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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224094/cystic-meconium-peritonitis-with-jejunoileal-atresia-is-it-associated-with-unfavorable-outcome
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Kin Wai Edwin Chan, Kim Hung Lee, Hei Yi Vicky Wong, Siu Yan Bess Tsui, Yuen Shan Wong, Kit Yi Kristine Pang, Jennifer Wai Cheung Mou, Yuk Him Tam
AIM: To compare the outcome between patients with jejunoileal atresia (JIA) associated with cystic meconium peritonitis (CMP) and patients with isolated JIA (JIA without CMP). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted for all neonates with JIA operated in our institute from January 2005 to January 2016. Demographics including the gestation age, sex, birth weight, age at operation, the presence of associated syndrome was recorded. Clinical outcome including the type of operation performed, operative time, the need for reoperation and mortality were studied...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214834/kidney-injury-molecule-1-is-elevated-in-nephropathy-and-mediates-macrophage-activation-via-the-mapk-signalling-pathway
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Lei Tian, Xinghua Shao, Yuanyuan Xie, Qin Wang, Xiajing Che, Minfang Zhang, Weijia Xu, Yao Xu, Shan Mou, Zhaohui Ni
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) is highly expressed in renal tubular cells after injury and is usually regarded as an early biomarker of acute kidney injury(AKI). The aim of this study was to determine the role of KIM-1 in the development of renal tubular injury Methods: Clinical samples, three different animal models and in vitro experiments were utilized to determine the possible mechanism underlying the involvement of KIM-1 in kidney injury. RESULTS: Both plasma and urinary KIM-1 expression levels were significantly higher in AKI and chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients than in healthy volunteers, and urinary KIM-1 expression was significantly higher in CKD patients than in AKI patients...
February 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209618/the-stat3-mirna-92-wnt-signaling-pathway-regulates-spheroid-formation-and-malignant-progression-in-ovarian-cancer
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Min-Wei Chen, Shu-Ting Yang, Ming-Hsien Chien, Kuo-Tai Hua, Chin-Jui Wu, Sheng-Mou Hsiao, Hao Lin, Michael Hsiao, Jen-Liang Su, Lin-Hung Wei
Ovarian cancer spheroids constitute a metastatic niche for transcoelomic spread that also engenders drug resistance. Spheroid-forming cells express active STAT3 signaling and display stem cell-like properties that may contribute to ovarian tumor progression. In this study, we show that STAT3 is hyperactivated in ovarian cancer spheroids and that STAT3 disruption in this setting is sufficient to relieve chemoresistance. In an NSG murine model of human ovarian cancer, STAT3 signaling regulated spheroid formation and self-renewal properties, whereas STAT3 attenuation reduced tumorigenicity...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206972/circular-rnas-signature-predicts-the-early-recurrence-of-stage-iii-gastric-cancer-after-radical-surgery
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Yan Zhang, Jin Li, Jiang Yu, Hao Liu, Zhiyong Shen, Gentai Ye, Tingyu Mou, Xiaolong Qi, Guoxin Li
Tumor recurrence is usually detected within one year after radical resection of stage III gastric cancer. This study aimed to establish the expression profile and determine potential circular RNAs (circRNAs) and predict the early recurrence of stage III gastric cancer. We identified 46 differently expressed circRNAs between cancer and adjacent normal tissues through circRNA microarray. We further screened eight indicators related to early recurrence. We subsequently divided the remaining cases into two cohorts...
February 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196488/application-of-fluorescein-sodium-in-the-resection-of-vermis-pilocytic-astrocytomas
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Ji Zhang, Fuad Al-Nahari, Zi-Feng Wang, Fu-Hua Lin, Yi-Yin Zhao, Shi-Yin Xiao, Jian-Min Liu, Chao Ke, Zheng-He Chen, Yu Jiang, Men Yang, Ke Sai, Jian Wang, Yong-Gao Mou
BACKGROUND: Pilocytic astrocytomas (PAs) are slow growing neoplasms and usually located at the cerebellum. There has been certainty regarding the truthful benefit of surgical resection for patients with PA. Gross total resection (GTR) of PAs, especially those being situated in deep regions, remains a surgical challenge. Generally, they are considered as benign and usually develop in young patients. PAs, belonging to WHO I can be cured by radical resection. The patients with PA have excellent prognosis if complete resection can be conducted...
