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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158619/the-effect-of-mineral-based-alkaline-water-on-hydration-status-and-the-metabolic-response-to-short-term-anaerobic-exercise
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Jakub Chycki, Tomasz Zając, Adam Maszczyk, Anna Kurylas
Previously it was demonstrated that mineralization and alkalization properties of mineral water are important factors influencing acid-base balance and hydration in athletes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of drinking different types of water on urine pH, specific urine gravity, and post-exercise lactate utilization in response to strenuous exercise. Thirty-six male soccer players were divided into three intervention groups, consuming around 4.0 l/day of different types of water for 7 days: HM (n=12; highly mineralized water), LM (n=12; low mineralized water), and CON (n=12; table water)...
September 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156985/isolated-lumbar-extension-resistance-training-improves-strength-pain-and-disability-but-not-spinal-height-or-shrinkage-creep-in-participants-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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James Steele, Stewart Bruce-Low, Dave Smith, David Jessop, Neil Osborne
OBJECTIVE: Loss of disc height is commonly associated with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Isolated lumbar extension (ILEX) exercise for the lumbar extensors is recommended to treat CLBP and is suggested such exercise might promote disc healing and regeneration. This study examined a 12-week ILEX intervention on indirect determination of disc height and shrinkage through seated stadiometry, strength, pain, and disability. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental wait-list controlled design was used...
February 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145248/esophageal-duplication-cyst-with-hemivertebrae-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yanfang Liu, Ling Zhou, Shuixue Li, Jun He, Abudusaimi, Kai Li, Aziguli, Haixia Yao
BACKGROUND: Esophageal duplication cysts (EDCs) are rare congenital anomalies that can be associated with symptomatic spinal abnormalities, but presentations due to EDC symptoms are rarely found in the presence of spinal abnormalities. CASE SUMMARY: A 6-month-old infant weighing approximately 5.0 kg presented with a 2-month pulmonary infection and more recent difficulty swallowing and nutritional intolerance that did not improve with medical treatment. Contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography showed a well-defined, mediastinal, homogeneous, low-density cystic mass of 11...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142854/skin-metastasis-on-the-neck-an-unusual-presentation-of-recurrence-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Selen Soylu, Akif Enes Arikan, Serkan Teksoz, Murat Ozcan, Yusuf Bukey
Skin metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is rare. Here, two cases of skin metastases of PTC are presented. Both of the patients were females, one is 83 and the other is 65 years old. The patients were admitted to the hospital with a movable skin lesion on anterior neck region. Free T3 and T4 levels were in normal levels and TSH levels were low in both patients. The 83-year-old patient underwent total thyroidectomy due to papillary thyroid cancer and received (131)I ablation therapy and then thyroid suppression therapy...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142748/intraoperative-prediction-of-the-two-axillary-lymph-node-macrometastases-threshold-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-using-a-one-step-nucleic-acid-cytokeratin-19-amplification-assay
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Victoria Fung, Stan Kohlhardt, Patricia Vergani, Gregory J Zardin, Norman R Williams
The aim of the present study was to assess the sensitivity, specificity and practicality of using a one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) assay during breast cancer staging surgery to predict and discriminate between at least 2 involved nodes and more than 2 involved nodes and facilitate the decision to provide axillary conservation in the presence of a low total axillary node tumour burden. A total of 700 consecutive patients, not treated with neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, received intraoperative sentinel lymph node (SLN) analysis using OSNA for cT1-T3 cN0 invasive breast cancer...
November 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137613/preoperative-t-staging-using-ct-colonography-with-multiplanar-reconstruction-for-very-low-rectal-cancer
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Dai Shida, Gen Iinuma, Akira Komono, Hiroki Ochiai, Shunsuke Tsukamoto, Mototaka Miyake, Yukihide Kanemitsu
BACKGROUND: Preoperative T staging of lower rectal cancer is an important criterion for selecting intersphincteric resection (ISR) or abdominoperineal resection (APR) as well as selecting neoadjuvant therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of preoperative T staging using CT colonography (CTC) with multiplanar reconstruction (MPR), in which with the newest workstation the images can be analyzed with a slice thickness of 0.5 mm. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2013, 45 consecutive patients with very low rectal adenocarcinoma underwent CTC with MPR...
