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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932625/vascular-aging-implications-for-cardiovascular-disease-and-therapy
#1
Yohannes T Ghebre, Eduard Yakubov, Wing Tak Wong, Prasanna Krishnamurthy, Nazish Sayed, Andrew G Sikora, Mark D Bonnen
The incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease is highest among the elderly, in part, due to deleterious effects of advancing age on the heart and blood vessels. Aging, a known cardiovascular risk factor, is progressively associated with structural and functional changes to the vasculature including hemodynamic disturbance due to increased oxidative stress, premature cellular senescence and impairments in synthesis and/or secretion of endothelium-derived vasoactive molecules. These molecular and physiological changes lead to vessel wall stiffening and thickening, as well as other vascular complications that culminate to loss of vascular tone regulation and endothelial function...
December 2016: Translational Medicine: Current Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931117/migrant-tuberculosis-patient-needs-and-health-system-response-along-the-thailand-myanmar-border
#2
Naomi Tschirhart, Francois Nosten, Angel M Foster
This article aims to identify how the health system in Tak province, Thailand has responded to migrants' barriers to tuberculosis (TB) treatment. Our qualitatively driven multi-methods project utilized focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and a survey of community health volunteers to collect data in 2014 from multiple perspectives. Migrants identified legal status and transportation difficulties as the primary barriers to seeking TB treatment. Lack of financial resources and difficulties locating appropriate and affordable health services in other Thai provinces or across the border in Myanmar further contributed to migrants' challenges...
October 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930811/significance-of-ovarian-endometriosis-on-the-prognosis-of-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
#3
Jeong-Yeol Park, Dae-Yeon Kim, Dae-Shik Suh, Jong-Hyeok Kim, Yong-Man Kim, Young-Tak Kim, Joo-Hyun Nam
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of ovarian endometriosis on the prognosis of ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC). METHODS: Patients with OCCC were divided into 2 groups according to the presence of ovarian endometriosis: group 1, no coexisting ovarian endometriosis; group 2, clear cell carcinoma arising from ovarian endometriosis or the presence of ovarian endometriosis elsewhere in the ovary. Clinicopathologic characteristics, disease-free survival (DFS), and overall survival (OS) were compared between the 2 groups...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930330/chemistry-and-engineering-of-cyclodextrins-for-molecular-imaging
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Wing-Fu Lai, Andrey L Rogach, Wing-Tak Wong
Cyclodextrins (CDs) are naturally occurring cyclic oligosaccharides bearing a basket-shaped topology with an "inner-outer" amphiphilic character. The abundance of hydroxyl groups enables CDs to be functionalized with multiple targeting ligands and imaging elements. The imaging time, and the payload of different imaging elements, can be tuned by taking advantage of the commercial availability of CDs with different sizes of the cavity. This review aims to offer an outlook of the chemistry and engineering of CDs for the development of molecular probes...
September 20, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929972/abstracts-from-hydrocephalus-2016
#5
A Adam, J Robison, J Lu, R Jose, N Badran, T Vivas-Buitrago, D Rigamonti, A Sattar, O Omoush, M Hammad, M Dawood, M Maghaslah, T Belcher, K Carson, J Hoffberger, I Jusué Torres, S Foley, S Yasar, Q A Thai, J Wemmer, P Klinge, L Al-Mutawa, H Al-Ghamdi, K A Carson, M Asgari, D de Zélicourt, V Kurtcuoglu, S Garnotel, S Salmon, O Balédent, A Lokossou, G Page, L Balardy, Z Czosnyka, P Payoux, E A Schmidt, M Zitoun, M A Sevestre, N Alperin, I Baudracco, C Craven, S Matloob, S Thompson, P Haylock Vize, L Thorne, L D Watkins, A K Toma, Karl Bechter, A C Pong, L Jugé, L E Bilston, S Cheng, W Bradley, F Hakim, J F Ramón, M F Cárdenas, J S Davidson, C García, D González, S Bermúdez, N Useche, J A Mejía, P Mayorga, F Cruz, C Martinez, M C Matiz, M Vallejo, K Ghotme, H A Soto, D Riveros, A Buitrago, M Mora, L Murcia, S Bermudez, D Cohen, D Dasgupta, C Curtis, L Domínguez, A J Remolina, M A Grijalba, K J Whitehouse, R J Edwards, A Eleftheriou, F Lundin, K N Fountas, E Z Kapsalaki, H F Smisson, J S Robinson, M J Fritsch, W Arouk, M Garzon, M Kang, K Sandhu, D Baghawatti, K Aquilina, G James, D Thompson, M Gehlen, M Schmid Daners, A Eklund, J Malm, D Gomez, M Guerra, M Jara, M Flores, K Vío, I Moreno, S Rodríguez, E Ortega, E M Rodríguez, J P McAllister, M M Guerra, D M Morales, D Sival, A Jimenez, D D Limbrick, M Ishikawa, S