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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813508/increased-risk-of-tinnitus-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Cheng-Ping Shih, Hung-Che Lin, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Po-Jen Hsiao, Chih-Hung Wang, Jih-Chin Lee, Wu-Chien Chien
Tinnitus mostly results from central and peripheral auditory pathology. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major risk factor for cerebrovascular disease. However, no studies have evaluated the association between tinnitus and CKD. The aim of this study is to investigate the risk of tinnitus in patients with CKD. This retrospective cohort study was conducted using Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database from 2000 to 2010. We established a CKD group (n = 185,430) and a non-CKD comparison group (n = 556,290) to investigate the incidence of tinnitus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813205/combining-2-commonly-adopted-nutrition-instruments-in-the-critical-care-setting-is-superior-to-administering-either-one-alone
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Charles Chin Han Lew, Ka Po Cheung, Mary Foong Fong Chong, Ai Ping Chua, Robert J L Fraser, Michelle Miller
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the agreement between the modified Nutrition Risk in Critically ill Score (mNUTRIC) and the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) and compare their ability in discriminating and quantifying mortality risk independently and in combination. METHODS: Between August 2015 and October 2016, all patients in a Singaporean hospital received the SGA within 48 hours of intensive care unit admission. Nutrition status was dichotomized into presence or absence of malnutrition...
August 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812014/surgical-approach-may-influence-survival-of-large-diameter-head-metal-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-6-to-10-year-follow-up-study
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Chih-Chien Hu, Tsan-Wen Huang, Shih-Jie Lin, Po-Chun Lin, Feng-Chih Kuo, Kuo-Ti Peng, Kuo-Chin Huang, Hsin-Nung Shih, Mel S Lee
Large-diameter head (LDH) metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasty (THA) has lost popularity because of metal allergy or ALTRs (adverse local tissue reactions) in the past decade. Whether the surgical approach may influence the survival of LDH-MoM-THA has not been reported. From 2006 to 2009, we performed 96 LDH-MoM-THAs on 80 patients using an in situ head-neck assembly technique through a modified Watson-Jones approach. With a mean follow-up of 8.4 years (range, 6.3-10.1 years), the implant survival rate was 100%...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811603/2-4-6-trinitrotoluene-induces-apoptosis-via-ros-regulated-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-hepg2-and-hep3b-cells
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Hung-Yu Liao, Chih-Ming Kao, Chao-Ling Yao, Po-Wei Chiu, Chun-Chen Yao, Ssu-Ching Chen
2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) has been reported to cause numerous adverse effects. However, the detailed molecular mechanisms underlying TNT-induced liver toxicity need to be elucidated. In this study, we used HepG2 (p53wt) and Hep3B (p53null) cell lines to investigate the cytotoxic effects of TNT. At first, we found that TNT significantly decreased cell viability and induced DNA damage. Thereafter, through transcriptomic analysis, we observed that the diverse biological functions affected included mitochondrial dysfunction and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811009/the-feasibility-of-sugammadex-for-general-anesthesia-and-facial-nerve-monitoring-in-patients-undergoing-parotid-surgery
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I-Cheng Lu, Pi-Ying Chang, Miao-Pei Su, Po-Nien Chen, Hsiu-Ya Chen, Feng-Yu Chiang, Che-Wei Wu
The use of neuromuscular blocking agent (NMBA) during anesthesia may interfere with facial nerve monitoring (FNM) during parotid surgery. Sugammadex has been reported to be an effective and safe reversal of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block (NMB) during surgery. This study investigated the feasibility and clinical effectiveness of sugammadex for NMB reversal during FNM in Parotid surgery. Fifty patients undergoing parotid surgery were randomized allocated into conventional anesthesia group (Group C, n = 25) and sugammadex group (Group S, n = 25)...
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811008/serum-wisteria-floribunda-agglutinin-positive-mac-2-binding-protein-expression-predicts-disease-severity-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Ching-I Huang, Chung-Feng Huang, Ming-Lun Yeh, Yi-Hung Lin, Po-Cheng Liang, Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Chia-Yen Dai, Ming-Yen Hsieh, Zu-Yau Lin, Shinn-Cherng Chen, Jee-Fu Huang, Ming-Lung Yu, Wan-Long Chuang
Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive Mac-2 binding protein (WFA(+)-M2BP) has recently been developed as a promising liver fibrosis glyco biomarker. We assessed its efficacy in evaluating liver disease severity in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in Taiwan. The association between WFA(+)-M2BP and histological features was evaluated among those CHC patients underwent liver biopsy. We also aimed to clarify the factors determining the performance of WFA(+)-M2BP in CHC. A total of 229 CHC patients were consecutively recruited...
