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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535549/epidural-dexamethasone-influences-postoperative-analgesia-after-major-abdominal-surgery
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Jeong-Min Hong, Kyung-Hoon Kim, Hyeon Jeong Lee, Jae-Young Kwon, Hae-Kyu Kim, Hyae-Jin Kim, Ah-Reum Cho, Wang-Seok Do, Hyo Sung Kim
BACKGROUND: Epidurally administered dexamethasone might reduce postoperative pain. However, the effect of epidural administration of dexamethasone on postoperative epidural analgesia in major abdominal surgery has been doubtful. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects and optimal dose of epidural dexamethasone on pain after major abdominal surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective randomized, double-blind study. SETTING: University hospital...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535503/determining-an-upper-reference-value-for-the-urinary-fluoride-creatinine-ratio-in-healthy-children-younger-than-7-years
#2
F Vida Zohoori, A Maguire
The urinary fluoride/creatinine ratio (UF/Cr) in a spot urine sample could be a useful systemic F exposure monitoring tool. No reference value for UF/Cr currently exists, therefore this study aimed to establish an upper reference value for a UF/Cr, corresponding to excessive systemic F exposure, i.e., >0.07 mg F/kg body weight (b.w.)/day, in children. Subsidiary aims were to examine the relationship between (i) total daily F intake (TDFI) and 24-h urinary F excretion (DUFE); (ii) DUFE and UF/Cr, and (iii) TDFI and UF/Cr...
May 24, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535482/multiple-metal-exposures-and-their-correlation-with-monoamine-neurotransmitter-metabolism-in-chinese-electroplating-workers
#3
Lin-Lin Wu, Wei Gong, Si-Peng Shen, Zhong-He Wang, Jia-Xi Yao, Jun Wang, Jing Yu, Rong Gao, Gang Wu
Excessive metal exposure has been recognized as one of the detrimental factors for brain damage. However, the potential adverse effects induced by heavy metals on monoamine neurotransmitter pathways remains poorly understood. Our study aimed to investigate the possible association between metal exposure and neurotransmitter metabolism. By a cross-sectional investigation, 224 electroplating workers and 213 non-electroplating exposure workers were recruited in the exposure and control groups. Metal exposure levels were analyzed using inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry and monoamine neurotransmitter pathway metabolites were measured by ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry in human urine samples...
April 26, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535199/genotype-phenotype-correlation-in-patients-with-isovaleric-acidemia-comparative-structural-modelling-and-computational-analysis-of-novel-variants
#4
Osama K Zaki, George Priya Doss C, Salsabil A Ali, Ghadeer G Murad, Shaima A Elashi, Maryam Sa Ebnou, D Thirumal Kumar, Ola Khalifa, Radwa Gamal, Heba S A El Abd, Bilal N Nasr, Hatem Zayed
Isovaleric acidemia (IVA) is an autosomal recessive inborn error of leucine metabolism. It is caused by a deficiency in the mitochondrial isovaleryl-CoA dehydrogenase (IVD) enzyme. In this study, we investigated eight patients with IVA. The patients diagnoses were confirmed by urinary organic acid analysis and the blood C5-Carnitine value. A molecular genetic analysis of the IVD gene revealed nine different variants: five were missense variants (c.1193G>A; p. R398Q, c.1207T>A; p. Y403N, c.872C>T; p...
