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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471520/effect-of-exposure-to-second-hand-smoke-from-husbands-on-biochemical-hyperandrogenism-metabolic-syndrome-and-conception-rates-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-undergoing-ovulation-induction
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Jian Li, Q Wu, Xiao-Ke Wu, Zhong-Ming Zhou, Ping Fu, Xiu-Hua Chen, Ying Yan, Xin Wang, Zheng-Wang Yang, Wei-Li Li, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Richard S Legro, Ernest Hung-Yu Ng, Heping Zhang, Ben Willem J Mol, Chi Chiu Wang
STUDY QUESTION: Does second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure from husbands have adverse effects on sex hormones, metabolic profiles, clinical phenotypes and fertility outcomes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) undergoing ovulation induction? SUMMARY ANSWER: SHS exposure is associated with worsened biochemical hyperandrogenism, higher incidence of metabolic syndrome and reduced conception rates in women with PCOS. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Smoking in women impairs fecundity at some stages of the reproductive process including folliculogenesis, embryo transport, endometrial angiogenesis and uterine blood flow...
February 20, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471232/changes-in-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-levels-and-late-life-depression-a-two-year-population-based-longitudinal-study
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Jae-Min Kim, Robert Stewart, Ju-Wan Kim, Hee-Ju Kang, Kyung-Yeol Bae, Sung-Wan Kim, Il-Seon Shin, Jin-Sang Yoon
Longitudinal associations of cytokine levels with depression are unclear. This study aimed to investigate cross-sectional and prospective associations between five serum pro-inflammatory cytokine levels and late-life depression. 732 Korean people aged 65+ were evaluated at baseline. Of 631 without depression (Geriatric Mental State schedule) at baseline, 521 (83%) were followed over a 2 year period and incident depression was ascertained. Serum tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin (IL)-1α, IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-8 levels were assayed at both baseline and follow-up...
February 14, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469063/a-study-of-serum-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-infantile-hemangiomas
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Sanjeev Paria, Vibhu Mendiratta, Ram Chander, Anju Jain, Saurabh Mittal
Background: Though infantile hemangiomas are the most common benign tumor of infancy, their etiopathogenesis is not fully understood. Some studies report a diagnostic role for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), but such studies are lacking from India. Aims: To study the clinicoepidemiological profile of infantile hemangiomas, to estimate and compare the serum levels of VEGF in infantile hemangiomas and controls, and to determine correlations between serum levels of VEGF and growth characteristics of infantile hemangiomas...
February 21, 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467847/mirna-223-3p-regulates-nlrp3-to-promote-apoptosis-and-inhibit-proliferation-of-hep3b-cells
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Lingfeng Wan, Xin Yuan, Mantian Liu, Boyu Xue
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major malignant tumor type with a high incidence and mortality. Infection with hepatitis virus is a high-risk factor. Previous studies have demonstrated that microRNA (miR)-223 was downregulated in HCC tissues. NOD-like receptor family, pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3)-is a potential target of miR-223 and has a vital role in hepatitis infection. The present study was performed to investigate the role of miR-223 in the proliferation and apoptosis of HCC cells through regulating NLRP3...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463243/anacardic-acid-inhibits-pancreatic-cancer-cell-growth-and-potentiates-chemotherapeutic-effect-by-chmp1a-atm-p53-signaling-pathway
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Maiyon Park, Danielle Upton, Melodie Blackmon, Valerie Dixon, Scott Craver, Dawn Neal, Derek Perkins
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related death and its incidence has risen steadily. Although anticancer drugs have been developed based on the new molecular findings, the drugs have produced unsatisfactory results due to toxicity and resistance. Thus, a complementary therapeutic intervention is urgently needed for pancreatic cancer patients. METHODS: The aim of this study was to assess the potential therapeutic effect of Anacardic acid on pancreatic cancer in vitro and elucidate its underlying mechanisms...
