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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938749/the-testicular-transcriptome-associated-with-spermatogonia-differentiation-initiated-by-gonadotrophin-stimulation-in-the-juvenile-rhesus-monkey-macaca-mulatta
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Suresh Ramaswamy, William H Walker, Paula Aliberti, Rahil Sethi, Gary R Marshall, Alyxzandria Smith, Seyedmehdi Nourashrafeddin, Alicia Belgorosky, Uma R Chandran, Mark P Hedger, Tony M Plant
STUDY QUESTION: What is the genetic landscape within the testis of the juvenile rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) that underlies the decision of undifferentiated spermatogonia to commit to a pathway of differentiation when puberty is induced prematurely by exogenous LH and FSH stimulation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Forty-eight hours of gonadotrophin stimulation of the juvenile monkey testis resulted in the appearance of differentiating B spermatogonia and the emergence of 1362 up-regulated and 225 down-regulated testicular mRNAs encoding a complex network of proteins ranging from enzymes regulating Leydig cell steroidogenesis to membrane receptors, and from juxtacrine and paracrine factors to transcriptional factors governing spermatogonial stem cell fate...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938748/random-start-ovarian-stimulation-for-fertility-preservation-appears-unlikely-to-delay-initiation-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer
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Joseph M Letourneau, Nikita Sinha, Kaitlyn Wald, Eve Harris, Molly Quinn, Tal Imbar, Evelyn Mok-Lin, A Jo Chien, Mitchell Rosen
STUDY QUESTION: Is random start ovarian stimulation associated with delays in initiation of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer? SUMMARY ANSWER: Among women who complete fertility preservation (FP) consultation, random start ovarian stimulation is unlikely to delay time to initiation of neoadjuvant chemotherapy start. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is now a widely accepted treatment modality for operable breast cancer and random start ovarian stimulation is an increasingly-utilized modality for FP...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938738/resolution-of-infertility-and-number-of-children-1386-couples-followed-for-a-median-of-13-years
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A A Righarts, A Gray, N P Dickson, L Parkin, W R Gillett
STUDY QUESTION: How common were children among infertile couples? SUMMARY ANSWER: A total of 61.7% of infertile couples presenting for care subsequently had live born children 13.1 years after first being clinically assessed, with a mean of 1.7 children among those who had at least one. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: While the prognoses for infertile couples undertaking specific treatments have been well described, less is known about those not undergoing these treatments or the total number of children...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938737/complex-catsper-dependent-and-independent-ca2-i-signalling-in-human-spermatozoa-induced-by-follicular-fluid
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Sean G Brown, Sarah Costello, Mark C Kelly, Mythili Ramalingam, Ellen Drew, Stephen J Publicover, Christopher L R Barratt, Sarah Martins Da Silva
STUDY QUESTION: Does progesterone in human follicular fluid (hFF) activate CatSper and do other components of hFF modulate this effect and/or contribute separately to hFF-induced Ca2+ signaling? SUMMARY ANSWER: hFF potently stimulates CatSper and increases [Ca2+]i, primarily due to high concentrations of progesterone, however, other components of hFF also contribute to [Ca2+]i signaling, including modulation of CatSper channel activity and inhibition of [Ca2+]i oscillations...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938736/deep-sequencing-shows-that-oocytes-are-not-prone-to-accumulate-mtdna-heteroplasmic-mutations-during-ovarian-ageing
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L Boucret, C Bris, V Seegers, D Goudenège, V Desquiret-Dumas, M Domin-Bernhard, V Ferré-L'Hotellier, P E Bouet, P Descamps, P Reynier, V Procaccio, P May-Panloup
STUDY QUESTION: Does ovarian ageing increase the number of heteroplasmic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) point mutations in oocytes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Our results suggest that oocytes are not subject to the accumulation of mtDNA point mutations during ovarian ageing. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Ageing is associated with the alteration of mtDNA integrity in various tissues. Primary oocytes, present in the ovary since embryonic life, may accumulate mtDNA mutations during the process of ovarian ageing...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938731/the-importance-of-genetic-parenthood-for-infertile-men-and-women
