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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090275/induction-of-epigenetic-alteration-by-cpuk02-an-ent-kaurenoid-derivative-of-stevioside
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Pooneh Mokarram, Zeinab Mohammadi, Saeid Khazayel, Zhang Dayong
BACKGROUND: Dietary polyphenols, such as those found in green tea and red wine, are linked to antitumor activity. They are known to influence many signaling pathways epigenetically within the human body. In this regard, CPUK02 (15-Oxosteviol benzyl ester) is a new ent-kaurenoid derivative of stevioside and exhibits strong anti-cancer activity in vitro and in vivo. Nowadays, the role of epigenetics in cancer has been the subject of intensive study and DNA methylation targeting represents a relevant strategy for cancer treatment...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089724/potential-applications-of-lipid-peroxidation-products-f4-neuroprostanes-f3-neuroprostanesn-6-dpa-f2-dihomo-isoprostanes-and-f2-isoprostanes-in-the-evaluation-of-the-allograft-function-in-renal-transplantation
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Ignacio De Las Heras-Gómez, Sonia Medina, Teresa Casas-Pina, Lidia Marín-Soler, Anna Tomás, Pedro Martínez-Hernández, Camille Oger, Jean-Marie Galano, Thierry Durand, Luisa Jimeno, Santiago Llorente, Elena Lozoya, Federico Ferreres, Ángel Gil-Izquierdo
F4-neuroprostanes, F3-neuroprostanesn-6 DPA, and F2-dihomo-isoprostanes, metabolites of non-enzymatic lipid peroxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids [docosahexaenoic acid, n-6 docosapentanoic acid, and adrenic acid respectively], have become important biomarkers for oxidative stress in several diseases like epilepsy and alzheimer. These biomarkers and the 15-F2t-isoprostane (also known as 8-iso-PGF2α), a F2-isoprostane isomer measured as reference oxidative marker at systemic level, were analyzed by UHPLC-QqQ-MS/MS in the urine of 60 renal recipients from cadaveric donors of the Nephrology Unit of the University Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, at six different times during the first six months after renal transplantation, and were compared with a control group of 60 healthy subjects from the same hospital...
January 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076664/sensitization-predicts-asthma-development-among-wheezing-toddlers-in-secondary-healthcare
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Nienke A Boersma, Ruud W H Meijneke, Johannes C Kelder, Cornelis K van der Ent, Walter A F Balemans
INTRODUCTION: Some wheezing toddlers develop asthma later in childhood. Sensitization is known to predict asthma in birth cohorts. However, its predictive value in secondary healthcare is uncertain. AIM: This study examines the predictive value of sensitization to inhalant allergens among wheezing toddlers in secondary healthcare for the development of asthma at school age (≥6 years). METHODS: Preschool children (1-3 years) who presented with wheezing in secondary healthcare were screened on asthma at school age with the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood questionnaire...
January 11, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070313/decarboxylase-positive-enterococcus-faecium-strains-isolated-from-rabbit-meat-and-their-sensitivity-to-enterocins
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Andrea Lauková, Renata Szabóová, Pavel Pleva, Leona Buňková, Ľubica Chrastinová
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to determine sensitivity of Enterococcus faecium strains from rabbit meat to enterocins. RESULTS: Twenty-five decarboxylase-positive strains (from rabbit meat) allotted to the species E. faecium by genotypization and by MALDI TOF MS spectrometry identification (evaluation score value range 2.104-2.359; in the range for highly probable species identification-score value 2.300-3.000 and secure probable species identification/probable species identification-2...
