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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350836/perceived-psychosocial-stress-and-gestational-weight-gain-among-women-with-gestational-diabetes
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Ai Kubo, Assiamira Ferrara, Susan D Brown, Samantha F Ehrlich, Ai-Lin Tsai, Charles P Quesenberry, Yvonne Crites, Monique M Hedderson
Growing evidence links perceived stress-a potentially modifiable psychosocial risk factor-with health behaviors and obesity. Yet little is known about the relationship between stress during pregnancy and gestational weight gain, particularly among women with pregnancy complications. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis to examine associations between psychosocial stress during pregnancy and gestational weight gain among women with gestational diabetes. We used baseline data from the Gestational Diabetes's Effects on Moms (GEM) study: 1,353 women with gestational diabetes who delivered a term singleton within Kaiser Permanente Northern California were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346395/a-correlation-based-joint-cfar-detector-using-adaptively-truncated-statistics-in-sar-imagery
#2
Jiaqiu Ai, Xuezhi Yang, Fang Zhou, Zhangyu Dong, Lu Jia, He Yan
Traditional constant false alarm rate (CFAR) detectors only use the contrast information between ship targets and clutter, and they suffer probability of detection (PD) degradation in multiple target situations. This paper proposes a correlation-based joint CFAR detector using adaptively-truncated statistics (hereafter called TS-2DLNCFAR) in SAR images. The proposed joint CFAR detector exploits the gray intensity correlation characteristics by building a two-dimensional (2D) joint log-normal model as the joint distribution (JPDF) of the clutter, so joint CFAR detection is realized...
March 27, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346074/germline-genetic-predictors-of-aromatase-inhibitor-concentrations-estrogen-suppression-and-drug-efficacy-and-toxicity-in-breast-cancer-patients
#3
Daniel L Hertz, N Lynn Henry, James M Rae
The third-generation aromatase inhibitors (AIs), anastrozole, letrozole and exemestane, are highly effective for the treatment of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women. AIs inhibit the aromatase (CYP19A1)-mediated production of estrogens. Most patients taking AIs achieve undetectable blood estrogen concentrations resulting in drug efficacy with tolerable side effects. However, some patients have suboptimal outcomes, which may be due, in part, to inherited germline genetic variants...
March 27, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345776/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-are-correlated-with-disease-activity-of-dermatomyositis-and-polymyositis
#4
Ming-Zhu Gao, Yuan-Lan Huang, Xiao-Dan Wu, Qiang-Wei Xu, Rong Ji, Bing Gu, Ai-Yan Zhang, Ting-Ting Hao, Zhi-Jun Han, Tian-Li Ren
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicated that both red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) were useful indices in assessing the disease activity of autoimmune diseases. However, the evidence for the association between RDW, NLR and dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) is limited. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between the disease activity of PM/DM and both RDW and NLR. METHODS: Medical records of 114 PM/DM patients and 114 healthy controls were retrospectively reviewed, and their RDW, NLR and myositis disease activity assessment visual analogue scale (MYOACT) on admission were extracted...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345675/a-myb-transcription-factor-dcmyb6-is-involved-in-regulating-anthocyanin-biosynthesis-in-purple-carrot-taproots
#5
Zhi-Sheng Xu, Kai Feng, Feng Que, Feng Wang, Ai-Sheng Xiong
Carrots are widely grown and enjoyed around the world. Purple carrots accumulate rich anthocyanins in the taproots, while orange, yellow, and red carrots accumulate rich carotenoids in the taproots. Our previous studies indicated that variation in the activity of regulatory genes may be responsible for variations in anthocyanin production among various carrot cultivars. In this study, an R2R3-type MYB gene, designated as DcMYB6, was isolated from a purple carrot cultivar. In a phylogenetic analysis, DcMYB6 was grouped into an anthocyanin biosynthesis-related MYB clade...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344402/preparation-of-mucosal-nanoparticles-and-polymer-based-inactivated-vaccine-for-newcastle-disease-and-h9n2-ai-viruses
#6
Heba M El Naggar, Mohamed Sayed Madkour, Hussein Ali Hussein
AIM: To develop a mucosal inactivated vaccines for Newcastle disease (ND) and H9N2 viruses to protect against these viruses at sites of infections through mucosal immunity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we prepared two new formulations for mucosal bivalent inactivated vaccine formulations for Newcastle and Avian Influenza (H9N2) based on the use of nanoparticles and polymer adjuvants. The prepared vaccines were delivered via intranasal and spray routes of administration in specific pathogen-free chickens...
