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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230329/integrating-trans-abdominal-ultrasonography-with-fecal-steroid-metabolite-monitoring-to-accurately-diagnose-pregnancy-and-predict-the-timing-of-parturition-in-the-red-panda-ailurus-fulgens-styani
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Erin Curry, Lissa J Browning, Paul Reinhart, Terri L Roth
Red pandas (Ailurus fulgens styani) exhibit a variable gestation length and may experience a pseudopregnancy indistinguishable from true pregnancy; therefore, it is not possible to deduce an individual's true pregnancy status and parturition date based on breeding dates or fecal progesterone excretion patterns alone. The goal of this study was to evaluate the use of transabdominal ultrasonography for pregnancy diagnosis in red pandas. Two to three females were monitored over 4 consecutive years, generating a total of seven profiles (four pregnancies, two pseudopregnancies, and one lost pregnancy)...
February 23, 2017: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217514/high-incidence-of-abnormal-glucose-metabolism-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-at-a-moderate-altitude-a-sub-himalayan-study
#2
Jitender Mokta, Subash Kumar, Neeraj Ganju, Kiran Mokta, Prashant Kumar Panda, Swatantra Gupta
BACKGROUND: Abnormal glucose metabolic status at admission is an important marker of future cardiovascular events and long-term mortality after acute coronary syndrome (ACS), whether or not they are known diabetics. OBJECTIVE: The aims were to study the prevalence of abnormal glucose metabolism in ACS patients and to compare the different methods of diagnosing diabetes in ACS patients. METHODS: We did a prospective study. About 250 consecutive nondiabetic patients (200 men and 50 women) with ACS admitted to a tertiary care institute of Himachal Pradesh in 1 year were enrolled...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217009/meta-analysis-reveals-no-association-of-dnmt3b-149-c-t-gene-polymorphism-with-overall-cancer-risk
#3
Raju Kumar Mandal, Shafiul Haque, Mohd Wahid, Arshad Jawed, Naseem Akhter, Md Ekhlaque Ahmed Khan, Aditya Kumar Panda, Mohammed Yahya Areeshi, Sajad Ahmad Dar
BACKGROUND: DNA methyltransferase-3B (DNMT3B) plays a key role in establishment and maintenance of genomic methylation patterns. Polymorphism in promoter region -149 C>T (C46359T) of DNMT3B gene may alter DNMT3B activity which leads to increased susceptibility to cancer. Inconsistent results regarding this have been reported in a number of studies. OBJECTIVE: To carry out a meta-analysis of the studies reported to assess the precise relationship between the DNMT3B -149 C>T polymorphism and the overall cancer risk...
December 2016: Current Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216960/pharmacological-evaluation-of-apium-leptophyllum-pers-on-bronchial-asthma
#4
Himanshu Bhusan Sahoo, Rakesh Sagar, Ganesh Patro, Madhulita Panda, Saroj Kumar Sahoo, D Priyadarshini
OBJECTIVE: The present study was to investigate the antiasthmatic potential from the flavonoid fraction of Apium leptophyllum fruit (FFALF) to validate its traditional claim. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The antiasthmatic activity of FFALF was evaluated by histamine or acetylcholine-induced bronchospasm model in guinea pigs, compound 48/80 induced mast cell degranulation in albino rats and histamine-induced tracheal contraction in guinea pig. The preconvulsion dyspnea time at 0(th) and 7(th) day at the dose of 100 and 200 mg/kg in guinea pig's bronchospasm model, the percentage of granulated and degranulated mast cell at the dose of 500, 750, and 1000 μg/ml in rats and tracheal contraction at the dose of 500, 750, and 1000 μg/ml in guinea pig were measured and compared with respective control groups...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213762/association-between-cognitive-impairment-and-urinary-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease
#5
Zuzanna Tkaczynska, Andrea Pilotto, Sara Becker, Susanne Gräber-Sultan, Daniela Berg, Inga Liepelt-Scarfone
Urinary dysfunction (UD) is a common non-motor feature of Parkinson's disease (PD), and might be secondary to neurodegeneration involving cortical and subcortical brain areas. The possible link between UD and cognitive deficits has never been examined in frontal cortex impairment, and is still not completely understood in PD. In the present study, 94 PD patients underwent a comprehensive motor, cognitive and non-motor assessment. It was shown that 55.3% of patients reported UD, of which 17% needed specific urological treatment...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208221/increased-fas-ligand-expression-of-peripheral-b-1-cells-correlated-with-cd4-t-cell-apoptosis-in-filarial-infected-patients
#6
Rashmi Mishra, Santosh K Panda, Prakash K Sahoo, Bal, A K Satapathy
Cellular hypo responsiveness observed during helminth infections are attributed to factors like Antigen presenting cells (APC) dysfunction, increased Interleukin-10(IL-10), regulatory T cells and induction of CD4(+) T (Th) cell apoptosis.. Increased Fas ligand (FasL) expression on the surface of B-1 cells and induction of apoptosis of Th cells by FasL expressing B-1 cells due to helminth infection was demonstrated in murine model of helminth infection where as profile of FasL expression, Th cell apoptosis and correlation between these two populations of cells in clinical filariasis remain unknown...