Yamada, K Yamamoto, A Junkkari, A Häyrinen, T Rauramaa, H Sintonen, O Nerg, A M Koivisto, R P Roine, H Viinamäki, H Soininen, A Luikku, J E Jääskeläinen, V Leinonen, U Kehler, O Lilja-Lund, K Kockum, E M Larsson, K Riklund, L Söderström, P Hellström, K Laurell, M Kojoukhova, A Sutela, R Vanninen, K I Vanha, M Timonen, J Rummukainen, V Korhonen, S Helisalmi, E Solje, A M Remes, J Huovinen, J Paananen, M Hiltunen, M Kurki, B Martin, F Loth, M Luciano, A J Luikku, A Hall, S K Herukka, J Mattila, J Lötjönen, I Alafuzoff, I Jurjević, M Miyajima, M Nakajima, H Murai, T Shin, D Kawaguchi, C Akiba, I Ogino, K Karagiozov, H Arai, R C Reis, M J Teixeira, C G Valêncio, D da Vigua, L Almeida-Lopes, M W Mancini, F C G Pinto, R H Maykot, G Calia, J Tornai, S S S Silvestre, G Mendes, V Sousa, B Bezerra, P Dutra, P Modesto, M F Oliveira, C E Petitto, H Pulhorn, A Chandran, C McMahon, A S Rao, M Jumaly, D Solomon, A Moghekar, N Relkin, M Hamilton, H Katzen, M Williams, T Bach, S Zuspan, R Holubkov, A Rigamonti, G Clemens, P Sharkey, A Sanyal, E Sankey, K Rigamonti, S Naqvi, A Hung, E Schmidt, F Ory-Magne, P Gantet, A Guenego, A C Januel, P Tall, N Fabre, L Mahieu, C Cognard, L Gray, J A Buttner-Ennever, K Takagi, K Onouchi, S D Thompson, L D Thorne, H M Tully, T L Wenger, W A Kukull, D Doherty, W B Dobyns, D Moran, S Vakili, M A Patel, B Elder, C R Goodwin, J A Crawford, M V Pletnikov, J Xu, A Blitz, D A Herzka, H Guerrero-Cazares, A Quiñones-Hinojosa, S Mori, P Saavedra, H Treviño, K Maitani, W C Ziai, V Eslami, S Nekoovaght-Tak, R Dlugash, G Yenokyan, N McBee, D F Hanley
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June 7, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928978/implantation-of-the-micra-leadless-pacemaker-in-a-patient-with-a-low-body-mass-index-of-16
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Gary Tse, Tong Liu, Guangping Li, Wing Tak Wong, Gary Chin Pang Chan, Yat Sun Chan, Bryan Yan
A 71-year-old female patient has a history of complete heart block and recurrent pacemaker site infection requiring multiple pacemaker explanations. A leadless pacemaker using passive fixation was inserted into the right ventricular apex via transvenous approach without complications. This case illustrates the feasibility of implanting a leadless pacemaker system in a small-sized adult with a low body mass index of 16 (weight: 33.7 kg, height: 145 cm) which may have potential application in elderly Asian subjects...
September 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928727/composted-cattle-manure-increases-microbial-activity-and-soil-fertility-more-than-composted-swine-manure-in-a-submerged-rice-paddy
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Suvendu Das, Seung Tak Jeong, Subhasis Das, Pil Joo Kim
Livestock waste composts with minimum inorganic fertilizer as a soil amendment in low-input intensive farming are a feasible agricultural practice to improve soil fertility and productivity and to mitigate soil degradation. The key benefits of the practice rely on the activities of soil microorganisms. However, the role of different livestock composts [composted cattle manure (CCM) vs. composted swine manure (CSM)] on soil microbes, their activities and the overall impact on soil fertility and productivity in a flooded paddy remains elusive...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915067/reverse-message-framing-effects-on-accelerometer-assessed-physical-activity-among-older-outpatients-with-type-2-diabetes
#8
Kin-Kit Li, Lorna Ng, Sheung-Tak Cheng, Helene H Fung
It has been suggested that gain-framed messages are more effective than loss-framed messages in promoting low-risk health behaviors such as physical activity. Because of a heightened health concern and possible medical complications, older adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) may consider physical activity to be risky. This study examined whether a reverse message-framing effect would be found among older adults with T2D. The participants included 211 sedentary and older adults with T2D recruited from an outpatient clinic...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912154/inhibition-of-p25-cdk5-attenuates-tauopathy-in-mouse-and-ipsc-models-of-frontotemporal-dementia
#9
Jinsoo Seo, Oleg Kritskiy, L Ashley Watson, Scarlett J Barker, Dilip Dey, Waseem K Raja, Yuan-Ta Lin, Tak Ko, Sukhee Cho, Jay Penney, M Catarina Silva, Steven D Sheridan, Diane Lucente, James F Gusella, Bradford C Dickerson, Stephen J Haggarty, Li-Huei Tsai
Increased p25, a proteolytic fragment of the regulatory subunit p35, is known to induce aberrant activity of cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5), which is associated with neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Previously, we showed that replacing endogenous p35 with the non-cleavable mutant p35 (Δp35) attenuated amyloidosis and improved cognitive function in a familial AD mouse model. Here, to address the role of p25/Cdk5 in tauopathy, we generated double transgenic mice by crossing mice overexpressing mutant human tau (P301S) with Δp35KI mice...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910713/beneficial-effect-of-compost-utilization-on-reducing-greenhouse-gas-emissions-in-a-rice-cultivation-system-through-the-overall-management-chain
