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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076852/mir-874-3p-is-down-regulated-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-negatively-regulates-pin1-expression
#1
Ka-Wai Leong, Chi-Wai Cheng, Chun-Ming Wong, Irene Oi-Lin Ng, Yok-Lam Kwong, Eric Tse
PIN1 is a peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase (PPIase) that regulates multiple signaling pathways to control cell fate and is found to be over-expressed in cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the regulation of PIN1 in HCC remains poorly defined. Micro-RNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to play a pivotal role in oncogenesis by targeting the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of mRNAs encoded by oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes, thereby suppressing the levels of both oncoproteins and tumour suppressors...
January 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072749/ultrasound-guided-pulsed-radiofrequency-treatment-of-the-cervical-sympathetic-chain-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-retrospective-observational-study
#2
Eung Don Kim, Woo Joo Yoo, Yoo Na Kim, Hue Jung Park
The stellate ganglion is a common target to manage neuropathic pain in the upper extremities. However, the effect duration of a single stellate ganglion block is often temporary. To overcome the short-term effects of a single sympathetic block, pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) can be applied. The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of PRF on the cervical sympathetic chain under ultrasound guidance for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).Twelve CRPS patients who underwent PRF on the cervical sympathetic chain were enrolled in this retrospective analysis...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072471/the-negative-chronotropic-effect-in-rat-heart-stimulated-by-ultrasonic-pulses-role-of-sex-and-age
#3
Olivia C Coiado, William D O'Brien
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study is to investigate the role of sex and age of the negative chronotropic effect after exposure of 3.5-MHz pulsed ultrasound (US) to the rat heart. METHODS: Forty F344 rats were exposed transthoracically to ultrasonic pulses at a duty factor of approximately 1.0% at 2.0-MPa peak rarefactional pressure amplitude. The transthoracic ultrasonic bursts were delivered consecutively in five 10-s intervals, that is, 10 s of 6-Hz pulse repetition frequency (PRF), 10 s of 5-Hz PRF, 10 s of 4-Hz PRF, 10 s of 5-Hz PRF, and 10 s of 6-Hz, for a 50-s total exposure duration...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069201/pulsed-wave-low-dose-ultrasound-hyperthermia-selectively-enhances-nanodrug-delivery-and-improves-antitumor-efficacy-for-brain-metastasis-of-breast-cancer
#4
Sheng-Kai Wu, Chi-Feng Chiang, Yu-Hone Hsu, Houng-Chi Liou, Wen-Mei Fu, Win-Li Lin
The clinical application of chemotherapeutics for brain tumors remains a challenge due to limitation of blood-brain barrier/blood-tumor barrier (BBB/BTB). In this study, we investigated the effects of low-dose focused ultrasound hyperthermia (UH) on the delivery and therapeutic efficacy of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) for brain metastasis of breast cancer. Murine breast cancer cells (4T1-luc2) expressing firefly luciferase were implanted into mouse striatum as a brain tumor model. The mice were intravenously injected with PLD with/without transcranial pulsed-wave/continuous-wave UH (pUH/cUH) treatment on day-6 after tumor implantation...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067875/factors-predicting-outcome-after-allogeneic-transplant-in-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-retrospective-analysis-of-gruppo-italiano-trapianto-di-midollo-osseo-gitmo
#5
E Todisco, F Ciceri, C Boschini, F Giglio, A Bacigalupo, F Patriarca, I Donnini, E P Alessandrino, W Arcese, A P Iori, P Marenco, I Cavattoni, P Chiusolo, E Terruzzi, L Castagna, A Santoro, A Bosi, E Oldani, B Bruno, F Bonifazi, A Rambaldi
The clinical outcome of primary refractory (PRF) AML patients is poor and only a minor proportion of patients is rescued by allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The identification of pre-HSCT variables may help to determine PRF AML patients who can most likely benefit from HSCT. We analyzed PRF AML patients transplanted between 1999 and 2012 from a sibling, unrelated donor or a cord blood unit. Overall, 227 patients from 26 Gruppo Italiano Trapianto di Midollo Osseo e Terapia cellulare centers were included in the analysis...
