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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133875/heart-function-and-thoracic-aorta-gene-expression-profiling-studies-of-ginseng-combined-with-different-herbal-medicines-in-enos-knockout-mice
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Yuchen Qian, Pan Li, Bin Lv, Xiaoqing Jiang, Ting Wang, Han Zhang, Xiaoying Wang, Xiumei Gao
Ginseng, a popular herbal remedy, is often used in combination with other drugs to achieve the maximum therapeutic response. Shenfu (SFI) and Shenmai injection (SMI) have been widely used to treat cardiovascular disease in China. Our study explored the cardiovascular protection of SFI and SMI in eNOS knockout mice to investigate the differences and similarities of the two ginseng-combinations. Transthoracic echocardiography was performed to evaluate the left ventricular structure and function at baseline and 3, 7, and 14 days after drug administration...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098916/a-novel-conduit-based-coaptation-device-for-primary-nerve-repair
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Ravinder Bamba, D Colton Riley, Nathaniel D Kelm, Nancy Cardwell, Alonda C Pollins, Ashkan Afshari, Lyly Ngyuen, Richard D Dortch, Wesley P Thayer
BACKGROUND: Conduit-based nerve repairs are commonly used for small nerve gaps, whereas primary repair may be performed if there is no tension on nerve endings. We hypothesize a conduit-based nerve coaptation device will improve nerve repair outcomes by avoiding sutures at the nerve repair site and utilizing the advantages of a conduit-based repair. METHODS: The left sciatic nerves of female Sprague-Dawley rats were transected and repaired using a novel conduit-based device...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089890/long-chain-omega-3-fatty-acids-supplementation-accelerates-nerve-regeneration-and-prevents-neuropathic-pain-behavior-in-mice
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Rafaela V Silva, Julia T Oliveira, Bruna L R Santos, Fabiana C Dias, Ana M B Martinez, Cleverton K F Lima, Ana L P Miranda
Fish oil (FO) is the main source of long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs), which display relevant analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Peripheral nerve injury is driven by degeneration, neuroinflammation, and neuronal plasticity which results in neuropathic pain (NP) symptoms such as allodynia and hyperalgesia. We tested the preventive effect of an EPA/DHA-concentrate fish oil (CFO) on NP development and regenerative features. Swiss mice received daily oral treatment with CFO 4...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062327/risk-factors-associated-with-acquiring-superficial-fungal-infections-in-school-children-in-south-western-nigeria-a-comparative-study
#4
Olaide Oke Olutoyin, Olaniyi Onayemi, Akinlolu Omisore Gabriel
INTRODUCTION: Superficial fungal infections (SFI) are caused mainly by dermatophytes and yeasts. SFI is of major public health concern and is a common cause of skin disease among school children. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors associated with acquiring superficial fungal infections in school children in Ile-Ife, South West Nigeria as this will assist in instituting appropriate interventions. METHODS: A total of 560 children; 280 with superficial fungal infections as subjects and 280 age and sex matched school children as controls were recruited through multistage sampling method from 10 primary schools (private and public owned) in Ile-Ife, Nigeria...
June 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047361/cross-cultural-validation-of-simplified-chinese-version-of-spine-functional-index
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Xiao-Yi Zhou, Xi-Ming Xu, Jian-Ping Fan, Fei Wang, Sui-Yi Wu, Zi-Cheng Zhang, Yi-Lin Yang, Ming Li, Xian-Zhao Wei
BACKGROUND: No effective constructs were available in mainland China to assess the whole spine function. The SFI was developed to evaluate spinal function based on the concept of a single kinetic chain concept for whole spine. The SFI has been translated to Spanish and Turkish with accepted psychometric properties. It is imperative to introduce the SFI in mainland China and further to explore the measurement properties. METHODS: The English versions of the SFI was cross-culturally translated according to international guidelines...
October 18, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044452/effects-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-on-motor-function-and-antioxidant-enzyme-activity-of-nerve-tissue-after-sciatic-nerve-crush-injury-in-rats
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Sarper Kocaoğlu, Özgür Aktaş, Oğuzhan Zengi, Azmi Tufan, Feyza Karagöz Güzey
AIM: Background: Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) that is a strong antioxidant drug is tried for both protection and treatment of various diseases of central and peripheral nervous systems. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Material and Methods: Protective effects of ALA on crush type peripheral nerve injury were evaluated. 28 Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: In Group 1, sciatic nerve was only explored. Sciatic nerve crush injury was performed after serum physiologic injection intraperitoneally in Group 2, and after ALA injection in Groups 3 and 4...
August 31, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027098/voluntary-feed-intake-and-growth-performance-of-slow-growing-pigs-fed-on-increasing-levels-of-ensiled-potato-hash-meal
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C N Ncobela, A T Kanengoni, R S Thomas, M Chimonyo
The objective of the study was to determine voluntary feed intake and growth performance of Windsnyer pigs fed on increasing levels of potato hash silage meal. Thirty-six growing Windsnyer pigs (19 kg ± 5.59) (mean ± standard deviation (SD)) were individually and randomly assigned to six experimental diets containing 0, 80, 160, 240, 320 and 400 g/kg DM of potato hash silage. Diets containing the potato hash silage were formulated using diet dilution method from 0 g/kg and 400 g/kg. Six pigs were fed on each diet ad libitum for 6 weeks...
