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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433235/-stone-free-rate-assesment-after-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-using-nephrolitometric-nomogram
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Jason Damián Landa-Salas, Juan Ramón Torres-Anguiano, Efraín Maldonado-Alcaraz, Virgilio Augusto Lopez-Samano, Eduardo Alonso Serrano-Brambila, Jorge Moreno-Palacios
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy remains the standard of care for kidney stones larger than 2cm. Therefore, setting a prognosis for complete stone resolution through this method is essential. The prognostic tools available have limited prediction. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the stone-free rate in patients undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy with the Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society nomogram and suggest modifications to improve the classification...
April 19, 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422798/anterior-versus-posterior-thoracic-discectomy-a-systematic-review
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Eoghan T Hurley, Andrew B Maye, Marcus Timlin, Frank G Lyons
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic literature review OBJECTIVE.: To systematically review the current evidence in the literature on thoracic discectomies, to compare the clinical outcomes and to determine whether there is evidence to support the use of either the anterior or posterior approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Thoracic disc herniations often present with myelopathy, radiculopathy or a combination of both. The posterior approach for thoracic discectomy has been associated with a lower complication rate, but no systematic exists comparing the clinical outcomes...
April 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419643/post-lunch-triglyceridaemia-associates-with-hdlc-and-insulin-resistance-in-fasting-normotriglyceridaemic-menopausal-women
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A Sanz-Paris, A Rodriguez-Valle, M A Navarro, J Puzo-Foncillas, J M Arbones-Mainar
OBJECTIVES: Post-prandial hypertriglyceridaemia (P-HTG) is associated with cardiovascular disease. This association is of paramount importance during menopause, which is also related to reduced high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDLc) and elevated triglyceride (TG) levels. We aimed to provide a self-assesing tool to screen for P-HTG in menopausal women who were normotriglyceridaemic at fasting and adhered to a Mediterranean-style eating pattern. METHODS: We performed oral fat loading tests (OFLT) in combination with self-measurements of diurnal capillary TG at fixed time-points (DC-TG) in 29 healthy menopausal women...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388918/tea-camellia-sinensis-infusions-ameliorate-cancer-in-4ti-metastatic-breast-cancer-model
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Karori S Mbuthia, Paul O Mireji, Raphael M Ngure, Francesca Stomeo, Martina Kyallo, Chalo Muoki, Francis N Wachira
BACKGROUND: Tea (Camellia sinensis) infusions are widely consumed beverages with numerous health benefits. However, physiological and molecular responses mediating these activities are poorly understood. METHOD: Three replicates of 4TI cancer cell suspension (2.0 × 10(5) cells/ml) were challenged in vitro with various concentrations of green, black and purple tea infusions to asseses their cytoxicity and associated differentially expressed genes in the cells...
April 7, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325450/classification-of-nervous-system-withdrawn-and-approved-drugs-with-toxprint-features-via-machine-learning-strategies
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Aytun Onay, Melih Onay, Osman Abul
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Early-phase virtual screening of candidate drug molecules plays a key role in pharmaceutical industry from data mining and machine learning to prevent adverse effects of the drugs. Computational classification methods can distinguish approved drugs from withdrawn ones. We focused on 6 data sets including maximum 110 approved and 110 withdrawn drugs for all and nervous system diseases to distinguish approved drugs from withdrawn ones. METHODS: In this study, we used support vector machines (SVMs) and ensemble methods (EMs) such as boosted and bagged trees to classify drugs into approved and withdrawn categories...
April 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314112/can-mesenchymal-stem-cells-pretreated-with-platelet-rich-plasma-modulate-tissue-remodeling-in-a-rat-burn
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Hanan Hosni, Laila A Rashed, Soheir Mahfouz, Rania Elsayed Hussein, Marwa Alkaffas, Shaimaa Mostafa, Azza Abusree
AIM: To study the effect of PRP on BM-MSCs proliferation and to investigate their role on healing of experimental burn injury and possible mechanism of action. METHOD: Our work divided into in vitro and in vivo studies. In vitro study included,: MSCs and MSCs treated with PRP. TGF-β level and cell proliferation were assesed. In vivo study, 72 rats divided equally into 6 groups: control, burn, burn with MSCs, burn with PRP, burn with both MSCs and PRP and burn with MSCs pretreated with PRP...
March 17, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298577/trauma-imaging-a-literature-review
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Jason Heath Vela, Christopher Ira Wertz, Kimberly L Onstott, Joss R Wertz
PURPOSE: To inform radiologic technologists about which imaging modalities and examinations are best suited for evaluating specific anatomical structures in patients who have sustained a traumatic injury. METHODS: Two scholarly research databases were searched to identify articles focused on trauma imaging of the head, cervical spine, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Articles focused on trauma diagnosis were excluded. Thirty-two articles were selected for analysis. DISCUSSION: Physical examination and plain-film radiographs typically are used to assess nasal bone fracures...