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S Hendriks, K Peeraer, H Bos, S Repping, E A F Dancet
STUDY QUESTION: Do men and women beginning to attend a fertility clinic prefer genetic over non-genetic parenthood? SUMMARY ANSWER: Nearly, all infertile men and women prefer genetic parenthood. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Clinicians assume that all infertile couples prefer genetic parenthood over non-genetic parenthood and, therefore, consider treatments with donor gametes an option of last resort. Previous studies of the desire for parenthood identified 30 motivations for genetic parenthood, and 51 motivations for which having a genetically related child is not strictly necessary but might be deemed required...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938684/efficacy-and-safety-of-everolimus-in-chinese-metastatic-hr-positive-her2-negative-breast-cancer-patients-a-real-world-retrospective-study
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Chengcheng Gong, Yannan Zhao, Biyun Wang, Xichun Hu, Zhonghua Wang, Jian Zhang, Sheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Everolimus combined with endocrine therapy has been proved to be effective among postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative (HR+/HER2-) metastatic breast cancer (MBC). We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of everolimus plus endocrine therapy in Chinese real-world practice for the first time, and investigate factors associated with efficacy. METHODS: Seventy-five HR+/HER2- MBC patients were included in this retrospective study who received everolimus plus endocrine therapy after progression on prior endocrine therapy in Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center (FUSCC) between June 2013 and February 2016...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938490/expression-of-contactin-4-is-associated-with-malignant-behavior-in-pheochromocytomas-and-paragangliomas
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Lucie Evenepoel, Francien H van Nederveen, Lindsey Oudijk, Thomas G Papathomas, David F Restuccia, Eric J T Belt, Wouter W de Herder, Richard A Feelders, Gaston J H Franssen, Marc Hamoir, Dominique Maiter, Aurel Perren, Henri J L M Timmers, Susanne van Eeden, Laurent Vroonen, Selda Aydin, Mercedes Robledo, Miikka Vikkula, Ronald R de Krijger, Winand N M Dinjens, Alexandre Persu, Esther Korpershoek
Context: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGL) are rare neuroendocrine, usually benign tumors. Currently, the only reliable criterion of malignancy is the presence of metastases. Objective: The aim was to identify genes associated with malignancy in PPGL. Design: Transcriptomic profiling was performed on 40 benign and 11 malignant PPGL. Genes showing a significantly different expression between benign and malignant PPGL with a ratio ≥ 4 were confirmed, and subsequently tested in an independent series by qRT-PCR...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938455/bile-acid-alterations-are-associated-with-insulin-resistance-but-not-with-nash-in-obese-subjects
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Vanessa Legry, Sven Francque, Joel T Haas, An Verrijken, Sandrine Caron, Oscar Chávez-Talavera, Emmanuelle Vallez, Luisa Vonghia, Eveline Dirinck, Ann Verhaegen, Mostafa Kouach, Sophie Lestavel, Philippe Lefebvre, Luc Van Gaal, Anne Tailleux, Réjane Paumelle, Bart Staels
Context: Bile acids (BA) are signalling molecules controlling energy homeostasis which can be both toxic and protective for the liver. BA alterations have been reported in obesity, insulin resistance (IR) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). However whether BA alterations contribute to NASH independently of the metabolic status is unclear. Objective: To assess BA alterations associated with NASH independently of BMI and IR. Design & Setting: Patients visiting the obesity clinic of the Antwerp University Hospital (a tertiary referral facility) were recruited from 2006 to 2014...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938446/vitamin-d-and-testosterone-in-healthy-men-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Elisabeth Lerchbaum, Stefan Pilz, Christian Trummer, Verena Schwetz, Oliver Pachernegg, Annemieke C Heijboer, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch
