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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735411/risk-factors-associated-with-postoperative-recurrence-and-repeat-surgery-in-japanese-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Jun Kusaka, Hisashi Shiga, Masatake Kuroha, Tomoya Kimura, Yoichi Kakuta, Katsuya Endo, Yoshitaka Kinouchi, Tooru Shimosegawa
PURPOSE: To avoid frequent surgery in patients with Crohn's disease, it is important to identify the risk factors for postoperative recurrence or repeat surgery. However, there have so far been few studies on this topic from Asian countries. In addition, the recent development of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy may have changed the risk factors. We aimed to identify the factors associated with postoperative recurrence and repeat surgery. METHODS: The postoperative courses of 168 patients were reviewed...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735354/transplantation-sites-for-human-and-murine-islets
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Rebecca A Stokes, Kim Cheng, Amit Lalwani, Michael M Swarbrick, Helen E Thomas, Thomas Loudovaris, Tom W Kay, Wayne J Hawthorne, Philip J O'Connell, Jenny E Gunton
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Beta cell replacement is a potential cure for type 1 diabetes. In humans, islet transplants are currently infused into the liver via the portal vein, although this site has disadvantages. Here, we investigated alternative transplantation sites for human and murine islets in recipient mice, comparing the portal vein with quadriceps muscle and kidney, liver and spleen capsules. METHODS: Murine islets were isolated from C57BL6/J mice and transplanted into syngeneic recipients...
July 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735337/thresholds-of-toxicological-concern-setting-a-threshold-for-testing-below-which-there-is-little-concern
#3
Thomas Hartung
Low dose, low risk; very low dose, no real risk. Setting a pragmatic threshold below which concerns become negligible is the purpose of thresholds of toxicological concern (TTC). The idea is that such threshold values do not need to be established for each and every chemical based on experimental data, but that by analyzing the distribution of lowest or no-effect doses of many chemicals, a TTC can be defined - typically using the 5th percentile of this distribution and lowering it by an uncertainty factor of, e...
2017: ALTEX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735244/legacy-and-novel-brominated-flame-retardants-in-interior-car-dust%C3%A2-%C3%A2-implications-for-human-exposure
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Athanasios Besis, Christina Christia, Giulia Poma, Adrian Covaci, Constantini Samara
Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are organobromine compounds with an inhibitory effect on combustion chemistry tending to reduce the flammability of products. Concerns about health effects and environmental threats have led to phase-out or restrictions in the use of Penta-, Octa- and Deca-BDE technical formulations, increasing the demand for Novel BFRs (NBFRs) as replacements for the banned formulations. This study examined the occurrence of legacy and NBFRs in the dust from the interior of private cars in Thessaloniki, Greece, aged from 1 to 19 years with variable origin and characteristics...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735230/granulometry-microbial-composition-and-biological-activity-of-dusts-collected-in-french-dairy-farms
#5
Hugo Pfister, Claudie Morzadec, Pierre Le Cann, Laurent Madec, Valérie Lecureur, Martine Chouvet, Stéphane Jouneau, Laurent Vernhet
BACKGROUND: Dairy working increases the prevalence of lower airway respiratory diseases, especially COPD and asthma. Epidemiological studies have reported that chronic inhalation of organic dusts released during specific daily tasks could represent a major risk factor for development of these pathologies in dairy workers. Knowledge on size, nature and biological activity of such organic dusts remain however limited. OBJECTIVE: To compare size distribution, microbial composition and cellular effects of dusts liberated by the spreading of straw bedding in five French dairy farms located in Brittany...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735176/reduced-short-term-variation-following-antenatal-administration-of-betamethasone-is-reduced-fetal-size-a-predisposing-factor
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Tullio Ghi, Andrea Dall'Asta, Gabriele Saccone, Federica Bellussi, Tiziana Frusca, Pasquale Martinelli, Gianluigi Pilu, Nicola Rizzo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between fetal size and the incidence of reduced short-term variability (STV) following bethametasone administration for fetal lung maturity. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective, multicenter, cohort study conducted in two Tertiary University Units. Only uncomplicated singleton pregnancies admitted for threatened preterm labor between 26 and 34 weeks and submitted to betamethasone for fetal lung maturity were included. Delivery occurring within 72h from betamethasone administration represented criteria for exclusion...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734970/genetic-variation-in-low-dose-effects-of-neonatal-des-exposure-in-female-rats
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Hideo Ohmukai, Tsukasa Negura, Shigehiro Tachibana, Ryo Ohta
To confirm genetic variation in low-dose effects of diethylstilbestrol (DES), two inbred strains of rats, which have been selectively bred for high- and low-avoidance learning (HAA and LAA, respectively), were used in this study. LAA rats characteristically show later sexual maturation, earlier reproductive senescence, and lower body weight as compared to HAA rats. Female neonates of each strain were daily administered DES by oral gavage at doses of 0 (vehicle only), 0.05 and 0.5μg/kg for the first 5days after birth...