February 16, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207509/relationship-between-drug-resistance-and-the-clustered-regularly-interspaced-short-palindromic-repeat-associated-protein-genes-cas1-and-cas2-in-shigella-from-giant-panda-dung
#7
Lu Ren, Lin-Hua Deng, Ri-Peng Zhang, Cheng-Dong Wang, De-Sheng Li, Li-Xin Xi, Zhen-Rong Chen, Rui Yang, Jie Huang, Yang-Ru Zeng, Hong-Lin Wu, San-Jie Cao, Rui Wu, Yong Huang, Qi-Gui Yan
BACKGROUND: To detect drug resistance in Shigella obtained from the dung of the giant panda, explore the factors leading to drug resistance in Shigella, understand the characteristics of clustered, regularly interspaced, short, palindromic repeats (CRISPR), and assess the relationship between CRISPR and drug resistance. METHODS: We collected fresh feces from 27 healthy giant pandas in the Giant Panda Conservation base (Wolong, China). We identified the strains of Shigella in the samples by using nucleotide sequence analysis...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206772/cytotoxic-fusicoccane-type-diterpenoids-from-streptomyces-violascens-isolated-from-ailuropoda-melanoleuca-feces
#8
Dan Zheng, Li Han, Xiaodan Qu, Xiu Chen, Jialiang Zhong, Xiaoxu Bi, Jiang Liu, Yi Jiang, Chenglin Jiang, Xueshi Huang
Six new fusicoccane-type diterpenoids (2-7) were isolated from the fermentation broth of Streptomyces violascens, which was isolated from Ailuropoda melanoleuca (giant panda) feces. The structures of these new compounds were elucidated by a detailed spectroscopic data and X-ray crystallographic analysis. Compounds 5-7 demonstrated cytotoxicity against five human cancer cell lines, with IC50 values ranging from 3.5 ± 0.7 to 14.1 ± 0.8 μM. Cell adhesion, migration, and invasion assays showed that 6 inhibited the migration and invasion of human hepatocellular carcinoma SMMC7721 cells in a dose-dependent manner...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202027/a-novel-pfs38-protein-complex-on-the-surface-of-plasmodium-falciparum-blood-stage-merozoites
#9
Gourab Paul, Arunaditya Deshmukh, Inderjeet Kaur, Sumit Rathore, Surbhi Dabral, Ashutosh Panda, Susheel Kumar Singh, Asif Mohmmed, Michael Theisen, Pawan Malhotra
BACKGROUND: The Plasmodium genome encodes for a number of 6-Cys proteins that contain a module of six cysteine residues forming three intramolecular disulphide bonds. These proteins have been well characterized at transmission as well as hepatic stages of the parasite life cycle. In the present study, a large complex of 6-Cys proteins: Pfs41, Pfs38 and Pfs12 and three other merozoite surface proteins: Glutamate-rich protein (GLURP), SERA5 and MSP-1 were identified on the Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface...
February 16, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195111/squash-cytodiagnosis-of-synchronous-papillary-serous-carcinoma-of-ovary-and-endometrium-with-demonstration-of-serous-tubal-intraepithelial-carcinoma-as-a-precursor-lesion
#10
Asaranti Kar, Tushar Kar, Ipsita Dha, Sasmita Panda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186917/nystr%C3%A3-m-approximated-temporally-constrained-multisimilarity-spectral-clustering-approach-for-movie-scene-detection
#11
Rameswar Panda, Sanjay K Kuanar, Ananda S Chowdhury
Movie scene detection has emerged as an important problem in present day multimedia applications. Since a movie typically consists of huge amount of video data with widespread content variations, detecting a movie scene has become extremely challenging. In this paper, we propose a fast yet accurate solution for movie scene detection using Nyström approximated multisimilarity spectral clustering with a temporal integrity constraint. We use multiple similarity matrices to model the wide content variations typically present in any movie dataset...
February 7, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185962/design-and-evaluation-of-antibiotic-releasing-self-assembled-scaffolds-at-room-temperature-using-biodegradable-polymer-particles
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Prasad Admane, Jatin Gupta, Ancy I J, Robin Kumar, Amulya K Panda
Biodegradable polymer-based drug-eluting implants offer many advantages such as predictable drug release kinetics, safety, and acceptable drug loading under ambient conditions. Herein, we describe fabrication and evaluation of antibiotic loaded scaffolds for localized delivery and tissue engineering applications. PDLLA particles entrapping gentamycin were formulated using solvent evaporation method and used for scaffold fabrication. Optimization of formulation parameters such as pH of the internal aqueous phase and combination of excipients like glycerol, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) resulted in high entrapment efficiencies up to 96% of gentamicin in particles with drug load of 16-18μg/mg of polymer particles...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185593/decentralization-and-health-system-performance-a-focused-review-of-dimensions-difficulties-and-derivatives-in-india
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REVIEW
Bhuputra Panda, Harshad P Thakur
INTRODUCTION: One of the principal goals of any health care system is to improve health through the provision of clinical and public health services. Decentralization as a reform measure aims to improve inputs, management processes and health outcomes, and has political, administrative and financial connotations. It is argued that the robustness of a health system in achieving desirable outcomes is contingent upon the width and depth of 'decision space' at the local level. Studies have used different approaches to examine one or more facets of decentralization and its effect on health system functioning; however, lack of consensus on an acceptable framework is a critical gap in determining its quantum and quality...
