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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432573/clinical-outcomes-in-trials-evaluating-lipid-lowering-drugs
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REVIEW
Julie Butters, Alex Brown, Liddy Griffith, Susan Kim, Stephen J Nicholls
While statins have formed the cornerstone of strategies for cardiovascular prevention, the residual risk related to low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and other lipoprotein factors provides a landscape for development of new therapies. However, a number of lipid-modifying therapies have failed to reduce cardiovascular event rates in contemporary clinical trials of statin-treated patients. The factors considered in outcome measure selection for clinical trials of novel lipid-lowering therapies are reviewed...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431261/dietary-patterns-and-depression-risk-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ye Li, Mei-Rong Lv, Yan-Jin Wei, Ling Sun, Ji-Xiang Zhang, Huai-Guo Zhang, Bin Li
Although some studies have reported potential associations of dietary patterns with depression risk, a consistent perspective hasn't been estimated to date. Therefore, we conducted this meta-analysis to evaluate the relation between dietary patterns and the risk of depression. A literature research was conducted searching MEDLINE and EMBASE databases up to September 2016. In total, 21 studies from ten countries met the inclusion criteria and were included in the present meta-analysis. A dietary pattern characterized by a high intakes of fruit, vegetables, whole grain, fish, olive oil, low-fat dairy and antioxidants and low intakes of animal foods was apparently associated with a decreased risk of depression...
April 11, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431184/congener-specific-disposition-of-chiral-polychlorinated-biphenyls-in-lactating-mice-and-their-offspring-implications-for-pcb-developmental-neurotoxicity
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Izabela Kania-Korwel, Tracy Lukasiewicz, Christopher D Barnhart, Marianna Stamou, Haeun Chung, Kevin M Kelly, Stelvio Bandiera, Pamela J Lein, Hans-Joachim Lehmler
Chiral polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners have been implicated by laboratory and epidemiological studies in PCB developmental neurotoxicity. These congeners are metabolized by cytochrome P450 (P450) enzymes to potentially neurotoxic hydroxylated metabolites (OH-PCBs). The present study explores the enantioselective disposition and toxicity of two environmentally relevant, neurotoxic PCB congeners and their OH-PCB metabolites in lactating mice and their offspring following dietary exposure of the dam. Female C57BL/6N mice (8 weeks old) were fed daily, beginning two weeks prior to conception and continuing throughout gestation and lactation, with 3...
April 14, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430776/aminoazo-dye-protein-adduct-enhances-inhibitory-effect-on-digestibility-and-damages-to-gastro-duodenal-hepatic-axis
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Li-Yun Lin, Chiung-Chi Peng, Yeh Chen, Boa-Chan Huang, Chun Chao Chang, Robert Y Peng
4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene (DAB, methyl yellow, or butter yellow), a human carcinogen, has been banned for use in foods since 1988. In 2014, DAB adulteration in Tofu occurred in Taiwan. We hypothesize that DAB can form [DAB•SBP]adduct adduct with soybean protein (SBP) which could damage Gastro-Duodenal-Hepatic axis. Sprague-Dawley rats gavage fed [DAB•SBP]adduct adduct revealed severely reduced body weight and damaged duodenum, liver, hepatic mitochondria, and spleen. Hepatic levels of glutathione and ATP were severely reduced...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410857/measuring-participant-effort-in-a-depression-prevention-trial-who-engages-in-problem-solving-therapy
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Sarah T Stahl, Steven M Albert, Mary Amanda Dew, Stewart Anderson, Jordan F Karp, Ariel G Gildengers, Meryl A Butters, Charles F Reynolds
OBJECTIVE: To determine the acceptability of clinical interventions for depression prevention, identification of clinical characteristics associated with intervention engagement is needed. The purpose of this study is to describe levels and correlates of participant engagement in Problem Solving Therapy (PST) in adults 60 and older with subthreshold depression. METHODS: As part of a clinical trial to prevent depression among older adults with subthreshold depression, participants who were randomized to receive PST completed 6-8 sessions in which they learned skills to solve self-selected problems that were contributing to stress and reduced quality of life...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405988/a-study-of-salt-and-fat-consumption-pattern-in-regional-indian-diet-among-hypertensive-and-dyslipidemic-patients-script-study
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Dayanand Kumbla, Mala Dharmalingam, Kalpesh Dalvi, Saumitra Ray, Mahesh K Shah, Sanjay Gupta, S Sadhanandham, A K Ajmani, Sanjay Nag, Srinivas Murthy, Mohana Murugan, Abhijit Trailokya, Tushar Fegade
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are leading cause of mortality and morbidity. There is an increasing prevalence of hypertension and dyslipidemia due to globalization and adoption of westernized dietary habits in India. These transitions are manifest in dietary patterns and health outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To study the dietary salt and fat intake among patients diagnosed with hypertension and dyslipidemia in India. METHODS: SCRIPT study was a pilot exploratory, cross-sectional, observational, descriptive, multi-center study...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398556/prognosis-associated-with-redo-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-following-complete-device-and-lead-extraction-due-to-device-related-infection
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Martin Seifert, Viviane Moeller, Anita Arya, Thomas Schau, Frank Hoelschermann, Christian Butter
Aims: An increase in the number of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantations worldwide has led to a consequent increase in the number of infections associated with the device, making extraction of the CRT device inevitable. Redo CRT implantation after treatment and recovery following device extraction is challenging. This study aimed to evaluate the success rate, complications, and long-term prognosis of redo CRT implantation, including the rates of subclavian, cava, and coronary sinus (CS) vein thrombosis as well as re-infection...