May 23, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534984/ccl21-ccr7-interaction-promotes-cellular-migration-and-invasion-via-modulation-of-the-mek-erk1-2-signaling-pathway-and-correlates-with-lymphatic-metastatic-spread-and-poor-prognosis-in-urinary-bladder-cancer
#5
Yang Xiong, Fang Huang, Xiaozhou Li, Zhi Chen, Deyun Feng, Haiying Jiang, Wei Chen, Xiangyang Zhang
Lymph node metastasis in patients with urinary bladder cancer (UBC) is always associated with poor prognosis and is the determinant for tumor staging and the development of treatment regimens; however, its underlying mechanisms remain to be studied. Immunohistochemical staining of tumor sections from 62 UBC patients was performed using CCR7, D2-40 and CD34 antibodies. We showed that increased CCR7 expression was significantly associated with positive lymph node status (P=0.008), pT3-T4 tumor stage (P=0.015), tumor grade (P=0...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534978/demethylzeylasteral-ameliorates-inflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-through-inhibiting-activation-of-the-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Qiang Wang, Yanmei Xiao, Tongwei Liu, Haibo Yuan, Chunwu Li
The present study investigated the pharmacodynamic role and therapeutic mechanism of demethylzeylasteral in the suppression of inflammation in a rat model of unilateral ureteral obstruction and reduction in nuclear factor (NF)‑κB pathway activity. The rats in the unilateral ureteral obstruction model were treated with 30‑120 mg/kg demethylzeylasteral for 8 weeks. The activities of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)‑α, interleukin (IL)‑6 and caspase‑3/9, and the protein expression levels of cyclooxygenase (COX)‑2 and intercellular adhesion molecule‑1 (ICAM‑1) and NF‑κB p65 were analyzed using ELISA kits and western blot analyses, respectively...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534961/disruption-of-serine-threonine-protein-phosphatase-5-inhibits-tumorigenesis-of-urinary-bladder-cancer-cells
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Ming Chen, Jian-Min Lv, Jian-Qing Ye, Xin-Gang Cui, Fa-Jun Qu, Lu Chen, Xi Liu, Xiu-Wu Pan, Lin Li, Hai Huang, Qi-Wei Yang, Jie Chen, Lin-Hui Wang, Yi Gao, Dan-Feng Xu
Serine/threonine protein phosphatase 5 (PPP5C) is a member of the protein serine/threonine phosphatase family and has been shown to participate in multiple signaling cascades and tumor progression. We found that PPP5C was highly expressed in bladder cancer tissues compared to normal urothelial tissues, and positively correlated to tumor stages through ONCOMINE microarray data mining. Knockdown of PPP5C via a lentivirus-mediated short hairpin RNA (shRNA) markedly inhibited cell proliferation and colony formation...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534711/expressions-of-irisin-and-urotensin-ii-and-their-relationships-with-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-preeclampsia
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Li-Jie Zhang, Qian Xie, Chao-Shu Tang, Ai-Hua Zhang
The aims of this study are to observe irisin and urotensin II (UII) levels in serum and placenta in normal pregnant and preeclamptic women and investigate the relationship between expressions irisin and UII, and their association with blood pressure. A total of 67 pregnant subjects were recruited, including 31 healthy and 36 preeclamptic pregnant women. Serum irisin and UII concentrations were measured. Expressions of fibronectin type III domain-containing protein 5 (FNDC5) (irisin precursor) and UII in placenta specimens were performed...
May 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534527/role-of-the-ugt2b17-deletion-in-exemestane-pharmacogenetics
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S Luo, G Chen, C Truica, C C Baird, K Leitzel, P Lazarus
Exemestane (EXE) is an aromatase inhibitor used for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. The major metabolic pathway for EXE is reduction to form the active 17β-dihydro-EXE (17β-DHE) and subsequent glucuronidation to 17β-hydroxy-EXE-17-O-β-D-glucuronide (17β-DHE-Gluc) by UGT2B17. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of UGT2B17 copy number variation on the levels of urinary and plasma 17β-DHE-Gluc and 17β-DHE in patients taking EXE. Ninety-six post-menopausal Caucasian breast cancer patients with ER+ breast tumors taking 25 mg EXE daily were recruited into this study...
