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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222186/alpk1-controls-tifa-traf6-dependent-innate-immunity-against-heptose-1-7-bisphosphate-of-gram-negative-bacteria
#1
Milica Milivojevic, Anne-Sophie Dangeard, Christoph Alexander Kasper, Therese Tschon, Mario Emmenlauer, Claudine Pique, Pamela Schnupf, Julie Guignot, Cécile Arrieumerlou
During infection by invasive bacteria, epithelial cells contribute to innate immunity via the local secretion of inflammatory cytokines. These are directly produced by infected cells or by uninfected bystanders via connexin-dependent cell-cell communication. However, the cellular pathways underlying this process remain largely unknown. Here we perform a genome-wide RNA interference screen and identify TIFA and TRAF6 as central players of Shigella flexneri and Salmonella typhimurium-induced interleukin-8 expression...
February 21, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216288/home-automated-office-and-conventional-office-blood-pressure-as-predictors-of-cardiovascular-risk
#2
Emmanuel A Andreadis, Vasilios Papademetriou, Charalampia V Geladari, George N Kolyvas, Epameinondas T Angelopoulos, Konstantinos N Aronis
Automated office blood pressure (AOBP) has recently been shown to closely predict cardiovascular (CV) events in the elderly. Home blood pressure (HBP) has also been accepted as a valuable method in the prediction of CV disease. This study aimed to compare conventional office BP (OBP), HBP, and AOBP in order to evaluate their value in predicting CV events and deaths in hypertensives. We assessed 236 initially treatment naïve hypertensives, examined between 2009 and 2013. The end points were any CV and non-CV event including mortality, myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease, hospitalization for heart failure, severe arrhythmia, stroke, and intermittent claudication...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201887/a-corresponding-states-analysis-of-the-liquid-vapor-equilibrium-properties-of-common-water-models
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Malte Fugel, Volker C Weiss
Many atomistic potential models have been proposed to reproduce the properties of real water and to capture as many of its anomalies as possible. The large number of different models indicates that this task is by no means an easy one. Some models are reasonably successful for various properties, while others are designed to account for only a very few specific features of water accurately. Among the most popular models are SPC/E, TIP4P, TIP4P/2005, TIP4P/Ice, and TIP5P-E. Here, we report the equilibrium properties of the liquid-vapor coexistence, such as the densities of the liquid phase and the vapor phase, the interfacial tension between them, and the vapor pressure at saturation...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186970/high-expression-of-gfat1-predicts-unfavorable-prognosis-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Lili Li, Miaomiao Shao, Peike Peng, Caiting Yang, Shushu Song, Fangfang Duan, Dongwei Jia, Mingming Zhang, Junjie Zhao, Ran Zhao, Weicheng Wu, Lan Wang, Can Li, Hao Wu, Jie Zhang, Xin Wu, Yuanyuan Ruan, Jianxin Gu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. As a branch of glucose metabolism, hexosamine biosynthesis pathway (HBP) has been reported to play a critical role in the insulin resistance and progression of cancer. Glutamine:fructose-6-phosphate amidotransferase (GFAT) is the rate-limiting enzyme of the HBP; nevertheless, the prognostic value of GFAT1 in HCC remains elusive. In this study, we found that high expression of GFAT1 was significantly associated with serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), tumor size, tumor encapsulation, T stage and TNM stage...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181823/diagnostic-value-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mr-cholangiography-in-non-invasive-detection-of-postoperative-bile-leakage
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Melahat M Kul, Ayşe A Erden, Ebru E Düşünceli Atman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic value of dynamic T1-weighted (T1w) gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylentriamine penta-acetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced MR Cholangiography (MRC) for the detection of active bile leaks. METHODS: A total of 28 patients with suspected biliary leakage who underwent routine T2w-MRC and T1w-GD-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRC at our institution from February 2013 to June 2016 were included in this study. The image sets were retrospectively analysed in consensus by 3 radiologists...
