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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050461/comparison-of-clinical-utility-between-diaphragm-excursion-and-thickening-change-using-ultrasonography-to-predict-extubation-success
#1
Jung-Wan Yoo, Seung Jun Lee, Jong Deog Lee, Ho Cheol Kim
Background/Aims: Both diaphragmatic excursion and change in muscle thickening are measured using ultrasonography (US) to assess diaphragm function and mechanical ventilation weaning outcomes. However, which parameter can better predict successful extubation remains to be determined. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical utility of these two diaphragmatic parameters to predict extubation success. Methods: This study included patients subjected to extubation trial in the medical or surgical intensive care unit of a university-affiliated hospital from May 2015 through February 2016...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050442/correlated-responses-to-long-term-divergent-selection-for-8-week-body-weight-in-female-white-plymouth-rock-chickens-sexual-maturity
#2
M Jambui, C F Honaker, P B Siegel
Reported here are correlated responses for reproductive traits to long-term divergent selection (54 generations) for 8-week body weight (BW8). Comparisons involved both selected and relaxed lines. Traits measured were age at first egg (AFE), body weight at first egg (WFE), and ratio of body weight and age at first egg (WAFE). Although sexual maturity was delayed in the selected lines, the effect was more pronounced in the low than high selected and relaxed lines. Selection for low BW resulted in decreases in WFE and WAFE...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050427/brazil-nut-meal-and-spray-dried-egg-powders-as-alternatives-to-synthetic-methionine-in-organic-laying-hen-diets
#3
H K Burley, P H Patterson
The United States organic poultry industry is currently facing a limitation on dietary inclusion of synthetic methionine (Met). This study investigated Brazil nut protein powder (BNPP), spray-dried egg white (SDEW), and spray-dried egg blend (70:30 albumen: yolk) (SDEB) as alternatives to synthetic Met in organic laying hen diets. A total of 270 Hy-Line Brown laying hens was fed 5 diets from 22 to 38 wk of age, with 6 replicates of 3 adjacent cages per diet and 3 hens per cage. Diets included a commercial control (COM) (non-organic with standard CP and synthetic Met), an organic control (ORG) (with no synthetic Met, but higher CP to meet Met requirements), and 3 organic treatment diets with no synthetic Met, but including BNPP, SDEW, or SDEB at levels to meet Met requirements...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050410/effect-of-feeding-soybean-meal-and-differently-processed-peas-on-intestinal-morphology-and-functional-glucose-transport-in-the-small-intestine-of-broilers
#4
I Röhe, F Goodarzi Boroojeni, J Zentek
Peas are locally grown legumes being rich in protein and starch. However, the broad usage of peas as a feed component in poultry nutrition is limited to anti-nutritional factors, which might impair gut morphology and function. This study investigated the effect of feeding raw or differently processed peas compared with feeding a soybean meal-based control diet (C) on intestinal morphology and nutrient transport in broilers. A total of 360 day-old broiler chicks were fed with one of the following diets: The C diet, and 3 diets containing raw peas (RP), fermented peas (FP) and enzymatically pre-digested peas (EP), each supplying 30% of dietary crude protein...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050405/comparative-effects-of-in-ovo-versus-subcutaneous-administration-of-the-marek-s-disease-vaccine-and-pre-placement-holding-time-on-the-processing-yield-of-ross-708-broilers
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E D Peebles, T M Barbosa, T S Cummings, J Dickson, S K Womack, P D Gerard
Effects of the in ovo (i.o.) or subcutaneous (s.c.) method of administration (moa) of the Marek's disease (MD) vaccine and 4 or 18 h pre-placement holding time (pht) on the processing yield of male broilers through 49 d of age (doa) were investigated. Ross 708 broiler hatching eggs (3,900) were either i.o.-vaccinated at 18 d of incubation or chicks from eggs that were not i.o.-vaccinated were s.c.-vaccinated at hatch. The i.o. injections (50 μL) were delivered by a commercial multi-egg injector and s.c. injections (200 μL) were delivered by an automatic pneumatic s...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050391/psychogenic-amnesia-syndromes-outcome-and-patterns-of-retrograde-amnesia
#6
