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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209547/pregnancy-after-urinary-diversion-at-young-ages-risks-and-outcome
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N Huck, S Schweizerhof, P Honeck, A Neisius, J Thüroff, R Stein
OBJECTIVE: To assess the urological and obstetric outcomes during and after pregnancy following urinary diversion (UD) performed during childhood or adolescence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From our urinary diversion database, we identified 25 females who became pregnant between 1981 and 2013. Reasons for urinary diversion were neurogenic bladder, exstrophy, trauma, sinus urogenitalis and interstitial cystitis. 17 had continent cutaneous diversion, 4 continent anal diversion and 4 colonic conduit...
February 13, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196884/functional-genomics-analysis-of-vitamin-d-effects-on-cd4-t-cells-in-vivo-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-%C3%A2
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Manuel Zeitelhofer, Milena Z Adzemovic, David Gomez-Cabrero, Petra Bergman, Sonja Hochmeister, Marie N'diaye, Atul Paulson, Sabrina Ruhrmann, Malin Almgren, Jesper N Tegnér, Tomas J Ekström, André Ortlieb Guerreiro-Cacais, Maja Jagodic
Vitamin D exerts multiple immunomodulatory functions and has been implicated in the etiology and treatment of several autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS). We have previously reported that in juvenile/adolescent rats, vitamin D supplementation protects from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a model of MS. Here we demonstrate that this protective effect associates with decreased proliferation of CD4+ T cells and lower frequency of pathogenic T helper (Th) 17 cells. Using transcriptome, methylome, and pathway analyses in CD4+ T cells, we show that vitamin D affects multiple signaling and metabolic pathways critical for T-cell activation and differentiation into Th1 and Th17 subsets in vivo...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188501/effect-of-extending-the-original-eligibility-criteria-for-the-cross-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-on-toxicity-and-survival-in-esophageal-cancer
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E C de Heer, J B Hulshoff, D Klerk, J G M Burgerhof, D J A de Groot, J Th M Plukker, G A P Hospers
BACKGROUND: Patients with curable esophageal cancer (EC) who proceed beyond the original Chemoradiotherapy for Oesophageal Cancer Followed by Surgery Study (CROSS) eligibility criteria are also treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT). This study assessed the effect that extending the CROSS eligibility criteria for nCRT has on treatment-related toxicity and overall survival (OS) in EC. METHODS: The study enrolled 161 patients with locally advanced EC (T1N1-3/T2-4aN0-3/M0) treated with the CROSS schedule followed by esophagectomy...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187441/neutralization-of-interleukin-9-ameliorates-symptoms-of-allergic-rhinitis-by-reducing-th2-th9-and-th17-responses-and-increasing-the-treg-response-in-a-murine-model
#4
Zhao Wei Gu, Yun Xiu Wang, Zhi Wei Cao
A novel independent Th-cell subset, characterized by high expression of interleukin (IL)-9, has been recognized as the "Th9" subset. Although Th9 cells are important in many diseases, their contribution to allergic rhinitis (AR) remains unclear. We therefore first determined whether Th9 cells were present in a mouse model of AR. We then investigated the their involvement in the distribution of CD4+ T-cell subsets and the symptoms of AR by treating mice with anti-IL-9 antibodies (Abs). Anti-IL-9 Abs were administered intranasally during rechallenge of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced AR in BALB/c mice...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186142/a-neural-signature-of-the-unique-hues
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Lewis Forder, Jenny Bosten, Xun He, Anna Franklin
Since at least the 17(th) century there has been the idea that there are four simple and perceptually pure "unique" hues: red, yellow, green, and blue, and that all other hues are perceived as mixtures of these four hues. However, sustained scientific investigation has not yet provided solid evidence for a neural representation that separates the unique hues from other colors. We measured event-related potentials elicited from unique hues and the 'intermediate' hues in between them. We find a neural signature of the unique hues 230 ms after stimulus onset at a post-perceptual stage of visual processing...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181426/site-specific-difference-of-bone-geometry-indices-in-hypoparathyroid-patients
#6
Hye Sun Park, Da Hea Seo, Yumie Rhee, Sung Kil Lim
BACKGROUND: Hypoparathyroid patients often have a higher bone mineral density (BMD) than the general population. However, an increase in BMD does not necessarily correlate with a solid bone microstructure. This study aimed to evaluate the bone microstructure of hypoparathyroid patients by using hip structure analysis (HSA). METHODS: Ninety-five hypoparathyroid patients >20 years old were enrolled and 31 of them had eligible data for analyzing bone geometry parameters using HSA...
