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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024120/remodeling-and-modeling-based-bone-formation-with-teriparatide-versus-denosumab-a-longitudinal-analysis-from-baseline-to-3-months-in-the-ava-study
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David W Dempster, Hua Zhou, Robert R Recker, Jacques P Brown, Christopher P Recknor, E Michael Lewiecki, Paul D Miller, Sudhaker D Rao, David L Kendler, Robert Lindsay, John H Krege, Jahangir Alam, Kathleen A Taylor, Thomas E Melby, Valerie A Ruff
There has been renewed interest of late in the role of modeling-based formation (MBF) during osteoporosis therapy. Here we describe early effects of an established anabolic (teriparatide) versus antiresorptive (denosumab) agent on remodeling-based formation (RBF), MBF, and overflow MBF (oMBF) in human transiliac bone biopsies. Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis received subcutaneous teriparatide (n = 33, 20 µg/day) or denosumab (n = 36, 60 mg once/6 months), open-label for 6 months at 7 US and Canadian sites...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965370/a-5-year-longitudinal-study-of-association-of-maximum-bite-force-with-development-of-frailty-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Masanori Iwasaki, Yoshihara Akihiro, Naoko Sato, Misuzu Sato, Kumiko Minagawa, Mieko Shimada, Mamoru Nishimuta, Toshihiro Ansai, Yutaka Yoshitake, Takahiro Ono, Hideo Miyazaki
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether maximum bite force (MBF), an objective measure of oral function, is associated with development of frailty in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included community-dwelling Japanese adults aged 75 years at baseline (n = 322). Baseline MBF was measured using an electronic recording device (Occlusal Force-Meter GM10). Follow-up examinations, including physical fitness and anthropometric evaluation and structured questionnaires, were administered annually over a 5-year period to determine the incidence of frailty, which was defined by the presence of three or more of the following five components derived from the Cardiovascular Health Study: low level of mobility, low physical activity level, weakness, shrinking, and poor endurance and energy...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903048/set2-methyltransferase-facilitates-dna-replication-and-promotes-genotoxic-stress-responses-through-mbf-dependent-transcription
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Chen-Chun Pai, Anastasiya Kishkevich, Rachel S Deegan, Andrea Keszthelyi, Lisa Folkes, Stephen E Kearsey, Nagore De León, Ignacio Soriano, Robertus Antonius Maria de Bruin, Antony M Carr, Timothy C Humphrey
Chromatin modification through histone H3 lysine 36 methylation by the SETD2 tumor suppressor plays a key role in maintaining genome stability. Here, we describe a role for Set2-dependent H3K36 methylation in facilitating DNA replication and the transcriptional responses to both replication stress and DNA damage through promoting MluI cell-cycle box (MCB) binding factor (MBF)-complex-dependent transcription in fission yeast. Set2 loss leads to reduced MBF-dependent ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) expression, reduced deoxyribonucleoside triphosphate (dNTP) synthesis, altered replication origin firing, and a checkpoint-dependent S-phase delay...
September 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901610/low-dose-dynamic-myocardial-perfusion-ct-imaging-using-a-motion-adaptive-sparsity-prior
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Zhaoying Bian, Dong Zeng, Zhang Zhang, Changfei Gong, Xiumei Tian, Gang Yan, Jing Huang, Hong Guo, Bo Chen, Jing Zhang, Qianjin Feng, Wufan Chen, Jianhua Ma
PURPOSE: Dynamic myocardial perfusion computed tomography (DM-PCT) imaging offers benefits over quantitative assessment of myocardial blood flow (MBF) for diagnosis and risk stratification of coronary artery disease. However, one major drawback of DM-PCT imaging is that a high radiation level is imparted by repeated scanning. To address this issue, in this work, we developed a statistical iterative reconstruction algorithm based on the penalized weighted least-squares (PWLS) scheme by incorporating a motion adaptive sparsity prior (MASP) model to achieve high-quality DM-PCT imaging with low tube current dynamic data acquisition...
