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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446017/dexmedetomidine-oral-mucosa-patch-for-sedation-suppresses-apoptosis-in-hippocampus-of-normal-rats
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Je Hoon Park, Il Gyu Ko, Sung Eun Kim, Jun Jang Jin, Lakkyong Hwang, Chang Ju Kim, Soo Hwan Yoon, Jongki Hong, Jun Young Chung, Deok Won Lee
PURPOSE: Dexmedetomidine, an α2-adrenergic agonist, provides sedative and analgesic effects without significant respiratory depression. Dexmedetomidine has been suggested to have an antiapoptotic effect in response to various brain insults. We developed an oral mucosa patch using dexmedetomidine for sedation. The effects of the dexmedetomidine oral mucosa patch on cell proliferation and apoptosis in the hippocampus were evaluated. METHODS: A hydrogel oral mucosa patch was adhered onto the oral cavity of physiologically normal rats, and was attached for 2 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours, or 24 hours...
April 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446015/realistic-electric-field-mapping-of-anisotropic-muscle-during-electrical-stimulation-using-a-combination-of-water-diffusion-tensor-and-electrical-conductivity
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Bup Kyung Choi, Tong In Oh, Saurav Zk Sajib, Jin Woong Kim, Hyung Joong Kim, Oh In Kwon, Eung Je Woo
PURPOSE: To realistically map the electric fields of biological tissues using a diffusion tensor magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography (DT-MREIT) method to estimate tissue response during electrical stimulation. METHODS: Imaging experiments were performed using chunks of bovine muscle. Two silver wire electrodes were positioned inside the muscle tissue for electrical stimulation. Electric pulses were applied with a 100-V amplitude and 100-μs width using a voltage stimulator...
April 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446003/effects-of-canine-and-murine-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-transplantation-on-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
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Diego Noe Rodriguez Sanchez, Matheus Bertanha, Thiago Dias Fernandes, Luiz Antônio de Lima Resende, Elenice Deffune, Rogério Martins Amorim
Background and Objectives: Maintaining a permissive microenvironment is essential for adequate nerve regeneration. Cell-based therapy has the potential based cell replacement and promotion of axonal growth. The adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stromal cells (Ad-MSC) attract interest because neuroregenerative and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of canine and murine Ad-MSC transplantation on the sciatic nerve regeneration. Methods: Forty Wistar rats were divided randomly into: control group - CG (n=8); denervated group - DG (n=8); decellularized vein group - VG (n=8); decellularized vein+canine MSC-cMSC (n=8); descellularized vein+murine MSC-mMSC (n=8)...
April 30, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445975/functional-fgfr4-gly388arg-polymorphism-contributes-to-cancer-susceptibility-evidence-from-meta-analysis
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Si-Wei Xiong, Jianqun Ma, Fen Feng, Wen Fu, Shan-Rong Shu, Tianjiao Ma, Caixia Wu, Guo-Chang Liu, Jinhong Zhu
Fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) is a member of receptor tyrosine kinase family. A functional Gly388Arg (rs351855 G>A) polymorphism in FGFR4 gene causes a glycine-to-arginine change at codon 388 within the transmembrane domain of the receptor. Although the FGFR4 rs351855 G>A polymorphism has been implicated in cancer development, its association with cancer risk remains controversial. Here, we have systematically analyzed the association between the rs351855 G>A polymorphism and cancer risk by performing a meta-analysis of 27 studies consisting of 8,682 cases and 9,731 controls...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445933/the-long-noncoding-rna-hotair-promotes-parkinson-s-disease-by-upregulating-lrrk2-expression
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Sheng Wang, Xuan Zhang, Yuanyuan Guo, Han Rong, Tiebang Liu
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged recently as a new class of genes that regulate cellular processes. HOTAIR (Hox transcript antisense intergenic RNA), an approximately 2.2 kb long noncoding RNA transcribed from the HOXC locus, is upregulated in various diseases. However, the role of HOTAIR in Parkinson's disease (PD) remains unclear. A mouse model of PD was developed by intraperitoneal injection of MPTP. The expression of HOTAIR and LRRK2 were detected in the PD mice and in human neuroblastoma cell lines SH-SY5Y pretreated with MPP+...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445910/influence-of-contrast-media-on-bone-mineral-density-bmd-measurements-from-routine-contrast-enhanced-mdct-datasets-using-a-phantom-less-bmd-measurement-tool
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Andrea Toelly, Constanze Bardach, Michael Weber, Rui Gong, Yanbo Lai, Pei Wang, Yulin Guo, Jan Kirschke, Thomas Baum, Michael Gruber
Aim To evaluate the differences in phantom-less bone mineral density (BMD) measurements in contrast-enhanced routine MDCT scans at different contrast phases, and to develop an algorithm for calculating a reliable BMD value. Materials and Methods 112 postmenopausal women from the age of 40 to 77 years (mean age: 57.31 years; SD 9.61) who underwent a clinically indicated MDCT scan, consisting of an unenhanced, an arterial, and a venous phase, were included. A retrospective analysis of the BMD values of the Th12 to L4 vertebrae in each phase was performed using a commercially available phantom-less measurement tool...