February 8, 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166422/relation-of-heart-rate-recovery-after-exercise-testing-to-coronary-artery-calcification
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Sae Young Jae, Sudhir Kurl, Jari A Laukkanen, Eun Sun Yoon, Yoon-Ho Choi, Bo Fernhall, Barry A Franklin
BACKGROUND: We examined whether slow heart rate recovery (HRR) after exercise testing as an estimate of impaired autonomic function is related to coronary artery calcification (CAC), an emerging marker of coronary atherosclerosis. METHODS: We evaluated 2088 men who participated in a health screening program that included measures of CAC and peak or symptom-limited cardiopulmonary exercise testing. HRR was calculated as the difference between peak heart rate during exercise testing and the heart rate at 2 minutes of recovery after peak exercise...
February 6, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157396/notch-signaling-modulates-the-balance-of-regulatory-t-cells-and-t-helper-17-cells-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Lei Qin, Yan-Cai Zhou, Hong-Jie Wu, Ya Zhuo, Yan-Ping Wang, Chang-Yun Si, Yong-Mei Qin
The imbalance of regulatory T cells (Tregs) and T helper 17 (Th17) cells contributes to the persistent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, modulatory factors associated with Tregs-Th17 balance were not fully elucidated. A recent study demonstrated an immunoregulatory strategy by inactivation of Notch signaling to reverse the disequilibrium of Tregs-Th17 cells in immune thrombocytopenia. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the effect of Notch signaling in regulating the functions of Tregs and Th17 cells in chronic hepatitis C...
February 3, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153659/enoxaparin-for-the-prevention-of-preeclampsia-and%C3%A2-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-women-with%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-history-%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-randomized-trial
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Katie M Groom, Lesley M McCowan, Laura K Mackay, Arier C Lee, Joanne M Said, Stefan C Kane, Susan P Walker, Thijs E van Mens, Natalie J Hannan, Stephen Tong, Larry W Chamley, Peter R Stone, Claire McLintock
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia and small-for-gestational-age pregnancy are major causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Women with a previous pregnancy affected by these conditions are at an increased risk of recurrence in a future pregnancy. Past trials evaluating the effect of low-molecular-weight heparin for the prevention of recurrence of preeclampsia and small-for-gestational-age pregnancy have shown conflicting results with high levels of heterogeneity displayed when trials were compared...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149772/differentiation-potential-of-human-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-into-photoreceptors-through-explants-culture-and-enzyme-methods
#10
Wei-Wei Xu, Li Huang, Kelvin K L Chong, Doreen S Y Leung, Benjamin F L Li, Zheng-Qin Yin, Yi-Fei Huang, Chi Pui Pang
AIM: To investigate the retinal photoreceptor differentiation potential of human orbital adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) generated by enzyme (EN) and explant (EX) culture methods. METHODS: We investigated potentials of human orbital ADSCs to differentiate into photoreceptors through EN and EX culture methods. EN and EX orbital ADSCs were obtained from the same donor during rehabilitative orbital decompression, and then were subject to a 3-step induction using Noggin, DKK-1, IGF-1 and b-FGF at different time points for 38d...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148307/intrathecal-th17-and-b-cell-associated-cytokine-and-chemokine-responses-in-relation-to-clinical-outcome-in-lyme-neuroborreliosis-a-large-retrospective-study
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Paula Gyllemark, Pia Forsberg, Jan Ernerudh, Anna J Henningsson
