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Jian-Jun Liu, Sujoy Ghosh, Jean-Paul Kovalik, Jianhong Ching, Hyung Won Choi, Subramaniam Tavintharan, Choon Nam Ong, Chee Fang Sum, Scott A Summers, E Shyong Tai, Su Chi Lim
Introduction: Pathophysiology of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is incompletely understood. We aim to elucidate metabolic abnormalities associated with DKD in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) by targeted plasma metabolomics. Methods: A total of 126 T2DM participants with early DKD (urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio [ACR] 30-299 mg/g and eGFR ≥ 60 ml/min/1.73 m(2)), 154 overt DKD (ACR ≥ 300 mg/g or eGFR < 60 ml/min/1.73 m(2)), and 129 non-DKD T2DM controls (ACR < 30 mg/g and eGFR ≥ 60 ml/min/1...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137055/efficacy-of-tai-chi-and-qigong-for-the-prevention-of-stroke-and-stroke-risk-factors-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Romy Lauche, Wenbo Peng, Caleb Ferguson, Holger Cramer, Jane Frawley, Jon Adams, David Sibbritt
BACKGROUND: This review aims to summarize the evidence of Tai Chi and qigong interventions for the primary prevention of stroke, including the effects on populations with major stroke risk factors. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted on January 16, 2017 using the PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and CINAHL databases. Randomized controlled trials examining the efficacy of Tai Chi or qigong for stroke prevention and stroke risk factors were included...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136662/protective-effect-of-metformin-against-retinal-vein-occlusions-in-diabetes-mellitus-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Tai-Chi Lin, De-Kuang Hwang, Chih-Chien Hsu, Chi-Hsien Peng, Mong-Lien Wang, Shih-Hwa Chiou, Shih-Jen Chen
Previous studies have found that metformin can reduce cardiovascular risk, but its association with retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is unknown. In this population-based cohort study using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), we demonstrated the protective effect of metformin against RVO in diabetes mellitus (DM) and explored the incidence rate and factors associated with RVO development in general and diabetic populations. One million patients were randomly selected from the registry files of the NHIRD, and all their claims data were collected for the 1996-2011 period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135600/balance-and-functional-outcomes-for-older-community-dwelling-adults-who-practice-tai-chi-and-those-who-do-not-a-comparative-study
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Deborah Bubela, Laddie Sacharko, Judy Chan, Maegen Brady
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A growing body of literature substantiates that Tai Chi is a form of exercise that may help older adults increase strength, improve balance, lower fall rates, and experience less fear of falling. Few studies, however, offer controlled experimental design and simultaneously investigate multiple factors known to contribute to fall risk. The purpose of this study was to compare performance on measures relating to fall risk (strength, balance, functional mobility, and fear of falling) in older community-dwelling adults who participated in a community-based Tai Chi program with a control group of their peers who had no Tai Chi training over the same time period...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131840/comparative-study-of-the-7th-and-8th-ajcc-editions-for-gastric-cancer-patients-after-curative-surgery
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Wen-Liang Fang, Kuo-Hung Huang, Ming-Huang Chen, Chien-An Liu, Yi-Ping Hung, Yee Chao, Ling-Chen Tai, Su-Shun Lo, Anna Fen-Yau Li, Chew-Wun Wu, Yi-Ming Shyr
OBJECTIVES: The classification of pathological tumor-node-metastasis (pTNM) staging of gastric cancer was revised in the 8th American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) edition. The major revision was the separation of pN3a and pN3b in the pTNM staging. The current study evaluated the prognostic impact of this change. METHODS: A total of 1,517 patients who underwent curative surgery for gastric cancer with a retrieved lymph node number ≥15 at our institution from January 1995 to December 2011 were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126174/mirtarbase-update-2018-a-resource-for-experimentally-validated-microrna-target-interactions
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Chih-Hung Chou, Sirjana Shrestha, Chi-Dung Yang, Nai-Wen Chang, Yu-Ling Lin, Kuang-Wen Liao, Wei-Chi Huang, Ting-Hsuan Sun, Siang-Jyun Tu, Wei-Hsiang Lee, Men-Yee Chiew, Chun-San Tai, Ting-Yen Wei, Tzi-Ren Tsai, Hsin-Tzu Huang, Chung-Yu Wang, Hsin-Yi Wu, Shu-Yi Ho, Pin-Rong Chen, Cheng-Hsun Chuang, Pei-Jung Hsieh, Yi-Shin Wu, Wen-Liang Chen, Meng-Ju Li, Yu-Chun Wu, Xin-Yi Huang, Fung Ling Ng, Waradee Buddhakosai, Pei-Chun Huang, Kuan-Chun Lan, Chia-Yen Huang, Shun-Long Weng, Yeong-Nan Cheng, Chao Liang, Wen-Lian Hsu, Hsien-Da Huang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs of ∼ 22 nucleotides that are involved in negative regulation of mRNA at the post-transcriptional level. Previously, we developed miRTarBase which provides information about experimentally validated miRNA-target interactions (MTIs). Here, we describe an updated database containing 422 517 curated MTIs from 4076 miRNAs and 23 054 target genes collected from over 8500 articles. The number of MTIs curated by strong evidence has increased ∼1.4-fold since the last update in 2016...
