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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786830/blue-light-filtering-intraocular-lenses-iols-for-protecting-macular-health
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REVIEW
Laura E Downie, Ljoudmila Busija, Peter R Keller
BACKGROUND: An intraocular lens (IOL) is a synthetic lens that is surgically implanted within the eye following removal of the crystalline lens, during cataract surgery. While all modern IOLs attenuate the transmission of ultra-violet (UV) light, some IOLs, called blue-blocking or blue-light filtering IOLs, also reduce short-wavelength visible light transmission. The rationale for blue-light filtering IOLs derives primarily from cell culture and animal studies, which suggest that short-wavelength visible light can induce retinal photoxicity...
May 22, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786747/microrna-137-dysregulation-predisposes-to-osteoporotic-fracture-by-impeding-alp-activity-and-expression-via-suppression-of-leucine-rich-repeat-containing-g-protein-coupled-receptor-4-expression
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Xiangjun Liu, Xiaohui Xu
Osteoporosis is defined as a loss of bone mass and deterioration of its architecture resulting in bone weakness, which becomes prone to fracture. The objective of this study was to investigate the molecular mechanism by which miR-137 can reduce the risk of fracture in patients with osteoporosis. An online miRNA database and a luciferase reporter assay system were used to confirm that leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor 4 (LGR4) was the target of miR-137. Real-time PCR and western blot analysis were used to study miR-137 mRNA, the expression of LGR4 mRNA and protein among different groups or cells transfected with a scrambled miRNA control, miR-137 mimic, LGR4 siRNA and miR-137 inhibitor...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786746/luteolin-induces-myelodysplastic-syndrome%C3%A2-derived-cell-apoptosis-via-the-p53%C3%A2-dependent-mitochondrial-signaling-pathway-mediated-by-reactive-oxygen-species
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Weimin Dong, Yan Lin, Yang Cao, Yue Liu, Xiaobao Xie, Weiying Gu
Luteolin, a common dietary flavonoid, induces the apoptosis of cells in several types of cancer. However, its role in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and the potential underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. To evaluate the potential benefit and underlying mechanisms of luteolin in MDS cells, the viability of SKM‑1 cells and primary bone marrow (PBM) mononuclear cells from patients with intermediate‑ or high‑risk MDS were assessed using a Cell Counting Kit‑8 assay. The apoptotic features of cell morphology were assessed using Wright‑Giemsa staining, DNA fragmentation was analyzed by agarose gel electrophoresis, and the extent of apoptosis was quantified by flow cytometry (FCM)...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786667/mass-transfer-in-osmotic-dehydration-of-kiwiberry-experimental-and-mathematical-modelling-studies
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Michał Bialik, Artur Wiktor, Piotr Latocha, Ewa Gondek
The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of osmotic solutions and temperature on the osmotic dehydration (OD) of two cultivars of kiwiberry. OD was carried out in sucrose, xylitol and maltitol solutions at 30 °C and 50 °C, respectively. The process of osmotic dehydration was described by the means of water loss (WL), solid gain (SG), weight reduction (WR), and water content changes. Moreover, dehydration was described by mathematical models often used in the literature. The highest WL, WR and SG values were observed for samples treated by xylitol and maltitol at 50 °C...
May 22, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786523/decision-support-beyond-total-savings-eligibility-and-potential-savings-for-individual-participants-from-changes-in-the-national-surveillance-strategy-for-bovine-viral-diarrhoea-bvd-in-ireland
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Jamie A Tratalos, Hans-Hermann Thulke, David A Graham, Maria Guelbenzu Gonzalo, Simon J More
Surveillance and management of livestock diseases is often evaluated with reference to expected sector-wide costs. In contrast, we calculate losses or savings for individual herd owners of a change in monitoring strategy during a national cattle disease eradication programme: bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) in Ireland. The alternative strategy differs in how the disease is identified; by its sample- rather than census-based approach; and by its greater cost per test. We examined the costs faced by each breeding herd if testing were conducted using serology on a sample of young stock, in contrast to the current method of tissue-tag testing of all newborn calves...
