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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916314/intraoperative-ultrasound-guidance-in-breast-conserving-surgery-shows-superiority-in-oncological-outcome-long-term-cosmetic-and-patient-reported-outcomes-final-outcomes-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-cobalt
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J H Volders, M H Haloua, N M A Krekel, V L Negenborn, R H E Kolk, A M F Lopes Cardozo, A M Bosch, L M de Widt-Levert, H van der Veen, H Rijna, A H M Taets van Amerongen, K Jóźwiak, S Meijer, M P van den Tol
BACKGROUND: The multicenter randomized controlled COBALT trial demonstrated that ultrasound-guided breast-conserving surgery (USS) results in a significant reduction of margin involvement (3.1% vs. 13%) and excision volumes compared to palpation-guided surgery (PGS). The aim of the present study was to determine long term oncological and patient-reported outcomes including quality of life (QoL), together with their progress over time. METHODS: 134 patients with T1-T2 breast cancer were randomized to USS (N = 65) or PGS (N = 69)...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910781/inhibition-of-dimethylbenz-a-anthracene-dmba-croton-oil-induced-mouse-skin-tumorigenesis-by-gmelina-arborea-with-potential-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Lincy Lawrence, Seema Menon, Divya Menon K, Vipin P Sivaram, Jose Padikkala
In traditional Indian medicine, the plant Gmelina arborea Linn. (GA) is described to have the ability to relieve edema. The present study evaluates the anticancer property of GA stem bark against 7,12-dimethylbenz(a) anthracene (DMBA)-croton oil-induced skin tumorigenesis along with the evaluation of anti-inflammatory activity. The observed inhibition of inflammation in carrageenan-induced (41.8%) and formalin-induced (34.07%) models may be due to inhibition of prostaglandins (PGs). Skin papilloma was induced by a single topical application of DMBA (470 nmol/200 µL acetone), followed by repeated application of croton oil (1% in 200 µL acetone)...
2016: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901518/life-events-substance-use-psychological-distress-and-quality-of-life-in-male-and-female-french-gamblers
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Ce Line Bonnaire, Vivianne Kovess, Romain Guignard, Jean-Baptiste Richard, Enguerrand Du-Roscoat, Franc Ois Beck
BACKGROUND: Most studies on substance use, psychological distress, quality of life (QoL), and life events among gamblers are carried out on pathological gamblers seeking treatment, and sex differences are rarely investigated. The aim of this study was to explore the potential male-female differences in the relationship between these variables in a nationally representative French sample. METHODS: Three hundred thirty-two problem gamblers (PGs) and 25,314 non-problem gamblers or non-gamblers (NPGs) were evaluated for sociodemographic variables, gambling behavior, substance use, QoL, and life events...
November 2016: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898338/effect-of-pgd2-on-middle-meningeal-artery-and-mrna-expression-profile-of-l-pgd2-synthase-and-dp-receptors-in-trigeminovascular-system-and-other-pain-processing-structures-in-rat-brain
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Aysegül Sekeroglu, Julie Mie Jacobsen, Inger Jansen-Olesen, Saurabh Gupta, Majid Sheykhzade, Jes Olesen, Deepak K Bhatt
BACKGROUND: Prostaglandins (PGs), particularly prostaglandin D2 (PGD2), E2 (PGE2), and I2 (PGI2), are considered to play a role in migraine pain. In humans, infusion of PGD2 causes lesser headache as compared to infusion of PGE2 and PGI2. Follow-up studies in rats have shown that infusion of PGE2 and PGI2 dilate the middle meningeal artery (MMA), and mRNA for PGE2 and PGI2 receptors is present in rat trigeminovascular system (TVS) and in the brain structures associated with pain. In the present study, we have characterized the dilatory effect of PGD2 on rat MMA and studied the relative mRNA expression of PGD2 receptors and lipocalin-type of PGD2 synthase (L-PGDS)...
