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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910707/standard-hormone-therapy-is-inadequate-for-bone-density-in-premature-ovarian-insufficiency
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Helena Giraldo, Cristina Benetti-Pinto, Valeska Ferreira, Heraldo Garmes, Daniela Yela, Paulo Giraldo
To assess standard dose hormone therapy (HT) and bone mass in premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), 239 women with POI, 132 using standard estrogen dose HT and 107 women without HT, were evaluated. All underwent bone mineral density (BMD) evaluation in the lumbar spine (LS) and total femur (TF). Mean age, age at last period and body mass index (BMI) for the untreated and for the HT groups were 38.1 ± 6.1 and 36.8 ± 7.3 years; 31.4 ± 7.3 and 30.7 ± 7.2 years; 26.6 ± 7.1 and 25.8 ± 4...
December 2, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910236/ase-nsw-meeting-17-th-august-2016
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Dr Mehdi Rahimi
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December 2016: Australian Endodontic Journal: the Journal of the Australian Society of Endodontology Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908155/a-new-algorithm-for-estimating-the-rod-volume-fraction-and-the-trabecular-thickness-from-in-vivo-computed-tomography
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Felix Sebastian Leo Thomsen, Jaime Andrés Peña, Yongtao Lu, Gerd Huber, Michael Morlock, Claus-Christian Glüer, Claudio Augusto Delrieux
PURPOSE: Existing microstructure parameters are able to predict vertebral in vitro failure load, but for noisy in vivo data more complex algorithms are needed for a robust assessment. METHODS: A new algorithm is proposed for the microstructural analysis of trabecular bone under in vivo quantitative computed tomography (QCT). Five fractal parameters are computed: (1) the average local fractal dimension FD, (2) its standard deviation FD.SD, (3) the fractal rod volume ratio fRV/BV, (4) the average fractal trabecular thickness fTb...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906138/larvicidal-activity-of-green-synthesized-silver-nanoparticles-using-excoecaria-agallocha-l-euphorbiaceae-leaf-extract-against-aedes-aegypti
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Vundru Anil Kumar, Kandru Ammani, Rajkumari Jobina, Paramanandham Parasuraman, Busi Siddhardha
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using plant extracts has been achieved by eco-friendly reducing and capping agents. The present study was conducted to evaluate the larvicidal efficacies of AgNPs synthesized using aqueous leaf extracts of Excoecaria agallocha against dengue vector, Aedes aegypti. The 3(rd) and 4(th) instar larvae of A. aegypti were exposed to various concentrations of aqueous extracts of E. agallocha, synthesized AgNPs and also crude solvent extracts (methanol and chloroform) for 24 h...
December 2016: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902985/disease-manifestation-and-inflammatory-activity-as-modulators-of-th17-treg-balance-and-rorc-foxp3-methylation-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Giovanni Almanzar, Matthias Klein, Marc Schmalzing, Deborah Hilligardt, Nady El Hajj, Hermann Kneitz, Vanessa Wild, Andreas Rosenwald, Sandrine Benoit, Henning Hamm, Hans-Peter Tony, Thomas Haaf, Matthias Goebeler, Martina Prelog
BACKGROUND: There is much evidence that T cells are strongly involved in the pathogenesis of localized and systemic forms of scleroderma (SSc). A dysbalance between FoxP3+ regulatory CD4+ T cells (Tregs) and inflammatory T-helper (Th) 17 cells has been suggested. METHODS: The study aimed (1) to investigate the phenotypical and functional characteristics of Th17 and Tregs in SSc patients depending on disease manifestation (limited vs. diffuse cutaneous SSc, dcSSc) and activity, and (2) the transcriptional level and methylation status of Th17- and Treg-specific transcription factors...
