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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224251/efficacy-and-safety-of-fesoterodine-treatment-for-overactive-bladder-symptoms-in-elderly-women-with-and-without-hypertension
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Osamu Yokoyama, Hidetomi Yamagami, Shintaro Hiro, Shinichi Hotta, Masaki Yoshida
OBJECTIVE: To assess fesoterodine treatment in elderly women with overactive bladder with and without hypertension. METHODS: Data for 2527 elderly women with overactive bladder symptoms, including urgency urinary incontinence, were pooled from 10 double-blind, placebo-controlled fesoterodine studies. RESULTS: A total of 1523 elderly women (60.3%) had a history of hypertension, and 1004 women (39.7%) had no hypertension history. Overactive bladder symptoms, mean bodyweight and mean body mass index at baseline were significantly higher in women with overactive bladder and hypertension versus those without hypertension (P < 0...
December 10, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224250/multiple-autologous-bone-marrow-derived-cd271-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-overcomes-drug-resistant-epilepsy-in-children
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Olga Milczarek, Danuta Jarocha, Anna Starowicz-Filip, Stanislaw Kwiatkowski, Bogna Badyra, Marcin Majka
There is a need among patients suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) for more efficient and less toxic treatments. The objective of the present study was to assess the safety, feasibility, and potential efficacy of autologous bone marrow cell transplantation in pediatric patients with DRE. Two females and two males (11 months to 6 years) were enrolled and underwent a combined therapy consisting of autologous bone marrow nucleated cells (BMNCs) transplantation (intrathecal: 0.5 × 109 ; intravenous: 0...
December 10, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224241/cost-effectiveness-of-bariatric-surgery-in-adolescents-with-severe-obesity-in-the-uk
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M Panca, R M Viner, B White, T Pandya, H Melo, M Adamo, R Batterham, D Christie, S Kinra, S Morris
Evidence shows that surgery for severe obesity in adults improves health and psychological functioning, and is cost-effective. Data on bariatric surgery for adolescents with severe obesity are extremely limited, with no evidence on cost-effectiveness. We evaluated the lifetime cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery compared with no surgery in adolescents with severe obesity from the UK's National Health Service perspective. Eighteen adolescents with body mass index ≥40 kg m-2 who underwent bariatric surgery (laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass [RYGB] [N = 9], and laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy [SG] [N = 9]) at University College London Hospitals between January 2008 and December 2013 were included...
December 10, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224239/personalized-stepwise-vascular-control-during-complex-hepatectomy-involving-hepatocaval-confluence
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Lei Dou, Zong-Ping Yu, Hui-Yuan Yang, Ji Ran, Yi-Fa Chen, Xiao-Ping Chen
BACKGROUND: This study introduces an innovative stepwise vascular control technique to address the high risk of massive bleeding from main hepatic veins and the retro-hepatic inferior vena cava during hepatectomy involving hepatocaval confluence. METHODS: From January 2010 to July 2016, 80 patients underwent stepwise vascular occlusion during complex liver resection involving hepatocaval confluence. Relevant clinical data were collected and compared with those obtained in parallel studies...
December 10, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224222/chronic-pain-in-the-school-setting-the-teachers-point-of-view
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Ester Solé, Elena Castarlenas, Elisabet Sánchez-Rodríguez, Santiago Galán, Rocío de la Vega, Mark P Jensen, Jordi Miró
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to (1) examine the reactions of teachers and student teachers to children experiencing pain, (2) identify the most common challenges and potential resources that are associated to dealing with them, and (3) examine whether their responses differed as a function of their experience or sex. METHODS: Forty teachers and 318 student teachers completed a survey which included descriptive information, a questionnaire that assesses different responses of participants to children who experience pain, and provides a list of problems and resources that participants might encounter and implement, respectively, when dealing with these children...
January 2018: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224195/prevalence-of-soft-tissue-calcifications-in-the-maxillofacial-region-detected-by-cone-beam-ct
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Eucaé Miranda Missias, Eduarda Helena Leandro Nascimento, Maria Luiza Dos Anjos Pontual, Andréa Dos Anjos Pontual, Deborah Queiroz Freitas, Danyel Elias da Cruz Perez, Flávia Maria de Moraes Ramos-Perez
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of soft tissue calcifications in cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans with different fields of view (FOV), and to assess its relation with the clinical relevance of the CBCT findings. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One thousand CBCT scans were grouped according to FOV's size and region scanned (MX-FOV, maxilla; MD-FOV, mandible; and MM-FOV, maxilla/mandible) and evaluated for the presence of soft tissue calcifications. Laterality and length of the elongated styloid processes (ESP) were also assessed...