September 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891594/effect-of-telescopic-distal-extension-removable-partial-dentures-on-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-and-maximum-bite-force-a-preliminary-cross-over-study
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Moustafa Abdou Elsyad, Aisha Zakaria Mostafa
OBJECTIVES: This cross over study aimed to evaluate the effect of telescopic distal extension removable partial dentures on oral health related quality of life and maximum bite force MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with complete maxillary edentulism and partially edentulous mandibles with anterior teeth only remaining were selected for this cross over study. All patients received complete maxillary dentures and mandibular partial removable dental prosthesis (PRDP, control). After 3 months of adaptation, PRDP was replaced with conventional telescopic partial dentures (TPD) or telescopic partial dentures with cantilevered extensions (TCPD) in a quasi-random method...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881298/evaluation-of-hemocompatibility-and-hemostasis-of-a-bioflocculant
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Haijuan Zhao, Gang Cao, Honggao Chen, Hai Li, Jiangang Zhou
Bioflocculants are widely used in a large variety of applications, because of their wide range of flocculation. There is limited information in the literature about the ability of bioflocculants to perform beneficial functions without having adverse effects on blood components. In this study, general hemocompatibility of a bioflocculant (MBF-06) was investigated in an in vitro system, measuring flocculation of plasma proteins, red blood cell integrity, blood cell counts, platelet activation, clot formation, complement activation, cytotoxicity and inflammatory response...
August 30, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865679/quantification-of-myocardial-perfusion-reserve-using-dynamic-spect-images-of-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Noriko Tsuda, Shinya Shiraishi, Fumi Sakamoto, Hideaki Yuki, Koji Ogasawara, Morikatsu Yoshida, Seiji Tomiguchi, Kenichi Tsujita, Yasuyuki Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disorders. The aim of this study was to examine whether the quantitatively measured myocardial blood flow (MBF) or myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR), calculated by dynamic single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) analysis using a cardiac cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) gamma camera, was related to renal dysfunction in patients with normal myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) findings. METHODS: The study population consisted of 46 patients with CKD and 46 individuals without CKD (controls)...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864981/technical-aspects-of-acquiring-and-measuring-myocardial-blood-flow-method-technique-and-qa
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John R Votaw, René R Sevag Packard
Measuring absolute myocardial blood flow (MBF) is becoming a common aid for diagnosing patients suspected to have coronary artery disease. An MBF study, however, requires a scanner with high count rate capability, is more susceptible to artifacts, and is much more technically involved than static imaging, which leads to a greater risk of artifactual results contaminating the final result. This technical note gives the reader an introductory understanding of the method for calculating MBF. It then describes the scanning protocol, potential pitfalls and how to recognize them, and quality control steps that should be taken to avoid basing a clinical decision on possibly inaccurate flow information...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864442/integrated-non-invasive-physiological-assessment-of-coronary-circulatory-function-and-impact-on-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Ankur Gupta, Viviany R Taqueti, Tim P van de Hoef, Navkaranbir S Bajaj, Paco E Bravo, Venkatesh L Murthy, Michael T Osborne, Sara B Seidelmann, Tomas S Vita, Courtney F Bibbo, Meagan Harrington, Jon Hainer, Ornella Rimoldi, Sharmila Dorbala, Deepak L Bhatt, Ron Blankstein, Paolo G Camici, Marcelo F Di Carli
Background -It is suggested that the integration of maximal myocardial blood flow (MBF) and coronary flow reserve (CFR), termed coronary flow capacity, allows comprehensive evaluation of patients with known or suspected stable coronary artery disease. As management decisions are predicated on clinical risk, we sought to determine the independent and integrated value of maximal MBF and CFR for predicting cardiovascular death. Methods -MBF and CFR were quantified in 4,029 consecutive patients (median age 66 years, 50...
September 1, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851731/exploring-coronary-circulatory-response-to-stenosis-and-its-association-with-invasive-physiologic-indices-using-absolute-myocardial-blood-flow-and-coronary-pressure
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Joo Myung Lee, Doyeon Hwang, Jonghanne Park, Jinlong Zhang, Yaliang Tong, Chee Hae Kim, Ji-In Bang, Minseok Suh, Jin Chul Paeng, Gi Jeong Cheon, Bon-Kwon Koo
Background -Although invasive physiologic assessment for coronary stenosis has become a standard practice to guide treatment strategy, coronary circulatory response and changes in invasive physiologic indices, according to different anatomical and hemodynamic lesion severity, have not been fully demonstrated in patients with coronary artery disease. Methods -One hundred fifteen patients with left anterior descending artery stenosis who underwent both (13)N-ammonia positron emission tomography (PET) and invasive physiologic measurement were analyzed...
