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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412868/prevalence-of-pre-high-blood-pressure-and-high-blood-pressure-among-non-overweight-children-and-adolescents-using-international-blood-pressure-references-in-developed-regions-china
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Changwei Tian, Shuang Xu, Hua Wang, Wenming Wang, Hui Shen
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of data on the prevalence of pre high blood pressure (PreHBP) and high blood pressure (HBP), based on recent international blood pressure references, in non-overweight children and adolescents. AIM: To describe the prevalence of PreHBP and HBP in non-overweight children and adolescents in developed regions of China. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 588,097 non-overweight children and adolescents aged 6-17 years from National Surveys on Chinese Students' Constitution and Health in 2015 were included...
April 16, 2017: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400315/permanent-his-bundle-pacing-for-cardiac-resychronization-therapy-initial-feasibility-study-in-lieu-of-left-ventricular-lead
#2
Olujimi A Ajijola, Gaurav Upadhyay, Carlos Macias, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Roderick Tung
BACKGROUND: Permanent His bundle pacing (HBP) has the potential to physiologically normalize wide QRS duration in patients with bundle branch block and cardiomyopathy. OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of incorporating a His bundle lead for cardiac resychronization therapy (CRT) in lieu of a coronary sinus lead. METHODS: Patients with an indication for CRT (n=21) underwent attempted implantation of a HBP placed into the left ventricular (LV) lead port...
April 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396918/comparison-of-10-and-20-min-hepatobiliary-phase-images-on-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-t1-mapping-for-liver-function-assessment-in-clinic
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Zhi-Peng Zhou, Li-Ling Long, Wei-Jia Qiu, Ge Cheng, Li-Juan Huang, Teng-Fei Yang, Zhong-Kui Huang
PURPOSE: To compare hepatobiliary phase (HBP) images obtained 10 and 20 min after Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI for liver function assessment in clinic on 3.0 T MR imaging. METHODS: 103 patients were separated into four groups: 38 patients for the normal liver function (NLF) group, 33 patients for the liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh A (LCA) group, 21 patients for the liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh B group, and 11 patients for a liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh C group...
April 10, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395463/-the-combined-effect-of-spermarche-menarche-and-obesity-on-elevated-blood-pressure-among-chinese-students
#4
Y Song, J Ma, B Zhang, P J Hu
Objective: To investigate the association between the combined effect of spermarche/menarche and obesity with elevated blood pressure among Chinese students. Methods: A total of 106 009 primary and secondary school students (55 614 boys and 50 395 girls) were selected from " 2014 National Physical Fitness and Health Surveillance" (including 31 provinces, with the exception of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) with full record of height, weight, blood pressure, puberty development data of spermarche/menarche. The level of blood pressure, as well as the prevalence of high blood pressure(HBP), were compared between different subgroups (pre-spermarche/menarche and non-obesity group, pre-spermarche/menarche and obesity group, pro-spermarche/menarche and non-obesity group, pro-spermarche/menarche and obesity group), and mulilevel logistic model was used to investigate the relationship between puberty development, obesity and blood pressure...
April 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385233/cellulose-polymer-silica-composite-cotton-fiber-based-on-a-hyperbranch-mesostructure-system-as-versatile-adsorbent-for-water-treatment
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Jin Tao, Jiaqing Xiong, Chenlu Jiao, Desuo Zhang, Hong Lin, Yuyue Chen
The present study describes the preparation of a hybrid cellulose-based adsorbent (HM-cotton) containing a dot-plane composite adsorption system. The dot-plane adsorption structure is formed by the plane of hyperbranched polymer (HBP) layer distributed by the functional mesoporous nanoparticle (CA-MSN) dots, fabricating hyperbranch-mesostructure system via self-assembly. The resultant adsorbent HM-cotton was characterized, and the adsorption mechanism for dyes and metal ions was also discussed in detail. The results show that the adsorption data is fitted to Pseudo-second-order kinetic model and Langmuir isotherm model, and owing to the dot-plane system possessing functional mesostructure of CA-MSNs with large surface area and substantial adsorption sites from HBP macromolecules, HM-cotton exhibits versatile, highly-efficiency and sustainable adsorption properties for dyes such as CR and MB, and metal ions such as Fe(3+) and Cu(2+) from aqueous media...
