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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677445/new-amphiphilic-composite-for-preparing-efficient-coated-potassium-fertilizers-for-top-dressing-fertilization-of-annual-crops
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Oscar Urrutia, Javier Erro, Andre Vinicius Zabini, Kent Hoshiba, Anne Francoise Blandin, Roberto Baigorri, Manuel Martin-Pastor, Yves Alis, Jean-Claude Yvin, José María García-Mina
This study describes the efficiency of a new coating material for preparing granulated potassium-fertilizers with a potassium release to the soil solution sensitive to rainfall intensity. The composite is prepared by reaction of an alkyd-resin with cement in the absence of water. The complementary use of diverse analytical techniques showed that the presence of the cement fraction induced alkyd resin reticulation and gradual cement-resin hardening. Scanning electron microscopy revealed the formation of micro and nanopores within cement-clusters, whose water permeability is affected by the resin reticulation and amphiphilic character...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677365/age-related-changes-to-human-tear-composition
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Alessandra Micera, Antonio Di Zazzo, Graziana Esposito, Rosa Longo, William Foulsham, Roberto Sacco, Roberto Sgrulletta, Stefano Bonini
Purpose: We characterize age-associated alterations in the expression of inflammatory mediators and tissue remodeling factors in human tears. Methods: A total of 75 consecutive volunteers (32 male/44 female; 19-93 years) underwent clinical assessment of ocular surface status, ocular surface disease index (OSDI) grading and tear sampling. The volunteers were categorized into three groups: young (18-40 years), middle-aged (41-60 years), and old (>60 years). Total protein profiles and chip-based protein array evaluations were conducted to investigate the expression of 60 potential candidates, including pro-/anti-inflammatory mediators and tissue remodeling factors...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677206/synergistic-interaction-between-a-pde5-inhibitor-sildenafil-and-a-new-adenosine-a2a-receptor-agonist-lassbio-1359-improves-pulmonary-hypertension-in-rats
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Allan K Alencar, Fábio I Carvalho, Ananssa M Silva, Sabrina T Martinez, Jorge A Calasans-Maia, Carlos M Fraga, Eliezer J Barreiro, Gisele Zapata-Sudo, Roberto T Sudo
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by enhanced pulmonary vascular resistance, which causes right ventricle (RV) pressure overload and results in right sided heart failure and death. This work investigated the effectiveness of a combined therapy with PDE5 inhibitor (PDE5i) and a new adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR) agonist in mitigating monocrotaline (MCT) induced PH in rats. METHODS: An in vitro isobolographic analysis was performed to identify possible synergistic relaxation effect between sildenafil and LASSBio 1359 in rat pulmonary arteries (PAs)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677189/progress-in-the-pharmacological-treatment-of-human-cystic-and-alveolar-echinococcosis-compounds-and-therapeutic-targets
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Mar Siles-Lucas, Adriano Casulli, Roberto Cirilli, David Carmena
Human cystic and alveolar echinococcosis are helmintic zoonotic diseases caused by infections with the larval stages of the cestode parasites Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis, respectively. Both diseases are progressive and chronic, and often fatal if left unattended for E. multilocularis. As a treatment approach, chemotherapy against these orphan and neglected diseases has been available for more than 40 years. However, drug options were limited to the benzimidazoles albendazole and mebendazole, the only chemical compounds currently licensed for treatment in humans...
April 20, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677050/changes-in-albuminuria-and-renal-outcome-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-hypertension-a-real-life-observational-study
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Francesca Viazzi, Antonio Ceriello, Paola Fioretto, Carlo Giorda, Pietro Guida, Giuseppina Russo, Eulalia Greco, Salvatore De Cosmo, Roberto Pontremoli
OBJECTIVES: To assess the predictive role of changes in albuminuria on the loss of renal function under antihypertensive treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: Clinical records from a total of 12 611 patients with hypertension and T2D, attending 100 antidiabetic centers in Italy, with normal estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at baseline and regular visits during a 4-year period were retrieved and analyzed. We assessed the association between changes in albuminuria status during a 1-year baseline period and time updated blood pressure (BP) and eGFR loss over the subsequent 4-year follow-up...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677035/outflow-cannula-systolic-slope-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-a-novel-marker-of-myocardial-contractility
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Jonathan Grinstein, Eric Kruse, Gabriel Sayer, Gene H Kim, Jayant Raikhelkar, Sara Kalantari, Nitasha Sarswat, Sirtaz Adatya, Takeyoshi Ota, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Victor Mor-Avi, Roberto M Lang, Nir Uriel
Left ventricular (LV) unloading with a LV assist device (LVAD) reverse remodels the heart and may lead to favorable changes in cellular architecture and LV geometry promoting myocardial recovery. Currently, there are no standardized methods for evaluating myocardial recovery. This study assesses the systolic slope of the LVAD outflow cannula as a marker for myocardial contractility. Doppler echocardiography (transthoracic echocardiogram [TTE]) of the LVAD outflow cannula and TTE of the LV cavity were prospectively collected in 57 patients with LVADs...
