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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914219/immune-protection-duration-and-efficacy-stability-of-dna-vaccine-encoding-eimeria-tenella-ta4-and-chicken-il-2-against-coccidiosis
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Xiaokai Song, Xiaofang Zhao, Lixin Xu, Ruofeng Yan, Xiangrui Li
In our previous study, an effective DNA vaccine encoding Eimeria tenella TA4 and chicken IL-2 was constructed. In the present study, the immunization dose of the DNA vaccine pVAX1.0-TA4-IL-2 was further optimized. With the optimized dose, the dynamics of antibodies induced by the DNA vaccine was determined using indirect ELISA. To evaluate the immune protection duration of the DNA vaccine, two-week-old chickens were intramuscularly immunized twice and the induced efficacy was evaluated by challenging with E...
November 25, 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890969/behavior-of-post-installed-anchors-tested-by-stepwise-increasing-cyclic-load-protocols
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Philipp Mahrenholtz, Rolf Eligehausen, Tara C Hutchinson, Matthew S Hoehler
Cyclic loads are a characteristic feature of actions acting on structures and anchorages during earthquakes. For this reason, seismic qualification of post-installed concrete anchors according to the internationally recognized American Concrete Institute (ACI) standard ACI 355 is based on cyclic load tests. The protocols for these tests, however, have limited scientific basis. Therefore, in the present paper newly-developed test protocols with stepwise-increasing load amplitudes are utilized to more realistically evaluate anchor seismic performance...
September 2016: ACI Struct J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879076/drug-survival-rates-and-reasons-for-drug-discontinuation-in-psoriasis
#3
Tobias Arnold, Marthe-Lisa Schaarschmidt, Raphael Herr, Joachim E Fischer, Sergij Goerdt, Wiebke K Peitsch
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Moderate-to-severe psoriasis frequently requires long-term systemic therapy. Reflecting efficacy, safety, and treatment satisfaction, drug survival is an indicator of therapeutic success. The objective of the present study was to assess drug survival rates and reasons for discontinuation of fumaric acid esters (FAE), methotrexate (MTX), acitretin (ACI), cyclosporine A (CyA), adalimumab (ADA), etanercept (ETA), infliximab (INF), and ustekinumab (UST) in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879071/-drug-survival-raten-und-gr%C3%A3-nde-f%C3%A3-r-den-abbruch-von-systemtherapien-bei-psoriasis
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Tobias Arnold, Marthe-Lisa Schaarschmidt, Raphael Herr, Joachim E Fischer, Sergij Goerdt, Wiebke K Peitsch
HINTERGRUND UND ZIELE: Mittelschwere bis schwere Psoriasis erfordert häufig eine langfristige systemische Behandlung. Die Therapietreue bezüglich eines Medika-ments (Überlebensrate, "Drug Survival") reflektiert dessen Wirksamkeit, Sicherheit sowie die Zufriedenheit mit der Behandlung und ist ein Indikator für den Therapieerfolg. Das Ziel der vorliegenden Studie was die Ermittlung der "Drug-Survival"-Raten sowie der Gründe für den Abbruch einer Behandlung mit Fumarsäureestern (fumaric acid esters, FAE), Methotrexat (MTX), Acitretin (ACI), Cyclosporin A (CyA), Adalimumab (ADA), Etanercept (ETA), Infliximab (INF) und Ustekinumab (UST) bei Patienten mit mittelschwerer bis schwerer Psoriasis...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876261/cartilage-repair-strategies-in-the-knee-a-survey-of-turkish-surgeons
#5
Nurzat Elmalı, Reha Tandoğan, Murat Demirel, Murat Bozkurt, Tahsin Beyzadeoglu
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to analyze the trends in cartilage repair strategies among Turkish orthopedic surgeons for isolated focal (osteo)chondral lesions of the knee joint. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A web-based survey of 21 questions consisting of surgical indications, techniques and time to return to sports was developed to investigate the preferences of members of the TOTBID and the TUSYAD. RESULTS: A total of 147 surgeons answered the questionnaire...
