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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927248/comparison-of-two-methods-for-the-in-vivo-diagnosis-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-using-a-tablet-of-13c-urea
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Daniela Gilardi, Gionata Fiorino, Federica Furfaro, Marina F Alfieri, Ilaria Orlandi, Mariangela Allocca, Silvio Danese
BACKGROUND: The urea Breath-test is a widely-used method to detect the presence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection. Recently, new technologies were introduced, to obtain an immediate test result by continuous breath samples analysis after labeled urea intake. The total test duration is shorter than 20 minutes. METHODS: The study compared two diagnostic methods requiring the administration of EXPIROBACTER® (Sofar SpA, Trezzano Rosa, Milan, Italy) 100 mg as a source of labeled urea...
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927243/early-endometriosis-in-females-is-directed-by-immune-mediated-estrogen-receptor-alpha-and-il6-cross-talk
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Katherine A Burns, Seddon Y Thomas, Katherine J Hamilton, Steven L Young, Donald N Cook, Kenneth S Korach
Endometriosis is a gynecological disease that negatively affects the health of 1 in 10 women. While more information is known about late stage disease, the early initiation of endometriosis and lesion development is poorly understood. Herein, we use a uterine tissue transfer mouse model of endometriosis to examine early disease development and its dependence on estradiol (E2) and estrogen receptor a (ERα) within 72 h of disease initiation. Using wild type and ERα knockout mice as hosts or donors, we find significant infiltration of neutrophils and macrophages into the peritoneal cavity...
September 11, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927238/factor-v-leiden-is-associated-with-increased-sperm-count
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T E van Mens, U N Joensen, Z Bochdanovits, A Takizawa, J Peter, N Jørgensen, P B Szecsi, J C M Meijers, H Weiler, E Rajpert-De Meyts, S Repping, S Middeldorp
STUDY QUESTION: Is the thrombophilia mutation factor V Leiden (FVL) associated with an increased total sperm count? SUMMARY ANSWER: Carriers of FVL have a higher total sperm count than non-FVL-carriers, which could not be explained by genetic linkage or by observations in a FVL-mouse model. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: FVL has a high prevalence in Caucasians despite detrimental health effects. Carriers have been shown to have higher fecundity, which might partly explain this evolutionary paradox...
September 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927224/supraorbital-keyhole-craniotomy-for-basilar-artery-aneurysms-accounting-for-the-cliff-effect
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Melissa M Stamates, Andrew K Wong, Anita Bhansali, Ricky H Wong
BACKGROUND: Treatment of basilar artery aneurysms is challenging. While endovascular techniques have dominated, there still remain circumstances where open surgical clipping is required or preferred. Minimally invasive "keyhole" approaches are being used more frequently to provide the durability of surgical clipping with a lower morbidity profile; however, careful patient selection is required. The supraorbital "keyhole" approach has been described for the treatment of basilar artery aneurysms, but careful assessment of the basilar exposure is necessary to ensure proper visualization of the aneurysm and ability to obtain proximal vascular control...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927217/surgical-technique-for-high-flow-internal-maxillary-artery-to-middle-cerebral-artery-bypass-using-a-superficial-temporal-artery-interposition-graft
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Xuequan Feng, Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Jordina Rincon-Torroella, Ivan H El-Sayed, Michael T Lawton, Arnau Benet
BACKGROUND: Extracranial-to-intracranial high-flow bypass often requires cranial, cervical, and graft site incisions. The internal maxillary artery (IMA) has been proposed as a donor to decrease invasiveness, but its length is insufficient for direct intracranial bypass. We report interposition of a superficial temporal artery (STA) graft for high-flow IMA to middle cerebral artery (MCA) bypass using a middle fossa approach. OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of an IMA-STA graft-MCA bypass using a new middle fossa approach...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927203/diagnostic-imaging-and-invasive-fungal-diseases-in-children
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Aspasia Katragkou, Brian T Fisher, Andreas H Groll, Emmanuel Roilides, Thomas J Walsh
Invasive fungal disease (IFD) is a life-threatening condition, especially in immunocompromised children. The role of diagnostic imaging in children at risk for an IFD is multifactorial, including initially detecting it, evaluating for dissemination of infection beyond the primary site of disease, monitoring the response to antifungal therapy, and assessing for potential relapse. The objective of this review was to synthesize the published literature relevant to the use of various imaging modalities for the diagnosis and management of IFD in children...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927200/epidemiology-of-invasive-fungal-disease-in-children
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Zoi Dorothea Pana, Emmanuel Roilides, Adilia Warris, Andreas H Groll, Theoklis Zaoutis
Considerable progress has been made in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of pediatric patients with invasive fungal disease (IFD). The reported decreasing trend in the incidence of invasive candidiasis (IC) over the past 15 years in both neonates and children has been encouraging. Nevertheless, due to the growing number of immunocompromised children at risk for IFD, this disease continues to be associated with significant morbidity and death and with increased financial burden to the health care system...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927196/the-intricate-interplay-between-msi-and-polymorphisms-of-dna-repair-enzymes-in-gastric-cancer-h-pylori-associated
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Isabelle Joyce de Lima Silva-Fernandes, Emanuele Silva de Oliveira, Juliana Carvalho Santos, Marcelo Lima Ribeiro, Adriana Camargo Ferrasi, Maria Inês de Moura Campos Pardini, Rommel Mário Rodriguez Burbano, Silvia Helena Barem Rabenhorst
Gastric cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer worldwide. Helicobacter pylori is a well-established risk factor and may cause injuries to genomic integrity through an inefficient DNA repair. This study aimed to examine the influence of polymorphisms in DNA repair enzymes using markers for microsatellite instability (MSI). Polymorphisms of DNA repair enzymes were detected by PCR-RFLP and MSI, by high resolution melt (HRM) analysis. Helicobacter pylori detection and genotyping were accomplished by PCR...
