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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724218/roadside-verges-as-habitats-for-endangered-lizard-orchids-himantoglossum-spp-ecological-traps-or-refuges
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Réka Fekete, Timea Nagy, Judit Bódis, Éva Biró, Viktor Löki, Kristóf Süveges, Attila Takács, Jácint Tökölyi, Attila Molnár V
Alterations in traditional land use practices have led to severe declines in the area of semi-natural grasslands, thereby seriously threatening plant and animal species dependent on these habitats. Small anthropogenic managed habitats, like roadsides can act as refuges and might play an important role in conserving these species. Colonization of roadside verges by endangered lizard orchids (Himantoglossum spp.) has long been known, but few studies have systematically explored the suitability of roadside habitats for these orchids and the impact of roads on them...
July 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723770/initial-application-of-transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery-for-high-risk-lower-rectal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-after-imatinib-mesylate-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-case-report
#2
Qiaofei Liu, Guangxi Zhong, Weixun Zhou, Guole Lin
RATIONALE: The lower rectal gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a rare entity and warrants special attentions because of the considerations of preserving of anal and urinal functions. Neoadjuvant therapy with imatinib mesylate (IM) has achieved great success in GIST, which potentially extends the applications of function-preserving minimally invasive surgical procedures. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) is a well-developed minimally invasive technique for benign tumors in lower rectum...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723750/sphincter-preserving-surgery-for-low-middle-rectal-cancer-can-we-predict-feasibility-with-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Hai-Bin Zhu, Lin Wang, Zi-Yu Li, Xiao-Ting Li, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Ying-Shi Sun
The study proposed to evaluate the feasibility of predicting sphincter-sparing surgery (SSS) preoperatively in low-middle rectal cancer by using magnetic resonance (MR).The study included both retrospective and prospective design. In the retrospective design, the distance from lower edge of tumor to upper margin of the internal sphincter (Dis1) and distance to anal verge (Dis2) were measured on MR, the distance to anal verge recorded by colonoscopy (Dis3) and digital rectal examination (Dis4) were also obtained...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714460/magnetic-behavior-of-metallic-kagome-lattices-tb3ru4al12-and-er3ru4al12
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Sanjay Kumar Upadhyay, Kartik K Iyer, E V Sampathkumaran
We report the magnetic behavior of two intermetallic-based kagome lattices, Tb3Ru4Al12 and Er3Ru4Al12, crystallizing in the Gd3Ru4Al2-type hexagonal crystal structure, by measurements in the range 1.8-300 K with bulk experimental techniques (ac and dc magnetization, heat capacity, and magnetoresistance). The main finding is that the Tb compound, known to order antiferromagnetically below (T N =) 22 K, shows glassy characteristics at lower temperatures ([Formula: see text]15 K), thus characterizing this compound as a re-entrant spin-glass...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711936/a-nomogram-predicting-pathological-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-implications-for-organ-preservation-strategies
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Yanwu Sun, Pan Chi, Huiming Lin, Xingrong Lu, Ying Huang, Zongbin Xu, Shenghui Huang, Xiaojie Wang
PURPOSE: To determine predictors of pathological complete response (pCR) in locally advanced rectal cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT), and develop a predictive nomogram. METHODS: A total of 522 locally advanced rectal cancer patients undergoing nCRT and curative resection between 2008 and 2014 were included. Uni- and multivariate analysis was performed to identify predictors of pCR. A nomogram was developed and validated by internal (n=425) and external validation (n=97)...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706332/role-of-elsholtzia-communis-in-counteracting-stress-by-modulating-expression-of-hspa14-c-ebp-homologous-protein-nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-factor-caspase-3-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-rat-hippocampus
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Chandana Choudhury Barua, Pompy Patowary, Arundhati Purkayastha, Prakash Haloi, Manab Jyoti Bordoloi
OBJECTIVE: Elsholtzia communis (Collett and Hemsl.) Diels has been widely distributed and is reported for many therapeutic effects. The present study aims to investigate the antistress activity of the leaf extract and its possible molecular mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hydroethanolic extract of leaves of E. communis (100 and 200 mg/kg, p.o.) were administered for 7 days to stress-induced male Wistar rats. The experimental animals were divided into five groups (n = 6)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705566/la-transition-de-l%C3%A2-enfant-atteint-de-cancer-regard-des-familles
#7
Catherine Vergely
THE TRANSITION OF CHILDREN AFFECTED BY CANCER, THE FAMILY PERSPECTIVE.: During serious diseases in childhood such as cancer, the journey of the families is staged in information and transition times, which are essential stages for rebuilding family life. Support, orientation and proposals for a way forward are necessary for patients or their families not to be left in destructive isolation. Support actions for patients and their loved ones are implemented, particularly by associations.
