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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904025/early-raas-blockade-exerts-renoprotective-effects-in-autosomal-recessive-alport-syndrome
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Nao Uchida, Naonori Kumagai, Kandai Nozu, Xue Jun Fu, Kazumoto Iijima, Yoshiaki Kondo, Shigeo Kure
Alport syndrome is a progressive renal disease caused by mutations in COL4A3, COL4A4, and COL4A5 genes that encode collagen type IV alpha 3, alpha 4, and alpha 5 chains, respectively. Because of abnormal collagen chain, glomerular basement membrane becomes fragile and most of the patients progress to end-stage renal disease in early adulthood. COL4A5 mutation causes X-linked form of Alport syndrome, and two mutations in either COL4A3 or COL4A4 causes an autosomal recessive Alport syndrome. Recently, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade has been shown to attenuate effectively disease progression in Alport syndrome...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902237/krasilnikoviella-muralis-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-new-member-of-the-family-promicromonosporaceae-isolated-from-the-takamatsuzuka-tumulus-stone-chamber-interior-and-reclassification-of-promicromonospora-flava-as-krasilnikoviella-flava-comb-nov
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Miyuki Nishijima, Nozomi Tazato, Yutaka Handa, Nao Umekawa, Rika Kigawa, Chie Sano, Junta Sugiyama
A Gram-stain positive, facultative anaerobic actinomycete, designated strain T6220-5-2bT, was isolated from a sample taken from a mouldy spot on the surface of a mural painting (the white tiger, Byakko) inside the stone chamber of Takamatsuzuka Tumulus in Asuka village, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis of the isolate, it was closely related to the genus Promicromonospora, but formed of a novel lineage within the family Promicromonosporaceae. The closest related species to strain T6220-5-2bT was the known species Promicromonospora flava, which displayed a 99...
October 26, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901223/metabolic-syndrome-and-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review
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Patrícia Pozas Saboya, Luiz Carlos Bodanese, Paulo Roberto Zimmermann, Andréia da Silva Gustavo, Caroline Melo Assumpção, Fernanda Londero
Objectives: to present currently available evidence to verify the association between metabolic syndrome and quality of life. Method: Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Medline and LILACS databases were studied for all studies investigating the association with metabolic syndrome and quality of life. Two blinded reviewers extracted data and one more was chosen in case of doubt. Results: a total of 30 studies were included, considering inclusion and exclusion criteria, which involved 62...
November 28, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901221/anxiety-depression-resilience-and-self-esteem-in-individuals-with-cardiovascular-diseases
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Isabela Gonzales Carvalho, Eduarda Dos Santos Bertolli, Luciana Paiva, Lidia Aparecida Rossi, Rosana Aparecida Spadoti Dantas, Daniele Alcalá Pompeo
Objectives: to analyze the relationship between anxiety and depression symptoms, resilience and self-esteem with sociodemographic and clinical characteristics; correlate resilience and self-esteem with age and duration of the disease; check associations between anxiety and depression with measures of resilience and self-esteem among individuals with cardiovascular diseases. Method: correlational study conducted in a large university hospital in the interior of the state of São Paulo, Brazil...
November 28, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892676/palliative-care-for-patients-with-gynecologic-cancer-in-japan-a-japan-society-of-gynecologic-palliative-medicine-jsgpm-survey
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Masayuki Futagami, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Tetsumi Sato, Kazuyoshi Hirota, Muneaki Shimada, Etsuko Miyagi, Nao Suzuki, Masaki Fujimura
Purpose: To evaluate palliative care for patients with gynecologic cancer in Japan. Materials and Method: A questionnaire asking facility characteristics, systems to coordinate palliative care, current status of end-of-life care, provision of symptom relief, palliative radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and cases of death from gynecological cancer, was mailed to facilities treating gynecologic cancer. Results: A total of 115 facilities (29.3% of the total) responded to the questionnaire. Of these, 33.0 (29...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889902/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-novel-uterine-carcinosarcoma-cell-line-tu-ecs-1-with-mutations-of-tp53-and-kras
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Yohei Chiba, Seiya Sato, Hiroaki Itamochi, Yasuko Suga, Tomoyuki Fukagawa, Nao Oumi, Tetsuro Oishi, Tasuku Harada, Tamotsu Sugai, Toru Sugiyama
A new human uterine carcinosarcoma (UCS) cell line, TU-ECS-1, was established and characterized. The morphological appearance of the cultured cells was an insular of epithelial-like cells arranged in the form of a jigsaw puzzle and mesenchymal-like cells with a spindle-shaped or fibroblast-like morphology. A relatively high proliferation rate was observed with a doubling time of 18.2 h. The chromosome number ranged from 44 to 49 and had an extra chromosome 12 (trisomy 12). The respective half-maximal inhibitory concentrations of cisplatin, paclitaxel, and doxorubicin were 2...
