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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430342/safety-and-efficacy-outcomes-of-zsi-475-penile-prosthesis
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Mariusz Blewniewski, Ireneusz Ostrowski, Tobias Pottek, Frank Neugart, Janusz Ciechan, Christophe Llorens, Waldemar Rozanski
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to demonstrate safety and efficacy of ZSI 475 hydraulic penile prosthesis three components. Preparation, procedure and functional results are similar to AMS 700 and Coloplast Titan. This study was conducted from September 2012 to December 2016. PATIENTS AND METHOD: From September 2012 to December 2016, 29 ZSI 475 hydraulic penile prostheses three components were implanted by six surgeons in 28 patients in five European centres...
April 20, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426476/autologous-myoblasts-for-the-treatment-of-fecal-incontinence-results-of-a-phase-2-randomized-placebo-controlled-study-mias
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Olivier Boyer, Valérie Bridoux, Camille Giverne, Aurélie Bisson, Edith Koning, Anne-Marie Leroi, Pascal Chambon, Justine Déhayes, Stephanie Le Corre, Serge Jacquot, Dominique Bastit, Jérémie Martinet, Estelle Houivet, Jean-Jacques Tuech, Jacques Benichou, Francis Michot
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of intrasphincteric injections of autologous myoblasts (AMs) in fecal incontinence (FI) in a controlled study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Adult stem cell therapy is expected to definitively cure FI by regenerating damaged sphincter. Preclinical data and results of open-label trials suggest that myoblast therapy may represent a noninvasive treatment option. METHODS: We conducted a phase 2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of intrasphincteric injections of AM in 24 patients...
April 19, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424506/long-term-outcomes-of-ams-spectra%C3%A2-penile-prosthesis-implantation-and-satisfaction-rates
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F Akdemir, E Okulu, Ö Kayıgil
The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical implantation techniques of AMS Spectra malleable penile prosthesis, its intraoperative and postoperative complications, and the rates of patient and partner satisfaction. Forty-six patients on whom AMS Spectra malleable penile prosthesis implantation was performed between 2009 and 2014 were retrospectively examined. Any complications seen intraoperatively and postoperatively were determined. International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF)-5, total IIEF erectile function domain scores were calculated preoperatively...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424069/ankplex-algorithmic-structure-for-refinement-of-near-native-ankyrin-protein-docking
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Tanchanok Wisitponchai, Watshara Shoombuatong, Vannajan Sanghiran Lee, Kuntida Kitidee, Chatchai Tayapiwatana
BACKGROUND: Computational analysis of protein-protein interaction provided the crucial information to increase the binding affinity without a change in basic conformation. Several docking programs were used to predict the near-native poses of the protein-protein complex in 10 top-rankings. The universal criteria for discriminating the near-native pose are not available since there are several classes of recognition protein. Currently, the explicit criteria for identifying the near-native pose of ankyrin-protein complexes (APKs) have not been reported yet...
April 19, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423887/the-effect-of-lactation-number-stage-length-and-milking-frequency-on-milk-yield-in-korean-holstein-dairy-cows-using-automatic-milking-system
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Tae Il Kim, Vijayakumar Mayakrishnan, Ji Hoo Park, Kwang Seok Ki, Dong Hyun Lim, Sang Bum Kim, Seong Min Park, Ha Yeon Jeong, Boem Young Park
Objective: The aim of the current study was to describe the relationship between milk yield and lactation number, stage, length and milking frequency in Korean Holstein dairy cows using automatic milking system. Methods: The original data set consisted of observations from April to October 2016 of 780 Holstein cows, which a total of 10,751 milkings. Information about each time a cow milked by an AMS during the 24 hr, the AMS management system was recorded identification numbers of the AMS unit...