Neil A Harrison, Kate Johnston, Federica Corno, Sarah J Casey, Kimberley Friedner, Kate Humphreys, Eli J Jaldow, Mervi Pitkanen, Michael D Kopelman
There are very few case series of patients with acute psychogenic memory loss (also known as dissociative/functional amnesia), and still fewer studies of outcome, or comparisons with neurological memory-disordered patients. Consequently, the literature on psychogenic amnesia is somewhat fragmented and offers little prognostic value for individual patients. In the present study, we reviewed the case records and neuropsychological findings in 53 psychogenic amnesia cases (ratio of 3:1, males:females), in comparison with 21 consecutively recruited neurological memory-disordered patients and 14 healthy control subjects...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050345/differential-diagnosis-of-hemangiomas-from-spinal-osteolytic-metastases-using-3-0-t-mri-comparison-of-t1-weighted-imaging-chemical-shift-imaging-diffusion-weighted-and-contrast-enhanced-imaging
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Yan-Jie Shi, Xiao-Ting Li, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Yu-Liang Liu, Lei Tang, Ying-Shi Sun
The retrospective study investigated accuracy of quantitative evaluation of T1-weighted imaging (T1WI) with and without fat suppression (FS), chemical-shift, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and enhanced imaging at 3.0 T MRI for distinguishing spinal hemangiomas from metastases. 27 patients with 33 spinal hemangiomas (15 atypical hemangiomas) and 26 patients with 71 metastases were recruited. T1WI, FS T1WI, in- and out-phase, DWI and enhanced T1WI were acquired. Signal intensities (SIs) of lesions were obtained...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050334/detection-of-active-proteasome-structures-in-brain-extracts-proteasome-features-of-august-rat-brain-with-violations-in-monoamine-metabolism
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Pavel A Erokhov, Yulia V Lyupina, Alexandra S Radchenko, Anna A Kolacheva, Yulia O Nikishina, Natalia P Sharova
The aim of this work was to detect changes in proteasome pools of brain parts of August rats with monoamine metabolism violations in comparison with that of control Wistar rats. To reveal active proteasome structures, a method of native electrophoresis for the analysis of crude tissue fractions was developed. By means of this method and following Western blotting, the most pronounced changes in reorganization of proteasome structures were detected in proteasome pool of the brain cortex of August rats. Main findings are the enhanced expression of immune proteasome subtypes containing proteolytic subunit LMP2 and activator PA28αβ as well as immune proteasome subtypes containing proteolytic subunit LMP7 and activator PA700 and simultaneously decreased expression of subtypes with subunit LMP2 and activator PA700 in the brain cortex of August rats compared to that of Wistar rats...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050332/survival-outcomes-based-on-systemic-agent-used-concurrently-with-radiation-in-human-papillomavirus-associated-oropharyngeal-cancer
#9
Vikas Mehta, Tara Moore-Medlin, Jose M Flores, Xiaohui Ma, Oleksandr Ekshyyan, Cherie-Ann O Nathan
PURPOSE: To investigate survival outcomes of patients treated with concurrent cetuximab and radiotherapy for primary management of both HPV positive and negative OPSCC, and compare the results to traditional platinum-based therapy. We hypothesize that the use of cetuximab in the HPV positive OPSCC patients will result in inferior survival based on tumor biological differences. STUDY DESIGN: A single institution retrospective analysis of 304 patients. The primary outcomes of interest were 1) overall survival and 2) relapse free survival...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050296/reverse-phase-protein-array-identification-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-subtypes-and-comparison-with-mrna-molecular-subtypes
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Hiroko Masuda, Yuan Qi, Shuying Liu, Naoki Hayashi, Takahiro Kogawa, Gabriel N Hortobagyi, Debu Tripathy, Naoto T Ueno
BACKGROUND: Reverse phase protein array (RPPA) analysis, allows investigation of potential targets at the functional protein level,. We identified TNBC subtypes at the protein level using RPPA and compared them with mRNA molecular subtypes (TNBCtype, TNBCtype-4, and PAM50) that is unique in its availability of both RPPA and mRNA analyses. METHODS: We classified the samples from 80 TNBC patients using both k-means and hierarchical consensus clustering analysis and performed Ingenuity Pathway Analysis...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050250/teriflunomide-restores-5-azacytidine-sensitivity-via-activation-of-pyrimidine-salvage-in-5-azacytidine-resistant-leukemia-cells