November 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137379/diagnostic-potential-of-serum-exosomal-colorectal-neoplasia-differentially-expressed-long-non-coding-rna-crnde-p-and-microrna-217-expression-in-colorectal-carcinoma
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Bo Yu, Qiong Du, Huan Li, Hong-Yue Liu, Xuan Ye, Bin Zhu, Qing Zhai, Xin-Xiang Li
In this study, we investigated the diagnostic potential of serum exosomal colorectal neoplasia differentially expressed (CRNDE-p) long coding RNA and microRNA-217 in colorectal carcinoma (CRC). We detected high CRNDE-p and low miR-217 levels in exosomes released by multiple CRC cell lines into culture media as well as in sera from CRC xenograft mice and CRC patients. Conversely, we observed lower CRNDE-p and higher miR-217 levels in serum exosomes from post-chemotherapy than from pre-chemotherapy patient samples...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136037/safety-pharmacokinetics-and-immunological-activities-of-multiple-intravenous-or-subcutaneous-doses-of-an-anti-hiv-monoclonal-antibody-vrc01-administered-to-hiv-uninfected-adults-results-of-a-phase-1-randomized-trial
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Kenneth H Mayer, Kelly E Seaton, Yunda Huang, Nicole Grunenberg, Abby Isaacs, Mary Allen, Julie E Ledgerwood, Ian Frank, Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, Lindsey R Baden, Benigno Rodriguez, Hong Van Tieu, Georgia D Tomaras, Aaron Deal, Derrick Goodman, Robert T Bailer, Guido Ferrari, Ryan Jensen, John Hural, Barney S Graham, John R Mascola, Lawrence Corey, David C Montefiori
BACKGROUND: VRC01 is an HIV-1 CD4 binding site broadly neutralizing antibody (bnAb) that is active against a broad range of HIV-1 primary isolates in vitro and protects against simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) when delivered parenterally to nonhuman primates. It has been shown to be safe and well tolerated after short-term administration in humans; however, its clinical and functional activity after longer-term administration has not been previously assessed. METHODS AND FINDINGS: HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) 104 was designed to evaluate the safety and tolerability of multiple doses of VRC01 administered either subcutaneously or by intravenous (IV) infusion and to assess the pharmacokinetics and in vitro immunologic activity of the different dosing regimens...
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132333/oestrogen-receptor-beta-isoform-expression-in-sporadic-colorectal-cancer-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-and-progressive-stages-of-colorectal-cancer
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Paulo Roberto Stevanato Filho, Samuel Aguiar Júnior, Maria Dirlei Begnami, Hellen Kuasne, Ranyell Matheus Spencer, Wilson Toshihiko Nakagawa, Tiago Santoro Bezerra, Bruna Catin Kupper, Renata Maymi Takahashi, Mateus Barros Filho, Silvia Regina Rogatto, Ademar Lopes
BACKGROUND: Among the sex hormones, oestrogen may play a role in colorectal cancer, particularly in conjunction with oestrogen receptor-β (ERβ). The expression of ERβ isoform variants and their correlations with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) syndrome and sporadic colorectal carcinomas are poorly described. METHODS: This study aimed to investigate the expression levels of the ERβ1, ERβ2, ERβ4 and ERβ5 isoform variants using quantitative RT-PCR (921 analyses) in FAP, normal mucosa, adenomatous polyps and sporadic colorectal carcinomas...
November 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130715/relationship-of-long-term-macronutrients-intake-on-anabolic-catabolic-hormones-in-female-elite-volleyball-players
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Juan Mielgo Ayuso, Michael C Zpurdos, Aritz Urdampilleta, Julio Calleja González, Jesús Seco, Alfredo Córdova
INTRODUCTION: Specific macronutrient distribution and training can alter acute and chronic hormone behavior and, subsequently, sport performance. OBJECTIVE: The main aim was to examine relationships between dietary intake and anabolic/catabolic hormone response in elite female volleyball players during a 29-week season. METHODS: Twenty-two elite female volleyballers (26.4 ± 5.6 years; 178 ± 9 cm; 67.1 ± 7.5 kg) had dietary intake (seven-day dietary recall and food frequency questionnaire), blood concentration of anabolic/catabolic hormones concentration, physical performance, and body composition assessed at four time points: a) T1: baseline/pre-testing; b) T2: eleven weeks after T1; c) T3: ten weeks after T2; and d) T4: eight weeks after T3...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118772/one-year-conservative-care-using-sodium-bicarbonate-supplementation-is-associated-with-a-decrease-in-electronegative-ldl-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-pilot-study
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Felipe Rizzetto, Denise Mafra, Ana Beatriz Barra, Gisella Pires de Melo, Dulcinéia Saes Parra Abdalla, Maurilo Leite
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients develop metabolic acidosis when approaching stages 3 and 4, a period in which accelerated atherogenesis may ensue. Studies in vitro show that low pH may increase low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation, suggesting a role for chronic metabolic acidosis in atherosclerosis. The present study attempted to evaluate the effects of conservative care using oral sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) supplementation on the electronegative LDL [LDL(-)], a minimally oxidized LDL, plasma levels in CKD patients...