February 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344401/profile-and-artificial-insemination-practices-of-technicians-and-the-artificial-insemination-success-rates-in-leyte-samar-and-biliran-philippines-2011-2015
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Adrian P Ybañez, Rochelle Haidee D Ybañez, Maxine O Caindec, Louie V Mani, Julius V Abela, Edgar S Nuñez, Johnson T Royo, Ivy Fe M Lopez
BACKGROUND: Artificial insemination (AI) is a reproductive biotechnology that may be influenced by several factors, including the profile of the technicians and the practices used. Assessing technician's profile and their AI practices can be significant in improving AI success rate. AIM: This study aimed to know the profile and current practices used by AI technicians (AITs), to determine the success rates of AI in water buffaloes in Leyte, Samar, and Biliran from 2011 to 2015, and to evaluate the possible association between the parameters investigated...
February 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344163/characterization-of-antibody-response-in-neuroinvasive-infection-caused-by-toscana-virus
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Anna Pierro, Sabrina Ficarelli, Nazli Ayhan, Silvia Morini, Luigi Raumer, Michele Bartoletti, Antonio Mastroianni, Francesca Prati, Simona Schivazappa, Patrizia Cenni, Caterina Vocale, Giada Rossini, Paolo Gaibani, Vittorio Sambri, Maria Paola Landini, Russel Edward Lewis, Remi N Charrel, Stefania Varani
OBJECTIVES: Among sandfly-borne pathogens, Toscana virus (TOSV) is a prominent cause of summer meningitis in Mediterranean Europe. Here, we assessed the kinetics of anti-TOSV antibodies over time in 41 patients diagnosed with TOSV-meningitis or meningoencephalitis in North-eastern Italy. METHODS: Acute and follow-up serum samples were collected up to 20 months after diagnosis of TOSV infection and tested for the presence of specific antibody using immunoenzymatic and indirect immunofluorescence assays...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343009/prognostic-analysis-for-short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-newly-diagnosed-epilepsy
#9
Yong-Li Jiang, Fang Yuan, Fang Yang, Xiao-Long Sun, Xi-Ai Yang, Lu Song, Wen Jiang
PURPOSE: To explore predictors for short- and long-term prognosis of newly diagnosed epilepsy. METHODS: 549 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy were reviewed, 336 were enrolled in the study. Two-year remission in the short term (5 years) and five-year remission in the long term (>5, up to 8 years) were assessed as the outcomes. Logistic regression was used to identify independent predictors for unfavorable outcomes. χ(2) test was used to compare the retention rates of old and new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)...
March 18, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342988/an-anti-inflammatory-dietary-intervention-to-reduce-breast-cancer-recurrence-risk-study-design-and-baseline-data
#10
Amelie G Ramirez, Dorothy Long Parma, Edgar Muñoz, Kristin D Mendoza, Crystel Harb, Alan E C Holden, Michael Wargovich
U.S. breast cancer survivors (BCSs) are expected to increase to 4 million in the next 5-10years. Cancer recurrence risk is highest among obese survivors. Inflammatory (Pro-I) biomarkers including C-reactive protein (CRP), Interleukins -3, -6, and -8 (IL-3, IL-6, IL-8), and Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)-α have been associated with cancer recurrence risk. Nutritional interventions aimed at reducing inflammation (INF) may contribute to reduced cancer recurrence risk, but studies have been limited to animal models...