July 2017: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704420/relation-between-high-levels-of-myeloperoxidase-in-the-culprit-artery-and-microvascular-obstruction-infarct-size-and-reverse-remodeling-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Karim Stamboul, Marianne Zeller, Luc Rochette, Yves Cottin, Alexandre Cochet, Thibault Leclercq, Guillaume Porot, Charles Guenancia, Marie Fichot, Nicolas Maillot, Catherine Vergely, Luc Lorgis
MAIN OBJECTIVE: To better understand the role of myeloperoxidases (MPO) in microvascular obstruction (MO) phenomenon and infarct size (IS) using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) data in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHOD: 40 consecutive patients classified according to the median level of MPO in the culprit artery. A CMR study was performed during the week following AMI and at 6 months, with late gadolinium enhancement sequences. RESULTS: Persistent MO was observed in the same proportion (50 vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704340/uptake-in-the-pancreatic-uncinate-process-on-the-111in-octreotide-scintigraphy-how-to-distinguish-physiological-from-pathological-uptake
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Amel Ait Boudaoud, Bruno Verges, Jean M Petit, Sopio Tatulashvili, Alexandre Cochet, Olivier Humbert
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the relevance of physiological In-octreotide uptake in the head of pancreas and to establish its imaging features in comparison with pathological uptake in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NET). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients that underwent In-octreotide single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) scintigraphy in our institution. Only patients with an isolated uptake in the head of the pancreas were included...
July 12, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702861/outcomes-of-a-single-surgeon-based-transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-tatme-for-rectal-cancer
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Antonio Caycedo-Marulanda, Henry Y Jiang, Erica L Kohtakangas
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown the transanal total mesorectal excision (TATME) is emerging as a safe and effective technique for proctectomy. The majority of these studies to date, however, is based on procedures done in centers with teams of two surgeons working simultaneously. Few were performed by single-surgeon teams with sizeable case load. The objective of our study was to identify the feasibility and safety of a single-surgeon TATME. METHODS: Chart review of prospectively collected data on 27 patients who underwent TATME at our institution from June 2015 to September 2016 were included in this study...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691772/successful-liver-transplantation-despite-donor-transmitted-esbl-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infection-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Laura Escolà-Vergé, Ibal Los-Arcos, Junajo González, Mayli Lung, Itxarone Bilbao, Mercè Farré, Teresa Pont, Alberto Sandiumenge, Joan Gavalda, Oscar Len
Donor-derived bacterial infection is a recognized complication of solid organ transplantation. Patients admitted to the intensive care unit are increasingly exposed to infection with multidrug-resistant microorganisms. However, no specific recommendations are available about their suitability as donors. We report a case of donor-transmitted extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae infection in a liver recipient, and review the related literature. This article is protected by copyright...
July 10, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690775/value-of-multi-disciplinary-input-into-laparoscopic-management-of-rectal-cancer-an-observational-study
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Pawan Kumar Dhruva Rao, Sooriyaratchige Pradeep Manjula Peiris, Seema Safia Arif, Rhodri A Davies, Ashraf Gergies Masoud, Puthucode Narayanan Haray
AIM: To assess the impact of multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) management in optimising the outcome for rectal cancers. METHODS: We undertook a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database of patients with rectal cancers (defined as tumours ≤ 15 cm from anal verge) discussed at our MDT between Jan 2008 and Jan 2011. The data was validated against the national database to ensure completeness of dataset. The clinical course and follow-up data was validated using the institution's electronic patient records...
June 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677442/raising-concerns-do-the-right-thing
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Mandy Day-Calder
I will never forget the clinical tutor who, after we had assisted an older woman to have a wash, asked me: 'If this was your mum, would you do anything differently?' This became my motto throughout my training and guided me in one of the most challenging situations I encountered: that of witnessing and reporting care that I felt verged on negligent.
July 5, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663298/draft-genome-sequence-of-lactobacillus-curvatus-flec03-a-meat-borne-isolate-from-beef-carpaccio-packaged-in-a-modified-atmosphere
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Lucrecia C Terán, Gwendoline Coeuret, Raúl Raya, Marie-Christine Champomier-Vergès, Stéphane Chaillou
In this study, we present the draft genome sequence for Lactobacillus curvatus FLEC03. This strain was isolated from beef carpaccio packaged in a modified atmosphere. The draft genome will contribute to understanding the role of L. curvatus strains in food products (fermentation, biopreservation, or spoilage) through comparative genomics with other strains.