July 1, 2017: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927189/scientific-societal-and-economic-consequences-of-releasing-interim-data-from-clinical-trials
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Abhinav Sharma, Robert H Bigelow, Michael J Pencina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927159/diagnostic-value-of-inflammatory-cell-infiltrates-tumor-stroma-percentage-and-disease-free-survival-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
#10
Katarzyna Jakubowska, Wojciech Kisielewski, Luiza Kańczuga-Koda, Mariusz Koda, Waldemar Famulski
The anticancer immune defense mechanism involves humoral and cellular responses. The main effector mechanisms of antitumor responses involve the following: the activity of cytotoxic T cells; the activation of macrophages and neutrophils; the activity of cytokines secreted by T cells; and natural killer cell activity. Selected cell populations are responsible for the stimulation or suppression of the immune system against tumor cells. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the location, extent and composition of the cellular inflammatory infiltration of tumors in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927154/resistance-to-the-mtor-inhibitor-everolimus-is-reversed-by-the-downregulation-of-survivin-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Ludovica Taglieri, Francesca De Iuliis, Anna Giuffrida, Sabrina Giantulli, Ida Silvestri, Susanna Scarpa
Everolimus (RAD001) is an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin used in combination with exemestane to treat hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer. However, not all patients are equally sensitive to RAD001 and certain patients develop resistance. Therefore, the present study analyzed the mechanisms involved in the resistance of breast cancer cells to RAD001 in order to identify a potential tool to overcome it. The effects of RAD001 on the inhibition of cell viability, on the induction of apoptosis and autophagy and on the regulation of survivin, an anti-apoptotic protein, were evaluated in two breast cancer cell lines: BT474 (luminal B) and MCF7 (luminal A)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927147/long-term-changes-in-the-properties-of-skin-derived-fibroblasts-following-irradiation-of-the-head-and-neck
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Thomas Gehrke, Agmal Scherzad, Stephan Hackenberg, Pascal Ickrath, Philipp Schendzielorz, Rudolf Hagen, Norbert Kleinsasser
The tumor stroma performs an important role in carcinogenesis. It predominantly consists of fibroblasts and the connective tissue produced by them, and undergoes a multitude of interactions with the surrounding cancer cells. Since irradiation is part of the majority of therapeutic strategies for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, more information regarding the effects of a previous irradiation on the tumor stroma is desirable. In the present study, fibroblasts were cultivated from human non-irradiated and pre-irradiated skin of the neck for 48 h...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927105/reactive-oxygen-species-driven-mitochondrial-injury-induces-apoptosis-by-teroxirone-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Jing-Ping Wang, Chang-Heng Hsieh, Chun-Yen Liu, Kai-Han Lin, Pei-Tsun Wu, Kwun-Min Chen, Kang Fang
Teroxirone as an anticancer agent is used to treat human lung cancer by inducing apoptotic cell death. Previous studies have demonstrated that the status of the tumor suppressor p53 determined the onset of apoptotic cell death in human non-small cell lung cancer cells (NSCLC). In order to further understand the underlying mechanisms of lung cancer, the present study explored the targets of teroxirone. By including antioxidants, the present study analyzed changes in cell proliferation, cell cycle division, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), reactive oxygen species (ROS), expression of apoptosis markers and cytochrome c distribution...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927092/synergistic-anticancer-effect-of-curcumin-and-chemotherapy-regimen-fp-in-human-gastric-cancer-mgc-803-cells
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Bin He, Wen Wei, Ji Liu, Yundan Xu, Gang Zhao
Curcumin is an anticancer compound that exerts anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects via multiple molecular targets. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the anticancer effects of curcumin in combination with 5-fluorouracil plus cisplatin (FP) on the MGC-803 human gastric cancer cell line. Following treatment with curcumin and/or FP for 24, 48 and 72 h, cell viability, cell cycle progression and the apoptosis rate were evaluated using an MTT assay, flow cytometry and dual acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining, respectively...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927083/expression-of-thymidylate-synthase-predicts-clinical-outcomes-of-s-1-based-chemotherapy-in-squamous-cell-lung-cancer
