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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109210/surgical-repair-of-moderate-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mahesh Anantha Narayanan, Saurabh Aggarwal, Yogesh N V Reddy, Venkata M Alla, Janani Baskaran, Arun Kanmanthareddy, Rakesh M Suri
Introduction Moderate mitral regurgitation (MR) of ischemic etiology has been associated with worse outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Studies comparing concomitant mitral valve replacement/repair (MVR/Re) with CABG and standalone CABG have reported conflicting results. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the published literature. Patients and Methods We searched using PubMed, Cochrane, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Google scholar databases from January 1960 to June 2016 for clinical trials comparing CABG to CABG + MVR/Re for moderate MR...
January 21, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109197/everolimus-is-better-than-rapamycin-in-attenuating-neuroinflammation-in-kainic-acid-induced-seizures
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Ming-Tao Yang, Yi-Chin Lin, Whae-Hong Ho, Chao-Lin Liu, Wang-Tso Lee
BACKGROUND: Microglia is responsible for neuroinflammation, which may aggravate brain injury in diseases like epilepsy. Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) kinase is related to microglial activation with subsequent neuroinflammation. In the present study, rapamycin and everolimus, both as mTOR inhibitors, were investigated in models of kainic acid (KA)-induced seizure and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neuroinflammation. METHODS: In vitro, we treated BV2 cells with KA and LPS...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109194/family-health-strategy-and-equity-in-prenatal-care-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-minas-gerais-brazil
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Mônica Viegas Andrade, Kenya Valéria Micaela de Souza Noronha, Allan Claudius Queiroz Barbosa, Michelle Nepomuceno Souza, Júlia Almeida Calazans, Lucas Resende de Carvalho, Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha, Núbia Cristina Silva
BACKGROUND: Prenatal care coverage is still not universal or adequately provided in many low and middle income countries. One of the main barriers regards the presence of socioeconomic inequalities in prenatal care utilization. In Brazil, prenatal care is supplied for the entire population at the community level as part of the Family Health Strategy (FHS), which is the main source of primary care provided by the public health system. Brazil has some of the greatest income inequalities in the world, and little research has been conducted to investigate prenatal care utilization of FHS across socioeconomic groups...
January 21, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109192/prevalence-of-oral-manifestations-in-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer-submitted-to-chemotherapy
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Deise Berger Velten, Eliana Zandonade, Maria Helena Monteiro de Barros Miotto
BACKGROUND: Oral complications may be observed during chemotherapy and are important side effects that may directly affect the anticancer treatment, even causing septicaemia in some cases. This research was done in order to evaluate changes in oral lesions during follow-up of children and adolescents in chemotherapy at Hospital Estadual Infantil Nossa Senhora da Glória (HEINSG). METHODS: The study design was longitudinal, 45 patients were evaluated and monitored for 1 month after the initiation of chemotherapy...
January 20, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109189/parents-and-peers-normative-influence-on-adolescents-smoking-results-from-a-swiss-italian-sample-of-middle-schools-students
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Francesca Scalici, Peter J Schulz
BACKGROUND AND METHOD: Adolescents observe and imitate people to whom they are associated in their social context, and the normative factors sent out by reference groups are crucial determinants of their decision to smoke. The aim of the study is to investigate how adolescents' smoking changes when they are exposed to factors of pro-smoking normative influence by parents and peers, and how age moderate this relation. A cross sectional survey collected data from 5657 students, aged between 11 and 14, from public and private middle schools in the Italian region of Switzerland (Ticino) on their smoking habits, perceived parents' and peers' approval and smoking...
January 21, 2017: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109188/impoverishing-effects-of-catastrophic-health-expenditures-in-malawi
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Martina Mchenga, Gowokani Chijere Chirwa, Levison S Chiwaula
BACKGROUND: Out of pocket (OOP) health spending can potentially expose households to risk of incurring large medical bills, and this may impact on their welfare. This work investigates the effect of catastrophic OOP on the incidence and depth of poverty in Malawi. METHODS: The paper is based on data that was collected from 12,271 households that were interviewed during the third Malawi integrated household survey (IHS-3). The paper considered a household to have incurred a catastrophic health expenditure if the share of health expenditure in the household's non-food expenditure was greater than a given threshold ranging between 10 and 40%...
January 21, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109186/interleukin-1-as-a-mediator-of-fatigue-in-disease-a-narrative-review
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Megan E Roerink, Marieke E van der Schaaf, Charles A Dinarello, Hans Knoop, Jos W M van der Meer
Fatigue is commonly reported in a variety of illnesses, and it has major impact on quality of life. Previously, it was thought that fatigue originates in the skeletal muscles, leading to cessation of activity. However, more recently, it has become clear that the brain is the central regulator of fatigue perception. It has been suggested that pro-inflammatory cytokines, especially interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1α) and interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), play a prominent role in the development of central fatigue, and several studies have been performed to elucidate the connection between inflammation and these central processes...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109184/comparative-cardiovascular-risks-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-with-other-2-nd-and-3-rd-line-antidiabetic-drugs-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Huang-Tz Ou, Kai-Cheng Chang, Chung-Yi Li, Jin-Shang Wu
AIMS: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP4i) are suggested as 2(nd) and 3(rd) add-on antidiabetic treatment for type 2 diabetes. Previous studies only assessed cardiovascular effects of DPP4i as 2(nd) line treatment, included sulfonylurea as only one comparator, and yielded inconclusive results on the risk of heart failure. This study therefore evaluated comparative cardiovascular risks of DPP4i with other 2(nd) and 3(rd) line antidiabetic drugs. METHODS: Based on a large nation-wide diabetic cohort, 113,051 patients with type 2 diabetes newly on metformin-based dual or triple therapy were identified in 2009-2011 and followed until death or 2013...
