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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865952/sedative-and-physiological-effects-of-brimonidine-tartrate-ophthalmic-solution-in-healthy-cats
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Niwako Ogata, Teppei Kanda, Mizuki Kawahata, Takayasu Ichikawa, Yuki Matsumoto, Waka Morimitsu, Yukiko Nishino, Takamasa Itoi, Kayo Furumoto
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution on sedation, heart rate (HR), respiratory frequency (fR), rectal temperature (RT) and noninvasive mean arterial pressure (MAP) in healthy cats. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, blinded crossover study, with 1 week washout between treatments. ANIMALS: Six healthy purpose-bred cats. METHODS: Brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.1% (one or two drops; 58...
July 3, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865438/adjuvant-chemotherapy-versus-chemoradiotherapy-for-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-lymph-node-metastasis-a-retrospective-observational-study-with-use-of-a-national-database-in-japan
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Hirokazu Urushiyama, Taisuke Jo, Hideo Yasunaga, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Hiroki Matsui, Wakae Hasegawa, Hideyuki Takeshima, Yoshihisa Hiraishi, Akihisa Mitani, Kiyohide Fushimi, Takahide Nagase
BACKGROUND: The optimal postoperative treatment strategy for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) remains unclear, especially in patients with lymph node metastasis. We aimed to compare the outcomes of patients with SCLC and lymph node metastasis treated with postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data on patients with postoperative SCLC diagnosed with N1 and N2 lymph node metastasis from the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database in Japan, between July 2010 and March 2015...
September 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862430/conformation-manipulation-and-motion-of-a-double-paddle-molecule-on-an-au-111-surface
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We-Hyo Soe, Yasuhiro Shirai, Corentin Durand, Yusuke Yonamine, Kosuke Minami, Xavier Bouju, Marek Kolmer, Katsuhiko Ariga, Christian Joachim, Waka Nakanishi
The molecular conformation of a bisbinaphthyldurene (BBD) molecule is manipulated using an LT-UHV STM on an Au(111) surface. BBD has two binaphthyl groups at both ends connected to a central durene leading to anti/syn/flat conformers. In solution, dynamic NMR indicated the fast interexchange between the anti and syn conformers as confirmed by DFT calculations. After deposition in a sub-monolayer on an Au(111) surface, only the syn conformers were observed forming small islands of self-assembled syn dimers. The syn dimers can be separated in 2 syn monomers by STM molecular manipulations...
September 1, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836758/suppression-of-myogenic-differentiation-of-mammalian-cells-caused-by-fluidity-of-a-liquid-liquid-interface
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Kosuke Minami, Taizo Mori, Waka Nakanishi, Narumi Shigi, Jun Nakanishi, Jonathan P Hill, Makoto Komiyama, Katsuhiko Ariga
There is growing evidence to suggest that the prevailing physical microenvironment and mechanical stress regulate cellular functions, including adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation. Moreover, the physical microenvironment determines the stem-cell lineage depending on stiffness of the substrate relative to biological tissues as well as the stress relaxation properties of the viscoelastic substrates used for cell culture. However, there is little known regarding the biological effects of a fluid substrate, where viscoelastic stress is essentially absent...
September 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832498/corneal-fibroblasts-as-sentinel-cells-and-local-immune-modulators-in-infectious-keratitis
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REVIEW
Ken Fukuda, Waka Ishida, Atsuki Fukushima, Teruo Nishida
The cornea serves as a barrier to protect the eye against external insults including microbial pathogens and antigens. Bacterial infection of the cornea often results in corneal melting and scarring that can lead to severe visual impairment. Not only live bacteria but also their components such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Gram-negative bacteria contribute to the development of inflammation and subsequent corneal damage in infectious keratitis. We describe the important role played by corneal stromal fibroblasts (activated keratocytes) as sentinel cells, immune modulators, and effector cells in infectious keratitis...