July 19, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734929/aripiprazole-prevents-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-probably-through-nitric-oxide-involvement
#8
Hanieh Gholampour, Leila Moezi, Hamed Shafaroodi
Renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is strongly related to morbidity and mortality. Oxidative stress, inflammation, and apoptosis play key roles in renal dysfunction following renal I/R. Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic which used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Recent studies have reported aripiprazole as displaying certain anti-inflammatory effects. Regarding the underlying mechanisms of renal ischemia-reperfusion, therefore, nephroprotective effects might be predicted to be seen with aripiprazole...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734844/tlr3-blockade-in-rhinovirus-induced-experimental-asthma-exacerbations-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Philip E Silkoff, Susan Flavin, Robert Gordon, Mathew J Loza, Peter J Sterk, Rene Lutter, Zuzana Diamant, Ronald B Turner, Brian J Lipworth, David Proud, Dave Singh, Andreas Eich, Vibeke Backer, James E Gern, Christian Herzmann, Scott A Halperin, Tjeert T Mensinga, Alfred M Del Vecchio, Patrick Branigan, Lani San Mateo, Frédéric Baribaud, Elliot S Barnathan, Sebastian L Johnston
BACKGROUND: Human rhinoviruses (HRV) commonly precipitate asthma exacerbations. TLR3, an innate pattern-recognition receptor, is triggered by HRV driving inflammation that may worsen asthma. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate an inhibitory monoclonal antibody to TLR3, CNTO3157, on experimental HRV-16 inoculation in healthy and asthmatic subjects. METHODS: In this double-blind multicenter randomized parallel-group study in North America and Europe, healthy and mild-moderate stable asthmatic subjects received single or multiple doses of CNTO 3157 or placebo, respectively, and were then inoculated with HRV-16 within 72 hours...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734720/rectal-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-administration-is-effective-for-the-prevention-of-post-ercp-pancreatitis-an-updated-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#10
Chong Yang, Yanting Zhao, Wentao Li, Shikai Zhu, Hongji Yang, Yu Zhang, Xi Liu, Nan Peng, Ping Fan, Xin Jin
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis is one of the most common complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Whether the prophylactic administration of rectal non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) peri-ERCP is effective in preventing post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of rectal NSAIDs on PEP. METHODS: A systematic search of literature databases (Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science) was performed to identify eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 17, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734660/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-combination-therapy-versus-monotherapy-with-candesartan-and-or-amlodipine-for-dose-finding-in-essential-hypertension-a-phase-ii-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Il Suk Sohn, Chong-Jin Kim, Taehoon Ahn, Ho-Joong Youn, Hui-Kyung Jeon, Sang Hyun Ihm, Eun Joo Cho, Woo-Baek Chung, Shung Chull Chae, Woo-Shik Kim, Chang-Wook Nam, Seong-Mi Park, Ji-Yong Choi, Young-Kwon Kim, Taek-Jong Hong, Hae-Young Lee, Jang-Hyun Cho, Eun-Seok Shin, Jung-Han Yoon, Tae-Hyun Yang, Myung-Ho Jeong, Jun-Hee Lee, Joong-Il Park
PURPOSE: Intensive blood pressure (BP) lowering is important for the treatment of hypertension; however, it has been a challenge to achieve target BP in many patients. The purpose of this study was to explore the optimal dosage of a fixed-dose combination of candesartan cilexetil (CAN) and amlodipine besylate (AML), by examining the tolerability and efficacy of CAN/AML combination therapy compared with those of monotherapy with either drug in patients with essential hypertension. METHODS: This Phase II multicenter, randomized, double-blind clinical trial enrolled patients aged 19 years or older with essential hypertension, defined as a mean sitting diastolic BP (msDBP) between 95 and 115 mm Hg, and a mean sitting systolic BP (msSBP) of <200 mm Hg after a 2-week placebo run-in period...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734463/usefulness-of-elevated-levels-of-growth-differentiation-factor-15-to-classify-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-having-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-who-would-benefit-from-high-dose-statin-therapy
