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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/28799701/drug-eluting-stents-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
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Hisato Takagi, Tomo Ando, Takuya Umemoto
OBJECTIVES: To compare follow-up outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents (DES-PCI) versus coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for left-main coronary artery disease (LMCAD), we performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies with propensity-score analysis. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched through November 2016. Eligible studies were RCTs or observational studies with propensity-score analysis of DES-PCI versus CABG enrolling patients with LMCAD and reporting ≥ 6-month mortality, myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, or repeat revascularization (RRV)...
August 11, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795480/hospital-teaching-status-and-trascatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-outcomes-in-the-united-states-analysis-of-the-national-inpatient-sample
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Tesfaye Telila, Emmanuel Akintoye, Tomo Ando, Obsinet Merid, Mohan Palla, Sagar Mallikethi-Reddy, Alexandros Briasoulis, Cindy Grines, Luis Afonso
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that medical service offerings vary by hospital teaching status. However, little is known about how these translate to patient outcomes. We therefore sought to evaluate this gap in knowledge in patients undergoing Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in the United States. METHODS: This study was conducted using the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) in the United States from 2011 to 2014. Teaching status was classified, as teaching vs...
August 10, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782461/a-meta-analysis-of-monthly-variation-in-occurrence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-rupture
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Hisato Takagi, Tomo Ando, Takuya Umemoto
BACKGROUND: We performed a meta-analysis to assess the presence of an annual rhythmic variability of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) onset. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible studies were observational studies enrolling patients with RAAA and reporting monthly incidence of RAAA. Study-specific estimates, i. e. monthly incidence of RAAA, were combined using the random-effects model. Chronobiological analysis was performed by applying a partial Fourier series to pooled monthly incidence by using the weighted least-squares method...
August 7, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768969/werner-syndrome-and-diabetes-mellitus-accompanied-by-adrenal-cortex-cancer
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Momoyo Nishioka, Shinji Kamei, Tomoe Kinoshita, Junpei Sanada, Yoshiro Fushimi, Shintaro Irie, Yurie Hirata, Akihito Tanabe, Hidenori Hirukawa, Tomohiko Kimura, Atsushi Obata, Fuminori Tatsumi, Kenji Kohara, Masashi Shimoda, Shuhei Nakanishi, Tomoatsu Mune, Kohei Kaku, Hideaki Kaneto
Werner syndrome is a rare genetic disease characterized by progeria, diabetes mellitus, cataracts and various types of malignancy. However, there are few reports showing adrenal cortex cancer in subjects with Werner syndrome. We herein report an extremely rare case of Werner syndrome accompanied by adrenal cortex cancer. Based on the data obtained from blood samples, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and (131)I adosterol scintigraphy, we diagnosed this subject with adrenal cortex cancer and Cushing's syndrome...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766764/bioactive-triterpenes-from-the-root-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-bunge
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Nguyen Huu Tung, Kensuke Nakajima, Takuhiro Uto, Nguyen Thanh Hai, Dinh Doan Long, Tomoe Ohta, Shigeru Oiso, Hiroko Kariyazono, Yukihiro Shoyama
Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) is a well-known medicinal herb in the oriental medicine. The current study on bioactive triterpenoid in the root of S. miltiorrhiza led to the isolation of a new highly hydroxylated ursane-type triterpene, urs-12-ene-2α,3β,7β,16α-tetraol (1) and five known ones including 2β-hydroxypomolic acid (2), maslinic acid (3), asiatic acid (4), ursolic acid (5), and oleanolic acid (6). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analyses and comparison with literature data...
August 2, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757517/reproducible-insulin-secretion-from-isolated-rat-pancreas-preparations-using-an-organ-bath
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Asuka Morita, Motoshi Ouchi, Misao Terada, Hiroe Kon, Satoko Kishimoto, Keitaro Satoh, Naoyuki Otani, Keitaro Hayashi, Tomoe Fujita, Ken-Ichi Inoue, Naohiko Anzai
Diabetes mellitus is a lifestyle-related disease that is characterized by inappropriate or diminished insulin secretion. Ex vivo pharmacological studies of hypoglycemic agents are often conducted using perfused pancreatic preparations. Pancreas preparations for organ bath experiments do not require cannulation and are therefore less complex than isolated perfused pancreas preparations. However, previous research has generated almost no data on insulin secretion from pancreas preparations using organ bath preparations...
July 28, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755856/th9-cells-induce-steroid-resistant-bronchial-hyperresponsiveness-in-mice
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Mayumi Saeki, Osamu Kaminuma, Tomoe Nishimura, Noriko Kitamura, Akio Mori, Takachika Hiroi
BACKGROUND: Reduced responsiveness to corticosteroid therapy is a major problem for patients with severe asthma. Although Th9 cells, along with Th2 cells, facilitate antigen-induced airway eosinophilia and bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), the sensitivity of Th9 cell-mediated responses to steroid therapy remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of dexamethasone (Dex) on antigen-induced airway inflammation in Th9 cell-transferred mice. METHODS: Ovalbumin (OVA)-specific Th2 and Th9 cells were polarized from the CD4(+) T cells of DO11...