June 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374073/liver-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-on-ct-and-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri-with-diffusion-weighted-imaging
#6
Dong Ik Cha, Kyung Mi Jang, Seong Hyun Kim, Tae Wook Kang, Kyoung Doo Song
OBJECTIVES: To assess major imaging features of Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) on contrast-enhanced CT and gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI and to estimate whether the combination of signal intensity favouring HCC on hepatobiliary phase (HBP) and diffusion-weighted images (DWI) can act as a major feature in LI-RADS. METHODS: Four hundred twenty one patients with 445 observations were included. Major features of LI-RADS on CT and MRI as well as HBP and DWI features were assessed...
April 3, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371248/randomized-controlled-trial-of-perioperative-antimicrobial-therapy-based-on-the-results-of-preoperative-bile-cultures-in-patients-undergoing-biliary-reconstruction
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Kunishige Okamura, Kimitaka Tanaka, Takumi Miura, Yoshitsugu Nakanishi, Takehiro Noji, Toru Nakamura, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Keisuke Okamura, Toshiaki Shichinohe, Satoshi Hirano
BACKGROUND: The high frequency of surgical site infections (SSIs) after hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery is a problem that needs to be addressed. This prospective, randomized, controlled study examined whether perioperative prophylactic use of antibiotics based on preoperative bile culture results in HPB surgery could decrease SSI. METHODS: Participants comprised 126 patients who underwent HPB (bile duct, gallbladder, ampullary, or pancreatic) cancer surgery with biliary reconstruction at Hokkaido University Hospital between August 2008 and March 2013 (UMIN Clinical Trial Registry #00001278)...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370601/heparin-binding-protein-a-key-player-in-the-pathophysiology-of-organ-dysfunction-in-sepsis
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REVIEW
J Fisher, A Linder
Infectious diseases remain a major health problem, and sepsis and other severe infectious diseases are common causes of morbidity and mortality. There is a need for clinical and laboratory tools to identify patients with severe infections early and to distinguish between bacterial and nonbacterial conditions. Heparin-binding protein (HBP), also known as azurocidin or cationic antimicrobial protein of 37 KDa, is a promising biomarker to distinguish between patients with these conditions. It is biologically plausible that HBP is an early and predictive biomarker because it is prefabricated and rapidly mobilized from migrating neutrophils in response to bacterial infections...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365839/recent-advances-in-the-field-of-ovarian-tissue-cryopreservation-and-opportunities-for-research
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REVIEW
Camille Ladanyi, Amir Mor, Mindy S Christianson, Namisha Dhillon, James H Segars
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to summarize the latest advances and successes in the field of ovarian tissue cryopreservation while identifying gaps in current knowledge that suggest opportunities for future research. METHODS: A systematic review was performed according to PRISMA guidelines for all relevant full-text articles in PubMed published in English that reviewed or studied historical or current advancements in ovarian tissue cryopreservation and auto-transplantation techniques...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365568/benefits-of-permanent-his-bundle-pacing-combined-with-atrioventricular-node-ablation-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-heart-failure-with-both-preserved-and-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Weijian Huang, Lan Su, Shengjie Wu, Lei Xu, Fangyi Xiao, Xiaohong Zhou, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
BACKGROUND: Clinical benefits from His bundle pacing (HBP) in heart failure patients with preserved and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction are still inconclusive. This study evaluated clinical outcomes of permanent HBP in atrial fibrillation patients with narrow QRS who underwent atrioventricular node ablation for heart failure symptoms despite rate control by medication. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study enrolled 52 consecutive heart failure patients who underwent attempted atrioventricular node ablation and HBP for symptomatic atrial fibrillation...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341912/ralstonia-eutropha-as-a-biocatalyst-for-desulfurization-of-dibenzothiophene
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Azita Dejaloud, Farzaneh Vahabzadeh, Alireza Habibi
The potential of Ralstonia eutropha as a biocatalyst for desulfurization of dibenzothiophene (DBT) was studied in growing and resting cell conditions. The results of both conditions showed that sulfur was removed from DBT which accompanied by the formation of 2-hydroxybiphenyl (2-HBP). In growing cell experiments, glucose was used as an energy supplying substrate in initial concentrations of 55 mM (energy-limited) and 111 mM (energy-sufficient). The growing cell behaviors were quantitatively described using the logistic equation and maintenance concept...