April 6, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395822/ultra-stable-self-foaming-oils
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Bernard P Binks, Ioannis Marinopoulos
This paper is concerned with the foaming of a range of fats in the absence of added foaming agent/emulsifier. By controlling the temperature on warming from the solid or cooling from the melt, crystals of high melting triglycerides form in a continuous phase of low melting triglycerides. Such crystal dispersions in oil can be aerated to produce whipped oils of high foamability and extremely high stability. The foams do not exhibit drainage and bubbles neither coarsen nor coalesce as they become coated with solid crystals...
May 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381614/dynamic-rna-protein-interactions-underlie-the-zebrafish-maternal-to-zygotic-transition
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Vladimir Despic, Mario Dejung, Mengting Gu, Jayanth Krishnan, Jing Zhang, Lydia Herzel, Korinna Straube, Mark B Gerstein, Falk Butter, Karla M Neugebauer
During the maternal-to-zygotic transition (MZT), transcriptionally silent embryos rely on post-transcriptional regulation of maternal mRNAs until zygotic genome activation (ZGA). RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) are important regulators of post-transcriptional RNA processing events, yet their identities and functions during developmental transitions in vertebrates remain largely unexplored. Using mRNA interactome capture, we identified 227 RBPs in zebrafish embryos before and during ZGA, hereby named the zebrafish MZT mRNA-bound proteome...
April 5, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381612/the-developmental-proteome-of-drosophila-melanogaster
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Nuria Casas-Vila, Alina Bluhm, Sergi Sayols, Nadja Dinges, Mario Dejung, Tina Altenhein, Dennis Kappei, Benjamin Altenhein, Jean-Yves Roignant, Falk Butter
Drosophila melanogaster is a widely used genetic model organism in developmental biology. While this model organism has been intensively studied at RNA level, a comprehensive proteomic study covering the complete life cycle is still missing. Here, we apply label-free quantitative proteomics to explore proteome remodeling across Drosophila's life cycle, resulting in 7,952 proteins, and provide a high temporal-resolved embryogenesis proteome of 5,458 proteins. Our proteome data enabled us to monitor isoform-specific expression of 34 genes during development, to identify the pseudogene Cyp9fpsi as a protein-coding gene and to obtain evidence of 268 small proteins...
April 5, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376776/the-ecouter-methodology-for-stakeholder-engagement-in-translational-research
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Madeleine J Murtagh, Joel T Minion, Andrew Turner, Rebecca C Wilson, Mwenza Blell, Cynthia Ochieng, Barnaby Murtagh, Stephanie Roberts, Oliver W Butters, Paul R Burton
BACKGROUND: Because no single person or group holds knowledge about all aspects of research, mechanisms are needed to support knowledge exchange and engagement. Expertise in the research setting necessarily includes scientific and methodological expertise, but also expertise gained through the experience of participating in research and/or being a recipient of research outcomes (as a patient or member of the public). Engagement is, by its nature, reciprocal and relational: the process of engaging research participants, patients, citizens and others (the many 'publics' of engagement) brings them closer to the research but also brings the research closer to them...