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810899/chronic-pain-and-opioid-misuse-a-review-of-reviews
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Pauline Voon, Mohammad Karamouzian, Thomas Kerr
OBJECTIVE: The crisis of prescription opioid (PO) related harms has focused attention toward identifying and treating high-risk populations. This review aims to synthesize systematic reviews on the epidemiology and clinical management of comorbid chronic pain and PO or other substance misuse. METHODS: A systematic database search was conducted to identify systematic reviews published between 2000 and 2016. Eligible studies were systematic reviews related to chronic non-cancer pain and PO or other substance misuse...
August 15, 2017: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810577/patchouli-oil-ameliorates-acute-colitis-a-targeted-metabolite-analysis-of-2-4-6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic-acid-induced-rats
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Xiuting Yu, Guanghua Yang, Hua Jiang, Shuhai Lin, Yuhong Liu, Xie Zhang, Huifang Zeng, Ziren Su, Song Huang, Linlin Shen, Xiaojun Zhang
The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), characterized by chronic, relapsing intestinal inflammation, has continually increased in recent years. A previous study by our group identified five potential metabolic markers possibly associated with the pathology of 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced IBD in rats. The present study aimed to examine the potential therapeutic effects of the essential oil of Pogostemon cablin (also known as patchouli; PO) on TNBS-induced rats and investigate the concomitant metabolic changes by targeting the previously identified potential markers...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810160/differences-in-prevalence-socio-behavioral-correlates-and-psychosocial-distress-between-club-drug-and-hard-drug-use-in-taiwan-results-from-the-2014-national-survey-of-substance-use
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Wei J Chen, Shang-Chi Wu, Wen-Ing Tsay, Yen-Tyng Chen, Po-Chang Hsiao, Ya-Hui Yu, Te-Tien Ting, Chuan-Yu Chen, Yu-Kang Tu, Jiun-Hau Huang, Hao-Jan Yang, Chung-Yi Li, Carol Strong, Cheng-Fang Yen, Chia-Feng Yen, Jui Hsu
BACKGROUND: This study examined variation between users of 'club' and 'hard' drugs in Taiwan in terms of prevalence of use and demographics and psychosocial characteristics. METHODS: Data were derived from a survey of 17,837 Taiwanese civilians, aged 12-64 years, using stratified, multi-stage, random sampling. Participants completed a computer-assisted self-interview on tablet computers which covered use of legal substances, sedatives/hypnotics and prescription analgesics; use of illicit drugs/inhalants, risky sexual experiences; expectations of drugs; and psychological distress...
August 12, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810156/more-inflammation-but-less-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-antisocial-personality-disorder
#10
Tzu-Yun Wang, Sheng-Yu Lee, Ming-Chuan Hu, Shiou-Lan Chen, Yun-Hsuan Chang, Chun-Hsien Chu, Shih-Hsien Lin, Chia-Ling Li, Liang-Jen Wang, Po See Chen, Shih-Heng Chen, San-Yuan Huang, Nian-Sheng Tzeng, I Hui Lee, Kao Chin Chen, Yen Kuang Yang, Jau-Shyong Hong, Ru-Band Lu
Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is highly comorbid with substance use disorders (SUDs). We hypothesize that chronic neuroinflammation and the loss of neurotrophic factors prompts the pathogenesis of both disorders. We used ELISA to measure plasma levels of proinflammatory (tumor necrosis factor-α [TNF-α], C-reactive protein [CRP]) and anti-inflammatory factors (transforming growth factor-β1 [TGF-β1] and interleukin-10 [IL-10]), and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in male patients with ASPD (n=74), SUDs (n=168), ASPD comorbid with SUDs (ASPD+SUDs) (n=438), and Healthy Controls (HCs) (n=81)...