February 20, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461597/the-effect-and-mechanism-of-metallothionein-mt1m-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell
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S Zhang, Z Huang, S Zhou, B Wang, Y Ding, J-Z Chu, X-L Wang
OBJECTIVE: Liver cancer is one of the most common digestive system malignant solid tumors. Its incidence and mortality rates keep high, causing serious mental and economic burden. So far, the exact mechanism of liver cancer onset has not been fully elucidated. Metallothionein (MT) widely exists in various types of organisms with highly conserved structure. It contains the short peptide of cysteine and sulfur protein with high affinity to heavy metals, including cadmium, zinc, and copper...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460863/entomological-determinants-of-malaria-transmission-in-an-epidemic-prone-area-of-district-nuh-haryana-state-india
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Nutan Nanda, S P Singh, B K Prajapati, Kumud Ranjan, N P Kar, S K Sharma, Neena Valecha
Background & objectives: Entomological investigations were carried out in highly malarious villages under Ujina PHC of District Nuh (Haryana state) which is an epidemic prone area in northwestern region of India. The study was aimed to have an in-depth understanding of the entomological parameters influencing malaria transmission in the study area. Methods: The seasonal prevalence and biological attributes of vector mosquitoes were investigated during 2015 and 2016...
October 2017: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459617/ngal-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-is-an-early-predictor-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-and-variation-of-ngal-values-in-homogenous-study-subject
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O F Miah, F A Dowel, A Latif, A N Hai, M A Mahmud, M A Razzak, T Ahammod
Isolated CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) has the lowest incidence of AKI (Acute Kidney Injury), followed by valvular surgery and then, combined CABG with valvular surgery. Due to the difference in baseline characteristics and in surgery type, the range of incidence is between 8.9 and 39% based on RIFLE (Risk Injury failure loss end stage kidney disease) or AKIN (Acute Kidney Injury Network) criteria. The advent of novel biomarkers of kidney injury has opened a new era of early detection and prognosis prediction for AKI...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459253/a-novel-taqman-%C3%A2-assay-for-nosema-ceranae-quantification-in-honey-bee-based-on-the-protein-coding-gene-hsp70
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Giovanni Cilia, Riccardo Cabbri, Giacomo Maiorana, Ilaria Cardaio, Raffaele Dall'Olio, Antonio Nanetti
Nosema ceranae is now a widespread honey bee pathogen with high incidence in apiculture. Rapid and reliable detection and quantification methods are a matter of concern for research community, nowadays mainly relying on the use of biomolecular techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR or HRMA. The aim of this technical paper is to provide a new qPCR assay, based on the highly-conserved protein coding gene Hsp70, to detect and quantify the microsporidian Nosema ceranae affecting the western honey bee Apis mellifera. The validation steps to assess efficiency, sensitivity, specificity and robustness of the assay are described also...