November 6, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122618/effects-of-tai-chi-exercise-on-cancer-related-fatigue-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-undergoing-chemoradiotherapy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Wei Zhou, Yong-Hui Wan, Qian Chen, Yan-Ru Qiu, Xiao-Min Luo
CONTEXT: Tai Chi exercise has been shown to improve cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and autonomic nervous system (ANS) balance in some cancer patients or survivors, however, such effects are yet to be verified in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy. OBJECTIVES: To explore the effects of Tai Chi exercise on CRF in NPC patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy and then to evaluate ANS information indicated by heart rate variability (HRV) parameters and their association with CRF...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103073/the-efficacy-of-tai-chi-and-yoga-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-spondyloarthropathies-a-narrative-biomedical-review
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REVIEW
Gulseren Akyuz, Ozge Kenis-Coskun
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthropathies (SpA) are among the most common inflammatory rheumatic diseases, which might induce chronic pain for their sufferers. Mind-body interventions like Tai Chi and yoga are among the many alternative therapies for combatting chronic pain. This review aims to overview the articles about their effectiveness in RA and SpA. We searched PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, and Web of Science for English-language sources from their inception through September 2017. Case-control studies, interventional studies, and case series that included more than three cases and randomized crossover studies were included...
November 4, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099171/hollow-few-layer-graphene-based-structures-from-parafilm-waste-for-flexible-transparent-supercapacitors-and-oil-spill-cleanup
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Duc Dung Nguyen, Ping-Yen Hsieh, Meng-Ting Tsai, Chi-Young Lee, Nyan-Hwa Tai, Bao Dong To, Duc Tu Vu, Chia Chen Hsu
We report a versatile strategy to exploit parafilm waste as a carbon precursor for fabrication of freestanding, hollow few-layer graphene fiber mesh (HFGM) structures without use of any gaseous carriers/promoters via an annealing route. The freestanding HFGMs possess good mechanical flexibility, tailorable transparency, and high electrical conductivity, consequently qualifying them as promising electrochemical electrodes. Because of the hollow spaces, electrolyte ions can easily access into and contact with interior surfaces of the graphene fibers, accordingly increasing electrode/electrolyte interfacial area...
November 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083995/engineered-core-shell-magnetic-nanoparticle-for-mr-dual-modal-tracking-and-safe-magnetic-manipulation-of-ependymal-cells-in-live-rodent
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Peng Yung-Kang, Cathy N P Lui, Yu-Wei Chen, Shang-Wei Chou, Chou Pi-Tai, Ken K L Yung, Edman Chi Tsang
Tagging recognition group(s) on superparamagnetic iron oxide is known to aid localization (imaging), stimulation and separation of biological entities using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic agitation/separation (MAS) techniques. Despite the wide applicability of iron oxide nanoparticle in T2-weighted MRI and MAS, the quality of image and safe manipulation of exceptionally delicate neural cells in a live brain are currently the key challenges. Here, we demonstrate the engineered manganese oxide clusters-iron oxide core-shell nanoparticle as a MR dual-modal contrast agent (DMCA) for the applications in neural stem cells imaging and magnetic manipulation in live rodent...
