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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508278/physiotherapy-programme-reduces-fatigue-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-receiving-palliative-care-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anna Pyszora, Jacek Budzyński, Agnieszka Wójcik, Anna Prokop, Małgorzata Krajnik
PURPOSE: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a common and relevant symptom in patients with advanced cancer that significantly decreases their quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a physiotherapy programme on CRF and other symptoms in patients diagnosed with advanced cancer. METHODS: The study was designed as a randomized controlled trial. Sixty patients diagnosed with advanced cancer receiving palliative care were randomized into two groups: the treatment group (n = 30) and the control group (n = 30)...
May 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504118/direct-evidence-of-central-nervous-system-axonal-damage-in-patients-with-postoperative-delirium-a-preliminary-study-of-pnf-h-as-a-promising-serum-biomarker
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Reo Inoue, Masahiko Sumitani, Toru Ogata, Hirotaka Chikuda, Takehiro Matsubara, So Kato, Nobutake Shimojo, Kanji Uchida, Yoshitsugu Yamada
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 50%-80% patients experience postoperative delirium, an acute cognitive dysfunction associated with prolonged hospitalization, increased mortality, excess healthcare costs, and persistent cognitive impairment. Elucidation of the mechanism of delirium and associated diagnostic and therapeutic measures are urgently required. Here we investigated the role of phosphorylated neurofilament heavy subunit (pNF-H), a major structural protein in axons, as a predictive maker of postoperative delirium...
May 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503533/effect-of-core-strengthening-with-pelvic-proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation-on-trunk-balance-gait-and-function-in-chronic-stroke
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Vishal Sharma, Jaskirat Kaur
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of core strengthening combined with pelvic proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) on trunk impairment, balance, gait, and functional ability of chronic stroke patients. Twenty-three participants with chronic stroke were recruited and randomly allocated to one of the two groups: core strengthening combined with pelvic PNF (group 1, n=13), and pelvic PNF with trunk flexibility exercises (group 2, n=10). Intervention was given to both groups for 60 min per session 5 times per week for 4 weeks...
April 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473158/injectable-collagenase-versus-percutaneous-needle-fasciotomy-for-dupuytren-contracture-in-proximal-interphalangeal-joints-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
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Simon Toftgaard Skov, Therkel Bisgaard, Per Søndergaard, Jeppe Lange
PURPOSE: Collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH) injection was introduced commercially as a treatment for Dupuytren contracture following initial phase-3 investigations in 2009 with promising results. However, the efficacy of CCH has not been prospectively investigated in a direct comparison to other active treatments of Dupuytren contracture with more than 1-year follow-up, despite a wide and increasing clinical use. METHOD: In this prospective, independent, open-label, randomized controlled trial, (Clinicaltrials...
May 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470683/how-healthy-are-the-healthy-volunteers-penetrance-of-nafld-in-the-biomedical-research-volunteer-pool
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Varun Takyar, Anand Nath, Andrea Beri, Ahmed M Gharib, Yaron Rotman
INTRODUCTION: Healthy volunteers are crucial for biomedical research. Inadvertent inclusion of subjects with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as controls can compromise study validity and subject safety. Given the rising prevalence of NAFLD in the general population, we sought to identify its prevalence and potential impact in volunteers for clinical trials. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of subjects with "Healthy Volunteer" diagnosis between 2011-2015 and no known liver disease...
May 3, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441992/safety-of-a-c1-inhibitor-concentrate-in-pregnant-women-with-hereditary-angioedema
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James Fox, Arthur B Vegh, Inmaculada Martinez-Saguer, Walter A Wuillemin, Jonathan Edelman, Debora Williams-Herman, Mikhail Rojavin, Tanja Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Increased estrogen levels during pregnancy can exacerbate hereditary angioedema (HAE), yet disease and treatment ramifications remain poorly studied in pregnant women. OBJECTIVE: Data from the international Berinert Patient Registry were used to evaluate outcomes of pregnancies exposed to plasma-derived, pasteurized, nanofiltered C1-inhibitor concentrate (pnfC1-INH) during routine HAE management. METHODS: This observational registry, conducted between 2010 and 2014 at 30 U...
May 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423444/-comment-on-the-technique-of-enhanced-percutaneous-needle-fasciotomy-pnf-for-dupuytren-s-contracture
#7
Martin Richter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423443/-the-extended-percutaneous-needle-fasciotomy-technique-pnf-for-dupuytren-s-contracture
#8
Wolfgang Paul Lenze
The extended percutaneous needle fasciotomy (PNF+) is a minimal invasive technique especially suitable for treating severe Dupuytren's contractures and recurrences. The familiar needle fasciotomy is complemented by a spontaneous tearing of the skin and a full-thickness graft to cover the defect. Skin tears in fingers and palm are not a complication, but an integral part of the PNF+. The neurovascular bundles remain intact. This surgical procedure may be repeated as often as required.