May 23, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534348/urinary-tract-involvement-in-peritoneal-metastatic-disease-is-this-a-contraindication-to-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy
#10
Charalampos Seretis, Umar Shariff, Haney Youssef
Urinary tract involvement in resectable peritoneal malignancies might require extensive resections and reconstructions in the genitourinary tract during the performance of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), a fact which could impair the postoperative course and survival of these patients. We performed a review of the literature to assess whether urinary tract involvement in patients with peritoneal metastases undergoing CRS and HIPEC could affect the postoperative outcomes with respect to morbidity, mortality and survival rates, identifying a total of 6 retrospective studies addressing these clinical questions...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534332/-efficacy-comparison-of-robotic-and-laparoscopic-radical-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-middle-low-rectal-cancer
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Hairong Zhang, Weitang Yuan, Quanbo Zhou, Xiaoming Gu, Fuqi Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical efficacy of robotic and laparoscopic radical surgery in the treatment of middle-low rectal cancers. METHODS: From January 2015 to March 2016, intra-operative and postoperative follow-up data of 30 patients with middle-low rectal cancers who underwent robotic radical resection(robot group) and 32 patients with middle-low rectal cancers who underwent laparoscopic radical resection (laparoscopy group)n in our department were retrospectively collected...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534327/-modified-stapled-transanal-rectal-resection-combined-with-perioperative-pelvic-floor-biofeedback-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-obstructed-defecation-syndrome
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Lei Chen, Fanqi Meng, Tongsen Zhang, Yinan Liu, Shuang Sha, Si Chen, Jiandong Tai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of modified stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) combined with perioperative pelvic floor biofeedback therapy (POPFBFT) in treating obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS). METHODS: Thirty female ODS patients underwent modified STARR (resection and suture was performed in rectocele with one staple) combined with POPFBFT in Department of Colorectal and Anal Surgery, The First Hospital of Jilin university from October 2013 to March 2015...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534225/biomarker-monitoring-of-controlled-dietary-acrylamide-exposure-indicates-consistent-human-endogenous-background
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Katharina Goempel, Laura Tedsen, Meike Ruenz, Tamara Bakuradze, Dorothea Schipp, Jens Galan, Gerhard Eisenbrand, Elke Richling
The aim of the present study was to explore the relation of controlled dietary acrylamide (AA) intake with the excretion of AA-related urinary mercapturic acids (MA), N-acetyl-S-(carbamoylethyl)-L-cysteine (AAMA) and N-acetyl-S-(1-carbamoyl-2-hydroxyethyl)-L-cysteine (GAMA). Excretion kinetics of these short-term exposure biomarkers were monitored under strictly controlled conditions within a duplicate diet human intervention study. One study arm (group A, n = 6) ingested AA via coffee (0.15-0.17 µg/kg bw) on day 6 and in a meal containing an upper exposure level of AA (14...
May 22, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534209/the-renal-safety-and-efficacy-of-combined-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-and-gemcitabine-plus-carboplatin-chemotherapy-in-chinese-patients-with-a-solitary-kidney-after-nephroureterectomy
#14
Peng Sun, Cong Xue, Li-Ren Li, Cui Shao, Xin An, Ried Thomas, Wei Yang, Ying-Fei Deng, Wen-Qi Jiang, Yan-Xia Shi
PURPOSE: The renal safety of cisplatin-based chemotherapy has not been investigated in patients with urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract (UUT-UC) who retain a solitary kidney after nephroureterectomy. This study aimed to assess and compare the renal safety and efficacy of gemcitabine-cisplatin (GP) and gemcitabine-carboplatin (GC) in these patients. METHODS: The medical records of patients diagnosed with urothelial carcinoma at the Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center between January 2005 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
May 22, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534121/organic-anion-transporters-oat1-and-oat3-are-crucial-biopterin-transporters-involved-in-bodily-distribution-of-tetrahydrobiopterin-and-exclusion-of-its-excess
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Akiko Ohashi, Kaori Mamada, Tomonori Harada, Masako Naito, Tomihisa Takahashi, Shin Aizawa, Hiroyuki Hasegawa
Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is a common coenzyme of phenylalanine-, tyrosine-, and tryptophan hydroxylases, alkylglycerol monooxygenase, and NO synthases (NOS). Synthetic BH4 is used medicinally for BH4-responsive phenylketonuria and inherited BH4 deficiency. BH4 supplementation has also drawn attention as a therapy for various NOS-related cardio-vascular diseases, but its use has met with limited success in decreasing BH2, the oxidized form of BH4. An increase in the BH2/BH4 ratio leads to NOS dysfunction. Previous studies revealed that BH4 supplementation caused a rapid urinary loss of BH4 accompanied by an increase in the blood BH2/BH4 ratio and an involvement of probenecid-sensitive but unknown transporters was strongly suggested in these processes...
