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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822077/increased-serum-levels-of-fetuin-b-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Kefu Zhu, Yuming Wang, Pengqin Shu, Qinyi Zhou, Jinzhou Zhu, Wenjing Zhou, Changqing Du, Chenkai Xu, Xiaowei Liu, Lijiang Tang
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence indicates a pivotal role for fetuin B, one of the cystatin superfamily of cysteine protease inhibitors, in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases. This study investigated whether serum fetuin B levels are associated with the presence of coronary artery disease. METHODS: Serum fetuin B levels were assessed in 87 patients with coronary artery disease (41 with acute coronary syndromes and 46 with stable angina pectoris) and 87 healthy controls using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
August 19, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821938/depth-of-response-predicts-the-clinical-outcome-of-advanced-her2-positive-gastric-cancer-to-trastuzumab-based-first-line-chemotherapy
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Shigenori Kadowaki, Toshiki Masuishi, Tetsuya Eto, Yukiya Narita, Hiroya Taniguchi, Takashi Ura, Masashi Ando, Masahiro Tajika, Yasumasa Niwa, Yasushi Yatabe, Kei Muro
PURPOSE: Accumulating evidence suggests that response-related parameters such as depth of response (DpR) might be associated with survival in colorectal cancer, which has not been shown in gastric cancer. This study aimed to evaluate whether DpR was associated with clinical outcomes in HER2-positive AGC patients treated with trastuzumab-based chemotherapy. METHODS: Fifty-seven HER2-positive AGC patients who were treated with trastuzumab in combination with fluoropyrimidines plus cisplatin therapy as first-line treatment were retrospectively enrolled...
August 18, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821659/stim1-regulates-somatic-ca-2-signals-and-intrinsic-firing-properties-of-cerebellar-purkinje-neurons
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Changhyeon Ryu, Dong Cheol Jang, Dayoon Jung, Yong Gyu Kim, Hyun Geun Shim, Hyun-Hee Ryu, Yong-Seok Lee, David J Linden, Paul F Worley, Sang Jeong Kim
Control of Ca(2+) flux between the cytosol and intracellular Ca(2+) stores is essential for maintaining normal cellular function. It has been well established in both neuronal and non-neuronal cells that stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1) initiates and regulates refilling Ca(2+) into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Here, we describe a novel, additional role for STIM1, regulation of free cytosolic Ca(2+) and consequent control of spike firing in neurons. Among central neurons, cerebellar Purkinje neurons express the highest level of STIM1 and they fire continuously in the absence of stimulation, making somatic Ca(2+) homeostasis of particular importance...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821585/a-coronin-1-dependent-decision-switch-in-juvenile-mice-determines-the-population-of-the-peripheral-naive-t-cell-compartment
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Mathias Jakob Lang, Mayumi Mori, Julie Ruer-Laventie, Jean Pieters
Following thymic maturation, T cells egress as recent thymic emigrants to peripheral lymphoid organs where they undergo an additional maturation step to mature naive T cells that circulate through secondary lymphoid organs ready to be activated upon pathogenic challenges. Thymic maturation and peripheral T cell survival depend on several signaling cascades, but whether a dedicated mechanism exists that exclusively regulates homeostasis of mature naive T cells without affecting thymocytes and/or recent thymic emigrants remains unknown...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821072/understanding-the-mechanisms-of-oxygen-diffusion-through-surface-functionalized-nanocellulose-films
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Maria Soledad Peresin, Kari Kammiovirta, Harri Heikkinen, Leena-Sisko Johansson, Jari Vartiainen, Harri Setälä, Monika Österberg, Tekla Tammelin
A concept for direct surface modification on self-standing films of cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) is demonstrated using an aminosilane group in cellulose compatible solvent (dimethyl acetamide, DMA). The chemically modified structure efficiently prevents the oxygen molecules from interacting with the nanocellulose film in the presence of water molecules. Oxygen permeability values lower than 1mLmmm(-2)day(-1)atm(-1) were achieved at extremely high levels of relative humidity (RH95%). The aminosilane reaction is compared to conventional hydrophobization reaction using hexamethyldisilazane...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820925/oxidative-stress-related-molecular-biomarker-candidates-for-glaucoma