February 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415686/chikusetsu-saponin-iva-ameliorates-high-fat-diet-induced-inflammation-in-adipose-tissue-of-mice-through-inhibition-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Chengfu Yuan, Chaoqi Liu, Ting Wang, Yumin He, Zhiyong Zhou, Yaoyan Dun, Haixia Zhao, Dongming Ren, Junjie Wang, Changcheng Zhang, Ding Yuan
Chronic metabolic inflammation in adipose tissue plays an important role in the development of obesity-associated diseases. Our previous study indicated that total saponins of Panax japonicus (SPJ) rhizoma and Chikusetsu saponin V, one main component of SPJ, could exert the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. The present study aimed to investigate the in vivo and Ex vivo anti-inflammatory activities of another main component of SPJ, namely Chikusetsu saponin IVa (CS). CS could significantly inhibited HFD-induced lipid homeostasis, and inhibited inflammation in adipose tissue, as reflected by the decreased mRNA expression levels of inflammation-related genes and secretion of the chemokines/cytokines, inhibited the accumulation of adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs) and shifted their polarization from M1 to M2, suppressed HFD-induced expression of NLRP3 inflammasome component genes and decreased IL-1β and Caspase-1 production in mice...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412866/comparison-of-the-morphokinetic-parameters-of-embryos-according-to-ovarian-reserve-in-ivf-cycles
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Suleyman Akarsu, Funda Gode, Ahmet Zeki Isik, Hayriye Celenk, Ferda Burcu Tamer, Selcuk Erkilinc
The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of ovarian reserve and age of women on early morphokinetic parameters of embryos with a time-lapse monitoring system. In total, 197 infertile couples with poor ovarian reserve (Group 1, n = 41), normal ovarian reserve (Group 2, n = 59), or polycystic ovaries (Group 3, n = 97) were included. The time from insemination to the following events were analyzed: pronuclear fading (Pnf) and cleavage to 2, 3, 4 and 5 cells. The optimal ranges for morphokinetic parameters of t5, s2 and cc2 in each group were also evaluated...
April 17, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408139/the-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-melatonin-in-sh-sy5y-neuroblastoma-cells-exposed-to-sublethal-dose-of-hydrogen-peroxide
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Chutikorn Nopparat, Varunya Chantadul, Kannika Permpoonputtana, Piyarat Govitrapong
Brain inflammaging is considered as one of the underlying factors of neurodegenerative diseases. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of melatonin, an endogenous indoleamine mainly synthesized by the pineal gland, on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced inflammaging state in SH-SY5Y cells. Our data showed that p21(Cip1) and p16(INK4a), cell cycle arrest markers, and the number of senescence-associated β-galactosidase (SA-βgal) staining increased significantly in H2O2-treated cells. Melatonin treatment could reverse this effect...
April 10, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401031/sella-turcica-measurements-on-lateral-cephalograms-of-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Reinhard E Friedrich, Johanna Baumann, Anna Suling, Hannah T Scheuer, Hanna A Scheuer
The aim of this study was to measure line segments and areas of sella turcica on lateral cephalograms with respect to the clinical diagnosis of facial phenotype of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Special attention was given to correlate the measured values with certain tumour types that are typical for this disease. Material and methods: Lateral cephalograms of 194 individuals were investigated. Patients with NF1 were further divided according to the detection and topography of facial plexiform neurofibromas (PNF) taking into account the distribution pattern of the trigeminal nerve...
2017: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381322/efficacy-and-safety-of-an-intravenous-c1-inhibitor-concentrate-for-long-term-prophylaxis-in-hereditary-angioedema
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Timothy Craig, Ralph Shapiro, Arthur Vegh, James W Baker, Jonathan A Bernstein, Paula Busse, Markus Magerl, Inmaculada Martinez-Saguer, Marc A Riedl, William Lumry, Debora Williams-Herman, Jonathan Edelman, Henrike Feuersenger, Thomas Machnig, Mikhail Rojavin
BACKGROUND: The plasma-derived, pasteurized, nanofiltered C1-inhibitor concentrate (pnfC1-INH) is approved in the United States as an intravenous (IV) on-demand treatment for hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks, and, in Europe, as on demand and short-term prophylaxis. OBJECTIVE: This analysis evaluated Berinert Patient Registry data regarding IV pnfC1-INH used as long-term prophylaxis (LTP). METHODS: The international registry (2010-2014) collected prospective and retrospective usage, dosing, and safety data on individuals who used pnfC1-INH for any reason...
