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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146627/single-session-versus-staged-procedures-for-elective-multivessel-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Toshiaki Toyota, Takeshi Morimoto, Hiroki Shiomi, Kyohei Yamaji, Kenji Ando, Koh Ono, Satoshi Shizuta, Naritatsu Saito, Takao Kato, Shuichiro Kaji, Yutaka Furukawa, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Kazushige Kadota, Minoru Horie, Takeshi Kimura
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the effect of single-session multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) strategy relative to the staged multivessel strategy on clinical outcomes in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) or non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: In the Coronary REvascularisation Demonstrating Outcome Study in Kyoto PCI/coronary artery bypass grafting registry cohort-2, there were 2018 patients who underwent elective multivessel PCI...
November 16, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127857/the-updated-network-meta-analysis-of-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-her2-positive-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Ayako Nakashoji, Tetsu Hayashida, Takamichi Yokoe, Hinako Maeda, Tomoka Toyota, Masayuki Kikuchi, Rurina Watanuki, Aiko Nagayama, Tomoko Seki, Maiko Takahashi, Takayuki Abe, Yuko Kitagawa
BACKGROUND: We previously described a systematic assessment of the neoadjuvant therapies for human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) positive breast cancer, using network meta-analysis. Accumulation of new clinical data has compelled us to update the analysis. METHODS: Randomized trials comparing different anti-HER2 regimens in the neoadjuvant setting were included, and odds ratio for pathologic complete response (pCR) in seven treatment arms were assessed by pooling effect sizes...
October 31, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109487/inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-an-elderly-woman-after-nivolumab-administration
#3
Koichiro Abe, Naohiro Nakamura, Akari Isono, Hikaru Toyota, Hidenori Arai, Koji Saito
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104324/bacterial-degraders-of-coexisting-dichloromethane-benzene-and-toluene-identified-by-stable-isotope-probing
#4
Miho Yoshikawa, Ming Zhang, Futoshi Kurisu, Koki Toyota
Most bioremediation studies on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have focused on a single contaminant or its derived compounds and degraders have been identified under single contaminant conditions. Bioremediation of multiple contaminants remains a challenging issue. To identify a bacterial consortium that degrades multiple VOCs (dichloromethane (DCM), benzene, and toluene), we applied DNA-stable isotope probing. For individual tests, we combined a (13)C-labeled VOC with other two unlabeled VOCs, and prepared three unlabeled VOCs as a reference...
2017: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099522/behaviour-of-dft-based-approaches-to-the-spin-orbit-term-of-zero-field-splitting-tensors-a-case-study-of-metallocomplexes-m-iii-acac-3-m-v-cr-mn-fe-and-mo
#5
Kenji Sugisaki, Kazuo Toyota, Kazunobu Sato, Daisuke Shiomi, Takeji Takui
Spin-orbit contributions to the zero-field splitting (ZFS) tensor (D(SO) tensor) of M(III)(acac)3 complexes (M = V, Cr, Mn, Fe and Mo; acac = acetylacetonate anion) are evaluated by means of ab initio (a hybrid CASSCF/MRMP2) and DFT (Pederson-Khanna (PK) and natural orbital-based Pederson-Khanna (NOB-PK)) methods, focusing on the behaviour of DFT-based approaches to the D(SO) tensors against the valence d-electron configurations of the transition metal ions in octahedral coordination. Both the DFT-based approaches reproduce trends in the D tensors...
November 3, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083943/assessing-tether-anchor-labeling-and-usability-in-pickup-trucks
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Kathleen D Klinich, Miriam A Manary, Laura A Malik, Carol A Flannagan, Jessica S Jermakian
OBJECTIVE: Investigate vehicle factors associated with child restraint tether use and misuse in pickup trucks and evaluate four labeling interventions designed to educate consumers on proper tether use. METHODS: Volunteer testing was performed with 24 subjects and four different pickup trucks. Each subject performed eight child restraint installations among the four pickups using two forward-facing restraints: a Britax Marathon G4.1 and an Evenflo Triumph. Vehicles were selected to represent four different implementations of tether anchors among pickups: plastic loop routers (Chevrolet Silverado), webbing routers (Ram), back wall anchors (Nissan Frontier), and webbing routers plus metal anchors (Toyota Tundra)...
