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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240004/gut-microbiota-and-pancreatic-diseases
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Marianna Signoretti, Roberta Roggiolani, Caterina Stornello, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Gabriele Capurso
Changes in diet, lifestyle and exposition to environmental risk factors account for the increased incidence of pancreatic disorders, including acute and chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. The role of the microbiome in the development of pancreatic disorders is increasingly recognized. The translocation of gut bacteria and endotoxins following gut barrier failure is a key event contributing to the severity of acute pancreatitis, while small intestine bacterial overgrowth is common in patients with chronic pancreatitis and further worsens their symptoms and malnutrition...
February 24, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239997/effects-of-different-doses-of-silk-peptide-on-energy-metabolism-during-exercise-in-mice
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Suh Heajung, Kim Jisu, Park Jonghoon, Kim Bokyung, Lee Chi-Ho, Lim Kiwon
Purpose: This study was carried out to determine the optimal dose of silk peptide for enhancing fat metabolism during exercise. Methods: Fifty male ICR mice were randomly divided into five groups: Sed, SP0, SP200, SP400, and SP800. All SP mice underwent training by running on a treadmill 5 times a week for 2 weeks (20 m/min, 8° slope, 50 min/day for the first week and 25 m/min, 8° slope, 50 min/day at about 70-75% of maximum oxygen uptake for the second week)...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239961/in-pursuit-of-neurophenotypes-the-consequences-of-having-autism-and-a-big-brain
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David G Amaral, Deana Li, Lauren Libero, Marjorie Solomon, Judy Van de Water, Ann Mastergeorge, Letitia Naigles, Sally Rogers, Christine Wu Nordahl
A consensus has emerged that despite common core features, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has multiple etiologies and various genetic and biological characteristics. The fact that there are likely to be subtypes of ASD has complicated attempts to develop effective therapies. The UC Davis MIND Institute Autism Phenome Project is a longitudinal, multidisciplinary analysis of children with autism and age-matched typically developing controls; nearly 400 families are participating in this study. The overarching goal is to gather sufficient biological, medical, and behavioral data to allow definition of clinically meaningful subtypes of ASD...
February 27, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239958/differential-sex-effects-of-systolic-blood-pressure-and-ldl-c-on-type-2-diabetes-life-course-data-from-the-bogalusa-heart-study
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Benjamin D Pollock, Wei Chen, Emily W Harville, Tian Shu, Vivian Fonseca, Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, Tanika N Kelly, Lydia A Bazzano
BACKGROUND: There may be sex-specific cardiometabolic mechanisms early in life that affect the development of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) through mid-adulthood. Yet, there have been few studies examining whether early life-course interactions between cardiometabolic risk factors and sex are associated with incident T2DM. METHODS: We followed n = 7,725 children from the Bogalusa Heart Study through mid-adulthood to examine whether low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), body mass index (BMI), or systolic blood pressure (SBP) differentially impact the risk of T2DM for females versus males...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239918/what-is-a-nurse-the-francis-report-and-the-historic-voice-of-nursing
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Ann Bradshaw
Following the Francis report into shockingly deficient standards of care at an English hospital, this paper examines UK nurse education and revisits the premises on which the professional narrative of nursing was built. The UK government's response to the report is to introduce the "associate nurse" role, to be nationally trained to do fundamental care in place of the registered nurse, and a nursing apprenticeship scheme-on-the-job training for a nursing degree. UK nursing bodies do not address the report's recommendations in regard to registered nurse education; rather, they advocate a further perpetuation of the current system...
February 26, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239907/effects-of-oral-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-administration-on-body-weight-in-overweight-or-obese-subjects-a-crossover-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Nong Li, Weili Yan, Xiaojuan Hu, Yongdi Huang, Fugang Wang, Weiguo Zhang, Qian Wang, Xiaoling Wang, Kehong Sun
OBJECTIVE: Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) has shown beneficial properties on diabetes and obesity. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of oral ALA on body weight in subjects with overweight or obese. DESIGN: Single-centre, randomized, double-blind, crossover controlled study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 166 subjects of Chinese Han ethnicity with a BMI ≥25 kg/m(2) were screened and 103 subjects fulfilled the study requirements, in terms of informed consent and participation to the study...