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Gözde Hondur, Emre Göktas, Xiangjun Yang, Lama Al-Aswad, James D Auran, Dana M Blumberg, George A Cioffi, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Leejee H Suh, Danielle Trief, Gülgün Tezel
Purpose: Glaucoma-related molecular biomarkers can improve clinical testing to diagnose the disease early, predict its prognosis, and monitor treatment responses. Based on the evidence of increased oxidative stress in glaucomatous tissues, this study analyzed oxidative stress-related biomarker candidates in blood and aqueous humor samples with or without glaucoma. Methods: The blood and aqueous humor samples collected from carefully selected groups of 96 patients with glaucoma and 64 healthy subjects without glaucoma were included in the study...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820460/determination-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-in-human-plasma-using-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-q-tof-mass-spectrometry
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Emmanuel Eroume-A Egom, Ross Fitzgerald, Rebecca Canning, Rebabonye B Pharithi, Colin Murphy, Vincent Maher
Evidence suggests that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) components distinct from cholesterol, such as sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), may account for the anti-atherothrombotic effects attributed to this lipoprotein. The current method for the determination of plasma levels of S1P as well as levels associated with HDL particles is still cumbersome an assay method to be worldwide practical. Recently, a simplified protocol based on liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for the sensitive and specific quantification of plasma levels of S1P with good accuracy has been reported...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820393/fibroblast-growth-factor-21-and-omentin-1-hepatic-mrna-expression-and-serum-levels-in-morbidly-obese-women-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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M Waluga, M Kukla, M Zorniak, M Kajor, L Liszka, M Dyaczynski, G Kowalski, D Zadlo, E Waluga, P Olczyk, R J Buldak, A Berdowska, M Hartleb
Fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF21) and omentin-1 have been recognized as potent antidiabetic agents with potential hepatoprotective activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate hepatic FGF21 and omentin-1 mRNA expression as well as their serum levels as predictive markers of liver injury and insulin resistance in morbidly obese women with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This study included 56 severely obese women who underwent intraoperative wedge liver biopsy during the bariatric surgery. Hepatic FGF21 and omentin-1 mRNA were assessed by quantitative real-time PCR, while their serum concentrations were measured with commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820278/does-additional-biceps-augmentation-improve-rotator-cuff-healing-and-clinical-outcomes-in-anterior-l-shaped-rotator-cuff-tears-clinical-comparisons-with-arthroscopic-partial-repair
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Yoon Sang Jeon, Juyeob Lee, Rag Gyu Kim, Young-Won Ko, Sang-Jin Shin
BACKGROUND: The repair of anterior L-shaped tears is usually difficult because of the lack of anterior rotator cuff tendon to cover the footprint. The biceps tendon is usually exposed from the retracted anterolateral corner of the torn tendon and can be easily used to augment rotator cuff repair. Hypothesis/Purpose: This study compared the clinical outcomes of the biceps augmentation technique with those of partial tendon repair for the arthroscopic treatment of large anterior L-shaped rotator cuff tears to evaluate the role of additional biceps augmentation in tendon healing...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820272/a-comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-after-unilateral-or-bilateral-hip-arthroscopic-surgery-age-and-sex-matched-cohort-study
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Benjamin D Kuhns, Charles P Hannon, Eric C Makhni, Jennifer Alter, Richard C Mather, Michael J Salata, Shane J Nho
BACKGROUND: A significant number of patients undergoing hip arthroscopic surgery for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) have bilateral deformities and may require surgery for both hips. PURPOSE: To compare outcomes between patients who underwent bilateral hip arthroscopic surgery to a matched cohort of patients who underwent unilateral hip arthroscopic surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: A consecutive series of patients who underwent primary hip arthroscopic surgery for FAI by a single fellowship-trained surgeon from January 2012 to January 2014 and had a minimum follow-up of 2 years were evaluated...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820271/cam-deformities-and-limited-hip-range-of-motion-are-associated-with-early-osteoarthritic-changes-in-adolescent-athletes-a-prospective-matched-cohort-study