April 18, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676964/advanced-imaging-techniques-in-evaluation-of-colorectal-cancer
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Roberto García-Figueiras, Sandra Baleato-González, Anwar R Padhani, Antonio Luna-Alcalá, Ana Marhuenda, Joan C Vilanova, Iria Osorio-Vázquez, Anxo Martínez-de-Alegría, Antonio Gómez-Caamaño
Imaging techniques are clinical decision-making tools in the evaluation of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this article is to discuss the potential of recent advances in imaging for diagnosis, prognosis, therapy planning, and assessment of response to treatment of CRC. Recent developments and new clinical applications of conventional imaging techniques such as virtual colonoscopy, dual-energy spectral computed tomography, elastography, advanced computing techniques (including volumetric rendering techniques and machine learning), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-based magnetization transfer, and new liver imaging techniques, which may offer additional clinical information in patients with CRC, are summarized...
April 20, 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676655/attitudes-towards-same-sex-parenting-in-italy-the-influence-of-traditional-gender-ideology
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Salvatore Ioverno, Roberto Baiocco, Vittorio Lingiardi, Valeria Verrastro, Salvatore D'Amore, Robert-Jay Green
This study aimed to examine the role of gender ideology, religiosity and political conservatism on attitudes toward same-sex parenting in Italy at a time when same-sex parent families are undergoing attacks from ideological campaigns opposing non-traditional gender roles and families. We collected data from 4,187 heterosexual respondents about attitudes towards two-father and two-mother parenting, homonegativity, attitudes toward traditional masculinity and femininity, religious involvement and political conservatism...
April 20, 2018: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675792/maintenance-in-myeloma-patients-achieving-complete-response-after-upfront-therapy-a-pooled-analysis
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Chiara Cerrato, Francesco Di Raimondo, Lorenzo De Paoli, Stefano Spada, Francesca Patriarca, Claudia Crippa, Roberto Mina, Tommasina Guglielmelli, Dina Ben-Yehuda, Daniela Oddolo, Chiara Nozzoli, Emanuele Angelucci, Nicola Cascavilla, Rita Rizzi, Stefano Rocco, Luca Baldini, Elena Ponticelli, Magda Marcatti, Clotilde Cangialosi, Tommaso Caravita, Giulia Benevolo, Roberto Ria, Arnon Nagler, Pellegrino Musto, Paola Tacchetti, Paolo Corradini, Massimo Offidani, Antonio Palumbo, Maria Teresa Petrucci, Mario Boccadoro, Francesca Gay
PURPOSE: Maintenance demonstrated to improve survival in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) patients and the achievement of complete response (CR) is a strong predictor of survival. Nevertheless, the role of maintenance according to response after induction/consolidation has not been investigated so far. To evaluate the impact of maintenance according to response, we pooled together and retrospectively analyzed data from 955 NDMM patients enrolled in two trials (GIMEMA-MM-03-05 and RV-MM-PI-209)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675620/management-of-anemia-in-low-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-treated-with-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-newer-and-older-agents
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REVIEW
Roberto Castelli, Riccardo Schiavon, Valentina Rossi, Giorgio Lambertenghi Deliliers
The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) are clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorders. The International Prognostic Score System (IPSS) groups MDS in lower-risk (IPSS low and intermediate-1) and higher-risk disease (IPSS intermediate-2 and high). AML transformation is the main concern in higher-risk MDS, while anemia and transfusion dependency represent the major issues for low-risk MDS patients. Improving erythropoiesis, and eliminating fatigue and symptoms, is the main therapeutic goal for low-risk MDS patients...
April 19, 2018: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675596/post-finasteride-syndrome-and-post-ssri-sexual-dysfunction-two-sides-of-the-same-coin
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REVIEW
Silvia Giatti, Silvia Diviccaro, Giancarlo Panzica, Roberto Cosimo Melcangi
Sexual dysfunction is a clinical condition due to different causes including the iatrogenic origin. For instance, it is well known that sexual dysfunction may occur in patients treated with antidepressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). A similar side effect has been also reported during treatment with finasteride, an inhibitor of the enzyme 5alpha-reductase, for androgenetic alopecia. Interestingly, sexual dysfunction persists in both cases after drug discontinuation. These conditions have been named post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) and post-finasteride syndrome (PFS)...