August 5, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807497/characterisation-of-the-porcine-cytokines-which-activate-the-cd131%C3%AE-c-common-sub-unit-for-potential-immune-augmentation
#11
G Stephenson, K R Morris, T E O'Neil, M P Bruce, A D G Strom, A G D Bean
Early acting cytokines and growth factors such as those of the CD131 βc subunit, may offer an alternative method to the current use of antibiotics and chemicals such as anthelmintics in maintaining Porcine (Po) health. Thus far, the recombinant Po (rPo) Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), rPo interleukin-3 (IL-3) and rPo interleukin-5 (IL-5) proteins have been identified and cloned and the biological activity of each cytokine has been confirmed in vitro, however, in vivo immune system regulation and hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) augmentation are regulated by numerous cytokines and cellular signals within the bone marrow (BM) niche...
August 11, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807153/c1q-tumor-necrosis-factor-related-protein-3-enhances-the-contractility-of-cardiomyocyte-by-increasing-calcium-sensitivity
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Cheng-Lin Zhang, Zheng-Ju Chen, Han Feng, Qian Zhao, Yang-Po Cao, Li Li, Jin-Yu Wang, Yan Zhang, Li-Ling Wu
C1q/tumor necrosis factor-related protein-3 (CTRP3) is an adipokine that protects against myocardial infarction-induced cardiac dysfunction through its pro-angiogenic, anti-apoptotic, and anti-fibrotic effects. However, whether CTRP3 can directly affect the systolic and diastolic function of cardiomyocytes remains unknown. Adult rat cardiomyocytes were isolated and loaded with Fura-2AM. The contraction and Ca(2+) transient data was collected and analyzed by IonOptix system. 1 and 2μg/ml CTRP3 significantly increased the contraction of cardiomyocytes...
September 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806994/patterns-of-locoregional-failure-following-post-operative-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-to-oral-cavity-cancer-quantitative-spatial-and-dosimetric-analysis-using-a-deformable-image-registration-workflow
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Abdallah S R Mohamed, Andrew J Wong, Clifton D Fuller, Mona Kamal, Gary B Gunn, Jack Phan, William H Morrison, Beth M Beadle, Heath Skinner, Stephen Y Lai, Sean R Quinlan-Davidson, Abdelaziz M Belal, Ahmed G El-Gowily, Steven J Frank, David I Rosenthal, Adam S Garden
BACKGROUND: We sought to identify spatial/dosimetric patterns of failure for oral cavity cancer patients receiving post-operative IMRT (PO-IMRT). METHODS: Two hundred eighty-nine OCC patients receiving PO-IMRT were retrospectively reviewed from 2000 to 2012. Diagnostic CT documenting recurrence (rCT) was co-registered with planning CT (pCT) using a validated deformable image registration software. Manually segmented recurrent gross disease (rGTV) was deformed to co-registered pCTs...
August 15, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806447/homocysteine-facilitates-prominent-polygonal-angiogenetic-networks-of-a-choroidal-capillary-sprouting-model
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Yih-Jing Lee, Chien-Chao Chiu, Chia-Ying Ke, Ni Tien, Po-Kang Lin
Purpose: To investigate the effects of homocysteine on choroidal angiogenesis, we established an ex vivo choroidal sprouting explant model and examined the potential growth factors for angiogenesis. Methods: Choroid fragments with retinal pigment epithelium were isolated from mouse and embedded in Matrigel. Homocysteine at different concentrations were added to the culture mediums. The choroidal explants were observed at different time points, and the total area of choroidal sprouting was measured and analyzed...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804804/life-cycle-environmental-impacts-of-bioethanol-production-from-sugarcane-molasses-in-iran
#15
Saeid Shahvarooghi Farahani, Mohammad Amin Asoodar
In recent years, bioethanol from sugarcane molasses has been produced on an industrial scale in Iran. The aim of this study was to evaluate molasses-based bioethanol production from an environmental point of view. Data were collected from Debel Khazai agro-industry situated in southern region of Iran by using face-to-face interviews and annual statistics of 2010 to 2016 (6-year life cycle of sugarcane cultivation). Ten impact categories including abiotic depletion (AD), acidification (AC), eutrophication (EP), global warming potential (GWP), ozone layer depletion (OLD), human toxicity (HT), freshwater aquatic ecotoxicity (FE), marine aquatic ecotoxicity (ME), terrestrial ecotoxicity (TE), and photochemical oxidation (PO) were selected based on CML methodology...
