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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109198/mir-143-induces-the-apoptosis-of-prostate-cancer-lncap-cells-by-suppressing-bcl-2-expression
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Zhiwei Ma, Yizhao Luo, Mingxing Qiu
BACKGROUND Prostate cancer has become a serious threat to the life of patients. microRNAs are small non-coding RNA molecules that regulate the growth and apoptosis of cells. We aimed to investigate the regulation and mechanism of microRNA (miR-143) in the proliferation and apoptosis of prostate cancer LNCap cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS miR-143 and control scramble miRNA were synthesized and respectively transfected into LNCap cells. The proliferation and apoptosis were detected by MTT assay, flow cytometry, and caspase-3 activity assay...
January 21, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109081/shope-fibroma-in-the-external-ear-canal-of-a-domestic-rabbit
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Shawna J
A 5-y-old, intact, 2.5-kg female domestic rabbit was presented because of blood spatter on the wall of its cage and thetoenailsof its right hind limb. Physical examination revealed a red, gelatinous mass that spanned the width of the right vertical ear canal. Radiographic images revealed a soft-tissue opacity at the base of the right ear, which was superimposed over the tympanic bulla and extended to the pinna. A CT scan revealed that the soft-tissue mass was within the vertical and horizontal portions of the right external ear canal and extended to the level of the tympanic membrane, with no bony involvement...
January 20, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108984/a-proximal-straining-mesh-location-is-associated-with-de-novo-stress-urinary-incontinence-after-transobturator-mesh-procedures
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Wen-Chen Huang, Jenn-Ming Yang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore the association between mesh location and de novo stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after transvaginal mesh procedures. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a database of women who had received transvaginal mesh procedures for stage III or greater cystocele according to the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification system. Only data for women who neither reported SUI preoperatively nor had received concomitant anti-incontinence surgery were included for analyses...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108825/photodynamic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-complex-anal-fistula
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A Arroyo, P Moya, M A Rodríguez-Prieto, M J Alcaide, M M Aguilar, M Bellón, M T Pérez-Vázquez, F Candela, R Calpena
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a new procedure for the treatment of anal fistula. This preliminary study was designed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of this new technique in the treatment of anal fistula. METHODS: Ten patients were treated with PDT. Intralesional 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) 2% was directly injected into the fistula. The internal and external orifices were closed. After an incubation period of 2 h, the fistula was irradiated using an optical fibre connected to a red laser (MULTIDIODE 630 PDT, INTERmedic, Spain) operating at 1 W/cm for 3 min (180 Joules)...
January 20, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108812/fackel-interacts-with-gibberellic-acid-signaling-and-vernalization-to-mediate-flowering-in-arabidopsis
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Bingyao Huang, Pingping Qian, Na Gao, Jie Shen, Suiwen Hou
Fackel (FK) is involved in the flowering of Arabidopsis mainly via the gibberellin pathway and vernalization pathway. This new function of FK is partially dependent on the FLOWERING LOCUS C ( FLC ). A common transitional process from vegetative stage to reproductive stage exists in higher plants during their life cycle. The initiation of flower bud differentiation, which plays a key role in the reproductive phase, is affected by both external environmental and internal regulatory factors. In this study, we showed that the Arabidopsis weak mutant allele fk-J3158, impaired in the FACKEL (FK) gene, which encodes a C-14 reductase involved in sterol biosynthesis, had a long life cycle and delayed flowering time in different photoperiods...
January 20, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108802/opportunistic-screening-for-osteoporosis-by-routine-ct-in-southern-europe
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Elena Alacreu, David Moratal, Estanislao Arana
: Feasibility evaluation of early detection of osteoporosis in oncologic patients by bone mineral density (BMD) on abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans performed for other clinical indications, by using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as reference. Abdominal CT images can identify patients with osteoporosis BMD without additional radiation exposure or cost. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the feasibility of early detection of osteoporosis by bone mineral density (BMD) on abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans performed in oncologic patients, comparing calibrated and uncalibrated measurements by using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as reference...