April 4, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369414/the-european-lead-extraction-controlled-electra-study-a-european-heart-rhythm-association-ehra-registry-of-transvenous-lead-extraction-outcomes
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Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Charles Kennergren, Christian Butter, Jean Claude Deharo, Andrzej Kutarski, Christopher A Rinaldi, Simone L Romano, Aldo P Maggioni, Maryna Andarala, Angelo Auricchio, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Carina Blomström-Lundqvist
Aims: The European Lead Extraction ConTRolled Registry (ELECTRa), is a prospective registry of consecutive transvenous lead extraction (TLE) procedures conducted by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) in order to identify the safety and efficacy of the current practice of TLE. Methods and results: European centres performing TLE, invited by the organizing committee on behalf of EHRA, prospectively recruited all consecutive patients undergoing TLE at their institution...
March 23, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367889/obesity-induction-in-hamster-that-mimics-the-human-clinical-condition
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Vivian Jordania DA Silva, Sílvia Regina Costa Dias, Tatiani Uceli Maioli, Luciana Ribeiro Serafim, Luis Fernando Viana Furtado, Maria da Gloria Quintão Silva, Ana Maria Caetano DE Faria, Élida Mara Leite Rabelo
Although obesity is well established in hamsters, studies using diets with high levels of simple carbohydrate associated with lipids are necessary to assess the impact of this type of food in the body. In this studya high sugar and butter diet (HSB) and high temperature were employed towards this end. Obesity was successfully induced at a temperature of 30.3ºC to 30.9°Cafter 38 days feeding the animals an HSB diet.It was shown that although diet is important for the induction of obesity, temperature is also essential because at a temperature slightly below the one required, obesity was not induced, even when the animals were fed for a longer period (150 days)...
March 28, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366815/liraglutide-suppression-of-caloric-intake-competes-with-the-intake-promoting-effects-of-a-palatable-cafeteria-diet-but-does-not-impact-food-or-macronutrient-selection
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Kellie M Hyde, Ginger D Blonde, Carel W le Roux, Alan C Spector
Liraglutide, a Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, is used as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity because it improves glycemia and decreases food intake. Here, we tested whether chronic activation of the GLP-1 receptor system with liraglutide would induce decreases in intake accompanied by changes in proportional food or macronutrient intake similar to those seen following RYGB in rats when a variety of palatable food options are available. A "cafeteria diet" was used that included: laboratory rodent chow, refried beans (low-fat/low-sugar), low-fat yogurt (low-fat/high-sugar), peanut butter (high-fat/low-sugar) and sugar-fat whip (high-fat/high-sugar)...
March 30, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362343/characterization-of-retail-conventional-organic-and-grass-full-fat-butters-by-their-fat-contents-free-fatty-acid-contents-and-triglyceride-and-fatty-acid-profiling
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Annemieke M Pustjens, Rita Boerrigter-Eenling, Alex H Koot, Maikel Rozijn, Saskia M van Ruth
In the Netherlands, butter is produced from milk originating from three different production systems: conventional, organic, and grass-fed cows. The aim of the current study was to characterize these types of butters, and pinpoint distinct compositional differences. Retail conventional (n = 28), organic (n = 14), and grass (n = 12) full-fat butters were collected during the winter and summer seasons. Samples were analyzed for their fat content, free fatty acid (FFA) content, and triglyceride (TG) and fatty acid (FA) profiles...
March 31, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355373/overweight-and-obesity-in-preschoolers-prevalence-and-relation-to-food-consumption
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Aretha Matos de Araujo, Socorro Adriana de Sousa Meneses Brandão, Marcos Antônio da Mota Araújo, Karoline de Macêdo Gonçalves Frota, Regilda Saraiva Dos Reis Moreira-Araujo
Objective: To determine overweight and obesity prevalence in preschool children from public education, and to determine their relation to food consumption. Method: Cross-sectional study with children aged between 2 and 5 years, of both sexes, enrolled at municipal day care centers. Socioeconomic, demographic and anthropometric data were collected, in order to calculate the body mass index (BMI) for age. Data on food consumption were assessed using a Food Frequency Questionnaire...
