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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634368/preparation-and-properties-of-a-hyperbranch-structured-polyamine-adsorbent-for-carbon-dioxide-capture
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Hui He, Yajie Hu, Shuixia Chen, Linzhou Zhuang, Beibei Ma, Qinghua Wu
A fibrous adsorbent with amino-terminated hyperbranch structure (PP-AM-HBP-NH2) was prepared by grafting hyperbranched polyamine (HBP-NH2) onto the acrylamide-modified polypropylene (PP) fibers. The grafting of AM on PP fibers provided the active sites for introducing HBP-NH2 onto the PP fibers. This kind of "grafting to" procedure to synthesize hyperbranch-structured fiber could overcome the disadvantages of stepwise growth procedure, avoiding the complicated synthesis process and the requirement of strict experimental conditions...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626731/how-to-differentiate-borderline-hepatic-nodules-in-hepatocarcinogenesis-emphasis-on-imaging-diagnosis
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Hyun Jeong Park, Byung Ihn Choi, Eun Sun Lee, Sung Bin Park, Jong Beum Lee
BACKGROUND: Rapid advances in liver imaging have improved the evaluation of hepatocarcinogenesis and early diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this situation, detection of early-stage HCC in its development is important for the improvement of patient survival and optimal treatment strategies. Because early HCCs are considered precursors of progressed HCC, precise differentiation between a dysplastic nodule (DN), especially a high-grade DN, and early HCC is important...
June 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626161/morning-and-evening-blood-pressures-are-associated-with-intima-media-thickness-in-a-general-population%C3%A3-the-hisayama-study
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Satoko Sakata, Jun Hata, Masayo Fukuhara, Koji Yonemoto, Naoko Mukai, Daigo Yoshida, Hiro Kishimoto, Toshio Ohtsubo, Takanari Kitazono, Yutaka Kiyohara, Toshiharu Ninomiya
BACKGROUND: The association of morning and evening home blood pressures (HBPs) with carotid atherosclerosis has been uncertain in general populations, so we aimed to investigate it in a general Japanese population.Methods and Results:We performed a cross-sectional survey of 2,856 community-dwelling individuals aged ≥40 years to examine the association of morning and evening HBPs with carotid mean intima-media thickness (IMT). The age- and sex-adjusted geometric averages of carotid mean IMT increased significantly with increasing morning HBP (optimal: 0...
June 14, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624005/differentiation-between-cholangiocarcinoma-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-target-sign-on-diffusion-weighted-imaging-and-hepatobiliary-phase-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mr-imaging-classification-tree-analysis-applying-capsule-and-septum
#4
Ji Hye Min, Young Kon Kim, Seo-Youn Choi, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Won Jae Lee, Sang Yun Ha, Soohyun Ahn, Hyeon Seon Ahn
OBJECTIVES: To assess the usefulness of classification tree analysis (CTA) for discrimination of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with target sign on hepatobiliary phase (HBP) and/or diffusion-weighted image (DWI) from intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. From among the 811 patients with histopathologically proven 79 ICCs and 732 HCCs, 69 patients with 69 (87.3%) ICCs and 115 patients with 115 HCCs (15...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607606/diagnostic-value-of-gd-eob-dtpa-mri-for-hepatocellular-adenoma-a-meta-analysis
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Yongfei Guo, Wenjuan Li, Zhinan Xie, Yi Zhang, Yijie Fang, Wenli Cai, Guobin Hong
Objective: This study aimed to systematically review the gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (Gd-EOB-DTPA-MRI) findings of hepatocellular adenoma (HCA), especially focusing on the diagnostic value of low signal intensity (SI) in the hepatocyte-phase (HBP) for differentiating HCA from focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH). Methods: A thorough literature search was conducted in PubMed, Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE) and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases (CNKI) to identify studies evaluating Gd-EOB-DTPA-MRI presentations of HCA...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605498/effect-of-home-blood-pressure-on-inducing-remission-regression-of-microalbuminuria-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Motonobu Nishimura, Yasuhisa Kato, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Hideki Taki, Atsuhito Tone, Kazunori Yamada, Seiji Suzuki, Miho Saito, Yutaka Ando, Yoshiharu Hoshiyama