October 30, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082856/male-non-insulin-users-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-are-predisposed-to-gastric-corpus-predominant-inflammation-after-h-pylori-infection
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Yao-Jong Yang, Chung-Tai Wu, Horng-Yih Ou, Chin-Han Lin, Hsiu-Chi Cheng, Wei-Lun Chang, Wei-Ying Chen, Hsiao-Bai Yang, Cheng-Chan Lu, Bor-Shyang Sheu
BACKGROUND: Both H. pylori infection and diabetes increase the risk of gastric cancer. This study investigated whether patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and H. pylori infection had more severe corpus gastric inflammation and higher prevalence of precancerous lesions than non-diabetic controls. METHODS: A total of 797 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus were screened for H. pylori, of whom 264 had H. pylori infection. Of these patients, 129 received esophagogastroduodenoscopy to obtain topographic gastric specimens for gastric histology according to the modified Updated Sydney System, corpus-predominant gastritis index (CGI), Operative Link on Gastritis Assessment, and Operative Link on Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia Assessment...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079536/restoration-of-skin-pigmentation-after-deep-partial-or-full-thickness-burn-injury
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Niann-Tzyy Dai, Hsin-I Chang, Yi-Wen Wang, Keng-Yen Fu, Tai-Chun Huang, Nien-Chi Huang, Jhen-Kai Li, Pai-Shan Hsieh, Lien-Guo Dai, Chao-Kuei Hsu, Peter K Maitz
Significant skin pigmentation changes occur when patients suffer deep burn injuries. These pigmentation disorders may cause not only cosmetic and psychological issues, but more importantly it increases the risk of skin cancer or photoaging. Severe burns significantly effect on the process of repigmentation as the pigmentation is tightly regulated by cell proliferation and differentiation of melanocytes and melanocyte stem cells which are housing in the epidermis and hair follicles of the skin. In the present review, we discuss the possible mechanisms to replenish the melanocytes from the healthy epidermis and hair follicles surrounding burn wounds...
October 24, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076109/a-review-of-food-drug-interactions-on-oral-drug-absorption
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REVIEW
Jianyuan Deng, Xiao Zhu, Zongmeng Chen, Chun Ho Fan, Him Shek Kwan, Chi Ho Wong, Ka Yi Shek, Zhong Zuo, Tai Ning Lam
Food effect, also known as food-drug interactions, is a common phenomenon associated with orally administered medications and can be defined as changes in absorption rate or absorption extent. The mechanisms of food effect and their consequences can involve multiple factors, including human post-prandial physiology, properties of the drug, and how the drug is administered. Therefore, it is essential to have a thorough understanding of these mechanisms when recommending whether a specific drug should be taken with or without food...
November 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074104/the-cycloartane-triterpenoid-adcx-impairs-autophagic-degradation-through-akt-overactivation-and-promotes-apoptotic-cell-death-in-multidrug-resistant-hepg2-adm-cells
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Haiyan Sun, Maohua Huang, Nan Yao, Jianyang Hu, Yingjie Li, Liping Chen, Nan Hu, Wencai Ye, William Chi-Shing Tai, Dongmei Zhang, Sibao Chen
Multidrug resistance is the main obstacle in cancer chemotherapy. Emerging evidence demonstrates the important role of autophagy in cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy. Therefore, autophagy inhibition by natural compounds may be a promising strategy for overcoming drug resistance in liver cancer cells. Here, we found that ADCX, a natural cycloartane triterpenoid extracted from the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) source Cimicifugae rhizoma (Shengma), impaired autophagic degradation by suppressing lysosomal cathepsin B (CTSB) expression in multidrug-resistant liver cancer HepG2/ADM cells, thereby leading to autophagic flux inhibition...
October 23, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067818/kinetics-of-the-lower-limb-during-two-typical-tai-chi-movements-in-the-elderly
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Jing Xian Li, Nok-Yeung Law
Tai Chi (TC) is a recommended exercise for elderly people; however, its loading on the joints of the lower limbs is unknown. This study examined the 3D kinetics of the lower limbs during two typical TC movements and walking in the elderly. Fifteen experienced TC practitioners participated. Ground reaction forces, joint moments and time-to-peak joint moment generation were analysed. Compared with walking, both TC movements generated significantly (1) smaller peak ground reaction forces in all directions, except the anterior; (2) larger hip extension, adduction and internal rotational moments, knee adduction/abduction and internal rotation moments and eversion/inversion and external/internal moments of ankle-foot; and (3) longer peak moment generation time for hip extension, adduction and internal rotation, knee extension and ankle dorsiflexion and inversion...
