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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526284/low-bone-mineral-density-may-be-associated-with-long-term-risk-of-cancer-in-the-middle-aged-population-a-retrospective-observational-study-from-a-single-center
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Hsin-Fu Lee, Chiao-En Wu, Yu-Sheng Lin, Jaw-Shan Hwang, Chu-Hua Wu, Pao-Hsien Chu
BACKGROUND: It is generally understood that cancer patients are at an increased risk for osteoporosis. Additionally, recent studies have suggested a shared pathophysiological mechanism between the development of cancer and osteoporosis. The purpose of this investigation was to investigate whether low bone mineral density is associated with cancer risk. METHODS: We enrolled 8780 subjects who underwent dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and cancer screening from January 1, 2008-December 31, 2012 from a cohort selected from Chang Gung Health Care Center in Taiwan...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525667/functional-results-in-periacetabular-osteotomy-is-it-possible-to-obtain-a-normal-gait-after-the-surgery
#2
Aydın Gahramanov, Fatma İnanıcı, Ömür Çağlar, Cemalettin Aksoy, Ahmet Mazhar Tokgözoğlu, Senem Güner, Aysun Baki, Bülent Atilla
INTRODUCTION: Gait analysis is one of the poorly understood dimensions of the functional results obtained after periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) due to dysplasia of the hip. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Spatiotemporal parameters as well as coronal and sagittal plane kinematics and moments were compared among three demographically similar groups of subjects: (i) 23 patients with excellent results according to the Harris Hip Score (HHS) (mean 6.6 years of follow-up); (ii) 12 patients with good and fair results according to the HHS (mean 9...
May 19, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524209/understanding-the-biomimetic-properties-of-gallium-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-an-xas-and-xps-study
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F Porcaro, C Bonchi, A Ugolini, E Frangipani, G Polzonetti, P Visca, C Meneghini, C Battocchio
Pyochelin (PCH) is a siderophore (extracellular chelator) produced by the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PAO). PCH is implicated in iron (Fe(3+)) transport to PAO, and is crucial for its metabolism and pathogenicity. Due to the chemical similarity with Fe(3+), gallium (Ga(3+)) interferes with vital iron-dependent processes in bacterial cells, thereby opening new perspectives for the design of specific metal-based antibacterial drugs. However, the structural basis for the Fe(3+)-mimetic properties of Ga(3+) complexed with the PCH siderophore is still lacking...
May 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523821/risk-factors-for-early-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder
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Shang-Ying Tsai, Chao-Hsien Lee, Pao-Huan Chen, Kuo-Hsuan Chung, Shou-Hung Huang, Chian-Jue Kuo, Wen-Cheng Wu
AIM: We attempted to determine risk factors, particularly pathophysiological changes, for the early cardiovascular mortality in bipolar disorder. METHODS: A total of 5416 in-patients with bipolar I disorder were retrospectively followed through record linkage for cause of death. A total of 35 patients dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD, ICD 9: 401-443) before the age of 65 years were identified. Two living bipolar patients and two mentally healthy adults were matched with each one deceased patient as control subjects according to age (±2 years), sex, and date (±3 years) of the final/index admission or the date of general health screening...
May 18, 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522271/medroxyprogesterone-acetate-drives-m2-macrophage-differentiation-toward-a-phenotype-of-decidual-macrophage
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Yung-Chieh Tsai, Joseph T Tseng, Chia-Yih Wang, Mei-Tsz Su, Jyun-Yuan Huang, Pao-Lin Kuo
M1 macrophage differentiation plays a crucial role in enhanced inflammation during pregnancy, which may lead to pregnancy complications. Therefore, modulation of macrophage differentiation toward the M2 phenotype is desirable to ensure a successful pregnancy. Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) is a potent progestin with an anti-inflammatory property, but its effect on macrophage differentiation is unknown. This study aimed to examine whether MPA can induce an M2 macrophage differentiation by using the human monocytes cell line THP-1 or primary monocytes...