April 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445908/diagnosis-of-pulmonary-artery-embolism-comparison-of-single-source-ct-and-3rd-generation-dual-source-ct-using-a-dual-energy-protocol-regarding-image-quality-and-radiation-dose
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Bernhard Petritsch, Aleksander Kosmala, Tobias Gassenmaier, Andreas Max Weng, Simon Veldhoen, Andreas Steven Kunz, Thorsten Alexander Bley
Purpose To compare radiation dose, subjective and objective image quality of 3 rd generation dual-source CT (DSCT) and dual-energy CT (DECT) with conventional 64-slice single-source CT (SSCT) for pulmonary CTA. Materials and Methods 180 pulmonary CTA studies were performed in three patient cohorts of 60 patients each. Group 1: conventional SSCT 120 kV (ref.); group 2: single-energy DSCT 100 kV (ref.); group 3: DECT 90/Sn150 kV. CTDIvol, DLP, effective radiation dose were reported, and CT attenuation (HU) was measured on three central and peripheral levels...
April 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445903/patient-reported-adverse-events-after-colonoscopy-in-norway
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Geir Hoff, Thomas de Lange, Michael Bretthauer, Magne Buset, Stein Dahler, Fred-Arne Halvorsen, Jörg Michael Halwe, Mathis Heibert, Ole Høie, Øystein Kjellevold, Volker Moritz, Per Sandvei, Birgitte Seip, Lars Aabakken, Øyvind Holme
Background and aims Patient-reported outcome measures are increasingly important in healthcare. European guidelines have recommended inclusion of patient feedback to capture adverse events due to colonoscopy, but this is rarely implemented. Methods The Norwegian Quality Assurance network for endoscopy (Gastronet) collects patient-reported outcome for colonoscopies. Free-text comments on patient reports from January to December 2015 were characterized as positive or negative. All negative free-text comments were scrutinized for information that might suggest colonoscopy-related adverse events...
April 26, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445902/a-3d-printed-cap-with-sideoptics-for-colonoscopy-a-randomized-ex-vivo-study
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Benjamin M Walter, Alexander Hann, Rena Frank, Alexander Meining
Background Adequate polyp detection is crucial to colonoscopy; however, detection can be impaired. In particular, flat polyps located behind folds or near the colonic flexures appear to be a problem. We present a cheap and easily adjustable 3D-printed tool to enhance the view of a standard colonoscope using additional commercially available sideoptics. Materials and methods A cap adjustable to a standard endoscope was printed by a 3 D printer and had two microcameras fixed to offer two additional views...