October 30, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080702/glioblastoma-and-chemoresistance-to-alkylating-agents-involvement-of-apoptosis-autophagy-and-unfolded-protein-response
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REVIEW
Sabine Hombach-Klonisch, Maryam Mehrpour, Shahla Shojaei, Craig Harlos, Marshall Pitz, Ahmed Hamai, Krzysztof Siemianowicz, Wirginia Likus, Emilia Wiechec, Brian D Toyota, Reyhane Hoshyar, Amir Seyfoori, Zahra Sepehri, Sudharsana R Ande, Forough Khadem, Mohsen Akbari, Adrienne M Gorman, Afshin Samali, Thomas Klonisch, Saeid Ghavami
Despite advances in neurosurgical techniques and radio-/chemotherapy, the treatment of brain tumors remains a challenge. This is particularly true for the most frequent and fatal adult brain tumor, glioblastoma (GB). Upon diagnosis, the average survival time of GB patients remains only approximately 15months. The alkylating drug temozolomide (TMZ) is routinely used in brain tumor patients and induces apoptosis, autophagy and unfolded protein response (UPR). Here, we review these cellular mechanisms and their contributions to TMZ chemoresistance in brain tumors, with a particular emphasis on TMZ chemoresistance in glioma stem cells and GB...
November 8, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033767/hemorrhagic-cholecystitis-in-a-patient-on-maintenance-dialysis
#8
Masayuki Shishida, Masahiro Ikeda, Nozomi Karakuchi, Kosuke Ono, Naofumi Tsukiyama, Manabu Shimomura, Koichi Oishi, Kazuaki Miyamoto, Kazuhiro Toyota, Seiji Sadamoto, Tadateru Takahashi
The present paper describes a case of hemorrhagic cholecystitis in a patient on maintenance dialysis. The patient presented with right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Computed tomography revealed swelling of the gallbladder, high- and isodensity contents of the gallbladder, and high-density stone in the gallbladder neck. He was hospitalized for suspected acute cholecystitis. After hospitalization, his levels of total bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase, and alanine aminotransferase increased. T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging showed low-intensity contents expanded to include a wide area from the common bile duct to the cystic duct and gallbladder neck...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027935/robust-stereo-visual-odometry-using-improved-ransac-based-methods-for-mobile-robot-localization
#9
Yanqing Liu, Yuzhang Gu, Jiamao Li, Xiaolin Zhang
In this paper, we present a novel approach for stereo visual odometry with robust motion estimation that is faster and more accurate than standard RANSAC (Random Sample Consensus). Our method makes improvements in RANSAC in three aspects: first, the hypotheses are preferentially generated by sampling the input feature points on the order of ages and similarities of the features; second, the evaluation of hypotheses is performed based on the SPRT (Sequential Probability Ratio Test) that makes bad hypotheses discarded very fast without verifying all the data points; third, we aggregate the three best hypotheses to get the final estimation instead of only selecting the best hypothesis...