June 29, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663238/remarkable-evolutionary-conservation-of-anti-obesity-adipose-wdtc1-homologs-in-animals-and-plants
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Eric Ducos, Valentin Vergès, Thomas Dugé de Bernonville, Nathalie Blanc, Nathalie Giglioli-Guivarc'h, Christelle Dutilleul
ASG2 (Altered Seed Germination 2) is a prenylated protein in Arabidopsis thaliana that participates to abscisic acid signaling and is proposed to act as a substrate adaptor for the DDB1-CUL4 E3 ubiquitin ligase complex. ASG2 harbors WD40 and TetratricoPeptide Repeat (TPR) domains, and resembles the well-conserved animal gene called ADP (anti-obesity factor ADIPOSE) in fly and WDTC1 (WD40 and TPR 1) in humans. Loss of function of WDTC1 results in an increase in adipocytes, fat accumulation and obesity. Anti-adipogenic functions of WDTC1 involve regulation of fat-related gene transcription, notably through its binding to histone deacetylases...
June 29, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662174/a-synthetic-multi-cellular-network-of-coupled-self-sustained-oscillators
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Miguel Fernández-Niño, Daniel Giraldo, Judith Lucia Gomez-Porras, Ingo Dreyer, Andrés Fernando González Barrios, Catalina Arevalo-Ferro
Engineering artificial networks from modular components is a major challenge in synthetic biology. In the past years, single units, such as switches and oscillators, were successfully constructed and implemented. The effective integration of these parts into functional artificial self-regulated networks is currently on the verge of breakthrough. Here, we describe the design of a modular higher-order synthetic genetic network assembled from two independent self-sustained synthetic units: repressilators coupled via a modified quorum-sensing circuit...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657837/mckittrick-wheelock-syndrome-treated-by-transanal-minimally-invasive-surgery-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Anne Elisabeth Maria van der Pool, Eelco Jan Rade de Graaf, Maarten Vermaas, Renée Martine Barendse, Pascal Gabriël Doornebosch
INTRODUCTION: McKittrick Wheelock Syndrome (MKWS) is a rare syndrome characterized by secretory diarrhea, dehydration, prerenal acute kidney injury, and severe electrolyte abnormalities caused by a large hypersecretory villous adenoma located in the rectum or rectosigmoid junction. Transabdominal (laparoscopic) procedures are the most described procedures in the treatment of MKWS. We report an alternative surgical approach, transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS), to solve this syndrome...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657814/impact-of-recurrence-and-salvage-surgery-on-survival-after-multidisciplinary-treatment-of-rectal-cancer
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Naruhiko Ikoma, Y Nancy You, Brian K Bednarski, Miguel A Rodriguez-Bigas, Cathy Eng, Prajnan Das, Scott Kopetz, Craig Messick, John M Skibber, George J Chang
Purpose After preoperative chemoradiotherapy followed by total mesorectal excision for locally advanced rectal cancer, patients who experience local or systemic relapse of disease may be eligible for curative salvage surgery, but the benefit of this surgery has not been fully investigated. The purpose of this study was to characterize recurrence patterns and investigate the impact of salvage surgery on survival in patients with rectal cancer after receiving multidisciplinary treatment. Patients and Methods Patients with locally advanced (cT3-4 or cN+) rectal cancer who were treated with preoperative chemoradiotherapy followed by total mesorectal excision at our institution during 1993 to 2008 were identified...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649945/how-noise-and-coupling-influence-leading-indicators-of-population-extinction-in-a-spatially-extended-ecological-system
#19
Suzanne M O'Regan
Anticipating critical transitions in spatially extended systems is a key topic of interest to ecologists. Gradually declining metapopulations are an important example of a spatially extended biological system that may exhibit a critical transition. Theory for spatially extended systems approaching extinction that accounts for environmental stochasticity and coupling is currently lacking. Here, we develop spatially implicit two-patch models with additive and multiplicative forms of environmental stochasticity that are slowly forced through population collapse, through changing environmental conditions...
June 25, 2017: Journal of Biological Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647868/effects-of-high-altitude-exposure-on-supraspinal-fatigue-and-corticospinal-excitability-and-inhibition
#20
Mathieu Marillier, Pierrick J Arnal, Thibault Le Roux Mallouf, Thomas Rupp, Guillaume Y Millet, Samuel Verges
PURPOSE: While acute hypoxic exposure enhances exercise-induced central fatigue and can alter corticospinal excitability and inhibition, the effect of prolonged hypoxic exposure on these parameters remains to be clarified. We hypothesized that 5 days of altitude exposure would (i) normalize exercise-induced supraspinal fatigue during isolated muscle exercise to sea level (SL) values and (ii) increase corticospinal excitability and inhibition. METHODS: Eleven male subjects performed intermittent isometric elbow flexions at 50% of maximal voluntary contraction to task failure at SL and after 1 (D1) and 5 (D5) days at 4350 m...
August 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
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