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Cody C Wyles, Germán A Norambuena, Benjamin M Howe, Dirk R Larson, Bruce A Levy, Brandon J Yuan, Robert T Trousdale, Rafael J Sierra
BACKGROUND: The natural history of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) remains incompletely understood. In particular, there is limited documentation of joint damage in adolescent patients with limited range of motion (LROM) of the hip, which is commonly associated with FAI. PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiographs, and clinical examinations over 5 years in a group of athletes from a wide variety of sports with asymptomatic LROM of the hip compared with matched controls...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820128/molecular-antimicrobial-resistance-surveillance-for-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-northern-territory-australia
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David M Whiley, Ella Trembizki, Cameron Buckley, Kevin Freeman, Robert W Baird, Miles Beaman, Marcus Chen, Basil Donovan, Ratan L Kundu, Christopher K Fairley, Rebecca Guy, Tiffany Hogan, John M Kaldor, Mahdad Karimi, Athena Limnios, David G Regan, Nathan Ryder, Jiunn-Yih Su, James Ward, Monica M Lahra
Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a globally recognized health threat; new strategies are needed to enhance AMR surveillance. The Northern Territory of Australia is unique in that 2 different first-line therapies, based primarily on geographic location, are used for gonorrhea treatment. We tested 1,629 N. gonorrhoeae nucleic acid amplification test-positive clinical samples, collected from regions where ceftriaxone plus azithromycin or amoxicillin plus azithromycin are recommended first-line treatments, by using 8 N...
September 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819862/radiation-dose-with-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-compared-to-digital-mammography-per-view-analysis
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Gisella Gennaro, D Bernardi, N Houssami
OBJECTIVES: To compare radiation dose delivered by digital mammography (FFDM) and breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for a single view. METHODS: 4,780 FFDM and 4,798 DBT images from 1,208 women enrolled in a screening trial were used to ground dose comparison. Raw images were processed by an automatic software to determine volumetric breast density (VBD) and were used together with exposure data to compute the mean glandular dose (MGD) according to Dance's model. DBT and FFDM were compared in terms of operation of the automatic exposure control (AEC) and MGD level...
August 17, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819836/management-of-contralateral-breast-following-mastectomy-and-breast-reconstruction-using-a-mirror-adjustment-with-crescent-mastopexy-technique
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A Cogliandro, B Brunetti, Mauro Barone, G Favia, P Persichetti
INTRODUCTION: Heterologous breast reconstruction after mastectomy sometimes requires the management of the contralateral breast to achieve symmetric long lasting aesthetic results. Some techniques could be used for the symmetrization of contralateral breast with or without implants as breast augmentation, reduction mammoplasty, mastopexy, with T inverted, J, vertical, periareolar, semi-circular, or axillary scars. The aim of this study is to present the use of crescent mastopexy technique with implants in contralateral adjustment following monolateral breast reconstruction compared with a control group in which patients underwent other contralateral procedures...
August 17, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819763/factors-associated-with-teacher-delivery-of-a-classroom-based-tier-2-prevention-program
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Kevin S Sutherland, Maureen A Conroy, Bryce D McLeod, James Algina, Rachel L Kunemund
Teachers sometimes struggle to deliver evidence-based programs designed to prevent and ameliorate chronic problem behaviors of young children with integrity. Identifying factors associated with variations in the quantity and quality of delivery is thus an important goal for the field. This study investigated factors associated with teacher treatment integrity of BEST in CLASS, a tier-2 prevention program designed for young children at risk for developing emotional/behavioral disorders. Ninety-two early childhood teachers and 231 young children at-risk for emotional/behavioral disorders participated in the study...