January 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069096/validation-of-a-new-ent-emergencies-course-for-first-on-call-doctors
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C Swords, M E Smith, J D Wasson, A Qayyum, J R Tysome
BACKGROUND: First-on-call ENT cover is often provided by junior doctors with limited ENT experience; yet, they may have to manage life-threatening emergencies. An intensive 1-day simulation course was developed to teach required skills to junior doctors. METHODS: A prospective, single-blinded design was used. Thirty-seven participants rated their confidence before the course, immediately following the course and after a two-month interval. Blinded assessors scored participant performance in two video-recorded simulated scenarios before and after the course...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066800/cd36-deficiency-impairs-the-small-intestinal-barrier-and-induces-subclinical-inflammation-in-mice
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Vincenza Cifarelli, Stoyan Ivanov, Yan Xie, Ni-Huiping Son, Brian T Saunders, Terri A Pietka, Trevor M Shew, Jun Yoshino, Sinju Sundaresan, Nicholas O Davidson, Ira J Goldberg, Andrew E Gelman, Bernd H Zinselmeyer, Gwendalyn J Randolph, Nada A Abumrad
BACKGROUND & AIMS: CD36 has immuno-metabolic actions and is abundant in the small intestine on epithelial, endothelial and immune cells. We examined the role of CD36 in gut homeostasis using mice null for CD36 (CD36KO) and with CD36 deletion specific to enterocytes (Ent-CD36KO) or endothelial cells (EC-CD36KO). METHODS: Intestinal morphology was evaluated using immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy (EM). Intestinal inflammation was determined from neutrophil infiltration and expression of cytokines, toll-like receptors and COX-2...
January 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062543/multiple-slc-and-abc-transporters-contribute-to-the-placental-transfer-of-entecavir
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Zhiyuan Ma, Xi Yang, Ting Jiang, Mengru Bai, Caihong Zheng, Su Zeng, Dongli Sun, Huidi Jiang
Entecavir (ETV), a nucleoside analogue with high efficacy against hepatitis B virus, is recommended as a first-line antiviral drug for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. However, scant information is available on the use of ETV in pregnancy. To better understand the safety of ETV in pregnant women, we aimed to demonstrate whether ETV could permeate placental barrier and the underlying mechanism. Our study showed that small amount of ETV could permeate across placenta in mice. ETV accumulation in activated or non-activated BeWo cells (treated with or without forskolin) was sharply reduced in the presence of 100 μM of adenosine, cytidine and in Na+ free medium, indicating that nucleoside transporters possibly mediate the uptake of ETV...
January 6, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061917/upper-respiratory-infections-and-barotrauma-among-commercial-pilots
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Nina Monrad Boel, Mads Klokker
BACKGROUND: Health incapacitation is a serious threat to flight safety. Therefore, a study conducted 10 yr ago examined the incidents of ear-nose-throat (ENT) barotrauma and upper respiratory infection (URI) among commercial pilots and found that a large number continued to carry out their duties despite the risk of incapacitation. Now, 10 yr later, this new study examines if the attention to URIs has improved. METHOD: This study was conducted at the Danish Aeromedical Centre over the course of 1 yr with 463 valid respondents to a questionnaire on URIs and ENT barotrauma...
January 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060869/evaluation-of-the-quality-of-reporting-of-observational-studies-in-otorhinolaryngology-based-on-the-strobe-statement
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Martine Hendriksma, Michiel H M A Joosten, Jeroen P M Peters, Wilko Grolman, Inge Stegeman
BACKGROUND: Observational studies are the most frequently published studies in literature. When randomized controlled trials cannot be conducted because of ethical or practical considerations, an observational study design is the first choice. The STROBE Statement (STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology) was developed to provide guidance on how to adequately report observational studies. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were 1) to evaluate the quality of reporting of observational studies of otorhinolaryngologic literature using the STROBE Statement checklist, 2) to compare the quality of reporting of observational studies in the top 5 Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) journals versus the top 5 general medical journals and 3) to formulate recommendations to improve adequate reporting of observational research in otorhinolaryngologic literature...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060556/the-frequency-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-children-with-asthma-and-its-effects-on-asthma-control
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Tayfur Ginis, Fatih Alper Akcan, Murat Capanoglu, Muge Toyran, Refika Ersu, Can Naci Kocabas, Ersoy Civelek
BACKGROUND: The presence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in children with asthma may cause difficult to control asthma. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of SDB in children with asthma, to evaluate its effects on asthma control and to assess the risk factors associated with the presence of SDB. METHODS: Parents of children who Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ) and the Childhood Asthma Control Test (C-ACT). Asthma control level was assessed according to Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060383/clinimetric-properties-of-the-glasgow-health-status-inventory-glasgow-benefit-inventory-peak-nasal-inspiratory-flow-and-4-phase-rhinomanometry-in-adults-with-nasal-obstruction
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M M H T van Egmond, N van Heerbeek, E L M Ter Haar, M M Rovers
BACKGROUND: The validity of many measurement instruments frequently used in rhinology is unknown. This study describes clinimetric properties of well-known subjective and objective outcomes, i.e., the Glasgow Health Status Inventory, Glasgow Benefit Inventory, Peak Nasal Inspiratory Flow, and 4-Phase Rhinomanometry, in adults with nasal obstruction. METHODOLOGY: Construct validity and responsiveness were determined in 111 patients. Inter-rater and intra-rater reliability were analysed in 30 patients...
