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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234944/investigating-the-mincing-method-for-isolation-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-from-pregnant-women-fat
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Yuan-Sheng Li, Pao-Jen Chen, Li-Wei Wu, Pei-Wen Chou, Li-Yi Sun, Tzyy-Wen Chiou
The success of stem cell application in regenerative medicine, usually require a stable source of stem or progenitor cells. Fat tissue represents a good source of stem cells because it is rich in stem cells and there are fewer ethical issues related to the use of such stem cells, unlike embryonic stem cells. Therefore, there has been increased interest in adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) for tissue engineering applications. Here, we aim to provide an easy processing method for isolating adult stem cells from human adipose tissue harvested from the subcutaneous fat of the abdominal wall during gynecologic surgery...
December 12, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232883/same-abbreviated-injury-scale-values-may-be-associated-with-different-risks-to-mortality-in-trauma-patients-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-study-based-on-the-trauma-registry-system-in-a-level-i-trauma-center
#2
Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Shao-Chun Wu, Pao-Jen Kuo, Yi-Chun Chen, Peng-Chen Chien, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Ching-Hua Hsieh
The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) measures injury severity of a trauma patient with a numeric method for ranking anatomy-based specific injuries. The summation of the squares of the three most severe injuries in the AIS of six predefined body regions comprises the Injury Severity Score (ISS). It assumes that the mortality of a given AIS value is similar across all body regions. However, such an assumption is less explored in the literature. In this study, we aimed to compare the mortality rates of the patients with the same AIS value in different injured body regions in a level I trauma center...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225443/perceived-stress-in-black-and-latino-male-firefighters-associations-with-risk-and-protective-factors
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Consuelo Arbona, Christine Pao, Amanda Long, Norma Olvera
Objective: To compare the prevalence of work-related protective and risk factors among Black and Latino male firefighters and to examine the association of these factors to perceived stress among both ethnic groups. Design Setting Participants: Participants included 1,036 male, career firefighters who self-identified as Black (n=477) or Latino (n=559) from a large fire department in a major metropolitan city in the southwestern United States. As part of a department-wide suicide prevention program conducted in 2008, participants completed an anonymous and voluntary mental health needs survey...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221201/functional-fgfr4-gly388arg-polymorphism-contributes-to-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-susceptibility
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Chia-Hsuan Chou, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Chun-Yi Chuang, Jen-Tsun Lin, Chia-Ming Yeh, Pao-Yu Tseng, Shun-Fa Yang, Mu-Kuan Chen, Chiao-Wen Lin
Aberrations of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) genomic region include amplification of FGFR4, activation of FGFR4 kinase domain mutations, and overexpression of FGFR4, which lead to sustained cell proliferation and contribute to tumor development. However, the association between FGFR4 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and risk of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) remains to be determined. We investigated the relationships between FGFR4 genetic polymorphisms, OSCC development and clinicopathological variables...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221152/distal-embolization-versus-combined-embolization-techniques-for-blunt-splenic-injuries-comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-complications
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Yon-Cheong Wong, Cheng-Hsien Wu, Li-Jen Wang, Huan-Wu Chen, Kuo-Ching Yuan, Being-Chuan Lin, Yu-Pao Hsu, Shih-Ching Kang
Comparable failure rates of distal or proximal transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) techniques for blunt splenic injuries have been reported. This study is to investigate the efficacy and complication of combining both TAE techniques. We included 26 patients of blunt splenic injuries for TAE therapy and randomized them into distal TAE and combined TAE groups. A prospective study was performed to compare their demographics, clinical parameters, hemograms, post-TAE splenic infarct volumes, splenic abscess and pancreatitis between the two groups...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216408/a-cold-responsive-erf-from-medicago-falcata-confers-cold-tolerance-by-up-regulation-of-polyamine-turnover-antioxidant-protection-and-proline-accumulation
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Chunliu Zhuo, Lu Liang, Yaqing Zhao, Zhenfei Guo, Shaoyun Lu
ERF subfamily transcription factors play an important role in plant abiotic and biotic stress tolerance. A cold responsive ethylene responsive factor (ERF), MfERF1, was isolated from Medicago falcata, an important forage legume that has great cold tolerance. Overexpression of MfERF1 resulted in an increased tolerance to freezing and chilling in transgenic tobacco plants, while down-regulation of the ortholog of MfERF1 in M. truncatula resulted in reduced freezing tolerance in RNAi plants. Higher transcript levels of some stress responsive genes (CHN50, OSM, ERD10C, and SAMS) and those involved in spermidine (Spd) and spermine (Spm) synthesis (SAMDC1, SAMDC2, SPDS1, SPDS2, and SPMS) and catabolism (PAO) were observed in transgenic plants than in WT...