May 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520954/h2b-ubiquitylation-and-the-histone-chaperone-asf1-cooperatively-mediate-the-formation-and-maintenance-of-heterochromatin-silencing
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Meng-Ying Wu, Chia-Yeh Lin, Hsin-Yi Tseng, Fei-Man Hsu, Pao-Yang Chen, Cheng-Fu Kao
Heterochromatin is a heritable form of gene repression, with critical roles in development and cell identity. Understanding how chromatin factors results in such repression is a fundamental question. Chromatin is assembled and disassembled during transcription, replication and repair by anti-silencing function 1 (Asf1), a highly conserved histone chaperone. Transcription and DNA replication are also affected by histone modifications that modify nucleosome dynamics, such as H2B ubiquitylation (H2Bub). We report here that H2Bub and Asf1 cooperatively promote transcriptional silencing at yeast telomeres and mating loci...
May 17, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510192/phellinus-noxius-molecular-diversity-among-isolates-from-taiwan-and-its-phylogenetic-relationship-with-other-species-of-phellinus-based-on-sequences-of-the-its-region
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Jyh-Nong Tsai, Pao-Jen Ann, Ruey-Fen Liou, Wen-Hsui Hsieh, Wen-Hsiung Ko
BACKGROUND: Analysis of phylogenetic relationship of 91 isolates of Phellinus noxius obtained from 46 plant species in Taiwan did not show distinct grouping based on ITS sequences. RESULTS: However, the ITS nucleotides showed 20 different kinds of variations including single nucleotide polymorphisms, deletion and insertion in ITS1 and ITS2, but none in 5.8 S. The Taiwanese isolates of P. noxius were dividable into long (type L), median (type M) and short (type S) groups based on ITS sequence length...
December 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507556/differential-effects-of-phosphatidylinositol-4-kinase-pi4k-and-3-kinase-pi3k-inhibitors-on-stomatal-responses-to-environmental-signals
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Sho Takahashi, Keina Monda, Takumi Higaki, Mimi Hashimoto-Sugimoto, Juntaro Negi, Seiichiro Hasezawa, Koh Iba
Specific cellular components including products of phosphatidylinositol (PI) metabolism play an important role as signaling molecules in stomatal responses to environmental signals. In this study, pharmacological inhibitors of a set of cellular components, including PI4-kinase (PI4K) and PI3K, were used to investigate stomatal closure in response to CO2, darkness, and abscisic acid (ABA). Treatment with PAO, a specific inhibitor of PI4K, specifically inhibited the stomatal response to CO2 compared with that to darkness and ABA...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506544/development-of-the-vanderbilt-assessment-for-delirium-in-infants-and-children-to-standardize-pediatric-delirium-assessment-by-psychiatrists
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Maalobeeka Gangopadhyay, Heidi Smith, Maryland Pao, Gabrielle Silver, Deepmala Deepmala, Claire De Souza, Georgina Garcia, Lisa Giles, Danica Denton, Natalie Jacobowski, Pratik Pandharipande, Catherine Fuchs
BACKGROUND: Pediatric delirium assessment is complicated by variations in baseline language and cognitive skills, impairment during illness, and absence of pediatric-specific modifiers within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders delirium criterion. OBJECTIVE: To develop a standardized approach to pediatric delirium assessment by psychiatrists. METHODS: A multidisciplinary group of clinicians used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criterion as the foundation for the Vanderbilt Assessment for Delirium in Infants and Children (VADIC)...
March 15, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496434/a-critical-assessment-of-the-microorganisms-proposed-to-be-important-to-enhanced-biological-phosphorus-removal-in-full-scale-wastewater-treatment-systems
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Mikkel Stokholm-Bjerregaard, Simon J McIlroy, Marta Nierychlo, Søren M Karst, Mads Albertsen, Per H Nielsen
Understanding the microbiology of phosphorus (P) removal is considered essential to knowledge-based optimization of enhanced biological P removal (EBPR) systems. Biological P removal is achieved in these systems by promoting the growth of organisms collectively known as the polyphosphate accumulating organisms (PAOs). Also considered important to EBPR are the glycogen accumulating organisms (GAOs), which are theorized to compete with the PAOs for resources at the expense of P removal efficiency. Numerous studies have sought to identify the PAOs and their GAOs competitors, with several candidates proposed for each over the last few decades...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486894/a-snapshot-of-the-oxygenation-of-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-one-australian-intensive-care-unit
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D Dennis, L Torre, S Baker, T Hebden-Todd
Hyperoxaemia in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) has been found to be an independent predictor of worse outcome and in-hospital mortality in some conditions. Data suggests that a fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO<sub>2</sub>) of 0.4 or lower may produce hyperoxaemia although it is commonly accepted without adjustment in ventilator settings. The primary aim of this study was to observe current practice at one Australian tertiary intensive care unit (ICU) with regard to prescription and titration of oxygen (O<sub>2</sub>) in patients undergoing MV, in particular whether they received higher FiO<sub>2</sub> than required according to arterial blood gas (ABG) results, and whether there was FiO<sub>2</sub> titration as a response to initial ABG results during the 12 hours following...