November 18, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869720/30i%C3%A3-mes-journ%C3%A3-es-franco-belges-de-pharmacochimie
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Samia Aci-Sèche, Frédéric Buron, Karen Plé, Laurent Robin, Franck Suzenet, Sylvain Routier
The "Journées Franco-Belges de Pharmacochimie" is a recognized annual meeting in organic and medicinal chemistry known for the quality of scientific exchange and conviviality. Young researchers were encouraged to present their work and share ideas with senior scientists. Abstracts of plenary lectures, oral communications, and posters presented during the meeting are collected in this report.
November 18, 2016: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856952/clinical-outcomes-of-posterior-versus-anterior-circulation-infarction-with-low-national-institutes-of-health-stroke-scale-scores
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Joon-Tae Kim, Man-Seok Park, Kang-Ho Choi, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Ku Han, Tai Hwan Park, Sang-Soon Park, Kyung Bok Lee, Byung-Chul Lee, Kyung-Ho Yu, Mi Sun Oh, Jae Kwan Cha, Dae-Hyun Kim, Hyun-Wook Nah, Jun Lee, Soo Joo Lee, Youngchai Ko, Jae Guk Kim, Jong-Moo Park, Kyusik Kang, Yong-Jin Cho, Keun-Sik Hong, Jay Chol Choi, Dong-Eog Kim, Wi-Sun Ryu, Dong-Ick Shin, Min-Ju Yeo, Wook-Joo Kim, Juneyoung Lee, Ji Sung Lee, Hee-Joon Bae, Jeffrey L Saver, Ki-Hyun Cho
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We compared baseline characteristics and outcomes at 3 months between patients with minor anterior circulation infarction (ACI) versus minor posterior circulation infarction (PCI), including the influence of large vessel disease on outcomes. METHODS: This study is an analysis of a prospective multicenter registry database in South Korea. Eligibility criteria were patients with ischemic stroke admitted within 7 days of stroke onset, lesions in either anterior or posterior circulation, and National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score of ≤4 at baseline...
November 17, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835044/patient-experiences-of-recovery-after-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-a-qualitative-study
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Jenny L Toonstra, Dana Howell, Robert A English, Christian Lattermann, Carl G Mattacola
CONTEXT:  The recovery process after autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) can be challenging for patients and clinicians alike due to significant functional limitations and a lengthy healing time. Understanding patients' experiences during the recovery process may assist clinicians in providing more individualized care. OBJECTIVE:  To explore and describe patients' experiences during the recovery process after ACI. DESIGN:  Qualitative study...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826762/matrix-based-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-in-children-and-adolescents-a-match-paired-analysis-in-a-follow-up-over-three-years-post-operation
#9
Thomas Richard Niethammer, Martin Holzgruber, Mehmet Fatih Gülecyüz, Patrick Weber, Matthias Frank Pietschmann, Peter Ernst Müller
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is the investigation of the clinical results after third generation autologous chondrocyte implantation in the knee in a follow-up over three years post-operation. Our primary focus is on the effects of this procedure on children and adolescent patients as there is a lack of knowledge regarding the clinical outcomes in children/adolescents in particular when compared with adults. METHODS: A total of 40 patients (43 defects) <20 years with cartilage defects of the knee were treated with third generation ACI (Novocart® 3D)...