September 19, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896404/en-bloc-resection-with-major-blood-vessel-reconstruction-for-locally-invasive-retroperitoneal-paragangliomas-a-15-year-experience-with-literature-review
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Hankui Hu, Bin Huang, Jichun Zhao, Ding Yuan, Yi Yang, Fei Xiong
BACKGROUND: Retroperitoneal paragangliomas (PGs) are a rare subgroup of neuroendocrine tumors that are commonly located alongside the abdominal aorta. Complete tumor resection is thought to be restricted in patients with major blood vessel involvement. However, no study has specifically focused on aggressive surgical treatment in such patients. We evaluated the value of en bloc resection with major blood vessel reconstruction for locally invasive retroperitoneal PGs. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with retroperitoneal PGs with major blood vessel involvement were included in this retrospective study...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895618/cyclooxygenase-1-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-seizure-suppression-evidences-from-zebrafish-pentylenetetrazole-seizure-model
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Patrícia Gonçalves Barbalho, Benilton de Sá Carvalho, Iscia Lopes-Cendes, Claudia Vianna Maurer-Morelli
Cyclooxygenases (COX)-1 and -2 are isoenzymes that catalyze the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandins (PGs). COX-2 and PGs are rapidly increased following seizures and are known to play important roles in the neuroinflammatory process. COX-2 isoform has been predominantly explored as the most suitable target for pharmacological intervention in epilepsy studies, while COX-1 remains poorly investigated. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of selective COX-1 inhibitor or selective COX-2 inhibitor on seizure suppression in the zebrafish pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-seizure model...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882769/-current-issues-of-reproductive-medicine-in-the-czech-republic
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P Ventruba, J Žáková, M Ješeta, D Rumpík, M Brandejská, I Crha, D Hlinka, L Jelínková, E Oráčová, J Pavelková, K Řežábek, K Veselá
INTRODUCTION: During the 25th symposium of assisted reproduction in Brno was lunch time organised as the lunch table discussion on the selected topics of assisted reproduction. More than 150 specialists reviewed themes related to gynecology and embryology.Discussed topics: Lunch table discussion covered the following topics: (1) Cross-border health care in assisted reproduction; (2) Indication for PGS (preimplantation genetic screening) in the context of actual information; (3) Does ovarian stimulation belong to the ambulance of registering gynecologists? (4) Therapy with clomifen - only for IVF specialists? (5) How and with whom should psychological support be directed during IVF? (6) Stimulation in women with low ovarian reserve; (7) Is basic semen analyses sufficient? (8) Time-lapse systems as relevant markers of embryonic development; (9) How to be oriented with choices of media and consumables in the IVF lab, and (10) "Freeze All" - is this new trend in cryopreservation suitable for all? CONCLUSIONS: Panel conclusions were presented during the afternoon session, which had great attendance, featured lively commentary, and produced some definitive consensus...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875930/hybrid-aorta-constructs-via-in-situ-crosslinking-of-poly-glycerol-sebacate-elastomer-within-a-decellularized-matrix
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Selcan Guler, Pezhman Hosseinian, Halil Murat Aydin
Decellularization of tissues and organs has high potential to obtain unique conformation and composition as native tissue structure but may result with weaken tissue mechanical strength. In this study poly(glycerol-sebacate) (PGS) elastomers were combined with decellularized aortae fragments to investigate the changes in mechanical properties. PGS prepolymer was synthesized via microwave irradiation then in-situ cross-linked within the decellularized aorta ECM. Tensile strength (σ) values were found comparable as 0...
November 22, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875500/activity-levels-over-four-years-in-a-cohort-of-urban-dwelling-adolescent-females
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Bonny Rockette-Wagner, Alison E Hipwell, Andrea M Kriska, Kristi L Storti, Kathleen M McTigue
PURPOSE: Evidence suggests that female adolescents and those living in urban environments may have lower physical activity (PA) levels compared to their peers. Yet, few studies report PA for urban adolescent females and there is no consensus regarding potential causes for low PA in this subgroup. We examined PA levels, in a large, diverse cohort of 14-17 year old urban-dwelling females and assessed the impact of socio-economic, personal, and neighborhood/environmental factors on PA. METHODS: One week of time-stamped step count data was collected on 926 girls from the Pittsburgh Girls Study (PGS) at four annual visits...