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179882/connecting-artificial-brains-to-robots-in-a-comprehensive-simulation-framework-the-neurorobotics-platform
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Egidio Falotico, Lorenzo Vannucci, Alessandro Ambrosano, Ugo Albanese, Stefan Ulbrich, Juan Camilo Vasquez Tieck, Georg Hinkel, Jacques Kaiser, Igor Peric, Oliver Denninger, Nino Cauli, Murat Kirtay, Arne Roennau, Gudrun Klinker, Axel Von Arnim, Luc Guyot, Daniel Peppicelli, Pablo Martínez-Cañada, Eduardo Ros, Patrick Maier, Sandro Weber, Manuel Huber, David Plecher, Florian Röhrbein, Stefan Deser, Alina Roitberg, Patrick van der Smagt, Rüdiger Dillman, Paul Levi, Cecilia Laschi, Alois C Knoll, Marc-Oliver Gewaltig
Combined efforts in the fields of neuroscience, computer science, and biology allowed to design biologically realistic models of the brain based on spiking neural networks. For a proper validation of these models, an embodiment in a dynamic and rich sensory environment, where the model is exposed to a realistic sensory-motor task, is needed. Due to the complexity of these brain models that, at the current stage, cannot deal with real-time constraints, it is not possible to embed them into a real-world task...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179623/provisional-criteria-for-the-diagnosis-of-hypertension-in-pregnancy-using-home-blood-pressure-measurements
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Yukiko Mikami, Yasushi Takai, Sumiko Era, Yoshihisa Ono, Masahiro Saitoh, Kazunori Baba, Hiromichi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Seki
Most guidelines for the management of hypertension define it as a home blood pressure (HBP) value >135/85 mm Hg. However, there is no reference HBP value to diagnose hypertension in pregnant women. Therefore, in this study, we analyzed HBP measurements of pregnant women to determine whether it is appropriate to use the criteria for non-pregnant subjects for pregnant women. The participants of this study were 100 singleton pregnant women who visited our hospital between September 2013 and September 2016...
February 9, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169030/association-of-pm2-5-with-diabetes-asthma-and-high-blood-pressure-incidence-in-canada-a-spatiotemporal-analysis-of-the-impacts-of-the-energy-generation-and-fuel-sales
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Weeberb J Requia, Matthew D Adams, Petros Koutrakis
Numerous studies have reported an association between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and human health. Often these relationships are influenced by environmental factor that varies spatially and/or temporally. To our knowledge, there are no studies in Canada that have considered energy generation and fuel sales as PM2.5 effects modifiers. Determining exposure and disease-specific risk factors over space and time is crucial for disease prevention and control. In this study, we evaluated the association of PM2...
February 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107010/phase-equilibria-of-water-co2-and-water-n-alkane-mixtures-from-polarizable-models
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Hao Jiang, Ioannis G Economou, Athanassios Z Panagiotopoulos
Phase equilibria of water/CO2 and water/n-alkane mixtures over a range of temperatures and pressures were obtained from Monte Carlo simulations in the Gibbs ensemble. Three sets of Drude-type polarizable models for water, namely the BK3, GCP, and HBP models, were combined with a polarizable Gaussian charge CO2 (PGC) model to represent the water/CO2 mixture. The HBP water model describes hydrogen bonds between water and CO2 explicitly. All models underestimate CO2 solubility in water if standard combining rules are used for the dispersion interactions between water and CO2...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106782/from-clinical-standards-to-translating-next-generation-sequencing-research-into-patient-care-improvement-for-hepatobiliary-and-pancreatic-cancers
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REVIEW
Ioannis D Kyrochristos, Georgios K Glantzounis, Demosthenes E Ziogas, Ioannis Gizas, Dimitrios Schizas, Efstathios G Lykoudis, Evangelos Felekouras, Anastasios Machairas, Christos Katsios, Theodoros Liakakos, William C Cho, Dimitrios H Roukos
