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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728289/-the-protective-effect-of-pigment-epithelial-derived-factor-modified-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-rats-with-diabetic-retinopathy
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W Zhang, H T Duan, S Chen, Y X Wang, J H Kong, M Dong, X Bi, J Song
Objective: To investigate the effect of pigment epithelial-derived factor (PEDF) gene-modified human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) on rats with diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: Experimental study. Human umbilical cord MSC were transfected by lentivirus packaging PEDF-MSC-green fluorescent protein (GFP) and GFP-MSC plasmid vectors, and the expression of PEDF and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) was measured in the cell culture medium. Fifty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups: normal control group (group A), DR control group (group B), phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) treated group (group C), GFP-MSC treated group (group D) and PEDF-MSC-GFP treated group (group E), with 10 rats in each group...
July 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728284/-association-of-diabetic-retinopathy-with-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-the-beijing-desheng-diabetic-eye-disease-study
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W W Wei, X F Yang, H Gu, N P Liu
Objective: To determine the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in the Beijing Desheng Diabetic Eye Disease Study cohort and to investigate the association between DR and DPN. Methods: Cross-sectional study in a type 2 diabetic cohort. Questionnaires were collected and physical examinations were performed. Ophthalmologic examinations consisted of visual acuity with pinhole, slit-lamp examination of the anterior segment and seven-field 30(o) mydriatic fundus photography...
July 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728206/-subaxial-cervical-spine-injuries-treatment-recommendations-of-the-german-orthopedic-and-trauma-society
#3
Philipp Schleicher, Matti Scholz, Frank Kandziora, Andreas Badke, Florian Hans Brakopp, Helmut Klaus Friedrich Ekkerlein, Erol Gercek, Rene Hartensuer, Philipp Hartung, Jan-Sven Gilbert Jarvers, Philipp Kobbe, Stefan Matschke, Robert Morrison, Christian W Müller, Miguel Pishnamaz, Maximilian Reinhold, Klaus John Schnake, Gregor Schmeiser, Gregor Stein, Bernhard Ullrich, Thomas Weiß, Volker Zimmermann
In a consensus process during four sessions in 2016, the working group "lower cervical spine" of the German Society for Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery (DGOU), formulated "Therapeutic Recommendations for the Lower Cervical Spine", taking into consideration the current literature. Therapeutic goals are a permanently stable, painless cervical spine and the protection against secondary neurologic damage while retaining the greatest possible amount of motion and spinal profile. Due to its ease of use and its proven good reliability, the AOSpine classification for subaxial cervical injuries should be used...
July 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728151/a-modified-classification-of-prognostic-factors-based-on-pathological-stage-and-tumor-regression-grade-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer-who-receive-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy
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Toshiyuki Suzuki, Sotaro Sadahiro, Akira Tanaka, Kazutake Okada, Gota Saito, Hiroshi Miyakita, Takeshi Akiba, Hiroshi Yamamuro
OBJECTIVE: The histologic response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) has been intimately related to outcomes in locally advanced rectal cancer. However, reliable prognostic factors have yet to be established. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study group comprised 198 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer who received CRT. A modified classification based on the combination of ypStage and tumor regression grade (TRG) was developed. ypStage II with TRG 2 was classified as ypTRGstage IIA, and ypStage II with TRG 3 or 4 was classified as ypTRGstage IIB...
July 21, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728120/cadmium-and-high-temperature-effects-on-brain-and-behaviour-of-lymantria-dispar-l-caterpillars-originating-from-polluted-and-less-polluted-forests
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Vesna Perić-Mataruga, Branka Petković, Larisa Ilijin, Marija Mrdaković, Slađana Dronjak Čučaković, Dajana Todorović, Milena Vlahović
Insects brain as a part of nervous system is the first-line of fast stress response that integrate stress signals to regulate all aspects of insect physiology and behaviour. The cadmium (Cd) bioaccumulation factor (BF), activity of the neurotoxicity biomarker acetylcholinesterase (AChE), dopamine content, expression and amount of Hsp70 in the brain and locomotor activity were evaluated in the 4th instar of Lymantria dispar L. caterpillars fed a Cd supplemented diet and reared in an optimal temperature regime (23 °C) and/or exposed to high temperature (28 °C)...