February 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344490/comparison-of-physicochemical-properties-of-suppositories-containing-starch-hydrolysates
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Piotr Belniak, Katarzyna Świąder, Michał Szumiło, Aleksandra Hyla, Ewa Poleszak
The purpose of this work was to determine the effect of starch hydrolysates (SH) on the physicochemical properties of suppositories. The study was conducted with suppositories with acetaminophen (AAP) a typical antipyretic analgesic, as model drug on lipophilic (cocoa butter) and hydrophilic base (polyethylene glycol 1500 + 400). The suppositories with and without the addition of SH were examined for physicochemical tests according to European Pharmacopoeia 8th edition (Ph. Eur.): the uniformity of mass of single-dose preparation test, the softening time determination of lipophilic suppositories test, the disintegration of suppositories test, and dissolution test with flow-through apparatus...
March 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343725/newly-developed-method-for-mouse-olfactory-behavior-tests-using-an-automatic-video-tracking-system
#18
Hyung-Ju Cho, Yong Hyuk Lee, Bo Ra Kim, Hong-Kyung Kim, Hyo Jin Chung, Sang Chul Park, Je Kyung Seong, Joo-Heon Yoon, Chang-Hoon Kim
OBJECTIVE: The mouse is the most popular animal model in olfactory research. Behavior tests with odorants are essential for determining olfactory phenotype. To the best of our knowledge, the mouse olfactory behavior test has not been standardized, making the results vulnerable to inter-observer variation. We sought to develop a new mouse olfactory behavior test assessed by an automatic video tracking system with minimal inter-observer variation. METHODS: A video-tracking system was used to automatically track mouse behavior in standard breeding cages with C57BL/6N mice...
March 23, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337465/inflammatory-response-and-barrier-dysfunction-by-different-e-cigarette-flavoring-chemicals-identified-by-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-in-e-liquids-and-e-vapors-on-human-lung-epithelial-cells-and-fibroblasts
#19
Janice Gerloff, Isaac K Sundar, Robert Freter, Emily R Sekera, Alan E Friedman, Risa Robinson, Todd Pagano, Irfan Rahman
Recent studies suggest that electronic cigarette (e-cig) flavors can be harmful to lung tissue by imposing oxidative stress and inflammatory responses. The potential inflammatory response by lung epithelial cells and fibroblasts exposed to e-cig flavoring chemicals in addition to other risk-anticipated flavor enhancers inhaled by e-cig users is not known. The goal of this study was to evaluate the release of the proinflammatory cytokine (interleukin-8 [IL-8]) and epithelial barrier function in response to different e-cig flavoring chemicals identified in various e-cig e-liquid flavorings and vapors by chemical characterization using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis...
March 1, 2017: Applied in Vitro Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330793/procedural-and-clinical-outcomes-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-for-bicuspid-versus-tricuspid-aortic-valve-stenosis
#20
Sung-Han Yoon, Sabine Bleiziffer, Ole De Backer, Victoria Delgado, Takahide Arai, Johannes Ziegelmueller, Marco Barbanti, Rahul Sharma, Gidon Y Perlman, Omar K Khalique, Erik W Holy, Smriti Saraf, Florian Deuschl, Buntaro Fujita, Philipp Ruile, Franz-Josef Neumann, Gregor Pache, Masao Takahashi, Hidehiro Kaneko, Tobias Schmidt, Yohei Ohno, Niklas Schofer, William K F Kong, Edgar Tay, Daisuke Sugiyama, Hiroyuki Kawamori, Yoshio Maeno, Yigal Abramowitz, Tarun Chakravarty, Mamoo Nakamura, Shingo Kuwata, Gerald Yong, Hsien-Li Kao, Michael Lee, Hyo-Soo Kim, Thomas Modine, S Chiu Wong, Francesco Bedgoni, Luca Testa, Emmanuel Teiger, Christian Butter, Stephan M Ensminger, Ulrich Schaefer, Danny Dvir, Philipp Blanke, Jonathon Leipsic, Fabian Nietlispach, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Bernard Chevalier, Corrado Tamburino, David Hildick-Smith, Brian K Whisenant, Seung-Jung Park, Antonio Colombo, Azeem Latib, Susheel K Kodali, Jeroen J Bax, Lars Søndergaard, John G Webb, Thierry Lefèvre, Martin B Leon, Raj Makkar
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with bicuspid aortic valve stenosis (AS) is being increasingly performed. OBJECTIVES: From the Bicuspid AS TAVR multicenter registry, the procedural and clinical outcomes in patients with bicuspid versus tricuspid AS were compared. METHODS: Outcomes of 561 patients with bicuspid AS and 4,546 patients with tricuspid AS were compared after propensity-score matching assembling 546 pairs of patients with similar baseline characteristics...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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