BACKGROUND: The Home Blood Pressure for Diabetic Nephropathy study is a prospective observational study conducted to determine the effect of home blood pressure (HBP) on remission/regression of microalbuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: Patients with type 2 DM having microalbuminuria were followed-up for 3 years. Remission of microalbuminuria was defined as shift from microalbuminuria to normoalbuminuria. Regression of microalbuminuria was defined as a 50% reduction in urinary albumin-creatinine ratio from baseline...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604339/obesity-markers-associated-to-albuminuria-in-a-primary-care-center-in-lima-per%C3%A3%C2%BA
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Alberto E Quintanilla, Álvaro Taype-Rondan, María Lazo-Porras, Percy Herrera-Añazco
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between three obesity markers, body mass index (BMI), abdominal circumference (AC), waist to height ratio (WHtR), and albuminuria in adults seen in a primary health care center specialized in chronic diseases in Lima, Perú. METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive, retrospective study in adults who attended a primary health care center specialized in chronic diseases in 2011. Patients were divided into four categories: healthy subjects and patients with high blood pressure, with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and with both diseases (HBP+T2DM)...
June 2017: Endocrinología, diabetes y nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585315/heparin-binding-protein-as-a-biomarker-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-critical-illness
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J Tydén, H Herwald, M Hultin, J Walldén, J Johansson
BACKGROUND: There is no biomarker with high sensitivity and specificity for the development of acute kidney injury (AKI) in a mixed intensive care unit (ICU) population. Heparin-binding protein (HBP) is released from granulocytes and causes increased vascular permeability which plays a role in the development of AKI in sepsis and ischemia. The aim of this study was to investigate whether plasma levels of HBP on admission can predict the development of AKI in a mixed ICU population and in the subgroup with sepsis...
June 5, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582574/a-genetic-model-to-study-increased-hexosamine-biosynthetic-flux
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Sarah E Hugo, Amnon Schlegel
Recently, we identified harvest moon (hmn), a fully penetrant and expressive recessive zebrafish mutant with hepatic steatosis. Larvae showed increased triacylglycerol in the absence of other obvious defects. When we attempted to raise these otherwise normal appearing mutants to adulthood, we observed a developmental arrest and death in the early juvenile period. Here we report the positional cloning of the hmn locus and characterization of the defects caused by the mutation. Using bulk segregant analysis, fine mapping, and immunoblot assays we find that hmn mutants harbor a point mutation in an invariant residue within the sugar isomerase 1 domain of the gene encoding the rate-limiting enzyme of the hexosamine biosynthetic pathway (HBP) Glutamine-fructose-6-phosphate transamidase (Gfpt1)...
June 5, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576401/-blood-pressure-values-in-adolescents-in-the-community-of-madrid-tables-based-on-the-mepafac-study
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A Molinero, M Cervero, M C Magro, T Partearroyo, P Zuluaga, A Martín
INTRODUCTION: High blood pressure (HBP) is a modifiable cardiovascular risk factor and its detection at early ages may allow strategies to be designed to reduce cardiovascular risk in adulthood. OBJECTIVES: To provide blood pressure (BP) values in a sample of adolescents using an electronic oscillometric device. MATERIAL AND METHODS: BP was measured according the European Society of Hypertension guidelines using an oscillometric device. Height and weight were also measured...