July 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728117/alzheimer-s-disease-markers-in-the-aged-sheep-ovis-aries
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Suzanne J Reid, Natasha E Mckean, Kristen Henty, Erik Portelius, Kaj Blennow, Skye R Rudiger, C Simon Bawden, Renee R Handley, Paul J Verma, Richard L M Faull, Henry J Waldvogel, Henrik Zetterberg, Russell G Snell
This study reports the identification and characterization of markers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in aged sheep (Ovis aries) as a preliminary step toward making a genetically modified large animal model of AD. Importantly, the sequences of key proteins involved in AD pathogenesis are highly conserved between sheep and human. The processing of the amyloid-β (Aβ) protein is conserved between sheep and human, and sheep Aβ1-42/Aβ1-40 ratios in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are also very similar to human. In addition, total tau and neurofilament light levels in CSF are comparable with those found in human...
June 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728103/freiberg-s-infraction-a-modified-closing-wedge-osteotomy-for-an-undiagnosed-case
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Carlo Biz, Alessandro Zornetta, Ilaria Fantoni, Alberto Crimì, Enrico Bordignon, P Ruggieri
INTRODUCTION: Freiberg's infraction is an osteonecrosis affecting the metatarsal head whose pathogenesis is not fully understood, although stress overloading by multiple microtraumas remains the most widely accepted cause. Operative treatment, by different techniques, is necessary when conservative treatment fails. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 31-year old woman presented with left foot severe pain, especially at the level of the metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) of the second ray, underestimated upon initial evaluation...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728086/nanostructured-lipid-systems-modified-with-waste-material-of-propolis-for-wound-healing-design-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Hélen Cássia Rosseto, Lucas de Alcântara Sica de Toledo, Lizziane Maria Belloto de Francisco, Elisabetta Esposito, Yunsook Lim, Giuseppe Valacchi, Rita Cortesi, Marcos Luciano Bruschi
Propolis, a natural compound that can accelerate the wound healing process, is mainly used as ethanolic extract. The extractive solution may also be obtained from the propolis by-product (BP), transforming this waste material into a pharmaceutical active ingredient. Even if propolis does not show toxicity, when used as an extract over harmed skin or mucosa, the present ethanol content may be harmful to the tissue recovering, besides hindering the drug release. This study describes the development of solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) and nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) as topical propolis delivery systems and the investigation of their in vitro and in vivo activities...
July 10, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728068/evaluation-of-several-electrolyte-mixture-cathode-material-combinations-in-electrodeposition-of-americium-radioisotopes-for-alpha-spectrometric-measurements
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Matea Krmpotić, Martina Rožmarić, Ljudmila Benedik
Three different types of electrolytes, subsequently modified and adjusted, in combination with three cathode materials used as source backings were analysed for electrodeposition of americium isotopes for alpha-spectrometric measurements. The obtained results are discussed in terms of electrodeposition yield and source quality (source homogeneity and spectral resolution, FWHM). The optimal conditions for source preparation are provided.
July 5, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728063/factors-associated-with-non-return-to-work-in-the-severely-injured-victims-3-years-after-a-road-accident-a-prospective-study
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C Pélissier, E Fort, L Fontana, B Charbotel, M Hours
Road accidents may impact victims' physical and/or mental health and socio-occupational life, particularly the capacity to return to work. The purpose of our study is to assess modifiable medical and socio-occupational factors of non-return to work in the severely injured 3 years after a road accident. Among1,168 road accidents casualties in the Rhône administrative Département of France followed for five years, 141 of the 222 severely injured (Maximal Abbreviated Injury Scale ≥ 3) aged more than 16 years who were in work at the time of the accident, reported whether they had returned to work in the 3 years following the accident...
