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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803399/blood-purine-measurements-as-a-rapid-real-time-indicator-of-reversible-brain-ischaemia
#1
Faming Tian, Fakhra Bibi, Nicholas Dale, Christopher H E Imray
To preserve the disequilibrium between ATP and ADP necessary to drive cellular metabolism, enzymatic pathways rapidly convert ADP to adenosine and the downstream purines inosine and hypoxanthine. During ischaemia, these same pathways result in the production of purines. We performed a prospective observational study to test whether purine levels in arterial blood might correlate with brain ischaemia. We made real-time perioperative measurements, via microelectrode biosensors, of the purine levels in untreated arterial blood from 18 patients undergoing regional anaesthetic carotid endarterectomy...
August 12, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796069/assessment-of-therapeutic-response-in-crohn-s-disease-using-quantitative-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-dce-mri-parameters-a-preliminary-study
#2
Jianguo Zhu, Faming Zhang, Jinfa Zhou, Haige Li
The aim of the study was to investigate dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) as a potential marker to assess the therapeutic responses of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and to determine the parameter or combination of parameters most strongly associated with changes in clinical indicators after treatment.In 22 CD patients, DCE-MRI was performed with a 3.0T scanner. Parameters of DCE-MRI (vascular transfer constant [K] and blood volume [BV]) in the terminal ileum were compared between before and day 90 after FMT treatment...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771748/extraction-of-unsaturated-fatty-acid-rich-oil-from-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-roe-and-production-of-defatted-roe-hydrolysates-with-functional-antioxidant-and-antibacterial-properties
#3
Sakhi Ghelichi, Bahareh Shabanpour, Parastoo Pourashouri, Mona Hajfathalian, Charlotte Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: Common carp roe is a rich protein and oil source, which is usually discarded with no specific use. The aims of this study were to extract oil from the discarded roe and examine functional, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties of defatted roe hydrolysates (CDRHs) at various degrees of hydrolysis (DH). RESULTS: Gas chromatography (GC) of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) revealed that common carp roe oil contained high level of unsaturated fatty acids...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764565/fluocinolone-acetonide-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-macular-edema
#4
Daniele Veritti, Valentina Sarao, Laura Diplotti, Francesco Samassa, Paolo Lanzetta
Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant is a non-erodible implant approved for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) insufficiently responsive to available therapies. Areas covered: The injectable intravitreal implant releases fluocinolone acetonide at an average rate of 0.2 µg/day for at least 36 months. The two pooled pivotal FAME trials showed that, in patients with DME previously treated with laser photocoagulation, fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant was more beneficial than sham injection when looking at the proportion of patients with an improvement from baseline in visual acuity of more than 15 letters at 24 months and at 36 months...
August 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738595/compound-specific-%C3%AE-13-c-and-%C3%AE-2-h-analysis-of-olive-oil-fatty-acids
#5
Mauro Paolini, Luana Bontempo, Federica Camin
Fatty acids are the most abundant biomolecules in olive oil. In this study, we describe the analytical method developed to measure the δ(13)C, and for the first time, the δ(2)H values of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) extracted from olive oil triglycerides, after base-catalysed transesterification with methanol. The extracted FAMEs are analysed using Gas Chromatography Combustion/Pyrolysis Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (GC-C/Py-IRMS). The method made it possible to obtain baseline separation between the peaks of the main FAMEs (C16, C18, C18:1, C18:2)...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737758/real-world-experience-with-0-2%C3%A2-%C3%AE-g-day-fluocinolone-acetonide-intravitreal-implant-iluvien-in-the-united-kingdom
#6
C Bailey, U Chakravarthy, A Lotery, G Menon, J Talks
AimsTo compare safety outcomes and visual function data acquired in the real-world setting with FAME study results in eyes treated with 0.2 μg/day fluocinolone acetonide (FAc).MethodsFourteen UK clinical sites contributed to pseudoanonymised data collected using the same electronic medical record system. Data pertaining to eyes treated with FAc implant for diabetic macular oedema (DMO) was extracted. Intraocular pressure (IOP)-related adverse events were defined as use of IOP-lowering medication, any rise in IOP>30 mm Hg, or glaucoma surgery...
July 24, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721615/phycoremediation-potential-of-marine-microalga-tetraselmis-indica-on-secondary-treated-domestic-sewage-for-nutrient-removal-and-biodiesel-production
#7
Amit, Rajesh Chandra, Uttam Kumar Ghosh, Jagdeep Kumar Nayak
Marine microalga Tetraselmis indica (T. indica) was cultivated in secondary treated domestic sewage (STDS) in batch mode. Optimization studies showed that after 14 days of cultivation period, highest biomass yield reached was 0.88 ± 0.04 g/L at the optimum temperature of 27 ± 1 °C and light intensity of 135 μmol m(-2) s(-1). T. indica removed about 60.93% phosphate, 78.46% nitrate, 72.94% chemical oxygen demand (COD), 73.17% biological oxygen demand (BOD), 98.90% total dissolved solids (TDS) and heavy metals (83...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716697/copy-number-variations-of-the-il-22-gene-are-associated-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-control-study-in-chinese-han-population
#8
Xu Zhang, Xiaona Li, Renfang Han, Mengya Chen, Yaping Yuan, Xingxing Hu, Mengmeng Wang, Rui Li, Xiao Yang, Qing Xia, Yubo Ma, Jiajia Yang, Jingjing Tong, Shengqian Xu, Jianhua Xu, Zongwen Shuai, Faming Pan
IL-22 provides a new insight into the mechanisms of autoimmunity, and copy number variations (CNVs) are associated with autoimmune diseases. This study aims to explore the association of IL-22 gene CNVs with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) susceptibility. The copy numbers of IL-22 gene (2 fragments: IL-22_1, IL-22_2) were examined by AccuCopy™ methods in a cohort of 649 AS patients and 628 controls. Association of IL-22 CNVs and AS susceptibility was analyzed, and AS risk was estimated by Odds Ratio (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs), and the Benjamini-Hochberg method was applied to regulate the false discovery rate (FDR)...