Hepatobiliary and pancreatic (HBP) cancers are associated with high cancer-related death rates. Surgery aiming for complete tumor resection (R0) remains the cornerstone of the treatment for HBP cancers. The current progress in the adjuvant treatment is quite slow, with gemcitabine chemotherapy available only for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). In the advanced and metastatic setting, only two targeted drugs have been approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which are sorafenib for hepatocellular carcinoma and erlotinib for PDA...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090793/development-and-validation-of-a-predictor-of-insufficient-enhancement-during-the-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Enming Cui, Wansheng Long, Liangping Luo, Maoqing Hu, Liebin Huang, Xiangmeng Chen
Background Insufficient enhancement of liver parenchyma negatively affects diagnostic accuracy of Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Currently, there is no reliable method for predicting insufficient enhancement during the hepatobiliary phase (HBP) in Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI. Purpose To develop a predictor for insufficient enhancement of liver parenchyma during HBP in Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI. Material and Methods In order to formulate a HBP enhancement test (HBP-ET), clinical factors associated with relative enhancement ratio (RER) of liver parenchyma were retrospectively determined from the datasets of 156 patients (Development group) who underwent Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI between November 2012 and May 2015...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090686/effectively-enhancing-cytotoxic-and-apoptotic-effects-of-alpha-momorcharin-by-integrating-a-heparin-binding-peptide
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Meng-Jie Tan, Xue-Wei Cao, Peng-Fei Li, Yi-Zhou Zhai, Yu Zhou, Ye-Jun Liu, Jian Zhao, Fu-Jun Wang
Alpha-momorcharin (α-MMC), a type I ribosome inactivating protein, has attracted a great deal attention because of its antitumor activity. However, the cytotoxicity of α-MMC is limited due to insufficient cellular internalization in cancer cells. To enhance the cytotoxicity of α-MMC, a heparin-binding domain derived from HB-EGF (named HBP) was used as a cell-penetrating peptide and fused to the C-terminus of α-MMC. This novel α-MMC-HBP fusion protein was expressed and purified with a Ni(2+) -resin. The N-glycosidase activity and DNase activity assay indicated that the introduction of HBP did not interfere with the intrinsic bioactivities of α-MMC...
January 16, 2017: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087513/how-accurate-is-a-single-cutpoint-to-identify-high-blood-pressure-in-adolescents
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Paolo Brambilla, Anita Andreano, Laura Antolini, Giorgio Bedogni, Alessandro Salvatoni, Lorenzo Iughetti, Luis Alberto Moreno, Angelo Pietrobelli, Simonetta Genovesi
In 2007 the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) proposed single blood pressure (BP) cutpoints (systolic: ≥130 mm Hg and diastolic: ≥85 mm Hg) for the diagnosis of high blood pressure (HBP) in adolescents. Before this proposal, HBP had been defined as BP at or above the 95th percentile for age, sex, and height percentile (reference standard). In this study, we evaluated the risk for misclassification when using the IDF single-cutpoints criteria. We first applied the IDF criteria to a reconstructed population with the same age, sex, and height distribution as the population used to develop the reference standard...
January 13, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077112/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-hypertension-in-burkina-faso-a-countrywide-cross-sectional-study
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Joseph Kouesyandé Soubeiga, Tieba Millogo, Brice W Bicaba, Boukare Doulougou, Séni Kouanda
BACKGROUND: High blood pressure (HBP) is an increasing public health issue for developing countries. HBP is an important contributing factor to many non-communicable diseases that were until very recently thought to be rare in developing countries. There is not enough evidence on its burden and risk factors in Africa. We report in this study on the prevalence and factors associated with HBP in the adult and active population of Burkina Faso from a nationally representative sample. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of data from the World Health Organization (WHO) Stepwise approach to Surveillance(STEPS) survey on the prevalence of major risk factors for non-communicable diseases in Burkina Faso...