May 30, 2017: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575215/comparison-of-the-effects-of-selective-and-non-selective-his-bundle-pacing-on-cardiac-electrical-and-mechanical-synchrony
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Jinlong Zhang, Jianghong Guo, Xiaofeng Hou, Yao Wang, Zhiyong Qian, Kebei Li, Peibing Ge, Jiangang Zou
Aims: This study aimed to assess the acute effect of selective His bundle pacing (S-HBP), non-selective His bundle pacing (NS-HBP), and right ventricular septum pacing (RVSP) on electrical synchrony and left ventricular (LV) mechanical synchrony using electrocardiogram and phase analysis of gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). Methods and results: Totally 39 patients eligible for pacemaker were enrolled. Thirty-seven patients underwent successful His bundle pacing (HBP) including S-HBP in 23 and NS-HBP in 14 patients, respectively...
May 31, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575205/relationship-of-hypertension-and-systolic-blood-pressure-with-the-risk-of-stroke-or-bleeding-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-the-fushimi-af-registry
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Mitsuru Ishii, Hisashi Ogawa, Takashi Unoki, Yoshimori An, Moritake Iguchi, Nobutoyo Masunaga, Masahiro Esato, Yeong-Hwa Chun, Hikari Tsuji, Hiromichi Wada, Koji Hasegawa, Mitsuru Abe, Masaharu Akao
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is considered a major risk factor of stroke and systemic embolism (SE) as well as bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of hypertension and systolic blood pressure (SBP) with the risk of stroke/SE or bleeding in AF patients. METHODS: The Fushimi AF Registry, a community-based prospective survey, was designed to enroll all of the AF patients in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto. Fushimi-ku is densely populated with a total population of 283,000...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569391/permanent-his-bundle-pacing-electrophysiological-and-echocardiographic-observations-from-long-term-follow-up
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Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, Gopi Dandamudi, Daniel Lustgarten, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
BACKGROUND: Permanent His bundle pacing (HBP) is a physiological alternative to right ventricular pacing (RVP). It is not known whether HBP can cause His-Purkinje conduction (HPC) disease. The aim of our study is to assess His bundle capture and its effect on LV function in long-term follow-up and to determine HPC at the time of pulse generator change (GC) in patients with chronic HBP. METHODS: HB electrograms were recorded from the pacing lead at implant and GC...
June 1, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569134/incidence-and-outcome-of-severe-ante-partum-hemorrhage-at-the-teaching-hospital-yalgado-ou%C3%A3-draogo-in-burkina-faso
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Martin Lankoande, Papougnezambo Bonkoungou, Sosthène Ouandaogo, Marcelin Dayamba, Ali Ouedraogo, Francis Veyckmans, Nazinigouba Ouédraogo
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is the main cause of maternal death during pregnancy. This study aims to evaluate incidence and outcomes of Severe Ante Partum Hemorrhage (SAPH) during the third trimester of pregnancy prior to delivery. METHODS: Analytical cross-sectional study with prospective data collection during 12 months in Yalgado Ouedraogo Hospital, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In this context SAPH is specifically referring to Ante Partum Hemorrhage (APH) and Intra Partum Hemorrhage (IPH) in the 3rd trimester...