March 24, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336748/the-sweet-side-of-ampk-signaling-regulation-of-gfat1
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John W Scott, Jonathan S Oakhill
Maintaining a steady balance between nutrient supply and energy demand is essential for all living organisms and is achieved through the dynamic control of metabolic processes that produce and consume adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP), the universal currency of energy in all cells. A key sensor of cellular energy is the adenosine-5'-monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which is the core component of a signaling network that regulates energy and nutrient metabolism. AMPK is activated by metabolic stresses that decrease cellular ATP, and functions to restore energy balance by orchestrating a switch in metabolism away from anabolic pathways toward energy-generating catabolic processes...
March 23, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321001/comparative-effects-of-an-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blocker-arb-diuretic-vs-arb-calcium-channel-blocker-combination-on-uncontrolled-nocturnal-hypertension-evaluated-by-information-and-communication-technology-based-nocturnal-home-blood-pressure-monitoring%C3%A3-the
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Kazuomi Kario, Naoko Tomitani, Hiroshi Kanegae, Hajime Ishii, Kazuaki Uchiyama, Kayo Yamagiwa, Toshihiko Shiraiwa, Tomohiro Katsuya, Tetsuro Yoshida, Kiyomi Kanda, Shinji Hasegawa, Satoshi Hoshide
BACKGROUND: Nocturnal blood pressure (BP) is an independent risk factor of cardiovascular events. The NOCTURNE study, a multicenter, randomized controlled trial (RCT) using our recently developed information and communication technology (ICT) nocturnal home BP monitoring (HBPM) device, was performed to compare the nocturnal HBP-lowering effects of differential ARB-based combination therapies in 411 Japanese patients with nocturnal hypertension (HT).Methods and Results:Patients with nocturnal BP ≥120/70 mmHg at baseline even under ARB therapy (100 mg irbesartan daily) were enrolled...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319494/heparin-binding-protein-hbp-a-causative-marker-and-potential-target-for-heparin-treatment-of-human-sepsis-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Jane Fisher, James A Russell, Peter Bentzer, Devyn Parsons, Stefano Secchia, Matthias Mörgelin, Keith R Walley, John H Boyd, Adam Linder
RATIONALE: Sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common condition with high morbidity and mortality. Neutrophil-derived heparin-binding protein (HBP) induces vascular leakage and is a promising biomarker of sepsis-induced organ dysfunction. It remains unknown if HBP is prognostic of AKI in septic shock and if HBP could play a role in the pathophysiology of sepsis-induced AKI. OBJECTIVES: To determine the association of plasma HBP levels with development of AKI, investigate the role of HBP in the pathophysiology of sepsis-induced AKI, and test the effect of blocking HBP using heparin derivatives...
March 17, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319096/hyperglycemia-exacerbates-colon-cancer-malignancy-through-hexosamine-biosynthetic-pathway
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A Vasconcelos-Dos-Santos, H F B R Loponte, N R Mantuano, I A Oliveira, I F de Paula, L K Teixeira, J C M de-Freitas-Junior, K C Gondim, N Heise, R Mohana-Borges, J A Morgado-Díaz, W B Dias, A R Todeschini
Hyperglycemia is a common feature of diabetes mellitus, considered as a risk factor for cancer. However, its direct effects in cancer cell behavior are relatively unexplored. Herein we show that high glucose concentration induces aberrant glycosylation, increased cell proliferation, invasion and tumor progression of colon cancer. By modulating the activity of the rate-limiting enzyme, glutamine-fructose-6-phosphate amidotransferase (GFAT), we demonstrate that hexosamine biosynthetic pathway (HBP) is involved in those processes...