#10
Seung Tak Jeong, Gil Won Kim, Hyun Young Hwang, Pil Joo Kim, Sang Yoon Kim
Livestock manure application can stimulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, especially methane (CH4) in rice paddy. The stabilized organic matter (OM) is recommended to suppress CH4 emission without counting the additional GHG emission during the composting process. To evaluate the effect of compost utilization on the net global warming potential (GWP) of a rice cropping system, the fluxes of GHGs from composting to land application were calculated by a life cycle assessment (LCA) method. The model framework was composed of GHG fluxes from industrial activities and biogenic GHG fluxes from the composting and rice cultivation processes...
September 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910701/biomechanical-analysis-of-lumbar-decompression-surgery-in-relation-to-degenerative-changes-in-the-lumbar-spine-validated-finite-element-analysis
#11
Quan You Li, Ho-Joong Kim, Juhyun Son, Kyoung-Tak Kang, Bong-Soon Chang, Choon-Ki Lee, Hyun Sik Seok, Jin S Yeom
BACKGROUND: There are no studies about the biomechanical analysis of lumbar decompression surgery in relation to degenerative changes of the lumbar spine. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare, by using finite element (FE) analysis, the biomechanical changes of the lumbar spine in terms of annulus stress and nucleus pressure after two different kinds of lumbar decompression surgery in relation to disc degenerative changes. METHODS: The validated intact and degenerated FE models (L2-5) were used in this study...
September 6, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910501/serum-cystatin-c-level-is-an-excellent-predictor-of-mortality-in-patients-with-cirrhotic-ascites
#12
Yeon Seok Seo, Soo Young Park, Moon Young Kim, Sang Gyune Kim, Jun Yong Park, Hyung Joon Yim, Byoung Kuk Jang, Seung Ha Park, Ji Hoon Kim, Ki Tae Suk, Jin Dong Kim, Tae Yeob Kim, Eun Young Cho, Jun Sung Lee, Soung Won Jung, Jae Young Jang, Hyonggin An, Won Young Tak, Soon Koo Baik, Jae Seok Hwang, Young Seok Kim, Joo Hyun Sohn, Soon Ho Um
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although serum cystatin C level is considered a more accurate marker of renal function in patients with liver cirrhosis, its prognostic efficacy remains uncertain. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic efficacy of serum cystatin C level in patients with cirrhotic ascites. METHODS: Patients with cirrhotic ascites from 15 hospitals were prospectively enrolled between September 2009 and March 2013. Cox regression analyses were performed to identify independent predictive factors of mortality and development of type 1 hepatorenal syndrome (HRS-1)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901628/total-cosine-r-to-t-for-predicting-ventricular-arrhythmic-and-mortality-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gary Tse, Mengqi Gong, Cheuk Wai Wong, Cynthia Chan, Stamatis Georgopoulos, Yat Sun Chan, Bryan P Yan, Guangping Li, Paula Whittaker, Ana Ciobanu, Sadeq Ali-Hasan-Al-Saegh, Sunny H Wong, William K K Wu, George Bazoukis, Konstantinos Lampropoulos, Wing Tak Wong, Lap Ah Tse, Adrian M Baranchuk, Konstantinos P Letsas, Tong Liu
BACKGROUND: The total cosine R-to-T (TCRT), a vectorcardiographic marker reflecting the spatial difference between the depolarization and repolarization wavefronts, has been used to predict ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF) and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in different clinical settings. However, its prognostic value has been controversial. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the significance of TRCT in predicting arrhythmic and/or mortality endpoints...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901277/repositioning-of-tak-475-in-mevalonate-kinase-disease-translating-theory-into-practice
#14
Annalisa Marcuzzi, Claudia Loganes, Claudio Celeghini, Giulio Kleiner
Mevalonate Kinase Deficiency (MKD, OMIM #610377) is a rare autosomal recessive metabolic and inflammatory disease. In MKD, defective function of the enzyme mevalonate kinase (MK), due to a mutation in the MVK gene, leads to the shortage of mevalonate-derived intermediates, which results in unbalanced prenylation of proteins and altered metabolism of sterols. These defects lead to a complex multisystem inflammatory and metabolic syndrome. Although biologic therapies aimed at blocking the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1 (IL-1) can significantly reduce inflammation, they cannot completely control the clinical symptoms that affects the nervous system...