December 10, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224182/stable-and-rigid-dtpa-like-paramagnetic-tags-suitable-for-in-vitro-and-in-situ-protein-nmr-analysis
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Jia-Liang Chen, Yu Zhao, Yan-Jun Gong, Bin-Bin Pan, Xiao Wang, Xun-Cheng Su
Organic synthesis of a ligand with high binding affinities for paramagnetic lanthanide ions is an effective way of generating paramagnetic effects on proteins. These paramagnetic effects manifested in high-resolution NMR spectroscopy are valuable dynamic and structural restraints of proteins and protein-ligand complexes. A paramagnetic tag generally contains a metal chelating moiety and a reactive group for protein modification. Herein we report two new DTPA-like tags, 4PS-PyDTTA and 4PS-6M-PyDTTA that can be site-specifically attached to a protein with a stable thioether bond...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular NMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224180/evaluation-of-a-rapid-immunochromatographic-test-for-the-detection-of-low-burden-dirofilaria-immitis-heartworm-in-dogs-and-cats
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Marco Genchi, Carlo Mangia, Nicola Ferrari, Sofia Loukeri
The performance of a rapid immunochromatographic test for the detection of Dirofilaria immitis antigens (Speed Diro™; BVT-Virbac, France) was assessed in 49 experimentally infected dogs and in 244 naturally infected animals; 142 dogs and 102 cats. In experimentally infected dogs, Speed Diro™ showed a sensitivity of 90.9% in dogs infected with one adult female worm and 100% in dogs infected with more than one female worm. Specificity was 100%. For naturally infected dogs, the Knott test and PetChek® HTWM PF served as reference methods for microfilaremia and antigenemia, respectively...
December 9, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224176/validation-of-a-method-for-estimating-energy-expenditure-during-walking-in-middle-aged-adults
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Nathan Caron, Teddy Caderby, Nicolas Peyrot, Chantal Verkindt, Georges Dalleau
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to test the validity of a method using an inertial measurement unit for estimating activity-related energy expenditure (AEE) during walking in middle-aged adults. METHODS: Twenty healthy middle-aged participants completed different treadmill walking trials with an inertial measurement unit adhered to their lower back. Gas exchange was monitored with indirect calorimetry. Mechanical data were used to estimate AEE from an algorithm developed by Bouten et al...
December 9, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224172/evaluation-of-clinical-risk-factors-for-osteoporosis-and-applicability-of-the-frax-tool-in-joinville-city-southern-brazil
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Dalisbor Marcelo Weber Silva, Victoria Zeghbi Cochenski Borba, John A Kanis
Clinical risk factors for fracture in Southern Brazil are similar to those used in Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX®). Age-dependent intervention thresholds had higher accuracy than a fixed cut-off point. INTRODUCTION: Access to bone mineral density testing is wanted for a large part of the Brazilian population. The FRAX® has an option to calculate the risk of fracture without this costly evaluation but relies on the clinical risk factors (CRFs) identified in the source cohorts used to generate FRAX...
December 9, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224168/tet-assisted-bisulfite-sequencing-tab-seq
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Miao Yu, Dali Han, Gary C Hon, Chuan He
5-Hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) is a modified form of cytosine, which has recently been found in mammalian cells and tissues. 5hmC is derived from 5-methylcytosine (5mC) by Ten-eleven translocation (TET) family protein-mediated oxidation and may regulate gene expression. Numerous affinity-based profiling methods have been developed to help understand the exact function of 5hmC in the genome. However, these methods have a relatively low resolution (~100 bp) without quantitative information of the modification percentage on each site...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224167/dna-methylation-analysis-of-free-circulating-dna-in-body-fluids
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Maria Jung, Glen Kristiansen, Dimo Dietrich
Circulating cell-free DNA in body fluids is an analyte of great interest in basic and clinical research. The analyses of DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation patterns in body fluids might allow one to determine the certain state of a disease, in particular of cancer. DNA methylation biomarkers in liquid biopsies, i.e. blood plasma samples, may help optimizing personalized therapy for individual patients. DNA methylation analyses of specific loci usually require a bisulfite conversion of the DNA, which requires a sufficiently high amount of DNA at the appropriate concentration...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224138/quantification-of-global-dna-methylation-levels-by-mass-spectrometry
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Agustin F Fernandez, Luis Valledor, Fernando Vallejo, Maria Jesús Cañal, Mario F Fraga
Global DNA methylation was classically considered the relative percentage of 5-methylcysine (5mC) with respect to total cytosine (C). Early approaches were based on the use of high-performance separation technologies and UV detection. However, the recent development of protocols using mass spectrometry for the detection has increased sensibility and permitted the precise identification of peak compounds based on their molecular masses. This allows work to be conducted with much less genomic DNA starting material and also to quantify 5-hydroxymethyl-cytosine (5hmC), a recently identified form of methylated cytosine that could play an important role in active DNA demethylation...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224130/molecular-epidemiology-and-characterization-of-bovine-leukemia-virus-in-domestic-yaks-bos-grunniens-on-the-qinghai-tibet-plateau-china
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Meng Wang, Yun Wang, Abdul Rasheed Baloch, Yangyang Pan, Fang Xu, Lili Tian, Qiaoying Zeng
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is a member of the genus Deltaretrovirus of the family Retroviridae and cause a chronic lymphosarcoma, which is extensive in cattle. In yaks (Bos grunniens), the distribution, strains and genetic characteristics of BLV have rarely been studied. The aim of our study was to investigate BLV infections in domestic yaks and determine the genetic variability of BLV circulating in a region of the Qinghai Tibet Plateau, China. Blood samples were collected from 798 yaks, which were from different farms from Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan provinces surrounding the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau...