July 26, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753251/liraglutide-mitigates-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-pro-atherogenic-changes-and-microvesicles-release-in-huvec-from-diabetic-women
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Pamela Di Tomo, Paola Lanuti, Natalia Di Pietro, Maria Pompea Antonia Baldassarre, Marco Marchisio, Assunta Pandolfi, Agostino Consoli, Gloria Formoso
BACKGROUND: To evaluate whether exposure to GLP-1 receptor agonist Liraglutide could modulate pro-atherogenic alterations previously observed in endothelial cells obtained by women affected by gestational diabetes, thus exposed in vivo to hyperglycemia, oxidative stress and inflammation and to evaluate endothelial microvesicles (EMV) release, a new reliable biomarker of vascular stress/damage. METHODS: we studied Liraglutide effects and its plausible molecular mechanisms on monocyte cells adhesion and adhesion molecules expression and membrane exposure in control (C-) Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVEC) as well as in HUVEC of women affected by gestational diabetes (GD) exposed in vitro to TNF-α...
July 28, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750610/an-exploratory-study-on-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-bcaa-preparation-used-in-combination-with-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Munenori Takata, Eisuke Amiya, Masafumi Watanabe, Yumiko Hosoya, Atsuko Nakayama, Takayuki Fujiwara, Masanobu Taya, Gaku Oguri, Kanako Hyodo, Naoko Takayama, Nami Takano, Tomoe Mashiko, Yukari Uemura, Issei Komuro
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is generally complicated with patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and its presence negatively affects the course of heart failure, however effective nutritional intervention had not been elucidated yet. The primary objective of this study is to explore whether the addition of a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) preparation for cardiac rehabilitation (CR) of patients with CHF further improves cardiopulmonary functions, skeletal muscle functions, and metabolism in comparison with conventional CR...
July 27, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747597/antimicrobial-activity-of-ethylene-vinyl-acetate-containing-bioactive-filler-against-oral-bacteria
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Kosuke Nagai, Hisanori Domon, Masataka Oda, Tomoe Shirai, Tatsuya Ohsumi, Yutaka Terao, Yoshiaki Arai
We developed an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) containing surface pre-reacted glass-ionomer (S-PRG) filler, as a new mouthguard material for preventing intraoral bacterial infection. We examined its physical properties, antimicrobial activity against a major cariogenic bacterium Streptococcus mutans and a periodontopathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis, and its cytotoxicity toward human gingival epithelial cells. S-PRG filler was added to EVA copolymer at 5, 10, 20, or 40 wt% and was processed into disc-shaped test specimens...
July 26, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740611/development-of-potent-myostatin-inhibitory-peptides-through-hydrophobic-residue-directed-structural-modification
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Kentaro Takayama, Cédric Rentier, Tomo Asari, Akari Nakamura, Yusuke Saga, Takahiro Shimada, Kei Nirasawa, Eri Sasaki, Kyohei Muguruma, Akihiro Taguchi, Atsuhiko Taniguchi, Yoichi Negishi, Yoshio Hayashi
Myostatin, a negative regulator of skeletal muscle growth, is a promising target for treating muscle atrophic disorders. Recently, we discovered a minimal myostatin inhibitor 1 (WRQNTRYSRIEAIKIQILSKLRL-amide) derived from positions 21-43 of the mouse myostatin prodomain. We previously identified key residues (N-terminal Trp(21), rodent-specific Tyr(27), and all aliphatic amino acids) required for effective inhibition through structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies based on 1 and characterized a 3-fold more potent inhibitor 2 bearing a 2-naphthyloxyacetyl group at position 21...
July 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735706/amniotic-fluid-transcriptomics-reflects-novel-disease-mechanisms-in-fetuses-with-myelomeningocele
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Tomo Tarui, Aimee Kim, Alan Flake, Lauren McClain, John Stratigis, Inbar Fried, Rebecca Newman, Donna K Slonim, Diana W Bianchi
BACKGROUND: Cell-free RNA in amniotic fluid supernatant reflects developmental changes in gene expression in the living fetus, which includes genes that are specific to the central nervous system. Although it has been previously shown that central nervous system-specific transcripts are present in amniotic fluid supernatant, it is not known whether changes in the amniotic fluid supernatant transcriptome reflect the specific pathophysiologic condition of fetal central nervous system disorders...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730763/dna-mismatch-repair-deficiency-in-lung-and-oral-cavity-carcinomas-the-role-of-histogenetic-origin
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Konstantina N Spetsotaki, Evangelos Tsiambas, Athanasios Stamatelopoulos, Panagiotis P Fotiades, Ioannis Kastanioudakis, Pericles Tomos, Vasileios Ragos
DNA mismatch repair system (DNA MMR) is a crucial genetic mechanism for DNA homeostasis in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. During DNA replication and also recombination, point intra-nucleotide errors including base deletion, insertion, and mis-incorporation happen. These raised abnormalities in the newly synthesized DNA strand could affect negatively the stability of the molecule and the function of the corresponding genes. DNA MMR proteins prevent these errors by recognizing and repairing them, securing directly the normal anatomy of the DNA double strand and indirectly the expression of the genes...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724751/tomo-seq-identifies-sox9-as-a-key-regulator-of-cardiac-fibrosis-during-ischemic-injury
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Grégory P A Lacraz, Jan Philipp Junker, Monika M Gladka, Bas Molenaar, Koen T Scholman, Marta Vigil-Garcia, Danielle Versteeg, Hesther de Ruiter, Marit W Vermunt, Menno P Creyghton, Manon M H Huibers, Nicolaas de Jonge, Alexander van Oudenaarden, Eva van Rooij
Background -Cardiac ischemic injury induces a pathological remodeling response, which can ultimately lead to heart failure. Detailed mechanistic insights into molecular signaling pathways relevant for different aspects of cardiac remodeling will support the identification of novel therapeutic targets. Methods -While genome-wide transcriptome analysis on diseased tissues has greatly advanced our understanding of the regulatory networks that drive pathological changes in the heart, this approach has been disadvantaged by the fact that the signals are derived from tissue homogenates...