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Satoshi Imanishi, Ryoko Takahashi, Seiichiro Katagiri, Chiaki Kobayashi, Tomohiro Umezu, Kazuma Ohyashiki, Junko H Ohyashiki
Previous studies showed that downregulation of pyrimidine salvage underlies resistance against 5-azacytidine (AZA), indicating an important role for de novo pyrimidine synthesis in AZA resistance. Because de novo pyrimidine synthesis is inhibited by the immunomodulator teriflunomide and its pro-drug leflunomide, we examined the effect of combined treatment with AZA and teriflunomide on AZA resistance to develop a novel strategy to cancel and prevent AZA resistance. Teriflunomide markedly inhibited the growth of AZA-resistant human leukemia cell lines (R-U937 and R-HL-60) in comparison with their AZA-sensitive counterparts (U937 and HL-60)...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050213/serum-protein-fingerprinting-by-pea-immunoassay-coupled-with-a-pattern-recognition-algorithms-distinguishes-mgus-and-multiple-myeloma
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Petra Schneiderova, Tomas Pika, Petr Gajdos, Regina Fillerova, Pavel Kromer, Milos Kudelka, Jiri Minarik, Tomas Papajik, Vlastimil Scudla, Eva Kriegova
Serum protein fingerprints associated with MGUS and MM and their changes in MM after autologous stem cell transplantation (MM-ASCT, day 100) remain unexplored. Using highly-sensitive Proximity Extension ImmunoAssay on 92 cancer biomarkers (Proseek Multiplex, Olink), enhanced serum levels of Adrenomedullin (ADM, Pcorr= .0004), Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15, Pcorr= .003), and soluble Major histocompatibility complex class I-related chain A (sMICA, Pcorr= .023), all prosurvival and chemoprotective factors for myeloma cells, were detected in MM comparing to MGUS...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050179/-the-comparison-of-characters-between-invasive-micropapillary-carcinoma-and-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-not-otherwise-specified-of-the-breast
#13
B Hua, X Lu, W Z Xiao, S R He, Z Wang
Objective: To analyze the differences of clinicopathological characters and prognostic factors between invasive micropapillary carcinoma of the breast (IMPC) and invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) not otherwise specified of the breast. Methods: Patients who were treated from June 2008 to April 2016 in Breast Center of Beijing Hospital were retrospectively analyzed to evaluate the differences between IMPC (n=59) and IDC (n=1 080). Follow-up was done every 3 to 6 months postoperatively with a deadline of July 31, 2016...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050164/-comparisons-of-prevalence-and-clinical-and-environmental-characteristics-between-tibetan-and-han-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-in-tibetan-plateau
#14
K L Zhai, G Zhuo, H B Chi, Z Lan
Objective: By the preliminary comparison study on the constituent ratio and clinical characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in Tibetan and Han women in Tibetan Plateau, we aimed to find the relevance of its pathogenic factors, and to guide the treatment of PCOS in the plateau region and improve the prognosis. Methods: The general situation and clinical data of 165 patients who were diagnosed with PCOS from December 1, 2015 to November 30, 2016 in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the People's Hospital of Tibet Autonomous Region were analyzed retrospectively...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050149/-accuracy-analysis-and-comparison-of-different-serological-detection-methods-in-syphilis
#15
M Hu, N Liu, Y Y Cai, T Lei, M Zhang
Objective: To compare the accuracy of different methods by reviewing syphilis serologic screening external quality assessment (EQA) data of Chinese primary health care institutions. Methods: The EQA was based on one or two distinct shipments from 2011 to 2016. Each shipment consisted of five serum samples. The laboratories performed the EQA and sent back the results by the deadline. The results were analyzed using the standard procedures and methods. Results: Six different methods were used for syphilis serologic screening: enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, colloidal gold method, Treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TPPA) test, rapid plasma reagin card test, toluidine red unheated serum reagin test and chemiluminescence immunoassay...