August 17, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819694/thoracic-corpectomy-for-neoplastic-vertebral-bodies-using-a-navigated-lateral-extracavitary-approach-a-single-center-consecutive-case-series-technique-and-analysis
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Sebastian Hartmann, Christoph Wipplinger, Anja Tschugg, Pujan Kavakebi, Alexander Örley, Pierre Pascal Girod, Claudius Thomé
Thoracic myelopathy is often caused by vertebral body fractures resulting from neoplastic conditions, traumatic events, or infectious diseases. One of the preferred procedures for treating it is the lateral extracavitary approach (LECA) with single-level or multilevel decompressive corpectomy and reconstruction. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the thoracic lateral extracavitary approach with corpectomy using vertebral body replacement systems (VBR-S) and dorsal reconstruction. Twenty-four patients with metastatic or primary lesions of thoracic vertebrae T2-T12 underwent spinal decompression and ventral column reconstruction with correction of spinal deformity via a LECA...
August 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819693/the-mindmap-project-mental-well-being-in-urban-environments-design-and-first-results-of-a%C3%A2-survey-on-healthcare-planning-policies-strategies-and-programmes-that-address-mental-health-promotion-and-mental-disorder-prevention-for-older-people-in-europe
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L Neumann, U Dapp, W Jacobsen, F van Lenthe, W von Renteln-Kruse
BACKGROUND: The MINDMAP consortium (2016-2019) aims to identify opportunities provided by the urban environment for the promotion of mental well-being and functioning of older people in Europe by bringing together European cities with urban longitudinal ageing studies: GLOBE, HAPIEE, HUNT, LASA, LUCAS, RECORD, Rotterdam Study, Turin Study. A survey on mental healthcare planning policies and programmes dedicated to older persons covering the range from health promotion to need of nursing care was performed for profound data interpretation in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Helsinki, Kaunas, Krakow, London, Nord-Trøndelag, Paris, Prague, Rotterdam and Turin...
August 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819573/an-interstitial-4q-deletion-with-a-mosaic-complementary-ring-chromosome-in-a-child-with-dysmorphism-linear-skin-pigmentation-and-hepatomegaly
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J Carter, H Brittain, D Morrogh, N Lench, J J Waters
Interstitial deletions of 4q are rarely reported, vary in size, and have limited genotype-phenotype correlations. Here, genome-wide array CGH analysis identified a 21.6 Mb region of copy number loss at 4q12-q21.1 in a patient diagnosed with dysmorphism, linear skin pigmentation, and hepatomegaly. An additional small ring chromosome was detected in 5/30 cells examined via G-banding. Confirmation of the origin of the ring chromosome was obtained by FISH analysis which identified that the ring chromosome contained material from the deleted region of chromosome 4 and was therefore complementary to the 21...
2017: Case Reports in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819508/perceived-risk-of-reinfection-among-individuals-treated-for-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-northern-ethiopia-implication-for-use-in-clinical-practice
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Mache Tsadik, Yemane Berhane, Alemayehu Worku, Wondwossen Terefe
INTRODUCTION: The prevention of reinfection of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is highly dependent on the level of risk perception and the subsequent adoption of preventive behaviors. While perceived risk is assumed to be key to adoption of preventive measures, the evidence regarding the predictors of perceived risk to STI reinfection are limited. METHODS: This paper is based on a cross sectional facility based survey conducted in North Ethiopia from January to June; 2015...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818858/pai-1-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-expression-renders-alternatively-activated-human-macrophages-proteolytically-quiescent
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Philipp J Hohensinner, Johanna Baumgartner, Julia B Kral-Pointner, Pavel Uhrin, Benjamin Ebenbauer, Barbara Thaler, Konstantin Doberer, Stefan Stojkovic, Svitlana Demyanets, Michael B Fischer, Kurt Huber, Gernot Schabbauer, Walter S Speidl, Johann Wojta
OBJECTIVE: Macrophages are versatile immune cells capable of polarizing into functional subsets depending on environmental stimulation. In atherosclerotic lesions, proinflammatory polarized macrophages are associated with symptomatic plaques, whereas Th2 cytokine-polarized macrophages are inversely related with disease progression. To establish a functional cause for these observations, we analyzed extracellular matrix degradation phenotypes in polarized macrophages. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We provide evidence that proinflammatory polarized macrophages rely on membrane-bound proteases including matrix metalloproteinase 14 and the serine protease uPA (urokinase plasminogen activator) together with its receptor uPAR for extracellular matrix degradation...
August 17, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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