BACKGROUND: B cell immunity, including the chemokine CXCL13, has an established role in Lyme neuroborreliosis, and also, T helper (Th) 17 immunity, including IL-17A, has recently been implicated. METHODS: We analysed a set of cytokines and chemokines associated with B cell and Th17 immunity in cerebrospinal fluid and serum from clinically well-characterized patients with definite Lyme neuroborreliosis (group 1, n = 49), defined by both cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis and Borrelia-specific antibodies in cerebrospinal fluid and from two groups with possible Lyme neuroborreliosis, showing either pleocytosis (group 2, n = 14) or Borrelia-specific antibodies in cerebrospinal fluid (group 3, n = 14)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132045/the-role-of-t-regulatory-and-th17-cells-in-the-pathogenesis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-review
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N Kikodze, I Pantsulaia, T Chikovani
Chronic inflammation of joints of autoimmune origin - rheumatoid arthritis - develops due to deplorable coincidence of genetic, immune and environmental factors. Th17 cells are considered as the main effector cells in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. Analysis of many reports clarify positive correlation between the frequencies of circulating Th17 cells, serum levels of IL-17A and IL-23, synovial IL-17 and disease activity. Autoreactive Th clone response is regulated by the certain population of suppressor cells - T regulatory cells (Tregs)...
December 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130842/a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-on-insulin-resistance-and-insulin-secretory-capacity-in-japanese-school-children
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Rimei Nishimura, Hironari Sano, Yoshiko Onda, Daisuke Tsujino, Kiyotaka Ando, Futoshi Ebara, Toru Matsudaira, Shinichiro Ishikawa, Takuya Sakamoto, Naoko Tajima, Kazunori Utsunomiya
INTRODUCTION: Little information is available regarding the status of insulin resistance (IR) and insulin deficiency (ID) as well as their relationship with obesity in children using the homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) in a population-based setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included a total of 445 ninth-grade children participating in health check-up programs implemented in Tsunan Town, Niigata (boys/girls, 252/193 [participation rates: 98.1%/95.5%])...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130433/the-association-of-maternal-thyroid-function-with-placental-hemodynamics
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M Barjaktarovic, T I M Korevaar, L Chaker, V W V Jaddoe, Y B de Rijke, T J Visser, E A P Steegers, R P Peeters
STUDY QUESTION: What is the clinical association of maternal thyroid function with placental hemodynamic function? SUMMARY ANSWER: A higher free thyroxine (FT4) concentration in early pregnancy is associated with higher placental vascular resistance. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Suboptimal placental function is associated with preeclampsia (which, in turn, further deteriorates placental hemodynamics and impairs the fetal blood supply), fetal growth restriction and premature delivery...
January 26, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129374/il-27-limits-type-2-immunopathology-following-parainfluenza-virus-infection
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Gaia Muallem, Sagie Wagage, Yan Sun, Jonathan H DeLong, Alex Valenzuela, David A Christian, Gretchen Harms Pritchard, Qun Fang, Elizabeth L Buza, Deepika Jain, M Merle Elloso, Carolina B López, Christopher A Hunter
Respiratory paramyxoviruses are important causes of morbidity and mortality, particularly of infants and the elderly. In humans, a T helper (Th)2-biased immune response to these infections is associated with increased disease severity; however, little is known about the endogenous regulators of these responses that may be manipulated to ameliorate pathology. IL-27, a cytokine that regulates Th2 responses, is produced in the lungs during parainfluenza infection, but its role in disease pathogenesis is unknown...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125840/association-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-with-th-cell-related-cytokines-in-the-vitreous-of-ocular-sarcoidosis-patients
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Masaru Takeuchi, Manzo Taguchi, Tomohito Sato, Kyoko Karasawa, Yutaka Sakurai, Kohzou Harimoto, Masataka Ito