January 6, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059549/rosenbluth-separation-of-the-%C3%AF-0-electroproduction-cross-section
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M Defurne, M Mazouz, Z Ahmed, H Albataineh, K Allada, K A Aniol, V Bellini, M Benali, W Boeglin, P Bertin, M Brossard, A Camsonne, M Canan, S Chandavar, C Chen, J-P Chen, C W de Jager, R de Leo, C Desnault, A Deur, L El Fassi, R Ent, D Flay, M Friend, E Fuchey, S Frullani, F Garibaldi, D Gaskell, A Giusa, O Glamazdin, S Golge, J Gomez, O Hansen, D Higinbotham, T Holmstrom, T Horn, J Huang, M Huang, G M Huber, C E Hyde, S Iqbal, F Itard, Ho Kang, Hy Kang, A Kelleher, C Keppel, S Koirala, I Korover, J J LeRose, R Lindgren, E Long, M Magne, J Mammei, D J Margaziotis, P Markowitz, A Martí Jiménez-Argüello, F Meddi, D Meekins, R Michaels, M Mihovilovic, N Muangma, C Muñoz Camacho, P Nadel-Turonski, N Nuruzzaman, R Paremuzyan, A Puckett, V Punjabi, Y Qiang, A Rakhman, M N H Rashad, S Riordan, J Roche, G Russo, F Sabatié, K Saenboonruang, A Saha, B Sawatzky, L Selvy, A Shahinyan, S Sirca, P Solvignon, M L Sperduto, R Subedi, V Sulkosky, C Sutera, W A Tobias, G M Urciuoli, D Wang, B Wojtsekhowski, H Yao, Z Ye, L Zana, X Zhan, J Zhang, B Zhao, Z Zhao, X Zheng, P Zhu
We present deeply virtual π^{0} electroproduction cross-section measurements at x_{B}=0.36 and three different Q^{2} values ranging from 1.5 to 2  GeV^{2}, obtained from Jefferson Lab Hall A experiment E07-007. The Rosenbluth technique is used to separate the longitudinal and transverse responses. Results demonstrate that the cross section is dominated by its transverse component and, thus, is far from the asymptotic limit predicted by perturbative quantum chromodynamics. Nonetheless, an indication of a nonzero longitudinal contribution is provided by the measured interference term σ_{LT}...
December 23, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050415/primary-extracranial-meningioma-as-a-very-rare-cause-of-nasal-mass-and-epistaxis-in-an-elderly
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Raman Wadhera, Sharad Hernot, Madhuri Kaintura, Sandeep Bhukar, S Dheeraj
Meningioma is known to be an intracranial pathology, but it can also present extracranially. We report a case of a 55-year-old female who presented to the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) emergency with a complaint of epistaxis for 1 day. There was a 7-8years history of self-resolving intermittent epistaxis. Nasal examination revealed a mass from which biopsy was taken. The specimen showed meningioma on histopathological examination. The mass was excised by ENT surgeons through lateral rhinotomy incision. It was confirmed to be a meningioma by final histopathological examination...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050212/otoneurological-abnormalities-in-patients-with-friedreich-s-ataxia
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Bianca Simone Zeigelboim, Juliana Cristina Mesti, Vinicius Ribas Fonseca, João Henrique Faryniuk, Jair Mendes Marques, Rafaella Cardosa Cardoso, Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive
Introduction Friedreich's ataxia is a neurodegenerative disease and progressive by nature. It has autosomal recessive inheritance and early onset in most cases. Nystagmus and hearing loss (in some cases) make up some of the common symptoms seen in this disorder. Objective The objective of this study is to examine vestibular disorders in patients with Friedreich ataxia. Methods We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study. We evaluated 30 patients with ages ranging from six to 72 years (mean age of 38...