August 29, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831673/measurement-of-mbf-by-pet-is-ready-for-prime-time-as-an-integral-part-of-clinical-reports-in-diagnosis-and-risk-assessment-of-patients-with-known-or-suspected-cad-pro
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Marcelo F Di Carli
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August 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817662/single-scan-rest-stress-imaging-with-99mtc-sestamibi-and-cadmium-zinc-telluride-based-spect-for-hyperemic-flow-quantification-a-feasibility-study-evaluated-with-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Yu-Hua Dean Fang, Yuan-Chang Liu, Kung-Chu Ho, Feng-Cheng Kuo, Ching-Fang Yang, Tzu-Chen Yen, I-Chang Hsieh
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate whether the hyperemic myocardial blood flow (MBF) can be estimated using cadmium zinc telluride (CZT)-based single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cameras with a single, rapid rest/stress dynamic scan. Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used as a reference modality for flow measurement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The proposed protocol included both the rest and stress acquisitions within a 24-min scan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808841/prognostic-significance-of-myocardial-energy-expenditure-and-myocardial-efficiency-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Mehmet S Cetin, Elif H Ozcan Cetin, Ugur Canpolat, Hatice Sasmaz, Ahmet Temizhan, Sinan Aydogdu
In heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) patients, myocardial blood flow (MBF), myocardial energy expenditure (MEE), myocardial efficiency has been poorly evaluated because of the necessity of invasive procedures in the determination of these parameters. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) can provide reliable data for MEE, MBF (via coronary sinus (CS) flows). Also, myocardial efficiency can be evaluated by the MEE to MBF ratio. We aim to assess MBF, MEE and energy efficiency and the prognostic value of these parameters in HFrEF...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776314/a-combined-static-dynamic-single-dose-imaging%C3%A2-protocol-to-compare-quantitative-dynamic-spect-with-static-conventional-spect
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Maria Sciammarella, Uttam M Shrestha, Youngho Seo, Grant T Gullberg, Elias H Botvinick
BACKGROUND: SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is a clinical mainstay that is typically performed with static imaging protocols and visually or semi-quantitatively assessed for perfusion defects based upon the relative intensity of myocardial regions. Dynamic cardiac SPECT presents a new imaging technique based on time-varying information of radiotracer distribution, which permits the evaluation of regional myocardial blood flow (MBF) and coronary flow reserve (CFR). In this work, a preliminary feasibility study was conducted in a small patient sample designed to implement a unique combined static-dynamic single-dose one-day visit imaging protocol to compare quantitative dynamic SPECT with static conventional SPECT for improving the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771906/cdk1-interacting-protein-cip1-is-regulated-by-the-s%C3%A2-phase-checkpoint-in-response-to-genotoxic-stress
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Ze Zhang, Ping Ren, Ajay A Vashisht, James A Wohlschlegel, David G Quintana, Fanli Zeng
In eukaryotic cells, a surveillance mechanism, the S phase checkpoint, detects and responds to insults that challenge chromosomal replication, arresting cell cycle progression and triggering appropriate events to prevent genomic instability. In the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Mec1/ATM/ATR, and its downstream kinase, Rad53/Chk2, mediate the response to genotoxic stress. In this study, we place Cip1, a recently identified Cdk1 inhibitor (CKI), under the regulation of Mec1 and Rad53 in response to genotoxic stress...