February 6, 2018: European Journal of Protistology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456731/analysis-of-middle-and-long-term-efficacy-of-thoracoscope-assisted-segmental-resection-of-the-lung-on-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-early-stage
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Ning Ding, Ning Zhou, Qinglin Li, Guangming Ren, Min Zhou
We investigated the short- and long-term efficacy of thoracoscope-assisted segmental resection of lung of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We selected a total of 94 patients with lung cancer in the early stage who were admitted to The First People's Hospital of Xuzhou for treatment between March 2011 and February 2012. Patients were divided randomly into either the control group (n=47) or the observation group (n=47). In the observation group, patients received thoracoscope-assisted segmental resection of lung, while in the control group, the conventional thoracic surgery was performed for treatment...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456661/anticancer-activity-of-23-24-dihydrocucurbitacin-b-against-the-hela-human-cervical-cell-line-is-due-to-apoptosis-and-g-2-m-cell-cycle-arrest
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Jun-Xiao Zhang, Hong Wei-Tan, Chun-Yan Hu, Wei-Qiang Wang, Guang-Hua Chu, Li-Hui Wei, Liu Chen
Cervical cancer is one of the primary causes of cancer-associated mortality worldwide. Due to the increasing incidence of cervical cancer, multiple treatment options are required. Initial responses to chemotherapy and surgical interventions are generally positive, however patients often experience relapse and tumor recurrence. Currently, the effects of cucurbitacins on different types of cancer are being investigated, as they exhibit a wide variety of bioactivities. The anticancer activity of the cucurbitacin 23,24-dihydrocucurbitacin B against a panel of human cervical cancer cell lines was investigated in the current study...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454376/seroprevalence-of-neospora-caninum-specific-antibodies-in-german-breeding-bitches
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Rodolfo Villagra-Blanco, Lora Angelova, Theresa Conze, Gereon Schares, Andrea Bärwald, Anja Taubert, Carlos Hermosilla, Axel Wehrend
BACKGROUND: Neospora caninum is an intracellular obligate apicomplexan parasite responsible for multisystemic lesions in dogs. Being definitive hosts and reservoirs, dogs excrete environmentally resistant oocysts. Breeding bitches represent a susceptible dog group and infected bitches may spread this parasite through transplacental transmission. RESULTS: A total of 218 serum samples of German breeding bitches were collected to determine the presence of N. caninum...
February 17, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452110/exploring-the-impact-of-house-screening-intervention-on-entomological-indices-and-incidence-of-malaria-in-arba-minch-town-southwest-ethiopia-a-randomized-control-trial
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Solomon Kinde Getawen, Temesgen Ashine, Fekadu Massebo, Daniel Woldeyes, Bernt Lindtjørn
House is the major site for malaria infection where most human-vector contact takes place. Hence, improving housing might reduce the risk of malaria infection by limiting house entry of vectors. This study aimed to explore the impact of screening doors and windows with wire meshes on density and entomological inoculation rate (EIR) of malaria vector, and malaria incidence, and assess the acceptability, durability, and cost of the intervention. The susceptibility status of malaria vector was also assessed. A two-arm randomized trial was done in Arba Minch Town, southwest Ethiopia...
February 13, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451342/deleterious-effect-of-anti-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-antibodies-detected-pretransplant-on-kidney-graft-outcomes-is-both-proper-and-synergistic-with-donor-specific-anti-hla-antibodies
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Jorge Malheiro, Sandra Tafulo, Leonídio Dias, La Salete Martins, Isabel Fonseca, Idalina Beirão, António Castro-Henriques, António Cabrita
AIM: Both donor-specific antibodies (DSA) and anti-angiotensin II type 1 receptor antibodies (AT1R-abs) have been associated with poor graft outcomes after kidney transplantation (KT). We aimed to understand the impact of pretransplant AT1R-abs with or without concomitant DSA on KT outcomes. METHODS: Seventy-six patients transplanted in 2009 were studied. DSA (MFI>1000) and/or AT1R-abs (>10UI) were detected by solid-phase assays in pre-KT sera. Multivariable Cox regression models were used to determine independent predictors of outcomes: acute rejection (AR) and graft failure...
