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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091429/chronic-kidney-disease-in-chinese-postmenopausal-women-a-cross-sectional-survey
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F Pei, Z Zhou, Y Li, Y Ren, X Yang, G Liu, Q Xia, Z Hu, L Zhang, M Zhao, H Wang
INTRODUCTION: Despite advances in the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD), there is ongoing uncertainty regarding the prevalence of CKD in postmenopausal women. This study was designed to investigate both CKD prevalence and related risk factors in a cohort of postmenopausal Chinese women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was administered to a nationally representative sample of female Chinese participants, including a total of 47,204 subjects, among whom were 8573 self-reported postmenopausal women...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089376/chemotherapy-completion-in-elderly-women-with-ovarian-primary-peritoneal-or-fallopian-tube-cancer-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
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Vivian E von Gruenigen, Helen Q Huang, Jan H Beumer, Heather A Lankes, William Tew, Thomas Herzog, Arti Hurria, Robert S Mannel, Tina Rizack, Lisa M Landrum, Peter G Rose, Ritu Salani, William H Bradley, Thomas J Rutherford, Robert V Higgins, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Gini Fleming
PURPOSE: A simple measure to predict chemotherapy tolerance in elderly patients would be useful. We prospectively tested the association of baseline Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) score with ability to complete 4 cycles of first line chemotherapy without dose reductions or >7days delay in elderly ovarian cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients' age ≥70 along with their physicians chose between two regimens: CP (Carboplatin AUC 5, Paclitaxel 135mg/m(2)) or C (Carboplatin AUC 5), both given every 3weeks either after primary surgery or as neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) with IADL and quality of life assessments performed at baseline, pre-cycle 3, and post-cycle 4...
January 12, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088140/ring-polymer-molecular-dynamics-studies-on-the-rate-coefficient-of-the-abstraction-channel-of-hydrogen-plus-ethane-propane-and-dimethyl-ether
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Qingyong Meng, Jun Chen
To accurately compute the rates of the abstraction channels of hydrogen plus ethane (Et), propane (Pr), and dimethyl ether (DME), ring-polymer molecular dynamics (RPMD) method is used in conjunction with the recently constructed local permutation invariant polynomial neural-networks potential energy surface of the parent H + CH4 system [Q. Meng et al., J. Chem. Phys. 144, 154312 (2016)]. For H + Et, one of the H atoms in CH4 of the parent system is replaced by a methyl group, while for the H + DME reaction, it is replaced by the methoxyl group...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075131/classical-galactosemia-insight-into-molecular-pathomechanisms-by-differential-membrane-proteomics-of-fibroblasts-under-galactose-stress
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Simon Staubach, Stefan Müller, Murat Pekmez, Franz-Georg Hanisch
Classical galactosemia, a hereditary metabolic disease caused by the deficiency of galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT; EC 2.7.712), results in an impaired galactose metabolism and serious long-term developmental affection of the CNS and ovaries, potentially related in part to endogenous galactose-induced protein dysglycosylation. In search for galactose-induced changes in membrane raft proteomes of GALT-deficient cells, we performed differential analyses of lipid rafts from patient-derived (Q) and sex- and age-matched control fibroblasts (H) in the presence or absence of the stressor...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072974/-clinicopathologic-features-of-mammary-analogue-secretory-carcinoma-of-salivary-glands
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X P Zhang, H Ni, X Wang, H Chen, S S Shi, B Yu, X J Zhou, Q Rao
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathological features of mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) of salivary glands, and its diagnosis, differential diagnosis, immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology. Methods: Seventeen cases of MASC were enrolled, with 9 cases of salivary acinar cell carcinoma and 18 cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma as control groups from Nanjing General Hospital from 1997 to 2014 were included in this retrospective study, combined with immunohistochemistry and molecular detection of ETV6-NTRK3 gene fusion...
