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Ryo Kamata, Batmunkh Bumdelger, Hiroki Kokubo, Masayuki Fujii, Koichi Yoshimura, Takafumi Ishida, Mari Ishida, Masao Yoshizumi
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), which commonly occur among elderly individuals, are accompanied by a risk of rupture with a high mortality rate. Although eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has been reported to prevent AAA formation, the mechanism by which EPA works on vascular smooth muscle cells is unknown. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism by which orally-administered EPA prevents the formation of severe AAAs that develop in Osteoprotegerin (Opg) knockout (KO) mice. In the CaCl2-induced AAA model, EPA attenuated the enhanced progression of AAAs in Opg-KO mice, including the increase in aortic diameter with destruction of elastic fibers in the media...
2016: PloS One
Chi-Fai Ng, Sylvia Luke, Chi-Hang Yee, Winnie Chu, Ka-Tak Wong, John Yuen
Objectives To perform a prospective study to evaluate the renal protective effects of ramping protocol and pause protocol for extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in human subjects. Patients and Methods 320 patients with solitary renal stone <15mm, were randomized to receive one of four protocols: (1) 80% power from beginning until the end of treatment; (2) the first 100 SWs at 40% power, and then 80% power until the end of treatment; (3) the first 100 shocks at 40% power, followed by a 3-minute pause and then further SWs at 80% power until the end of treatment; and (4) the first 100 shocks at 80% power, followed by a 3-minute pause and then further SWs at 80% power until the end of treatment...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Xiao-Qian Li, Zai-Li Zhang, Wen-Fei Tan, Xi-Jia Sun, Hong Ma
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is important for the pathogenesis of inflammatory reactions and the promotion of pain processing after ischemia/reperfusion (IR) in spinal cord. Recently, C-X-C chemokine ligand 12 (CXCL12) and its receptor, C-X-C chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4), were demonstrated to be simultaneously critical for inflammatory reactions, thereby facilitating glial activation. However, whether CXCL12/CXCR4 expression can contribute to IR-induced inflammatory pain via spinal TLR4 remained unclear. A rat model was established by 8 min of aortic arch occlusion...
2016: PloS One
Chau-Kiu Cheung, Jessica Chi-Mei Li, Tak-Yan Lee
Desistance as a process to forgo delinquent habits is an important target for intervention into youth at risk of delinquency. The intervention through social work services, nevertheless, has not clearly demonstrated its effectiveness. For such a demonstration, the present study examines the contribution of social work services with reference to the voluntaristic theory of action. The theory suggests that promoting the youth's voluntarism underlying desistance, encompassing appreciation, facilitation, observation, and identification concerning desistance is essential...
October 7, 2016: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Hye-Jin Tak, Tae-Jin Park, Piao Zhengguo, Sang-Hwy Lee
BACKGROUND: Syngnathia is a congenital craniofacial disorder characterized by bony or soft tissue fusion of upper and lower jaws. Previous studies suggested some causative signals, such as Foxc1 or Bmp4, cause the disruption of maxillomandibular identity, but their location and the interactive signals involved remain unexplored. We thus wanted to examine the embryonic origin of syngnathia based on the assumption that it may be located at the separation between the maxillary and mandibular processes...