August 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804518/comparative-frequency-of-four-different-types-of-pregnancy-associated-thyrotoxicosis-in-a-single-thyroid-centre
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Akane Ide, Nobuyuki Amino, Takumi Kudo, Waka Yoshioka, Mako Hisakado, Eijun Nishihara, Mitsuru Ito, Shuji Fukata, Hirotoshi Nakamura, Akira Miyauchi
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy and delivery markedly influence thyroid function. However, the comparative prevalence of gestational thyrotoxicosis (GT), new onset of Graves' disease during pregnancy (GD during pregnancy), postpartum destructive thyrotoxicosis (PPT), and postpartum Graves' thyrotoxicosis (PPGD) has not yet been determined. METHODS: We prospectively registered and performed a review of 4127 consecutive non treated female patients with thyrotoxicosis, seen between August 2008 and December 2013 in our outpatient clinic of Kuma Hospital...
2017: Thyroid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801834/current-characteristics-and-management-of-congenital-esophageal-stenosis-40-consecutive-cases-from-a-multicenter-study-in-the-kyushu-area-of-japan
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Masaya Suzuhigashi, Tatsuru Kaji, Hiroyuki Noguchi, Mitsuru Muto, Michiko Goto, Motoi Mukai, Kazuhiko Nakame, Takafumi Kawano, Waka Yamada, Koji Yamada, Shun Onishi, Satoshi Ieiri
PURPOSE: Congenital esophageal stenosis (CES) is rare, and the available clinical data are limited. We explored the current diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of CES. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was performed using medical records at pediatric surgical centers in the Kyushu area. RESULTS: Over 10 years, 40 patients (24 males) had CES. The incidence of associated anomalies was 52.5% (21/40), and that of esophageal atresia was 20.0% (8/40)...
August 11, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801804/a-comparison-of-the-characteristics-and-precision-of-needle-driving-for-right-handed-pediatric-surgeons-between-right-and-left-driving-using-a-model-of-infant-laparoscopic-diaphragmatic-hernia-repair
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Takamasa Ikee, Shun Onishi, Motoi Mukai, Takafumi Kawano, Koshiro Sugita, Tomoe Moriguchi, Koji Yamada, Waka Yamada, Ryuta Masuya, Seiro Machigashira, Kazuhiko Nakame, Tatsuru Kaji, Satoshi Ieiri
PURPOSE: We compared the characteristics and precision of right and left needle driving for right-handed pediatric surgeons using a laparoscopic diaphragmatic repair model. METHODS: Eighteen right-handed pediatric surgeons performed three needle driving maneuvers using both hands. We evaluated the required time and conducted an image analysis. The total path length, velocity, and acceleration of the needle driving were also evaluated. RESULTS: Obtained results show the findings for the required time (s, Rt 310...
August 11, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759061/molecular-rotors-confined-at-an-ordered-2d-interface
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Taizo Mori, Hirokazu Komatsu, Naoki Sakamoto, Kengo Suzuki, Jonathan P Hill, Mutsuyoshi Matsumoto, Hideki Sakai, Katsuhiko Ariga, Waka Nakanishi
Intramolecular rotation of molecules contained in a two-dimensional monolayer or a three-dimensional collapsed film at an air-water interface was investigated by in situ fluorescence spectroscopy of twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) type 9-(2-carboxy-2-cyanovinyl)julolidine (CCVJ) derivatives. The TICT type molecules, CCVJ-C12 and CCVJ-Chol, that contain a linear alkyl dodecyl chain or a cholesteryl group, respectively, as their hydrophobic group, were designed and synthesized to manipulate them at the air-water interface...