Context: Available evidence shows an association of vitamin D with androgen levels in men. However, results from preliminary randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are conflicting. Objective: To evaluate whether vitamin D supplementation increases total testosterone (TT) levels in healthy men. Design: The Graz Vitamin D&TT-RCT is a single-center, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial conducted between December 2012 and January 2017...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938401/n-glycomic-profiling-of-pheochromocytomas-and-paragangliomas-separates-metastatic-and-non-metastatic-disease
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Helena Leijon, Tuomas Kaprio, Annamari Heiskanen, Tero Satomaa, Jukka O Hiltunen, Markku M Miettinen, Johanna Arola, Caj Haglund
Context: No effective methods for separating primary pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas with metastatic potential are currently available. The identification of specific asparagine-linked glycan (N-glycan) structures, which are associated with metastasized pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas, may serve as a new diagnostic tool. Objective: To identify differences in N-glycomic profiles of primary metastasized and non-metastasized pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938393/ilizarov-treatment-protocols-in-the-management-of-infected-nonunion-of-the-tibia
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Martin McNally, Jamie Ferguson, Raj Kugan, David Stubbs
OBJECTIVES: We present a treatment algorithm comprising 4 Ilizarov methods in managing infected tibial nonunion, using nonunion mobility and segmental defect size to govern treatment choice. DESIGN: Decision protocol analysis study. SETTING: A university-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-nine patients were treated with 1 of 4 Ilizarov protocols. All patients had undergone at least one previous operation, 38 had associated limb deformity, and 49 had nonviable nonunions...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938391/all-internal-segmental-bone-transport-and-optional-lengthening-with-a-newly-developed-universal-cylinder-kombi-tube-module-for-motorized-nails-description-of-a-surgical-technique
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Christian Krettek, Ashraf El Naga
Segmental transport is an effective method of treatment for segmental defects, but the need for external fixation during the transport phase is a disadvantage. To avoid external fixation, we have developed a Cylinder-Kombi-Tube Segmental Transport (CKTST) module for combination with a commercially available motorized lengthening nail. This CKTST module allows for an all-internal segmental bone transport and also allows for optional lengthening if needed. The concept and surgical technique of CKTST are described and illustrated with a clinical case...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938362/muscle-versus-fasciocutaneous-free-flaps-in-lower-extremity-traumatic-reconstruction-a-multicenter-outcomes-analysis
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Eugenia H Cho, Ronnie L Shammas, Martin J Carney, Jason M Weissler, Andrew R Bauder, Adam D Glener, Stephen J Kovach, Scott T Hollenbeck, L Scott Levin
PURPOSE: Clinical indications are expanding for the use of fasciocutaneous free flaps in lower extremity traumatic reconstruction. We assessed the impact of muscle versus fasciocutaneous free flap coverage on reconstructive and functional outcomes. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective review was conducted on all lower extremity traumatic free flaps performed at Duke University (1997-2013) and the University of Pennsylvania (2002-2013). Muscle and fasciocutaneous flaps were compared in two subgroups (acute trauma and chronic traumatic sequelae), according to limb salvage, return to ambulation, flap outcomes, and secondary flap procedures...
September 15, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938218/late-life-suicide-prevention-strategies-current-status-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Kim Van Orden, Charlene Deming
Late life suicide prevention differs from suicide prevention for other age groups: first, the number of older adults worldwide is on the rise; second, late-life suicide receives much less attention in all societal spheres, from the media, to federal funding agencies, to healthcare initiatives. Recent findings indicate an association between internalized ageist stereotypes and reduced will to live. Recent research also addresses the role of cognitive control as a contributor to risk and as an intervention target (e...