December 1, 2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899095/effects-of-the-ayurved-siriraj-wattana-recipe-on-functional-and-phenotypic-characterization-of-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-and-dendritic-cells-in-vitro
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Adisak Wongkajornsilp, Nuntarak Numchaisermsuk, Khanit Sa-Ngiamsuntorn, Pravit Akarasereenont, Valla Wamanuttajinda, Kanda Kasetsinsombat, Sunisa Duangsa-Ard, Tawee Laohapan, Kittipong Maneechotesuwan
BACKGROUND: Ayurved Siriraj Wattana recipe (AVS073), has been prescribed as tonic, to increase appetite, and for pain relief. It also exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating and anti-cancer activities. However, the immunomodulatory effects on antigen-presenting cells and effector T cells remained elusive. We thus aimed to study the effects of AVS073 on differentiation, maturation, functions and proportions of CIK cells and monocyte-derived DCs. METHODS: CIK cells and monocyte-derived DCs were treated with AVS073, followed by the assessment of T-helper (Th) phenotypes using real-time RT-PCR and flow cytometry...
November 29, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894743/transfer-factors-for-natural-radioactivity-into-date-palm-pits
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Mohammad Abu Shayeb, Thamer Alharbi, Muzahir Ali Baloch, Omar Abdul Rahman Alsamhan
Palm pits are used in various human and animal feed products. In this study, the natural radioactivity levels from soil and date palm pits of 9 samples collected from major date palm farms in three different regions (Buraidah, Al-Zulfi and Al-Majmaah) of Saudi Arabia were determined by using the high purity germanium (HPGe) gamma-ray spectrometer. The mean activity concentrations of (226)Ra, (232)Th, (137)Cs and (40)K in soil samples were 12.8 ± 2.2, 10.2 ± 2.1, 0.28 ± 0.10 and 329 ± 87 Bg kg(-1), respectively...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891353/association-of-c-reactive-protein-rs1205-gene-polymorphism-with-susceptibility-to-psoriasis-in-south-indian-tamils
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Anjana Sudhesan, Medha Rajappa, Laxmisha Chandrashekar, Palghat Hariharan Ananthanarayanan, Devinder Mohan Thappa, Santhosh Satheesh, Adithan Chandrasekaran, Panneer Devaraju
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis is a multi-factorial heritable T-helper Th-1/Th-17 mediated inflammatory disease, affecting the skin. It is associated with co-morbidities such as Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a good inflammatory marker. CRP rs1205 polymorphism is associated with circulating plasma CRP levels. Although there is association between the rs1205 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) and CVD, there are no prior reports regarding the association of CRP rs1205 SNP with psoriasis susceptibility...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890833/pulse-wave-analysis-after-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-with-the-ovation-device
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Efstratios Georgakarakos, Christos Argyriou, George S Georgiadis, Miltos K Lazarides
BACKGROUND: Ovation Aortic Stent-Graft System is a new device for the endovascular treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms achieving fixation via a 35-mm long, rigid ancored suprarenal stent and sealing stent at the infrarenal level by a means of a polymer-filling pair of inflatable O-rings which cause narrowing of flow lumen and regional stenosis. Thus, concerns have been raised regarding hemodynamic consequences associated with this new desing . Our preliminary report showed no significant increase of aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV) immediately after implantation of the Ovation in 3 patients...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885039/th17-cell-frequency-and-il-17a-concentrations-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-and-vitreous-fluid-from-patients-with-diabetic-retinopathy
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Hui Chen, Xiangrong Ren, Nanying Liao, Feng Wen
OBJECTIVE: To quantify T helper (Th)17 cells and determine interleukin (IL)-17A levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) culture and vitreous fluid from patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: Th17 cell frequency and IL-17A concentrations in PBMCs from 60 patients with T2DM with DR, 30 without DR and 30 sex- and age-matched healthy individuals were measured by flow cytometry and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), respectively...
November 24, 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884128/a-randomised-controlled-demonstration-trial-of-multifaceted-nutritional-intervention-and-or-probiotics-the-healthy-mums-and-babies-humba-trial
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Karaponi Okesene-Gafa, Minglan Li, Rennae S Taylor, John M D Thompson, Caroline A Crowther, Christopher J D McKinlay, Lesley M E McCowan
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes and has lifelong negative implications for offspring health. The Institute of Medicine recommends limited gestational weight gain (GWG) in obese women for optimal maternal and infant outcomes. However, there is a gap regarding an effective and sustainable intervention strategy to achieve this goal. The aim of the healthy mums and babies (HUMBA) demonstration trial is to assess whether a multifaceted nutritional intervention and/or an oral probiotic treatment in obese pregnant women can reduce excessive GWG and optimise pregnancy outcomes...