July 31, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730605/contributions-of-interleukin-33-and-tslp-in-a-papain-soaked-contact-lens-induced-mouse-conjunctival-inflammation-model
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Jobu Sugita, Yosuke Asada, Waka Ishida, Satoshi Iwamoto, Katsuko Sudo, Hajime Suto, Toru Matsunaga, Ken Fukuda, Atsuki Fukushima, Norihiko Yokoi, Tatsukuni Ohno, Miyuki Azuma, Nobuyuki Ebihara, Hirohisa Saito, Masato Kubo, Susumu Nakae, Akira Matsuda
INTRODUCTION: Pathological changes of severe chronic allergic conjunctivitis are driven not only via acquired immunity but also via innate immunity. Type 2 immune response-initiating cytokines may play some roles as innate immunity-dependent components of the ocular surface inflammation. To investigate the involvement of type 2 immune response-initiating cytokines in innate immunity-dependent, papain-induced conjunctival inflammation model using IL-25-, IL-33-, and TSLP receptor (TSLPR)-knockout (KO) mice with reference to basophils and ILC2...
July 20, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725984/cytokine-expression-and-barrier-disruption-in-human-corneal-epithelial-cells-induced-by-alarmin-released-from-necrotic-cells
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Ken Fukuda, Waka Ishida, Yusaku Miura, Tatsuma Kishimoto, Atsuki Fukushima
PURPOSE: Dying cells release endogenous molecules known as alarmins that signal danger to surrounding tissue. We investigated the effects of necrotic cell-derived alarmins on cytokine expression and barrier function in human corneal epithelial cells. METHODS: The release of interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 from immortalized human corneal epithelial (HCE) cells in culture was measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. The abundance of IL-6 and 8 mRNAs was quantitated by reverse transcription and real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis...
July 19, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694074/memory-b-cell-resurgence-requires-repeated-rituximab-in-myasthenia-gravis
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Kohei Muto, Naoko Matsui, Yuki Unai, Waka Sakai, Shotaro Haji, Kengo Udaka, Hirokazu Miki, Takahiro Furukawa, Masahiro Abe, Ryuji Kaji
The immunologic effects of rituximab (RTX) in myasthenia gravis (MG) remain to be explored. We aimed to clarify immunologic reactions and their association with response to RTX in MG. Regulatory T cell and B cell profiles of MG patients were monitored. Two patients presenting with generalized MG with anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies were treated with RTX. The treatment led to sustained clinical improvement, discontinuation of intravenous immunoglobulin or plasma exchange, and reduction of prednisolone and other drugs...
June 21, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681897/solid-surface-vs-liquid-surface-nanoarchitectonics-molecular-machines-and-dna-origami
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Katsuhiko Ariga, Taizo Mori, Waka Nakanishi, Jonathan P Hill
The investigation of molecules and materials at interfaces is critical for the accumulation of new scientific insights and technological advances in the chemical and physical sciences. Immobilization on solid surfaces permits the investigation of different properties of functional molecules or materials with high sensitivity and high spatial resolution. Liquid surfaces also present important media for physicochemical innovation and insight based on their great flexibility and dynamicity, rapid diffusion of molecular components for mixing and rearrangements, as well as drastic spatial variation in the prevailing dielectric environment...
September 13, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676431/efficacy-of-oral-immunotherapy-with-a-rice-based-edible-vaccine-containing-hypoallergenic-japanese-cedar-pollen-allergens-for-treatment-of-established-allergic-conjunctivitis-in-mice
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Ken Fukuda, Waka Ishida, Yosuke Harada, Yuhya Wakasa, Hidenori Takagi, Fumio Takaiwa, Atsuki Fukushima
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that prophylactic oral administration of transgenic rice seeds expressing hypoallergenic modified antigens suppressed the development of allergic conjunctivitis induced by Japanese cedar pollen. We have now investigated the efficacy of oral immunotherapy with such transgenic rice for established allergic conjunctivitis in mice. METHODS: BALB/c mice were sensitized with two intraperitoneal injections of Japanese cedar pollen in alum, challenged with pollen in eyedrops, and then fed for 16 days with transgenic rice seeds expressing modified Japanese cedar pollen allergens Cry j 1 and Cry j 2 or with nontransgenic rice seeds as a control...