Purpose: High-mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) is a nonhistone DNA-binding nuclear protein released from necrotic cells, which is also secreted by activated leukocytes and acts as a primary proinflammatory cytokine. In this study, we compared vitreous HMGB1 levels in ocular sarcoidosis with those in noninflammatory vitreoretinal diseases and evaluated its association with Th cell-related and proinflammatory cytokines. Methods: The study group consisted of 24 patients with ocular sarcoidosis...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121274/multi-elemental-analysis-of-lentinula-edodes-mushrooms-available-in-trade
#17
Mirosław Mleczek, Marek Siwulski, Piotr Rzymski, Przemysław Niedzielski, Monika Gąsecka, Agnieszka Jasińska, Sylwia Budzyńska, Anna Budka
The present study investigated the content of 62 elements in the fruiting bodies of Lentinula edodes (Shiitake mushroom) cultivated commercially in Poland on various substrates from 2007-2015. The general mean content (mg kg(-1) dry weight (DW)) of the studied elements ranked in the following order: K (26,335) > P (11,015) > Mg (2,284) > Ca (607) > Na (131) > Zn (112) > Fe (69) > Mn (33) > B (32) > Rb (17) > Cu (14.5) > Al (11.2) > Te (2.9) > As (1.80) > Cd (1.76) > Ag (1...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119824/precision-measurement-of-radioactivity-in-gamma-rays-spectrometry-using-two-hpge-detectors-bege-6530-and-gc0818-7600sl-models-comparison-techniques-application-to-the-soil-measurement
#18
Guembou Shouop Cebastien Joel, Samafou Penabei, Moyo Maurice Ndontchueng, Gregoire Chene, Eric Jilbert Nguelem Mekontso, Alexandre Ngwa Ebongue, Motapon Ousmanou, Strivay David
To obtain high quality of results in gamma spectrometry, it is necessary to select the best HPGe detector for particular measurements, to calibrate energy and efficiency of gamma detector as accurate as possible. To achieve this aim, the convenient detector model and gamma source can be very useful. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the soil specific activity using two HPGe model (BEGe-6530 and GC0818-7600SL) by comparing the results of the two detectors and the technics used according to the detector type...
2017: MethodsX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117352/il-22-producing-cd4-t-cells-in-the-treatment-response-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-to-combination-therapy-with-methotrexate-and-leflunomide
#19
Wei Zhong, Ling Zhao, Tao Liu, Zhenyu Jiang
T cells are key players in immune-mediated rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We previously reported that interleukin (IL)-22(+)CD4(+)T helper (IL-22(+) Th) cells and IL-22 critically control the pathogenesis of RA. Here we monitored circulating levels of different IL-22(+) Th cell subsets and measured plasma levels of IL-22, IL-17, and interferon (IFN)-γ in 60 patients with active RA following 12-week combination methotrexate (MTX) and leflunomide (LEF) therapy (MTX+LEF) and 20 healthy individuals. We found the frequencies of circulating IFN-γ(-)IL-17(-)IL-22(+) (Th22), IFN-γ(-)IL-17(+) (total Th17), IFN-γ(+)IL-17(-)IL-22(+) (IL-22(+)Th1) cells, and IFN-γ(-)IL-17(+)IL-22(+) (IL-22(+)Th17) cells, as well as the plasma levels of IL-22, IL-17 and IFN-γ to be significantly reduced in RA patients that responded to treatment, but not in non-responders...
January 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117118/intranasal-azelastine-and-mometasone-exhibit-a-synergistic-effect-on-a-murine-model-of-allergic-rhinitis
#20
Do Hyun Kim, Boo-Young Kim, Ji-Hyeon Shin, Sung Won Kim, Soo Whan Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the anti-allergic effects of the combination of azelastine and mometasone with those of either agent alone in a Dermatophagoides farinae (Derf)-induced murine model of allergic rhinitis (AR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty BALB/c mice were divided into five groups: azelastine (A), mometasone (M), a combination of azelastine and mometasone (MA), Derf, and control. Derf served as the allergen. Allergic symptom scores, eosinophil counts, and serum Derf-specific IgE levels were measured...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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