October 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118715/differential-regulation-of-thyroid-hormone-metabolism-target-genes-during-non-thyoidal-illness-syndrome-triggered-by-fasting-or-sepsis-in-adult-mice
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Klaus N Fontes, Adriana Cabanelas, Flavia F Bloise, Cherley Borba Vieira de Andrade, Luana L Souza, Marianna Wilieman, Isis H Trevenzoli, Lais C Agra, Johnatas D Silva, Christianne Bandeira-Melo, Pedro L Silva, Patricia R M Rocco, Tania M Ortiga-Carvalho
Fasting and sepsis induce profound changes in thyroid hormone (TH) central and peripheral metabolism. These changes affect TH action and are called the non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS). To date, it is still debated whether NTIS represents an adaptive response or a real hypothyroid state at the tissue level. Moreover, even though it has been considered the same syndrome, we hypothesized that fasting and sepsis induce a distinct set of changes in thyroid hormone metabolism. Herein, we aimed to evaluate the central and peripheral expression of genes involved in the transport (MCT8/Slc16a2 and MCT10/Slc16a10), metabolism (Dio1, Dio2, and Dio3) and action (Thra and Thrb) of TH during NTIS induced by fasting or sepsis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108356/radiotherapy-for-t3n0-glottic-carcinoma-without-cord-fixation-elective-nodal-irradiation-or-not
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Ryo Toya, Ryuji Murakami, Daizo Murakami, Tetsuo Saito, Tomohiko Matsuyama, Yutaka Toya, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Natsuo Oya
Background: Although the T3 category has been changed in the sixth edition of the TNM staging system proposed by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the appropriate clinical target volume (CTV) of elective nodal irradiation (ENI) for T3N0 glottic carcinoma without cord fixation, which was formerly treated as a T1-2N0 disease, is not fully discussed. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 64 patients staged or restaged as T3N0 disease without cord fixation...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102271/prevalence-of-malnutrition-inflammation-complex-syndrome-and-its-correlation-with-thyroid-hormones-in-chronic-haemodialysis-patients
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Venice Chávez Valencia, Oliva Mejía Rodríguez, Martha Eva Viveros Sandoval, Juan Abraham Bermúdez, Sergio Gutiérrez Castellanos, Citlalli Orizaga de la Cruz, Martha Alicia Roa Córdova
INTRODUCTION: Low levels of thyroid hormones, total triiodothyronine (T3) and free triiodothyronine (FT3) in haemodialysis patients is a marker of malnutrition and inflammation and are predictors of mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of malnutrition-inflammation complex syndrome in haemodialysis and its relationship with the thyroid hormones thyrotropin, T3, FT3 and free thyroxine (FT4), as well as to evaluate the prevalence of low FT3 syndrome and its correlation with nutritional and inflammatory markers...
October 25, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101570/transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-pathological-results-of-186-patients-with-mid-and-low-rectal-cancer
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F Borja de Lacy, Jacqueline J E M van Laarhoven, Romina Pena, María Clara Arroyave, Raquel Bravo, Miriam Cuatrecasas, Antonio M Lacy
BACKGROUND: Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) seems to be a valid alternative to the open or laparoscopic TME. Quality of the TME specimen is the most important prognostic factor in rectal cancer. This study shows the pathological results of the largest single-institution series published on TaTME in patients with mid and low rectal cancer. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all consecutive patients with rectal cancer, treated by TaTME between November 2011 and June 2016...
