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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643477/red-wine-polyphenols-do-not-improve-obesity-associated-insulin-resistance-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#1
Jorn Woerdeman, Daniele Del Rio, Luca Calani, Etto C Eringa, Yvo M Smulders, Erik H Serné
Preclinical studies have suggested that polyphenols extracted from red wine (RWPs) favorably affect insulin sensitivity, but controversy exists on whether RWPs exert similar effects in humans. This study aimed to determine whether RWPs improve insulin sensitivity in obese volunteers. Obese (BMI>30) volunteers were randomly allocated to RWPs 600 mg/day (n = 14) or matched placebo (n = 15) in a double-blind fashion (parallel-arm) for 8 weeks. Subjects were investigated at baseline and at the end of the study (EOS)...
June 23, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633530/essential-oil-composition-of-rydingia-michauxii-briq-scheen-v-a-albert-endemic-of-iran
#2
Akbar Karami, Hassan Esmaeili, Donya Shahbazian
The chemical composition of the essential oil (EO) obtained from the aerial parts of Rydingia michauxii (Briq.) Scheen & V.A. Albert was analysed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Eighty components were identified in the oil with caryophyllene oxide (20.1%), trans-verbenol (10.2%), linalool (5.3%) and humulene epoxide II (4.6%) as main constituents. We reported here the chemical compositions of R. michauxii EOs from southern Zagros of Iran with a distinct chemical profile for the first time...
June 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633052/disinfection-efficiencies-of-sage-and-spearmint-essential-oils-against-planktonic-and-biofilm-staphylococcus-aureus-cells-in-comparison-with-sodium-hypochlorite
#3
Dimitrios Vetas, Eleni Dimitropoulou, Gregoria Mitropoulou, Yiannis Kourkoutas, Efstathios Giaouris
Staphylococcus aureus causes human infections and foodborne intoxications. This study explored the potential antibacterial actions of sage and spearmint essential oils (EOs) against both its planktonic and biofilm cells, in comparison with sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), a commonly applied chemical sanitizer. Initially, the minimum inhibitory and bactericidal concentrations (MICs, MBCs) of each plant mixture were determined against planktonic cultures, following growth at 30°C for 24h. Stationary phase planktonic bacteria were then individually exposed for 6min to either each EO (applied at 1-2×MBC; 2...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630687/emerging-antimicrobial-resistance-in-early-and-late-onset-neonatal-sepsis
#4
Lamiaa Mohsen, Nermin Ramy, Dalia Saied, Dina Akmal, Niveen Salama, Mona M Abdel Haleim, Hany Aly
BACKGROUND: Compared to developed countries, the use of antimicrobials in Egypt is less regulated and is available over the counter without the need for prescriptions. The impact of such policy on antimicrobial resistance has not been studied. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of early and late onset sepsis, and the frequency of antimicrobial resistance in a major referral neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: The study included all neonates admitted to the NICU over a 12-month period...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630302/new-perspective-on-spring-vegetation-phenology-and-global-climate-change-based-on-tibetan-plateau-tree-ring-data
#5
Bao Yang, Minhui He, Vladimir Shishov, Ivan Tychkov, Eugene Vaganov, Sergio Rossi, Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist, Achim Bräuning, Jussi Grießinger
Phenological responses of vegetation to climate, in particular to the ongoing warming trend, have received much attention. However, divergent results from the analyses of remote sensing data have been obtained for the Tibetan Plateau (TP), the world's largest high-elevation region. This study provides a perspective on vegetation phenology shifts during 1960-2014, gained using an innovative approach based on a well-validated, process-based, tree-ring growth model that is independent of temporal changes in technical properties and image quality of remote sensing products...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623042/corneocyte-lipid-envelope-cle-the-key-structure-for-skin-barrier-function-and-ichthyosis-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Masashi Akiyama