March 22, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342111/ckb1-is-involved-in-abscisic-acid-and-gibberellic-acid-signaling-to-regulate-stress-responses-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Congying Yuan, Jianping Ai, Hongping Chang, Wenjun Xiao, Lu Liu, Cheng Zhang, Zhuang He, Ji Huang, Jinyan Li, Xinhong Guo
Casein kinase II (CK2), an evolutionarily well-conserved Ser/Thr kinase, plays critical roles in all higher organisms including plants. CKB1 is a regulatory subunit beta of CK2. In this study, homozygous T-DNA mutants (ckb1-1 and ckb1-2) and over-expression plants (35S:CKB1-1, 35S:CKB1-2) of Arabidopsis thaliana were studied to understand the role of CKB1 in abiotic stress and gibberellic acid (GA) signaling. Histochemical staining showed that although CKB1 was expressed in all organs, it had a relatively higher expression in conducting tissues...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342050/sewage-pollution-genotoxicity-assessment-and-phytoremediation-of-nutrients-excess-with-hydrocotyle-ranunculoides
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Gabriel Basílico, Anahí Magdaleno, Marta Paz, Juan Moretton, Ana Faggi, Laura de Cabo
The discharge of sewage effluents into low-order streams has negative effects on water quality. Macrophytes can be efficient in the treatment of this wastewater due to the removal of the main pollutants. The genotoxicity of sewage-polluted water discharging into La Choza stream was evaluated by testing with Allium cepa. Also, a phytoremediation assay with continuous recirculation of the residual water was conducted for 12 days. Three treatments were carried out. One treatment (Hr) was performed with a macrophyte (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides), and two treatments were conducted without macrophytes: with lighting (Ai) and without lighting (Ao)...
April 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341972/a-prospective-study-of-aromatase-inhibitor-therapy-initiation-and-self-reported-side-effects
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Lisa Gallicchio, Carla Calhoun, Kathy Helzlsouer
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to examine the associations between aromatase inhibitors (AIs) and side effects less frequently reported in the literature, including difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, hair loss, and numbness in the extremities. METHODS: Data were analyzed from a cohort of 146 breast cancer patients initiating AI therapy and followed for 1 year and a cohort of 144 postmenopausal women without a history of cancer followed for 6 months...
March 24, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341875/pd-l1-overexpression-is-partially-regulated-by-egfr-her2-signaling-and-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Riki Okita, Ai Maeda, Katsuhiko Shimizu, Yuji Nojima, Shinsuke Saisho, Masao Nakata
Immunocheckpoint inhibitors targeting the programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) and PD-1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) axis have shown promising results in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Recent research has shown that epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling affects PD-L1 expression in NSCLC cells; however, the mechanism regulating PD-L1 expression in tumor cells remains unclear. Using immunohistochemistry, we evaluated the impact of expression of PD-L1 and EGF family receptors EGFR and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) in tumor cells from 91 patients with pathological Stage IA-IIIA NSCLC...
March 25, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341124/tenascin-c-is-a-potential-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-marker-and-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-prostate-cancer
#15
Wei-Dong Ni, Zhao-Ting Yang, Chun-Ai Cui, Yan Cui, Long-Yun Fang, Yan-Hua Xuan
Tenascin-C (TNC), as a member of the extracellular matrix (ECM), plays an important role in cancer cell proliferation and migration and tumor invasion in various types of cancer. Here, we attempted to investigate the role of TNC as a prognostic factor in prostate cancer. We studied TNC expression via immunohistochemistry in 145 prostate cancer tissue samples. The clinicopathological relevance of TNC expression was examined, as well as other cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs)-related factors. Our results showed that the high levels of TNC expression in prostate cancer stroma was significantly associated with lymph node metastasis (P = 0...