November 8, 2016: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803938/biological-knee-reconstruction-with-concomitant-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-and-meniscal-allograft-transplantation-mid-to-long-term-outcomes
#10
Takahiro Ogura, Tim Bryant, Tom Minas
BACKGROUND: Treating articular cartilage defects and meniscal deficiency is challenging. Although some short- to mid-term follow-up studies report good clinical outcomes after concurrent autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) and meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT), longer follow-up is needed. PURPOSE: To evaluate mid- to long-term outcomes after combined ACI with MAT. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of prospectively gathered data from patients who had undergone ACI with MAT between 1999 and 2013...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797965/seasonality-of-freshwater-bacterioplankton-diversity-in-two-tropical-shallow-lakes-from-the-brazilian-atlantic-forest
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Marcelo P Ávila, Peter A Staehr, Francisco A R Barbosa, Edmar Chartone-Souza, Andréa M A Nascimento
Bacteria are highly important for the cycling of organic and inorganic matter in freshwater environments, however, little is known about the diversity of bacterioplankton in tropical systems. Studies on carbon and nutrient cycling in tropical lakes suggest a very different seasonality from that of temperate climates. Here, we used 16S rRNA gene next generation sequencing (NGS) to investigate seasonal changes in bacterioplankton communities of two tropical lakes, which differed in trophic status and mixing regime...
October 18, 2016: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781068/chondrogenic-potency-analyses-of-donor-matched-chondrocytes-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-bone-marrow-infrapatellar-fat-pad-and-subcutaneous-fat
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John Garcia, Claire Mennan, Helen S McCarthy, Sally Roberts, James B Richardson, Karina T Wright
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is a cell-based therapy that has been used clinically for over 20 years to treat cartilage injuries more efficiently in order to negate or delay the need for joint replacement surgery. In this time, very little has changed in the ACI procedure, but now many centres are considering or using alternative cell sources for cartilage repair, in particular mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). In this study, we have tested the chondrogenic potential of donor-matched MSCs derived from bone marrow (BM), infrapatellar fat pad (FP), and subcutaneous fat (SCF), compared to chondrocytes...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775787/ptx3-expression-in-the-plasma-of-elderly-aci-patients-and-its-relationship-with-severity-and-prognosis-of-the-disease
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L-Z Qin, W Li, Y Huang, F Lu, S-J Li, H-Q Yang, J-W Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the expression of pentraxin3 (PTX3) in elderly patients with acute cerebral infarction (ACI) and to analyze the relationship of PTX3 with the severity and prognosis of ACI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between June 2014 and August 2015, 96 elderly patients with first-onset of ACI admitted to our institution were enrolled in the present study. Also, 70 healthy elderly subjects were included as controls in this study. Levels of PTX3, C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, homocysteine (Hcy), fibrinogen (FIB), total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) were determined in all patients both pre-therapeutically and 30 days post-therapeutically...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773574/a-case-study-glycosaminoglycan-profiles-of-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-aci-tissue-improve-as-the-tissue-matures
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Aarti Sharma, Dai Rees, Sally Roberts, Nicola J Kuiper
BACKGROUND: Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has been used to treat cartilage defects in thousands of patients worldwide with good clinical effectiveness 10-20years after implantation. Information concerning the quality of the repair cartilage is still limited because biopsies are small and rare. Glycosaminoglycan structure influences physiological function and is likely to be important in the long term stability of the repair tissue. The aim of this study was to assess glycosaminoglycans in ACI tissue over a two year period...
October 20, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762569/augmenting-brief-interventions-for-adolescent-marijuana-users-the-impact-of-motivational-check-ins
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Denise D Walker, Robert S Stephens, Claire E Blevins, Kelsey E Banes, Lauren Matthews, Roger A Roffman
OBJECTIVE: Brief interventions for adolescent marijuana users offered in schools reach users who would not otherwise present for treatment. The current study builds on previous trials of a school-based, 2-session motivational enhancement therapy (MET) intervention by adding periodic, brief motivational check-ins to reinforce gains and bolster motivation. METHOD: Adolescent participants were randomly assigned to a motivational check-in (MCI; n = 128) or assessment-only check-in (ACI; n = 124) comparison condition...