May 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533937/a-phase-one-single-dose-open-label-clinical-safety-and-pet-mr-imaging-study-of-68-ga-dotatoc-in-healthy-volunteers
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Shadi A Esfahani, Stephanie Salcedo, Pedram Heidari, Onofrio A Catalano, Rachel Pauplis, Jacob Hesterman, James F Kronauge, Umar Mahmood
This prospective pilot study provides a dynamic whole body PET/MR image database, clinical safety, biodistribution profile and dosimetry of (68)Ga-DOTATOC in healthy subjects, to establish a baseline and standard reference for its use in diagnosis and treatment response evaluation among patients with somatostatin receptor expressing neoplastic diseases. Dynamic whole body PET/MR imaging was performed in 12 healthy subjects (male/female: 8/4) after injection of 242.39 ± 53.38 MBq (mean ± SD) (68)Ga-DOTATOC...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533910/renal-dysfunction-in-cirrhosis-acute-kidney-injury-and-the-hepatorenal-syndrome
#17
Theresa Bucsics, Elisabeth Krones
Renal dysfunction is a common complication of liver cirrhosis and of utmost clinical and prognostic relevance. Patients with cirrhosis are more prone to developing acute kidney injury (AKI) than the non-cirrhotic population. Pre-renal AKI, the hepatorenal syndrome type of AKI (HRS-AKI, formerly known as 'type 1') and acute tubular necrosis represent the most common causes of AKI in cirrhosis. Correct differentiation is imperative, as treatment differs substantially. While pre-renal AKI usually responds well to plasma volume expansion, HRS-AKI and ATN require different specific approaches and are associated with substantial mortality...
May 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533868/-rare-medico-surgical-emergency-spinal-epidural-abscess-about-3-cases
#18
Abderrazzak El Saqui, Mohamed Aggouri, Mohamed Benzagmout, Khalid Chakour, Mohamed El Faiz Chaoui
The awareness about infections in the epidural space is increasing thanks to the development of neurosurgery, including MRI. Spinal epidural abscess is a rare pathology but extremely serious from a functional point of view and potentially life threatening. We report three cases of male patients (the first one aged 52 years, the second 57 years and the third 63 years) with diagnosed spinal epidural abscess. Two patients were admitted to the Neurosurgical Emergencies with slow progressive spinal cord compression evolving in the context of infection...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533857/antibiogram-profile-of-uropathogens-isolated-at-bahir-dar-regional-health-research-laboratory-centre-northwest-ethiopia
#19
Awoke Derbie, Derese Hailu, Daniel Mekonnen, Bayeh Abera, Gashaw Yitayew
INTRODUCTION: Antimicrobial resistance among bacteria that cause urinary tract infection (UTI) has been increasing since the introduction of chemotherapy. This study was aimed to assess the types of isolates from patients with UTI and to determine their current antimicrobial susceptibility profile. METHODS: A record based retrospective analysis of bacterial uropathogens processed in the period of January 2012 to December 2014 at Bahir Dar Health Research Laboratory Center (BRHRLC) was determined...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533583/high-grade-urothelial-carcinoma-of-bladder-transforming-to-micropapillary-variant-on-follow-up
#20
Nitu Kumari, Anupama Jha, Pawan Vasudeva, Usha Agrawal
Micropapillary variant of urothelial carcinoma (UC) of the bladder is an aggressive tumour, comprising 0.6-6% of all UC. It generally presents with high-grade and stage, and has been reported as having a worse prognosis when compared to traditional UC. We report the case of a 58-year-old man who presented with macroscopic haematuria. The patient was diagnosed with high-grade urothelial carcinoma and returned with recurrence after 16 months. Histopathology after transurethral biopsy revealed a non-muscle invasive high-grade bladder tumour at first presentation, whereas tumour recurrence was reported after 1...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
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