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Yuichiro Honma, Shinsaku Togo, Kazue Shimizu, Miniwan Tulafu, Takuo Hayashi, Toshimasa Uekusa, Shigeru Tominaga, Kenji Kido, Yuichi Fujimoto, Yukiko Nanba, Kazuya Takamochi, Shiaki Oh, Kenji Suzuki, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) histology have limited chemotherapeutic options. Treatment with S-1 combined with carboplatin (CBDCA) has been shown to provide a significant survival benefit in SCC patients compared with treatment with combined CBDCA and paclitaxel. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between the expression of molecular markers related to the pharmacological action of S-1, including thymidylate synthase (TS), orotate phosphoribosyltransferase (OPRT) and dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD), and the clinical efficacy of S-1-based chemotherapy in SCC patients...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927070/amentoflavone-enhances-sorafenib-induced-apoptosis-through-extrinsic-and-intrinsic-pathways-in-sorafenib-resistant-hepatocellular-carcinoma-sk-hep1-cells-in-vitro
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Wei-Lung Chen, Chia-Ling Hsieh, Jiann-Hwa Chen, Chih-Sheng Huang, Wei-Ting Chen, Yu-Cheng Kuo, Cheng-Yu Chen, Fei-Ting Hsu
The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of amentoflavone on sorafenib-induced apoptosis in sorafenib-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. The sorafenib-resistant SK-Hep1 (SK-Hep1R) cell line was established for the present study. Initially, the differences in sorafenib-induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis between wild-type SK-Hep1 and SK-Hep1R cells were verified using the MTT assay and flow cytometry. The effects of amentoflavone on sorafenib-induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis were then investigated using MTT, flow cytometry, DNA gel electrophoresis and western blot analysis...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927065/mast-cell-chymase-affects-the-proliferation-and-metastasis-of-lung-carcinoma-cells-in-vitro
#17
Yuan Jiang, Yudan Wu, William James Hardie, Xiaoying Zhou
Metastasis of lung carcinoma cells is a major cause of organ failure and mortality of patients with lung cancer. Lung mast cells are a type of immune cell which reside in the respiratory mucosa. High numbers of mast cells are associated with the majority of common types of cancer; however, the effects of mast cells on cancer remain unclear. In the present study, the effects of mast cell chymase (MCC) on the proliferation and adhesion of the lung carcinoma cell lines A549 and H520 was investigated. After 24 h of treatment, the highest dose of MCC (50 mU/ml) decreased the proliferation rate of A549 and H520 cells, whereas the lowest dose of MCC (5 mU/ml) resulted in a small increase in the viability...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927024/in-vitro-activities-of-enantiopure-and-racemic-1-acetoxychavicol-acetate-against-clinical-isolates-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#18
Saradee Warit, Kamolchanok Rukseree, Therdsak Prammananan, Poonpilas Hongmanee, Pamaree Billamas, Sarinya Jaitrong, Angkana Chaiprasert, Birgit U Jaki, Guido F Pauli, Scott G Franzblau, Prasit Palittapongarnpim
In the process of evaluating the effect of several plant extracts against Mycobacterium tuberculosis using the Microplate Alamar Blue Assay (MABA), an extract of Thai herb Alpinia galanga rhizome and its major component, 1'-acetoxychavicol acetate (ACA), exhibited marked anti-tuberculosis activity. The minimal inhibition concentrations (MICs) of the S-enantiomer of ACA (S-ACA) against M. tuberculosis H37Ra ATCC 25177 and H37Rv ATCC 27294 strains were 0.2 µg/mL and 0.7 µg/mL, respectively. More than 95% of 100 drug-sensitive and 50 drug-resistant mycobacterial clinical isolates were inhibited by extracted S-ACA at 1...
September 18, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927012/fiber-patterns-in-young-adults-living-in-different-environments-usa-spain-and-tunisia-anthropometric-and-lifestyle-characteristics
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María José García-Meseguer, Amalia Delicado-Soria, Ramón Serrano-Urrea
Benefits of dietary fiber go beyond its effect on chronic diseases associated with development. Consequently, the pattern of fiber intake has been considered an indicator for diet quality. Young adults are especially vulnerable to a food environment that drives an increase in chronic diseases linked to economic development. The aim of this work was to characterize patterns of fiber intake among university students. A cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of 730 students enrolled at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), the University of Carthage (Tunisia), and Florida International University (USA)...
September 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927005/mediatorless-impedance-studies-with-titanium-dioxide-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles-for-hydrogen-peroxide-detection
#20
Nur Hamidah Abdul Halim, Yook Heng Lee, Radha Swathe Priya Malon Marugan, Uda Hashim
An impedimetric-based biosensor constructed using gold nanoparticles (AuNP) entrapped within titanium dioxide (TiO₂) particles for hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂) detection is the main feature of this research. The matrix of the biosensor employed the surface of TiO₂, which was previously modified with an amine terminal group using 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTS) at a low temperature to create a ready to immobilise surface for the biosensor application. Hemoglobin (Hb), which exhibits peroxidase-like activity, was used as the bioreceptor in the biosensor to detect H₂O₂ in solution...
September 18, 2017: Biosensors
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