October 25, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062610/the-benefits-of-tai-chi-and-brisk-walking-for-cognitive-function-and-fitness-in-older-adults
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Zhiguang Ji, Anmin Li, Tian Feng, Xiaolei Liu, Yihong You, Fanying Meng, Ruoqing Wang, Jialing Lu, Chunhua Zhang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the benefits of exercises with different cognitive demands for cognitive functions (Executive and non-Executive) in healthy older adults. A cross-sectional design was adopted. In total, 84 healthy older adults were enrolled in the study. They were categorized into the Tai Chi group (TG), the brisk walking group (BG) or the control group (CG). Each participant performed the Stroop task and a digit comparison task. The Stroop task included the following three conditions: a naming condition, an inhibition condition and an executive condition...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056203/woman-with-swelling-of-the-left-breast
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Yu-Lin Tai, Nan-Chang Chiu, Hsin Chi, Till T Bachmann, Fu-Yuan Huang, Chien-Yu Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046247/optimal-usage-of-radium-223-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Tai-Lung Cha, Tony Tong-Lin Wu, Nicholas John Vogelzang, Chao-Yuan Huang, Shu-Pin Huang, Chia-Chi Lin, Yen-Chuan Ou, See-Tong Pang, Daniel Heung-Yuan Shen, Wen-Jeng Wu, Wayne Yen-Hwa Chang
Radium-223 is a first-in-class α-emitting radiopharmaceutical that targets bone metastases associated with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). In the pivotal phase III trial ALSYMPCA, radium-223 significantly increased overall survival (OS), compared with placebo (median 14.9 vs 11.3 months; hazard ratio 0.70; 95% CI 0.58-0.83; p < 0.001), in patients with mCRPC and symptomatic bone metastases-with a comparable safety profile. To optimize treatment outcomes, selection of appropriate patients is important...
November 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033318/an-alkynyl-fucose-halts-hepatoma-cell-migration-and-invasion-by-inhibiting-gdp-fucose-synthesizing-enzyme-fx-tsta3
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Yasuhiko Kizuka, Miyako Nakano, Yoshiki Yamaguchi, Kazuki Nakajima, Ritsuko Oka, Keiko Sato, Chien-Tai Ren, Tsui-Ling Hsu, Chi-Huey Wong, Naoyuki Taniguchi
Fucosylation is a glycan modification critically involved in cancer and inflammation. Although potent fucosylation inhibitors are useful for basic and clinical research, only a few inhibitors have been developed. Here, we focus on a fucose analog with an alkyne group, 6-alkynyl-fucose (6-Alk-Fuc), which is used widely as a detection probe for fucosylated glycans, but is also suggested for use as a fucosylation inhibitor. Our glycan analysis using lectin and mass spectrometry demonstrated that 6-Alk-Fuc is a potent and general inhibitor of cellular fucosylation, with much higher potency than the existing inhibitor, 2-fluoro-fucose (2-F-Fuc)...
September 19, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031992/assessing-the-utility-of-a-prognostication-model-to-predict-1-year-mortality-in-patients-receiving-radiation-therapy-for-spinal-metastases
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Diana D Shi, Yu-Hui Chen, Tai Chung Lam, Dana Leonard, Tracy Anne Balboni, Andrew Schoenfeld, Sonia Skamene, Daniel N Cagney, John H Chi, Charles H Cho, Mitchel Harris, Marco L Ferrone, Lauren M Hertan
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Predicting survival outcomes after radiation therapy alone for metastatic disease of the spine is a challenging task that is important to guiding treatment decisions (e.g., determining dose fractionation and intensity). The New England Spinal Metastasis Score (NESMS) was recently introduced and validated in independent cohorts as a tool to predict 1-year survival following surgery for spinal metastases. This metric is composed of 3 factors: pre-operative albumin, ambulatory status, and modified Bauer score, with the total score ranging from 0 to 3...
October 12, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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