July 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722780/add-on-effects-of-fluvastatin-in-simeprevir-pegylated-interferon-ribavirin-combination-therapy-for-patients-with-genotype-1-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Goki Suda, Jun Ito, Atsushi Nagasaka, Yoshiya Yamamoto, Ken Furuya, Munenori Okamoto, Katsumi Terashita, Tomoe Kobayashi, Izumi Tsunematsu, Junichi Yoshida, Takashi Meguro, Masatsugu Ohara, Naoki Kawagishi, Megumi Kimura, Machiko Umemura, Takaaki Izumi, Yoko Tsukuda, Masato Nakai, Takuya Sho, Mitsuteru Natsuizaka, Kenichi Morikawa, Koji Ogawa, Naoya Sakamoto
BACKGROUND: The Japan Society of Hepatology guidelines indicate that HCV protease inhibitor combination therapy with simeprevir (SMV), pegylated-interferon (Peg-IFN), and ribavirin (RBV) is a therapeutic option for patients who fail to respond to a direct direct-acting antiviral (DAA) containing regimen. However, treatment outcomes have room for improvement. Fluvastatin (FLV) add-on treatment in Peg-IFN and RBV combination therapy for hepatitis C-infected patients significantly improved the sustained virological response (SVR), but the add-on effect of FLV on SMV combination therapy is not well understood...
July 19, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721651/in-vitro-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-activities-of-3-5-4-trihydroxy-6-7-methylenedioxyflavone-o-glycosides-and-their-aglycone-from-leaves-of-polygonum-tinctorium-lour
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Shota Tokuyama-Nakai, Hideto Kimura, Tomoe Ishihara, Mitsuo Jisaka, Kazushige Yokota
Polygonum tinctorium Lour (indigo plant) has been regarded as a useful medicinal plant for traditional herbal medicine. The polyphenolic fraction of indigo leaves exhibited anti-inflammatory activities as determined by the suppressed synthesis of nitric oxide (NO) in cultured RAW264 macrophage cells. The acid hydrolysate of the fraction showed much more potent effect than the unhydrolyzed one. In sharp contrast, those fractions of indigo stems had almost no effect. 3,5,4'-Trihydroxy-6,7-methylenedioxyflavone (TMF)-O-glycosides and tryptanthrin were detected exclusively in the extracts of the leaves...
July 18, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714615/-arni-new-abbreviation-for-a-new-class-of-treatment-of-heart-failure
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Soran Karimzadeh, Hazrije Mustafić, Tomoe Stampfli Andres
ARNI (Angiontensin Receptor Neprilysin Inhibitor) are a new class of drug : the angiotensin and neprilysin inhibitors. This combined effect allows an optimisation of the heart failure treatment by acting on both pathways of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone and of the natriuretic peptides. LCZ696 is a combined molecule of valsartan and sacubitril and is currently the only one on the market. Its efficacy has been shown in a large randomised trial in 2014, and LCZ696 is now part of the last 2016 European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of heart failure...
March 1, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714613/le-d%C3%A3-fi-de-la-m%C3%A3-decine-connect%C3%A3-e
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Tomoe Stampfli Andres, Chan-Il Park, Edoardo De Benedetti
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March 1, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710555/efficacy-of-the-traditional-japanese-medicine-goreisan-for-the-resolution-of-spermatic-cord-hydrocele-in-children
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Noriko Takeda, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Eiichiro Watanabe, Tomo Kakihara, Masahiko Watanabe, Hisayoshi Kawahara
PURPOSE: Goreisan, a traditional Japanese medicine, has previously been used for hydrostatic modulation. This retrospective study investigated the efficacy of goreisan for spermatic cord hydrocele resolution in children. METHODS: Seventy-two boys treated for spermatic cord hydrocele between 2012 and 2015 were included; Goreisan was administered to 16 [group G, median age 3 (1-8) years], and 56 were followed without medication [group C, median age 1 (0-8) years]...
July 14, 2017: Surgery Today
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