January 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066935/effects-of-corn-distillers-dried-grains-with-solubles-on-performance-oxidative-status-intestinal-immunity-and-meat-quality-of-chinese-yellow-broilers
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D Ruan, S Q Jiang, Y J Hu, F Y Ding, Q L Fan, F Chen, X J Lin, L Li, Y Wang
The study assessed the effects of different dietary levels of corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) on performance, oxidation status, intestinal immunity and meat quality in Chinese Yellow broilers aged from 1 to 63 days. Lingnan male hatchings (1440) were randomly assigned to six treatments, each consisting of six replicates of 40 birds. The basal diet (I) was a typical corn-soya bean ration while the experimental diets (II to VI) partially substituted corn DDGS for soya bean meal. The level of substitution in starter, grower and finisher diets was as follows: II, 2%, 4% then 6%; III, 4%, 8% then 12%; IV, 6%, 12% then 18%; V, 8%, 16% then 24%; VI, 10%, 20% then 30%...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060927/acute-effects-of-three-neuromuscular-warm-up-strategies-on-several-physical-performance-measures-in-football-players
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Francisco Ayala, Ana Calderón-López, Juan Carlos Delgado-Gosálbez, Sergio Parra-Sánchez, Carlos Pomares-Noguera, Sergio Hernández-Sánchez, Alejandro López-Valenciano, Mark De Ste Croix
No studies have analysed the acute effects of the FIFA 11+ and Harmoknee warm-up programmes on major physical performance measures. The aim of this study was to analyse the acute (post-exercise) effects of the FIFA 11+, Harmoknee and dynamic warm-up routines on several physical performance measures in amateur football players. A randomized, crossover and counterbalanced study design was used to address the purpose of this study. A total of sixteen amateur football players completed the following protocols in a randomized order on separate days: a) FIFA 11+; b) Harmoknee; and c) dynamic warm-up (DWU)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057132/-association-between-famine-exposure-during-early-life-and-bmi-in-adulthood
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R R Meng, J H Si, J Lyu, Y Guo, Z Bian, C Q Yu, H Y Zhou, Y L Tan, P Pei, J S Chen, Z M Chen, L M Li
Objective: To examine the influence of famine exposure during early life on BMI in adulthood. Methods: A total of 94 052 participants recruited in the baseline survey of China Kadoorie Biobank were included in this study. The participants who were born between October 1956 and September 1958, between October 1959 and September 1961 and between October 1962 and September 1964 were classified as group born before famine, group born during famine and group born after famine (control group). The regression coefficients and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for BMI of famine exposure groups were estimated by linear regression model...
November 10, 2016: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057110/-the-status-of-postpartum-weight-retention-and-its-associated-factors-among-chinese-lactating-women-in-2013
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J Wang, Z Y Yang, X H Pang, Y F Duan, S Jiang, L Y Zhao, S A Yin, J Q Lai
Objective: To analyze the status of postpartum weight retention and its associated factors among Chinese lactating women in 2013. Methods: This study was based on the databank of Chinese National Nutrition and Health Surveillance in 2013. Using the multi-stage stratified cluster sampling method, we enrolled 12 514 women, at 0-24 months postpartum, from 55 sites in 30 provinces of China (excluding the Tibet Autonomous Region). Questionnaires were used to collect data on basic characteristics, physical activity, lifestyle, food intake, pre-pregnancy weight, weight before delivery, disease history during pregnancy, delivery date, delivery mode, parity and breastfeeding information...