January 20, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108788/outpatient-application-of-formalin-for-chronic-rectal-bleeding-after-prostate-irradiation-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Gustavo Arruda Viani, Aline Sakamoto
PURPOSE: The aim of this quasi-experimental study is to evaluate a novel technique for an outpatient application of formalin for chronic rectal bleeding after prostate irradiation. METHODS: This is a quasi- experimental clinical trial developed between January 2010 and July 2015, including 35 patients with chronic radiation rectitis (CRP) due to a previous prostate radiation course. The study's eligibility was (1) completed external beam radiation therapy for prostate carcinoma >6 months previously, (2) rectal bleeding, defined as a frequency of >1× per week and/or needing of blood transfusions, and (3) diagnosis of chronic proctitis at colonoscopy...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108644/bicarbonate-sensing-soluble-adenylyl-cyclase-is-present-in-the-cell-cytoplasm-and-nucleus-of-multiple-shark-tissues
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Jinae N Roa, Martin Tresguerres
The enzyme soluble adenylyl cyclase (sAC) is directly stimulated by bicarbonate (HCO3(-)) to produce the signaling molecule cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). Because sAC and sAC-related enzymes are found throughout phyla from cyanobacteria to mammals and they regulate cell physiology in response to internal and external changes in pH, CO2, and HCO3(-), sAC is deemed an evolutionarily conserved acid-base sensor. Previously, sAC has been reported in dogfish shark and round ray gill cells, where they sense and counteract blood alkalosis by regulating the activity of V-type H(+)- ATPase...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108344/reward-sensitivity-and-body-weight-the-intervening-role-of-food-responsive-behavior-and-external-eating
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Laura Vandeweghe, Sandra Verbeken, Leentje Vervoort, Ellen Moens, Caroline Braet
BACKGROUND: During the last three decades, the prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity has increased worldwide. It is well established that different child-related factors such as food approach behaviors (i.e. eating behaviors that imply movements towards food) contribute to the development of overweight. However, research is lacking on the underlying mechanisms leading to food approach behaviors, which in turn lead to overweight. SUBJECT/METHODS: Via parent-report questionnaires, we investigated the relation between the personality trait reward sensitivity and body weight in a convenience sample of 211 children aged 2...
January 17, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108017/influence-of-kinematics-on-the-wear-of-a-total-ankle-replacement
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Alexandra Smyth, John Fisher, Silvia Suñer, Claire Brockett
Total ankle replacement (TAR) is an alternative to fusion, replacing the degenerated joint with a mechanical motion-preserving alternative. Minimal pre-clinical testing has been reported to date and existing wear testing standards lack definition. Ankle gait is complex, therefore the aim of this study was to investigate the effect on wear of a range of different ankle gait kinematic inputs. Five Zenith (Corin Group) TARs were tested in a modified knee simulator for twelve million cycles (Mc). Different combinations of IR rotation and AP displacement were applied every 2Mc to understand the effects of the individual kinematics...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108003/active-disturbance-rejection-control-based-human-gait-tracking-for-lower-extremity-rehabilitation-exoskeleton
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Yi Long, Zhijiang Du, Lin Cong, Weidong Wang, Zhiming Zhang, Wei Dong
This paper presents an active disturbance rejection control (ADRC) based strategy, which is applied to track the human gait trajectory for a lower limb rehabilitation exoskeleton. The desired human gait trajectory is derived from the Clinical Gait Analysis (CGA). In ADRC, the total external disturbance can be estimated by the extended state observer (ESO) and canceled by the designed control law. The observer bandwidth and the controller bandwidth are determined by the practical principles. We simulated the proposed methodology in MATLAB...
January 17, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107937/calibration-free-quantitative-analysis-of-elemental-ratios-in-intermetallic-nanoalloys-and-nanocomposites-using-laser-induced-breakdown-spectroscopy-libs
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Seyyed Ali Davari, Sheng Hu, Dibyendu Mukherjee
Intermetallic nanoalloys (NAs) and nanocomposites (NCs) have increasingly gained prominence as efficient catalytic materials in electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems. But their morphology and chemical compositions play critical role in tuning their catalytic activities, and precious metal contents. While advanced microscopy techniques facilitate morphological characterizations, traditional chemical characterizations are either qualitative or extremely involved. In this study, we apply Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for quantitative compositional analysis of NAs and NCs synthesized with varied elemental ratios by our in-house built pulsed laser ablation technique...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107909/trapping-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-in-line-capillary-electrophoresis-in-a-liquid-based-capillary-coolant-system
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Pranov Ramana, Erwin Adams, Patrick Augustijns, Ann Van Schepdael
A method to trap magnetic nanoparticles inside the electrophoretic capillary has been developed without disabling and disturbing the coolant liquid recirculation. The complete optimization from setting up of the external magnetic field to injecting the magnetic nanoparticles in order to facilitate efficient trapping is described. In addition to this, the setup has been tested with 150mM sodium phosphate buffer as the background electrolyte at different pH values (2, 4, 6 and 8). All these pH values have been investigated at 25°C and 37°C to mimic room temperature and physiological temperature, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107848/doll-therapy-for-dementia-sufferers-a-systematic-review
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Qin Xiang Ng, Collin Yih Xian Ho, Shawn Shao Hong Koh, Wei Chuan Tan, Hwei Wuen Chan
Dementia affects more than 47.5 million people worldwide, and the number is expected to continue to increase as the population ages. Doll therapy is an emerging nonpharmacologic management strategy for patients with advanced dementia, especially in patients with challenging behaviours. A total of 12 published studies (mainly cohort and observational studies) were identified and discussed in this systematic review. In most instances, cognitive, behavioural and emotional symptoms were alleviated and overall wellbeing was improved with doll therapy, and dementia sufferers were found to be able to better relate with their external environment...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107833/water-can-be-a-probe-for-sensing-glucose-in-aqueous-solutions-by-temperature-dependent-near-infrared-spectra
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Xiaoyu Cui, Xiuwei Liu, Xiaoming Yu, Wensheng Cai, Xueguang Shao
Near infrared (NIR) spectra are sensitive to the variation on water structure caused by perturbations, such as temperature and additives. In this work, water was applied as a probe to detect glucose in aqueous glucose solutions and human serum samples. Spectral changes of water were captured from the temperature dependent NIR spectra using multilevel simultaneous component analysis (MSCA). The first and second level model were established to describe the quantitative spectra-temperature relationship (QSTR) and the quantitative spectra-concentration relationship (QSCR), i...