November 3, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094436/low-level-perfluorooctanoic-acid-enhances-3%C3%A2-t3-l1-preadipocyte-differentiation-via-altering-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-expression-and-its-promoter-dna-methylation
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Yue Ma, Jie Yang, Yanjian Wan, Yang Peng, Shuai Ding, Yuanyuan Li, Bing Xu, Xi Chen, Wei Xia, Yuebin Ke, Shunqing Xu
Recent studies suggest that perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) can play a role in the development of obesity; however, the associated mechanisms are poorly understood. We investigated how PFOA exposure affected the differentiation of 3 T3-L1 preadipocytes and the associated transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms. Cells treated with different doses of PFOA (ranging from 0.01 to 100 μg ml(-1) ) were assessed for proliferation, differentiation and triglyceride accumulation. The gene expression levels of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) and its target genes were measured...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093516/thyroid-hormone-inhibits-growth-of-hepatoma-cells-through-induction-of-mir-214
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Po-Shuan Huang, Yang-Hsiang Lin, Hsiang-Cheng Chi, Pei-Yu Chen, Ya-Hui Huang, Chau-Ting Yeh, Chia-Siu Wang, Kwang-Huei Lin
Thyroid hormone (TH) plays a role in regulating the metabolic rate, heart functions, muscle control and maintenance of bones. 3,3'5-tri-iodo-L-thyronine (T3) displays high affinity to nuclear thyroid hormone receptors (TRs), which mediate most TH actions. Recent studies have shown hypothyroidism in patients with an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a class of non-protein-coding RNA, are suggested to control tumor growth by interacting with target genes. However, the clinical significance of T3/TR-regulated miRNAs in tumors has yet to be established...
November 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080613/phylogeography-genetic-variability-and-structure-of-acanthamoeba-metapopulations-in-iran-inferred-by-18s-ribosomal-rna-sequences-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Adel Spotin, Hamid Reza Moslemzadeh, Mahmoud Mahami-Oskouei, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Maryam Niyyati, Seyed Hossein Hejazi, Fatemeh Memari, Jafar Noori
OBJECTIVE: To verify phylogeography and genetic structure of Acanthamoeba populations among the Iranian clinical isolates and natural/artificial environments distributed in various regions of the country. METHODS: We searched electronic databases including Medline, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus and Google Scholar from 2005 to 2016. To explore the genetic variability of Acanthamoeba sp, 205 sequences were retrieved from keratitis patients, immunosuppressed cases and environmental sources as of various geographies of Iran...
September 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079920/redefining-the-ki-67-index-stratification-for-low-grade-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-improving-its-prognostic-value-for-recurrence-of-disease
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Alexandra G Lopez-Aguiar, Cecilia G Ethun, Lauren M Postlewait, Kristen Zhelnin, Alyssa Krasinskas, Bassel F El-Rayes, Maria C Russell, Juan M Sarmiento, David A Kooby, Charles A Staley, Shishir K Maithel, Kenneth Cardona
BACKGROUND: The Ki-67 index is an established prognostic marker for recurrence after resection of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) that groups tumors into three categories: low grade (< 3%), intermediate grade (3-20%), and high grade (> 20%). Given that the majority of resected PanNETs have a Ki-67 less than 3%, this study aimed to stratify this group further to predict disease recurrence more accurately. METHODS: The Ki-67 index was pathologically re-reviewed and scored by a pathologist blinded to all other clinicopathologic variables using tissue microarray blocks made in triplicate...
October 27, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077907/effect-of-different-split-feeding-treatments-on-performance-egg-quality-and-bone-quality-of-individually-housed-aged-laying-hens
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A Molnár, L Maertens, B Ampe, J Buyse, J Zoons, E Delezie
In order to try to combat the effect of age on eggshell quality in aged laying hens, 5 split-feeding treatments were compared with conventional feeding between 75 and 92 wk of age. In the conventional treatment (T1), the same morning (M) and afternoon (A) diet was fed containing fine (FL) and coarse (CL) limestone at a 50:50 ratio. In the split treatments, the ratio of FL and CL was 50:50 or 30:70, and time of administration (M/A) differed. The following treatments were given: T2 = 50FL-M:50CL-A, T3 = 50CL-M:50FL-A, T4 = 30FL-M:20FL-A+50CL-A, T5 = 30FL-M:70CL-A, and T6 = 0M:30FL-A+70CL-A...
October 25, 2017: Poultry Science
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