November 26, 2016: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889647/activation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-enhances-pancreatic-cancer-development-and-the-malignant-potential-via-up-regulation-of-cyr61
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Makoto Sano, David R Driscoll, Wilfredo E DeJesus-Monge, Brian Quattrochi, Victoria A Appleman, Jianhong Ou, Lihua Julie Zhu, Nao Yoshida, Shintaro Yamazaki, Tadatoshi Takayama, Masahiko Sugitani, Norimichi Nemoto, David S Klimstra, Brian C Lewis
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), a poor prognostic cancer, commonly develops following activating mutations in the KRAS oncogene. Activation of WNT signaling is also commonly observed in PDAC. To ascertain the impact of postnatal activation of WNT-stimulated signaling pathways in PDAC development, we combined the Elastase-tva-based RCAS-TVA pancreatic cancer model with the established LSL-Kras(G12D), Ptf1a-cre model. Delivery of RCAS viruses encoding β-catenin(S37A) and WNT1 stimulated the progression of premalignant pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasias (PanIN) and PDAC development...
November 24, 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878224/potential-drug-interactions-in-patients-given-antiretroviral-therapy
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Wendel Mombaque Dos Santos, Silvia Regina Secoli, Stela Maris de Mello Padoin
Objective: to investigate potential drug-drug interactions (PDDI) in patients with HIV infection on antiretroviral therapy. Methods: a cross-sectional study was conducted on 161 adults with HIV infection. Clinical, socio demographic, and antiretroviral treatment data were collected. To analyze the potential drug interactions, we used the software Micromedex(r). Statistical analysis was performed by binary logistic regression, with a p-value of ≤0.05 considered statistically significant...
November 21, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878223/experimental-study-with-nursing-staff-related-to-the-knowledge-about-pressure-ulcers
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Miriam Viviane Baron, Cézane Priscila Reuter, Miria Suzana Burgos, Veniria Cavalli, Cristine Brandenburg, Suzane Beatriz Frantz Krug
Objective: to compare the scores of knowledge in teams participating or not participating in educational interventions about pressure ulcers. Method: a quantitative study with experimental design. Data were collected through a validated questionnaire. The study included 71 individuals, including nurses and nursing technicians from three intensive care units, divided into intervention group and control group. Data analysis considered the scores of the groups in the moment before and after intervention...
November 21, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878222/microbiological-evaluation-of-the-steam-sterilization-of-assembled-laparoscopic-instruments
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Tamara Carolina de Camargo, Kazuko Uchikawa Graziano, Alda Graciele Claudio Dos Santos Almeida, Karina Suzuki, Cely Barreto da Silva, Flávia Morais Gomes Pinto
Objective: assess the safety of steam sterilization of assembled laparoscopic instruments with challenge contamination. Method: a laboratory experimental study, using as test samples trocars and laparoscopic graspers. Geobacillus stearothermophillus ATCC-7953 was used, with a microbial population of 106UFC/Filter paper substrate, removed from the biological indicator. Three of them were introduced into each instrument at the time of assembly, and sterilized at pressurized saturated steam, 134oC for 5 minutes...