April 19, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675574/amyloid-precursor-protein-dimerisation-reduces-neurite-outgrowth
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Luan Luu, Giuseppe D Ciccotosto, Laura J Vella, Lesley Cheng, Laila C Roisman, Gerhard Multhaup, Andrew F Hill, Lisa-Marie Munter, Roberto Cappai
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) undergoes extensive metabolism, and its transport and proteolytic processing can be modulated by its ability to form a homodimer. We have investigated the functional consequences of stabilised APP dimer expression in cells by studying the engineered dimerisation of the APPL17C (residue 17 in Aβ sequence) construct, which is associated with a 30% increase in APP dimer expression, on APP's neurite outgrowth promoting activity. Overexpression of APPL17C in SH-SY5Y cells decreased neurite outgrowth upon retinoic acid differentiation as compared to overexpressing APPWT cells...
April 19, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675516/biomechanical-effect-of-ferrule-on-incisors-restored-with-a-fiberglass-post-and-lithium-disilicate-ceramic-crown-after-thermal-cycling-and-fatigue-loading
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Andréa Dolores Correia Miranda Valdivia, Monise de Paula Rodrigues, Aline Aredes Bicalho, Bart Van Meerbeek, Jos Vander Sloten, Roberto Sales E Pessoa, Carlos José Soares
PURPOSE: To evaluate the biomechanics of endodontically treated incisors restored with a fiberglass post and a CAD/CAM lithium-disilicate ceramic crown with/without a ferrule after thermal and mechanical aging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty bovine incisors were divided into two groups (n = 10): 1. Fe, with a ferrule of 2 mm, and 2. NFe, without a ferrule. After endodontic treatment, the teeth were restored using a fiberglass post (Exacto 3, Angelus) and composite core (Tetric Ceram, Ivoclar Vivadent)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675510/isolated-subscapularis-tendon-tear-in-a-skeletally-immature-soccer-player
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Paolo Avanzi, Luca Dei Giudici, Roberto Giovarruscio, Antonio Gigante, Claudio Zorzi
Subscapularis injury in adolescents, usually associated to an avulsion fracture of the lesser humeral tuberosity, accounts for less than 2% of all fractures of the proximal humerus. Isolated tears of the subscapularis tendon without a history of dislocation and associated avulsion fractures are an even rarer occurrence, and treatment is controversial. This article describes a rare case of a 12-year-old suffering from an isolated subscapularis tear and discusses its management. The patient was evaluated at presentation, and at 1 to 2...
March 2018: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675506/large-osteochondral-allografts-of-the-knee-surgical-technique-and-indications
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REVIEW
Gabriele Pisanu, Umberto Cottino, Federica Rosso, Davide Blonna, Antonio Giulio Marmotti, Corrado Bertolo, Roberto Rossi, Davide E Bonasia
Large osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplant has become a valid alternative to restore articular surface in challenging articular lesions in young and active patients, either in primary or in revision procedures. Several studies support the effectiveness and safety of OCA, but costs and graft availability limit their use. The indications are the treatment of symptomatic full-thickness cartilage lesions greater than 3 cm 2 , deep lesions with subchondral damage, or revision procedures when a previous treatment has failed...
March 2018: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675503/factors-affecting-subjective-and-objective-outcomes-and-return-to-play-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Federica Rosso, Davide E Bonasia, Umberto Cottino, Simone Cambursano, Federico Dettoni, Roberto Rossi
Purpose  To analyze the prognostic factors influencing subjective and objective outcomes and return to play (RTP) after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R). Methods  Primary ACL-Rs using a transtibial technique performed between 2008 and 2012 were included. Data regarding patients, surgery, sports, and rehabilitation, including an on-field rehabilitation (OFR) and duration of the rehabilitation program, were collected. The International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) subjective and objective evaluation forms, and the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score and Lysholm questionnaires were used for the assessment of subjective and objective outcomes...