November 2016: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762428/de-novo-synthesis-and-functional-analysis-of-the-phosphatase-encoding-gene-aci-b-of-uncultured-actinobacteria-from-lake-stechlin-ne-germany
#16
Abhishek Srivastava, Katherine D McMahon, Ramunas Stepanauskas, Hans-Peter Grossart
The National Center for Biotechnology Information [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/guide/taxonomy/] database enlists more than 15,500 bacterial species. But this also includes a plethora of uncultured bacterial representations. Owing to their metabolism, they directly influence biogeochemical cycles, which underscores the the important status of bacteria on our planet. To study the function of a gene from an uncultured bacterium, we have undertaken a de novo gene synthesis approach. Actinobacteria of the acI-B subcluster are important but yet uncultured members of the bacterioplankton in temperate lakes of the northern hemisphere such as oligotrophic Lake Stechlin (NE Germany)...
December 2015: International Microbiology: the Official Journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754138/os-27-02-cerebral-microbleeds-and-asymptomatic-cerebral-infarctions-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Tsukasa Saito, Yuichiro Kawamura, Nobuyuki Sato, Naoyuki Hasebe
OBJECTIVE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cardiac arrhythmia that does not infrequently induce ischemic strokes; however, little research has been reported on focal cerebral microangiopathic lesions in patients with AF. Recently cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) have been noticed for their potential implication in cerebral small vessel dis- ease. Therefore, we had 2 goals in the present study: (1) to compare the prevalence of CMBs in patients with AF with that in patients without AF, and (2) to prove that CMBs could be a clinical predictive factor for the development of future cerebral microangiopathy in patients with AF without a history of symptomatic cerebral infarction in a prospective manner...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731400/mirna-145-inhibits-vsmc-proliferation-by-targeting-cd40
#18
Xin Guo, Dai Li, Min Chen, Lei Chen, Bikui Zhang, Tian Wu, Ren Guo
Recent studies have demonstrated functions of miR-145 in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) phenotypes and vascular diseases. In this study, we aim to determine whether CD40 is involved in miR-145 mediated switch of VSMC phenotypes. In cultured VSMCs, the effects of miR-145 and CD40 on TNF-α, TGF-β, and Homocysteine (Hcy) induced cell proliferation were evaluated by over-expression of miR-145 or by siRNA-mediated knockdown of CD40. We also used ultrasound imaging to explore the effect of miR-145 on carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) in atherosclerotic cerebral infarction (ACI) patients...
October 12, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702996/effects-of-reduced-carbonic-anhydrase-activity-on-co2-assimilation-rates-in-setaria-viridis-a-transgenic-analysis
#19
Hannah L Osborn, Hugo Alonso-Cantabrana, Robert E Sharwood, Sarah Covshoff, John R Evans, Robert T Furbank, Susanne von Caemmerer
In C4 species, the major β-carbonic anhydrase (β-CA) localized in the mesophyll cytosol catalyses the hydration of CO2 to HCO3(-), which phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase uses in the first step of C4 photosynthesis. To address the role of CA in C4 photosynthesis, we generated transgenic Setaria viridis depleted in β-CA. Independent lines were identified with as little as 13% of wild-type CA. No photosynthetic defect was observed in the transformed lines at ambient CO2 partial pressure (pCO2). At low pCO2, a strong correlation between CO2 assimilation rates and CA hydration rates was observed...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697297/immunohistochemistry-of-apoptosis-related-proteins-in-retinoblastoma
#20
Renato José Mendonça Natalino, Célia Beatriz Gianotti Antoneli, Karina de Cássia Braga Ribeiro, Antônio Hugo José Fróes Marques Campos, Fernando Augusto Soares
Retinoblastoma is the most common intraocular malignant neoplasia during childhood and results from the partial or total inactivity of the retinoblastoma protein (pRb). In the absence of pRb, the E2F transcription factors increase the levels of cell cycle proteins as well as some pro-apoptotic proteins. We intended to study the immunohistochemistry profile of apoptotic-related proteins in retinoblastoma. We also evaluated the association between the expression of apoptotic protein and stage of tumor or survivor after a 5year follow up...
December 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
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