March 25, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421818/cell-origin-dictates-programming-of-resident-versus-recruited-macrophages-during-acute-lung-injury
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Kara J Mould, Lea Barthel, Michael P Mohning, Stacey M Thomas, Alexandra L McCubbrey, Thomas Danhorn, Sonia M Leach, Tasha E Fingerlin, Brian P O'Connor, Julie A Reisz, Angelo D'Alessandro, Donna L Bratton, Claudia V Jakubzick, William J Janssen
Two populations of alveolar macrophages (AMs) co-exist in the inflamed lung: resident AMs that arise during embryogenesis, and recruited AMs that originate postnatally from circulating monocytes. The objective of this study was to determine whether origin or environment dictates the transcriptional, metabolic, and functional programming of these two ontologically distinct populations over the time course of acute inflammation. RNA sequencing demonstrated marked transcriptional differences between resident and recruited AMs affecting three main areas: proliferation, inflammatory signaling, and metabolism...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421817/sequential-gm-csf-inhalation-after-whole-lung-lavage-for-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis-a-report-of-five-intractable-cases
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Shinya Ohkouchi, Keiichi Akasaka, Toshio Ichiwata, Shu Hisata, Hideya Iijima, Toshinori Takada, Hiroki Tsukada, Hideaki Nakayama, Jun-Ichi Machiya, Toshiya Irokawa, Hiromasa Ogawa, Yoko Shibata, Masakazu Ichinose, Masahito Ebina, Toshihiro Nukiwa, Hajime Kurosawa, Koh Nakata, Ryushi Tazawa
Autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (aPAP) is a rare disease characterized by the excessive accumulation of surfactant proteins within the alveolar spaces and by higher titers of autoantibodies to granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in the serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). The antibodies inhibit the maturation and phagocytosis of alveolar macrophages (AMs). Although the standard therapy for aPAP has been whole-lung lavage (WLL), this procedure is invasive and needs to be repeated for several years...
April 19, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418725/medex-2015-heart-rate-variability-predicts-development-of-acute-mountain-sickness
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Angus Sutherland, Joseph Freer, Laura Evans, Alberto Dolci, Matteo Crotti, Jamie Hugo Macdonald
Sutherland, Angus, Joseph Freer, Laura Evans, Alberto Dolci, Matteo Crotti, and Jamie Hugo Macdonald. MEDEX 2015: Heart rate variability predicts development of acute mountain sickness. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2017. AIMS: Acute mountain sickness (AMS) develops when the body fails to acclimatize to atmospheric changes at altitude. Preascent prediction of susceptibility to AMS would be a useful tool to prevent subsequent harm. Changes to peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2) on hypoxic exposure have previously been shown to be of poor predictive value...
April 18, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415830/triptolide-mitigates-radiation-induced-pneumonitis-via-inhibition-of-alveolar-macrophages-and-related-inflammatory-molecules
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Chun Chen, Shanmin Yang, Mei Zhang, Zhenhuan Zhang, Steven B Zhang, Bing Wu, Jinsheng Hong, Weijian Zhang, Jianhua Lin, Paul Okunieff, Lurong Zhang
Ionizing radiation-induced pulmonary injury is a major limitation of radiotherapy for thoracic tumors. We have demonstrated that triptolide (TPL) could alleviate IR-induced pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis. In this study, we explored the underlying mechanism by which TPL mitigates the effects of radiotoxicity. The results showed that:(1) Alveolar macrophages (AMs) were the primary inflammatory cells infiltrating irradiated lung tissues and were maintained at a high level for at least 17 days, which TPL could reduce by inhibiting of the production of macrophage inflammatory protein-2 (MIP-2) and its receptor CXCR2...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413934/commonly-used-air-filters-fail-to-eliminate-secondhand-smoke-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-responses
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Thivanka Muthumalage, Karen Pritsos, Kenneth Hunter, Chris Pritsos
Secondhand smoke (SHS) causes approximately 50,000 deaths per year. Despite all the health warnings, smoking is still allowed indoors in many states exposing both workers and patrons to SHS on a daily basis. The opponents of smoking bans suggest that the present day air filtration systems remove the health hazards of exposure to SHS. In this study, using an acute SHS exposure model, we looked at the impact of commonly used air filters (MERV 8 pleated and MERV 8 pleated activated charcoal) on SHS by assessing the inflammatory response and the oxidative stress response in C57BL/6 mice...