Research on the genetic abnormalities and pathogenetic processes of ichthyoses has progressed remarkably, and many causative genes and molecules have been identified in ichthyoses and ichthyosis syndromes. Most of the genes/molecules causative of ichthyosis are associated with the barrier function of the stratum corneum, and defects in the skin barrier play important roles in the pathogenesis of various ichthyosis phenotypes. It has been elucidated that, of the ichthyosis-causative genes, ABCA12, ALOXE3, ALOX12B, CYP4F22, CERS3, ABHD5, PNPLA1 and ELOVL4 work in the formation of the corneocyte lipid envelope (CLE), a structure that is essential to sound skin barrier function...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622904/radiographic-outcomes-of-shilla-growth-guidance-system-and-traditional-growing-rods-through-definitive-treatment
#7
Scott J Luhmann, June C Smith, Ann McClung, Frances L McCullough, Richard E McCarthy, George H Thompson
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of a multicenter database. OBJECTIVES: To compare the radiographic outcomes of patients who had undergone the Shilla Growth Guidance System (SGGS) and traditional growing rod (GR) treatment for management of early-onset scoliosis (EOS) through definitive treatment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The efficacy of surgical treatment of EOS can only be determined after definitive treatment has been completed. We wanted to review our experience with the SGGS and GR for management of EOS through definitive treatment...
July 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622901/tridimensional-analysis-of-rotatory-subluxation-and-sagittal-spinopelvic-alignment-in-the-setting-of-adult-spinal-deformity
#8
Emmanuelle Ferrero, Renaud Lafage, Bassel G Diebo, Vincent Challier, Brice Illharreborde, Frank Schwab, Wafa Skalli, Pierre Guigui, Virginie Lafage
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective single-center. OBJECTIVE: To investigate rotatory subluxation (RS) in adult spinal deformity (ASD) with three-dimensional (3D) stereoradiographic images and analyze relationships between RS, transverse plane parameters, spinopelvic parameters, and clinical outcomes. BACKGROUND: Recent research has demonstrated that sagittal plane malalignment and listhesis correlate with ASD patient-reported outcomes. However, there is still a lack of knowledge regarding the clinical impact of 3D evaluation and rotatory subluxation...
July 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618209/chemical-compositions-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-essential-oil-of-psidium-guajava-l-leaves-from-different-geographic-regions-in-china
#9
Lu Wang, Yanan Wu, Tao Huang, Kan Shi, Zhenqiang Wu
Hydrodistilled essential oils (EO) of Psidium guajava L. leaves from different regions in China were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The samples from Guangdong province displayed high EO yields (0.61-0.75%, v/w). A total of 50 components, representing over 98.00% of the EOs, were identified and semi-quantitatived. The major constituents of EOs included β-caryophyllen (17.17-31.38%), γ-gurjunene (9.17-15.22%), τ-cadinol (1.35-10.02%) and calamenene (2.13-7.80%). The terpenoids in all sample oils were dominated by sesquiterpenes hydrocarbons (70...
June 15, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617448/diminishing-effectiveness-of-long-term-maintenance-topical-steroid-therapy-in-ppi-non-responsive-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#10
Swathi Eluri, Thomas M Runge, Jason Hansen, Bharati Kochar, Craig C Reed, Benjamin S Robey, John T Woosley, Nicholas J Shaheen, Evan S Dellon
OBJECTIVES: While topical corticosteroids are first-line therapy for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), the data regarding long-term effectiveness are lacking. We aimed to determine long-term histologic and endoscopic outcomes of maintenance therapy in EoE steroid responders. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of adults with EoE at UNC Hospitals who had initial histologic response (<15 eos/hpf) after 8 weeks of topical steroids, and maintained on therapy...