January 9, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050518/revitalization-of-an-immature-permanent-mandibular-molar-with-a-necrotic-pulp-using-platelet-rich-fibrin-a-case-report
#6
Dayalan Subash, Krishnamma Shoba, Shibu Aman, Srinivasan Kumar Indu Bharkavi
Any insult to the pulp during its development causes cessation of dentin formation and root growth. Pulpal status and degree of root development are the decisive factors in the treatment approach. Various treatment options have been tried like surgery with root-end sealing, calcium hydroxide-apexification, placement of apical plug and regenerative endodontic procedures to induce apexogenesis. An ideal scenario for a necrosed tooth with immature root would be continued root development coupled with regeneration of pulp tissue...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047798/we-ab-bra-03-non-invasive-controlled-release-from-implantable-hydrogel-scaffolds-using-ultrasound
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A Moncion, O D Kripfgans, A J Putnam, R T Frances Chi, M L Fabiilli
PURPOSE: To control release of a model payload in acoustically responsive scaffolds (ARSs) using focused ultrasound (FUS). METHODS: Fluorescently-labeled dextran (10 kDa) was encapsulated in sonosensitive perfluorocarbon (C6 F14 or C5 F12 ) double emulsions (mean diameter: 2.9±0.1 µm). For in vitro release studies, 0.5 mL ARSs (10 mg/mL fibrin, 1% (v/v) emulsion) were polymerized in 24 well plates and covered with 0.5 mL medium. Starting one day after polymerization, ARSs were exposed to FUS (2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042979/does-the-addition-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-to-platelet-rich-fibrin-improve-healing-after-treatment-for-medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw
#8
Jung-Hyun Park, Jin-Woo Kim, Sun-Jong Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of the addition of bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) to leukocyte-rich and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) on the treatment of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ), this study compared the healing outcome of combined use of BMP-2 and L-PRF with single use of L-PRF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Of 55 patients who were diagnosed with MRONJ, 25 were treated with L-PRF alone and 30 were treated with L-PRF and recombinant human BMP-2...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042265/comparative-evaluation-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-versus-beta-tri-calcium-phosphate-in-the-treatment-of-grade-ii-mandibular-furcation-defects-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Zeba Rahman Siddiqui, Rajesh Jhingran, Vivek Kumar Bains, Ruchi Srivastava, Rohit Madan, Iram Rizvi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate clinically and radiographically the efficacy of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) versus β-tri-calcium phosphate (β-TCP) in the treatment of Grade II mandibular furcation defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five Grade II furcation defect in mandibular molars which were assigned to open flap debridement (OFD) with PRF Group I (n = 15), to OFD with β-TCP Group II (n = 15), and to OFD alone Group III (n = 15) were analyzed for clinical parameters (probing pocket depth [PPD], vertical clinical attachment level [VCAL], horizontal clinical attachment level [HCAL], gingival recession, relative vertical height of furcation [r-VHF], and relative horizontal depth of furcation [r-HDF]) and radiographical parameters (horizontal depth of furcation [H-DOF], vertical height of furcation [V-HOF]) using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) at 6 months interval...