July 17, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728031/applying-a-modified-donnan-model-to-describe-the-surface-complexation-of-chromate-to-iron-oxyhydroxide-agglomerates-with-heteromorphous-pores
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Zongsu Wei, Raphael Semiat
In this study, a modified Donnan model (mDM) is incorporated into surface complexation model (SCM) to better understand the physicochemical processes for adsorption of hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), on porous iron oxyhydroxide agglomerates (IOAs). The mDM includes a chemical potential term μatt to account for ionic transport and electrostatic interaction in micropores (dmi<2nm) which is usually neglected in typical Donnan model (tDM). To estimate the parameters of mDM in a simple and accurate way, a rigorous protocol was presented...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728022/loss-of-tmem106b-ameliorates-lysosomal-and-frontotemporal-dementia-related-phenotypes-in-progranulin-deficient-mice
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Zoe A Klein, Hideyuki Takahashi, Mengxiao Ma, Massimiliano Stagi, Melissa Zhou, TuKiet T Lam, Stephen M Strittmatter
Progranulin (GRN) and TMEM106B are associated with several common neurodegenerative disorders including frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). A TMEM106B variant modifies GRN-associated FTLD risk. However, their functional relationship in vivo and the mechanisms underlying the risk modification remain unclear. Here, using transcriptomic and proteomic analyses with Grn(-/-) and Tmem106b(-/-) mice, we show that, while multiple lysosomal enzymes are increased in Grn(-/-) brain at both transcriptional and protein levels, TMEM106B deficiency causes reduction in several lysosomal enzymes...
July 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728006/an-electrochemical-impedance-biosensor-for-hg-2-detection-based-on-dna-hydrogel-by-coupling-with-dnazyme-assisted-target-recycling-and-hybridization-chain-reaction
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Wei Cai, Shunbi Xie, Jin Zhang, Dianyong Tang, Ying Tang
In this work, an electrochemical impedance biosensor for high sensitive detection of Hg(2+) was presented by coupling with Hg(2+)-induced activation of Mg(2+)-specific DNAzyme (Mg(2+)-DNAzyme) for target cycling and hybridization chain reaction (HCR) assembled DNA hydrogel for signal amplification. Firstly, we synthesized two different copolymer chains P1 and P2 by modifying hairpin DNA H3 and H4 with acrylamide polymer, respectively. Subsequently, Hg(2+) was served as trigger to activate the Mg(2+)-DNAzyme for selectively cleavage ribonucleobase-modified substrate in the presence of Mg(2+)...
July 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728004/effects-of-aspect-ratio-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-on-coal-washery-waste-water-treatment
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Ahmed Aliyu, Ishaq Kariim, Saka Ambali Abdulkareem
The dependency of adsorption behaviour on the aspect ratio of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) has been explored. In this study, effect of growth temperature on yield and aspect ratio of MWCNTs by catalytic chemical vapour deposition (CCVD) method is reported. The result revealed that yield and aspect ratio of synthesised MWCNTs strongly depend on the growth temperature during CCVD operation. The resulting MWCNTs were characterized by High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques to determine it diameter, hydrodynamic diameter and crystallinity respectively...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727998/enrichment-of-endogenous-fractalkine-and-anti-inflammatory-cells-via-aptamer-functionalized-hydrogels
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Syed Faaiz Enam, Jack R Krieger, Tarun Saxena, Brian E Watts, Claire E Olingy, Edward A Botchwey, Ravi V Bellamkonda
Early recruitment of non-classical monocytes and their macrophage derivatives is associated with augmented tissue repair and improved integration of biomaterial constructs. A promising therapeutic approach to recruit these subpopulations is by elevating local concentrations of chemoattractants such as fractalkine (FKN, CX3CL1). However, delivering recombinant or purified proteins is not ideal due to their short half-lives, suboptimal efficacy, immunogenic potential, batch variabilities, and cost. Here we report an approach to enrich endogenous FKN, obviating the need for delivery of exogenous proteins...