June 15, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614286/three-dimensional-true-spine-length-a-novel-technique-for-assessing-the-outcomes-of-scoliosis-surgery
#11
Alan J Spurway, Jennifer K Hurry, Luke Gauthier, Ben Orlik, Chukwudi K Chukwunyerenwa, Waleed E Kishta, Ron El-Hawary
BACKGROUND: Current assessment of spine growth for patients undergoing growth friendly surgical treatment for early-onset scoliosis (EOS) is the use of serial, 1-dimensional standard-of-care coronal vertical spine height (SoCVH) measurements. Any growth of the spine out of the coronal plane is missed by the SoCVH, which may underestimate the actual growth of the spine. This study set to validate the novel 3-dimensional true spine length (3DTSL) radiographic measurement technique for measuring growth of EOS patients...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614106/positive-patch-test-reactions-to-essential-oils-in-consecutive-patients-results-from-north-america-and-central-europe
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Erin M Warshaw, Kathryn A Zug, Donald V Belsito, Joseph F Fowler, Joel G DeKoven, Denis Sasseville, Howard I Maibach, C G Toby Mathias, Vincent A DeLeo, James S Taylor, Anthony F Fransway, James G Marks, Melanie D Pratt, Matthew J Zirwas, Johannes Geier, Wolfgang Uter
BACKGROUND: Synthetic fragrances and natural essential oils (EOs) are used in perfumery and found in various cosmetics. Essential oils are also increasingly used to promote wellness. In previous studies, the sensitization potential of some EOs has been identified; however, the current prevalence of sensitivity is largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine frequency of positive patch-test reactions to EOs tested in the baseline series, along with 3 fragrance markers (FMs) (fragrance mix I, fragrance mix II, and Myroxylon pereirae), in consecutive patients in the US/Canadian North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) (2009-2014) and the central European, trinational Information Network of Departments of Dermatology (IVDK) (2010-2014)...
June 13, 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612190/correction-of-hypokyphosis-in-thoracic-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-using-sublaminar-bands-a-3d-multicenter-study
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Brice Ilharreborde, Sébastien Pesenti, Emmanuelle Ferrero, Franck Accadbled, Jean-Luc Jouve, Jérôme Sales De Gauzy, Keyvan Mazda
INTRODUCTION: The comparison of implants and correction methods remain controversial in AIS. Excellent frontal and axial correction rates have been reported with all-screw constructs, but at the expense of sagittal alignment, which has a tendency to flatten postoperatively. Posteromedial translation using hybrid constructs seems to preserve and improve thoracic kyphosis (TK), but no series exist to date with a significant number of hypokyphotic patients. In addition, the measures of TK in 2D are often wrong in severe AIS due to axial rotation...
June 13, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611658/neuroprotective-and-anti-aging-potentials-of-essential-oils-from-aromatic-and-medicinal-plants
#14
REVIEW
Muhammad Ayaz, Abdul Sadiq, Muhammad Junaid, Farhat Ullah, Fazal Subhan, Jawad Ahmed
The use of essential oils (EOs) and their components is known since long in traditional medicine and aromatherapy for the management of various diseases, and is further increased in the recent times. The neuroprotective and anti-aging potentials of EOs and their possible mechanism of actions were evaluated by numerous researchers around the globe. Several clinically important EOs and their components from Nigella sativa, Acorus gramineus, Lavandula angustifolia, Eucalyptus globulus, Mentha piperita, Rosmarinus officinalis, Jasminum sambac, Piper nigrum and so many other plants are reported for neuroprotective effects...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610718/echinacea-purpurea-derived-alkylamides-exhibit-potent-anti-inflammatory-effects-and-alleviate-clinical-symptoms-of-atopic-eczema
#15
Attila Oláh, Judit Szabó-Papp, Michael Soeberdt, Ulrich Knie, Stephan Dähnhardt-Pfeiffer, Christoph Abels, Tamás Bíró
BACKGROUND: Atopic eczema (AE) is a chronic inflammatory and pruritic skin disease. There is still an unmet need for topical anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic substances exhibiting an excellent safety profile. The endocannabinoid system is known to regulate various aspects of cutaneous barrier and immune functions, thus targeting it may be a valid approach for alleviating the symptoms of AE. OBJECTIVE: To assess the putative efficacy of Echinacea purpurea-derived alkylamides (Ec...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605923/bacterial-sepsis-in-neonates-single-centre-study-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
#16
Izeta Softić, Husref Tahirović, Vincenzo Di Ciommo, Cinzia Auriti
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence, mortality, risk factors, aetiology and the susceptibility to antibiotics of the bacteria responsible for sepsis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single centre, prospective, observational study, involving 200 neonates admitted over 12 months to the NICU of the University Children's Hospital, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. RESULTS: The crude incidence of all neonatal sepsis was 68.0% (136/200) and that of late-onset sepsis (LOS) was 48...