February 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187124/association-between-the-levels-of-urine-kidney-injury-molecule-1-and-the-progression-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-elderly
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Yuanyuan Xie, Qin Wang, Chunlin Wang, Xiajing Che, Xinghua Shao, Yao Xu, Zhaohui Ni, Shan Mou
BACKGROUND: The factors influencing the prognosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) were analyzed in a group of elderly AKI patients to determine the markers of early prognosis. METHODS: A total of 258 patients were screened, and 201 patients were enrolled in the study. Eventually, 184 AKI patients were included in the study, including 79 elderly AKI patients (≥60 years old). During one year of follow-up, renal function changes were observed, and the risk factors that influenced the prognosis of AKI were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187008/guarding-the-gate-remote-structured-assessments-to-enhance-enrollment-precision-in-depression-trials
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Marlene P Freeman, James Pooley, Martina J Flynn, Lee Baer, David Mischoulon, David Mou, Maurizio Fava
BACKGROUND: Failed treatment trials are common in major depressive disorder and treatment-resistant depression, and remotely performed multifaceted, centralized structured interviews can potentially enhance signal detection by ensuring that enrolled patients meet eligibility criteria. METHODS: We assessed the use of a specific remote structured interview that validated the diagnosis, level of treatment resistance, and depression severity. The objectives were to (1) assess the rate at which patients who were deemed eligible for participation in trials by site investigators were ineligible, (2) assess the reasons for ineligibility, (3) compare rates of ineligibility between academic and nonacademic sites, (4) compare eligibility between US and non-US sites, and (5) report the placebo response rates in trials utilizing this quality assurance approach, comparing its placebo response rates with those reported in the literature...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186968/xiap-3-untranslated-region-as-a-cerna-promotes-fscn1-function-in-inducing-the-progression-of-breast-cancer-by-binding-endogenous-mir-29a-5p
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Qiang Wu, Hong Yan, Si-Qi Tao, Xiao-Nan Wang, Lang Mou, Ping Chen, Xing-Wang Cheng, Wen-Yong Wu, Zheng-Sheng Wu
The non-coding 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of genes play an important role in the regulation of microRNA (miRNA) functions, since it can bind and inactivate multiple miRNAs. Herein, we report that ectopic expression of XIAP 3'UTR increased human breast cancer cells proliferation, colony formation, migration, invasion and xenograft tumor growth and suppressed tumor cell death. To investigate this process, we further correlated the genome-wide transcriptional profiling with the gene expression alterations after transfecting XIAP 3'UTR in MCF-7 cells...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185942/the-effects-of-pharmaceutical-thrombolysis-and-multi-modal-therapy-on-patients-with-acute-posterior-circulation-ischemic-stroke-results-of-a-one-center-retrospective-study
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Yang Yang, Chunyang Liang, Chunsen Shen, Hao Tang, Shang Ma, Qiang Zhang, Mou Gao, Qin Dong, Ruxiang Xu
BACKGROUND: The treatment method for acute ischemic stroke is rapidly developing, and the effects of endovascular modalities, when used alone or in combination, needs to be studied. We aimed to identify the difference between pharmaceutical thrombolysis and multi-modal therapy (MMT) used in acute posterior circulation ischemic stroke (APCIS) patients and also to detect the predictors for successful recanalization and favorable outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with APCIS who received thrombolytic pharmaceuticals and MMT from 2011 to 2016 was performed at the stroke center...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176850/application-of-machine-learning-models-to-predict-tacrolimus-stable-dose-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Jie Tang, Rong Liu, Yue-Li Zhang, Mou-Ze Liu, Yong-Fang Hu, Ming-Jie Shao, Li-Jun Zhu, Hua-Wen Xin, Gui-Wen Feng, Wen-Jun Shang, Xiang-Guang Meng, Li-Rong Zhang, Ying-Zi Ming, Wei Zhang
Tacrolimus has a narrow therapeutic window and considerable variability in clinical use. Our goal was to compare the performance of multiple linear regression (MLR) and eight machine learning techniques in pharmacogenetic algorithm-based prediction of tacrolimus stable dose (TSD) in a large Chinese cohort. A total of 1,045 renal transplant patients were recruited, 80% of which were randomly selected as the "derivation cohort" to develop dose-prediction algorithm, while the remaining 20% constituted the "validation cohort" to test the final selected algorithm...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176034/patient-satisfaction-with-virtual-obstetric-care
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Bethann Mangel Pflugeisen, Jin Mou
Introduction The importance of patient satisfaction in US healthcare is increasing, in tandem with the advent of new patient care modalities, including virtual care. The purpose of this study was to compare the satisfaction of obstetric patients who received one-third of their antenatal visits in videoconference ("Virtual-care") compared to those who received 12-14 face-to-face visits in-clinic with their physician/midwife ("Traditional-care"). Methods We developed a four-domain satisfaction questionnaire; Virtual-care patients were asked additional questions about technology...