November 21, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878221/the-use-of-a-metronome-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-the-emergency-room-of-a-university-hospital
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Renata Maria de Oliveira Botelho, Cássia Regina Vancini Campanharo, Maria Carolina Barbosa Teixeira Lopes, Meiry Fernanda Pinto Okuno, Aécio Flávio Teixeira de Góis, Ruth Ester Assayag Batista
Objective: to compare the rate of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and death after cardiac arrest, with and without the use of a metronome during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Method: case-control study nested in a cohort study including 285 adults who experienced cardiac arrest and received CPR in an emergency service. Data were collected using In-hospital Utstein Style. The control group (n=60) was selected by matching patients considering their neurological condition before cardiac arrest, the immediate cause, initial arrest rhythm, whether epinephrine was used, and the duration of CPR...
November 21, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878220/diagnosis-of-compliance-of-health-care-product-processing-in-primary-health-care
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Camila Eugenia Roseira, Darlyani Mariano da Silva, Isis Pienta Batista Dias Passos, Fabiana Souza Orlandi, Maria Clara Padoveze, Rosely Moralez de Figueiredo
Objective: identify the compliance of health care product processing in Primary Health Care and assess possible differences in the compliance among the services characterized as Primary Health Care Service and Family Health Service. Method: quantitative, observational, descriptive and inferential study with the application of structure, process and outcome indicators of the health care product processing at ten services in an interior city of the State of São Paulo - Brazil...
November 21, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878218/nursing-care-missed-in-patients-at-risk-of-or-having-pressure-ulcers
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Jonathan Hermayn Hernández Valles, María Guadalupe Moreno Monsiváis, Ma Guadalupe Interial Guzmán, Leticia Vázquez Arreola
Objective: to determine the nursing care missed as perceived by the nursing staff and its relation with the nursing care missed identified in the assessment of patients at risk of or having pressur ulcers. Method: descriptive correlation study. The participants were 161 nurses and 483 patients from a public hospital. The MISSCARE survey was used in combination with a Nursing Care Assessment Form for Patients at Risk of or having pressure ulcers. For the analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics were used...
November 21, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876581/valley-of-death-a-proposal-to-build-a-translational-bridge-for-the-next-generation
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Nao J Gamo, Michelle R Birknow, Danielle Sullivan, Mari A Kondo, Yasue Horiuchi, Takeshi Sakurai, Barbara S Slusher, Akira Sawa
There is a great need for novel drug discovery for major mental illnesses, but multiple levels of challenges exist in both academia and industry, spanning from scientific understanding and institutional infrastructure to business risk and feasibility. The "valley of death," the large gap between basic scientific research and translation to novel therapeutics, underscores the need to restructure education and academic research to cultivate the fertile interface between academia and industry. In this opinion piece, we propose strategies to educate young trainees in the process of drug discovery and development, and prepare them for careers across this spectrum...
November 19, 2016: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866876/prdm14-drives-oct3-4-recruitment-via-active-demethylation-in-the-transition-from-primed-to-naive-pluripotency
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Naoki Okashita, Yoshiaki Suwa, Osamu Nishimura, Nao Sakashita, Mitsutaka Kadota, Go Nagamatsu, Masanori Kawaguchi, Hiroki Kashida, Ayaka Nakajima, Makoto Tachibana, Yoshiyuki Seki
Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are specified from epiblast cells in mice. Genes associated with naive pluripotency are repressed in the transition from inner cell mass to epiblast cells, followed by upregulation after PGC specification. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the reactivation of pluripotency genes are poorly characterized. Here, we exploited the in vitro differentiation of epiblast-like cells (EpiLCs) from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) to elucidate the molecular and epigenetic functions of PR domain-containing 14 (PRDM14)...
November 14, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862674/factors-associated-with-posttraumatic-growth-among-parents-of-children-with-cancer
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Nao Nakayama, Naoko Mori, Sae Ishimaru, Wataru Ohyama, Yuki Yuza, Takashi Kaneko, Eiichiro Kanda, Eisuke Matsushima
BACKGROUND: Parents of children with cancer are susceptible to psychological distress; however, many parents also report posttraumatic growth (PTG). The objective of this study was to explore the variables associated with PTG in parents of children with cancer who were either on treatment or off treatment. METHODS: One hundred and nineteen parents (71 mothers and 48 fathers) of children with cancer completed self-report questionnaires, including the PTG Inventory, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and Impact of Event Scale-Revised...