January 12, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239897/population-pharmacokinetics-of-rituximab-in-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-and-association-with-clinical-outcome
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S Rozman, I Grabnar, S Novaković, A Mrhar, B J Novaković
AIMS: Pharmacokinetic (PK) studies suggest that there is a room for improvement in clinical use of rituximab through more individualized treatment. The objective of this study was to characterize rituximab PK in 29 newly diagnosed patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with rituximab in combination with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and methylprednisolone every three weeks. We also evaluated the association of rituximab PK with clinical outcome. METHODS: Rituximab serum levels were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and evaluated by a population PK analysis applying non-linear mixed effects modelling...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239895/ultrastructure-of-cell-organelles-in-pre-implantation-embryos-from-cows-with-different-body-condition-score
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L Olexiková, J Pivko, A V Makarevich, E Kubovičová, A Ostró, J Živčák, P Chrenek
Morphology of important cell organelles (mitochondria, lipid droplets, vacuoles, inclusion bodies and apoptotic bodies) in embryos derived from cows with different body condition score (BCS) was analysed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Embryos were recovered on 7th day after the insemination by a standard non-surgical flushing of the uterine horns from superovulated Holstein Friesian cows with BCS 2, 3, 4 and 5. Thereafter, the good quality blastocysts were processed for TEM. The electronograms were evaluated by stereological analysis...
February 27, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239877/feeding-range-of-age-1-year-eurasian-perch-perca-fluviatilis-in-the-baltic-sea
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I Ahlbeck Bergendahl, P B Holliland, S Hansson, O Karlöf
Using the widespread Eurasian perch Perca fluviatilis as a model organism, feeding ranges were investigated using stable-isotope ratios (δ(15) N and δ(13) C) and body condition. Differences were found between closely located sampling sites in a littoral area without obvious migration barriers, indicating that individual fish had small feeding ranges. Body condition differences between sampled stations were consistent over 4 years. Such sedentary behaviour is important to consider in, e.g. fisheries management and environmental monitoring, as local catch regulations may be meaningful or geographic stability in sampling locations may reduce noise in data...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239865/effect-of-weight-and-frontal-area-of-external-telemetry-packages-on-the-kinematics-activity-levels-and-swimming-performance-of-small-bodied-sharks
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I A Bouyoucos, C D Suski, J W Mandelman, E J Brooks
This study sought to observe the effects of submerged weight and frontal cross-sectional area of external telemetry packages on the kinematics, activity levels and swimming performance of small-bodied juvenile sharks, using lemon sharks Negaprion brevirostris (60-80 cm total length, LT ) as a model species. Juveniles were observed free-swimming in a mesocosm untagged and with small and large external accelerometer packages that increased frontal cross-sectional area of the animals and their submerged weight...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239863/roaming-behaviour-of-dogs-in-four-remote-aboriginal-communities-in-the-northern-territory-australia-preliminary-investigations
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S Molloy, A Burleigh, S Dürr, M P Ward
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the home range (HR) and investigate the potential predictors for roaming of 58 dogs in four Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. DESIGN: Prospective study. PROCEDURE: Global positioning system (GPS) collars were attached to the dogs for 1-4 days, recording location fixes every 1-3 min. Utilisation distributions (UDs) and extended (95% isopleth) and core (50% isopleth) HRs of dogs were determined. Potential predictors of roaming were assessed...
March 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239827/quantitative-difference-of-acute-intraoperative-expansion-in-various-body-regions
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E Raposio, N Bertozzi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of intraoperative sustained limited expansion (ISLE) by examining the ex vivo biomechanical properties of acutely expanded skin flaps. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen fresh male cadavers were tested. On both sides of each cadaver, a 4 × 10 cm, the laterally based flap was raised at the external auditory canal of the scalp and a 15 × 8 cm, the proximately based flap was raised at the lateral arm, anterior thorax, and lateral thigh...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239785/pharmacological-analysis-of-the-therapeutic-effect-of-radioprotectors-cystamine-and-indralin-in-the-capacity-of-radiomitigators
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M V Vasin, I B Ushakov, V Yu Kovtun, S N Komarova, L A Semenova, A A Galkin, R V Afanas'ev, I V Bukhtiyarov
The therapeutic radiomitigating effect of cystamine and indralin was studied in experiments on mice and rats and pharmacological analysis of these drugs was carried out. The animals were subjected to whole-body (60)Co γ-irradiation. The mice were exposed to single (9-10 Gy) or double (8 Gy) irradiation with an interval of 1 month. The rats were exposed to 10 Gy with partial shielding of the upper quarter of the abdomen. In experiments on mice, pretreatment with reserpine abolished the therapeutic effect of cystamine administered repeatedly every 15 min over 1 h after irradiation...
February 27, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239784/effects-of-afobazole-on-postnatal-development-of-rat-offspring
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L I Bugaeva, T D Denisova, S A Sergeeva, Yu A Morozova, I V Kharlamov
Physical development, development of sensory and motor reflexes, behavioral and mnestic patterns were studied infantile and juvenile rat pups born by female rats receiving Afobazole during pregnancy. Physical development and development of sensory and motor reflexes in rats were completed without pathologies by the age of 2 months. During the infantile period, the rat pups demonstrated reduced body weight gain, delayed eye opening and pupillary response formation, decreased muscle force, and suppressed motor behavior...