October 12, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986814/effect-of-shen-fu-injection-on-hemodynamics-in-early-volume-resuscitation-treated-septic-shock-patients
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Kai-Liang Fan, Jun-Hui Wang, Li Kong, Fei-Hu Zhang, Hao Hao, Hao Zhao, Zheng-Yun Tian, Ming-Xin Yin, Hua Fang, Hui-Hui Yang, Yang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the hemodynamic effect of Shen-Fu Injection (, SFI) in early volume resuscitation treated septic shock patients by monitoring pulse indicator continuous cardiac output (PICCO). METHODS: All septic shock patients admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of the Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine from January 1st, 2014 to December 31th, 2015, were reviewed, and totally 65 were enrolled in this study. They were assigned to SFI group (33 cases) and control group (32 cases)...
October 6, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976233/a-review-of-drug-therapy-for-sporadic-fatal-insomnia
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Pardis Tabaee Damavandi, Martin T Dove, Richard W Pickersgill
BACKGROUND: Sporadic fatal insomnia (sFI) is a rapid progressive neurodegenerative disease characterised by gradual to perpetual insomnia, followed by dysautonomia, coma and death. (1) The cause of sFI was recently mapped to a mutation in a protein, the prion, found in the human brain. It is the unfolding of the prion that leads to the generation of toxic oligomers that destroy brain tissue and function. Recent studies have confirmed that a methionine mutation at codon 129 of the human Prion is characteristic of sFI...
September 3, 2017: Prion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969830/patent-gastrointestinal-nematode-infections-in-organically-and-conventionally-pastured-dairy-cows-and-their-impact-on-individual-milk-and-fertility-parameters
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Katharina May, Kerstin Brügemann, Sven König, Christina Strube
Infections with gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) can lead to production losses and impacts on product quality in affected cows, which has mainly been demonstrated during deworming experiments or via herd-level measurements. Here, a field study was carried out to explore the association between GIN infection status and milk production as well as fertility parameters in individual dairy cows. Different selection lines of Black and White cows were included in the study, which were distributed among 17 small and medium-sized organic and conventional German grassland farms...
October 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953950/shenqi-fuzheng-injection-combined-with-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Rongzhong Xu, Liubing Lin, Yong Li, Yan Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate cellular immunity and clinical efficacy of ShenQi FuZheng Injection (SFI) in the associated chemotherapy of colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Scientific Journals Full-text Database (VIP), WanFang Database and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM) searches were undertaken to identify randomized controlled trials of SFI plus chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone in CRC patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936815/-current-clinical-variables-in-schizophrenia-cases-with-suicide-attempt-history
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Demet Sağlam Aykut, Filiz Civil Arslan, Evrim Özkorumak Karagüzel, Serdar Karakullukçu, Ahmet Tiryaki
OBJECTIVE: High suicide risk was shown to be related with depression and low quality of life in studies investigating clinical variables related to suicidal behavior. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a suicide attempt on clinical presentation by comparing sociodemographic variables, clinical signs, symptoms of depression, quality of life, social functionality, and reported adverse drug reactions in schizophrenic patients with and without suicide. METHOD: Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), Calgary Depression Scale (CDS), Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES-Q), Social Functioning Scale (SFS), and Udvalg for Kliniske Undersøgelser Side Effect Rating Scale (UKU) were administered to 115 patients with schizophrenia...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916435/a-novel-electrochemical-immunosensor-based-on-ito-modified-by-carboxyl-ended-silane-agent-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-mage-1-in-human-serum
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Aslı Gündoğdu, Elif Burcu Aydın, Mustafa Kemal Sezgintürk
A new, low-cost electrochemical immunosensor was developed for rapid detection of Melanoma-associated antigen 1 (MAGE-1), a cancer biomarker. The fabrication procedure of immunosensor was based on the covalent immobilization of anti-MAGE-1, biorecognition molecule, on ITO electrode by carboxyethylsilanetriol (CTES) monolayer. The biosensing MAGE-1 antigen was monitored by using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and cyclic voltammetry (CV) technique. Apart from these techniques, single frequency impedance (SFI) was used for investigation of antibody-antigen interactions...
November 15, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865898/presence-of-a-predator-image-in-potential-breeding-sites-and-oviposition-responses-of-a-dengue-vector
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Hamady Dieng, Tomomitsu Satho, Nur Farrahana Binti Suradi, Hafijah Hakim, Fatimah Abang, Nur Ezzati Aliasan, Fumio Miake, Wan Fatma Zuharah, Nur Faeza A Kassim, Abdul Hafiz A Majid, Nik Fadzly, Ronald E Morales Vargas, Noppawan P Morales, Gabriel Tonga Noweg
In dengue vector control, attempts to minimize or replace the use of pesticides have mostly involved use of predators, but success has been severely impeded by difficulties associated with financial and environmental costs, predator mass production, and persistence in target habitats. Visual deterrents have been used successfully to control animal pests, in some cases in an effort to replace pesticide use. Despite evidence that visual signals are crucial in site choice for egg deposition by dengue vectors, and that female mosquitoes respond to artificial predation, the role of predator intimidation as it affects the oviposition behavior of dengue vectors remains largely unexplored...