March 2018: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675431/tapentadol-prolonged-release-reduces-the-severe-chronic-ischaemic-pain-and-improves-the-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Anna Tedeschi, Alessandra De Bellis, Piergiorgio Francia, Arianna Bernini, Marco Perini, Elisabetta Salutini, Roberto Anichini
This study has been performed in diabetic type 2 patients with pain due to peripheral artery disease (PAD) in order to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of tapentadol prolonged release (PR). Methods . 25 patients with type 2 diabetes (13 F and 12 M) were admitted in the study. The evaluation of the analgesic efficacy of tapentadol PR was based on both the assessment of the intensity of the pain (NRS scale from 0 to 10) and the nature of the pain (DN4 questionnaire) and on assessment of the patient's quality of life and state of health (SF-12 Health Survey)...
2018: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675141/differential-hypomethylation-of-the-repetitive-tol2-alu-rich-sequences-in-the-genome-of-bodianus-species-labriformes-labridae
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Clóvis C Motta-Neto, André Marques, Gideão W W F Costa, Marcelo B Cioffi, Luiz A C Bertollo, Rodrigo X Soares, Kátia C Scortecci, Roberto F Artoni, Wagner F Molina
Representatives of the order Labriformes show karyotypes of extreme conservatism together with others with high chromosomal diversification. However, the cytological characterization of epigenetic modifications remains unknown for the majority of the species. In the family Labridae, the most abundant fishes on tropical reefs, the genomes of the genus Bodianus Bloch, 1790 have been characterized by the occurrence of a peculiar chromosomal region, here denominated BOD. This region is exceptionally decondensed, heterochromatic, argentophilic, GC-neutral and, in contrast to classical secondary constrictions, shows no signals of hybridization with 18S rDNA probes...
2018: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674969/-in-vitro-functional-characterization-of-get73-as-possible-negative-allosteric-modulator-of-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-5
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Sarah Beggiato, Andrea C Borelli, Maria C Tomasini, M Paola Castelli, Nicholas Pintori, Roberto Cacciaglia, Antonella Loche, Luca Ferraro
The present study was aimed to further characterize the pharmacological profile of N-[4-(trifluoromethyl) benzyl]-4-methoxybutyramide (GET73), a putative negative allosteric modulator (NAM) of metabotropic glutamate subtype 5 receptor (mGluR5) under development as a novel medication for the treatment of alcohol dependence. This aim has been accomplished by means of a series of in vitro functional assays. These assays include the measure of several down-stream signaling [intracellular Ca++ levels, inositol phosphate (IP) formation and CREB phosphorylation (pCREB)] which are generally affected by mGluR5 ligands...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674941/cosmology-and-fundamental-physics-with-the-euclid-satellite
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REVIEW
Luca Amendola, Stephen Appleby, Anastasios Avgoustidis, David Bacon, Tessa Baker, Marco Baldi, Nicola Bartolo, Alain Blanchard, Camille Bonvin, Stefano Borgani, Enzo Branchini, Clare Burrage, Stefano Camera, Carmelita Carbone, Luciano Casarini, Mark Cropper, Claudia de Rham, Jörg P Dietrich, Cinzia Di Porto, Ruth Durrer, Anne Ealet, Pedro G Ferreira, Fabio Finelli, Juan García-Bellido, Tommaso Giannantonio, Luigi Guzzo, Alan Heavens, Lavinia Heisenberg, Catherine Heymans, Henk Hoekstra, Lukas Hollenstein, Rory Holmes, Zhiqi Hwang, Knud Jahnke, Thomas D Kitching, Tomi Koivisto, Martin Kunz, Giuseppe La Vacca, Eric Linder, Marisa March, Valerio Marra, Carlos Martins, Elisabetta Majerotto, Dida Markovic, David Marsh, Federico Marulli, Richard Massey, Yannick Mellier, Francesco Montanari, David F Mota, Nelson J Nunes, Will Percival, Valeria Pettorino, Cristiano Porciani, Claudia Quercellini, Justin Read, Massimiliano Rinaldi, Domenico Sapone, Ignacy Sawicki, Roberto Scaramella, Constantinos Skordis, Fergus Simpson, Andy Taylor, Shaun Thomas, Roberto Trotta, Licia Verde, Filippo Vernizzi, Adrian Vollmer, Yun Wang, Jochen Weller, Tom Zlosnik
Euclid is a European Space Agency medium-class mission selected for launch in 2020 within the cosmic vision 2015-2025 program. The main goal of Euclid is to understand the origin of the accelerated expansion of the universe. Euclid will explore the expansion history of the universe and the evolution of cosmic structures by measuring shapes and red-shifts of galaxies as well as the distribution of clusters of galaxies over a large fraction of the sky. Although the main driver for Euclid is the nature of dark energy, Euclid science covers a vast range of topics, from cosmology to galaxy evolution to planetary research...
2018: Living Reviews in Relativity
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