November 8, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861730/clinical-utility-of-next-generation-sequencing-based-minimal-residual-disease-in-paediatric-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
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Yuko Sekiya, Yinyan Xu, Hideki Muramatsu, Yusuke Okuno, Atsushi Narita, Kyogo Suzuki, Xinan Wang, Nozomu Kawashima, Hirotoshi Sakaguchi, Nao Yoshida, Asahito Hama, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Koji Kato, Seiji Kojima
We assessed the clinical utility of next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based monitoring of minimal residual disease (MRD) in a uniformly treated cohort of 79 patients with paediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Bone marrow samples were collected at the time of diagnosis, days 33 and 80, pre- (4-5 months) and post- (24 months) maintenance therapy time points, and at relapse. We identified leukaemia-specific CDR3 sequences in 72 of 79 patients (91%) and detected MRD in 59 of 232 samples. Although MRD was detected in 28 of 55 samples (51%) on day 33, the frequencies of MRD detection decreased to 25% (16/65) at day 80, 19% (11/58) at 4-5 months and 7·4% (4/54) at 24 months...
November 11, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849293/costs-of-the-smoking-cessation-program-in-brazil
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Andréa Cristina Rosa Mendes, Cristiana Maria Toscano, Rosilene Marques de Souza Barcellos, Alvaro Luis Pereira Ribeiro, Jonas Bohn Ritzel, Valéria de Souza Cunha, Bruce Bartholow Duncan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the costs of the Smoking Cessation Program in the Brazilian Unified Health System and estimate the cost of its full implementation in a Brazilian municipality. METHODS: The intensive behavioral therapy and treatment for smoking cessation includes consultations, cognitive-behavioral group therapy sessions, and use of medicines. The costs of care and management of the program were estimated using micro-costing methods. The full implementation of the program in the municipality of Goiania, Goias was set as its expansion to meet the demand of all smokers motivated to quit in the municipality that would seek care at Brazilian Unified Health System...
November 10, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849291/revista-de-sa%C3%A3%C2%BAde-p%C3%A3%C2%BAblica-in-scientific-publications-on-violence-and-health-1967-2015
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Lilia Blima Schraiber, Claudia Barros, Ana Flávia Pires Lucas d'Oliveira, Maria Fernanda Tourinho Peres
This article retrieved the publications from the Revista de Saúde Pública journal (from 1967 to 2015) on violence and health, on the SciELO and PubMed bases, by searching for the terms "violence", "suicide", "aggression", "bullying", and "external causes", registered in any part of the text. We found 130 articles (the first one published in 1974). We observed: increase of publications over time, with decrease in the last five years; similar production volume in lethal and non-lethal violence; later publication of the latter; few studies in qualitative research; mostly descriptive production; and visualization of the problem more by the acts than by contexts or motivations and aggressors...
November 10, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843317/effect-of-yi-nao-jie-yu-decoction-on-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-type-a-receptor-in-the-hippocampus-and-serum-inflammatory-factors-in-a-rat-model-of-poststroke-anxiety
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Wen Zhang, Ruizhen Zhao, Xiaoli Li, Xia Cui, Zijun Zhao, Yingqiu Mao, Fengzhi Wu, Qisheng Tang
BACKGROUND: The Yi-nao-jie-yu decoction (YNJYD) is a herbal preparation widely used in the clinics of traditional Chinese medicine and has been recently used as an important new therapeutic agent in poststroke anxiety (PSA). The neuroendocrine-immune system plays an important role in PSA mechanisms, although the modulating effects of YNJYD remain unknown. This study investigated the potential effects of YNJYD on the neuroendocrine-immune system in a rat model of PSA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PSA model was induced by injecting collagenase (type VII) into the right globus pallidus, accompanied by empty water bottle stimulation for 2 weeks...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
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