May 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486166/cooperation-between-candidatus-competibacter-and-candidatus-accumulibacter-clade-i-in-denitrification-and-phosphate-removal-processes
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F J Rubio-Rincón, C M Lopez-Vazquez, L Welles, M C M van Loosdrecht, D Brdjanovic
Although simultaneous P-removal and nitrate reduction has been observed in laboratory studies as well as full-scale plants, there are contradictory reports on the ability of PAO I to efficiently use nitrate as electron acceptor. Such discrepancy could be due to other microbial groups performing partial denitrification from nitrate to nitrite. The denitrification capacities of two different cultures, a highly enriched PAO I and a PAO I-GAO cultures were assessed through batch activity tests conducted before and after acclimatization to nitrate...
May 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482421/-effect-of-home-noninvasive-positive-pressure-ventilation-on-patients-with-severe-stable-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Y Liu, B Dai, J Su, Y Peng, W Tan, H W Zhao
Objective: To evaluate the effect of home noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) on patients with severe stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) by meta-analysis. Methods: The data of this meta-analysis was retrieved from the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, Wanfang, Weipu and CNKI databases from January 1980 to January 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on comparison of the effect of home NPPV in patients with severe stable COPD were enrolled. The enrolled data were divided into different subgroups in terms of the levels of inspiratory positive airway pressure(IPAP), different duration of ventilation per day, and different levels of baseline hypercapnia on change in PaCO(2)...
May 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482383/-efficacy-of-continuous-blood-purification-in-treatment-of-severe-acute-pancreatitis-in-children
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Y Zhu, Y Cui, Y C Zhang, H J Miao, F Wang, R X Chen, Q F Rong
Objective: To explore the therapeutic role of bedside continuous blood purification(CBP) in children with severe acute pancreatitis(SAP). Method: The clinical and laboratory data of 11 children with SAP who were admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of Shanghai Children's Hospital from June 2013 to May 2016 were analyzed, including using pediatric critical illness score (PCIS) and pediatric risk of score mortality (PRISM)-Ⅲ score to assessing the severity of the disease.For those patients with severe organ dysfunction, CBP treatment was used when conventional therapy was not efficient...
May 4, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482381/-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-ventilation-in-children-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-under-five-years-of-age-a-prospective-multi-center-clinical-study
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J Liu, Q Wang, S Y Qian, W M Xu, L L Li, L M Ning, X X Ren, F Lyu, Y B Cheng, L J Gao, C F Liu, W Xu, L Pei, G P Lu, W M Chen
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children under five years of age and analyze the safety and efficiency of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) ventilation for CAP in this population. Method: This was a prospective multicenter study. Children who were admitted to these six centers with CAP and met the NCPAP ventilation indications, aged from 29 d to 5 years, were continuously included during November 2013 to October 2015. The baseline data were collected and NCPAP ventilation were then followed up by operation standards, and the vital signs and arterial blood gas change at special time points were observed and recorded...
May 4, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480166/albuterol-as-an-adjunctive-treatment-to-enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-infantile-onset-pompe-disease
#16
Yin-Hsiu Chien, Wuh-Liang Hwu, Ni-Chung Lee, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Dwight D Koeberl, Wen-Hui Tsai, Pao-Chin Chiu, Chaw-Liang Chang
BACKGROUND: Early initiation of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with recombinant human acid alpha-glucosidase is an effective treatment for patients with infantile-onset Pompe disease (IOPD) but cannot prevent a slow progression of myopathy. Albuterol has been shown to be helpful in adult patients with Pompe disease, and therefore, we administered an open-label adjunctive therapy with albuterol in IOPD patients undergoing ERT. METHODS: Fourteen patients, aged 2 to 12 years, were enrolled in this study; all of them had a disease onset before 12 months of life, and 13 of them were ambulatory because of early initiation of ERT...