July 1, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642864/the-effects-of-fasting-and-massive-diarrhea-on-absorption-of-enteral-vancomycin-in-critically-ill-patients-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Takehiko Oami, Noriyuki Hattori, Yosuke Matsumura, Eizo Watanabe, Ryuzo Abe, Taku Oshima, Waka Takahashi, Shingo Yamazaki, Tatsuya Suzuki, Shigeto Oda
PURPOSE: Although vancomycin (VCM) is not absorbed from healthy intestinal mucosa, elevations in the serum VCM concentrations have been reported in some cases. The aims of this study are to evaluate the necessity of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) during enteral VCM administration in critically ill patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we enrolled 19 patients admitted to our intensive care unit who were treated with enteral VCM from December 2006 to January 2014...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615933/development-of-a-nomogram-for-predicting-in-hospital-mortality-of-patients-with-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Yukiyo Sakamoto, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Hideo Yasunaga, Hideyuki Takeshima, Wakae Hasegawa, Taisuke Jo, Yusuke Sasabuchi, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Takahide Nagase
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often experience exacerbations of their disease, sometimes requiring hospital admission and being associated with increased mortality. Although previous studies have reported mortality from exacerbations of COPD, there is limited information about prediction of individual in-hospital mortality. We therefore aimed to use data from a nationwide inpatient database in Japan to generate a nomogram for predicting in-hospital mortality from patients' characteristics on admission...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590025/apobec3g-is-increasingly-expressed-on-the-human-uterine-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-along-with-disease-progression
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Takashi Iizuka, Kousho Wakae, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Koichi Kitamura, Masanori Ono, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Masamichi Muramatsu
PROBLEM: APOBEC3G (A3G) is a cytidine deaminase that exhibits antiviral activity by introducing C-to-T hypermutation in viral DNA. We recently observed the distinct presence of C-to-T hypermutation of human papillomavirus DNA in uterine cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), suggesting the possible involvement of A3G in the mutation-inducing process. Consequently, we investigated the association of A3G expression with CIN progression in this study. METHOD OF STUDY: Patients who had undergone cervical conization due to CIN1 (n=11), CIN2 (n=9), CIN3 (n=12), and micro-invasive squamous cell carcinoma (n=2) were included...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572067/texture-dependent-effects-of-pseudo-chewing-sound-on-perceived-food-texture-and-evoked-feelings-in-response-to-nursing-care-foods
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Hiroshi Endo, Shuichi Ino, Waka Fujisaki
Because chewing sounds influence perceived food textures, unpleasant textures of texture-modified diets might be improved by chewing sound modulation. Additionally, since inhomogeneous food properties increase perceived sensory intensity, the effects of chewing sound modulation might depend on inhomogeneity. This study examined the influences of texture inhomogeneity on the effects of chewing sound modulation. Three kinds of nursing care foods in two food process types (minced-/puréed-like foods for inhomogeneous/homogeneous texture respectively) were used as sample foods...
May 29, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472357/thyroid-dysfunction-and-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases-among-atomic-bomb-survivors-exposed-in-childhood
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Misa Imaizumi, Waka Ohishi, Eiji Nakashima, Nobuko Sera, Kazuo Neriishi, Michiko Yamada, Yoshimi Tatsukawa, Ikuno Takahashi, Saeko Fujiwara, Keizo Sugino, Takao Ando, Toshiro Usa, Atsushi Kawakami, Masazumi Akahoshi, Ayumi Hida
Context: The risk of thyroid cancer increases and persists for decades among individuals exposed to ionizing radiation in childhood, although the long-term effects of childhood exposure to medium to low doses of radiation on thyroid dysfunction and autoimmune thyroid diseases have remained unclear. Objective: To evaluate radiation dose responses for the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction and autoimmune thyroid disease among atomic bomb survivors exposed in childhood...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468855/simple-screening-for-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-by-moxalactam-susceptibility-testing
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LETTER
Waka Imai, Masakazu Sasaki, Kotaro Aoki, Yoshikazu Ishii, Robert A Bonomo, Tse Hsien Koh, Hinako Murakami, Toshisuke Morita, Kazuhiro Tateda
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July 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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