January 21, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109183/chloride-ion-transport-and-overexpression-of-tmem16a-in-a-guinea-pig-asthma-model
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Mitsuko Kondo, Mayoko Tsuji, Kaori Hara, Ken Arimura, Osamitsu Yagi, Etsuko Tagaya, Kiyoshi Takeyama, Jun Tamaoki
BACKGROUND: TMEM16A, a Ca-activated Cl channel, regulates various physiological functions such as mucin secretion. However, the role of TMEM16A in hypersecretion in asthma is not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate Cl ion transport via TMEM16A and determine the localization of TMEM16A in a guinea pig asthma model. METHODS: Guinea pigs were sensitized with OVA ip. on Day 1 and Day 8. On Day 22, we assessed OVA challenge-induced Cl ion transport in the sensitized tracheas ex vivo in an Ussing chamber, compared with the non-sensitized tracheas...
January 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109182/are-home-visits-an-effective-method-for-diabetes-management-a-quantitative-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Lin Han, Yuxia Ma, Suhong Wei, Jinhui Tian, Xiaochun Yang, Xiping Shen, Jun Zhang, Yuexian Shi
AIMS: Previous reviews have revealed uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of home visit interventions for managing diabetes. Therefore, we performed a quantitative systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of home visit interventions among patients with diabetes. METHODS: We searched various electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, CINAHL, Wanfang, and Chinese scientific full-text databases) from their inception until March 2016...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109180/the-intrauterine-renin-angiotensin-system-sex-specific-effects-on-the-prevalence-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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Kirsty G Pringle, Tamas Zakar, Eugenie R Lumbers
Preterm birth (PTB) is the single largest cause of death in infants and young children. The rate of PTB is significantly higher in male infants, particularly those that are born very preterm. Here we present evidence to suggest that the decidual renin-angiotensin system may play a role in inhibiting inflammation and maintaining the integrity of the fetal membranes during pregnancy, and that sex-specific alterations in the intrauterine RAS could contribute to the increased risk of PTB in male babies. Women carrying female fetuses have high levels of expression of decidual prorenin at term...
January 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109179/quantitative-and-integrative-analysis-of-paracrine-hepatocyte-activation-by-non-parenchymal-cells-upon-lipopolysaccharide-induction
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Katharina Beuke, Frank A Schildberg, Federico Pinna, Ute Albrecht, Roman Liebe, Michaela Bissinger, Peter Schirmacher, Steven Dooley, Johannes G Bode, Percy A Knolle, Ursula Kummer, Kai Breuhahn, Sven Sahle
Gut-derived bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) stimulate the secretion of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) from liver macrophages (MCs), liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs), and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), which control the acute phase response in hepatocytes through activation of the NF-κB pathway. The individual and cooperative impact of non-parenchymal cells on this clinically relevant response has not been analysed in detail due to technical limitations. To gain an integrative view on this complex inter- and intracellular communication, we combined a multi-scale mathematical model with quantitative, time-resolved experimental data of different primary murine liver cell types...
January 21, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109175/langerhans-cell-markers-cd1a-and-cd207-are-the-most-rapidly-responding-genes-in-lesional-psoriatic-skin-following-adalimumab-treatment
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L Raaby, C Rosada, A Langkilde, K L Lauridsen, H Vinter, P Ommen, R B Kjellerup, C Johansen, L Iversen
TNFα-, IL-23- and IL-17-targeting drugs are highly effective in the treatment of psoriasis. However, the precise molecular mechanism remains unknown. In psoriatic skin the presence of Langerhans cells (LC) is reduced, but the role of LC is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of TNFα and IL-23/IL-17 on the presence of LC in the skin during treatment. Therefore, psoriatic skin was investigated before and after 4 days of adalimumab or ustekinumab treatment. Furthermore, TNFα and IL-17A stimulation was investigated in an ex vivo model of epidermis and dermis from healthy normal skin kept in cultures at an air-liquid interphase for 4 days...
January 21, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109169/maternal-psychiatric-symptoms-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-childhood-atopic-diseases
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Niels J Elbert, Liesbeth Duijts, Herman T den Dekker, Nicolette W de Jong, Tamar E C Nijsten, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Johan C de Jongste, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Henning Tiemeier, Suzanne G M A Pasmans
BACKGROUND: Maternal psychiatric symptoms during pregnancy might affect the developing immune system and subsequent risk of childhood atopic diseases. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to examine the associations of maternal psychiatric symptoms during pregnancy with allergic sensitization, allergy and eczema in children until age 10 years. METHODS: This study among 5,205 children was performed in a population-based prospective cohort from fetal life onwards...