January 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070844/gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-t1-mapping-for-assessment-of-liver-function-in-rabbit-fibrosis-model-comparison-of-hepatobiliary-phase-images-obtained-at-10-and-20%C3%A2-min
#15
Zhi-Peng Zhou, Li-Ling Long, Li-Juan Huang, Teng-Fei Yang, Zhong-Kui Huang
OBJECTIVES: To compare hepatobiliary phase (HBP) images obtained at 10 and 20 min after Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI for assessment of liver function in rabbit fibrosis model on 3.0 T MR imaging. METHODS: 34 animals were separated into three groups: 5 for a control group, 14 for a mild fibrosis group, and 15 for a severe fibrosis group based on pathological proof. T1 relaxation times (T1rt) were measured on T1 mapping and reduction rates of T1rt (rrT1rt) were calculated...
January 9, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061844/cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-a-nigerian-population-with-impaired-fasting-blood-glucose-level-and-diabetes-mellitus
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Victor M Oguoma, Ezekiel U Nwose, Ifeoma I Ulasi, Adeseye A Akintunde, Ekene E Chukwukelu, Phillip T Bwititi, Ross S Richards, Timothy C Skinner
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and there are reports of increasing prevalence of prediabetes in Nigeria. This study therefore characterised CVDs risk factors in subjects with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and diabetes. METHODS: Data from 4 population-based cross-sectional studies on 2447 apparently healthy individuals from 18 - 89 years were analysed. Anthropometric, blood pressure and biochemical parameters were collected and classified...
January 6, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058464/associations-between-high-birth-weight-being-large-for-gestational-age-and-high-blood-pressure-among-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Renata Kuciene, Virginija Dulskiene, Jurate Medzioniene
PURPOSE: Low birth weight and being small for gestational age are associated with increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases. However, the results from the studies examining the associations between high birth weight (HBW), being large for gestational age (LGA), and high blood pressure (HBP) are inconsistent. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between HBW and being LGA alone and in combinations with body mass index (BMI) categories in adolescence and HBP among Lithuanian adolescents aged 12-15 years...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039607/hepatobilio-pancreatic-robotic-surgery-initial-experience-from-a-single-center-institute
#18
Yolanda Quijano, Emilio Vicente, Benedetto Ielpo, Hipolito Duran, Eduardo Diaz, Isabel Fabra, Luis Malave, Valentina Ferri, Carlos Plaza, Jan Lammel Lindemann, Vito D'Andrea, Riccardo Caruso
The use of robotic surgery in the hepatobilio-pancreatic (HBP) field is still limited. Our aim is to present our early experience of robotic liver resection. A retrospective review of robotic pancreatic and liver resection was performed at Sanchinarro University hospital from October 2010 to April 2016. Since the beginning of the robotic program in our center, 22 hepatic procedures and 45 pancreatic robotic procedures have been performed. Of the 21 patients subjected to liver resection, 13 (65%) were for malignancy...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034358/high-blood-pressure-combined-with-sedentary-behavior-in-young-people-a-systematic-review
#19
Loreana Sanches Silveira, Daniela Sayuri Inoue, José Messias Rodrigues da Silva, Suziane Ungari Cayres, Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro
BACKGROUND: High blood pressure (HBP) is a cardiovascular risk factor that can initiate in childhood and adolescence and may be associated with other risk factors such as sedentary lifestyles. Therefore, verifying if these associations occur from the earliest ages is of fundamental importance. OBJECTIVES: to report the prevalence of HBP combined with sedentary behavior through a systematic review. DESIGN AND METHODS: The research was performed based on studies published between 2010 and 2016 in Medline, Web of Science, Excerpta Medica (EMBASE), and Scielo, using terms related to: 'sedentary behavior' OR 'screen time' AND ' high blood pressure'...
December 30, 2016: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008416/comorbidities-among-persons-with-incident-psychiatric-condition
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Kyle R Fluegge
OBJECTIVE: I sought to determine how medical comorbidities co-exist with incident psychiatric condition. METHOD: I used data from all 11 available waves (1992-2012) of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). I identified 4,358 index participants with self-reported incident psychiatric condition. I collected comorbidity data from participants preceding, including, and succeeding that incident wave. Comorbidities assessed included high blood pressure (HBP), diabetes mellitus, cancer, lung disease, heart disease, stroke, and arthritis...
January 2016: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
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