February 27, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239757/predictive-factor-of-secondary-tricuspid-regurgitation-after-aortic-valve-replacement-for-aortic-stenosis-the-importance-of-myocardial-hypertrophy-and-diastolic-dysfunction
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Takashi Igarashi, Masahiro Tanji, Koki Takahashi, Keiichi Ishida, Satomi Sasaki, Hitoshi Yokoyama
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the predictors of secondary tricuspid regurgitation after aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis. METHODS: Seventy-one patients, who underwent aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis at our institute from January 2006 to July 2011, were divided into two groups: an STR group, which included 15 patients with moderate or greater than moderate secondary tricuspid regurgitation at a follow-up visit and a control group...
February 26, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239748/%C3%AE-synuclein-s-uniquely-long-amphipathic-helix-enhances-its-membrane-binding-and-remodeling-capacity
#16
Anthony R Braun, Michael M Lacy, Vanessa C Ducas, Elizabeth Rhoades, Jonathan N Sachs
α-Synuclein is the primary protein found in Lewy bodies, the protein and lipid aggregates associated with Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia. The protein folds into a uniquely long amphipathic α-helix (AH) when bound to a membrane, and at high enough concentrations, it induces large-scale remodeling of membranes (tubulation and vesiculation). By engineering a less hydrophobic variant of α-Synuclein, we previously showed that the energy associated with binding of α-Synuclein's AH correlates with the extent of membrane remodeling (Braun et al...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239715/clustering-in-vibrated-monolayers-of-granular-rods
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M González-Pinto, F Borondo, Y Martínez-Ratón, E Velasco
We investigate the ordering properties of vertically-vibrated monolayers of granular cylinders in a circular container at high packing fraction. In line with previous works by other groups, we identify liquid-crystalline ordering behaviour similar to that of two-dimensional hard rectangular particles subject to thermal equilibrium fluctuations. However, due to dissipation, there is a much stronger tendency for particles to cluster into parallel arrangements in the granular system. These clusters behave as a polydisperse mixture of long life-time 'superparticles', and some aspects of the system behaviour can be understood by applying mean-field theories for equilibrium hard rectangles, based on two-body correlations, to these 'superparticles'...
February 27, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239663/radiographic-indices-for-lumbar-developmental-spinal-stenosis
#18
Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Karen Ka Man Ng, Prudence Wing Hang Cheung, Dino Samartzis, Kenneth Man Chee Cheung
BACKGROUND: Patients with developmental spinal stenosis (DSS) are susceptible to developing symptomatic stenosis due to pre-existing narrowed spinal canals. DSS has been previously defined by MRI via the axial anteroposterior (AP) bony spinal canal diameter. However, MRI is hardly a cost-efficient tool for screening patients. X-rays are superior due to its availability and cost, but currently, there is no definition of DSS based on plain radiographs. Thus, the aim of this study is to develop radiographic indices for diagnosing DSS...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239649/switching-harmful-visceral-fat-to-beneficial-energy-combustion-improves-metabolic-dysfunctions
#19
Xiaoyan Yang, Wenhai Sui, Meng Zhang, Mei Dong, Sharon Lim, Takahiro Seki, Ziheng Guo, Carina Fischer, Huixia Lu, Cheng Zhang, Jianmin Yang, Meng Zhang, Yangang Wang, Caixia Cao, Yanyan Gao, Xingguo Zhao, Meili Sun, Yuping Sun, Rujie Zhuang, Nilesh J Samani, Yun Zhang, Yihai Cao
Visceral fat is considered the genuine and harmful white adipose tissue (WAT) that is associated to development of metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Here, we present a new concept to turn the harmful visceral fat into a beneficial energy consumption depot, which is beneficial for improvement of metabolic dysfunctions in obese mice. We show that low temperature-dependent browning of visceral fat caused decreased adipose weight, total body weight, and body mass index, despite increased food intake...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239633/dataset-of-proinflammatory-cytokine-and-cytokine-receptor-gene-expression-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-measured-using-a-novel-gexp-multiplex-rt-pcr-assay
#20
Ivan Kutyrev, Beth Cleveland, Timothy Leeds, Gregory D Wiens
A GeXP multiplex, RT-PCR assay was developed and optimized that simultaneously measures expression of a suite of immune-relevant genes in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), concentrating on tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-1 ligand/receptor systems and acute phase response genes. The dataset includes expression values for drpt, il11a, il1b1, il1b2, il1b3, il1r-like-1(e3-5), il1r-like-1(e9-11), il1r1-like-a, il1r1-like-b, il1r2, saa, tnfa1, tnfa2, tnfa3, tnfrsf1a, tnfrsf1a-like-a, tnfrsf1a-like-b, tnfrsf5, and tnfrsf9...
April 2017: Data in Brief
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