May 31, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542517/revisiting-the-discriminatory-accuracy-of-traditional-risk-factors-in-preeclampsia-screening
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Merida Rodriguez-Lopez, Philippe Wagner, Raquel Perez-Vicente, Fatima Crispi, Juan Merlo
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia (PE) is associated with a high risk of perinatal morbidity and mortality. However, there is no consensus in the definition of high-risk women. AIM: To question current definition of high PE risk and propose a definition that considers individual heterogeneity to improves risk classification. METHODS: A stratified analysis by parity was conducted using the Swedish Birth Register between 2002-2010 including 626.600 pregnancies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542467/genetic-variations-in-sterol-regulatory-element-binding-protein-cleavage-activating-protein-scap-are-associated-with-blood-pressure-in-overweight-obese-chinese-children
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Yi-De Yang, Jie-Yun Song, Shuo Wang, Fang-Hong Liu, Yi-Ning Zhang, Xiao-Rui Shang, Hai-Jun Wang, Jun Ma
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies demonstrated a role of variations in sterol regulatory element binding protein (SREBP) cleavage-activating protein (SCAP) in obesity and blood lipids. But the associations between SCAP polymorphisms and blood pressure (BP) are not clear. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between genetic variations in SCAP and BP phenotypes in a Chinese pediatric population. METHODS: A case-control study on 702 high blood pressure (HBP) children and 1319 controls was conducted to explore the correlation between single nucleotide polymorphism markers (rs12487736 and rs12490383) of SCAP and BP phenotypes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541700/chemical-synthesis-of-d-glycero-d-manno-heptose-1-7-bisphosphate-and-evaluation-of-its-ability-to-modulate-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Shinsuke Inuki, Toshihiko Aiba, Shota Kawakami, Taishin Akiyama, Jun-Ichiro Inoue, Yukari Fujimoto
d-glycero-d-manno-Heptose 1,7-bisphosphate (HBP) is the precursor for heptose residues found in Gram-negative bacterial membrane surface glycoproteins and glycolipids. HBP β-anomer was recently reported to be a pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP) that regulates TIFA-dependent immunity. Herein, we report the chemical synthesis of HBP α- and β-anomers, which highlights a C-7 carbon homologation via the Corey-Chaykovsky reaction, and the introduction of a phosphate group at the anomeric position using the Mitsunobu reaction...
May 25, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533882/-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-ins-in-children-in-dakar-about-40-cases
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Younoussa Keita, Ahmed Tall Lemrabott, Assane Sylla, Babacar Niang, El Hadji Fary Ka, Chérif Mohamed Dial, Aliou Abdoulaye Ndongo, Amadou Sow, Claude Moreira, Abdou Niang, Ousmane Ndiaye, Boucar Diouf, Mouhamadou Guélaye Sall
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to analyze the diagnostic, therapeutic, and evolutionary features of nephrosis in children in a pediatric department in Dakar. METHODS: The study was carried out in the Department of Pediatrics at the Aristide Le Dantec Hospital. We conducted a retrospective study over a period of 3 years from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2014. All patients aged 2-12 years with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome were included in the study. RESULTS: Forty cases of nephrosis were collected, that is to say a prevalence of 23% among patients with kidney disease treated in the Department of Pediatrics...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532444/haemoglobin-level-increase-as-an-efficacy-biomarker-during-axitinib-treatment-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-retrospective-study
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Alison C Johnson, Margarida Matias, Helen Boyle, Bernard Escudier, Alicia Molinier, Brigitte Laguerre, Carole Helissey, Pierre-Emmanuel Brachet, Audrey Emmanuelle Dugué, Loic Mourey, Elodie Coquan, Florence Joly
BACKGROUND: Axitinib is used after failure of first line treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). A known side effect is the increase of haemoglobin level (HbL) during treatment with a suspected correlation with better outcome. Our objective was to examine whether HbL increase during the first three months of axitinib treatment is associated with better prognosis. METHODS: Retrospective multicentre analysis including patients with mRCC treated with axitinib for at least three months from 2012 to 2014...
May 22, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532405/red-meat-and-chicken-consumption-and-its-association-with-high-blood-pressure-and-obesity-in-south-korean-children-and-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-kshes-2011-2015
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Geum Hee Kim, Sang Won Shin, Juneyoung Lee, Jun Hyun Hwang, Soon-Woo Park, Jin Soo Moon, Hyun Jung Kim, Hyeong Sik Ahn
BACKGROUND: The impact of meat consumption on high blood pressure (HBP) and obesity in children and adolescents is a subject of debate. The aim of this study was thus to evaluate the association between meat consumption and both HBP and obesity in this group. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis using nationally representative samples of children and adolescents aged 9, 12, and 15 years old (n = 136,739) who were included in the Korea School Health Examination Survey (KSHES) for the 2011-2015 period...
May 22, 2017: Nutrition Journal
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