September 26, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050095/-revisional-radical-mastoidectomy-surgeries-25-cases-experience
#16
L Li, J Xie, Y Liu, S S Gong
Objective: To analyze the risk factors of failure to dry ear after radical mastoidectomy and discuss key points in revisonal surgery. Methods: Clinical data of 25 patients(32 ears) with revisonal mastoidectomy were analyzed. The preoperative temporal bone CT findings, intra-operative findings, surgical procedures, postoperative operating cavities and aural abilities were recorded and analyzed. Results: All patients received preoperative temporal bone CT followed by revisonal radical mastoidectomy under microscope and general anesthesia...
October 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050091/-value-of-modified-killian-s-method-in-diagnosis-of-congenital-pyriform-sinus-fistula
#17
S L Huang, L S Chen, B Zhang, L Liang, X X Gong, Z G Zhou, S X Zhang, X N Luo, Z M Lu, S Y Zhang
Objective: To investigate the feasibility and significance of modified Killian(MK) method in the clinical diagnosis of congenital pyriform sinus fistula(CPSF) by electronic laryngoscopy. Methods: The following examinations were performed for 30 suspected cases of CPSF, including the traditional electronic laryngoscopy, MK examination(modified Killian position+ head rotation+ the Valsalva maneuver), barium swallow X-ray(BSX) and CT , and a prospective comparison among them were done. Patients were divided into two groups according to their age: young age group(≤14 years old) and older age group (>14 years old)...
October 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050039/cardiac-autonomic-dysfunction-in-offspring-of-hypertensive-parents-during-exercise
#18
Leonardo Barbosa de Almeida, Tiago Peçanha, Pedro Augusto de Carvalho Mira, Livia Victorino de Souza, Lílian Pinto da Silva, Daniel Godoy Martinez, Isabelle Magalhães Guedes Freitas, Mateus Camaroti Laterza
Offspring of hypertensive parents present autonomic dysfunction at rest and during physiological maneuvers. However, the cardiac autonomic modulation during exercise remains unknown. This study tested whether the cardiac autonomic modulation would be reduced in offspring of hypertensive parents during exercise. Fourteen offspring of hypertensive and 14 offspring of normotensive individuals were evaluated. The groups were matched by age (24.5±1.0 vs. 26.6±1.5 years; p=0.25) and BMI (22.8±0.6 vs. 24.2±1.0 kg/m(2); p=0...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050016/etiology-risk-factors-and-groups-of-risk
#19
Martina Hayes, Francis Burke, Patrick Finbarr Allen
Population aging and the concomitant reduction in tooth loss will have a profound effect on dentistry. In particular, an increase in the prevalence of root caries can be expected. Root caries is not evenly distributed across the population and identification of high-risk groups or individuals would facilitate targeted prevention strategies. Unfortunately, the lack of consensus in the literature on the diagnosis and measurement of root caries makes comparison of studies extremely challenging. At present, we do not have an adequately validated risk assessment tool for root caries...
2017: Monographs in Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050007/comparison-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-tacrolimus-versus-infliximab-for-active-ulcerative-colitis
#20
Ken Takeuchi, Takahiro Shimoyama, Takayuki Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: This narrative review was to determine which medication, tacrolimus (TAC) or infliximab (IFX), is safer and more effective in the management of active UC. Our literature search identified 5 studies directly comparing the outcomes of TAC versus IFX for active UC. A review of the 5 studies was undertaken. SUMMARY: The incidence of serious adverse events was not significantly different between the TAC and IFX groups. The short-term clinical remission and response rates and the colectomy-free rates were similar between the groups...
October 19, 2017: Digestive Diseases
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