November 24, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880884/anti-atherosclerosis-and-cardio-protective-effects-of-the-angong-niuhuang-pill-on-a-high-fat-and-vitamin-d3-induced-rodent-model-of-atherosclerosis
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Wen-Juan Fu, Ting Lei, Zhen Yin, Jian-Hao Pan, Yu-Shuang Chai, Xiao-Yun Xu, Yi-Xi Yan, Zhi-Hua Wang, Jian Ke, Gang Wu, Ren-He Xu, Manish Paranjpe, Lintao Qu, Hong Nie
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Angong Niuhuang Pill (ANP) is a well known Chinese traditional therapeutic for the treatment for diseases affecting the Central Nervous System (CNS). Components of the ANP formulation, including Bovis Calculus Sativus, Pulvis Bubali Comus Concentratus, Moschus, Margarita, Cinnabaris, Realgar, Coptidis Rhizoma, Scutellariae Radix, Gardeniae Fructus, Curcumae Radix, and Bomeolum Syntheticum, have been used for the treatment of stroke, encephalitis and emergency meningitis across Asia, especially in China for hundreds of years...
November 20, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879053/n-arylsulfonyl-indolines-as-retinoic-acid-receptor-related-orphan-receptor%C3%A2-%C3%AE-ror%C3%AE-agonists
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Christelle Doebelin, Rémi Patouret, Ruben D Garcia-Ordonez, Mi Ra Chang, Venkatasubramanian Dharmarajan, Dana S Kuruvilla, Scott J Novick, Li Lin, Michael D Cameron, Patrick R Griffin, Theodore M Kamenecka
The nuclear retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor γ (RORγ; NR1F3) is a key regulator of inflammatory gene programs involved in T helper 17 (TH 17) cell proliferation. As such, synthetic small-molecule repressors (inverse agonists) targeting RORγ have been extensively studied for their potential as therapeutic agents for various autoimmune diseases. Alternatively, enhancing TH 17 cell proliferation through activation (agonism) of RORγ may boost an immune response, thereby offering a potentially new approach in cancer immunotherapy...
November 23, 2016: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869103/th-17-cytokines-and-interstitial-lung-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis
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G Rolla, E Fusaro, S Nicola, C Bucca, C Peroni, S Parisi, M C Cassinis, A Ferraris, F Angelino, E Heffler, M Boita, L Brussino
The two phenotypes of both limited and diffuse systemic sclerosis (SSc) have different forms of pulmonary involvement: pulmonary arterial hypertension (limited phenotype) or interstitial lung disease (ILD) (diffuse phenotype). We aimed to investigate whether Th17-related cytokines, as measured in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) and in serum were connected to ILD in diffuse SSc patients. We found that for both limited and diffuse SSc, the EBC levels of all cytokines and most of the cytokine serum levels were significantly higher in patients than in controls, while, the EBC levels of Th-17 cytokines and the serum levels of IL-10 and TNF-α were significantly higher in diffuse than in limited SSc...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867385/expanding-diversity-in-molecular-structures-and-functions-of-the-il-6-il-12-heterodimeric-cytokine-family
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Hideaki Hasegawa, Izuru Mizoguchi, Yukino Chiba, Mio Ohashi, Mingli Xu, Takayuki Yoshimoto
The interleukin (IL)-6/IL-12 family cytokines have pleiotropic functions and play critical roles in multiple immune responses. This cytokine family has very unique characteristics in that they comprise two distinct subunits forming a heterodimer and each cytokine and receptor subunit shares with each other. The members of this cytokine family are increasing; currently, there are more than six cytokines, including the tentatively named cytokines IL-Y (p28/p40), IL-12 (p35/p40), IL-23 (p19/p40), IL-27 [p28/Epstein-Barr virus-induced protein 3 (EBI3)], IL-35 (p35/EBI3), and IL-39 (p19/EBI3)...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865426/surgical-treatment-of-acute-diverticulitis-a-retrospective-multicentre-study
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José Vicente Roig, Antonio Salvador, Matteo Frasson, Míriam Cantos, Celia Villodre, Zutoia Balciscueta, Rafael García-Calvo, Javier Aguiló, Juan Hernandis, Rodolfo Rodríguez, Francisco Landete, Eduardo García-Granero
INTRODUCTION: To analyze short and medium-term results of different surgical techniques in the treatment of complicated acute diverticulitis (CAD). METHODS: Multicentre retrospective study including patients operated on as surgical emergency or deferred-urgency with the diagnosis of CAD. RESULTS: A series of 385 patients: 218 men and 167 women, mean age 64.4±15.6 years, operated on in 10 hospitals were included. The median (25(th)-75(th) percentile) time from symptoms to surgery was 48 (24-72) h, being peritonitis the main surgical indication in a 66% of cases...