August 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804235/management-of-varicose-veins-and-chronic-venous-insufficiency-in-a-comparative-registry-with-nine-venoactive-products-in-comparison-with-stockings
#16
G Belcaro, M Dugall, R Luzzi, M Corsi, A Ledda, A Ricci, L Pellegrini, M R Cesarone, M Hosoi, B M Errichi, U Cornelli, R Cotellese, G Agus, B Feragalli
The aim of this registry study was to compare products used to control symptoms of CVI. Endpoints of the study were microcirculation, effects on volume changes, and symptoms (analogue scale). Pycnogenol, venoruton, troxerutin, the complex diosmin-hesperidin, Antistax, Mirtoselect (bilberry), escin, and the combination Venoruton-Pycnogenol (VE-PY) were compared with compressions. No safety or tolerability problems were observed. At inclusion, measurements in the groups were comparable: 1,051 patients completed the registry...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802658/detecting-long-term-temporal-trends-in-sediment-bound-metals-in-the-western-adriatic-mediterranean-sea
#17
Marilia Lopes-Rocha, Leonardo Langone, Stefano Miserocchi, Patrizia Giordano, Roberta Guerra
Major and trace metal concentrations were determined in western Adriatic sediment cores. Based on sediment chronology, the earliest anthropogenic influence appeared as a Zn and Pb increase in the Po River prodelta starting from ~1914. The increasing contamination signal of these trace metals propagated southward as far as 450km with a growing delay, taking ~10years to reach the south Adriatic Sea. Although greater inventories of excess trace metals in the northern sector pointed to the influence of the intense human activities in the Po River drainage basin and Venice lagoon system, we observed a reduction of excess trace metals from mid-1980s, related to the implementation of stricter environmental regulations on chemical wastewaters...
August 9, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802359/transmission-analysis-of-tgfb1-gene-polymorphisms-in-non-syndromic-cleft-lip-with-or-without-cleft-palate
#18
Ginila T Raju, Bhaskar V K S Lakkakula, Jyotsna Murthy, Munirajan Arasambattu Kannan, Solomon F D Paul
OBJECTIVES: Transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-β1) plays a significant role in craniofacial development. Previous linkage studies reported that the TGF-β1-locus at 19q13.1 harbour predisposing genes for non-syndromic oral clefts. In the present study case parents triads were evaluated to find the transmission effects of genetic variants in TGF- β1 towards non-syndromic cleft lip or palate (NSCL/P). METHODS: Using allelic discrimination method148 families (case-parent triads) were assessed for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in TGF-β1 gene...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802232/the-activity-of-hou-po-da-huang-tang-is-improved-through-intestinal-bacterial-metabolism-and-hou-po-da-huang-tang-selectively-stimulate-the-growth-of-intestinal-bacteria-associated-with-health
#19
Xing-Yan Liu, Huai-You Wang, Xue-Qing Li, Juan-Juan Wu, Bo-Yang Yu, Ji-Hua Liu
Hou-Po-Da-Huang Tang (HPDHT) was used for the treatment of intestinal tract diseases in China. However, the underlying mechanisms via the intestinal bacteria remain largely unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the metabolism of HPDHT by the human intestinal bacteria and its modulating effect on the intestinal bacteria. As a result, a total of 34 compounds were identified in HPDHT and transformed HPDHT (T-HPDHT). Among them, 12 metabolites were proved to be transformed by human intestinal bacteria...
August 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801646/a-new-treatment-integrated-prognostic-nomogram-of-the-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-system-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Chia-Yang Hsu, Po-Hong Liu, Cheng-Yuan Hsia, Yun-Hsuan Lee, Teddy S Nagaria, Rheun-Chuan Lee, Shu-Yein Ho, Ming-Chih Hou, Teh-Ia Huo
The nomogram of the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) has accurate outcome prediction. This study aims to propose a treatment-integrated nomogram derived from BCLC for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A total of 3,371 patients were randomly grouped into derivation (n = 2,247) and validation (n = 1,124) sets. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards model was used to generate the nomogram from tumor burden, cirrhosis, performance status (PS) and primary anti-cancer treatments. Concordance indices and calibration plots were used to evaluate the performance of nomogram...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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