June 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473184/data-sharing-a-new-editorial-initiative-of-the-international-committee-of-medical-journal-editors-implications-for-the-editors-network
#17
Fernando Alfonso, Karlen Adamyan, Jean-Yves Artigou, Michael Aschermann, Michael Boehm, Alfonso Buendia, Pao-Hsien Chu, Ariel Cohen, Livio Dei Cas, Mirza Dilic, Anton Doubell, Dario Echeverri, Nuray Enç, Ignacio Ferreira-González, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Andreas Flammer, Eckart Fleck, Plamen Gatzov, Carmen Ginghina, Lino Goncalves, Habib Haouala, Mahmoud Hassanein, Gerd Heusch, Kurt Huber, Ivan Hulín, Mario Ivanusa, Rungroj Krittayaphong, Chu-Pak Lau, Germanas Marinskis, François Mach, Luiz Felipe Moreira, Tuomo Nieminen, Latifa Oukerraj, Stefan Perings, Luc Pierard, Tatjana Potpara, Walter Reyes-Caorsi, Se-Joong Rim, Olaf Rødevand, Georges Saade, Mikael Sander, Evgeny Shlyakhto, Bilgin Timuralp, Dimitris Tousoulis, Dilek Ural, J J Piek, Albert Varga, Thomas F Lüscher
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) provides recommendations to improve the editorial standards and scientific quality of biomedical journals. These recommendations range from uniform technical requirements to more complex and elusive editorial issues including ethical aspects of the scientific process. Recently, registration of clinical trials, conflicts of interest disclosure, and new criteria for authorship - emphasizing the importance of responsibility and accountability -, have been proposed...
April 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472824/contrast-gain-control-determines-global-form-percept-in-tripole-glass-patterns
#18
Yih-Shiuan Lin, Pao-Chou Cho, Chien-Chung Chen
A Glass pattern consists of randomly distributed dot pairs, or dipoles, whose orientation is determined by a geometric transform that defines the global percept for this pattern. The perception of Glass patterns involves a local process to associate paired dots into dipoles and a global process to group the dipoles into a global structure. We used a variant of Glass patterns consisting of tripoles instead of dipoles to estimate the effect of luminance contrast on the global form percept. In each tripole, an anchor dot and two context dots formed the vertices of an equilateral triangle with the anchor dot pointing toward the center of the display...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454072/fluorescent-coumarin-based-probe-for-cysteine-and-homocysteine-with-live-cell-application
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Ling-Fang Wei, Natesan Thirumalaivasan, Yu-Cheng Liao, Shu-Pao Wu
Cysteine (Cys) and homocysteine (Hcy) are two of important biological thiols and function as important roles in several biological processes. The development of Cys and Hcy probes will help to explore the functions of biothiols in biological systems. In this work, a new coumarin-based probe AC, containing an acryloyl moiety, was developed for Cys and Hcy detection in cells. Cys and Hcy undergo a nucleophilic addition and subsequent cyclization reaction to remove to the acryloyl group and yield a fluorescent product, 7-hydroxylcomuarin...
April 20, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452906/reversible-pisa-syndrome-induced-by-rivastigmine-in-a-patient-with-early-onset-alzheimer-disease
#20
Chih-Wei Hsu, Yu Lee, Chun-Yi Lee, Pao-Yen Lin
Pisa syndrome (PS) is a state of dystonic muscle contraction with a marked truncal deviation to one side. It is an uncommon adverse effect of antipsychotic drugs, but is rarely reported in patients receiving acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, especially rivastigmine. We present a 57-year-old female patient with Alzheimer disease who began to develop symptoms of dementia at the age of 51 years. She was observed to have symptoms of PS after continuous use of rivastigmine (9 mg/d) for nearly 2 years. The PS symptoms improved after the dose of rivastigmine was reduced but recurred when the dose was added back to 9 mg/d...
May 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
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