December 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048565/th-ab-201-09
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L Mirzakhanian, H Benmakhlouf, J Seuntjens
PURPOSE: To determine the k_(Q_msr,Q)^(f_msr,f_ref) factor, introduced in the small field formalism for five common type chambers used in the calibration of Leksell Gamma-Knife Perfexion model over a range of different phantom electron densities. METHODS: Five chamber types including Exradin-A16, A14SL, A14, A1SL and IBA-CC04 are modeled in EGSnrc and PENELOPE Monte Carlo codes using the blueprints provided by the manufacturers. The chambers are placed in a previously proposed water-filled phantom and four 16-cm diameter spherical phantoms made of liquid water, Solid Water, ABS and polystyrene...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045044/in-situ-heavy-ion-irradiation-studies-of-nanopore-shrinkage-and-enhanced-radiation-tolerance-of-nanoporous-au
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Jin Li, C Fan, J Ding, S Xue, Y Chen, Q Li, H Wang, X Zhang
High energy particle radiations induce severe microstructural damage in metallic materials. Nanoporous materials with a giant surface-to-volume ratio may alleviate radiation damage in irradiated metallic materials as free surface are defect sinks. Here we show, by using in situ Kr ion irradiation in a transmission electron microscope at room temperature, that nanoporous Au indeed has significantly improved radiation tolerance comparing with coarse-grained, fully dense Au. In situ studies show that nanopores can absorb and eliminate a large number of radiation-induced defect clusters...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035551/agy-a-novel-egg-yolk-derived-anti-gliadin-antibody-is-safe-for-patients-with-celiac-disease
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Dory A Sample, Hoon H Sunwoo, Hien Q Huynh, Heather L Rylance, Cheri L Robert, Bi-Wen Xu, Sung H Kang, Naiyana Gujral, Levinus A Dieleman
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease (CD) is a gluten-triggered autoimmune disorder of the small intestine. A lifelong gluten-free diet (GFD) is the only approved treatment; however, strict adherence is difficult and many suffer from inadvertent gluten exposure. Oral egg yolk anti-gliadin antibody (AGY) is a novel treatment to neutralize gluten and may improve the efficacy of the GFD. AIMS: To determine the safety, tolerability, and potential efficacy of AGY in patients with CD...
December 29, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035481/the-cd4-t-lymphocyte-count-is-an-important-predictor-for-the-prognosis-of-cryptococcosis
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Y Ding, P Li, Q He, H Wei, T Wu, D Xia, M Tan, Y Shi, X Su
There is great heterogeneity of immunity among patients with cryptococcosis, and severe immunodeficiency can lead to negative clinical outcomes. Underlying disease is a poor surrogate for immune status and inferior in predicting an individual's prognosis. This study was intended to determine whether T-lymphocyte subgroups would be more suitable indicators regarding the severity of infection and clinical outcomes of such patients. We retrieved clinical data on 101 patients with cryptococcosis and compared the validity of multiple parameters (underlying disease and T-lymphocyte subgroups) in predicting the severity of infection and clinical outcome in these patients...
December 29, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032627/blood-pressure-to-height-ratio-as-a-screening-indicator-of-elevated-blood-pressure-among-children-and-adolescents-in-chongqing-china
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L Y Wang, Q Liu, X T Cheng, J J Jiang, H Wang
We aimed to evaluate the performance of blood pressure-to-height ratio (BPHR) and establish their optimal thresholds for elevated blood pressure (BP) among children aged 6 to 17 years in Chongqing, China. Data were collected from 11 029 children and adolescents aged 6-17 years in 12 schools in Chongqing according to multistage stratified cluster sampling method. The gold standard for elevated BP was defined as systolic blood pressure (SBP) and/or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ⩾95th percentile for gender, age and height...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028033/interventions-for-preventing-cardiomyopathy-due-to-anthracyclines-a-bayesian-network-meta-analysis
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H Abdel-Qadir, G Ong, R Fazelzad, E Amir, D S Lee, P Thavendiranathan, G Tomlinson
BACKGROUND: The relative efficacy of interventions for primary prevention of anthracycline-associated cardiotoxicity is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials for primary prevention of anthracycline-associated cardiotoxicity in adult cancer patients. We used hierarchal outcome definitions in the following order of priority: (1) composite of heart failure or decline in left ventricular ejection fraction, (2) decline in ejection fraction, or (3) heart failure...