March 20, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314197/use-of-hepatobiliary-phase-images-in-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-of-breast-cancer-hepatic-metastasis-to-predict-response-to-chemotherapy
#16
Hyun Ji Lee, Chang Hee Lee, Jeong Woo Kim, Yang Shin Park, Jongmee Lee, Kyeong Ah Kim
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prognostic value of Gd-EOB-DTPA MRI findings of liver metastasis from breast cancer. METHODS: 29 metastatic lesions from 12 breast cancer patients who received chemotherapy were retrospectively reviewed. We evaluated hepatobiliary phase of the lesions and classified them as a "target" or "non-target" appearance. The relationship of appearance or SI ratio with tumor response was analyzed. RESULTS: A non-target appearance was more frequent in disease control group than in non-control group [14/18 (77...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306633/race-and-sex-differences-in-cardiovascular-%C3%AE-adrenergic-and-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-responsiveness-in-men-and-women-with-high-blood-pressure
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Andrew Sherwood, LaBarron K Hill, James A Blumenthal, Kristy S Johnson, Alan L Hinderliter
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is associated with unfavorable changes in adrenergic receptor responsiveness, but the relationship of race and sex to adrenergic receptor responsiveness in the development of cardiovascular disease is unclear. This study examined α-adrenergic and ß-adrenergic receptor responsiveness in African-American and white men and women with untreated high blood pressure (BP) (HBP) and with normal BP. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study sample comprised 161 African-American and white men and women in the age range 25-45 years...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301619/two-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-parallel-group-comparison-studies-of-a-novel-enhanced-lotion-formulation-of-halobetasol-propionate-0-05-versus-its-vehicle-in-adult-subjects-with-plaque-psoriasis
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David Pariser, Michael Bukhalo, Scott Guenthner, Steven Kempers, Stephen Shideler, Linda Stein Gold, Eduardo Tschen, Jim Berg, Mary Beth Ferdon, Syd Dromgoole
<p>BACKGROUND: A novel lotion formulation of halobetasol propionate, 0.05% (HBP Lotion) with enhanced vehicle characteristics of a cream while preserving the ease of use and cosmetic elegance of a lotion has been developed to treat plaque psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: Determine the safety and effectiveness of HBP Lotion in patients with plaque psoriasis. METHODS: Two prospective, randomized, vehicle-controlled clinical studies were conducted in 443 adult subjects with moderate-severe plaque psoriasis...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300856/halobetasol-propionate-lotion-0-05-provides-superior-hydration-compared-to-halobetasol-propionate-cream-0-05-in-a-double-blinded-study-of-occlusivity-and-hydration
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Gary Grove, Charles Zerweck, Tim Houser, Anthony Andrasfay, Bob Gauthier, Charles Holland, Daniel Piacquadio
BACKGROUND: This study measured skin hydration and occlusivity of two test products [halobetasol propionate lotion, 0.05% (HBP Lotion) and Ultravate® (halobetasol propionate) cream, 0.05% (HBP Cream)] at 2, 4, and 6 hours after application to skin test sites previously challenged by dry shaving, which was performed to compromise the integrity of the stratum corneum barrier. METHODS: Trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), an indicator of skin barrier function, was measured using cyberDERM, inc...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294513/difference-in-evening-home-blood-pressure-between-before-dinner-and-at-bedtime-in-japanese-elderly-hypertensive-patients
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Takeshi Fujiwara, Satoshi Hoshide, Masafumi Nishizawa, Takefumi Matsuo, Kazuomi Kario
The authors evaluated the differences between evening home blood pressure (HBP) readings taken before dinner and those taken at bedtime, which were documented in a European and a Japanese guideline, respectively. Forty-eight patients (mean age, 76.4 years) measured their evening HBP twice each day (two measurements both before dinner and at bedtime) for 14 days. The authors defined the at-bedtime (B) minus the before-dinner (D) systolic HBP as the B-D difference. The mean B-D difference was -8.7 mm Hg (P<...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
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