October 18, 2016: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
Chang-Yun Yoon, Youn Kyung Kee, Young Eun Kwon, Jung Tak Park, Seung Hyeok Han, Shin-Wook Kang, Hyeon Chang Kim, Sungha Park, Tae-Hyun Yoo
OBJECTIVE: Regarding that lack of evidences about the role of SES predicting cardiovascular risks, we investigated the association between SES and parameters in ABPM in prospective cohort registry. DESIGN AND METHOD: The data was retrieved from the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Etiology Research Center - High Risk Cohort (CMERC-HI, NCT02003781). Total 1,333 patients implementing ABPM were initially screened, then 9 patients with incomplete data and 178 patients with end-stage renal disease were excluded...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Hyung Tak Lee, Jinho Shin Shin, Jin-Kyu Park, Young-Hyo Lim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of visit-to-visit variability (VVV) of blood pressure (BP) on development of metabolic syndrome (Mets) in general population without cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, MetS, and BP medication. DESIGN AND METHOD: We used data from the Korean Genome Epidemiology Study (KoGES) conducted by the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). All cohorts who were followed first 3 periods without omission, formed the basis of the study sample, which consisted of 7195 people...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Jong Hyun Jhee, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Su-Young Jung, Youn Kyung Kee, Jung Tak Park, Seung Hyeok Han, Shin-Wook Kang
OBJECTIVE: The object of this study is to investigate optimal BP target and adequate management of BP in prevalent dialysis patients group. DESIGN AND METHOD: The data were retrieved from End-stage Renal Disease-Clinical Research Center (ESRD-CRC) which dialysis patients were prospectively enrolled from 2009 to 2014. Total 2,299 prevalent dialysis patients were analyzed. Eligible patients were assigned to four groups according to distribution of systolic BP (SBP, group as SBP <120, 120-140, 140-160, and >160 mmHg, respectively)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Hyuk Jun Yang, Gi Woon Kim, Gyu Chong Cho, Yang Ju Tak, Sung Phil Chung, Sung Oh Hwang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Clin Exp Emerg Med
Fatih Sen, Ozcan Ozeke, Ozgur Kirbas, Cengiz Burak, Habibe Kafes, Bahar Tekin Tak, Umran Ozdamar, Kadir Ocak, Serkan Topaloglu, Dursun Aras
Prediction of left main coronary artery (LMCA) or equivalent disease is important with regard to selecting the appropriate treatment strategy. The classical electrocardiographic pattern of LMCA disease includes ST elevation (STE) in lead aVR in the presence of extensive ST depression (most prominent in leads I, II, and V4-6) with the STE in aVR≥V1. Patients with these findings may potentially require early coronary angiography and coronary bypass surgery; therefore selected patients with these findings on exercise testing might benefit from more urgent or expedited angiography...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Sandeep Tak, Manoj Lakhotia, Alok Gupta, Amit Sagar, Gopal Bohra, Rajesh Bajari
A 55-year-old male presented with history of nausea, vomiting, palpitation paresthesis and profuse sweating in emergency department 2h after ingestion of "Bachnaag" (Aconite) root. Examination revealed shock with irregular pulses. Initial ECG showed frequent multifocal ventricular ectopics (VE), which later turned to short runs of ventricular tachycardia (VT). Immediate gastric lavage was done and activated charcoal given. Patient was treated with fluid resuscitation without any improvement in blood pressure...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Margot Taks, Phillipe A R R Pijls, Luc J J Derijks, Robert Ten Broeke, Rene J Grouls, Joyce Curvers, Lennard P L Gilissen
INTRODUCTION: The effective, but expensive, drug infliximab is used in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Monitoring infliximab trough levels and anti-infliximab antibody (ATI) formation can lead to a more cost-effective use of infliximab therapy. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of implementation of a treatment algorithm for infliximab in a single-centre IBD cohort, focussing on remission rates and drug costs. METHODS: IBD patients aged 18 years or older treated with infliximab were asked to participate in this study...
October 4, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Kan Xing Wu, Patchara Phuektes, Pankaj Kumar, Germaine Yen Lin Goh, Dimitri Moreau, Vincent Tak Kwong Chow, Frederic Bard, Justin Jang Hann Chu
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is a neurotropic enterovirus without antivirals or vaccine, and its host-pathogen interactions remain poorly understood. Here we use a human genome-wide RNAi screen to identify 256 host factors involved in EV71 replication in human rhabdomyosarcoma cells. Enrichment analyses reveal overrepresentation in processes like mitotic cell cycle and transcriptional regulation. We have carried out orthogonal experiments to characterize the roles of selected factors involved in cell cycle regulation and endoplasmatic reticulum-associated degradation...
October 17, 2016: Nature Communications
Jun-Hyung Tak, Murray B Isman
Although screening for new and reliable sources of botanical insecticides remains important, finding ways to improve the efficacy of those already in use through better understanding of their modes-of-action or metabolic pathways, or by improving formulations, deserves greater attention as the latter may present lesser regulation hurdles. Metabolic processing of citral (a combination of the stereoisomers geranial and neral), a main constituent of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) essential oil has not been previously examined in insects...