November 16, 2016: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863395/high-cord-blood-ccl22-cxcl10-chemokine-ratios-precede-allergic-sensitization-in-early-childhood
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Kuo-Wei Yeh, Chih-Yung Chiu, Kuan-Wen Su, Ming-Han Tsai, Man-Chin Hua, Sui-Ling Liao, Shen-Hao Lai, Li-Chen Chen, Tsung-Chieh Yao, Jing-Long Huang
Atopic diseases are known to be characterized by a T helper (Th) 2-skewed immunity; however, there are few studies addressing the Th1/Th2 immunity at birth related to the development of atopic diseases in early childhood. We investigated 186 children followed up regularly at the clinic for 4 years in a birth cohort study. The Th1-associated CXC chemokine ligand (CXCL)-10, CXCL11, and the Th2-associated CC chemokine ligand (CCL)-17 and CCL22 were quantified in cord blood by multiplex Luminex kits. Specific immunoglobulin E antibodies against food and inhalant allergens were measured at 6 months as well as 1, 1...
November 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863185/parental-reactions-to-weight-screening-in-young-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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A M Dawson, D A Brown, S M Williams, B J Taylor, J Ross, R W Taylor
BACKGROUND: Parental inability to recognize child overweight and physician reluctance to instigate discussion prevents behaviour change. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate parental acceptance of child overweight status following screening. METHODS: Interviewers used motivational interviewing or best practice care to discuss overweight status of 271 young children (BMI ≥ 85(th) ) with parents using simple traffic-light BMI charts. Follow-up sessions two weeks later (n = 251, 93%) were coded qualitatively to assess parental reactions to the information (overweight diagnosis) and how it was presented (feedback condition)...
November 10, 2016: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862158/the-role-of-interleukin-22-in-pityriasis-rosea
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S Al Mokadem, S Ghonemy, A Zidan, G Abd El Aleem
BACKGROUND: Pityriasis rosea (PR) is an exanthematous disease related to reactivation of human herpes virus (HHV) types 6 and 7. The pathogenesis and cytokine profile of PR are still poorly understood.There is a large amount of evidence indicating a viral aetiology for PR. AIM: To measure the serum level of interleukin (IL)-22, a cytokine expressed by T helper (Th)17 cells in patients with PR to explore the possible association of IL-22 with the pathogenesis of the disease...
November 11, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858983/copper-and-zinc-isotope-ratios-in-human-bone-and-enamel
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Klervia Jaouen, Estelle Herrscher, Vincent Balter
OBJECTIVES: Here, we report Cu and Zn isotope ratios of bones and teeth of French people from various historical periods with the aim to understand how Cu and Zn isotope ratios of bone, a tissue that is continuously remodeled throughout life but that is prone to post-mortem diagenesis, compare with that of tooth enamel, a tissue that forms once during childhood but that is more resistant to diagenesis. Specifically, we examine (1) the potential existence of sex-related differences in the Cu isotope ratios (represented as δ(65) Cu) in the tooth enamel of identified men and women, and (2) a decrease of Zn isotope delta ratios (represented as δ(66) Zn) related to the increase of meat and fish consumption during the 20(th) century...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
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