December 26, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008587/neutral-ceramidase-secreted-via-exosome-protects-against-palmitate-induced-apoptosis-in-ins-1-cells
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S Tang, F Luo, Y M Feng, X Wei, H Miao, Y B Lu, Y Tang, D F Ding, J F Jin, Q Zhu
Aims: To investigate the effects of neutral ceramidase (NCDase) packaged in exosomes that are secreted from β-cells on free fatty acid (FFA)-induced β-cells apoptosis and its role in regulation of sphingolipid-mediated signaling pathway. Methods: HPLC and Western blotting were performed to determine NCDase activity and expression. Annexin V-fluorescein-isothiocyanate/propidium iodide flow cytometry was used to assess apoptosis. Electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry was used for ceramide (Cer), sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), and sphingosine (SPH) determination...
December 22, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005637/effects-of-physical-training-and-fitness-on-running-injuries-in-physically-active-young-men
#17
Tyson L Grier, Michelle Canham-Chervak, Morgan K Anderson, Timothy T Bushman, Bruce H Jones
Grier, TL, Canham-Chervak, M, Anderson, MK, Bushman, TT, and Jones, BH. Effects of physical training and fitness on running injuries in physically active young men. J Strength Cond Res 31(1): 207-216, 2017-The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effects of physical training (PT) and fitness on risks for running-related injuries (RRIs) in physically active young men. Personal characteristics, PT, Army Physical Fitness Test scores, and injury data were obtained by survey. Army Physical Fitness Test variables (push-ups, sit-ups, and 2-mile run) were converted into quartiles (Q), where Q1 = lowest performance and Q4 = highest performance...
January 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002589/association-between-col9a2-gln326arg-mutations-and-the-development-of-intervertebral-disc-disease-in-a-chinese-population
#18
T Meng, Q Ren, J M Wang, H Shi, S T Zhang, M T Liu
Intervertebral disc disease is a multifactorial condition, yet disease pathogenesis that can be promoted by a single dominant mutation affecting the expression of susceptibility genes. We performed a case-control study to assess the influence of the COL9A2 Gln326Arg polymorphism on risk of intervertebral disc disease in a Chinese population. Between March 2014 and March 2015, a total of 215 patients and 230 healthy controls were recruited from Binzhou Medical University Hospital. Genotyping of COL9A2 Gln326Arg was carried out using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism...
December 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002587/blood-folic-acid-vitamin-b12-and-homocysteine-levels-in-pregnant-women-with-fetal-growth-restriction
#19
H L Jiang, L Q Cao, H Y Chen
Deficiencies in nutrients such as folic acid and vitamin B12 may play a role in fetal growth restriction (FGR). However, whether folic acid, vitamin B12, or homocysteine is associated with FGR in Chinese populations remains unclear. This study investigated the relationship between these nutrient deficiencies and FGR in pregnant Chinese women. We selected 116 mother and infant pairs, and categorized the neonates into the FGR, appropriate for gestational age, and large for gestational age groups. Birth weight, body length, head circumference, body mass index (BMI), and Rohrer's body index of the newborns were measured...
December 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000769/characterization-of-blunt-chest-trauma-in-a-long-term-porcine-model-of-severe-multiple-trauma
#20
K Horst, T P Simon, R Pfeifer, M Teuben, K Almahmoud, Q Zhi, S Aguiar Santos, C Castelar Wembers, S Leonhardt, N Heussen, P Störmann, B Auner, B Relja, I Marzi, A T Haug, M van Griensven, M Kalbitz, M Huber-Lang, R Tolba, L K Reiss, S Uhlig, G Marx, H C Pape, F Hildebrand
Chest trauma has a significant relevance on outcome after severe trauma. Clinically, impaired lung function typically occurs within 72 hours after trauma. However, the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are still not fully elucidated. Therefore, we aimed to establish an experimental long-term model to investigate physiological, morphologic and inflammatory changes, after severe trauma. Male pigs (sus scrofa) sustained severe trauma (including unilateral chest trauma, femur fracture, liver laceration and hemorrhagic shock)...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
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