July 1, 2018: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786422/mechanisms-regulating-the-association-of-protein-phosphatase-1-with-spinophilin-and-neurabin
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Michael C Edler, Asma B Salek, Darryl S Watkins, Harjot Kaur, Cameron W Morris, Bryan K Yamamoto, Anthony J Baucum
Protein phosphorylation is a key mediator of signal transduction, allowing for dynamic regulation of substrate activity. Whereas protein kinases obtain substrate specificity by targeting specific amino acid sequences, serine/threonine phosphatase catalytic subunits are much more promiscuous in their ability to dephosphorylate substrates. To obtain substrate specificity, serine/threonine phosphatases utilize targeting proteins to regulate phosphatase subcellular localization and catalytic activity. Spinophilin and its homolog neurabin are two of the most abundant dendritic spine-localized protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) targeting proteins...
May 22, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785985/effect-of-wet-laboratory-training-on-resident-performed-manual-small-incision-cataract-surgery
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Soumya Ramani, Thanuja Gopal Pradeep, Divya D Sundaresh
Purpose: The aim of this study was to study the effect of wet-laboratory training on the surgical outcome of resident performed manual small-incision cataract surgery (MSICS). Methods: We conducted a retrospective, comparative observational study on resident performed MSICS in our institute. We collected data of 464 patients of which Group A had 232 cases performed by residents without prior wet-laboratory training and Group B had 232 resident performed cases after adequate skill training in the wet laboratory...
June 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785975/utility-of-otoacoustic-emissions-and-olivocochlear-reflex-in-predicting-vulnerability-to-noise-induced-inner-ear-damage
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Sarantis Blioskas, Miltiadis Tsalighopoulos, George Psillas, Konstantinos Markou
Aim: The aim of the present study was to explore the possible utility of otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) and efferent system strength to determine vulnerability to noise exposure in a clinical setting. Materials and Methods: The study group comprised 344 volunteers who had just begun mandatory basic training as Hellenic Corps Officers Military Academy cadets. Pure-tone audiograms were obtained on both ears. Participants were also subjected to diagnostic transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs)...
May 2018: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785910/a-large-scale-study-of-indicators-of-sub-clinical-mastitis-in-dairy-cattle-by-attribute-weighting-analysis-of-milk-composition-features-highlighting-the-predictive-power-of-lactose-and-electrical-conductivity
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Esmaeil Ebrahimie, Faezeh Ebrahimi, Mansour Ebrahimi, Sarah Tomlinson, Kiro R Petrovski
Sub-clinical mastitis (SCM) affects milk composition. In this study, we hypothesise that large-scale mining of milk composition features by pattern recognition models can identify the best predictors of SCM within the milk composition features. To this end, using data mining algorithms, we conducted a large-scale and longitudinal study to evaluate the ability of various milk production parameters as indicators of SCM. SCM is the most prevalent disease of dairy cattle, causing substantial economic loss for the dairy industry...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785793/outcomes-associated-with-fetal-parvovirus-b19-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Francesca Bascietto, Marco Liberati, Daniela Murgano, Danilo Buca, Antonia Iacovelli, Maria Elena Flacco, Lamberto Manzoli, Alessandra Familiari, Giovanni Scambia, Francesco D'Antonio
OBJECTIVE: To explore the outcome of fetuses affected by congenital Parvovirus B19 (PB19) Infection. METHODS: The outcomes observed were: miscarriage, perinatal death (PND), intra-uterine death (IUD), neonatal death (NND), spontaneous resolution of hydrops or fetal anemia, intra-uterine transfusion (IUT), resolution of hydrops or anemia after transfusion, fetal loss following transfusion, abnormal brain scan after birth, abnormal neurodevelopmental outcome. All the observed outcomes were reported in fetuses presenting and in those not presenting signs of hydrops on ultrasound...
May 22, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785682/the-modified-memorial-symptom-assessment-scale-short-form-a-modified-response-format-and-rational-scoring-rules
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J L Sharp, K Gough, M C Pascoe, A Drosdowsky, V T Chang, P Schofield
PURPOSE: The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short Form (MSAS-SF) is a widely used symptom assessment instrument. Patients who self-complete the MSAS-SF have difficulty following the two-part response format, resulting in incorrectly completed responses. We describe modifications to the response format to improve useability, and rational scoring rules for incorrectly completed items. METHODS: The modified MSAS-SF was completed by 311 women in our Peer and Nurse support Trial to Assist women in Gynaecological Oncology; the PeNTAGOn study...