April 16, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407652/smartphone-enabled-heart-rate-variability-and-acute-mountain-sickness
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Adrian Mellor, Josh Bakker-Dyos, John OʼHara, David Richard Woods, David A Holdsworth, Christopher J Boos
INTRODUCTION: The autonomic system and sympathetic activation appears integral in the pathogenesis of acute mountain sickness (AMS) at high altitude (HA), yet a link between heart rate variability (HRV) and AMS has not been convincingly shown. In this study we investigated the utility of the smartphone-derived HRV score to predict and diagnose AMS at HA. METHODS: Twenty-one healthy adults were investigated at baseline at 1400 m and over 10 days during a trek to 5140 m...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403513/a-new-negative-and-positive-gas-ion-source-for-isotope-ratio-mass-spectrometry
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Tomasz Pieńkos, Stanisław Halas
RATIONALE: The goal of this research was to construct an effective gas ion source for isotope ratio mass spectrometry, which generates sufficiently strong and stable ion beams for multiple isotope ratio analysis of sulfur and oxygen from readily available gases such as SO2 , CO2 , CO, O2 and chlorine from CH3 Cl gas. METHODS: By means of a 60° sector mass spectrometer equipped with a new type of sensitive ion source and with a dual inlet system and triple collector assembly, we have measured (34) S/(32) S and challenging (36) S/(32) S isotope ratios using positive sulfur ions generated from SO2 gas...
April 12, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402067/altered-reward-reactivity-as-a-behavioural-endophenotype-in-eating-disorders-a-pilot-investigation-in-twins
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Natalie Kanakam, Isabel Krug, David Collier, Janet Treasure
Altered reward reactivity is a potential risk endophenotype for eating disorders (EDs). The aim of this study was to examine reward reactivity in female twins with EDs and compare it with a twin control group. A sample of 112 twins [n = 51 met lifetime DSM-IV ED criteria (anorexia nervosa n = 26; bulimic disorders n = 24), n = 19 unaffected cotwins and n = 42 control twins] was administered measures assessing reward reactivity, including the Game of Dice Task, the Behavioural Inhibition/Activation (BIS/BAS) Scales and the Appetitive Motivation Scale (AMS)...
May 2017: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396299/plasma-cytokine-profiling-to-predict-susceptibility-to-acute-mountain-sickness
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Hui Lu, Rong Wang, Wenbin Li, Hua Xie, Chang Wang, Ying Hao, Yuhuan Sun, Zhengping Jia
Extensive studies have been performed on acute mountain sickness (AMS), but biomarkers predicting AMS are lacking. Presently, the mainstay methods to identify AMS biomarkers include proteomic and genetic methods at high altitudes or in hypoxic simulated chambers. In the present study, we compared plasma cytokine profiles between AMS-susceptible individuals and AMS-resistant individuals at low altitude by cytokine array analysis. In total, 75 differentially expressed cytokines were identified between AMS-susceptible individuals and AMS-resistant individuals, most involved in inflammation...
November 1, 2016: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394662/validation-of-an-ambient-measurement-system-ams-for-walking-speed
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Jonathan S Varsanik, Zebadiah M Kimmel, Carl de Moor, Wendy Gabel, Glenn A Phillips
Walking speed is an important indicator of worsening in a variety of neurological and neuromuscular diseases, yet typically is measured only infrequently and in a clinical setting. Passive measurement of walking speed at home could provide valuable information to track the progression of many neuromuscular conditions. The purpose of this study was to validate the measurement of walking speed by a shelf-top ambient measurement system (AMS) that can be placed in a patient's home. Twenty-eight healthy adults (16 male, 12 female) were asked to walk three pre-defined routes two times each (total of 168 traversals)...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394182/medex2015-greater-sea-level-fitness-is-associated-with-lower-sense-of-effort-during-himalayan-trekking-without-worse-acute-mountain-sickness
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Gabriella M K Rossetti, Jamie H Macdonald, Matthew Smith, Anna R Jackson, Nigel Callender, Hannah K Newcombe, Heather M Storey, Sebastian Willis, Jojanneke van den Beukel, Jonathan Woodward, James Pollard, Benjamin Wood, Victoria Newton, Jana Virian, Owen Haswell, Samuel J Oliver
Rossetti, Gabriella M.K., Jamie H. Macdonald, Matthew Smith, Anna R. Jackson, Nigel Callender, Hannah K. Newcombe, Heather M. Storey, Sebastian Willis, Jojanneke van den Beukel, Jonathan Woodward, James Pollard, Benjamin Wood, Victoria Newton, Jana Virian, Owen Haswell, and Samuel J. Oliver. MEDEX2015: Greater sea-level fitness is associated with lower sense of effort during Himalayan trekking without worse acute mountain sickness. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2017.-This study examined the complex relationships of fitness and hypoxic sensitivity with submaximal exercise responses and acute mountain sickness (AMS) at altitude...