December 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818744/cytotoxic-genotoxic-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-caffeic-and-rosmarinic-acids-and-their-lithium-sodium-and-potassium-salts-as-potential-anticancer-compounds
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Marzena Matejczyk, Renata Świsłocka, Aleksandra Golonko, Włodzimierz Lewandowski, Eliza Hawrylik
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the cytotoxic, genotoxic, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of caffeic and rosmarinic acids and their salts with Li, Na and K with use of Escherichia coli K-12 recA:gfp strain as a model organism. METHODS: Cytotoxic potency of tested chemicals were calculated on the basis on the dose that confers inhibition percentage such as 20% for each concentrations of analysed chemicals. Genotoxic properties were calculated on the basis of the fold increase (FI) of SFI values normalized with control...
August 14, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818550/perinephric-and-sinus-fat-invasion-in-stage-pt3a-tumors-managed-by-partial-nephrectomy
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Pascal Mouracade, Julien Dagenais, Jaya Sai Chavali, Onder Kara, Ryan J Nelson, Matthew J Maurice, Jeremy Reese, Brian I Rini, Jihad H Kaouk
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the influence of perinephric fat invasion (PFI) compared with sinus fat invasion (SFI) on disease-free survival (DFS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) after partial nephrectomy (PN) for stage pT3a renal cell carcinoma (RCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were recorded from the consecutive records of patients who had undergone underwent PN for cT1-T2 RCC from 2007 to 2016. Of these patients, 143 had stage pT3a with SFI or PFI found on final pathologic examination...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698735/cardioprotection-against-heart-failure-by-shenfu-injection-via-tgf-%C3%AE-smads-signaling-pathway
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Jingyu Ni, Yang Shi, Lan Li, Jingrui Chen, Lingyan Li, Min Li, Jinqiang Zhu, Yan Zhu, Guanwei Fan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the potential cardioprotective mechanism of Shenfu injection (SFI) against heart failure (HF) by attenuating myocardial fibrosis and cardiac remodeling. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four weeks after myocardial infarction (MI), adult male Sprague Dawley rats were randomized for 4-week treatment with Valsartan, SFI, or vehicle. Echocardiography and hemodynamics were applied to evaluate cardiac functions. Myocardia of coronary artery ligated (CAD) rats were observed to investigate changes in cardiac structure and function...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626330/the-reliability-and-validity-of-the-korean-version-of-the-spine-functional-index
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Tae-Sung In
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to establish the reliability and validity of the Korean version of the Spine Functional Index (K-SFI), a translated version of the original SFI used with patients with spinal disorders. [Subjects and Methods] Sixty participants with spine disorder, 22 males and 38 females, participated in the study. Reliability was determined by using the intra class correlation coefficient and Cronbach's alpha for internal consistency. Validity was examined by correlating K-SFI scores with the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ), Neck Disability index (NDI), and the Functional Rating Index (FRI)...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613118/initial-experience-with-a-new-quantitative-assessment-tool-for-fluorescent-imaging-in-peripheral-artery-disease
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Henrik Christian Rieß, Anna Duprée, Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Tilo Kölbel, Eike Sebastian Debus, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Detlef Russ, Sabine Wipper
BACKGROUND: Perioperative evaluation in peripheral artery disease (PAD) by common vascular diagnostic tools is limited by open wounds, medial calcinosis or an altered collateral supply of the foot. Indocyanine green fluorescent imaging (ICG-FI) has recently been introduced as an alternative tool, but so far a standardized quantitative assessment of tissue perfusion in vascular surgery has not been performed for this purpose. The aim of this feasibility study was to investigate a new software for quantitative assessment of tissue perfusion in patients with PAD using indocyanine green fluorescent imaging (ICG-FI) before and after peripheral bypass grafting...
August 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588447/the-effects-of-epidermal-neural-crest-stem-cells-on-local-inflammation-microenvironment-in-the-defected-sciatic-nerve-of-rats
#20
Yue Li, Dongdong Yao, Jieyuan Zhang, Bin Liu, Lu Zhang, Hua Feng, Bingcang Li
Cell-based therapy is a promising strategy for the repair of peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs). epidermal neural crest stems cells (EPI-NCSCs) are thought to be important donor cells for repairing PNI in different animal models. Following PNI, inflammatory response is important to regulate the repair process. However, the effects of EPI-NCSCs on regulation of local inflammation microenviroment have not been investigated extensively. In the present study, these effects were studied by using 10 mm defected sciatic nerve, which was bridged with 15 mm artificial nerve composed of EPI-NCSCs, extracellular matrix (ECM) and poly (lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
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