February 7, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174544/the-process-of-self-cultivation-and-the-mandala-model-of-the-self
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Meiyao Wu
In his Mandala model of the self, Taiwanese scholar Kwang-Kuo Hwang sees each human being as a combination or intersection of private individual and social person, and also of knowledge and action. To further elaborate the model-with a particular emphasis on teaching/learning, the development of the ideal self and spiritual transcendence-this article will explore the psychological process of self-cultivation in the light of traditional Confucian thinking, which means keeping a balance between inner/outer and self/other...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170193/human-menstrual-blood-derived-stem-cells-ameliorate-liver-fibrosis-in-mice-by-targeting-hepatic-stellate-cells-via-paracrine-mediators
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Lijun Chen, Chunfeng Zhang, Lu Chen, Xiaojun Wang, Bingyu Xiang, Xiaoxing Wu, Yang Guo, Xiaozhou Mou, Li Yuan, Bo Chen, Jinfu Wang, Charlie Xiang
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may have potential applications in regenerative medicine for the treatment of chronic liver diseases (CLDs). Human menstrual blood is a novel source of MSCs, termed menstrual blood-derived stem cells (MenSCs). Compared with bone marrow MSCs, MenSCs exhibit a higher proliferation rate and they can be obtained through a simple, safe, painless procedure without ethical concerns. Although the therapeutic efficacy of MenSCs has been explored in some diseases, their effects on liver fibrosis are still unclear...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164332/a-dominant-negative-actin-mutation-alters-corolla-tube-width-and-pollinator-visitation-in-mimulus-lewisii
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Baoqing Ding, Fengjuan Mou, Wei Sun, Shilin Chen, Foen Peng, Harvey D Bradshaw, Yao-Wu Yuan
A third of all angiosperm species produce flowers with petals fused into a corolla tube. The various elaborations of corolla tube attributes, such as length, width and curvature, have enabled plants to exploit many specialized pollinator groups. These elaborations often differ dramatically among closely related species, contributing to pollinator shift and pollinator-mediated reproductive isolation and speciation. However, very little is known about the genetic and developmental control of these corolla tube attributes...
March 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158022/multi-color-modulation-of-solid-state-display-based-on-thermally-induced-color-changes-of-indium-tin-oxide-and-phase-changing-materials
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Yanbiao Lyu, Shenghong Mou, Zhigang Ni, Yu Bai, Ying Sun, Zhiyuan Cheng
A multi-color solid-state display structure has been fabricated and characterized, which is based on phase-change material Ge<sub>2</sub>Sb<sub>2</sub>Te<sub>5</sub> (GST) and conducting transparent material indium tin oxide (ITO). The significant influence of ITO is investigated by experiments as well as simulations. We found that the ITO layer in fact plays a significant or even a dominate role in the color change of GST-based multi-layer solid state display structure. Multi-color modulation can be achieved by changing the phase state of both ITO and GST...
January 23, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155815/pig-to-primate-islet-xenotransplantation-past-present-and-future
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Zhengzhao Liu, Wenbao Hu, Tian He, Yifan Dai, Hidetaka Hara, Rita Bottino, David K C Cooper, Zhiming Cai, Lisha Mou
Islet allotransplantation results in increasing success in treating type 1 diabetes, but the shortage of deceased humandonor pancreata limits progress. Islet xenotransplantation, using pigs as sources of islet is a promising approach to overcome this limitation. The greatest obstacle is the primate immune/ inflammatory response to the pig islets, which may take the form of rapid early graft destruction (the instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction) or T cell-mediated rejection. These problems are being resolved by the genetic engineering of the source pigs combined with improved immunosuppressive therapy...
February 3, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153461/purification-structural-characterization-and-anticoagulant-properties-of-fucosylated-chondroitin-sulfate-isolated-from-holothuria-mexicana
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Jiaojiao Mou, Cong Wang, Wenjing Li, Jie Yang
A novel fucosylated chondroitin sulfate (HmG) was isolated from sea cucumber Holothuria mexicana, the structure of which was characterized by monosaccharide composition, disaccharide composition, IR, (1)H and (13)C NMR spectrum, additionally with two dimensional NMR spectrum of degraded HmG (DHmG). The backbone of HmG was identified as chondroitin 6-O sulfate, while the major O-4 sulfated fucose branches linked to O-3 position of glucuronic acid in almost every disaccharide unit. The anticoagulant activities of HmG and DHmG were assessed and compared with heparin and low molecular weight heparin...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153255/conjugated-microporous-polymers-based-fluorescein-for-fluorescence-detection-of-2-4-6-trinitrophenol
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Tong-Mou Geng, Sai-Nan Ye, Yu Wang, Hai Zhu, Xie Wang, Xue Liu
2,4,6-Trinitrophenol (TNP, also called picric acid, PA) pose a large threat to environmental health, public safety and military security. Conjugated microporous polymers are emerging new fluorescence sensing materials for TNP. In this paper, we report the synthesis of two fluorescein containing conjugated microporous polymers (DTF and TTF) through the palladium catalyzed Sonogashira-Hagihara polycondensation reactions of tetraiodofluorescein sodium salt (TIFA) with 1,4-diethynylbenzene (DEB) or 1,3,5-triethynylbenzene (TEB)...
April 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150027/spontaneous-transvaginal-ileum-evisceration-a-case-report
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Wan-Hua Ting, Ho-Hsiung Lin, Sheng-Mou Hsiao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145863/the-association-between-paraoxonase-1-gene-polymorphisms-and-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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H F Gu, M Mou, Z G Liang, C Sun, X Y Ren, Y B Xiao
Some studies investigated the association of paraoxonase 1 (PON1) polymorphisms with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) risk. However, the result was still inconsistent. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is an association between the PON1 polymorphisms and PCOS risk. Electronic databases, such as PubMed, EMBASE, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases, were searched for identification of the studies. The associations between PON1 polymorphisms and PCOS risk was quantified using ORs with 95% CIs...
December 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
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