May 21, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785511/lamellar-macular-holes-surgical-outcome-of-106-patients-with-long-term-follow-up
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Marco Coassin, Valentina Mastrofilippo, Jay M Stewart, Andrea Fanti, Matteo Belpoliti, Luca Cimino, Alfonso Iovieno, Luigi Fontana
PURPOSE: To determine long-term results of vitrectomy for lamellar macular holes (LMH). To evaluate how the type of lamellar macular hole (tractional vs. degenerative) and the crystalline lens status might influence visual outcomes. METHODS: We collected data from 106 patients with symptomatic lamellar macular hole that underwent pars plana vitrectomy with membranectomy and internal limiting membrane peeling. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and optical coherence tomography appearance were determined preoperatively and postoperatively...
May 21, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785264/delay-and-inequalities-in-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-the-case-of-two-nordic-countries
#13
Ida Pesonen, Lisa Carlson, Nicola Murgia, Riitta Kaarteenaho, Carl Magnus Sköld, Marjukka Myllärniemi, Giovanni Ferrara
Background: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by progressive loss of lung function with high mortality within the first 5 years from diagnosis. In 2011-2014, two drugs, pirfenidone and nintedanib, have been approved worldwide for prevention of IPF progression. National IPF-registries have been established in both Finland and Sweden. Our study explored potential differences in the care of IPF in these two countries. Methods: Patients included consecutively in the Finnish and Swedish IPF-registries from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016 were included in the study...
2018: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785236/the-efficacy-of-a-ceramide-based-cream-in-mild-to-moderate-atopic-dermatitis
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Zoe Diana Draelos, Isabelle Raymond
Objective: The goal of this study was to determine if a therapeutic cream containing PC-104 synthetic ceramides and other ingredients could help to ameliorate signs and symptoms of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis and other xerotic or pruritic dermatoses. Design: In this single-site, four-week study, subjects (n=50) were instructed to apply the study product three times daily to all affected areas, including a target site for evaluation and photography at baseline, Week 2, and Week 4 visits. Setting: This study took place in the private practice of the senior author...
May 2018: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785203/conflict-and-tuberculosis-in-sudan-a-10-year-review-of-the-national-tuberculosis-programme-2004-2014
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Sara A Hassanain, Jeffrey K Edwards, Emilie Venables, Engy Ali, Khadiga Adam, Hafiz Hussien, Asma Elsony
Background: Sudan is a fragile developing country, with a low expenditure on health. It has been subjected to ongoing conflicts ever since 1956, with the Darfur crisis peaking in 2004. The conflict, in combination with the weak infrastructure, can lead to poor access to healthcare. Hence, this can cause an increased risk of infection, greater morbidity and mortality from tuberculosis (TB), especially amongst the poor, displaced and refugee populations. This study will be the first to describe TB case notifications, characteristics and outcomes over a ten-year period in Darfur in comparison with the non-conflict Eastern zones within Sudan...
2018: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784958/polycomb-repressive-complex-2-attenuates-the-very-high-expression-of-the-arabidopsis-gene-nrt2-1
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Fanny Bellegarde, Léo Herbert, David Séré, Erwann Caillieux, Jossia Boucherez, Cécile Fizames, François Roudier, Alain Gojon, Antoine Martin
PRC2 is a major regulator of gene expression in eukaryotes. It catalyzes the repressive chromatin mark H3K27me3, which leads to very low expression of target genes. NRT2.1, which encodes a key root nitrate transporter in Arabidopsis, is targeted by H3K27me3, but the function of PRC2 on NRT2.1 remains unclear. Here, we demonstrate that PRC2 directly targets and down-regulates NRT2.1, but in a context of very high transcription, in nutritional conditions where this gene is one of the most highly expressed genes in the transcriptome...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784766/green-algal-hydrogenase-activity-is-outcompeted-by-carbon-fixation-before-inactivation-by-oxygen-takes-place
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Yuval Milrad, Shira Schweitzer, Yael Feldman, Iftach Yacoby
Photoproduction of hydrogen by green algae is considered a transitory release valve of excess reducing power and a potential carbon-free source of sustainable energy. It is generally accepted that the transitory production of hydrogen is governed by fast inactivation of hydrogenase by oxygen. However, our data suggest that photosynthetic electron loss to competing processes, mainly carbon fixation, stops hydrogen production, supports hydrogen uptake and precedes the inevitable inactivation by oxygen. Here we show that when transitioning from dark anaerobiosis to light, hydrogen production ceases within 2 minutes, regardless of the presence of oxygen...