April 26, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445888/differential-effects-of-inflammatory-and-psychosocial-stress-on-mood-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-and-inflammation-in-remitted-depression
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Peter Niemegeers, Peter De Boer, Glenn J H Dumont, Filip Van Den Eede, Erik Fransen, Stephan J Claes, Manuel Morrens, Bernard G C Sabbe
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is highly recurrent. This may be due to increased stress sensitivity after remission. Both inflammatory and psychosocial stressors are implicated in the pathogenesis of MDD, but the additive or differential effect is unclear. METHODS: We conducted a single-blind placebo-controlled study to investigate the effects of inflammatory stress (i.e., typhoid vaccination), psychosocial stress (i.e., Trier Social Stress Test [TSST]), or a combination of both in women (25-45 years old) with (partially) remitted recurrent MDD (n = 21) and healthy female controls (n = 18)...
April 27, 2017: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445849/a-reference-measurement-procedure-for-amino-acids-in-blood-using-isotope-dilution-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Juok Kim, Tran Thi Thanh Huong, Seon-Pyo Hong, Ji-Seon Jeong
We described a reference measurement procedure for amino acid (AA) quantification in blood samples based on deproteinization with 5-sulfosalicylic acid (SSA) and an isotope dilution-ultra performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS) method. The serum was deproteinized with 15% v/v SSA and the supernatant was injected directly into the LC-MS system without further processing. Compared with the use of other precipitants and water as a control, five model AAs-valine, isoleucine, leucine, tyrosine, and phenylalanine-in the SSA-treated samples showed ionization enhancement as well as stable background signals without significant ion suppression effects...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445846/a-sharp-robust-and-quantitative-method-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-the-measurement-of-ead-for-acute-radiation-syndrome-and-its-application
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Yiwei Zhang, Jian Li, Zhiyun Meng, Xiaoxia Zhu, Hui Gan, Ruolan Gu, Zhuona Wu, Ying Zheng, Jinbin Wei, Guifang Dou
17-Ethinyl-3,17-dihydroxyandrost-5-ene (EAD) is an agent designed for the treatment of acute radiation syndrome (ARS). Given its vital role played in the prevention and mitigation of ARS, the development of a sharp, sensitive and robust liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method to monitor the metabolism of EAD in vivo was crucial. A new method was constructed and validated for the determination of EAD with the internal standard of androst-5-ene-3β,17β-diol (5-AED). The blood samples were precipitated with methanol, centrifuged, from which the supernatant was separated on UPLC with C18 column and eluted in gradient with acetonitrile and Milli-Q water both containing 0...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445801/an-ahp-based-evaluation-method-for-teacher-training-workshop-on-information-and-communication-technology
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Rochelle Irene Lucas, Michael Angelo Promentilla, Aristotle Ubando, Raymond Girard Tan, Kathleen Aviso, Krista Danielle Yu
The emergence of information and communication technology (ICT) has created opportunities for enhancing the learning process at different educational levels. However, its potential benefits can only be fully realized if teachers are properly trained to utilize such tools. The rapid evolution of ICT also necessitates rigorous assessment of training programs by participants. Thus, this study proposes an evaluation framework based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to systematically evaluate such workshops designed for teachers...
April 19, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445775/changes-in-social-isolation-and-loneliness-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-longitudinal-analysis-of-the-english-longitudinal-study-of-ageing-elsa-cohort
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Toby O Smith, Jack R Dainty, Alex Macgregor
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and change in social isolation and loneliness in people before and after THA and TKA in England. DESIGN: The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing dataset, a prospective study of community-dwelling older adults, was used to identify people who had undergone primary THA or TKA because of osteoarthritis. Social isolation was assessed using the ELSA Social Isolation Index. Loneliness was evaluated using the Revised University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Loneliness Scale...
April 23, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445644/broadband-fluorescence-enhancement-with-self-assembled-silver-nanoparticle-optical-antennas
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Carolin Vietz, Izabela Kaminska, Maria Sanz Paz, Philip Tinnefeld, Guillermo P Acuna
Plasmonic structures are known to affect the fluorescence properties of dyes placed in close proximity. This effect has been exploited in combination with single-molecule techniques for several applications in the field of biosensing. Among these plasmonic structures, top-down zero mode waveguides stand out due to their broadband capabilities. In contrast, optical antennas based on gold nanostructures exhibit fluorescence enhancement on a narrow fraction of the visible spectrum typically restricted to the red to near-infrared region...