October 31, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185587/local-self-governance-in-health-a-study-of-it-s-functioning-in-odisha-india
#14
Bhuputra Panda, Sanjay P Zodpey, Harshad P Thakur
BACKGROUND: Local decision making is linked to several service quality improvement parameters. Rogi Kalyan Samitis (RKS) at peripheral decision making health units (DMHU) are composite bodies that are mandated to ensure accountability and transparency in governance, improve quality of services, and facilitate local responsiveness. There is scant literature on the nature of functioning of these institutions in Odisha. This study aimed to assess the perception of RKS members about their roles, involvement and practices with respect to local decision making and management of DMHUs; it further examined perceptual and functional differences between priority and non-priority district set-ups; and identified predictors of involvement of RKS members in local governance of health units...
October 31, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185581/does-decentralization-influence-efficiency-of-health-units-a-study-of-opinion-and-perception-of-health-workers-in-odisha
#15
Bhuputra Panda, Harshad P Thakur, Sanjay P Zodpey
BACKGROUND: Health systems in low and middle income countries are struggling to improve efficiency in the functioning of health units of which workforce is one of the most critical building blocks. In India, Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) was established at every health unit as institutions of local decision making in order to improve productive efficiency and quality. Measuring efficiency of health units is a complex task. This study aimed at assessing the perception (opinion and satisfaction) of health workers about influence of RKS on improving efficiency of peripheral decision making health units (DMHU); examining differences between priority and non-priority set-ups; identifying predictors of satisfaction at work; and discussing suggestions to improve performance...
October 31, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184195/commentary-l-3-n-butylphthalide-rescues-hippocampal-synaptic-failure-and-attenuates-neuropathology-in-aged-app-ps1-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
COMMENT
Prakash C Bhatt, Preeti Pandey, Bibhu P Panda, Firoz Anwar, Vikas Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184036/redox-preconditioning-deep-cratonic-lithosphere-for-kimberlite-genesis-evidence-from-the-central-slave-craton
#17
G M Yaxley, A J Berry, A Rosenthal, A B Woodland, D Paterson
We present the first oxygen fugacity (fO2) profile through the cratonic lithospheric mantle under the Panda kimberlite (Ekati Diamond Mine) in the Lac de Gras kimberlite field, central Slave Craton, northern Canada. Combining this data with new and existing data from garnet peridotite xenoliths from an almost coeval kimberlite (A154-N) at the nearby Diavik Diamond Mine demonstrates that the oxygen fugacity of the Slave cratonic mantle varies by several orders of magnitude as a function of depth and over short lateral distances...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166684/pathogenic-mechanisms-of-ige-mediated-inflammation-in-self-destructive-autoimmune-responses
#18
Rachel Ettinger, Jodi L Karnell, Jill Henault, Santosh K Panda, Jeffrey M Riggs, Roland Kolbeck, Miguel A Sanjuan
Autoantibodies of the IgG subclass are pathogenic in a number of autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythomatosus. The presence of circulating IgE autoantibodies in autoimmune patients has also been known for almost 40 years. Despite their role in allergies, IgE autoantibodies are not associated with a higher rate of atopy in these patients. However, recently they have been recognized as active drivers of autoimmunity through mechanisms involving the secretion of Type I interferons by plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC), the recruitment of basophils to lymph nodes, and the activation of adaptive immune responses through B and T cells...
February 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164883/an-exercise-in-continuity
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EDITORIAL
Saumya Panda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162167/-change-of-white-matter-neuronal-integrity-associated-with-spatial-navigation-impairment-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
#20
W P Li, F F Wang, J M Lu, S C Wu, W B Wu, R Y Liu, X Zhang, M Li, H Zhao, B Zhu, Y Xu, B Zhang
Objective: To analyze the correlation between white matter integrity and spatial navigation impairment in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Methods: A total of 27 MCI subjects and 24 healthy controls were enrolled from the Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School from May 2015 to February 2016, who underwent 3.0 T MRI scan and 2D-computer version spatial navigation test.DTI preprocessing and tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS) were performed by PANDA.Two sample t-test and partial correlation coefficients were performed to investigate the correlation of white matter impairments and spatial navigation decline...
January 17, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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