October 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024858/motion-modes-of-two-self-propelled-camphor-boats-on-the-surface-of-a-surfactant-containing-solution
#10
Yuichiro Karasawa, Tomonori Nomoto, Luca Chiari, Taro Toyota, Masanori Fujinami
HYPOTHESIS: The existence of a surface tension difference and a surface flow around self-propelled objects, such as camphor boats, has been confirmed by many studies. However, the interactions in the collective motion of several camphor boats have not been explicitly discussed. Here, a model system of two camphor boats was investigated for the first time from the viewpoint of surface tension and surface flow. EXPERIMENTS: The behavior of one fixed boat and one movable boat on a sodium dodecylsulfate aqueous solution in an oval track has been studied as a model system of two-body interactions...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990294/genetic-and-molecular-risk-factors-within-the-newly-identified-primate-specific-exon-of-the-sap97-dlg1-gene-in-the-3q29-schizophrenia-associated-locus
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Akihito Uezato, Naoki Yamamoto, Daisuke Jitoku, Emiko Haramo, Eri Hiraaki, Yoshimi Iwayama, Tomoko Toyota, Masakazu Umino, Asami Umino, Yasuhide Iwata, Katsuaki Suzuki, Mitsuru Kikuchi, Tasuku Hashimoto, Nobuhisa Kanahara, Akeo Kurumaji, Takeo Yoshikawa, Toru Nishikawa
The synapse-associated protein 97/discs, large homolog 1 of Drosophila (DLG1) gene encodes synaptic scaffold PDZ proteins interacting with ionotropic glutamate receptors including the N-methyl-D-aspartate type glutamate receptor (NMDAR) that is presumed to be hypoactive in brains of patients with schizophrenia. The DLG1 gene resides in the chromosomal position 3q29, the microdeletion of which confers a 40-fold increase in the risk for schizophrenia. In the present study, we performed genetic association analyses for DLG1 gene using a Japanese cohort with 1808 schizophrenia patients and 2170 controls...
December 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962584/sphingobacterium-spiritivorum-bacteremia-due-to-cellulitis-in-an-elderly-man-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-congestive-heart-failure-a-case-report
#12
Arata Hibi, Yuka Kumano
BACKGROUND: Sphingobacterium spiritivorum is a glucose non-fermenting Gram-negative rod, formerly classified as one of the Flavobacterium species. It is characterized by a large number of cellular membrane sphingophospholipids. Sphingobacterium species are ubiquitous and isolated from natural environments, such as soil and water. However, they rarely cause infections in humans. Only a limited number of cases have been reported in elderly and immunocompromised patients with underlying diseases and predisposing factors...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960626/comparison-of-rhythmic-masticatory-muscle-activity-during-non-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-in-guinea-pigs-and-humans
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Takafumi Kato, Risa Toyota, Shingo Haraki, Hiroyuki Yano, Makoto Higashiyama, Yoshio Ueno, Hiroshi Yano, Fumihiko Sato, Hirofumi Yatani, Atsushi Yoshida
Rhythmic masticatory muscle activity can be a normal variant of oromotor activity, which can be exaggerated in patients with sleep bruxism. However, few studies have tested the possibility in naturally sleeping animals to study the neurophysiological mechanisms of rhythmic masticatory muscle activity. This study aimed to investigate the similarity of cortical, cardiac and electromyographic manifestations of rhythmic masticatory muscle activity occurring during non-rapid eye movement sleep between guinea pigs and human subjects...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954102/sensitive-skin-review-of-an-ascending-concept
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REVIEW
Ida Duarte, Jéssica Eleonora P S Silveira, Mariana de Figueiredo Silva Hafner, Raquel Toyota, Debora Midori M Pedroso
Sensitive skin is a condition characterized by stinging, burning and itching sensations. The diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment of sensitive skin are still under discussion. In the last years, studies on its epidemiology have been performed, showing a high prevalence and impact on quality of life. Brazilian population was also considered in these studies. Cosmetics, climate changes and skin barrier impairment are the main factors that contribute for skin hyperreactivity. New studies are trying to bring new knowledge about the theme...