April 26, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445635/synthesis-and-enhanced-corrosion-protection-performance-of-reduced-graphene-oxide-nanosheet-znal-layered-double-hydroxides-composite-film-by-hydrothermal-continuous-flow-method
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Xiaohu Luo, Song Yuan, Xinyu Pan, Caixia Zhang, Shuo Du, Yali Liu
Effective prevention of the water, oxygen, and chloride ions held in the hydrotalcite interlayer from diffusing through the layered double hydroxides ( LDH ) layer is crucial importance for its further practical application in the corrosion protection. In this study, a hybrid reduced graphene oxide ( RGO ) nanosheet /Zn2+/Al3+ layered double hydroxides ( RGO/ZnAl-LDH ) composite film with an excellent corrosion protection property on the 6N01 aluminum alloy surface was synthesized by a newly and facile hydrothermal continuous flow method,which can enable direct growth on the substrate...
April 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445633/advanced-glycation-end-products-in-recent-onset-psychosis-indicate-early-onset-of-cardiovascular-risk
#17
Julia M Hagen, Arjen L Sutterland, Maarten W Koeter, Rene Lutter, Dan Cohen, Lieuwe de Haan
OBJECTIVE: Profoundly increased mortality rates in schizophrenia, largely caused by a higher risk and earlier onset of cardiovascular disease, remain a major challenge. During the human lifespan, advanced glycation end products (AGEs) accumulate, and their concentration is strongly linked to cardiovascular mortality. AGE accumulation can be accelerated by several pathways, including oxidative stress. METHODS: From March 2015 through January 2016, a case-control study including 111 patients with a recent-onset psychosis, 135 controls from a validation cohort, and 286 healthy controls was performed...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445627/psychosocial-wellbeing-after-living-kidney-donation-a-longitudinal-prospective-study
#18
Hannah Maple, Joseph Chilcot, John Weinman, Nizam Mamode
Living kidney donation (LKD) has become routine practice across the world as the gold standard treatment of end-stage renal failure. Whilst the physical risks and harms of LKD surgery are well documented, relatively little is known about psychosocial outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether it was possible to quantify the psychosocial impact of LKD. A prospective longitudinal study of 93 living kidney donors was performed. Data were collected pre-operatively, and 3 and 12 months after donation...
April 26, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445594/porcine-milk-induces-a-strengthening-of-barrier-function-in-porcine-jejunal-epithelium-in-vitro
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Judith Radloff, Silke S Zakrzewski, Robert Pieper, Alexander G Markov, Salah Amasheh
Milk contains a variety of components that have been shown to affect the expression and localization of epithelial tight junction proteins and therefore the intestinal barrier. Thus, we hypothesized that milk would have an effect on intestinal barrier properties, owing to effects on the tight junction in an intraspecies porcine intestinal in vitro model. Jejunal samples of piglets derived from different age groups were analyzed. Transepithelial electrical resistance was recorded employing the Ussing chamber technique...
April 26, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445559/association-of-us-centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services-hospital-30-day-risk-standardized-readmission-metric-with-care-quality-and-outcomes-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-findings-from-the-national-cardiovascular-data-registry-acute-coronary-treatment
#20
Ambarish Pandey, Harsh Golwala, Hurst M Hall, Tracy Y Wang, Di Lu, Ying Xian, Karen Chiswell, Karen E Joynt, Abhinav Goyal, Sandeep R Das, Dharam Kumbhani, Howard Julien, Gregg C Fonarow, James A de Lemos
Importance: The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program penalizes hospitals with higher-than-expected risk-adjusted 30-day readmission rates (excess readmission ratio [ERR] > 1) after acute myocardial infarction (MI). However, the association of ERR with MI care processes and outcomes are not well established. Objective: To evaluate the association between ERR for MI with in-hospital process of care measures and 1-year clinical outcomes...
April 26, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
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