July 14, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692339/motivations-for-selling-ecstasy-among-young-adults-in-the-electronic-dance-music-club-culture-in-brazil
#9
Lysa S Remy, Mance E Buttram, Steven P Kurtz, Hilary L Surratt, Flavio Pechansky
This article describes data on the motivations for selling ecstasy among young adults in the electronic dance music (EDM) club culture in Brazil. Individual interviews were conducted with 20 individuals recruited for their involvement in the EDM club scene. Eligible participants were aged 18-39 and reported ecstasy and/or LSD use one or more times in the past 90 days. Exclusion criteria included current treatment for drug/alcohol problems and cognitive impairment or clinically evident psychiatric disorder...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688796/fatty-acid-based-lipidomics-and-membrane-remodeling-induced-by-apoe3-and-apoe4-in-human-neuroblastoma-cells
#10
Paraskevi Prasinou, Ioannis Dafnis, Giorgia Giacometti, Carla Ferreri, Angeliki Chroni, Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu
Apolipoprotein E (apoE) is a major lipid carrier of the lipoprotein transport system that plays critical roles in various pathologies. Human apoE has three common isoforms, the apoE4 being associated with Alzheimer's disease. This is the first study in the literature investigating the effects of apoE (apoE3 and apoE4 isoforms) on membrane fatty acid profile in neuroblastoma SK-N-SH cells. Fatty acid analyses were carried out by gas chromatography of the corresponding methyl esters (FAME). We observed the occurrence of membrane fatty acid remodeling in the presence of each of the two apoE isoforms...
July 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687189/regulatory-effect-of-fe-edta-on-mixotrophic-cultivation-of-chlorella-sp-towards-biomass-growth-and-metabolite-production
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Rajesh Kona, Manupati Hemalatha, K Venu Srivastav, S Venkata Mohan
The study examined the effect of varying concentrations of iron in the form of ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid ferric sodium salt (Fe-EDTA) for cultivation of Chlorella sp. under mixotrophic condition to evaluate biomass growth and metabolites production. The experimental data depicted enhanced biomass production along with lipids, carbohydrates and proteins at an optimal iron concentration (8mg/L). Relatively higher biomass production (5.4g/L; 96h) with simultaneous total chlorophyll (5mg/mL (Chl a/b: 3...
June 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684845/multiple-fresh-fecal-microbiota-transplants-induces-and-maintains-clinical-remission-in-crohn-s-disease-complicated-with-inflammatory-mass
#12
Zhi He, Pan Li, Jianguo Zhu, Bota Cui, Lijuan Xu, Jie Xiang, Ting Zhang, Chuyan Long, Guangming Huang, Guozhong Ji, Yongzhan Nie, Kaichun Wu, Daiming Fan, Faming Zhang
The ancient Chinese medical literature, as well as our prior clinical experience, suggests that fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) could treat the inflammatory mass. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of multiple fresh FMTs for Crohn's disease (CD) complicated with intraabdominal inflammatory mass. The "one-hour FMT protocol" was followed in all patients. Twenty-five patients were diagnosed with CD and related inflammatory mass by CT or MRI. All patients received the initial FMT followed by repeated FMTs every 3 months...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680410/do-the-powerful-discount-the-future-less-the-effects-of-power-on-temporal-discounting
#13
Jinyun Duan, Sherry J Wu, Luying Sun
Individuals have the tendency to discount rewards in the future, known as temporal discounting, and we find that sense of power (the felt capacity to influence the thinking and behavior of others) reduces such tendency. In Studies 1 and 2, we used both an experiment and a survey with organizational employees to demonstrate that power reduced temporal discounting. In Study 3, we replicated study 1 while exploring a unique cultural trait of Danbo, or indifference to fame and wealth, across two ethnic groups (Han and Tibetan groups) in China...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673659/joseph-jumenti%C3%A3-1879-1928-a-forgotten-neurologist
#14
REVIEW
O Walusinski
Joseph Jumentié (1879-1928), through his clinical skill and expertise in anatomical pathology, enhanced the prestige of the master neurologists he studied under- Jules Dejerine, Augusta Dejerine-Klumpke and Joseph Babiński -and their fame overshadowed the crucial support that Jumentié provided them. Following a remarkable doctoral thesis in 1911, which defined the semiology of tumors in the cerebellopontine angle, Jumentié conducted research into various areas of neurology and authored numerous publications...