February 16, 2018: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450765/impact-of-platelet-reactivity-on-5-year-clinical-outcomes-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-landmark-analysis
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Fabio Mangiacapra, Iginio Colaiori, Elisabetta Ricottini, Antonio Creta, Giuseppe Di Gioia, Ilaria Cavallari, Edoardo Bressi, Marialessia Capuano, Emanuele Barbato, Germano Di Sciascio
We investigated the impact of suboptimal platelet reactivity on clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We enrolled 500 patients with stable coronary artery disease undergoing elective PCI. Platelet reactivity was measured before PCI using the VerifyNow P2Y12 assay. Primary endpoint was the incidence of ischemic or bleeding events at 1 month and 5 years. Patients with high platelet reactivity (HPR) showed significantly higher rates of ischemic events both during the 1st month after PCI (HR 2...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442719/nanoliposomal-resveratrol-as-a-novel-approach-to-treatment-of-diabetes-mellitus
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Çiğdem Yücel, Gökçe Şeker Karatoprak, Yeşim Aktaş
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disease and the subgroup of DM is called type II which is the most common form. The incidence of type II is increasing worldwide and it focuses on several new approaches to efficiently treatment of diabetes. Resveratrol (RSV) is known to be strong antioxidant and has an insulin-like effect in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic cells. It plays an active role at treatment of diabetes with reducing the oxidative stress, lowering glucose levels and protection of beta cells which are responsible for insulin secretion...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442629/phase-competition-induced-bio-electrochemical-resistance-and-bio-compatibility-effect-in-nanocrystalline-zr-x-cu-100-x-thin-films
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Geetha Priyadarshini Badhirappan, Vignesh Nallasivam, Madhuri Varadarajan, Vasantha Priya Leobeemrao, Sivakumar Bose, Elakkiya Venugopal, Selvakumar Rajendran, Peter Chrysologue Angleo
Nano-crystalline Zrx-Cu100-x (x = 20-100 at.%) thin films with thickness ranging from 50 to 185 nm were deposited by magnetron co-sputtering with individual Zr and Cu targets. The as-sputtered thin films were characterized by Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Glancing Incidence X-ray Diffraction (GIXRD) for structural and morphological properties. The crystallite size was found to decrease from 57 nm to 37 nm upon increasing the Zr content from 20 to 30 at...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439709/association-between-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-rs11057401-of-ccdc92-gene-and-the-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease-chd
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Lingyan Xiao, Dongyang Shi, Hui Zhang, Yanchun Zhang, Yongfu Liu, Hu Lu, Yishan Zheng
BACKGROUND: Given that the CCDC92 (coiled-coil domain containing 92) was important in insulin resistance, we sought to investigate whether the CCDC92 rs825476 SNP is associated with the risk of CHD in Chinese Han population. METHODS: Rs11057401 was genotyped for 817 patients with CHD and 724 age- and sex-matched controls using PCR-based Invader assay with the probe sets designed and synthesized by third wave. RESULTS: Patients were found to have a significantly higher frequency of AA than the controls (23...
February 13, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439678/correlation-between-global-methylation-level-of-peripheral-blood-leukocytes-and-serum-c-reactive-protein-level-modified-by-mthfr-polymorphism-a-cross-sectional-study
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Masanori Nojima, Motoki Iwasaki, Yoshio Kasuga, Shiro Yokoyama, Hiroshi Onuma, Hideki Nishimura, Ritsu Kusama, Teruhiko Yoshida, Shoichiro Tsugane
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory conditions are associated with higher tumor incidence through epigenetic and genetic alterations. Here, we focused on an association between an inflammation marker, C-reactive-protein (CRP), and global DNA methylation levels of peripheral blood leukocytes. METHODS: The subjects were 384 healthy Japanese women enrolled as the control group of a case-control study for breast cancer conducted from 2001 to 2005. Global DNA methylation was quantified by Luminometric Methylation Assay (LUMA)...
February 13, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438560/hiite-hiv-1-incidence-and-infection-time-estimator
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Sung Yong Park, Tanzy M T Love, Shivankur Kapoor, Ha Youn Lee, John Hancock
Motivation: Around 2.1 million new HIV-1 infections were reported in 2015, alerting that the HIV-1 epidemic remains a significant global health challenge. Precise incidence assessment strengthens epidemic monitoring efforts and guides strategy optimization for prevention programs. Estimating the onset time of HIV-1 infection can facilitate optimal clinical management and identify key populations largely responsible for epidemic spread and thereby infer HIV-1 transmission chains. Our goal is to develop a genomic assay estimating the incidence and infection time in a single cross-sectional survey setting...
February 9, 2018: Bioinformatics
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