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Ioannis Tentzeris, Serdar Farhan, Matthias Karl Freynhofer, Miklos Rohla, Rudolf Jarai, Birgit Vogel, Sabina Baumgartner-Parzer, Michael Nürnberg, Alexander Geppert, Emil Wessely, Johann Wojta, Kurt Huber, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) plasma concentration at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) might help identify those patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), who benefit most from high-dose statin treatment. Two hundred eighty-four consecutive patients, who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ACS, were included in a prospective registry. The combined end point at 3 months after PCI consisted of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and unstable angina...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734059/localized-reductions-in-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-children-with-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
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Jia Fan, Paul A Taylor, Sandra W Jacobson, Christopher D Molteno, Suril Gohel, Bharat B Biswal, Joseph L Jacobson, Ernesta M Meintjes
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are characterized by impairment in cognitive function that may or may not be accompanied by craniofacial anomalies, microcephaly, and/or growth retardation. Resting-state functional MRI (rs-fMRI), which examines the low-frequency component of the blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signal in the absence of an explicit task, provides an efficient and powerful mechanism for studying functional brain networks even in low-functioning and young subjects. Studies using independent component analysis (ICA) have identified a set of resting-state networks (RSNs) that have been linked to distinct domains of cognitive and perceptual function, which are believed to reflect the intrinsic functional architecture of the brain...
July 22, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734036/-epicatechin-regulates-blood-lipids-and-attenuates-hepatic-steatosis-in-rats-fed-high-fat-diet-%C3%A2
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Hui Cheng, Na Xu, Wenxia Zhao, Jingjing Su, Mengru Liang, Zhongwen Xie, Xianli Wu, Qinglin Li
SCOPE: (-)-Epicatechin (EC) is a natural flavanol monomer found in cocoa, green tea and a variety of other plant foods. In this study, effects of EC on blood lipids and hepatic steatosis, and the underlying mechanisms were investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: A hyperlipidemic rat model was induced by high-fat, high-cholesterol diet. EC was then administrated to the animals by gavage at doses of 10 mg/kg, 20 mg/kg, 40 mg/kg body weight (BW) for 12 weeks. Simvastatin was included as a positive control...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733983/population-pharmacokinetics-and-exposure-response-of-trastuzumab-emtansine-in-advanced-breast-cancer-previously-treated-with-%C3%A2-2-her2-targeted-regimens
#15
Shang-Chiung Chen, Angelica Quartino, Daniel Polhamus, Matthew Riggs, Jonathan French, Xin Wang, Shweta Vadhavkar, Melanie Smitt, Silke Hoersch, Alexander Strasak, Jin Yan Jin, Sandhya Girish, Chunze Li
AIMS: We conducted population pharmacokinetic (PopPK) and exposure-response analyses for trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) to assess the need for T-DM1 dose optimization in patients with low exposure by using TH3RESA study data (NCT01419197). The randomized phase III TH3RESA study investigated T-DM1 vs. treatment of physician's choice (TPC) in patients with heavily pretreated HER2-positive advanced breast cancer. METHODS: We compared a historical T-DM1 PopPK model with T-DM1 pharmacokinetics in TH3RESA and performed exposure-response analyses using model-predicted cycle 1 Cmax , cycle 1 Cmin , and AUCss ...