January 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290728/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-the-elderly-standard-treatment-and-new-perspectives
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Annalisa Chiappella, Alessia Castellino, Maura Nicolosi, Elisa Santambrogio, Umberto Vitolo
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common histotype in non Hodgkin lymphoma, with a peak incidence in the sixth decade. The standard treatment for elderly FIT DLBCL patients is Rituximab-CHOP; in unfit and frail patients, chemotherapy at reduced intensity should be considered. Areas covered: In this article, we will review use of standard therapies and new drugs investigated such as immonomudulating agents (IMiDs), Bruton Tyrosine Kinase (BTK), in fit, unfit, frail and very elderly DLCBL patients...
March 27, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258427/environmental-behavior-of-sulfadiazine-sulfamethazine-and-their-metabolites
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Martina Biošić, Marija Mitrevski, Sandra Babić
Sulfonamides are one of the most frequently used antibiotics worldwide. Therefore, processes that determine their fate in the environment are of great interest. In the present work, biodegradation as biotic process and hydrolysis and photolysis as abiotic processes were investigated. In biodegradation experiments, it was found out that sulfonamides (sulfadiazine and sulfamethazine) and their N (4)-acetylated metabolites were not readily biodegradable. The results showed that decrease of concentrations were in the range from 4% for sulfadiazine to 22% for N (4)-acetylsulfamethazine...
March 3, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230069/consistent-role-of-quaternary-climate-change-in-shaping-current-plant-functional-diversity-patterns-across-european-plant-orders
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Alejandro Ordonez, Jens-Christian Svenning
Current and historical environmental conditions are known to determine jointly contemporary species distributions and richness patterns. However, whether historical dynamics in species distributions and richness translate to functional diversity patterns remains, for the most part, unknown. The geographic patterns of plant functional space size (richness) and packing (dispersion) for six widely distributed orders of European angiosperms were estimated using atlas distribution data and trait information. Then the relative importance of late-Quaternary glacial-interglacial climate change and contemporary environmental factors (climate, productivity, and topography) as determinants of functional diversity of evaluated orders was assesed...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219801/ala-photodynamic-treatment-in-lichen-sclerosus-clinical-and-immunological-outcome-focusing-on-the-assesment-of-anti-nuclear-antibodies
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Anita Olejek, Iwona Gabriel, Anna Bilska-Janosik, Iwona Kozak-Darmas, Aleksandra Kawczyk-Krupka
BACKGROUND: Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a difficult to treat, often relapsing disease with unknown background. An autoimmune diseases coexist with LS. Over recent years photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been shown to be noninvasive and successful therapeutic approach for the effective treatment many conditions. However, the change of immune status of the patients based on ANA antibodies has not been yet reported. Our aim was to observe the clinical response followed by possible changes in autoimmune antibodies levels before and after PDT...
February 17, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188757/cognitive-effects-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-men-with-advanced-prostate-cancer
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Bulent Gunlusoy, Yasin Ceylan, Aslı Koskderelioglu, Muhtesem Gedizlioglu, Tansu Degirmenci, Pınar Ortan, Zafer Kozacioglu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prostate cancer effects of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) by using a systematic set of methods to calculate specific cognitive functions in men with locally advanced or metastatic prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From April 2014 to February 2016, a prospective, comparative study was done to evaluate the cognitive effects of hormone therapy. Group 1 consisted of 78 patients with locally advanced or metastatic prostate cancer who received complete ADT treatment continuously for 12 months and group 2 (control group) consisted of 78 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy without any additional treatment...
February 7, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169819/-study-of-two-indicators-of-difficulty-in-initiating-maternal-breastfeeding-maternal-fatigue-and-suboptimal-infant-breastfeeding-behaviour
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Latifa Saidi, Pierre Godbout
The problems with setting up breastfeading are common and are associated with a heightened risk of weening. The main motives brought up by the mothers for early weening were fatigue and the suboptimal infant breastfeeding behaviour (SIBB). The goal of this study is to describe the fatigue levels of breastfeading women who gave birth to healthy full term babies in a hospital setting and the SIBB. This study also examines the relation between these two variables. This descriptive correlational and cross-sectional study was conducted with breasfeeding women who gave birth to healthy, full term, single babies at the CHU in Moncton between June and September 2013...