July 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945747/establishment-of-primary-mixed-cell-cultures-from-spontaneous-canine-mammary-tumors-characterization-of-classic-and-new-cancer-associated-molecules
#15
Luciana B Gentile, Marcia K Nagamine, Luiz R Biondi, Daniel S Sanches, Fábio Toyota, Tatiane M Giovani, Isis P de Jesus, Ivone I M da Fonseca, Nicolle Queiroz-Hazarbassanov, Bruno L Diaz, Cristina de O Massoco Salles Gomes, Maria Lucia Z Dagli
There are many factors which make canine cancer like cancer in humans. The occurrence of spontaneous mammary tumors in pet dogs, tumor genetics, molecular targets and exposure to the same environmental risk factors are among these factors. Therefore, the study of canine cancer can provide useful information to the oncology field. This study aimed to establish and characterize a panel of primary mixed cell cultures obtained from spontaneous canine mammary tumors. Eight established cell cultures obtained from one normal mammary gland, one complex adenoma, one mixed adenoma, two complex carcinomas and two mixed carcinomas were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941023/long-term-follow-up-of-clinical-trial-patients-treated-for-chronic-hcv-infection-with-daclatasvir-based-regimens
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K Rajender Reddy, Stanislas Pol, Paul J Thuluvath, Hiromitsu Kumada, Joji Toyota, Kazuaki Chayama, James Levin, Eric J Lawitz, Adrian Gadano, Wayne Ghesquiere, Guido Gerken, Maurizia R Brunetto, Cheng-Yuan Peng, Marcelo Silva, Simone I Strasser, Jeong Heo, Fiona McPhee, Zhaohui Liu, Rong Yang, Misti Linaberry, Stephanie Noviello
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Daclatasvir has achieved high sustained virologic response (SVR) rates in diverse hepatitis C virus (HCV) populations. This study evaluated the long-term efficacy and safety of daclatasvir-based regimens administered during clinical studies. METHODS: Patients enrolled within 6 months of parent study completion or protocol availability at the study sites. The primary objective was durability of SVR at follow-up Week 12 (SVR12). Secondary objectives included analysing HCV sequences in non-responders or responders who relapsed, and characterization of liver disease progression...
September 21, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931024/formal-comment-to-toyota-et-al-short-versus-prolonged-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-dapt-duration-after-coronary-stent-implantation-a-comparison-between-the-dapt-study-and-9-other-trials-evaluating-dapt-duration
#17
COMMENT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931015/short-versus-prolonged-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-dapt-duration-after-coronary-stent-implantation-a-comparison-between-the-dapt-study-and-9-other-trials-evaluating-dapt-duration
#18
REVIEW
Toshiaki Toyota, Hiroki Shiomi, Takeshi Morimoto, Masahiro Natsuaki, Takeshi Kimura
AIMS: The Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) study demonstrated that DAPT beyond 1-year after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation, as compared with aspirin therapy alone, significantly reduced the risk of major cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, which was mainly driven by the large risk reduction for myocardial infarction (MI). We sought to compare the largest DAPT study with other trials evaluating DAPT durations after DES implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: By a systematic literature search, we identified 9 trials comparing prolonged- versus short-DAPT in addition to the DAPT study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904262/biodegradation-of-volatile-organic-compounds-and-their-effects-on-biodegradability-under-co-existing-conditions
#19
Miho Yoshikawa, Ming Zhang, Koki Toyota
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are major pollutants that are found in contaminated sites, particularly in developed countries such as Japan. Various microorganisms that degrade individual VOCs have been reported, and genomic information related to their phylogenetic classification and VOC-degrading enzymes is available. However, the biodegradation of multiple VOCs remains a challenging issue. Practical sites, such as chemical factories, research facilities, and illegal dumping sites, are often contaminated with multiple VOCs...
September 12, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894097/photo-triggered-solvent-free-metamorphosis-of-polymeric-materials
#20
Satoshi Honda, Taro Toyota
Liquefaction and solidification of materials are the most fundamental changes observed during thermal phase transitions, yet the design of organic and polymeric soft materials showing isothermal reversible liquid-nonliquid conversion remains challenging. Here, we demonstrate that solvent-free repeatable molecular architectural transformation between liquid-star and nonliquid-network polymers that relies on cleavage and reformation of a covalent bond in hexaarylbiimidazole. Liquid four-armed star-shaped poly(n-butyl acrylate) and poly(dimethyl siloxane) with 2,4,5-triphenylimidazole end groups were first synthesized...
September 11, 2017: Nature Communications
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