November 21, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869753/identification-and-expression-analysis-of-polygalacturonase-family-members-during-peach-fruit-softening
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Ming Qian, Yike Zhang, Xiangyan Yan, Mingyu Han, Jinjin Li, Fang Li, Furui Li, Dong Zhang, Caiping Zhao
Polygalacturonase (PG) is an important hydrolytic enzyme involved in pectin degradation during fruit softening. However, the roles of PG family members in fruit softening remain unclear. We identified 45 PpPG genes in the peach genome which are clustered into six subclasses. PpPGs consist of four to nine exons and three to eight introns, and the exon/intron structure is basically conserved in all but subclass E. Only 16 PpPG genes were expressed in ripening fruit, and their expression profiles were analyzed during storage in two peach cultivars with different softening characteristics...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866301/longitudinal-profiles-of-girls-irritable-defiant-and-antagonistic-oppositional-symptoms-evidence-for-group-based-differences-in-symptom-severity
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Khrista Boylan, Richard Rowe, Eric Duku, Irwin Waldman, Stephanie Stepp, Alison Hipwell, Jeffrey Burke
Three subdimensions of ODD symptoms have been proposed -angry/irritable (IR), argumentative/defiant (DF) and antagonism (AN). This study tested whether longitudinal symptom trajectories could be identified by these subdimensions. Group-based trajectory analysis was used to identify developmental trajectories of IR, DF and AN symptoms. Multi-group trajectory analysis was then used to identify how subdimension trajectories were linked together over time. Data were drawn from the Pittsburgh Girls Study (PGS; N = 2450), an urban community sample of girls between the ages of five--eight at baseline...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865295/serum-pepsinogen-levels-are-correlated-with-age-sex-and-the-level-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-healthy-individuals
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Rong-Gen Huang, Hua-Long Xiao, Bin Zhou, Xiao-Hua Song, Jue Zhang, Chun-Min Wang, Ye-Hua Jiang, Dao-Zhen Chen, Biao Huang
BACKGROUND: To explore the relationship between age, sex, the level of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and serum pepsinogen (PG) in healthy people undergoing a medical examination. METHODS: A total of 6,596 "healthy" individuals undergoing a medical examination were selected as subjects in this study. The concentrations of serum pepsinogen I (PGI) and serum pepsinogen II (PGII) were tested for each of the subjects using time-resolved fluorescence immunoassay characterized with high sensitivity and wide measuring range...
November 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863551/in-vitro-cow-uterine-response-to-escherichia-coli-leukotrienes-and-cytokines
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A J Korzekwa, M Łupicka, B M- Socha, A A Szczepańska, E Piotrowicz, W Barański
The aim was to determine the dynamic profile of interactions between Escherichia coli (E. coli) and the actions of leukotrienes (LTs) and TNF and INFγ (cytokines) in the uterus in vitro. Uterine explants (N=6) were incubated for 2, 12 and 24h either as E. coli-treated (10(6)CFU) or non-treated and/or with: LTB4 and C4 (10(-6)M, for both LTs), LTs receptors antagonists (aLTR; 10(-6)M) and/or cytokines (each 10ng/ml). Toll Like Receptor 4 (TLR4) mRNA expression increased in explants incubated with E. coli, cytokines and LTs after 2 and 12h and aLTR inhibited the effect of LTs in explants incubated with E...
December 2016: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859865/high-spatial-resolution-mass-spectrometry-imaging-reveals-the-genetically-programmed-developmental-modification-of-the-distribution-of-thylakoid-membrane-lipids-among-individual-cells-of-the-maize-leaf
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Maria Emilia Dueñas, Adam T Klein, Liza E Alexander, Marna D Yandeau-Nelson, Basil J Nikolau, Young Jin Lee
Metabolism in plants is compartmentalized among different tissues, cells and subcellular organelles. Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) with matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) has recently advanced to allow for the visualization of metabolites at single cell resolution. Here we applied 5 and 10 μm high-spatial resolution MALDI-MSI to the asymmetric Kranz anatomy of maize leaves to study the differential localization of two major anionic lipids in thylakoid membranes, sulfoquinovosyldiacylglycerols (SQDG) and phosphatidylglycerols (PG)...