March 8, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107745/femtomolar-detection-of-cardiac-troponin-i-using-a-novel-label-free-and-reagent-free-dendrimer-enhanced-impedimetric-immunosensor
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Rashida Akter, Bongjin Jeong, Yong-Mi Lee, Jong-Soon Choi, Md Aminur Rahman
A novel highly sensitive dendrimer coupled impedimetric immunosensor was developed for the label-free and reagent-free detection of cardiac troponin I (TnI) in serum samples. The immunosensor probe was fabricated by covalently attaching carboxylic acid-functionalized third generation (G3) poly (amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimer (Den) on the 3, 3', 5, 5'-tetramethyl benzidine (TMB) modified 6-mercaptohexanoic acid (MHA) self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on a gold (Au) electrode. Monoclonal anti-TnI antibody was then covalently immobilized on the Den and TMB attached MHA SAM modified surface...
January 12, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107701/simultaneous-determination-of-amantadine-rimantadine-and-memantine-in-processed-products-chicken-tissues-and-eggs-by-liquid-chromatography-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Yumi Tsuruoka, Takayuki Nakajima, Maki Kanda, Hiroshi Hayashi, Yoko Matsushima, Souichi Yoshikawa, Marie Nagata, Hiroshi Koike, Chieko Nagano, Kotaro Sekimura, Tsuneo Hashimoto, Ichiro Takano, Tetsuya Shindo
A simultaneous determination of amantadine, rimantadine, and memantine in processed products (deep-fried chicken, fried chicken, fried quail egg, and grilled chicken) with liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was developed. This new method was also applicable for chicken tissue (muscle, liver, and gizzard) and eggs. The chromatographic separation was performed on a Kinetex(®) XB-C18 core-shell technology column using a mobile phase of acetonitrile and 0.1% formic acid in a 10mmol/L ammonium formate solution, resulting in the complete separation of isomers (rimantadine and memantine) and any other obstructive peaks from the sample matrices...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107628/constructing-fast-carrier-tracks-into-flexible-perovskite-photodetectors-to-greatly-improve-responsivity
#18
Xiaoming Li, Dejian Yu, Jun Chen, Yue Wang, Fei Cao, Yi Wei, Ye Wu, Lin Wang, Ying Zhu, Zhiguo Sun, Jianping Ji, Yalong Shen, Handong Sun, Haibo Zeng
Intrinsically high mobility and large absorption coefficient endow inorganic halide perovskites (IHPs) with great promise for high-performance photodetectors (PDs), which, however, are being hindered by the low carrier extraction and transport efficiency of the solution assembled films. Here, we report on a general strategy to enhance the film conductivity of perovskites that conductive nanonets were constructed with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to provide fast carriers tracks. As a result, the CsPbBr3 nanosheet/CNT composite films exhibit high conductivity and the advantages are demonstrated by the high performances of corresponding planar PDs...
January 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107424/anchoring-the-self-to-the-body-in-bilateral-vestibular-failure
#19
Diane Deroualle, Michel Toupet, Christian van Nechel, Ulla Duquesne, Charlotte Hautefort, Christophe Lopez
Recent findings suggest that vestibular information plays a significant role in anchoring the self to the body. Out-of-body experiences of neurological origin are frequently associated with vestibular sensations, and galvanic vestibular stimulation in healthy participants anchors the self to the body. Here, we provide the first objective measures of anchoring the self to the body in chronic bilateral vestibular failure (BVF). We compared 23 patients with idiopathic BVF to 23 healthy participants in a series of experiments addressing several aspects of visuo-spatial perspective taking and embodiment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107395/prevalence-of-pre-analytical-errors-in-clinical-chemistry-diagnostic-labs-in-sulaimani-city-of-iraqi-kurdistan
#20
Dereen Najat
BACKGROUND: Laboratory testing is roughly divided into three phases: a pre-analytical phase, an analytical phase and a post-analytical phase. Most analytical errors have been attributed to the analytical phase. However, recent studies have shown that up to 70% of analytical errors reflect the pre-analytical phase. The pre-analytical phase comprises all processes from the time a laboratory request is made by a physician until the specimen is analyzed at the lab. Generally, the pre-analytical phase includes patient preparation, specimen transportation, specimen collection and storage...
2017: PloS One
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