September 11, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900259/selective-tubular-activation-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-2%C3%AE-has-dual-effects-on-renal-fibrosis
#15
Kyoung Hye Kong, Hyung Jung Oh, Beom Jin Lim, Minsuk Kim, Ki-Hwan Han, Youn-Hee Choi, Kihwan Kwon, Bo Young Nam, Kyoung Sook Park, Jung Tak Park, Seung Hyeok Han, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Shina Lee, Seung-Jung Kim, Duk-Hee Kang, Kyu Bok Choi, Vera Eremina, Susan E Quaggin, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Shin-Wook Kang
Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) is a key transcriptional factor in the response to hypoxia. Although the effect of HIF activation in chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been widely evaluated, the results have been inconsistent until now. This study aimed to investigate the effects of HIF-2α activation on renal fibrosis according to the activation timing in inducible tubule-specific transgenic mice with non-diabetic CKD. HIF-2α activation in renal tubular cells upregulated mRNA and protein expressions of fibronectin and type 1 collagen associated with the activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899519/the-association-between-daytime-napping-and-risk-of-diabetes-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#16
Vivian Yawei Guo, Bing Cao, Carlos King Ho Wong, Esther Yee Tak Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between daytime napping and prevalent/incident diabetes mellitus (DM) based on systematic review and meta-analytic data. METHODS: The electronic databases of Embase, Medline, Pubmed and Web of Science were searched. Relevant studies were extracted by two reviewers independently. The associations between daytime napping (irrespective of duration), long nap (≥1 h/day) and short nap (<1 h/day), and risk of DM were assessed according to study types...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898482/impact-of-renal-replacement-therapy-on-survival-in-patients-with-kdigo-stage-3-acute-kidney-injury-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
#17
Hoi-Ping Shum, King-Chung Chan, Catherine Wing-Yan Tam, Wing-Wa Yan, Tak Mao Chan
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of renal replacement therapy (RRT) on 90-day mortality in critically ill patients suffering from KDIGO stage 3 acute kidney injury (AKI) with or without life-threatening complications using propensity score matching analysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of critically ill adult patients with KDIGO Stage 3 AKI with or without RRT during ICU stay between 1/1/2011-31/12/2013. Cox regression analysis and propensity score matching methods were used to determine predictors for 90-day mortality...
September 12, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895131/social-mobility-and-the-well-being-of-individuals
#18
Tak Wing Chan
Several papers published in recent years have revived interest in Sorokin's dissociative thesis: the view that intergenerational social mobility has detrimental effects on the social relationships and wellbeing of individuals. In this paper, I test the dissociative thesis using data from the British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society. On a wide range of indicators that measure participation in civic associations, contact with parents, close personal relationships, social support, subjective wellbeing, etc...
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893040/relationship-between-parental-bonding-and-tobacco-specific-practices-as-predictors-of-tobacco-usage-in-adults
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Kailash Asawa, Astha Doshi, Nagesh Bhat, Mridula Tak, Ashish Chhajlani, Satish Bhosle, Sandeep Jain, Disha Shah
INTRODUCTION: Parents influence their child's conduct and adolescence hostility either directly or indirectly. Similarly children can acquire a particular behaviour by observing and intentionally imitating their parents in order to simply copy them without understanding the positive or negative outcome. AIM: To assess and compare the association between parental tobacco usage and parental bonding with participants tobacco usage habits. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 130 adults...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892104/synergistic-anti-aml-effects-of-the-lsd1-inhibitor-t-3775440-and-the-nedd8-activating-enzyme-inhibitor-pevonedistat-via-transdifferentiation-and-dna-rereplication
#20
Y Ishikawa, K Nakayama, M Morimoto, A Mizutani, A Nakayama, K Toyoshima, A Hayashi, S Takagi, R Dairiki, H Miyashita, S Matsumoto, K Gamo, T Nomura, K Nakamura
Lysine-specific demethylase 1A (LSD1, KDM1A) specifically demethylates di- and monomethylated histones H3K4 and K9, resulting in context-dependent transcriptional repression or activation. We previously identified an irreversible LSD1 inhibitor T-3775440, which exerts antileukemic activities in a subset of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell lines by inducing cell transdifferentiation. The NEDD8-activating enzyme inhibitor pevonedistat (MLN4924, TAK-924) is an investigational drug with antiproliferative activities in AML, and is also reported to induce cell differentiation...
September 11, 2017: Oncogenesis
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