December 7, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215581/stress-induced-hyperglycemia-in-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-analysis-to-explore-the-definition-based-on-the-trauma-registry-data
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Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Shao-Chun Wu, Yi-Chun Chen, Peng-Chen Chien, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Pao-Jen Kuo, Ching-Hua Hsieh
Background: The diagnosis of diabetic hyperglycemia (DH) does not preclude a diabetes patient from having a stress-induced hyperglycemic response. This study aimed to define the optimal level of elevated glucose concentration for determining the occurrence of stress-induced hyperglycemia (SIH) in patients with diabetes. Methods: This retrospective study reviewed the data of all hospitalized trauma patients, in a Level I trauma center, from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2016. Only adult patients aged ≥20 years, with available data on serum glucose and glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels upon admission, were included in the study...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200916/study-on-tullbergiidae-of-tibet-china-i-metaphorura-mesaphorura-and-prabhergia-hexapoda-collembola
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Yun Bu, Yan Gao
The Tullbergiidae of Tibet is studied for the first time and the genus Metaphorura Bagnall, 1936 is firstly recorded in China. Metaphorura motuoensissp. n. from southeastern Tibet is described and illustrated. It is characterized by the presence of 1+1 pseudocelli on thoracic segment I, few vesicles (14 -16) on PAO, pseudocellar formula as 11/111/11111, all pseudocelli of type II, setae p4 on abdominal segment V as microsetae, weakly differentiated sensory seta p3 on abdominal segment V, absence of median process on Abd VI...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200486/a-minimally-invasive-technique-using-a-modified-stoppa-approach-for-periacetabular-osteotomy-a-preliminary-cadaveric-study
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Turgut Akgul, Osman Coskun, Murat Korkmaz, Ilke Ali Gurses, Cengiz Sen, Ozcan Gayretli
Background: Developmental hip dysplasia is diagnosed when the femoral head is not sufficiently covered by the acetabulum. Anterior and lateral cover deficiency is seen, as a result a dysplastic hip joint. Various incision modifications have been developed because of the muscle dissection and wide wound scar in Smith-Peterson incision, which was originally used in Bernese osteotomy. This study evaluates applicability of the modified Stoppa approach in the performance of Bernese periacetabular osteotomy (PAO)...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192736/operative-findings-and-complications-associated-with-adjunctive-hip-arthroscopy-in-95-hips-undergoing-periacetabular-osteotomy
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Gregory Maxwell Gosey, Michael P Muldoon, Robert M Healey, Richard F Santore
PURPOSE: to report our initial experience with adjunctive hip arthroscopy and periacetabular osteotomy (PAO). METHODS: Retrospective review of patients who underwent PAO and ipsilateral hip arthroscopy between 2003 and 2013. Indications for arthroscopy were mechanical symptoms and/or positive magnetic resonance imaging to suggest intra-articular pathology including chondrolabral lesions, ligamentum teres tears and hypertrophy, and synovitis. Preoperative Tönnis arthritis grades, age, sex, operative findings and treatment, complications, and, if available, hip survival were recorded...
December 1, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188423/augmented-marker-tracking-for-peri-acetabular-osteotomy-surgery
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Silvio Pflugi, Rakesh Vasireddy, Till Lerch, Timo M Ecker, Moritz Tannast, Nane Boemke, Klaus Siebenrock, Guoyan Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To develop a hybrid augmented marker-based navigation system for acetabular reorientation during peri-acetabular osteotomy (PAO). METHODS: The system consists of a tracking unit attached to the patient's pelvis, augmented marker attached to the acetabular fragment and a host computer to do all the computations and visualization. The augmented marker is comprised of an external planar Aruco marker facing toward the tracking unit and an internal inertial measurement unit (IMU) to measure its orientation...
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187291/patient-reported-outcomes-in-patients-who-undergo-total-hip-arthroplasty-after-periacetabular-osteotomy
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Yusuke Osawa, Yukiharu Hasegawa, Taisuke Seki, Yasuhiko Takegami, Takafumi Amano, Naoki Ishiguro
BACKGROUND: There has been constant discussion about whether the clinical outcome of THA after periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is equivalent to that after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). However, there have been few reports about patient-reported outcomes (PRO) for those who undergo THA after PAO. We compared the pre- and postoperative PRO of patients who underwent THA after PAO and those who underwent primary THA alone. METHODS: We performed a case-control study...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172896/tai-chi-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-a-pilot-study
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Pao-Feng Tsai, Stephanie Kitch, Jason Y Chang, G Andrew James, Patricia Dubbert, J Vincent Roca, Cheralyn H Powers
PURPOSE: Explore the feasibility of a Tai Chi intervention to improve musculoskeletal pain, emotion, cognition, and physical function in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder. DESIGN: Two-phase, one-arm quasi-experimental design. METHOD: Phase 1: 11 participants completed one Tai Chi session, feasibility questionnaire, and were offered participation in Phase 2, a 12-week Tai Chi intervention. Ten participants participated in Phase 2...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171251/monolithically-integrated-si-on-aln-mid-infrared-photonic-chips-for-real-time-and-label-free-chemical-sensing
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Tiening Jin, Hao-Yu Greg Lin, Pao Tai Lin
Chip-scale chemical sensors were demonstrated using optical waveguides consisting of amorphous silicon (a-Si) and aluminum nitride (AlN). The mid-Infrared (mid-IR) transparent AlN thin film was prepared by room temperature sputtering that exhibited a high Al:N elemental homogeneity. The Si-on-AlN waveguides were fabricated by complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) process. A sharp fundamental mode and low optical loss of 2.21 dB/cm were obtained. Label-free chemical identification and real-time monitoring were performed by scanning the mode spectrum while the waveguide was exposed to various chemicals...