January 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109167/cell-cycle-tailored-targeting-of-metastatic-melanoma-challenges-opportunities
#15
Nikolas K Haass, Brian Gabrielli
The advent of targeted therapies of metastatic melanoma, such as MAPK pathway inhibitors and immune checkpoint antagonists, has turned dermato-oncology from the 'bad guy' to the 'poster child' in oncology. Current targeted therapies are effective; although here is a clear need to develop combination therapies to delay the onset of resistance. Many anti-melanoma drugs impact on the cell cycle but are also dependent on certain cell cycle phases resulting in cell cycle phase-specific drug insensitivity. Here, we raise the question: Have combination trials been abandoned prematurely as ineffective possibly only because drug scheduling was not optimized? Firstly, if both drugs of a combination hit targets in the same melanoma cell, cell cycle-mediated drug insensitivity should be taken into account when planning combination therapies, timing of dosing schedules and choice of drug therapies in solid tumors...
January 21, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109166/a-novel-dual-amylin-and-calcitonin-receptor-agonist-dacra-kbp-089-induces-weight-loss-through-a-reduction-in-fat-but-not-lean-mass-while-improving-food-preference
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Sofie Gydesen, Sara Toftegaard Hjuler, Zenia Freving, Kim Vietz Andreassen, Nina Sonne, Lars I Hellgren, Morten Asser Karsdal, Kim Henriksen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Obesity and associated co-morbidities, such as type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, are major health challenges - hence, development of weight loss therapies with the ability to reduce the co-morbidities is key. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The effect of the dual amylin and calcitonin receptor agonist (DACRA), KBP-089, on bodyweight, glucose homeostasis, and fatty acid accumulation in liver and muscle tissue, food preference was investigated...
January 21, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109165/melatonin-and-sirtuins-a-not-so-unexpected-relationship
#17
Juan C Mayo, Rosa M Sainz, Pedro González Menéndez, Vanesa Cepas, Dun-Xian Tan, Russel J Reiter
Epigenetic modifications, including methylation or acetylation as well as posttranscriptional modifications are mechanisms used by eukaryotic cells to increase the genome diversity in terms of differential gene expression and protein diversity. Among these modifying enzymes, sirtuins, a class III histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes are of particular importance. Sirtuins regulate the cell cycle, DNA repair, cell survival and apoptosis, thus having important roles in normal and cancer cells. Sirtuins can also regulate metabolic pathways by changing preference for glycolysis under aerobic conditions as well as glutaminolysis...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109163/an-assessment-of-the-overexpression-of-bmp-2-in-transfected-human-osteoblast-cells-stimulated-by-mta-and-biodentine
#18
E M Rodrigues, A L G Cornélio, A S C Fuentes, L P Salles, M Velayutham, C Rossa-Junior, J M Guerreiro-Tanomaru, M Tanomaru-Filho
AIM: To evaluate the effect of MTA and Biodentine on viability, osteogenic differentiation and BMP-2 expression in osteogenic cells. METHODOLOGY: Saos-2 cells were used as a model of osteoblastic cells. Overexpression of BMP2 was induced by transfection of a CMV-driven plasmid construct including the human BMP-2 coding sequence and stably transfected cells were selected. Cell viability was assessed by the mitochondrial dehydrogenase enzymatic (MTT) assay. The bioactivity of the materials was evaluated by the Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) assay and detection of calcium deposits with Alizarin Red Staining (ARS)...
January 21, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109160/antibiotics-for-infection-prevention-after-excision-of-the-cervical-transformation-zone
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REVIEW
Chumnan Kietpeerakool, Bandit Chumworathayi, Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Butsakorn Ussahgij, Pisake Lumbiganon
BACKGROUND: Excision of the transformation zone of the cervix is the most commonly used approach to treat cervical precancerous lesions (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)) to reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer. As the excision of the transformation zone leaves a raw area on the cervix, there is a risk of infection following the procedure. The incidence of infection after cold knife conization (CKC) is 36%, whereas the incidence for large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ, also known as loop electrical excision procedure (LEEP)) is much lower (0...
January 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109155/-preparation-and-application-of-rabbit-anti-mouse-setd8-polyclonal-antibody
#20
Haitao Ma, Jiaqian Guo, Jing Xia, Changmin Niu, Xueyi Shen, Hongya Sun, Ying Zheng
Objective To purify the recombinant Setd8 protein and prepare rabbit anti-mouse Setd8 polyclonal antibody. Methods The recombinant plasmid pET-30a-Setd8 was constructed by double enzyme digestion and linkage, and then transformed into E.coli BL21. The expression of the target protein was induced by IPTG and the expression product was purified by Ni-NTA affinity chromatograph. The purified protein was used to immunize New Zealand white rabbits to produce polyclonal antibody. The titer and specificity of the antibody were identified by ELISA, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry...
February 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
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