2016: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133531/in-vitro-assesment-of-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-coumarin-and-indonesian-cassia-extract-in-raw264-7-murine-macrophage-cell-line
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Ni Made Dwi Sandhiutami, Moordiani Moordiani, Dian Ratih Laksmitawati, Nurul Fauziah, Maesaroh Maesaroh, Wahyu Widowati
OBJECTIVES: Inflammation is an immune response toward injuries. Although inflammation is healing response, but in some condition it will lead to chronic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's and various cancer. Indonesian cassia (Cinnamomum burmannil C. Nees & T. Ness) known to contain coumarin, is widely used for alternative medicine especially as an anti-inflammatory. This study was conducted to determine the anti-inflammatory properties of coumarin and Indonesian cassia extract (ICE) in LPS-induced RAW264...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124624/accessing-gap-junction-channel-structure-function-relationships-through-molecular-modeling-and-simulations
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F Villanelo, Y Escalona, C Pareja-Barrueto, J A Garate, I M Skerrett, T Perez-Acle
BACKGROUND: Gap junction channels (GJCs) are massive protein channels connecting the cytoplasm of adjacent cells. These channels allow intercellular transfer of molecules up to ~1 kDa, including water, ions and other metabolites. Unveiling structure-function relationships coded into the molecular architecture of these channels is necessary to gain insight on their vast biological function including electrical synapse, inflammation, development and tissular homeostasis. From early works, computational methods have been critical to analyze and interpret experimental observations...
January 17, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123331/prevalence-of-hypercalciuria-and-urinary-calcium-excretion-in-school-aged-children-in-the-province-of-tokat
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Ali Gül, Samet Özer, Resul Yılmaz, Ergün Sönmezgöz, Tuba Kasap, Şahin Takçı, Erhan Karaaslan, Yalçın Önder, Rıza Çıtıl, İlknur Bütün, Osman Demir
AIM: Hypercalciuria is an important cause of urinary tract symptoms, and also frequently results in urolithiasis. Urinary calcium excretion varies for geographic areas. We aimed to assess percentiles of urinary calcium excretion and prevalence of hypercalciuria for school-aged children in Tokat (city located in inner northern region of Turkey). MATERIAL AND METHODS: One thousand three hundred seventy-five children aged 6 to 18 years were enrolled in the study. Urine samples were obtained randomly...
December 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118778/a-systematic-review-of-the-research-evidence-for-the-benefits-of-teledentistry
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Mohamed Estai, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Marc Tennant, Stuart Bunt
Objective This review is designed to inform future decisions about the benefits of integrating teledentistry into routine health services, by presenting an overview of the evidence for the effectiveness and economic impact of teledentistry. Methods Two reviewers searched PubMed, EMBASE and CINAHL databases through November 2016 to identify published peer-reviewed studies in English. Teledentistry studies were included if they were; (a) controlled (randomised or non-randomised) assessment studies; and (b) compared outcomes of a teledentistry intervention in terms of clinical or economic evaluation with the outcomes of traditional clinical alternatives...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113508/subpixel-image-quality-assesement-syncretizing-local-subpixel-and-global-pixel-features
#18
Jin Zeng, Lu Fang, Jiahao Pang, Houqiang Li, Feng Wu
Subpixel rendering technology increases the apparent resolution of an LCD/OLED screen by exploiting the physical property that a pixel is composed of RGB individually addressable subpixels. Due to the intrinsic intercoordination between apparent luminance resolution and color fringing artifact, a common method of subpixel image assessment is subjective evaluation. In this paper, we propose a unified subpixel image quality assessment metric called SubPixel image Assessment (SPA), which syncretizes local subpixel and global pixel features...
October 5, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108855/causes-of-poor-outcome-in-patients-admitted-with-good-grade-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
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Vladimír Beneš, Lubomír Jurák, Radim Brabec, Nina Nechanická, Miroslav Šercl, Ladislav Endrych, Pavel Buchvald, Petr Suchomel
BACKGROUND: Surgical risk in patients with unruptured aneurysms is well known. The relative impact of surgery and natural history of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) on patients in good clinical condition (World Federation of Neurological Surgeons [WFNS] grades 1 and 2) is less well quantified. The aim of this study was to determine causes of poor outcome in patients admitted in good grade SAH. METHODS: A retrospective study of prospectively collected data among WFNS-1 and -2 patients: demographics, SAH and aneurysm-related data, surgical complications and outcome as assesed by the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS)...
March 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107710/in-vivo-assesment-of-the-genotoxic-and-oxidative-stress-effects-of-particulate-matter-on-echinogammarus-veneris
#20
Melissa Marcoccia, Lucilla Ronci, Elvira De Matthaeis, Andrea Setini, Cinzia Perrino, Silvia Canepari
Seven types of atmospheric dusts (road dust, soil dust, brake dust, desert dust, pellet ash and coke and certified material NIST1648a - urban dust) have been tested for their genotoxicity on specimens of Echinogammarus veneris, a small aquatic amphipod. Experiments were carried out in vivo, by exposing the animals for 24 h to water containing 25 mg/L of dust. Each dust has been chemically analyzed for ions, elemental carbon, organic carbon and for the soluble and insoluble fractions of elements. Non-specific damages to DNA have been evaluated by the comet test, while oxidative damages have been estimated by coupling the comet test with formamido pyrimidine DNA glycosylase reaction...
April 2017: Chemosphere
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