November 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169587/multimorbidity-and-perceived-stress-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-among-older-adults-across-six-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Brendon Stubbs, Davy Vancampfort, Nicola Veronese, Patricia Schofield, Pao-Yen Lin, Ping-Tao Tseng, Marco Solmi, Trevor Thompson, André F Carvalho, Ai Koyanagi
BACKGROUND: Stress in chronic conditions or multimorbidity (≥2 chronic conditions) has been reported to affect clinical outcomes but there are no studies on the association between stress and chronic conditions/multimorbidity among older adults in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Thus, we investigated this association among adults aged ≥50 years across six LMICs. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis using data from the World Health Organization's Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa) was conducted...
January 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167620/obstructive-sleep-apnea-independently-increases-the-incidence-of-heart-failure-and-major-adverse-cardiac-events-a-retrospective-population-based-follow-up-study
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Yu-Sheng Lin, Pi-Hua Liu, Pao-Hsien Chu
Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in heart failure (HF) patients and exacerbates the outcome of this chronic disease. However, the frequency of HF arising from OSA is varied, with little supporting literature. Here, we aimed to clarify the incidence risk of HF and major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) in OSA patients from the Taiwan large database. Methods and Results: From 2000-2010, a total of 2699 newly diagnosed OSA patients after polysomnographic study and 13,490 non-OSA patients utilizing 1:5 matching was enrolled and followed to 2011...
November 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167609/the-application-and-future-of-big-database-studies-in-cardiology-a-single-center-experience
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REVIEW
Kuang-Tso Lee, Ai-Ling Hour, Ben-Chang Shia, Pao-Hsien Chu
As medical research techniques and quality have improved, it is apparent that cardiovascular problems could be better resolved by more strict experiment design. In fact, substantial time and resources should be expended to fulfill the requirements of high quality studies. Many worthy ideas and hypotheses were unable to be verified or proven due to ethical or economic limitations. In recent years, new and various applications and uses of databases have received increasing attention. Important information regarding certain issues such as rare cardiovascular diseases, women's heart health, post-marketing analysis of different medications, or a combination of clinical and regional cardiac features could be obtained by the use of rigorous statistical methods...
November 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167068/three-dimensional-morphology-of-lunate-surface-in-hip-dysplasia-theoretical-implications-for-periacetabular-osteotomy
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Meng Xu, Yanbing Wang, Lei Zhong, Yang Song, Jianlin Xiao, Yu Sun, Wei Li, Zhe Zhu, Xin Zhao, Jincheng Wang
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate three-dimensional morphology of acetabular lunate surface in patients with dysplastic hip using three-dimensional computed tomography (CT), and to compare the lunate surface morphology between the normal and dysplastic hips. METHODS: Sixty seven dysplastic hips in symptomatic patients and 61 normal hips in healthy volunteers who underwent three-dimensional CT scanning were included in this study. The size and shape of the lunate surface was measured with a fully automated imaging technique using Mimics16...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166994/biological-phosphorus-recovery-review-of-current-progress-and-future-needs
#19
Yu Yang, Xu Shi, Wendy Ballent, Brooke K Mayer
  This review summarizes the main species of polyphosphate accumulating organisms (PAOs) and algae, illustrates their pathways and key enzymes, discusses biological phosphorous (P) recovery from dilute waters, and identifies research avenues to encourage adoption and implementation. Phylogenic analysis indicates that the Proteobacteria phylum plays an important role in enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR). The use of meta-transcriptome analysis and single cell-based techniques to help overcome the challenges associated with non-PAO competition was discussed...
December 1, 2017: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166710/-effects-of-hydrogen-on-the-lung-damage-of-mice-at-early-stage-of-severe-burn
#20
C Qin, Y X Bian, T T Feng, J H Zhang, Y H Yu
Objective: To investigate the effects of hydrogen on the lung damage of mice at early stage of severe burn. Methods: One hundred and sixty ICR mice were divided into sham injury, hydrogen, pure burn, and burn+ hydrogen groups according to the random number table, with 40 mice in each group. Mice in pure burn group and burn+ hydrogen group were inflicted with 40% total body surface area full-thickness scald (hereafter referred to as burn) on the back, while mice in sham injury group and hydrogen group were sham injured...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
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