June 30, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667165/association-between-the-autophagy-related-gene-ulk1-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-susceptibility-in-the-chinese-han-population-a-case-control-study
#15
Xu Zhang, Renfang Han, Mengmeng Wang, Xiaona Li, Xiao Yang, Qing Xia, Rui Liu, Yaping Yuan, Xingxing Hu, Mengya Chen, Guangming Jiang, Yubo Ma, Jiajia Yang, Shengqian Xu, Jianhua Xu, Zongwen Shuai, Faming Pan
PURPOSE: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn's disease (CD) often coexist in the same patient and these diseases have remarkably strong overlaps in genetic association. The association between Unc51like kinase 1 (ULK1) gene polymorphisms and CD has been reported, and the aim of the current study was to investigate whether ULK1 polymorphisms are also associated with susceptibility to AS in the Chinese Han population. METHODS: Five tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms in the ULK1 gene (rs9652059, rs11616018, rs12303764, rs4964879 and rs7300908) were genotyped by the improved multiplex ligase detection reaction method in a cohort of patients with AS (n=649) and controls (n=628)...
June 30, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655159/two-distinct-metacommunities-characterize-the-gut-microbiota-in-crohn-s-disease-patients
#16
Qing He, Yuan Gao, Zhuye Jie, Xinlei Yu, Janne Marie Laursen, Liang Xiao, Ying Li, Lingling Li, Faming Zhang, Qiang Feng, Xiaoping Li, Jinghong Yu, Chuan Liu, Ping Lan, Ting Yan, Xin Liu, Xun Xu, Huanming Yang, Jian Wang, Lise Madsen, Susanne Brix, Jianping Wang, Karsten Kristiansen, Huijue Jia
Background: The inflammatory intestinal disorder Crohn's disease (CD) has become a health challenge worldwide. The gut microbiota closely interacts with the host immune system, but its functional impact in CD is unclear. Except for studies on a small number of CD patients, analyses of the gut microbiota in CD have used 16S rDNA amplicon sequencing. Here we employed metagenomic shotgun sequencing to provide a detailed characterization of the compositional and functional features of the CD microbiota, comprising also unannotated bacteria, and investigated its modulation by exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN)...
June 26, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649113/american-av-edgar-dale-and-the-information-age-classroom
#17
Charles R Acland
This article demonstrates how the influential scholar Edgar Dale, alongside a generation of educational technologists, helped build an essential place for AV materials and pedagogical methods in the American classroom. It also shows that, for decades, the Payne Fund philanthropy supported multimedia research agendas that shaped ideas about teaching and technology, far beyond involvement in their famed studies on motion pictures and children in the 1930s. With his writings and research programs, Dale advanced concepts of media experience and systematicity, which came to be understood as common sense to the information society...
2017: Technology and Culture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639807/the-impact-of-time-and-repeated-exposure-on-famous-person-knowledge-in-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Sophie Benoit, Isabelle Rouleau, Roxane Langlois, Valérie Dostie, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Sven Joubert
OBJECTIVE: Famous people knowledge has been shown to be impaired early in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). However, the question of whether recently acquired knowledge is more impaired than remotely acquired knowledge remains a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to investigate the patterns of semantic memory impairment in aMCI and AD by investigating 2 factors that may influence the retrieval of such knowledge, namely remoteness and frequency of repetition of information over time...
June 22, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628981/biodiesel-synthesis-from-calophyllum-inophyllum-oil-with-different-supercritical-fluids
#19
Neha Lamba, Kaveri Gupta, Jayant M Modak, Giridhar Madras
Biodiesel or fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) is primarily synthesized using edible vegetable oils and methanol with a catalyst. However, in the present study, FAMEs were synthesized from a non-edible oil (Calophyllum inophyllum also called as sura honne, Punnagam, Alexandrian Laurel) in different supercritical fluids: methanol (MeOH), methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), methyl acetate (MeOAc) and dimethyl carbonate (DMC) non-catalytically. Reactions were performed from 523K to 673K at 30MPa with a molar ratio of 40:1 with times varying from 3min to 3h...
October 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624246/uv-c-irradiation-accelerates-neutral-lipid-synthesis-in-the-marine-oleaginous-diatom-fistulifera-solaris
#20
Atsushi Arakaki, Takuya Matsumoto, Takuma Tateishi, Mitsufumi Matsumoto, Daisuke Nojima, Yoshino Tomoko, Tsuyoshi Tanaka
This study investigated the induction of oil synthesis in the oleaginous diatom, Fistulifera solaris, following irradiation with small doses of UV-C. A rapid induction of oil accumulation was confirmed within 6h following UV-C radiation of the diatom cells, with increases in cell oil body volumes after 24h of approximately 4- to 6-fold from the initial volume. Reactive oxygen species (ROS), which can be generated by a UV-C-mediated reaction, were detected in irradiated cells and the correlation between ROS generation and oil accumulation was confirmed...
June 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
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