September 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938167/a-method-for-measuring-manual-position-control
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Cory Adam Potts, Alexander A Brown, Stanislaw Solnik, David A Rosenbaum
There is no generally accepted method for measuring manual position control. We developed a method for doing so. We asked university students to hold a handle that had one rotational degree of freedom. The angular position of the handle depended on the degree of pronation-supination of the forearm. The subjects' task was to hold the handle as steadily as possible to keep a needle positioned in a pie-shaped target zone on a computer screen. If the needle remained in the zone for 0.5s, the gain of the feedback loop increased; otherwise the gain decreased or remained at the starting value of 1...
September 19, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938154/massively-parallel-sequencing-of-forensic-strs-and-snps-using-the-illumina-%C3%A2-forenseq%C3%A2-dna-signature-prep-kit-on-the-miseq-fgx%C3%A2-forensic-genomics-system
#17
Fei Guo, Jiao Yu, Lu Zhang, Jun Li
The ForenSeq™ DNA Signature Prep Kit (ForenSeq Kit) is designed to detect more than 200 forensically relevant markers in a single reaction on the MiSeq FGx™ Forensic Genomics System (MiSeq FGx System), including Amelogenin, 27 autosomal short tandem repeats (A-STRs), 7 X chromosomal STRs (X-STRs), 24 Y chromosomal STRs (Y-STRs) and 94 identity-informative single nucleotide polymorphisms (iSNPs) with the option to contain 22 phenotypic-informative SNPs (pSNPs) and 56 ancestry-informative SNPs (aSNPs). In this study, we evaluated the MiSeq FGx System on three major parts: methodological optimization (DNA extraction, sample quantification, library normalization, diluted libraries concentration, and sample-to-cell arrangement), massively parallel sequencing (MPS) performance (depth of coverage, sequence coverage ratio, and allele coverage ratio), and ForenSeq Kit characteristics (repeatability and concordance, sensitivity, mixture, stability and case-type samples)...
September 8, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938132/development-and-validation-of-carbofuran-and-3-hydroxycarbofuran-analysis-by-high-pressure-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-detector-hplc-dad-for-forensic-veterinary-medicine
#18
Vagner Gonçalves, Nicolle Queiroz Hazarbassanov, Adriana de Siqueira, Jorge Camilo Florio, Claudia Helena Pastor Ciscato, Paulo Cesar Maiorka, Andre Fukushima, Helenice de Souza Spinosa
Agricultural pesticides used with the criminal intent to intoxicate domestic and wild animals are a serious concern in Veterinary Medicine. In order to identify the pesticide carbofuran and its metabolite 3- hydroxycarbofuran in animals suspected of exogenous intoxication a high pressure liquid chromatography with diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) method was developed and validated in stomach contents, liver, vitreous humor and blood. The method was evaluated using biological samples from seven different animal species...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938126/the-need-for-theory-evaluation-in-global-citizenship-programmes-the-case-of-the-gcsa-programme
#19
Sarah Goodier, Carren Field, Suki Goodman
Many education programmes lack a documented programme theory. This is a problem for programme planners and evaluators as the ability to measure programme success is grounded in the plausibility of the programme's underlying causal logic. Where the programme theory has not been documented, conducting a theory evaluation offers a foundational evaluation step as it gives an indication of whether the theory behind a programme is sound. This paper presents a case of a theory evaluation of a Global Citizenship programme at a top-ranking university in South Africa, subsequently called the GCSA Programme...
August 24, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938077/one-step-for-a-hospital-ten-steps-for-women-african-american-women-s-experiences-in-a-newly-accredited-baby-friendly-hospital
#20
Elizabeth M Miller, Adetola F Louis-Jacques, Tara F Deubel, Ivonne Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Despite strides made by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative to improve and normalize breastfeeding, considerable racial inequality persists in breastfeeding rates. Few studies have explored African American women's experience in a Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative system to understand sources of this inequality. Research aim: This study aimed to explore African American women's experiences of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding at a women's center associated with a university-affiliated hospital that recently achieved Baby-Friendly status...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
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