April 10, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385809/free-actin-impairs-macrophage-bacterial-defenses-via-scavenger-receptor-marco-interaction-with-reversal-by-plasma-gelsolin
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Christine M Ordija, Terry Ting-Yu Chiou, Zhiping Yang, Glen M Deloid, Melina de Oliveira Valdo, Zhi Wang, Alice Bedugnis, Terry L Noah, Samuel Jones, Henry Koziel, Lester Kobzik
Lung injury can release intracellular actin into the alveolar milieu, and is also associated with increased susceptibility to secondary infections. We investigated the effect of free (extracellular) actin on lung macrophage host defense functions. Western blot analysis demonstrated free actin release into the lung lavage fluids of mouse models of ozone injury, influenza infection and secondary pneumococcal pneumonia, and in samples from patients following burn and inhalation injury. Using levels comparable to those observed in lung injury, we found that free actin markedly inhibited murine lung macrophage binding and uptake in vitro of S...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381348/high-resolution-estimates-of-the-corrosion-risk-for-cultural-heritage-in-italy
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Alessandra De Marco, Augusto Screpanti, Mihaela Mircea, Antonio Piersanti, Chiara Proietti, M Francesca Fornasier
Air pollution plays a pivotal role in the deterioration of many materials used in buildings and cultural monuments causing an inestimable damage. This study aims to estimate the impacts of air pollution (SO2, HNO3, O3, PM10) and meteorological conditions (temperature, precipitation, relative humidity) on limestone, copper and bronze based on high resolution air quality data-base produced with AMS-MINNI modelling system over the Italian territory over the time period 2003-2010. A comparison between high resolution data (AMS-MINNI grid, 4 × 4 km) and low resolution data (EMEP grid, 50 × 50 km) has been performed...
April 2, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380681/arbuscular-mycorrhiza-specific-enzymes-fatm-and-ram2-fine-tune-lipid-biosynthesis-to-promote-development-of-arbuscular-mycorrhiza
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Armando Bravo, Mathias Brands, Vera Wewer, Peter Dörmann, Maria J Harrison
During arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis (AMS), considerable amounts of lipids are generated, modified and moved within the cell to accommodate the fungus in the root, and it has also been suggested that lipids are delivered to the fungus. To determine the mechanisms by which root cells redirect lipid biosynthesis during AMS we analyzed the roles of two lipid biosynthetic enzymes (FatM and RAM2) and an ABC transporter (STR) that are required for symbiosis and conserved uniquely in plants that engage in AMS. Complementation analyses indicated that the biochemical function of FatM overlaps with that of other Fat thioesterases, in particular FatB...
April 5, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376936/the-effect-of-concentrate-allocation-on-traffic-and-milk-production-of-pasture-based-cows-milked-by-an-automatic-milking-system
#20
F Lessire, E Froidmont, J Shortall, J L Hornick, I Dufrasne
Increased economic, societal and environmental challenges facing agriculture are leading to a greater focus on effective way to combine grazing and automatic milking systems (AMS). One of the fundamental aspects of robotic milking is cows' traffic to the AMS. Numerous studies have identified feed provided, either as fresh grass or concentrate supplement, as the main incentive for cows to return to the robot. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of concentrate allocation on voluntary cow traffic from pasture to the robot during the grazing period, to highlight the interactions between grazed pasture and concentrate allocation in terms of substitution rate and the subsequent effect on average milk yield and composition...
April 5, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
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