December 9, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224128/identification-of-a-new-begomovirus-infecting-duranta-repens-in-pakistan
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Sidra Anwar, Muhammad Tahir
Ornamental perennial plants may serve as reservoirs for viruses that infect field crops. Duranta repens is an ornamental shrub that frequently exhibits leaf curl symptoms typical of begomoviral infection. Two begomoviruses or DNA-A components (isolates 57SA and 58SA) along with a DNA-B component (31SA) were identified in a symptomatic D. repens plant. Isolates 57SA and 58SA showed the highest nucleotide sequence identity of 90% and 92.2% to catharanthus yellow mosaic virus (CaYMV) and chilli leaf curl India virus (ChiLCINV), respectively, whereas 31SA shared the highest nucleotide sequence identity of 95...
December 9, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224127/defining-and-characterizing-sustained-remission-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jeffrey R Curtis, Mona Trivedi, Boulos Haraoui, Paul Emery, Grace S Park, David H Collier, Girish A Aras, James Chung
The objective of this study is to characterize stability and clinical features of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in sustained remission. Combination therapy with methotrexate and tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) has increased remission rates in RA but optimal regimens to maintain remission are unknown. We describe Study of Etanercept And Methotrexate in Combination or as Monotherapy in Subjects with Rheumatoid Arthritis (SEAM-RA) and data from a run-in period of longitudinal observation. Patients in Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI) remission (score ≤ 3...
December 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224125/substitution-of-soybean-meal-with-fermented-jatropha-kernel-meal-effect-on-growth-performance-body-composition-and-metabolic-enzyme-activity-of-labeo-rohita
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Vikas Phulia, Parimal Sardar, Narottam Prasad Sahu, Femi John Fawole, N Shamna, Subodh Gupta
A 60-day feeding trial was conducted to evaluate the nutritional potential of fermented Jatropha kernel meal (FJKM) in the diets of rohu, Labeo rohita, fingerlings. Four iso-nitrogenous (336 g kg-1) and iso-energetic (20 MJ kg-1) diets containing 0, 100, 200, and 300 g kg-1 FJKM in replacement of 0, 33.3, 66.7, and 100% soybean meal protein, respectively, were prepared and designated as control, T1, T2, and T3, respectively. A total of 180 acclimatized fish (average weight 6.05 ± 0.04 g) were equally distributed into four experimental groups in triplicates, and were fed their respective diets to satiation twice daily at 10:00 h and 18:00 h...
December 9, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224116/chemical-shift-assignments-of-the-partially-deuterated-fyn-sh2-sh3-domain
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Fabien Kieken, Karine Loth, Nico van Nuland, Peter Tompa, Tom Lenaerts
Src Homology 2 and 3 (SH2 and SH3) are two key protein interaction modules involved in regulating the activity of many proteins such as tyrosine kinases and phosphatases by respective recognition of phosphotyrosine and proline-rich regions. In the Src family kinases, the inactive state of the protein is the direct result of the interaction of the SH2 and the SH3 domain with intra-molecular regions, leading to a closed structure incompetent with substrate modification. Here, we report the 1H, 15N and 13C backbone- and side-chain chemical shift assignments of the partially deuterated Fyn SH3-SH2 domain and structural differences between tandem and single domains...
December 9, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224115/ct-features-for-diagnosing-acute-torsion-of-uterine-subserosal-leiomyoma
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Yoshimitsu Ohgiya, Noritaka Seino, Shingo Miyamoto, Nobuyuki Takeyama, Kumi Hatano, Jiro Munechika, Kumiko Ishizuka, Masanori Hirose, Nobuyuki Ohike, Toshi Hashimoto, Akihiko Sekizawa, Takehiko Gokan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the usefulness of computed tomographic (CT) features for identifying acute torsion of uterine subserosal leiomyoma (USL). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We analyzed contrast-enhanced CT examinations of 7 USLs with torsion and 44 USLs without torsion. Two radiologists evaluated the CT features, which consisted of poor contrast enhancement inside the USL, thin rim enhancement around the USL, calcification within the USL, a beak sign between the uterus and USL, fan-shaped poor contrast enhancement in the uterus area adjacent to the USL (dark fan sign), and ascites...
December 9, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224113/sex-gender-and-transgender-metabolic-impact-of-cross-hormone-therapy
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Roberta de Souza Santos, Aaron P Frank, Michael Douglas Nelson, Maurice M Garcia, Biff F Palmer, Deborah J Clegg
Most preclinical and clinical, animal, and human research has been biased with respect to sex and even more so with respect to gender. In fact, little is known about the impact of sex and even less about the influence of gender on overall metabolic processes. The National Institutes of Health has recognized this gap in scientific knowledge and now mandates that studies be conducted in both sexes and to include gender as variables influencing physiological processes such as metabolism. It is therefore critical to understand and appreciate how to incorporate sex and gender in preclinical and clinical research in order to enhance our understanding of the mechanisms by which metabolic processes differ by sex and gender...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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