November 17, 2016: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859557/estimation-of-conditional-and-marginal-odds-ratios-using-the-prognostic-score
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David Hajage, Yann De Rycke, Guillaume Chauvet, Florence Tubach
Introduced by Hansen in 2008, the prognostic score (PGS) has been presented as 'the prognostic analogue of the propensity score' (PPS). PPS-based methods are intended to estimate marginal effects. Most previous studies evaluated the performance of existing PGS-based methods (adjustment, stratification and matching using the PGS) in situations in which the theoretical conditional and marginal effects are equal (i.e., collapsible situations). To support the use of PGS framework as an alternative to the PPS framework, applied researchers must have reliable information about the type of treatment effect estimated by each method...
November 17, 2016: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853913/differences-in-pregnancy-outcomes-in-donor-egg-frozen-embryo-transfer-fet-cycles-following-preimplantation-genetic-screening-pgs-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Alison Coates, Brandon J Bankowski, Allen Kung, Darren K Griffin, Santiago Munne
PURPOSE: This study aims to test the hypothesis, in a single-center retrospective analysis, that live birth rates are significantly different when utilizing preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) compared to not utilizing PGS in frozen-thawed embryo transfers in our patients that use eggs from young, anonymous donors. The question therefore arises of whether PGS is an appropriate intervention for donor egg cycles. METHODS: Live birth rates per cycle and live birth rates per embryo transferred after 398 frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles were examined from patients who elected to have PGS compared to those who did not...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853487/comparative-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-hand-wrist-and-cervical-vertebrae-radiography-for-the-determination-of-skeletal-age
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Mohammadhashem Hoseini, Sara Zamaheni, Hourieh Bashizadeh Fakhar, Forough Akbari, Javad Chalipa, Afsaneh Rahmati
BACKGROUND: Prediction of skeletal growth is necessary for growth modification and surgical orthodontic treatments and is usually done by assessing skeletal maturity indicators in hand-wrist radiographs. The use of growth stages of cervical vertebrae in lateral cephalograms has been suggested to avoid overexposure. OBJECTIVES: This study seeks to assess the degree of agreement between hand-wrist and cervical vertebrae maturation stages for skeletal age determination and prediction of the peak growth spurt (PGS)...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842993/diagnosis-and-clinical-management-of-embryonic-mosaicism
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REVIEW
Nidhee M Sachdev, Susan M Maxwell, Andria G Besser, James A Grifo
Embryonic mosaicism occurs when two or more cell populations with different genotypes are present within the same embryo. New diagnostic techniques for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), such as next-generation sequencing, have led to increased reporting of mosaicism. The interpretation of mosaicism is complicated because the transfer of some mosaic embryos has resulted in live births. Mosaic embryos may represent a third category between normal (euploidy) and abnormal (aneuploidy). This category of mosaic embryos may be characterized by decreased implantation and pregnancy potential as well as increased risk of genetic abnormalities and adverse pregnancy outcomes...
November 11, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842978/significance-of-urinary-glycosaminoglycans-proteoglycans-in-the-evaluation-of-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes-complications
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Antonio Junior Lepedda, Pierina De Muro, Giampiero Capobianco, Marilena Formato
Because of the high incidence of kidney disease in diabetic patients, the early diagnosis of renal impairment is a key point for intervention and management. Although urinary albumin excretion currently represents the accepted standard to assess both diabetic nephropathy and cardiovascular risk, it has some limitations as structural changes in the glomerular basement membrane may occur before the onset of microalbuminuria. It is therefore important to identify urinary markers that may provide greater sensitivity, earlier detection, and greater predictive power for diabetes complications...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833086/comparative-study-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-array-and-next-generation-sequencing-based-strategies-on-triploid-identification-in-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-and-screen
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Jiawei Xu, Wenbin Niu, Zhaofeng Peng, Xiao Bao, Meixiang Zhang, Linlin Wang, Linqing Du, Nan Zhang, Yingpu Sun
Triploidy occurred about 2-3% in human pregnancies and contributed to approximately 15% of chromosomally caused human early miscarriage. It is essential for preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screen to distinct triploidy sensitively. Here, we performed comparative investigations between MALBAC-NGS and MDA-SNP array sensitivity on triploidy detection. Self-correction and reference-correction algorism were used to analyze the NGS data. We identified 5 triploid embryos in 1198 embryos of 218 PGD and PGS cycles using MDA-SNP array, the rate of tripoidy was 4...
November 9, 2016: Oncotarget
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