessels from ACCT population were calculated and evaluated for agreement with ECG-gated CCT as the gold standard...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437442/relationship-between-early-onset-severe-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-and-higher-risk-of-meconium-stained-fluid
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Maria C Estiú, Maria A Frailuna, Carla Otero, Marcela Dericco, Catherine Williamson, Jose J G Marin, Rocio I R Macias
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is the commonest gestational liver disease. The risk of adverse fetal outcome has been associated with the severity of maternal hypercholanemia after diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether there is a relationship between the severity and timing of onset of hypercholanemia and the risk of meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) and adverse neonatal events. STUDY DESIGN: The study included 382 pregnancies complicated by ICP managed at a referral hospital in Buenos Aires (Argentina) between June 2009 and December 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437391/predictive-value-of-preoperative-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-determining-the-stage-of-gastric-tumor
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Azad Gazi Sahin, Cengiz Aydin, Mutlu Unver, Kamil Pehlivanoglu
BACKGROUND Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an indicator of the inflammatory state, and its increase has been shown to be a negative prognostic factor for many malignancies. The aim of this study was to determine whether there was a relationship between NLR and tumor aggressiveness in gastric cancer patients and to investigate the prognostic significance of NLR. MATERIAL AND METHODS The medical records of 189 patients with gastric cancer between January 2009 and January 2014 were examined for the presence of metastasis, tumor staging, tumor differentiation grade, and preoperative NLR value...
April 24, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437363/intratympanic-dexamethasone-in-the-treatment-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-a-comparison-of-two-techniques
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Jason A Beyea, Ryan S Instrum, Sumit K Agrawal, Lorne S Parnes
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of two different intratympanic dexamethasone (IT Dex) injection protocols for intractable unilateral Ménière's disease. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series. SETTING: Tertiary neurotology clinic. PATIENTS: One hundred six consecutive adult patients with definite unilateral Ménière's disease who had failed medical management were studied for an average of 1,061 days. None had previous oral steroid, IT steroid, or ablative treatment...
April 21, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437355/initial-correction-rate-can-be-predictive-of-the-outcome-of-brace-treatment-in-patients-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Leilei Xu, Xiaodong Qin, Yong Qiu, Zezhang Zhu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the definite cut-off value of initial correction rate (ICR) that could be predictive of bracing outcome in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Earlier studies showed that braced patients with a better ICR could finally have a higher probability of successful outcome. However, it remains controversial what definitive cut-off value of ICR is required to accurately predict the outcome...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437330/pedicle-screw-fluid-sign-an-indication-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-a-deep-infection-after-posterior-spinal-instrumentation
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Hiroaki Kimura, Jitsuhiko Shikata, Seiichi Odate, Tsunemitsu Soeda
STUDY DESIGN: A single-center case-referent study. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the "pedicle screw (PS) fluid sign" on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to diagnose deep surgical site infection (SSI) after posterior spinal instrumentation (PSI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MRI is a useful tool for the early diagnosis of a deep SSI. However, the diagnosis is frequently difficult with feverish patients with clear wounds after PSI because of artifacts from the metallic implants...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437259/utility-of-esophageal-mucosal-impedance-as-a-diagnostic-test-for-esophageal-disease
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Dhyanesh A Patel, Michael F Vaezi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to summarize the use of direct mucosal impedance (MI) for the evaluation and management of esophageal diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: Esophageal multichannel intraluminal impedance with pH (MII-pH) monitoring has been considered the most sensitive test for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but recent studies have failed to establish impedance parameters that reliably predict treatment response to medical and surgical GERD therapies...
April 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437154/prediction-of-relapse-from-hyperthyroidism-following-antithyroid-medication-withdrawal-using-technetium-thyroid-uptake-scanning
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Manouchehr Nakhjavani, Soraya Abdollahi, Saeed Farzanefar, Mohammadtagi Abousaidi, Alireza Esteghamati, Maryam Naseri, Mohamad Eftekhari, Mehrshad Abbasi
OBJECTIVE: Technetium thyroid uptake (TTU) is not inhibited by antithyroid drugs (ATD) and reflects the degree of thyroid stimulation. We intended to predict the relapse rate from hyperthyroidism based on TTU measurement. METHODS: Out of 44 initially enrolled subjects, 38 patients aged 41.6 ± 14.6 with Graves disease (duration: 84 ± 78 months) completed the study. TTU was performed with 40-second imaging of the neck and mediastinum 20 minutes after injection of 1 mCi technetium-99m pertechnetate...
April 2, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437107/multiple-state-nonadiabatic-dynamics-simulation-of-photoisomerization-of-acetylacetone-with-the-direct-ab-initio-qtmf-approach
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Binbin Xie, Ganglong Cui, Wei-Hai Fang
In the present work, quantum trajectory mean-field (QTMF) approach is numerically implemented by ab initio calculation at the level of the complete active space self-consistent field, which is used to simulate photoisomerization of acetylacetone at ~265 nm. The simulated results shed light on the possible nonadiabatic pathways from the S2 state and mechanism of the photoisomerization. The in-plane proton transfer and the subsequent S2-S1 transition through the E-S2/S1-1 intersection region are the predominant route to the S1 state...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436885/investigating-correlation-between-protein-sequence-similarity-and-semantic-similarity-using-gene-ontology-annotations
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Najmul Ikram, Muhammad Qadir, Muhammad Afzal
Sequence similarity is a commonly used measure to compare proteins. With the increasing use of ontologies, semantic (function) similarity is getting importance. The correlation between these measures has been applied in the evaluation of new semantic similarity methods, and in protein function prediction. In this research, we investigate the relationship between the two similarity methods. The results suggest absence of a strong correlation between sequence and semantic similarities. There is a large number of proteins with low sequence similarity and high semantic similarity...
April 18, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436723/asymptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease-can-limit-maximal-exercise-capacity-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-regardless-of-airflow-obstruction-and-lung-hyperinflation
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Ernesto Crisafulli, Chiara Scelfo, Panagiota Tzani, Marina Aiello, Giuseppina Bertorelli, Alfredo Chetta
Background Silent/asymptomatic peripheral artery disease may occur in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but it is poorly investigated. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients the impact of asymptomatic/silent peripheral artery disease on maximal exercise capacity; the secondary aim was to search for predictors of peripheral artery disease. Methods We prospectively enrolled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease outpatients. Data on anthropometric characteristics, lung function, cardiopulmonary exercise test and ankle-brachial index were recorded...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436678/nanotoxicity-modelling-and-removal-efficiencies-of-znonp-with-consortium
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Şeyda Fikirdeşici Ergen, Esra Üçüncü Tunca
In this paper the aim is to model the toxic effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONP) and is to analyze the removal of ZnONP in aqueous medium by the consortium consisted of Daphnia magna and Lemna minor. Three separate test groups are formed: L. minor (L), D. magna (D) and L.minor+D.magna (L+D) and all these test groups are exposed to three different nanoparticle concentrations (0.3;3.0 and 30.0 mg L(-)(1)). Time-dependent, concentration-dependent and group-dependent removal efficiencies are statistically compared by non-parametric Mann-Whitney U test and statistically significant differences are observed...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
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