January 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042430/experimental-protocol-of-dental-procedures-in-patients-with-hereditary-angioedema-the-role-of-anxiety-and-the-use-of-nitrogen-oxide
#15
A Rosa, M Miranda, R Franco, M G Guarino, A Barlattani, P Bollero
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare disease, little known to the medical and dental community, but with a growing rate of hospitalization over the years. HAE is due to a deficit/dysfunction of C1 esterase inhibitor which leads to an increase in vascular permeability and the appearance of edemas widespread in all body areas. The airways are the most affected and laryngeal swelling, which can occur, it is dangerous for the patient's life, is also a sensitive spot in our daily practice, therefore, it is also important to be aware of all the signs of this disease...
April 2016: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042399/the-surgical-safety-checklist-results-of-implementation-in-otorhinolaryngology
#16
Ali S Al-Qahtani
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of implementing the surgical safety checklist (SSCL) on the outcome of patient safety in otorhinolaryngology (ENT) surgical procedures in two hospitals in Saudi Arabia: Aseer Central and Abha Private Hospitals. METHODS: This retrospective study conducted over seven years (1 July 2008 to 30 June 2015) followed a staff educational and training program for the implementation of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist (WHO SSCL)...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040779/forward-genetics-by-sequencing-ems-variation-induced-inbred-lines
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Charles Addo-Quaye, Elizabeth Buescher, Norman Best, Vijay Chaikam, Ivan Baxter, Brian P Dilkes
In order to leverage novel sequencing techniques for cloning genes in eukaryotic organisms with complex genomes, the false positive rate of variant discovery must be controlled for by experimental design and informatics. We sequenced five lines from three pedigrees of EMS mutagenized Sorghum bicolor, including a pedigree segregating a recessive dwarf mutant. Comparing the sequences of the lines, we were able to identify and eliminate error prone positions. One genomic region contained EMS mutant alleles in dwarfs that were homozygous reference sequence in wild-type siblings and heterozygous in segregating families...
December 30, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039514/variability-of-word-discrimination-scores-in-clinical-practice-and-consequences-on-their-sensitivity-to-hearing-loss
#18
Annie Moulin, André Bernard, Laurent Tordella, Judith Vergne, Annie Gisbert, Christian Martin, Céline Richard
Speech perception scores are widely used to assess patient's functional hearing, yet most linguistic material used in these audiometric tests dates to before the availability of large computerized linguistic databases. In an ENT clinic population of 120 patients with median hearing loss of 43-dB HL, we quantified the variability and the sensitivity of speech perception scores to hearing loss, measured using disyllabic word lists, as a function of both the number of ten-word lists and type of scoring used (word, syllables or phonemes)...
December 30, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035965/anti-neuroinflammatory-ent-kaurane-diterpenoids-from-pteris-multifida-roots
#19
Jung Wha Kim, Ji Yeon Seo, Won Keun Oh, Sang Hyun Sung
Activated microglia are known to be a major source of cellular neuroinflammation which causes various neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. In our continuing efforts to search for new bioactive phytochemicals against neuroinflammatory diseases, the 80% methanolic extract of Pteris multifida (Pteridaceae) roots was found to exhibit significant NO inhibitory activity in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated BV-2 microglia cells. Three new ent-kaurane diterpenoids, pterokaurane M₁ 2-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (4), 2β,16α-dihydroxy-ent-kaurane 2,16-di-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (10), and 2β,16α,17-trihydroxy-ent-kaurane 2-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (12), were isolated along with nine other known compounds from P...
December 26, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033121/evaluation-of-pet-texture-features-with-heterogeneous-phantoms-complementarity-and-effect-of-motion-and-segmentation-method
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M Carles, I Torres-Espallardo, A Alberich-Bayarri, C Olivas, P Bello, U Nestle, L Martí-Bonmatí
A major source of error in quantitative PET/CT scans of lung cancer tumors is respiratory motion. Regarding the variability of PET texture features (TF), the impact of respiratory motion has not been properly studied with experimental phantoms. The primary aim of this work was to evaluate the current use of PET texture analysis for heterogeneity characterization in lesions affected by respiratory motion. Twenty-eight heterogeneous lesions were simulated by a mixture of alginate and (18) F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG)...
December 29, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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