March 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341000/arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-imaging-of-children-with-subdural-hemorrhage-perfusion-abnormalities-in-abusive-head-trauma
#16
Alex Mun-Ching Wong, Chih-Hua Yeh, Ho-Ling Liu, Tai-Wei Wu, Kuang-Lin Lin, Huei-Shyong Wang, Cheng-Hong Toh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Perfusion abnormalities have not been well described in children with subdural hemorrhage (SDH). We investigated whether patients with abusive head trauma (AHT+) had more perfusion abnormalities than those without (AHT-). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the perfusion MR studies of 12 infants with SDH and 21 controls. The perfusion images were obtained using a pseudo-continuous arterial spin-labeling sequence with volumetric fast spin-echo readout...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340971/glutathione-species-and-metabolomic-prints-in-subjects-with-liver-disease-as-biological-markers-for-the-detection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Juan R Sanabria, Rajan S Kombu, Guo-Fang Zhang, Yana Sandlers, Jizhou Ai, Rafael A Ibarra, Rime Abbas, Kush Goyal, Henri Brunengraber
BACKGROUND: The incidence of liver disease is increasing in USA. Animal models had shown glutathione species in plasma reflects liver glutathione state and it could be a surrogate for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: The present study aimed to translate methods to the human and to explore the role of glutathione/metabolic prints in the progression of liver dysfunction and in the detection of HCC. Treated plasma from healthy subjects (n = 20), patients with liver disease (ESLD, n = 99) and patients after transplantation (LTx, n = 7) were analyzed by GC- or LC/MS...
December 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340704/sub-attomolar-electrochemical-measurement-of-dna-hybridization-based-on-the-detection-of-high-coverage-biobarcode-latex-labels-at-pna-modified-screen-printed-electrodes
#18
Tarina Widaningrum, Endrika Widyastuti, Feby Wijaya Pratiwi, Ai Imas Faidoh Fatimah, Patsamon Rijiravanich, Mithran Somasundrum, Werasak Surareungchai
We have constructed biobarcode labels based on 468nm diameter latex spheres. Modification with polyallylamine and then glutaraldehyde was used to attach a high DNA loading, consisting of aminated probe DNA (approx. 1.01×10(2) molecules per sphere) and biobarcode DNA (approx. 1.66×10(4) molecules per sphere). Detection of the biobarcodes was performed by application of a Ag enhancer solution, causing association of the Ag(+) ions with the phosphate groups of the DNA. The deposited Ag was detected by differential pulse voltammetry...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340662/vascularized-small-bone-transfers-for-fracture-nonunion-and-bony-defects
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Ai Dong Deng, Marco Innocenti, Rohit Arora, Markus Gabl, Jin Bo Tang
Vascularized small-bone grafting is an efficient and often necessary surgical approach for nonunion or necrosis of several bones in particular sites of the body, including scaphoid, lunate, distal ulna, and clavicle. The medial femoral condyle is an excellent graft source that can be used in treating scaphoid, ulna, clavicle, or lower-extremity bone defects, including nonunion. Vascularized bone grafting to the small bones, particularly involving reconstruction of damaged cartilage surfaces, should enhance subchondral vascular supply and help prevent cartilage regeneration...
April 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340090/predictive-value-of-european-scleroderma-group-activity-index-in-an-early-scleroderma-cohort
#20
Tatiana Nevskaya, Murray Baron, Janet E Pope
Objective.: To estimate the effect of disease activity, as measured by the European Scleroderma Research Group Activity Index (EScSG-AI), on the risk of subsequent organ damage in a large systemic sclerosis (SSc) cohort. Methods.: Of 421 SSc patients from the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group database with disease duration of ⩽ 3 years, 197 who had no evidence of end-stage organ damage initially and available 3 year follow-up were included. Disease activity was assessed by the EScSG-AI with two variability measures: the adjusted mean EScSG-AI (the area under the curve of the EScSG-AI over the observation period) and persistently active disease/flare...
March 17, 2017: Rheumatology
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