July 21, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733918/feasibility-of-optimized-ultralow-dose-pulsed-fluoroscopy-for-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-examinations-a-phantom-study-with-clinical-correlation
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Jakob Weiss, Andreas Pomschar, Carsten Rist, Klement Neumaier, Minglun Li, Wilhelm Flatz, Kolja Thierfelder, Mike Notohamiprodjo
PURPOSE: To establish an optimized ultralow-dose digital pulsed fluoroscopy (FP) protocol for upper gastrointestinal tract examinations and to investigate the radiation dose and image quality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An Alderson-Rando-Phantom with 60 thermoluminescent dosimeters was used for dose measurements to systematically evaluate the dose-area product (DAP) and organ doses of the optimized FP protocol with the following acquisition parameters: 86.7 kV; 77 mA; 0...
July 22, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733890/down-regulation-of-mirna-451a-and-mirna-486-5p-involved-in-benzene-induced-inhibition-on-erythroid-cell-differentiation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#17
Boxuan Liang, Yuncong Chen, Weixin Yuan, Fei Qin, Qian Zhang, Na Deng, Xuexing Liu, Xiaoju Ma, Xue Zhang, Bo Zhang, Qifei Deng, Ming Huang, Huanwen Tang, Linhua Liu, Wen Chen, Yongmei Xiao
Exposure to high-dose benzene leads to the inhibition of erythroid differentiation. However, whether lower doses of benzene exposure resemble high-dose effects in erythroid differentiation, as well as the underlying mechanisms, remains largely unknown. To identify the microRNAs (miRNAs) specifically responsible for benzene exposure and their regulatory role in erythroid differentiation, we performed miRNA microarray in CD34(+) hematopoietic progenitor cells isolated from human umbilical cord blood after treatment with hydroquinone (HQ), a metabolite of benzene at concentrations of 0, 1...
July 21, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733736/effects-of-steroid-use-for-stenosis-prevention-after-wide-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-gastric-neoplasm
#18
Yoshihiro Kishida, Naomi Kakushima, Kohei Takizawa, Masaki Tanaka, Noboru Kawata, Masao Yoshida, Sayo Ito, Kenichiro Imai, Hirotoshi Ishiwatari, Kinichi Hotta, Hiroyuki Matsubayashi, Hiroyuki Ono
BACKGROUND: Stenosis is a troublesome complication after wide endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). As steroids are known to prevent post-ESD esophageal stenosis, this study aimed to clarify the gastric effects. METHODS: This was a retrospective single-institution study. Between September 2002 and June 2015, 132 patients with a post-ESD mucosal defect exceeding three-fourths of the circumference were identified. Among them, 107 patients who did not undergo additional surgery for non-curative resection were reviewed...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733534/low-dose-of-dexmedetomidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-bupivacaine-in-cesarean-surgery-provides-better-intraoperative-somato-visceral-sensory-block-characteristcs-and-postoperative-analgesia
#19
Yong-Hong Bi, Xiao-Guang Cui, Rui-Qin Zhang, Chun-Yu Song, Yan-Zhuo Zhang
OBJECT: In this study, we aimed to investigate the beneficial effects of dexmedetomidine on somato-visceral sensory block characteristcs, postoperative analgesia and stress response of intrathecal bupivacaine administration in women undergoing cesarean section, and to find out which dose is better. METHODS: Sixty parturients with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status I or II were anesthetized with intrathecal bupivacaine(10mg) alone or in combination with dexmedetomidine (3 μg and 5 μg) to undergo cesarean section...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733196/proteasome-subunit-beta-type-1-p11a-polymorphism-is-a-new-prognostic-marker-in-multiple-myeloma
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Gergely Varga, Gábor Mikala, Katalin Piroska Kiss, Éva Kosóczki, Edit Szabó, Nóra Meggyesi, Katalin Balassa, Petra Kövy, Bálint Tegze, Gergely Szombath, Attila Tordai, Hajnalka Andrikovics, László Homolya, Tamás Masszi
BACKGROUND: Proteasome subunit beta type 1 (PSMB1) rs12717 polymorphism, a single nucleotide polymorphism with unknown functional effect, was recently reported to influence response to bortezomib-based therapy in follicular lymphoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the prognostic impact of this polymorphism in 211 consecutively diagnosed multiple myeloma cases, and performed in vitro experiments to look into its functional consequences. RESULTS: On univariate analysis, patients carrying the variant G allele showed significantly shorter progression-free survival (PFS) with a pattern suggestive of a gene-dose effect (PFS 26...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
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