May 2017: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604598/influence-of-food-characteristics-and-food-additives-on-the-antimicrobial-effect-of-garlic-and-oregano-essential-oils
#17
Juan García-Díez, Joana Alheiro, Ana Luisa Pinto, Luciana Soares, Virgilio Falco, Maria João Fraqueza, Luis Patarata
Utilization of essential oils (EOs) as antimicrobial agents against foodborne disease has gained importance, for their use as natural preservatives. Since potential interactions between EOs and food characteristics may affect their antimicrobial properties, the present work studies the influence of fat, protein, pH, aw and food additives on the antimicrobial effect of oregano and garlic EOs against Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes. Results showed that protein, pH, aw, presence of beef extract, sodium lactate and nitrates did not influence their antimicrobial effect...
June 10, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604490/health-related-quality-of-life-in-early-onset-scoliosis-patients-treated-surgically-eosq-scores-in-traditional-growing-rod-vs-magnetically-controlled-growing-rods
#18
Michael E Doany, Z Deniz Olgun, Gizem Irem Kinikli, Senol Bekmez, Aykut Kocyigit, Gokhan Demirkiran, A Ergun Karaagaoglu, Muharrem Yazici
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: To compare quality of life and caregiver burden in TGR and MCGR patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Magnetic controlled growing rods (MCGR) decrease surgical sessions associated with treatment of early onset scoliosis (EOS), hoping to minimize the burdens seen with repetitive invasive surgeries in traditional growing rod (TGR) treatment. Although the clinical indications for these treatments have largely been agreed upon, there is a lack of understanding of their impact on patients' and families' quality of life...
June 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602088/extension-of-the-saft-vr-mie-eos-to-model-homonuclear-rings-and-its-parameterization-based-on-the-principle-of-corresponding-states
#19
Erich A Muller, Andrés Mejía
The statistical associating fluid theory of variable range employing a Mie potential (SAFT-VR-Mie) proposed by Lafitte et al. [J. Chem Phys. 2013, 139, 154504] is one of the latest versions of the SAFT family. This particular version has been shown to have a remarkable capability to connect experimental determinations, theoretical calculations and molecular simulations results. However, the theoretical development restricts the model to chains of beads connected in a linear fashion. In this work, the capabilities of the SAFT-VR Mie equation of state for modeling phase equilibria are extended for the case of planar ring compounds...
June 11, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595460/sub-inhibitory-stress-with-essential-oil-affects-enterotoxins-production-and-essential-oil-susceptibility-in-staphylococcus-aureus
#20
Barbara Turchi, Simone Mancini, Luisa Pistelli, Basma Najar, Domenico Cerri, Filippo Fratini
Fourteen wild strains of Staphylococcus aureus positive for gene sea were tested for enterotoxins production and the minimum inhibitory concentration of Leptospermum scoparium, Origanum majorana, Origanum vulgare, Satureja montana and Thymus vulgaris essential oils (EOs) were determined. After this trial, bacteria stressed with sub-inhibitory concentration of each EO were tested for enterotoxins production by an immunoenzymatic assay and resistance to the same EO. Oregano oil exhibited the highest antibacterial activity followed by manuka and thyme oils...
June 8, 2017: Natural Product Research
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