October 2016: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
R H Hamunyela, A M Serafin, J M Akudugu
Targeting pro-survival cell signaling components has been promising in cancer therapy, but the benefit of targeting with single agents is limited. For malignancies such as triple-negative breast cancer, there is a paucity of targets that are amenable to existing interventions as they are devoid of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), progesterone receptor (PR), and estrogen receptor (ER). Concurrent targeting of cell signaling entities other than HER2, PR and ER with multiple agents may be more effective...
October 10, 2016: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
Hajera Amatullah, Yuexin Shan, Brittany L Beauchamp, Patricia L Gali, Sahil Gupta, Tatiana Maron-Gutierrez, Edwin R Speck, Alison E Fox-Robichaud, Jennifer L Y Tsang, Shirley H J Mei, Tak W Mak, Patricia Rm Rocco, John W Semple, Haibo Zhang, Pingzhao Hu, John C Marshall, Duncan J Stewart, Mary-Ellen Harper, Patricia C Liaw, W Conrad Liles, Claudia C Dos Santos
RATIONALE & OBJECTIVES: Effective and rapid bacterial clearance is a fundamental determinant of outcome(s) in sepsis. DJ-1 is a well-established reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenger. As cellular ROS status is pivotal to inflammation and bacterial killing, we determined the role of DJ-1 in bacterial sepsis. METHODS: We used cell and murine models with gain and loss of function experiments, plasma and cells from septic patients. MEASUREMENTS & RESULTS: Stimulation of bone marrow derived macrophages (BMM) with endotoxin resulted in increased DJ-1 mRNA and protein expression...
October 13, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Maria C Lebre, Pedro L Vieira, Man Wai Tang, Saïda Aarrass, Boy Helder, Thomas Newsom-Davis, Paul P Tak, Gavin R Screaton
Bone and cartilage destruction is one of the key manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although the role of T helper (Th)17 cells in these processes is clear, the role of IL-21-producing cells T cells has been neglected. We sought to investigate the role of IL-21 in RA by focusing on the functional characteristics of the main producers of this cytokine, synovial CD4(+)IL-21(+) T cells. We show that the frequency of both synovial fluid (SF) CD4(+)IL-21(+) or CD4(+)IL-21(+)TNF(+) T cells in patients with RA was significantly higher compared with patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA)...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Raymond Cheung, Li Xiong, Shek Kwan Chang, Choi Ting Tse, Yin Yu Pang, Vincent Mok, Thomas Leung, Tak Hong Tsoi, Richard Li, May Mok, Chee My Chang, Kwok Kwong Lau, Bun Sheng, Terrence Li, Jonas Yeung, Ping Chung Leung, Ping Chook, Ka Sing Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Stroke
Catherine Shiu-Yin Chong, Man-Wah Siu, Condy Hoi-Shuen Kwan, Wing-Chung Chang, Edwin Ho-Ming Lee, Sherry Kit-Wa Chan, Christy Lai-Ming Hui, Fiona Yee-Ki Tam, Eric Yu-Hai Chen, William Tak-Lam Lo
AIM: To explore the changes of functioning in people suffering from first-episode psychosis throughout their first year into an early intervention service, and the baseline predictors of their functioning levels at baseline, 6 and 12 months METHOD: Consecutive subjects presenting to an early intervention service were recruited from 1 February 2013 to 31 May 2015. Information on their socio-demographic status was collected. Structured instruments were used to assess their premorbid functioning, duration of untreated psychosis, psychopathology and insight at baseline...
October 12, 2016: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
A Goto, Y Moriya, T Mandai, T Wakabayashi, T Tsukamoto, Y Tagawa, T Kondo, S Asahi
The non-clinical pharmacokinetics (PK) of TAK-357, a highly lipophilic (clogP>6) potential agent for the amelioration of Alzheimer's disease, was investigated in rats and dogs. A long half-life (t1/2) in plasma was observed in animals and a low total body clearance with high distribution volume was consistent with the long t1/2. The absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) studies using radiolabeled TAK-357 revealed that the total radioactivity was highly distributed to the adipose tissues and sustained with high concentration for over 4 weeks after oral administration...
October 11, 2016: Drug Research
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