March 1, 2017: Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373747/andrographolide-activates-keap1-nrf2-are-ho-1-pathway-in-ht22-cells-and-suppresses-microglial-activation-by-a%C3%AE-42-through-nrf2-related-inflammatory-response
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Ji Yeon Seo, Euisun Pyo, Jin-Pyo An, Jinwoong Kim, Sang Hyun Sung, Won Keun Oh
Therapeutic approach of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been gradually diversified. We examined the therapeutic and preventive potential of andrographolide, which is a lactone diterpenoid from Andrographis paniculata, and focused on the Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1)/nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2)-mediated heme oxygenase (HO)-1-inducing effects and the inhibitory activity of amyloid beta (Aβ)42-induced microglial activation related to Nrf2 and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB)-mediated inflammatory responses...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365079/a-lateral-cephalometry-study-of-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Reinhard E Friedrich, Jan-Marten Lehmann, Jonathan Rother, Georg Christ, Christine Zu Eulenburg, Hannah T Scheuer, Hanna A Scheuer
PURPOSE: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant transmitted tumour suppressor syndrome and also a bone disease. Osseous dysplasia affecting the craniofacial region is characteristic of NF1. The aim of this study was to analyse the lateral cephalograms of NF1 patients in comparison to individuals who were not affected by this condition in order to describe the skeletal phenotype of NF1 in more detail. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprises the lateral cephalograms of 172 patients with established NF1 diagnoses (female = 85, male = 87)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356634/comparison-of-anterior-gluteus-medius-fiber-activation-during-general-exercises-and-pnf-exercises
#16
Sung-Kwang Ju, Won-Gyu Yoo
[Purpose] This study compared the activation of anterior gluteus medius fibers during general exercises and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation exercises. [Subjects and Methods] The study enrolled 15 healthy adults. The participants performed general hip abductor strengthening exercises and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation exercises; during both types of exercise, electromyography activity was recorded. [Results] Greater anterior gluteus medius fiber activation was observed during the proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation exercises compared with the general hip abductor strengthening exercises...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339054/overexpression-of-tim-3-reduces-helicobacter-pylori-associated-inflammation-through-tlr4-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Fucai Wang, Zhirong Mao, Dongsheng Liu, Jing Yu, Youhua Wang, Wen Ye, Dongjia Lin, Nanjin Zhou, Yong Xie
The present study aimed to investigate the interaction between T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin-domain-containing molecule-3 (Tim-3) and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)/nuclear factor κB (NF‑κB) signaling in Helicobacter pylori-infected RAW264.7 macrophage cells. RAW264.7 cells were co‑cultured with H. pylori SS1 at different bacteria/cell ratios, and subsequently the mRNA expression of Tim‑3, TLR4, and myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) was measured by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR)...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300392/generation-and-characterization-of-virus-enhancing-peptide-nanofibrils-functionalized-with-fluorescent-labels
#18
Sascha Rode, Manuel Hayn, Annika Röcker, Stefanie Sieste, Markus Lamla, Daniel Markx, Christoph Meier, Frank Kirchhoff, Paul Walther, Marcus Fändrich, Tanja Weil, Jan Münch
Retroviral gene transfer is the method of choice for the stable introduction of genetic material into the cellular genome. However, efficient gene transfer is often limited by low transduction rates of the viral vectors. We have recently described a 12-mer peptide, termed EF-C, that forms amyloid-like peptide nanofibrils (PNF), strongly increasing viral transduction efficiencies. These nanofibrils are polycationic and bind negatively charged membranes of virions and cells, thereby overcoming charge repulsions and resulting in increased rates of virion attachment and gene transfer...
March 31, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296683/preoperative-computed-tomography-assessment-for-perinephric-fat-invasion-comparison-with-pathological-staging
#19
Jaime Landman, Jae Young Park, Chenhui Zhao, Molly Baker, Martin Hofmann, Mohammad Helmy, Chandana Lall, Mari Bozoghlanian, Zhamshid Okhunov
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) imaging in diagnosing perinephric fat (PNF) invasion in patients with renal cell carcinoma. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records and preoperative CT images of 161 patients (105 men and 56 women) for pT1-pT3a renal cell carcinoma. We analyzed the predictive accuracy of CT criteria for PNF invasion stratified by tumor size. We determined the predictive value of CT findings in diagnosing PNF invasion using logistic regression analysis...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296134/predicting-primary-nonfunction-of-liver-transplants-with-laboratory-values-can-it-be-done
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R S Sung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
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