October 2016: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025253/visual-population-receptive-fields-in-people-with-schizophrenia-have-reduced-inhibitory-surrounds
#10
Elaine J Anderson, Marc S Tibber, D Sam Schwarzkopf, Sukhwinder S Shergill, Emilio Fernandez-Egea, Geraint Rees, Steven C Dakin
: People with schizophrenia (SZ) experience abnormal visual perception on a range of visual tasks, which have been linked to abnormal synaptic transmission and an imbalance between cortical excitation and inhibition. However differences in the underlying architecture of visual cortex neurons, which might explain these visual anomalies, have yet to be reported in vivo. Here, we probe the neural basis of these deficits by using functional MRI (fMRI) and population receptive field (pRF) mapping to infer properties of visually responsive neurons in people with SZ...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009767/transient-sensory-recovery-in-stroke-patients-after-pulsed-radiofrequency-electrical-stimulation-on-dorsal-root-ganglia-a-case-series
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Seza Apiliogullari, Ilknur A Gezer, Funda Levendoglu
INTRODUCTION: The integrity of the somatosensory system is important for motor recovery and neuroplasticity after strokes. Peripheral stimulation or central stimulation in patients with central nervous system lesions can be an effective modality in improving function and in facilitating neuroplasticity. CASE REPORT: We present 2 hemiplegic cases with sensory motor deficit and the result of the pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) electrical stimulation to the dorsal root ganglia...
January 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009584/exploring-aberrant-responses-using-person-fit-and-person-response-functions
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A Adrienne Walker, George Engelhard, Mari-Wells Hedgpeth, Kenneth D Royal
Person fit statistics provide equivocal interpretations regarding aberrant responses. This study uses person response functions (PRF) to supplement the interpretation of person fit statistics. Sixty-three multiple-choice items were administered to a sample of persons (N=31) who used guessing strategies to answer them. After answering each item, participants indicated which guessing strategy they used. The data were analyzed with a Rasch (1960) model, where the item calibrations were anchored to values obtained when the items were appropriately administered...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005755/management-of-zygomatic-fractures-in-young-patients-technical-modifications-for-aesthetic-and-functional-results
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Antonio Cortese, Giuseppe D'Alessio, Sergio Brongo, Maurizio Gargiulo, Pier Paolo Claudio
INTRODUCTION: The zygomaticomaxillary complex is very vulnerable to injury because of its intrinsically prominent convexity. There are 2 different surgical approaches for the therapy of these fractures: closed reduction and open reduction. In the open reduction 2 or 3 fixation points with related incisions are usually necessary in dislocated fractures: osteosynthesis must be performed starting from zygomaticofrontal suture when dislocated at this site, followed by zygomatic body fixation on the anterior sinus wall, anterior orbital floor margin fixation, and finally orbital floor reconstruction in case of eye globe dislocation with diplopia...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002899/intraoperative-application-platelet-rich-fibrin-postoperative-injections-of-prp-or-microfracture-only-for-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-knee-a-five-year-retrospective-evaluation
#14
R Papalia, L Diaz Balzani, G Torre, M C Tirindelli, C Nobile, N Maffulli, V Denaro
Cartilage lesions are the most common cause of chronic knee pain. Micro-fracturing is reliable, effective, easy to perform and inexpensive. We propose a novel approach to cartilage lesions where microfractures are performed contextually to intra-operative or post-operative administration of platelet concentrates. We retrospectively evaluate 48 patients divided in 3 groups. Group 1: 15 patients underwent microfractures and intraoperative administration of PRF (PRF group); group 2: 16 microfractures and postoperative injections of PRP (PRP group); group 3: 17 patients with isolated microfractures (Microfractures group)...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994505/pulsed-radiofrequency-attenuates-diabetic-neuropathic-pain-and-suppresses-formalin-evoked-spinal-glutamate-release-in-rats
#15
Yu-Hsin Huang, Shao-Yun Hou, Jen-Kun Cheng, Chih-Hsien Wu, Chung-Ren Lin
BACKGROUND: Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) has been used to treat chronic pain for years, but its effectiveness and mechanism in treating diabetic neuropathic pain are still unexplored. The aim of this study was to elucidate the modulation of diabetic neuropathic pain induced by streptozotocin and the release of spinal excitatory amino acids by PRF. METHODS: Diabetes was induced by intraperitoneal administration of streptozotocin. Pulsed radiofrequency was applied to L5 and L6 dorsal roots at 42 °C for 2 min...