August 3, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770459/effect-of-liraglutide-on-myocardial-glucose-uptake-and-blood-flow-in-stable-chronic-heart-failure-patients-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-live-sub-study
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Roni Nielsen, Anders Jorsal, Peter Iversen, Lars Poulsen Tolbod, Kirsten Bouchelouche, Jens Sørensen, Hendrik Johannes Harms, Allan Flyvbjerg, Lise Tarnow, Caroline Kistorp, Ida Gustafsson, Hans Erik Bøtker, Henrik Wiggers
BACKGROUND: The glucagon-like peptide-1 analog liraglutide increases heart rate and may be associated with more cardiac events in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. We studied whether this could be ascribed to effects on myocardial glucose uptake (MGU), myocardial blood flow (MBF) and MBF reserve (MFR). METHODS AND RESULTS: CHF patients with left ventricular ejection fraction ≤45% and without type 2 diabetes were randomized to liraglutide (N = 18) 1.8 mg once daily or placebo (N = 18) for 24 weeks in a double-blinded design...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770213/positron-emission-tomography-determined-hyperemic-flow-myocardial-flow-reserve-and-flow-gradient-quo-vadis
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Thorsten M Leucker, Ines Valenta, Thomas Hellmut Schindler
Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) applied with positron-emitting flow tracers such as (13)N-ammonia and (82)Rubidium enables the quantification of both myocardial perfusion and myocardial blood flow (MBF) in milliliters per gram per minute for coronary artery disease (CAD) detection and characterization. The detection of a regional myocardial perfusion defect during vasomotor stress commonly identifies the culprit lesion or most severe epicardial narrowing, whereas adding regional hyperemic MBFs, myocardial flow reserve (MFR), and/or longitudinal flow decrease may also signify less severe but flow-limiting stenosis in multivessel CAD...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751169/differences-in-laser-doppler-indices-between-skin-surface-measurement-sites-in-subjects-with-diabetes
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Hsin Hsiu, Hsiao-Feng Hu, Hung-Chi Tsai
This study performed laser-Doppler flowmetry (LDF) measurements with the aim of identifying differences in diabetes-induced microcirculatory-blood-flow (MBF) responses between the following skin surface measurement sites: an acupoint around the wrist, an acupoint around the ankle, and a nearby nonacupoint around the ankle. The 67 study subjects were assigned to diabetic, prediabetic, and healthy groups according to the results of oral glucose tolerance tests. Beat-to-beat and spectral analyses were applied to the LDF waveform to obtain the foot delay time (FDT), the flow rise time (FRT), and the relative energy contributions (RECs) in five frequency bands...
July 25, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744706/the-evolution-of-a-g1-s-transcriptional-network-in-yeasts
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REVIEW
Adi Hendler, Edgar M Medina, Nicolas E Buchler, Robertus A M de Bruin, Amir Aharoni
The G1-to-S cell cycle transition is promoted by the periodic expression of a large set of genes. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae G1/S gene expression is regulated by two transcription factor (TF) complexes, the MBF and SBF, which bind to specific DNA sequences, the MCB and SCB, respectively. Despite extensive research little is known regarding the evolution of the G1/S transcription regulation including the co-evolution of the DNA binding domains with their respective DNA binding sequences. We have recently examined the co-evolution of the G1/S TF specificity through the systematic generation and examination of chimeric Mbp1/Swi4 TFs containing different orthologue DNA binding domains in S...
July 25, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722830/ralfuranones-contribute-to-mushroom-type-biofilm-formation-by-ralstonia-solanacearum-strain-oe1-1
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Yuka Mori, Yuki Hosoi, Shiho Ishikawa, Kazusa Hayashi, Yu Asai, Hideyuki Ohnishi, Mika Shimatani, Kanako Inoue, Kenichi Ikeda, Hitoshi Nakayashiki, Yasuyo Nishimura, Kouhei Ohnishi, Akinori Kiba, Kenji Kai, Yasufumi Hikichi
After invasion into intercellular spaces of tomato plants, the soil-borne plant pathogenic Ralstonia solanacearum strain OE1-1 forms mushroom-shaped biofilms (mushroom-type biofilms, mBFs) on tomato cells, leading to its virulence. The strain OE1-1 produces aryl-furanone secondary metabolites, ralfuranones (A, B, J, K and L), dependent on the quorum sensing (QS) system with methyl 3-hydroxymyristate (3-OH MAME) synthesized by PhcB as a QS signal. Ralfuranones are associated with the feedback loop of the QS system...
July 19, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
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