May 21, 2018: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784668/centrosome-linker-induced-tetraploid-segregation-errors-link-rhabdoid-phenotypes-and-lethal-colorectal-cancers
#18
Andrea Remo, Erminia Manfrin, Pietro Parcesepe, Alberto Ferrarini, Hye Seung Han, Mickys Ugnius, Carmelo Laudanna, Michele Simbolo, Donatella Malanga, Duarte Mendes Oliveira, Elisabetta Baritono, Tommaso Colangelo, Lina Sabatino, Jacopo Giuliani, Enrico Molinari, Marianna Garonzi, Luciano Xumerle, Massimo Delledonne, Guido Giordano, Claudio Ghimenton, Fortunato Lonardo, Fulvio D'angelo, Federica Grillo, Luca Mastracci, Giuseppe Viglietto, Michele Ceccarelli, Vittorio Colantuoni, Aldo Scarpa, Massimo Pancione
Centrosome anomalies contribute to tumorigenesis but it remains unclear how they are generated in lethal cancer phenotypes. Here, it is demonstrated that human microsatellite instable (MSI) and BRAF(V600E) mutant colorectal cancers with a lethal rhabdoid phenotype are characterized by inactivation of centrosomal functions. A splice site mutation that causes an unbalanced dosage of rootletin (CROCC), a centrosomal-linker component required for centrosome cohesion and separation at the chromosome 1p36.13 locus, resulted in abnormally shaped centrosomes in rhabdoid cells from human colon tissues...
May 21, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784191/outcomes-of-robot-assisted-partial-nephrectomy-for-clinical-t2-renal-tumors-a-multicenter-analysis-rosula-collaborative-group
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Riccardo Bertolo, Riccardo Autorino, Giuseppe Simone, Ithaar Derweesh, Juan D Garisto, Andrea Minervini, Daniel Eun, Sisto Perdona, James Porter, Koon Ho Rha, Alexander Mottrie, Wesley M White, Luigi Schips, Bo Yang, Kenneth Jacobsohn, Robert G Uzzo, Ben Challacombe, Matteo Ferro, Jay Sulek, Umberto Capitanio, Uzoma A Anele, Gabriele Tuderti, Manuela Costantini, Stephen Ryan, Ahmet Bindayi, Andrea Mari, Marco Carini, Aryeh Keehn, Giuseppe Quarto, Michael Liao, Kidon Chang, Alessandro Larcher, Geert De Naeyer, Ottavio De Cobelli, Francesco Berardinelli, Chao Zhang, Peter Langenstroer, Alexander Kutikov, David Chen, Nicolo De Luyk, Chandru P Sundaram, Francesco Montorsi, Robert J Stein, Georges Pascal Haber, Lance J Hampton, Prokar Dasgupta, Michele Gallucci, Jihad Kaouk, Francesco Porpiglia
BACKGROUND: While partial nephrectomy (PN) represents the standard surgical management for cT1 renal masses, its role for cT2 tumors is controversial. Robot-assisted PN (RAPN) is being increasingly implemented worldwide. OBJECTIVE: To analyze perioperative, functional, and oncological outcomes of RAPN for cT2 tumors. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective analysis of a large multicenter, multinational dataset of patients with nonmetastatic cT2 masses treated with robotic surgery (ROSULA: RObotic SUrgery for LArge renal mass)...
May 18, 2018: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784169/eye-care-utilization-and-its-determinants-in-canada
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Rumaisa Aljied, Marie-Josée Aubin, Ralf Buhrmann, Saama Sabeti, Ellen E Freeman
OBJECTIVE: To provide the frequency and potential determinants of eye care utilization over the last 12 months among Canadians between the ages of 45 and 85 years old. DESIGN: Cross-sectional population-based study. PARTICIPANTS: 30,097 people in the Comprehensive Cohort of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. METHODS: Inclusion criteria included being between the ages of 45 and 85 years old, community-dwelling and living near one of the 11 data collection sites across 7 Canadian provinces...
June 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
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