2016: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994420/comparative-evaluation-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-and-calcium-hydroxide-as-pulpotomy-agents-in-permanent-molars-with-irreversible-pulpitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Varun Kumar, Ruchi Juneja, Jigyasa Duhan, Pankaj Sangwan, Sanjay Tewari
BACKGROUND: Pulpotomy has been proposed as an alternative for the management of irreversible pulpitis in permanent molars with closed apices. AIM: To compare the performances of calcium hydroxide (CH), mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) as pulpotomy agents in mature permanent molars with irreversible pulpitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-four permanent mandibular molars with carious exposure and symptoms of irreversible pulpitis were randomly allocated to three groups, and full pulpotomy was performed using CH, MTA, or PRF as pulpotomy agents...
October 2016: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992892/mental-states-in-early-and-late-old-age-patients-and-their-expectations-of-their-physicians
#17
Anna Andruszkiewicz, Małgorzata A Basińska
OBJECTIVES: Understanding and fulfilling expectations of patients attending medical consultations is part and parcel of medical practice. Clinical context in which these expectations arise is crucial in assessing patients' expectations. The objective of this research was to assess patients' expectations of medical doctors depending on patients' mental state. METHODS: Patients attending GP consultations were examined. The research sample consisted of 219 patients, out of which 129 (59%) were female and 90 (41%) were male patients...
October 31, 2016: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990312/ultra-extended-euthermic-pulsed-radiofrequency-for-the-treatment-of-ophthalmic-neuralgia-a-case-report-with-elaboration-of-a-new-technique
#18
Mohinish G Bhatjiwale, Mrudul M Bhatjiwale, Ami Bhagat
BACKGROUND: Pulsed radiofrequency although present for many years has been used little compared to ablative procedures for pain relief. Its use in trigeminal neuralgia is sparse and unreported in the ophthalmic division, where the possibility of sensory loss can lead to high morbidity. We wished to explore the potential of this reportedly safe modality for a prolonged duration in a highly sensitive anatomic neural location, however, in a very secure, structured, and staged manner. CASE DESCRIPTION: A patient suffering from ophthalmic division (V1) medically uncontrolled neuralgia with a preoperative visual analog scale (VAS) score of 9/10 was subjected to a percutaneous pain relief procedure...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988393/binary-combinations-of-organophosphorus-and-synthetic-pyrethroids-are-more-potent-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitors-than-organophosphorus-and-carbamate-mixtures-an-in-vitro-assessment
#19
Sumitra Arora, Sahil Balotra, Gunjan Pandey, Anu Kumar
Anticholinesterase insecticides such as organophosphorous (OP) and carbamates pesticides (CB); and synthetic pyrethroids (SP) pesticides commonly co-occur in the environment. This raises the possibility of antagonistic, additive, or synergistic neurotoxicity in exposed organisms. Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition has been demonstrated to be useful as a biomarker for exposure to OP and CBs in many environments. This study investigated the response of housefly (Musca domestica) head AChE (HF-AChE) exposed to five OPs; chlorpyrifos (CPF), malathion (MLT), triazophos (TRZ), monocrotophos (MCP) and profenofos (PRF) and two CBs; carbaryl (CRB) and carbofuran (CBF) as individual compounds and as binary mixtures of OPs and CBs under in vitro conditions...
December 14, 2016: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978931/-abnormal-expression-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-receptor-and-inhibitory-effect-of-its-transcription-intervention-on-nude-mice-xenograft-tumor
#20
M Yao, X D Yan, Y Cai, J J Gu, X L Yang, L H Pan, L Wang, D F Yao
Objective: To investigate the expression of insulin-like growth factor-I receptor (IGF-IR) in liver cancer and the inhibitory effect of its transcription intervention on nude mice xenograft tumor. Methods: A total of 40 patients with primary liver cancer were enrolled, and 40 samples of cancer lesions, peri-cancerous tissues (with a distance of 2 cm to the margin of cancer lesion), or distal liver tissues (with a distance of 5 cm to the margin of cancer lesion), with a weight of 200 mg, were collected after surgery...
November 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
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