July 10, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727955/longitudinal-child-oriented-dietary-intervention-association-with-parental-diet-and-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-the-special-turku-coronary-risk-factor-intervention-project
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Johanna M Jaakkola, Katja Pahkala, Tapani Rönnemaa, Jorma Viikari, Harri Niinikoski, Eero Jokinen, Hanna Lagström, Antti Jula, Olli Raitakari
Background The child-oriented dietary intervention given in the prospective Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project (STRIP) has decreased the intake of saturated fat and lowered serum cholesterol concentration in children from infancy until early adulthood. In this study, we investigated whether the uniquely long-term child-oriented intervention has affected also secondarily parental diet and cardio-metabolic risk factors. Methods The STRIP study is a longitudinal, randomized infancy-onset atherosclerosis prevention trial continued from the child's age of 8 months to 20 years...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727817/immunogenicity-of-a-novel-clade-b-hiv-1-vaccine-combination-results-of-phase-1-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-an-hiv-1-gm-csf-expressing-dna-prime-with-a-modified-vaccinia-ankara-vaccine-boost-in-healthy-hiv-1-uninfected-adults
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Susan P Buchbinder, Nicole A Grunenberg, Brittany J Sanchez, Kelly E Seaton, Guido Ferrari, M Anthony Moody, Nicole Frahm, David C Montefiori, Christine M Hay, Paul A Goepfert, Lindsey R Baden, Harriet L Robinson, Xuesong Yu, Peter B Gilbert, M Juliana McElrath, Yunda Huang, Georgia D Tomaras
BACKGROUND: A phase 1 trial of a clade B HIV vaccine in HIV-uninfected adults evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of a DNA prime co-expressing GM-CSF (Dg) followed by different numbers and intervals of modified vaccinia Ankara Boosts (M). Both vaccines produce virus-like particles presenting membrane-bound Env. METHODS: Four US sites randomized 48 participants to receiving 1/10th the DNA dose as DgDgMMM given at 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 months, or full dose DgDgM_M or DgDgMM_M regimens, given at 0, 2, 4, and 8 months, and 0, 2, 4, 6, and 10 months, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727801/proponent-or-collaborative-physician-perspectives-and-approaches-to-disease-modifying-therapies-in-sickle-cell-disease
#18
Nitya Bakshi, Cynthia B Sinha, Diana Ross, Kirshma Khemani, George Loewenstein, Lakshmanan Krishnamurti
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that primarily affects African-American and other ethnic minority populations. There are three available disease-modifying therapies for sickle cell disease: hydroxyurea (HU), bone marrow transplantation (BMT), and chronic blood transfusion (CBT). Since these treatments vary in their therapeutic intent, efficacy in preventing progression of the disease, short and long-term adverse effects, costs and patient burden, the decision-making process regarding these therapies is complicated for both the patient and healthcare provider...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727791/predisposition-to-insulin-resistance-and-obesity-due-to-staple-consumption-of-rice-amylose-content-versus-germination-status
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Bilyaminu Abubakar, Norhasnida Zawawi, Abdul Rahman Omar, Maznah Ismail
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder with established, well-defined precursors. Obesity and insulin resistance are amongst most important factors in predisposition to diabetes. Rice is a staple for about half the global population and its consumption has been strongly linked with diabetogenesis. We assert that tackling the prevalence of predisposing factors by modifying certain rice cultivars could reduce the global burden of obesity and insulin resistance, and by extension type 2 diabetes. Several rice cultivars with various properties were fed to nulliparous rats (five weeks old at the start of the experiment) for 90 days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727763/loss-of-receptor-activity-modifying-protein-2-in-mice-causes-placental-dysfunction-and-alters-pth1r-regulation
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Mahita Kadmiel, Brooke C Matson, Scott T Espenschied, Patricia M Lenhart, Kathleen M Caron
Receptor activity-modifying protein 2 (Ramp2) is a single-pass transmembrane protein that heterodimerizes with several family B G-protein coupled receptors to alter their function. Ramp2 has been primarily characterized in association with calcitonin receptor-like receptor (Calcrl, CLR), forming the canonical receptor complex for the endocrine peptide adrenomedullin (Adm, AM). However, we previously demonstrated that Ramp2+/- female mice display a constellation of endocrine-related phenotypes that are distinct from those of Adm+/- and Calcrl+/- mice, implying that RAMP2 has physiological functions beyond its canonical complex...
2017: PloS One
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